San Diego Master Plan for Senior Centers
We have begun a revolutionary campaign to raise $150 million over the next 10 years.
Our systems lack the infrastructure needed to support the influx of older adults.
By 2030, our region will be home to almost one million people over the age of 60. The dramatic increase of older adults in San Diego County is happening now, and we must take action to provide the resources and support they need.
The new wave of older adults marks a population that there is little support for in place. Older adults now face: having longer life spans, smaller family units and friend support networks, and wider ranges of challenges for housing, transportation, caregiving, health care and technology. Our systems are yet to have the infrastructure in place to support this massive influx of seniors.
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.
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.