Paul Downey

READER'S EDITORIAL: SEQUESTRATION WILL LEAVE SENIORS HUNGRY

4 Million Senior Meals to be Cut Nationwide, 100,000 meals in San Diego Alone

By Paul Downey, President/CEO, Senior Community Centers

March 28, 2013 (San Diego)--Sometimes I am really glad to live almost 3,000 miles from Washington DC. The latest “raging” chest-thumping, finger-pointing debate is whether President Obama cancelling tours of the White House are politically motivated or a true result of sequestration. This is a bit of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

SENIORS FIRST SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


New initiative encourages seniors and their loved ones to ‘use their voice’ to advocate on important issues through workshops and social media
 
November 30, 2011 (San Diego) --  Seniors First San DiegoTM, an advocacy program of Senior Community Centers, announces a schedule of workshops for seniors and their loved ones to use their voice to advocate on important issues, such as care giving, entitlement benefits such as social security and Medicare, transportation, housing and more.

SENIORS FIRST SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

New initiative encourages seniors and their loved ones to ‘use their voice’ to advocate on important issues through workshops and social media 

November 22, 2011 (San Diego ) -- Seniors First San DiegoTM, an advocacy program of Senior Community Centers, announces a schedule of workshops in San Diego and Bonita for seniors and their loved ones to use their voice to advocate on important issues, such as care giving, entitlement benefits such as social security and Medicare, transportation, housing and more.

READER’S EDITORIALS: A WIN FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN CALIFORNIA

A Major Win for all Californians:
What you need to know about the Elder Economic Planning Act of 2011

by Paul Downey, CEO & President, Senior Community Centers, San Diego

November 10, 2011 (San Diego)--We all aspire to age and with age we all hope to be able to provide ourselves with the basic needs to simply survive – home, food, health care, transportation, etc. However, this is not the case for all seniors. Many struggle to get by daily and though they may have saved in their youth, unforeseen circumstances can turn almost anyone’s lives upside down. 

TOGETHER WE CAN STOP ELDER ABUSE

 

by Paul Downey, CEO & President, Senior Community Centers

February 10, 2011 (San Diego) - Elder abuse victims often live in silent desperation, fearing retaliation from their abusers. Many times, it takes the courage of a family member or loved one to take action and stop the abuse. The following information will help you recognize - and prevent - elder abuse: