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New CEO to usher in more funding for San Diego Seniors Community Foundation

We had our own Rich Israel, President & CEO of the San Diego Seniors Community ...

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation welcomes new CEO

Rich Israel will lead nonprofit as it strives to address needs of the region’s growing ...

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation commendations from Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Monica Montgomery-Steppe

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation received commendations from San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and ...

California Master Plan for Aging: Updating Year One

  In 2021, California made historic changes in its aging and disability network, dramatically improving ...

Del Mar Community Connections hosts Holiday Party

DEC. 27, 2021 8:53 AM PT Del Mar Community Connections held its annual Holiday Party Dec. ...

Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022 – Looking Ahead

We are ending the year 2021 on a high note with our No Senior Alone ...

Ways to Volunteer with Seniors

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back. San Diego ...

Donor-Advised Fund vs. Private Foundation – How do I Choose?

Choosing the right vehicle for your charitable goals starts with defining your needs and what’s ...
Villa Musica's Music on the Move van

Villa Musica Brings Music on the Move Program to San Diego Seniors

Funded by a grant from the No Senior Alone initiative, Villa Musica will share the ...
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Social Determinants of Health and Their Impact on Seniors

Social determinants of health are non-medical factors that influence health outcomes, including nutrition, environment, education, ...
Laura and Lisa from the Peninsula Shepherd Center

Connections Through Technology Program Bridges the Digital Divide for Seniors in Point Loma and OB

Meet Carol, Jerry, and Laura – Peninsula Shepherd Center members who received one-on-one technology training through ...
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Donated Real Estate – A Legacy Opportunity

As society anticipates the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history, the option to make ...
An older woman sits at her kitchen table with a cup of tea and her phone

LGBT Center Receives $50K Grant to Support Isolated Seniors

A grant to the San Diego LGBT Center will fund community outreach and digital support ...
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Why Invest in Seniors

By the year 2030, 1 in 4 San Diegans will be age 60 or older. ...
Seniors in the Challenge Center's Balance & Conditioning class

Challenge Center Fosters Improved Mobility, Health for Seniors

The Challenge Center is helping older people regain their balance and strength after months isolated ...
Bob Kelly

Social Impact Heroes: How Bob Kelly Is Helping To Change Our World

SDSCF President & CEO Bob Kelly spoke to Authority Magazine about leadership and the lessons ...
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Philanthropy 101: Why Would I Want a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund offers many benefits to donors who wish to lock-in a tax deduction ...
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Peninsula Shepherd Center Programs Helping Seniors Stay Connected

Through a new program called Connections Through Technology, the Peninsula Shepherd Center is providing tablets ...
Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets to help them stay connected during COVID-19

Grant Program Helps Isolated Seniors During Pandemic

Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets funded by a No Senior ...
an older woman in her car makes a heart symbol with her hands at a drive-thru event at the Fallbrook senior center in North County

Foundation Gives $48,000 in Grants to Senior Centers in North County

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation gave $226,794 to senior centers around the county last year, ...
Joe Gavin speaks to KUSI's Good Evening San Diego

Social Isolation Tied to Senior Homelessness in San Diego

Isolation and the lack of a support network are contributing factors that lead some older ...
An older person uses an exercise machine during the balance and conditioning class at the Challenge Center

The Challenge Center Connects Seniors Through Movement

Seniors with disabilities and limited mobility were thrilled to return to exercise classes at the ...
A healthcare worker helps an older person use a walker

Long-Term Services and Supports: Making the Grade

The Long-Term Services and Supports scorecard evaluates states' LTSS systems and ranks how well they're ...
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SDSCF Lauds the Release of the California Master Plan for Aging

We express our gratitude to Governor Gavin Newsom and all the Master Plan for Aging ...
LaMonica Peters stands in front of the Norman Park Senior Center in Chula Vista

Video: No Senior Alone Initiative Supports Isolated Seniors as Pandemic Wears On

CBS 8's LaMonica Peters reports on SDSCF's No Senior Alone initiative and how it's helping ...
Joe Gavin appears on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego program with Jason Austell

Video: No Senior Alone Initiative Ends Year on a High Note

Joe Gavin spoke to KUSI about the latest round of grants from SDSCF's No Senior ...
Volunteers from the Sheriff's YANA program deliver holiday gifts to isolated seniors

Sheriff’s YANA Program Delivers Holiday Gifts to Seniors

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department delivered holiday cheer to isolated seniors thanks to a ...
SDSCF's Joe Gavin holds holiday gifts to be delivered to residents of Serving Seniors' Potiker Family Senior Residence

CBS 8 Viewers Send Holiday Greetings to Isolated Seniors

A collaboration between CBS 8, San Diego Seniors Community Foundation and Serving Seniors brought holiday ...
a volunteer hands a bag of goodies to a senior center client at the Ramona Senior Center's drive-thru Christmas party

Ramona Senior Center Makes Merry With a Drive-Through Christmas Party

A grant from San Diego Seniors Community Foundation allowed the Ramona Senior Center to bring ...
A volunteer prepares to hand out poinsettias at Ramona Senior Center's drive-thru holiday party

We’re Making a List (and Checking it Twice) of Holiday Mini-Grants

SDSCF provided more than $31,000 in grants to 12 different senior centers to bring holiday ...
Neighborhood House Association Senior Center staff and volunteers bring holiday cheer to local seniors

Neighborhood House Senior Center Helps Older Adults Bridge the Digital Divide

Two SDSCF grants will help isolated seniors at the Neighborhood House Association Senior Center access ...
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Philanthropy 101: Estate Planning During the Pandemic

Practical advice to guide you in planning when and how to give money to the ...
CBS 8 news anchors introduce the "Going it Alone" series exploring the social isolation epidemic among seniors

Going it Alone: Seniors Isolated During the Holidays

Social isolation among seniors has reached epidemic levels during COVID-19. CBS 8 explores the impacts ...
Luis Monge is a loving grandfather, a member of the CA Senior Legislature, and an advocate for local seniors.

