Photo Friday: My Meal Matters for Viv

March 16, 2012

senior woman

Viv, 60 years old, poses for a picture. She is just one of many seniors volunteering to share why meals served at congregate meal sites matter. It’s all part of Seniors First San Diego’s advocacy work to illustrate the importance and impact nutrition programs make in the lives of the millions of seniors who participate. Find out more>>>

Truth In Advocacy

October 26, 2011

Last summer, Seniors First San Diego advocates made their voices heard by championing the importance of AB 138 which requires the use of the Elder Index, rather than the antiquated Federal Poverty Level, in planning by local Area Agencies on Aging.

Advocates flooded the office of Senator Christine Kehoe with more than 250 letters of support. Kudos to Senator Kehoe for reading the letters and supporting the bill.

Last Sunday Governor Brown signed into law Assembly bill 138 the Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011.  It is a critical first step in making policy decisions for seniors based on real data rather than methodology that grossly understates income adequacy to meet basic needs.

This is a major victory for seniors throughout the State of California and the first big legislative success for Senior Community Center’s Seniors First San Diego™ campaign.

During this campaign, we learned a few things along the way. Foremost, we learned of the commitment that is required to see an idea transformed into policy. Issues are not resolved, nor policy created in a single act. It is a long road filled with many obstacles. So, Seniors First San Diego has adopted an acronym, V.E.R.A. which is rooted from Latin for truth, to remind us what is needed in our efforts to ensure that we stay true to our commitment to San Diego seniors. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend Wrap Up

October 3, 2011

I don’t know about you, but this weekend flew by too quickly. Here are few things I want to share with everyone. If you didn’t read the Sunday U-T, they published an op-ed that I wrote about ageism. Read the entire article “Even as a Joke Ageism Isn’t Funny“.todd gloria, paul downey and civic engagement seniors

Seniors First Day in San Diego

Councilman Todd Gloria stopped by to serve seniors and proclaim September 29th, Seniors First Day. During his visit he posted with our civic engagement members and volunteered to serve seniors. Many thanks to Todd and his staff for all they do in our community. Join Seniors First San Diego today!

Food From the Heart

Giving to a good cause, and doing it as a family, is a chance for you and your loved ones, friends and colleagues to reflect on your core values and positively impact your community. Make a difference today and help feed low-income seniors. By becoming a Family of the Day, you will fulfill an important need – providing seniors with nutritious meals. Find out more about Food From the Heart Read the rest of this entry »

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