The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation has given $85,000 in grants to 26 area nonprofits this year to fund holiday programs as part of its No Senior Alone program this year’s grants have helped roughly 4,000 senior citizens across San Diego County through in-person and drive-thru holiday parties, meals, gift bags, poinsettias and technology devices to connect them with loved ones.
Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets funded by a No Senior Alone grant to help them stay connected during COVID-19
San Diego Seniors Community Foundation gave $226,794 to senior centers around the county last year, with more than $48,000 to senior centers across North County.
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.
A grant from San Diego Seniors Community Foundation allowed the Ramona Senior Center to bring joy to its clients with a socially-distanced drive-thru Christmas party.
SDSCF selected nine grant beneficiaries to receive nearly $200,000 in combined funding for programs that help seniors stay healthy, engaged, and connected to their communities.
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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.
The Union-Tribune reported on San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s inaugural senior center assessment this week, interviewing President & CEO Bob Kelly on the role these centers play in supporting older adults’ wellbeing.