MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘What Should I Ask The President?’ Forum for Seniors

MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘What Should I Ask The President?’ Forum for Seniors
July, 2015 Client News
WHAT: Serving Seniors’ President and CEO Paul Downey is one of two California senior advocates, and the only in Southern California, to be invited by President Barack Obama to the exclusive White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) on Monday, July 13 in Washington, D.C. The WHCOA is looking for attendees to bring with them thoughtful questions on aging legislation and Downey will be holding a forum to ask local seniors and those who care for seniors what issues are affecting them.

What do San Diego seniors say are the most pressing issues of aging today?
From housing to Social Security to Medicare and nutrition, seniors will have a chance to discuss real issues affecting them daily.

Serving Seniors’ West Wellness Senior Center
1525 4th Avenue, San Diego (92101)
(Downtown San Diego, corner of 4th Ave. and Beech Street)

EXPECTED ATTENDANCE: Approximately 100 seniors

WHEN: Wednesday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHY: Did you know that 2 in 5 San Diego seniors have to choose between rent and food?
For 45 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.

Serving Seniors provides 535,000 meals each year to their clients, as well as delivers “wrap-around” wellness services, to take care of senior health, mental health, advocacy, and housing needs. Programs and events like this provide an opportunity for seniors to stay active, engaged and informed with important issues in the community.



  • Seniors posing questions to be taken back to the WHCOA.
  • Paul Downey, CEO of Serving Seniors, can speak to the agency’s commitment to serving low income seniors in San Diego and the honor of being chosen to represent California and the region at the WHCOA.
  • We also have a spokesperson available that speaks fluent Spanish.