San Diego, California
Transforming low-income seniors into passionate community leaders and advocates.
Every person has a voice in a democratic society. Unfortunately, older adults are often left out of the conversation because they are afraid that their opinions don't matter, they do not follow current issues, and they do not have the skills necessary to make their voices heard.
The Senior Leadership Development Institute (SLDI) empowers low-income seniors to reclaim their voices as vital members of society and engaged community leaders by providing advocacy workshops, leadership training, and volunteer opportunities to enhance seniors' leadership skills and knowledge of senior-related issues.
Since its inception in March 2017, the SLDI has directly engaged over 1,000 seniors in leadership activities, including a successful #SaveLunch Campaign in which our seniors created and delivered nearly 400 plates with handwritten messages to Congressman Scott Peters and Congresswoman Susan Davis, encouraging them to ask other Members of Congress to continue funding and support for senior meal programs. Last year, our seniors led nearly a dozen community presentations across San Diego, and spoke in front of the City Council about the importance of walkable sidewalks for seniors.
This program is helping low-income seniors find their passion, build their confidence, and raise their voice to make a tangible difference in the lives of older adults nationwide.
Serving Seniors is the leading provider of services to low-income seniors in San Diego County. Each year, we help 4,950 seniors remain healthy and independent through a broad array of wraparound ...read more
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