San Diego lacks senior centers and resources for senior centers, study finds
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study finds San Diego County is lagging behind in providing senior centers for the aging population.
By 2030, more than a third of San Diego County’s population will be older than 55, totaling about 1.2 million individuals, says a study by the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation.
The city’s senior centers, however, are underfunded and severely lacking the resources to properly manage the booming population of senior citizens.
The study shows that San Diego’s 28 senior centers have few or no full-time employees, limited operating hours, and many are lacking in the area of public transportation and are in aging buildings. And with the senior population expected to increase by 75 percent in the next decade, the study says that these issues must be addressed as soon as possible.