Community Resources


“Community” (Painting by Lisa Frances Judd, 2012)

San Diego has a wide array of resources for its senior residents, many of them free or subsidized. Many of these resources are not just for seniors, but for any one in need. The following is an extensive, but not exhaustive list of countywide and regional community resources.

Resources specific to a region of San Diego can always be obtained by calling 2-1-1, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150+ languages.

PLEASE share any additional resources you may be familiar with, in the comments section. We will add them to this list. 

Meal Programs 

San Diego Food Pantries

San Diego Food Bank

Encinitas Senior Center

Kitchens for Good


Low Income Housing

A Place for Mom

Serving Seniors.Org

San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation


FACT: Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (Phone number: 888-924-3228)

Seniors A Go Go

Live Well San Diego: Aging and Independence Services

Educational and Cultural Programs

San Diego County Library

Makor Adult Education and Cultural Events Source

Reading programs for the visually impaired: Braille Institute


OSHER at Brandeis


There are programs such as Engage As You Age in Northern California that connect isolated seniors with younger/more active people who share similar interests. If you know of a similar program in San Diego, please let us know.

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