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COVID-19 Updates

Serving Seniors Responds to Coronavirus

Up-to-date news regarding measures being taken by Serving Seniors to address the novel coronavirus pandemic. Be sure to check back regularly. 

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 to as many seniors as possible for the weeks and months to come. 

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 our Senior Nutrition Emergency Fund

 CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER  to support seniors

 VOLUNTEER  with our crisis response efforts. Please contact Elle Leidy, Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, (619) 487-0605 or elle.leidy@servingseniors.org.

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. If you would like to help, please set up a donation appointment with Tim Ruis, Director of Activities & Volunteers, at (619) 487-0727 or tim.ruis@servingseniors.org. 

Additional Resources

Resources for Self-Care

During this time of stress and uncertainty, we want to give you some tools to help you through and lighten the load. We are virtually sending you happiness, hugs, and laughter in a Virtual Care Package. Thank you to YOU and all community members, willing volunteers, and dedicated staff for supporting Serving Seniors. You are appreciated beyond words!

Open my Virtual Care Package