Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center
Definitely NOT your grandma’s senior center, the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center dispels everything you ever thought you knew about aging in San Diego. Visitors to the Center are amazed when they see the bright, modern design and feel the high energy vibe throughout the building. Seniors of all ages and backgrounds come for the daily meals and stay for so much more.
We are open 365 days of the year!
Mon – Fri: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat/Sun: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center - 1525 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Programs and Services
Senior Nutrition Center
Our comfortable Dining Room seats 200 seniors and we are the only senior center who serves healthy meals 365 days a year. (The suggested donation for meals is $2.50)
For more information about our Nutrition Program click here.
Center for Healthy Aging
A unique partnership with San Diego State University’s College of Health and Human Services, also supported by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, provides seniors with critical health assessments and monitoring in an interdisciplinary “learning laboratory”.
Students work closely with SCC staff and learn to understand the importance of providing an integrated system of care for older adults to achieve optimal health and wellbeing while helping train the next generation of geriatric professionals.
Seniors have access to:
Nurse case management
Mental health care services
Information and referral
John M. Sachs Lifelong Learning Institute
Classes from crafts and cooking to fitness and photography are offered in the enrichment center as part of our Community Education program. Check the current activities schedule in the top left corner of this page and come on over! The Lifelong Learning Institute also includes our Civic Engagement program which assesses seniors’ skills and abilities and matches them with meaningful volunteer opportunities at the Center and in the community.
Bud and Esther’s Cyber Cafe is an intergenerational experience where seniors learn how to use a computer and receive hands-on training from at-risk high school students and other local groups who teach them how to access their medical history and obtain health benefits information. The Cyber Cafe is open seven days a week.
Photo Credit: Senior Nutrition Center and Center for Healthy Aging – Steve Simpson / Passport to Health and John M. Sachs Lifelong Learning Institute – Frank Rogozienski