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Local resource center invites donors to support seniors during 65-hour online giving event

Local resource center invites donors to support seniors during 65-hour online giving event

The senior population is rapidly increasing, yet, the pace of government and philanthropic support for seniors is not. Often times, public funding for services and programs that benefit seniors is the first to receive funding cuts. At the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing we know this all too well. Our services and programs are in high demand with the growing senior population, and we rely heavily on the generous support of the North County community to continue to provide these programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and to age with dignity.

From July 9 to 11, the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is participating in the fourth-annual GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online and increase awareness. Senior-focused nonprofits from across the United States are participating. This year, we’re raising funds for the Senior Information Resource Center, a program dedicated to improving the quality of life for North County’s older adults.\

During the GIVE65 Event, we are also raising funds with the hopes of receiving up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation ®. This allows gifts from the public the chance to have twice the impact.

“GIVE65 allows us to help seniors in our community while raising awareness of the critical need for the programs and services that so many rely on,” said Sarah Benson from the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing.

The 65-hour GIVE65 Event begins at 7 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 9 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on July 11. This event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation ® and the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused on helping nonprofit organizations across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.

“Every gift makes a difference in the life of a senior on the local level,” says Lenli Corbett, executive director of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We’re excited to partner with the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing for the fourth-annual GIVE65 Event, and we are hopeful our partnership will inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors who rely on the nonprofit sector to age with independence and dignity.”

To learn more about GIVE65, visit GIVE65.org. The donation page for the Foundation can be found at https://www.give65.org/FoundationforSeniorWellbeing. All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible in the United States. For more information about the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, visit www.thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org or call 844-654-4636.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR WELLBEING

The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the health, physical, intellectual and social needs of seniors throughout North County, San Diego. The organization is dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of a growing population of seniors in need while supporting their caregivers and families. Staff and volunteers at the Foundation’s Information Resource Center, which opened in 2016, work with clients to offer compassionate guidance and referrals. The Foundation has been a source of funding for seniors-in-crisis programs and provides emergency preparedness seminars and resources.

ABOUT GIVE65

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is proud to present GIVE65 – the first crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise funds online for programs and services that create hope for seniors. At GIVE65.org, senior-focused nonprofits in the United States are invited to showcase projects that are helping seniors and those who care for them. People who have a desire to help less fortunate, vulnerable seniors can visit GIVE65.org to share a secure, online donation in support of the featured nonprofit they choose. By combining technology and generosity, GIVE65 inspires greater charitable giving in support of seniors and those who care for them. Visit www.GIVE65.org to learn more.

ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE FOUNDATION

Since its founding in 2003, Home Instead Senior Care Foundation has been helping less fortunate and vulnerable seniors. The Foundation has invested more than $3 million in nonprofit organizations serving seniors in the United States. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. This mission is made possible, in part, thanks to Home Instead, Inc., as well as generous sponsors and donations from the general public. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.homeinsteadfoundation.org.

The summer edition of The City of San Marcos 360

The summer edition of the San Marcos 360 is now available online and will be delivered to San Marcos residents and businesses this week.

Featuring articles on upcoming road improvements,  emerging business industry clusters, summer recreation opportunities, water safety, wildfire preparedness, and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city of San Marcos and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Inside, residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

Winter/spring edition of City of San Marcos 360

The winter/spring edition of the City of San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses will be receiving the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on award winning schools, development updates, holiday safety tips, the city’s move to district elections and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net/newsletter.

Resource center to open to help region’s growing senior citizen population

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Resource center to open to help region’s growing senior citizen population

Facility is a comprehensive resource dedicated to improving senior citizens’ quality of life

San Marcos, CA – A valuable new resource for senior citizens, their caregivers and families will be available in North County with the opening of The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing’s Information Resource Center. Located at 131 Richmar Avenue in the Panorama Teen and Family Center in San Marcos, the new center will connect seniors to resources in the areas of housing, home repair, transportation, food insecurity, emergency assistance, medical and mental health issues, legal issues and more.

A formal grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration is planned for Thursday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and will include refreshments, an open house and comments from several regional dignitaries. The celebration is open to the public.

In making the grand opening announcement, the center’s Program Manager Rebecca Steiner stated, “Four out of every 10 seniors in San Diego County are struggling. Our senior population will more than double in the next 15 years – a rate three times faster than the general population – and half of seniors say that isolation is negatively affecting their lives. Additionally, many seniors lack the financial resources to afford housing and other basic needs. The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is determined to change those statistics, and this new Information Resource Center is a major part of that effort.”

The center will direct callers to available resources and, unlike other referral services, will follow up with clients to ensure their question or issue is resolved to their satisfaction. In order to serve those who do not use computers or social media, this information will also be available by phone or in person and provided by staff or volunteers trained to communicate with seniors using patience and listening skills to research and recommend suitable resources.

For more information, please call Rebecca Steiner at (844) 654-INFO (4636) or visit www.thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org.