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.

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.

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. 

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