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VIDEO: Older Americans Act Reauthorized (KUSI, March 2016)

Seniors Deserve More than Talking Points from Presidential Candidates (Times of San Diego, March 2016)

Note to Presidential Candidates: Seniors Deserve More than Talking Points (Lemon Grove Patch, March 2016)

Aging Successfully for all San Diego Seniors (L’Chaim San Diego Magazine, March 2016)

Seniors Grow Old Waiting for House to Act on Crucial Legislation (Times of San Diego, January 2016)

Feeling Fit Club: All Gain Means Less Pain (San Diego County News Center, January 2016)

Doing Good in San Diego: Serving Seniors (Times of San Diego, January 2016)

Let’s Give a  Cheer to ‘Encore Careers’ (Lemon Grove Patch, January 2016)

7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself After 50 with an ‘Encore Career’ (Times of San Diego, January 2016)


Tips on Choosing the Right Charity for a Holiday Donation (Ramona Sentinel, December 2015)

Tips on Choosing the Right Charity for a Holiday Donation (Poway News Chieftain, December 2015)

Seniors Savings Often Not Enough to Cover Health Care (U-T San Diego, November 2015)

Tips on Choosing the Right Charity for a Holiday Donation (Times of San Diego, November 2015)

Serving Seniors-The Hidden Hungry (KSON, October 2015)

Hidden Hungry: Not every senior in San Diego will have enough to eat today (CBS 8, October 2015)

Paul Downey Reappointed to California Commission on Aging (SD Metro-Daily Business Report, September 30, 2015)

Homeless Prevention Program Brings Hope and Empowerment (Live Well San Diego, September 2015)

Boomer Nation! Can San Diego’s health care infrastructure handle an upsurge in seniors? (San Diego Magazine, July 2015)

PRESS RELEASE: Fundraiser for Serving Seniors Raises Record-Setting $460,000 for Vulnerable San Diego Seniors (May 2015)

91-year-old graduates from SDSU (U-T San Diego, May 2015)

PRESS RELEASE: Statement Regarding Fire at Potiker Family Senior Residence (February, 2015)

Peggy Shannon: A Profile in Courage (Daily Transcript, January 2015)


Positive Health Impact of Feeding a Senior’s Plate (PRIME, October 2014)

Serving Seniors Asks San Diegans to ‘Fill A Plate’ (La Jolla Patch, October 2014)

Lesson About Dying Shapes Advocate for Seniors (PRIME, September 2014)

Serving Seniors Provides Extra Support (U-T San Diego, August 2014)

Why won’t Congress feed hungry seniors? (Daily Transcript, August 2014)

Paul Downey: Serving seniors in need (U-T San Diego, July 2014)

Commentary: We must be inclusive to LGBT seniors (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, July 2014)

VIDEO: Paul Downey & others share their thoughts on Speaker Atkins’ leadership (Assemby Access, June 2014)

VIDEO: Older American’s Month (CBS 8, May 2014)

VIDEO: Fundraiser for Senior Homelessness (KUSI, April 2014)

Derek Slevin: Shining a spotlight on the homeless (PRIME, April 2014)

Zooming in on the homeless (Poway News Chieftain, March 2014)

Older Americans Act due for reauthorizing (San Diego Daily Transcript, March 2014)

Business side of helping communities (PRIME, February 2014)

Nonprofit management learns from the business world (San Diego Daily Transcript, January 2014)


Mayoral vote will affect how SD economy supports seniors (San Diego Daily Transcript, December 2013)

Know how to select a charity and avoid scams (PRIME, December 2013)

Kick the tires (San Diego Downtown News, December 2013)

VIDEO: Interim Mayor Todd Gloria encourages community to support Meals Program (CBS 8, December 2013)

VIDEO: Evite ser estafado al donar esta navidad (UNIVISION, December 2013)

VIDEO: Giving Tuesday (San Diego 6, December 2013)

VIDEO: Choosing a legitimate charity (KUSI, December 2013)

Do your homework to find the right charity (San Diego Daily Transcript, November 2013)

SCC asks public support to ‘Fill A Plate’ to help feed low-income seniors (Peninsula Beacon, November 2012)

SCC hosts its first ‘Fill A Plate’ campaign (San Diego Daily Transcript, November 2013)

Center renamed – Potiker dedication (City Heights Life, November 2013)

Senior housing project gets $1 million from La Jollans Sheila and Hughes Potiker (La Jolla Light, October 2013)

VIDEO: Paul Downey and Senior React to End of Government Shutdown (FOX 5 San Diego, October 2013)

VIDEO: Veterans Fret Over Uncle Sam’s Furloughs (NBC, October 2013)

VIDEO: Senior Community Centers Advocates for Seniors during Government Shutdown (CBS 8, October 2013)

VIDEO: Seniors are Affected by Government Shutdown (Univision, September 2013)

VIDEO: Government Shutdown’s Impact on San Diegans (NBC, September 2013)

Supportive Housing makes a good Investment (San Diego Daily Transcript, October 2013)

