San Diego Master Plan for Senior Centers

Building a Stronger Network of Senior Centers

Every Community Deserves a Modern Senior Center

We have begun a revolutionary campaign to raise $150 million over the next 10 years.

Why Now?

Our systems lack the infrastructure needed to support the influx of older adults.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every senior in San Diego has a place to turn to and trust. With the creation of the San Diego Senior Center Master Plan, we are taking a bold step towards creating a new sophisticated network of innovative senior centers that will serve as a hub of activity and support for seniors in the community.

We invite you to take a look at the Master Plan and see for yourself the exciting possibilities for the future of senior care in San Diego. This is a plan for the community, by the community, and we need your help to make it a reality.

Whether you are a senior yourself, a family member, a concerned citizen, or a philanthropist, there is a role for you in bringing this vision to life.

By donating to the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s Senior Center Master Plan you can help to ensure that our senior population has access to the resources, support, and community they need to live their best lives.

So join us today, and help to make a difference in the lives of seniors in San Diego.


Read the Master Plan, rally your own community, and give generously to help implement the Master Plan in your neighborhood. Together, we can create a brighter future for our seniors.

Benefits of Sophisticated Senior Centers

A Network of Sophisticated Senior Centers 

Senior Centers have the potential to enrich the aging experience and serve as the hub for older adults to support the challenges that come with aging. A dynamic community-based senior center can become the trusted source for all things related to aging to allow every older adult within their communities to thrive. 
Accessibility for all | Robust Socialization | Capacity Building Endeavors | Caretaking | Physical Healthcare | Behavioral Healthcare | Community Engagement | Creative Enrichment | Technological Enrichment |
Currently, San Diego County has 28 senior centers in communities from San Ysidro to Oceanside and Coronado to Borrego Springs. Yet, existing senior centers serve only about 8% of the region’s total senior population – and many of these centers are underfunded, understaffed, and lack sufficient programming. 
In response to The California Master Plan for Aging and The County of San Diego Aging Roadmap, we wrote the Master Plan for Senior Centers for San Diego which can be duplicated throughout California and the rest of the country.
With the implementation of the Master Plan, we will modernize current senior centers, and build centers where needed: allowing accessibility to all. Will you help us raise $150M to ensure every community in San Diego had a modernized senior center that they can turn to and trust?
Donate or engage with us and tell us in which neighborhood you want to see a new or modernized senior center.

A Solution

The comprehensive Master Plan for Senior Centers outlines specific initial improvements needed in each city and community of San Diego County to serve local seniors. In total, the plan identifies $150 million of upgrades and new building costs.
We Need Your Help

How Can You Help?

  • Contact San Diego Seniors Community Foundation if you would like a new or improved senior center in your community.
  • Contact your mayor, city councilmembers and county supervisors to encourage policies, plans and investments in your neighborhood that support modernizing and building capacity for local senior centers.
  • Share this Master Plan summary with elected officials, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
  • Get involved in community efforts to build new and modernize older senior centers.
  • Have an older adult neighbor or relative? Take a few moments to check in with them.
  • Support senior center-based projects by giving to the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation. We support a variety of working partnerships with local governments, nonprofit groups, and businesses to improve access to and enhance the amenities provided to all communities.

Will you help us raise $150M to ensure that every community in San Diego has a modernized senior center that they can turn to and trust? 

Donate or engage with us and tell us which neighborhood would benefit from a new or modernized senior center.