Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.


All seniors, regardless of income, are able to thrive, engage in their communities, lead purposeful lives, and have a place they call home.


Serving Seniors was established in 1970 under the umbrella of Catholic Charities as a nutrition site providing lunches to disadvantaged seniors. As Cedar Community Center, the organization earned its 501(c)(3) designation in 1973 and changed its name to Senior Community Centers in 1983. The organization opened its two affordable housing residences, Potiker Family Senior Residence and Potiker City Heights Residence, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. In 2010, the organization opened its flagship Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center, before rebranding as Serving Seniors in 2014. In the summer of 2019, Serving Seniors opened its third supportive housing residence, the Schmale Family Senior Residence in Ramona, California. Our fourth supportive housing residence, the Harris Family Senior Residence, opened in October 2022 in City Heights. In June 2023, the nonprofit broke ground on its fifth affordable housing complex in Clairemont, which will include a senior wellness center.

Core Values

Serving Seniors core values