SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center

1525 4th Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

 

Supportive Services Walk-In Hours

Tuesdays

8:30  – 11:00 a.m.

(On a first come, first served basis; based on staff availability)

 

Clinical Staff Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00  – 11:45 a.m.

(Closed from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

1:00  – 3:00 p.m.

 

Serving Seniors’ team of social workers assists seniors with: financial management; Medicare, MediCal, Social Security and other benefits; referrals to other service organizations, including the Senior Dental Center; health and medication coordination with clients’ primary care providers; health and nutrition education; fitness, learning and socialization opportunities.

 

Case Management

Our dedicated team helps seniors address a variety of challenges: obtaining social security benefits, arranging transportation, scheduling health appointments, making contact with local agencies to resolve problems, and much more.

Most importantly, we serve as a reliable support network to seniors who need us.

 

Chinese Outreach and Case Management

25% of Serving Seniors’ clients are Asian. We work closely with leaders in local Asian communities to understand, embrace and appreciate cultural differences and thoughtfully integrate Asian holidays and festivities into our activity calendar.

Additionally, we have a full-time Mandarin-speaking Support Services Case Manager on staff to assist Asian American seniors with accessing our services and navigating challenges.

 

Health Benefits Advocacy

Three full-time Consumer Center bilingual advocates work Monday – Friday, with offices in the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. These advocates provide seniors with free legal assistance regarding Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other health care access issues. Call 619-235-6572 ext. 352 for an appointment, or email julieb@cchea.org.

 

Support Groups

For more info about our Supportive Services Programs, please contact Kenia Ortiz at 619-487-0719.

“The Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Seniors helped me find a safe place to call home. At Potiker, I feel safe and eat meals in the dining room every day. The last place I lived in didn’t even have fire alarms. I like living here, it’s been good for me.”

~Ralph