The special issues of LGBT seniors (San Diego Daily Transcript, September 2013)

Retired Women Face More Challenges and Obstacles (Prime Monthtly Magazine, September 2013)

Create Safe Home and Work Environment with Simple Tips (Prime Monthly Magazine, August 2013)

Women Face Difficulties In Retirement (San Diego Daily Transcript, August 2013)

Create Safe Workplaces through Simple Prevention (San Diego Daily Transcript, July 2013)

Staying Involved and Active Key to Reducing Suicide Rate Among Seniors (Prime Monthly Magazine, July 2013)

Viewpoint: Sequestration will leave county’s seniors hungry (Pomerado News, June 2013)

Ways to Stay Engaged in your Community Year-Round (Prime Monthly Magazine, June 2013)

VIDEO:Senior Community Centers Hosts NANASP Conference Attendees (Univision, May 2013)

VIDEO: The Encore Career (KUSI, May 2013)

VIDEO: Wellness Center Touted As National Model For Seniors (KPBS, May 2013 (audio only))

Chained CPI ethically wrong to apply to Social Security (San Diego Daily Transcript, May 2013)

VIDEO: San Diego is at Risk of a Demographic Tsunami (NBC’s Politically Speaking, March 2013)

Senior Community Centers of San Diego as a Preventative Care Model (American Journal of Preventative Medicine, January 2013)

Impending Storm Calls for Bipartisan Leadership (U-T San Diego, January 2013)

An Open Letter to Mayor Bob Filner (San Diego Daily Transcript, January 2013)


Change a Life With Corporate Volunteerism (Prime, September 2012)

Hub is Haven for Seniors (San Diego Union-Tribune, August 2012)

Program for Homeless Seniors in Danger of Closing (San Diego Union-Tribune, June 2012)

Charity Devoted to Low-Income Seniors (San Diego Union-Tribune, April 2012)

An Open Letter to the San Diego Mayoral Candidates (San Diego Daily Transcript, April 2012)

Happy 40th Birthday to the Older American’s Act’s Nutritional Program (Prime Monthly Magazine, April 2012)

Senior Transitional Housing Program Celebrates 10 Years (San Diego Uptown News, March 2012)

Commit Yourself to Heart Health (La Jolla Patch, February 2012)

Eat Your Way to a Happy, Healthy Heart (Prime Monthly Magazine, February 2012)

Prepare for the Perfect Storm; Historic senior demographic shift will soon strain services (Prime Monthly Magazine, January 2012)

Census Numbers Predict Large Growth in Senior Population (San Diego Daily Transcript, January 2012)


VIDEO: Programa de Nutrición para la tercera edad que apareció en Despierta San Diego de Univisión – Centros Comunitarios De La Tercera Edad (Univisión, December 2011)

Number of Seniors 65+ at Record High in 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune, December 2011)

Experts: Graying of Nation to Strain Services(North County Times, December 2011)

Wild Growth of Elderly in West, Census Shows (, November 2011)

New Retirement Age (San Diego 6, November 2011)

La Jolla Light December 2011 for Web (La Jolla Light, November 2011)

VIDEO: Thanksgiving Demand Doesn’t Sour Donations (NBC, November 2011)

VIDEO: Disparities Clear at Senior Living Communities in San Diego (KPBS, November 2011)

Paul’s “Aha Moment” (Mutual of Ohmaha’s Aha Moment, November 2011)

VIDEO: Needing Elder Care when Family is Missing (KPBS, November 2011)

VIDEO: Retirement Age Advances for Some (Fox 5, November 2011)

Rancho Santa Fe Resident to Chair New Board of Senior Community Centers (Rancho Santa Fe Review August, 2011)

VIDEO: Elder Abuse: Caregiver charged in murder of 89-year old man (Fox 5, August 2011)

White House and Congressional leaders Urged to Protect Elders through Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction (NANASP, July 2011)

79% of Seniors Oppose Deficit-linked Medicare Cuts (NANASP, July 2011)

VIDEO: Locals Feeling Insecure about Social Security (NBC, July 2011)

VIDEO: How Will Debt Ceiling Negotiations Impact Seniors? (KPBS, July 2011)

VIDEO: Social Security Payments may Stop if Debt Ceiling Issue is Not Resolved (KUSI, July 2011)

City Council Members Do Not Value Seniors (Voice of San Diego, March 2011)

Together, We Can Stop Elder Abuse (La Jolla Light, February 2011)

Girl Scout’s ‘History’ Project Earns Her the Coveted Gold Award (La Jolla Light, February 2011)


Four Decades of Feeding, Caring for Seniors (San Diego Union-Tribune, December 2010)

Tips to Avoid Holiday Scams and Give Safely (East County Californian, December 2010)

Op-Ed by Paul Downey: Personal Story, National Tragedy (San Diego Union-Tribune, November 2010)

VIDEO: Report Reveals More San Diego Seniors Not Making Ends Meet (KPBS, September 2010)