Meet Luis Monge: San Diego Senior Advocate

Luis Monge is a loving grandfather, a member of the CA Senior Legislature, and an ...
San Diego Senior Center Coalition participants on Zoom

Senior Center Coalition Inspires Creativity and Collaboration to Benefit Older San Diegans

The San Diego Senior Center Coalition brings together senior center directors from around the county ...
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San Diego Workforce Partnership Program Connects Older Workers With Opportunities

San Diego Workforce Partnership's Aging Workforce Program offers skill-building workshops and paid 150-hour "returnships" to ...
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An Epidemic of Loneliness: New Data Shows the Toll of Social Isolation on Seniors

New research confirms that the increase in isolation during COVID-19 amounts to its own public ...
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An End to Social Isolation: SDSCF Announces COVID-19 Response Grants

In partnership with the Sahm Family Foundation, SDSCF is making COVID-19 response grants to senior ...
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Philanthropy 101: Endowments – A Key to Sustainability

In this installment of our Philanthropy 101 series, we explore how nonprofit organizations can achieve ...
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The Payroll Tax Holiday and Social Security: What You Need to Know

While a temporary payroll tax holiday may offer relief to some, a permanent cut could ...
Together We Engage - California Master Plan for Aging

A Path Forward for Older People in California: Inside the Master Plan for Aging

As a stakeholder in the development of a more expansive and dynamic network of supports ...
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PODCAST: Talking About the U.S. Census With Southern Caregiver Resource Center

SDSCF Chief Programs and Community Engagement Officer Joe Gavin dropped in on the "Let's Talk ...
Loading bags of food and supplies in a truck for Navajo Hopi COVID-19 relief efforts

The Role of Philanthropy in a Global Crisis

Just as cynicism and pessimism threaten to overwhelm us in the face of a global ...
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Helping Senior Centers Come Back From the COVID-19 Crisis

At a time when more seniors than ever are socially isolated and cut off from ...
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Resources for Isolated Seniors to Stay Healthy and Engaged at Home

More seniors than ever are isolated at home in the era of coronavirus. An abundance ...
Joe Gavin speaks to KUSI News

News Report: How San Diegans Can Help Seniors Impacted by Coronavirus

Joe Gavin spoke to KUSI News about the new normal for local seniors in the ...
senior center of the future

The Senior Center of the Future

The senior center of the future will be a central hub for a community's senior ...
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Philanthropy 101: What Is a Community Foundation?

What is a community foundation and how is it different from other foundations? Learn how ...
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Step Up and Be Counted: Why the Census Matters for Seniors

For every person who isn’t counted in the 2020 Census, California will lose between $1,000-$2,000 ...
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A Local Response to the Scourge of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a growing public health concern that will touch 1 in 10 American ...
Bob Kelly interviewed by KUSI at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

News Report: San Diego Lags Behind in Providing Resources for Senior Centers

KUSI News reported this week on San Diego Seniors Community Foundation's recent senior center assessment, ...
Ted Chan on KSDY's 50 en 50 program

News Report: New Foundation Focused on Health and Wellbeing of Seniors

Dr. Ted Chan, SDSCF board chairman, appeared on KSDY’s 50 en 50 program to discuss ...

News Report: San Diego Not Ready for Senior Population Boom

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation president and CEO Bob Kelly spoke to KOGO radio last ...

News Report: Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

San Diego Magazine reported this week on the plight of seniors in San Diego, and ...

News Report: Recent Report Gives Assessment of Senior Centers in San Diego

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation president and CEO Bob Kelly appeared on KUSI this week ...

Radio: Community Spotlight on the State of San Diego Senior Centers

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation stopped by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Community Spotlight show last ...

News Report: ‘Gray Wave’ May Overwhelm San Diego Senior Centers

The Times of San Diego reported this week on San Diego Seniors Community Foundation's assessment ...

Radio: Talking Senior Centers on Living Better in San Diego

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation President and CEO Bob Kelly appeared with Chief Programs & ...

Press Release: SDSCF Announces Results of Inaugural San Diego Senior Centers Assessment

Report identifies challenges and opportunities to improve San Diego senior centers to serve a modern ...

Op-Ed: In the Future, Robots Will Supplement Our Caregiver Workforce

In an op-ed for San Diego Magazine, SDSCF Founder, CEO & President Bob Kelly answers ...
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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Mobilize in Support of LGBTQ Seniors

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are twice as likely to age alone and four ...

Press Release: Community Foundation Completes Assessment of Borrego Senior Center

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation today released its assessment of the Borrego Springs Senior ...

Coming of Age Film Festival Celebrates Seniors on the Silver Screen

MOPA's Coming of Age Film Festival offers a humanistic portrait of aging in America and ...
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San Diego Joins the Age-Friendly Communities Club

The City of San Diego joins Chula Vista, La Mesa, and San Diego County as ...

West Grant Funds New Emergency Room for Seniors at UCSD

The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health exemplifies ...
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Planning to retire at 65? Think again.

Ethics-based investigative journalism site ProPublica paints a grim portrait of life in the American workforce ...
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Does the future of senior living lie in Margaritaville?

'New York Times Magazine' explores a new Jimmy Buffett-branded retirement community in Florida, which prompts ...
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‘Things are going to be dramatically changing’

A recent Los Angeles Times article on the “graying of California" explains the impending senior ...

A looming crisis for seniors…the coming wave.

While the senior population is growing exponentially, costs are rising and a significant number of ...

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