Picture of the Month: City Council President Todd Gloria Serves Lunch

August 30, 2013

Todd Gloria

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria and his team served lunch at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center this month. While seniors always feel honored to greet and chat with Mr. Gloria, Violet was especially excited about her special birthday experience!

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Want to serve lunch and put big smiles on our seniors’ faces? Visit www.servingseniors.org and find out How to Help!

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Picture of the Month: Independence Day Festivities at the West Wellness Center

July 31, 2013

July marked another eventful month at Senior Community Centers. We launched new senior classes, started a new fiscal year, welcomed new local businesses to our volunteer program, hosted the Civic Engagement White Elephant Summer Sale and made sure that San Diego’s seniors and volunteers have plenty of opportunities to be healthy and active participants in our vibrant community.

An annual favorite event is our Independence Day party which has been hosted by our long-term friend JR Raines for over 15 years. JR and fellow Union Bank employees served cake and punch while putting these huge smiles onto our diverse group of seniors’ faces.

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If you would like to host a party to join our dedicated team of volunteers, please visit our Volunteer Page for more information.


Lawyers Reach Out: Serving More Than Just Lunch

June 7, 2013

Delivering Food And Smiles to Local Seniors

Guest Blogger: Carra Lassman Rhamy, Senior Deputy County Counsel, San Diego County Counsel (carra.rhamy@sdcounty.ca.gov)

For me, few things these days rival the sense of accomplishment gained from winning a motion or trial – though the experience of serving a hot lunch to a grateful senior comes close. I have done a variety of volunteer work in my life, but this is the first time I did this event. I hope it is not my last.

20130319-_M3A6423Usually I work through my lunches or, if I’m lucky, I take a walk outside to get some exercise. But when the invitation came to volunteer by serving lunch to seniors, I thought I’d give it a try. I met up with a small group of judges and attorneys at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. We donned our plastic aprons and gloves, and were ready for our assignments. […]

As for the seniors we served, they were wonderful. When we were all assembled and introduced they applauded us before we even started. They were so gracious and thanked us each time we placed or removed a tray. I could tell that for many of them it was going to be the best meal of their day and maybe the only hot one. As I traversed the room doing my assignment I was impressed with the variety of ethnicities I observed and languages I heard. The years of experience I saw in their faces made me feel humble – a feeling that can be uncommon for an attorney. I was very proud to serve them.

It was a very meaningful experience because it brought me pleasure to be able to help someone in such a basic way. I highly recommend it-and not just because I got to see male judges wearing hairnets. It was extremely rewarding and invigorating. When I returned to my desk that afternoon I knew that, even if I had not finished a winning brief, I had accomplished something even more valuable that day.

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This story appeared in the May/June 2013 issue of San Diego Lawyer. It is posted with the permission of the San Diego County Bar Association. Photo Credit: Barry Carlton.

It is always a pleasure to read about the positive experiences that our volunteers create for themselves and for the seniors we serve at Senior Community CentersThank you, Ms. Rhamy, for volunteering and for sharing your thoughts about the event!



Photo Friday: Team Emerald

March 9, 2012

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Councilmember Emerald came by to visit the Wellness Center and volunteer to serve seniors. 365 days (366 this year) community groups and individuals, like Team Emerald come to volunteer during lunch to serve seniors. She jumped right in, serving two lunches and setting up for our next lunch.


Fran Robinson Family Gives “Food from the Heart”

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!


Project Homeless Connect

December 22, 2011

Project Homeless Connect is on January 11, 2012. I admire all the hard work and effort that goes into coordinating this one-day fair. Volunteers, organizations and the City of San Diego join together led by San Diego Housing Commission to provide much-needed assistance to those living on our streets. Melizza Esperanza, one of our case managers within the Transitional Housing Program, tells more.


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