MEDIA ADVISORY: Serving Seniors Make Holiday Season Brighter for Hundreds of Low-Income and Homeless Seniors This Christmas

MEDIA ADVISORY: Serving Seniors Make Holiday Season Brighter for Hundreds of Low-Income and Homeless Seniors This Christmas
December, 2014 Client News
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 WHAT: Serving Seniors to host Christmas meals full of holiday cheer for low-income San Diego seniors, who often celebrate the holidays without family. The menu includes Cornish Hen, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans and German Chocolate Cake. Entertainment includes live music and singing. There is a large festive tree in the dining room, with centerpieces and linens on all the tables. Volunteers will serve the seniors their meals and visit with them on a day that can be lonely for many.

WHERE: Serving Seniors, 1525 4th Avenue, San Diego (92101).
EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: Approximately 300 seniors
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 25 – Best time to cover is between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 
WHY: Did you know that 2 in 5 San Diego seniors have to choose between rent and food? For more than 44 years, Serving Seniors’ innovative solutions have helped San Diego seniors struggling with poverty and hunger, keeping them independent. Healthy seniors remain independent. Independent seniors are able to enjoy life, spend less time in the hospital and often don’t need long term care. With ongoing state and federal budget cuts, Serving Seniors bridges this growing financial gap for seniors and provides a safety net for seniors, who otherwise would have nowhere to turn.
MORE INFORMATION AND TO MAKE A DONATION: www.servingseniors.org  
INTERVIEWS & VISUALS:
  • Hundreds of low-income and homeless seniors enjoying a nutritious holiday meal with the company of friends.
  • Volunteers serving meals, drinks, and dessert.
  • Holiday decorations and a decorated Christmas tree featured in a state of the art community center designed for the needs of seniors.
  • Seniors sharing their stories about the impact Serving Seniors makes in their lives and how a meal with good friends helps to combat the holiday blues.
  • Volunteers can speak about the importance of volunteering and why they help.
  • Paul Downey, CEO of Serving Seniors, can speak to the need of supporting seniors over the holidays.