Bob Kelly talks to CBS 8 with tips on how San Diego seniors age 65 and older can get appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for seniors to connect with loved ones, go to work, and volunteer in their communities. As Bob Kelly argues in this op-ed, the loss of seniors in the public sphere has come at a tremendous cost to the San Diego region.
CBS 8’s LaMonica Peters reports on SDSCF’s No Senior Alone initiative and how it’s helping socially isolated seniors endure the long COVID-19 winter.
Weeks after launching the $1 million No Senior Alone initiative, SDSCF announced our first round of grant awards. Board member Derek Quackenbush talked to KUSI about the work our grantees are doing.
New research confirms that the increase in isolation during COVID-19 amounts to its own public health crisis. According to a survey by the AARP Foundation and United Health Foundation, two-thirds of U.S. adults report experiencing social isolation since the pandemic began.
News Report: Local Nonprofit Launches $1 Million Philanthropy Initiative to Support Isolated Seniors
Money from the No Senior Alone initiative will be distributed to senior-serving nonprofits around San Diego County to support their work helping vulnerable seniors stay connected to loved ones and bridge the digital divide.
On Wednesday, SDSCF announced a $1 million campaign to support isolated seniors across San Diego County during COVID-19. KUSI’s Jason Austell reported live from the scene. Watch his interview with SDSCF board member Pam Smith and Abigail Sahm of the Sahm Family Foundation.
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 its historic $1 million No Senior Alone initiative to end social isolation for vulnerable seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with the Sahm Family Foundation, SDSCF is making COVID-19 response grants to senior centers and service providers to expand programs and pilot new ways to mitigate the harmful effects of social isolation.
Just as cynicism and pessimism threaten to overwhelm us in the face of a global health crisis, a story surfaces and serves as a reminder that no matter how dire a situation is, people possess a boundless capacity for kindness, selflessness and empathy.