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Nonprofit recognized as a Top Workplaces award winner by The San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO, CA. – Serving Seniors, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income seniors throughout San Diego, was awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor in the annual employee-based survey project from The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Founded in 1970, Serving Seniors has been at the forefront of senior issues in San Diego for nearly 50 years. From senior advocacy and mental health programming to housing and nutritional meal services, the organization has created a nationally recognized, innovative model of comprehensive services for seniors in need.
“It’s a great honor to have been named one of the best places to work in San Diego by The San Diego Union-Tribune,” said Paul Downey, Serving Seniors’ president and CEO. “From our welcoming receptionist and dedicated food delivery drivers to our registered dieticians and leadership team, our employees are essential in carrying out our mission of supporting low-income adults in our community.”
Winners of the recognition are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”
For more information about Serving Seniors, or to see a full list of programs and services provided, please visit www.ServingSeniors.org or follow along on Facebook @ServingSeniorsSD, Instagram @servingseniorssd and Twitter @ServingSeniors.
About Serving Seniors
Founded in 1970, Serving Seniors is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California, dedicated to serving low-income adults aged 60 and over. A leader in senior advocacy and programming, Serving Seniors has created an innovative model of comprehensive services including nutrition meals, housing, health and social services and lifelong learning opportunities to hundreds of seniors in need. It is the largest provider of meals to seniors in the county, and one of the only organizations in the nation providing such a robust range of services to vulnerable, at-risk older adults.
Serving Seniors President and CEO Paul Downey has been instrumental in the organization’s growth over the past 24 years. Since being appointed the role in 1995, Downey has guided the nonprofit’s innovative efforts to provide supportive services focused on keeping low-income seniors healthy and independent. Under Downey’s leadership, Serving Seniors has grown to provide more than 640,000 nutritious meals and coordinated services to 5,000 older adults each year. Follow Serving Seniors on Facebook @ServingSeniorsSD, Instagram @servingseniorssd and Twitter @ServingSeniors.
About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.