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Ted Chan, Bob Kelly, and Abigail Sahm stand next to a banner for the $1 Million No Senior Alone campaign

Press Release: San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Seniors Impacted by COVID-19

At a press conference outside the Norman Park Senior Center in Chula Vista, SDSCF announced ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Panel participants (l-r) Joe Gavin, Melinda Forstey, Simonne Ruff, and Rebecca Louie

San Diego’s Senior Homelessness Crisis and the Role of Affordable Housing

SDSCF convened a panel of local experts at Voice of San Diego's Politifest Housing & ...
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, ...
Carl Russell, 72, and Victor Quslan, 62, relax in the community room at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

News Report: County Senior Centers Lack Resources to Support Growing Elder Population

The Union-Tribune reported on San Diego Seniors Community Foundation's inaugural senior center assessment this week, ...
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 ...
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