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COVID-19 Updates

It is our utmost priority to keep everyone associated with Serving Seniors healthy and safe, while also ensuring that we meet the needs of our senior clients who need us now more than ever. We are working diligently to provide meals and critical services to as many seniors as possible for the weeks and months to come. 

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our community healthy and safe while supporting seniors and their critical needs during this time.

COVID-19 Vaccine

If you are 65 years and older, you are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Serving Seniors is unable to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, although this is subject to change.

To receive the vaccine:

  • Contact your primary healthcare provider
    • Please be advised that most major healthcare systems will contact you directly when you are eligible for the vaccine.
  • Telephone appointments: Call 2-1-1
    • Vaccines are available through the County of San Diego by appointment only. Call 2-1-1 for additional information.
  • Online appointments

To speak to a nurse from Serving Seniors, please call 619-487-0703 or 619-487-0635.

Although vaccines are in limited supply, please be assured that everyone will have a chance to receive the vaccine. Thank you for your patience.

Housing: Temporary Ban on Evictions

Residents unable to pay their full rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be evicted for that reason. Click the flyer below for more information.

Meals & Services

Due to state mandates and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Serving Seniors' congregate dining sites have been temporarily closed and group activities suspended. We rapidly transitioned to home delivered meals for all clients to continue meeting the needs of the thousands of low-income and homeless seniors who rely on meals as a primary source of nutrition to survive. Since the mandate for seniors to self-quarantine, our organization has expanded our home delivered meals to 200,000 meals per month. Thanks to our dedicated staff and an outpouring of community support, we pivoted on a dime to accommodate this unprecedented number of meal sign-ups, which has put us at capacity for accepting new senior clients at this time.

To support the large number of homeless seniors who visit the our Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, we are offering pre-packaged to-go meals daily for seniors to pick-up at the center.

Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
1525 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Breakfast pick-up, Mon-Sat: 7-8 a.m.
Lunch pick-up, daily: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Note: No breakfast pick-up on Sundays.

For additional resources for older adults, please contact Aging & Independence Services at 1-800-339-4661.

Ways to Help

DONATE  to provide meals and support services to seniors throughout the pandemic

VOLUNTEER  with our crisis response efforts. 

WISH LIST  is our list of essential items needed to provide additional support to seniors during this pandemic. With supply shortages and financial uncertainties, these items are needed now more than ever.

REOPENING PLANS When looking at the year ahead, Serving Seniors is hopeful to reopen the doors of our flagship location, the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center and various congregate dining sites in 2021. The Serving Seniors leadership team is currently preparing in-depth reopening plans with the safety and health of our clients, staff and volunteers as our utmost priority.

Additional Resources

  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation
  • CCDC
  • The California Wellness Foundation
    The California Wellness Foundation
  • Darlene Shiley
  • FHL Bank of San Francisco
  • Gary and Mary West Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Las Patronas logo
  • Price Philanthropies
  • Qualcomm
  • rotary sddb
  • Sempra
  • S. Mark Taper Foundation
  • Trio Community Meals
  • Wells Fargo Foundation