Increasingly, many of the seniors in our community are living alone on fixed incomes that don’t provide enough for food, rent, and mounting prescription costs.
Estimates suggest that San Diego County’s senior population is expected to increase 130% by 2030. While it is remarkable that seniors are living longer and healthier lives, this increased age expectancy challenges our community to provide the vital social and nutritional services necessary to support this growing number of seniors living in their homes.
To meet this increasing demand, Interfaith Community Services’ Senior Services Program aids thousands of seniors each year by providing emergency housing, nutrition assistance and home safety repairs. The overarching goal of our Senior Services program is to build a community among seniors while simultaneously enhancing their wellness and food security as they age.
Minor Home Repair & Modification
Operates throughout North San Diego County
Volunteers and local business groups are recruited to assist in making minor home repairs for qualified seniors. These repairs make it easier and safer for caregivers to manage daily care giving activities. Services include such repairs as leaky faucets, repairing screen doors and windows, and installing grab bars and smoke detectors.
Operates in the cities of San Marcos and Vista
Maintains the well being and independence of seniors and disabled older adults by providing a wide range of support services including How R U daily reassurance calls, Vials of Life emergency medical information packets, and friendly visits to homebound seniors. The program monitors registered older adults and connects them to services and information. These support services enable frail, isolated, and disabled older adults to remain independent and in their homes as long as possible.
Trained Client Advocates offer hands-on assistance to seniors working through the maze of health and social services, enabling seniors to receive services needed to remain in their own homes. Staff work to create a personalized care plan and monitor the need for health and psychological assessments.
Corrine’s Cottage Homeless Women’s Shelter
Corrine’s Cottage is a six bed facility providing a safe environment where older homeless women challenged by mental illness can stabilize before moving into permanent housing.
Senior Supportive Housing
Interfaith operates two housing complexes to provide permanent supportive housing for up to sixteen older adults with disabilities. These programs provide wraparound supportive services to residents and work closely with Interfaith’s Client Advocates and mental health professionals to provide for the specialized needs of the residents.
North County Senior Connections Food Truck
The Senior Connections Program includes a mobile food truck, which provides seniors with easily accessible lunches, as well as socialization and wellness activities in San Marcos and Vista. Because the North County area is geographically spread out, the truck acts as a mobile resource center for local residents. By providing seniors access to a meal, as well as bringing them together in a social and educational setting, Interfaith Community Services is offering a holistic, all-encompassing service to participants.
The food truck lunches and accompanying activities are held Monday through Friday every week at four mobile home parks and one faith centers along the Rte. 78 corridor, including Palomar East and West Mobile Home Parks in San Marcos, Vista Village Mobile Home Park in Vista, Rancho Calevero in Oceanside and St. Francis of Assisi in Vista. The schedule for the lunches is as follows:
Mondays 11:30 – 2:30, Vista Village Mobile Home Park, Vista
Tuesdays 12:00 – 2:00, Palomar East MHP, San Marcos
Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:00, St. Francis of Assisi, Vista
Thursdays 12:00 – 1:30, Palomar West MHP, San Marcos
Fridays 11:30 – 1:30, Rancho Calevero MHP, Oceanside
If you or someone you know is senior in need, contact us today.