San Diego Seniors Community Foundation

Newsletter  //  November 2020

Dear Friend,

Last week, SDSCF announced the first round of grant awards from our No Senior Alone initiative to combat social isolation during COVID-19. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners, we gave $195,209 to nine local organizations supporting vulnerable seniors in San Diego County.

The organizations we are funding take unique approaches to reduce isolation – many are enabled by technology, while others support seniors offline through more traditional means like music and exercise. It’s a diverse collection of programs that will improve the lives of older people across the county – from Oceanside to City Heights – and we are so proud to see it come to life.

This week as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we could not be more thankful for the hard-working people who are keeping seniors engaged and connected this holiday season. Caregivers, senior centers, healthcare workers, volunteers, friends, family members, and so many others play a role in supporting our aging neighbors. We hope you will also do what you can to ensure that no senior is alone at the holidays.

If you’d like to support our efforts, please make a contribution to the No Senior Alone campaign. Thanks to the generosity of the Sahm Family Foundation, all gifts will be matched! 

Gratefully yours,
 

Ted Chan
Board Chairman
 

Bob Kelly
President & CEO

Spotlight

SDSCF board member Derek Quackenbush talks to KUSI about was to reduce social isolation

GRANTMAKING

SDSCF Announces First Grants From $1 Million No Senior Alone Initiative

Only weeks after launching the No Senior Alone campaign to combat social isolation, SDSCF announced our first round of grant awards. Board member Derek Quackenbush talked to KUSI about the work our grantees are doing.

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Participants in the recent San Diego Senior Center Coalition meeting

WORKING TOGETHER

Senior Center Coalition Inspires Creativity and Collaboration

The San Diego Senior Center Coalition brings together senior center directors from around the county to discuss ideas, make new connections, and share success stories.

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San Diego Workforce Partnership Connects Older Workers With Opportunities

San Diego Workforce Partnership's Aging Workforce Program offers skill-building workshops and paid 150-hour "returnships" to seniors who are looking for work.

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an older woman stands at a window, looking out and waving

An Epidemic of Loneliness: New Data Shows the Toll of Social Isolation on Seniors

New research from the AARP Foundation and United Health Foundation finds the increase in isolation during COVID-19 amounts to its own public health crisis.

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Donor Shout Out

Abigail Sahm
"This generation is one to be valued, protected, and not forgotten. The hard work and dedication of our great grandparents and grandparents has benefitted the generations that have followed."

Abigail Sahm
Sahm Family Foundation

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Giving Tuesday is next week! Remember isolated seniors this holiday season.

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