Senior Community Centers
Mission: End senior poverty and hunger through innovative solutions.
Senior Community Centers of San Diego has serviced senior citizens living at or below the Federal poverty line since 1970. As of now, $11,170 a year is considered the poverty line. The average client’s income at the Senior Community Centers is approximately $800.00 per month. This amount falls beneath the yearly amount of $11, 170. Senior Community Centers of San Diego has developed programs that help seniors live on their own as long as possible to avoid having to move into a nursing home or other assisted living facility unless absolutely necessary. The Senior Community Centers strive to foster a sense of community among seniors, easing the isolation in which they live and promoting positive life choices that afford them the dignity they deserve. Their innovative programs are recognized at the state and national levels as models for the future of service delivery for this population.
Programs and services include:
- Balanced congregate and home-delivered meals.
- Nutrition and health education.
- Physical and mental health care services.
- Social service case management.
- Transitional and permanent affordable supportive housing.
- Activities and socialization opportunities.