December 30, 2011
On Sunday at 10 a.m., please tune into KUSI/channel 9 to catch me on the station’s public information show “San Diego People.” One of three local non-profits to take part in the program, I was fortunate to represent the senior community and discuss the need for the public’s support to help nourish our local seniors through nutrition, housing, health and well-being.
If you are interested in making a year-end donation to support San Diego’s low-income seniors, please contact (619) 487-0605 or donate online by clicking here .
Have a safe and happy New Year!
December 27, 2011
Today is the Fran Robinson Family of the Day at Senior Community Centers. Fran’s daughter Gail and son-in-law Jeffrey Donahue, want to honor their mother by making a $1,000 contribution to SCC and be the sponsors of the 1,800 meals that we served today. They chose December 27, as the Fran Robinson day because their lovely mother is in town and they all came down to serve meals to our seniors as a family.
“Her energy and zest for life have gone to teaching us all many things as a mother. She always encouraged us to look on the good side of things and persevere and instilled in all of us the importance of being charitable and always helping others.” says Gail.
Food from the Heart program at SCC was created to give families and groups of friends and colleagues, a way to express their philanthropy through the support of deserving San Diegans. We thank Fran and her lovely family for making a difference and adopting our cause as the Family of the Day. Today there are 1,800 more full stomachs and smiling faces. Thank you!
December 19, 2011
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Delayed
The big news from Friday is the announcement from Senator Sanders (I-VT) office that he’s delaying introducing Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act until 2012. He emphasizes the importance of Older Americans Act in his reasoning to delay because people are focused on the Fiscal Year 2012 spending bill and extension of the payroll tax holiday. Go to http://www.servingseniors.org/advocacy/key-issues/oaa-reauthorization/ to read the draft version.
Univision San Diego
SCC Vice President of Development, Brent Wakefield appeared on Univision Monday morning to share his “famous” recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup. What makes it more impressive? He hosted his holiday dinner gathering for about 60 people Saturday evening. To create Brent’s soup – click here >>> Tuscan Bean Soup or en Espanol – Sopa Toscana
During his visit he shared with viewers another way to feed people in need – “Food from the Heart” is our program where a family sponsors Senior Community Centers for a day. Understand Spanish? Or just want to see Brent partake in a side-career as a chef, watch the segment now.
Christmas Comes to Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
On Christmas, I plan to be at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center as I do most years. It is my extended family and I look forward to it. Yesterday, the seniors at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center kicked-off the week with their annual holiday party. There were raffle prizes and gifts given; as seniors enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies. Thank you to all who donated to make this little party a festive celebration.
On a Side Note
Christmas came early for many Chargers fans. Broncos and Raiders lose, Chargers beat up the Ravens to keep our hopes going for another week. Go Chargers!
December 16, 2011
Nancy and Lulu are two amazing ladies. They are active participants at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. They spend their afternoon volunteering with the nutrition program to prep for the next day. To join them email activities and volunteer manager, Tim.Ruis@servingseniors.org