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Mission & History


Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.


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 summer 2019, Serving Seniors opened its third supportive housing residence, Schmale Family Senior Residence in Ramona, California.

  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation
  • The San Diego Women's Foundation
    The San Diego Women's Foundation
  • CCDC
  • The California Wellness Foundation
    The California Wellness Foundation
  • Darlene Shiley
  • Gary and Mary West Foundation
  • Grossmont Healthcare District
    Grossmont Healthcare District
  • Price Philanthropies
  • Qualcomm
  • The San Diego Foundation
    The San Diego Foundation
  • Sempra
  • Trio Community Meals
  • Wells Fargo Foundation