Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

March 5, 2018 - Paul Downey

You and a guest are cordially invited to

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Reception at 5:30 p.m. • Program at 6:15 p.m.

Serving Seniors’ Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center
1525 Fourth Avenue • San Diego, CA 92101

Please join us for a special evening! Serving Seniors’ President & CEO, Paul Downey, will give an update on the organization’s accomplishments over the past year, a panel of experts will discuss the future of aging well and what that means for you, plus we’ll hear directly from one of our senior clients on how our services changed their life.

There is no cost to attend but seating is limited and reservations are required.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 16 to 619.487.0701 or kaia.hill@servingseniors.org

Experience of a Lifetime Gala Sponsorship

February 9, 2018 - Paul Downey

Our annual gala, Experience of a Lifetime, is quickly approaching! Experience of a Lifetime is a very special evening that includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, wine grab, live auction, entertainment and more. Guests enjoy a night of fun and festivities while helping support the programs and services of Serving Seniors.

We’re looking for gala sponsors! Do you know anyone who might be interested? We’d love to meet them!

Why consider a sponsorship? Show your friends and colleagues a memorable evening, share your brand with hundreds of well-connected, affluent San Diegans and support a meaningful mission.

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Luke Dumas, Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations at luke.dumas@servingseniors.org.

What Your Ticket Purchase or Sponsorship Supports

Proceeds from Experience of a Lifetime support lifesaving programs and services that low-income seniors in San Diego rely on. Serving Seniors proudly provides our programs and services to our clients free of charge. By attending or supporting this memorable gala, you’ll be providing meals, healthcare, supportive services, senior-friendly housing and much more for nearly 5,000 seniors right here in San Diego.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Invitation to Our Experience of a Lifetime Gala

February 2, 2018 - Paul Downey

Our annual gala, Experience of a Lifetime, is quickly approaching! Experience of a Lifetime is a very special evening that includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, wine grab, live auction, entertainment and more. Guests enjoy a night of fun and festivities while helping support the programs and services of Serving Seniors.

We hope you can join us for this special evening on Thursday, May 3 at the elegant Del Mar Country Club.

Proceeds from Experience of a Lifetime support lifesaving programs and services that low-income seniors in San Diego rely on. Serving Seniors proudly provides our programs and services to our clients free of charge. By attending or supporting this memorable gala, you’ll be providing meals, healthcare, supportive services, senior-friendly housing and much more for nearly 5,000 seniors right here in San Diego.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Honoring Our Veterans

November 14, 2017 - Paul Downey

On Friday, November 10, 2017, Serving Seniors held a very special Veterans Day celebration to honor our veterans and their spouses. We welcomed two Girl Scout troops, six active duty Navy representatives, a Navy Captain, five WWII veterans, dozens of veterans from the Vietnam, Korean and Gulf wars, some peace-time veterans, the Serving Seniors Singers and local media.

Special Guests

Girl Scout Troops 4344 and 4823 led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and thanked our veterans, then the Serving Seniors Singers performed “America the Beautiful.”

Paul Downey, President and CEO of Serving Seniors, and Captain Brien W. Dickson, Commanding Officer of Naval Base Point Loma, delivered remarks honoring and thanking our veterans. Mr. Downey shared a poignant first-hand experience of coincidentally meeting a WWII veteran at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial during his travels in France a few years ago.

We honored all the veterans present by playing the “Salute to the Services” and asking them to stand for applause during their service branch’s song. The veterans were also presented with hand-made thank-yous from the Girl Scouts, and certificates of appreciation from Serving Seniors.

“They Deserve Our Gratitude 365 Days a Year”

Paul Downey summed up the cause for celebration and suggested we honor our veterans by treating all people with dignity and respect:

“Nearly 25% of our clients at Serving Seniors are veterans. They are diverse in their backgrounds, cultures and walks of life, but they have at least one thing in common: they all answered the call to be part of something bigger than themselves, which transformed them from ordinary to extraordinary citizens.”

“Let us honor them today, and every day, by upholding the admirable American values they fought, and died, to defend: liberty, equality, individualism, diversity and unity. Let us honor their service by treating all people with dignity and respect, even when we disagree with them. Let us show our gratitude to our veterans by remembering, respecting and appreciating the bold ideals that this country was built on, that they defended, and treating each other accordingly.”

“As They Served Our Nation and All of Us, Let Us Now Serve Them”

When the formal program concluded the veterans and Captain Dickson came forward to cut the ceremonial cake, then the Navy representatives and Girl Scouts served lunch. There were smiles all around and it was a beautiful, meaningful event – thank you to everyone who came out to honor our veterans with us!

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We’d like to thank Balloon Guru for generously donating the balloons!

Local Elsevier Branch Supports Serving Seniors

October 14, 2017 - Paul Downey

succulent in yellow potOur friends at Elsevier San Diego held a baked goods and succulent sale this week and generously chose Serving Seniors as the beneficiary of funds raised! The succulents were beautiful and varied, and assembled by the Elsevier team, and the baked goods were tantalizing.

The fall-themed bazaar was held in the lobby of Elsevier’s building on B Street and open to everyone. Elsevier employees staffed the event and shared information about Serving Seniors.

Elsevier has supported Serving Seniors for many years: at least one Elsevier employee is a past board member, and the organization’s employees regularly volunteer at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, serving lunch to the seniors.

We’re deeply grateful for the time, energy, funds and smiles Elsevier has donated and look forward to many more years of partnership!

If you’d like to host your own event on behalf of Serving Seniors, please email shannon.fogg@servingseniors.org. To learn more about volunteering, visit this page.

 

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, and deliver better care.

“We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.”

 

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