Senior Community Centers’ Seniors First San Diego Hosts the First-Ever San Diego Mayor Candidate Forum Addressing Critical Senior Issues

April 26, 2012

On Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center, we invite you to join us as we ask San Diego mayoral candidates their views on how they plan to shape legislation to keep up with exponentially growing senior population in our region.

George Chamberlin, executive editor of The Daily Transcript will moderate, and all four candidates, Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner and Nathan Fletcher, have confirmed their attendance. The event is sponsored by The Daily Transcript and PRIME/San Diego Seniors. Seating is very limited, so please reserve your seat in advance by clicking here or calling (619) 487-0743.


At the Seniors First San Diego Mayoral Candidate Forum, candidates will be presented with key topics and concerns facing seniors:

  • Transportation
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Nutrition
  • Affordable Housing
  • Employment Gap

While most of our questions for the mayoral forum will be predetermined, we have left one question open for the public to contribute. Please submit your specific question for consideration by Tuesday, May 1 to Christina Griffith at

If you are unable to attend the event, please tune into Twitter and follow @servingseniors and @seniorsfirstsd with the hashtag #SCCMayor to find out the juicy details live from the podium.

We look forward to sharing valuable information with you to help you determine your vote for the next mayor of San Diego.

See you there!

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

April 3, 2012

Senior Community Centers is delighted to congratulate Lora Connolly on her appointment by Governor Brown as the director of the California Department of Aging (CDA).   Her long-standing commitment to improving the lives of California seniors and her extensive experience on aging policy make her an outstanding choice during this critical time in the State’s history.

From the Office of the Governor:

Lora Connolly, 59, of Elk Grove, has been appointed director of the California Department of Aging (CDA). Connolly has been chief deputy director at CDA since 2002 and also served as acting director from 2004 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2012. Connolly was assistant secretary of aging and long term care at the California Health and Human Services Agency from 2000 to 2002 and chief of the Office of Long Term Care at the California Department of Health Care Services from 1997 to 2000. She worked at the Department of Health Care Services from 1993 to 1997 in multiple positions, including communications coordinator. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $129,796. Connolly is a Democrat. Read more of Governor Brown’s Appointments>>

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