Nonprofit Leaders Have a Few Aces up their Sleeves (San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, August 2010)

Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego Awards Two Fellowships for Nonprofit Leadership in 2010 (May 2010)

Ranch Residents’ Gift Builds New Senior Center (The Coast News, April 2010)

VIDEO: New Center Offers More Services to Seniors (KGTV 10 News, April 2010)

VIDEO: Supporting San Diego’s Growing Senior Population (KPBS, April 2010)

Creating a Senior Center with an Attitude (Aging and Independence Services, April 2010)

Living on the Edge (AARP, February 2010)


VIDEO: Elderly, Disabled Brace For More Cuts To Assistance (10 News, June 2009)

VIDEO: Thousands of San Diego Seniors Face SSI Cuts (10 News, May 2009)

VIDEO: Many Seniors Not Making Enough to Get By (10 News, February 2009)


VIDEO: Senior Wellness Center to Open Next Fall (10 News, December 2008)

Senior Community Centers Announces Opening of the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center (San Diego Union Tribune, December 2008)

$3 Million Gift to Senior Community Centers- BizSanDiego (December 2008)

VIDEO: Study: County Cost of Living on Rise (10 News San Diego, February 2008)

Advocates Fear Worst as Seniors Hit Streets (San Diego Union Tribune, February 2008)


New Senior Center Looks to a Greener Future (Presidio Sentinel, October 2007)

San Diego Union Tribune- Council gives senior center permission to move two blocks (August 2007)

 Aging Issues

Demographics of Homelessness Series: The Rising Elderly Population (Homelessness Research Institute, April 2010)

Paul Downey’s Testimony on the Older American’s Act Reauthorization (March 2010)

Ending Elder Abuse (AARP, February 2010)




PRESS RELEASE: Serving Seniors to Host Tantalizing Wine and Food Pairing Event to Support Vulnerable San Diego Seniors (February 2016)

PRESS RELEASE:Serving Seniors Celebrates Chinese New Year with 18 Traditional Performances by Asian Seniors (January 2016)


Fundraiser for Serving Seniors Raises Record-Setting $460,000 for Vulnerable San Diego Seniors (May 2015)

Statement Regarding Fire at Potiker Family Senior Residence (February, 2015)


Serving Seniors Named One of San Diego’s Top Workplaces (November, 2014)

Serving Seniors Asks San Diegans to ‘Fill A Plate’ This Holiday Season for Low-Income Seniors (October 14, 2014)

New Name and Mission Reflect Innovative Services for Low Income Seniors (April 23, 2014)


Senior Community Centers needs public support to ‘Fill A Plate’ this holiday season to help low income seniors (November 5, 2013)

Senior Community Centers receives generous $1 million Boost (September 30, 2013)

San Diego Seniors Stand Against Sequestration – Media Event Advisory (March 14, 2013)


Notes to Our Sons & Daughters (July 2012)

SCC Hosts Innovative SD Mayor Candidate Forum (April 2012)

Show Your Love for San Diego Seniors in February (January 2012)


Avoid Scams and Con Artists This Holiday Season (November 2011)

Senior Community Centers Launches Seniors First San Diego (September 2011)

SCC Welcomes New Board Directors, Elects Rosalie Gerevas Board Chair (July 2011)

SCC Needs Volunteers to Serve Meals to San Diego Seniors (June 2011)

SCC’s Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center Celebrates One Year (May 2011)

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Can Be Lonely For Many in Our Community (April 2011)

Seniors Not a Priority for San Diego City Council Members (March 2011)

Together, We Can Stop Elder Abuse (February 2011)

Del Mar Healthcare Fund at San Diego Foundation Awards Senior Community Centers Grant (January 2011)


Paul Downey Testifies at Senate Hearing on Older Americans Act (August 2010)

The Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center Marks Arrival of the Next Generation of Senior Care in San Diego (April 2010)


Gary and Mary West Foundation Makes $3 Million Gift to Senior Community Centers (December 2008)

Senior Community Centers to serve meals to low-income seniors in La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley (October 2008)

Senior Community Centers expands nutrition services to South County (October 2008)

Head of Senior Community Centers appointed to city’s Senior Affairs Advisory Board (September 2008)

President and CEO, Paul Downey, elected to lead National Association for Senior Service Providers (July 2008)

Windmill Thrift Shops opens new location in City Heights (June 2008)

Potiker Family Senior Residence receives one of five national “best practices” awards from the Shelter Partnership (March 2008)

New Research Shows Cost of Living for San Diego Seniors is Grossly Underestimated (February 2008)


Local Agency Spearheads Statewide Advocacy Efforts for Senior Service Providers (November 2007)

Elderly Nutrition Association Elects San Diegan as President (September 2007)

Senior Community Centers Opens Affordable Housing Project in City Heights (August 2007)

New Affordable Housing Complex Accepting Applications for Residency (May 2007)

The WebMD Health Foundation Endows $750,000 to Senior Community Centers (March 2007)