FAQs

What services do you provide?

Serving Seniors’ wraparound services include nutritious meals, housing, health and social services, lifelong learning, and advocacy opportunities for seniors in San Diego County.

Who is eligible for your services?

Our meals, health and social services, and senior center activities are open to all adults aged 60 and older regardless of income status.

To qualify for our housing programs, you must be 62 or older and meet certain income requirements. For more information, please call 619-487-0719.

Where and when do you serve meals?

We serve meals at 11 congregate dining sites across San Diego County and deliver meals directly to the homes of more than 600 homebound seniors each day.

Meals times vary by site. Click here for a list of meal sites and times.

Do you charge for meals?

Although donations are accepted, there is no fee for meals and no one is ever turned away for being unable to donate.

What are your hours?

Administrative Offices:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Major Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

How do I meet with a social worker?

To set up an appointment with a social worker, please call 619-487-0719 or visit our Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center, Monday through Friday, 7:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Why should I support your organization? Don’t your clients have families to support them?

It’s easy to look at poor and homeless seniors and think of them as someone else’s responsibility, especially when we are already supporting our own elderly family members. However, the majority of our clients live alone with no family support—no one to help them in their time of need—either because they never married or have been abandoned by their families. Serving Seniors steps in to act in the role of the supportive family member. Without our help—and your support—thousands of vulnerable seniors would find themselves hungry, homeless, and with no hope for tomorrow.

But aren’t most of your clients poor because they made bad decisions or have substance abuse issues?

Not at all! In fact, we find that most of our clients worked all their lives and even had savings for retirement, before either they or their partner had a serious health issue such as a heart attack or stroke that drained their life savings.

Bruce’s story is one such example, and typical of the kinds of stories we encounter every day. You can learn more about the seniors we serve and their paths to Serving Seniors by checking out our blog.

How can I support your work?

Please consider making a donation in support of our programs and services. You can donate online or mail a gift of cash, money order, or check payable to Serving Seniors to:

525 14th Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

What is your Federal Tax ID number?

Serving Seniors’ Federal Tax ID is 95-2850121.

How do I know you are a reputable charity?

Serving Seniors is Gold-rated by GuideStar and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. We also invite you to review our financial documents.

May I take a tour of your facilities?

Yes, we would be happy to give you a tour of our facilities! Please call 619-487-0608 to schedule a visit.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Email info@servingseniors.org or call 619-235-6572.