San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Donates $ 85,000 For Vacation Programs Helping Seniors


The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation this year awarded $ 85,000 in grants to 26 area nonprofits to fund vacation programs through its No Senior Alone program.

This year’s grants have helped approximately 4,000 San Diego County seniors with in-person and drive-thru holiday parties, meals, gift bags, poinsettias, and tech devices to connect them with. their relatives.

The grants ranged from $ 1,500 to $ 5,000.

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation President and CEO Rich Israel, ElderHelp Philanthropy Director Gretchen Veihl and Foundation Program and Community Engagement Manager Joe Gavin, far right, celebrate the ElderHelp’s 22nd Annual Holiday Angels Event. The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s No Senior Alone Vacation Grants provided 350 gift cards with poinsettias for seniors in the county. For some clients, this is the only visit and gift they will receive during the holiday season, according to the Foundation.

(Courtesy of Jen DeMik and ElderHelp.)

Here are some of the recipients and programs funded by No Senior Alone Grants:

Bayside Community Center (Linda Vista) Holiday meals and gift baskets for 40 seniors.

Familiar Casa Celebrations for 250 seniors at four senior apartment complexes in South Bay / San Ysidro.

Chicano Federation Driving holiday celebration where 90 seniors and others receive groceries, gift cards and blankets.

City of San Diego De La Cruz Park Center Holiday Celebrations and Operation Joy to relieve the isolation of 200 seniors at Balboa Park Senior Lounge, including hot chocolate, ornamental decorations, cookies and holiday baskets.

Relations with the community of Del Mar A Christmas party with cookie exchange and live entertainment for 100 seniors, as well as handmade plant arrangements and Christmas stockings delivered to 60 homebound seniors with help from the Del Mar Garden Club.

ElderHelp – Holiday Angels awareness campaign, with volunteer “angels” delivering holiday plants, handwritten cards and gift cards to 400 elderly people (fundraising aid).

Encinitas Elderly Center Holiday celebration for 40 participants of the centre’s daily meal program, including handwritten greeting cards from local Girl Scouts.

Escondido Elderly Center A catered festive meal for socially isolated seniors and a decoration party for 300 seniors.

Fallbrook Seniors Center Holiday Gift Baskets for 60 elderly people confined to the house and Christmas movie in Spanish at the local cinema.

Feed San Diego – Holiday Hugs care package program for 400 isolated seniors, with hot chocolate, candy canes and cards.

Elderly Care Foundation – Adopt a program of gift boxes for seniors, with personalized wreaths and greeting cards delivered to 85 isolated people.

Foundation for the well-being of seniors – The Senior Trees of Joy program, offering artificial tabletop Christmas trees decorated to 50 seniors.

Fourth District Seniors Resource Center (Southeast San Diego) – A holiday gala for 150 seniors.

Imperial Beach Seniors Center Holiday gift sets for 100 lonely seniors, including healthy snacks, handwritten cards and a mini tree.

Interfaith community services – Adopt a Family Vacation program for 50 isolated seniors to receive gift bags and gift cards.

La Jolla Community Center – Holiday Cheer and Meal Delivery program for 100 isolated seniors, offering 50 Thanksgiving meals and 50 Holiday meals, as well as an in-person holiday celebration for 125 seniors.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus – Intergenerational Hanukkah celebration and gift bags for 130 seniors. JCC preschoolers sing holiday songs and 100 elderly people receive care bags containing traditional Hanukkah items.

Neighborhood house Center for the elderly – 60 isolated seniors receive an item from their holiday wishlist.

Oceanside Country Club Seniors Center – Intergenerational holiday party for 100 seniors with performances by local school choirs, refreshments and a craft project.

Shepherd Peninsula Center (Point Loma) Holiday porch tours and gift bag delivery by volunteers for 80 isolated seniors in the Point Loma and Ocean Beach area.

Ramona Elderly Center – Holiday celebration for clients of the center and delivery of gift bags to approximately 150 participants in the meal service for the elderly at home program.

Rancho Bernardo Seniors Center New Year’s Eve celebration for seniors including holiday meals, shows and a gift bag with a holiday plant, plus door-to-door deliveries, benefiting 100 seniors.

San Marcos Elderly Center Gift baskets for 100 seniors attending the centre’s Holiday gala dinner.

Serving seniors – Party gift bags for 350 seniors at a holiday event, with hot chocolate, Christmas carols and crafts.

Southern Natural Caregiver Resource Center A Driving holiday celebration for 100-200 elderly caregivers and caregivers, including seamless blankets, handmade cards and winter teas.

Vista Seniors Center – Holiday Spirit Week and Winter Solstice Party for 125 seniors, including Bingo, Crazy Hats Day, Stuffed Sock Giveaways, and White Elephant Gift Exchange.

The nonprofit San Diego Seniors Community Foundation was established in 2017 to improve the quality of life for seniors in San Diego County.

The grants are funded through the Foundation’s No Senior Alone Matchmaking Vacation Challenge, an ongoing fundraising campaign.

The corresponding campaign is anchored by a Subsidy of $ 50,000 from the Sahm Family Foundation until December 31st.

Visit sdscf.org/givingtuesday.


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