Serving Seniors to Host an Evening of Fine Wine and California Cuisine to Raise Funds for 100,000 Meals for Vulnerable San Diego Seniors

Serving Seniors to Host an Evening of Fine Wine and California Cuisine to Raise Funds for 100,000 Meals for Vulnerable San Diego Seniors
March, 2017 Client News

SAN DIEGO – Mar. 2, 2017Serving Seniors will host its fourth annual “Experience of a Lifetime: Uncork Your Support” on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the exquisite Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will aim to raise more than $400,000, which will provide 100,000 nutritious meals and other wrap around services to help keep thousands of low-income and homeless seniors in San Diego County healthy and independent.

The theme for this year’s Experience of a Lifetime fundraiser is “Uncork Your Support” and features a wine reception with tastings from premier wineries across California. Attendees will taste delightful locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, while listening to live music and bidding on live auction items. Live auction items to include exclusive experiences from San Diego sports teams, a dinner party at a local Firehouse, a custom Serving Seniors’ surfboard, unique wine packages and more!

For the evening’s dining, Del Mar Country Club Executive Chef Jonathan Sudar will create an exclusive menu with fine wine pairings inspired by local California cuisine and will take attendees on a culinary adventure as he shares his creative insight on each course. “I am excited to create an exclusive menu for Serving Seniors guests and honored to help support the nutrition and health of seniors living in poverty,” said Chef Sudar.

Serving Seniors provides 2,300 meals a day at ten dining sites and personally to homebound clients in neighborhoods across San Diego County. Eighty-five percent of Serving Seniors’ clients live in poverty on an average of $850 per month. The agency sees that these seniors need to often choose between medication and their next meal. Serving Seniors’ nutrition program addresses hunger and food insecurity, and is one of the agency’s core programs that meet the highly specialized needs of thousands of low-income seniors in San Diego County. By supporting this event, Serving Seniors can continue to help thousands of seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Tickets are $350 each. Sempra Energy and SDG&E are the presenting sponsors. Additional sponsorships are available. Contact Lori Gremel at Serving Seniors for more information (619) 487- 0608 or

“Experience of a Lifetime” – Uncork Your Support
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Del Mar Country Club
6001 Clubhouse Dr.
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 92067
Tickets: $350
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About Serving Seniors
Serving Seniors is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded 47 years ago, the organization meets its mission by offering a coordinated wellness model addressing many senior issues under one roof. Through its collaborative partnerships, Serving Seniors is able to provide nutrition, case management, care coordination, mental health services, life-long learning, advocacy and transitional housing for homeless seniors and permanent supportive housing. This safety net of services encourages seniors to live healthier lives by addressing successful aging. As a result, it keeps seniors out of emergency rooms, reduces hospital days and delays and/or eliminates the need for long-term care.

In 2015, Serving Seniors served its 10 millionth meal. Every year, the organization provides nearly 600,000 meals to seniors at 10 congregate dining sites across the county, delivers two meals daily to more than 500 homebound seniors and houses nearly 500 seniors. About 5,000 San Diego seniors look to Serving Seniors annually for support.

The agency has been skillfully led for more than 22 years by president and CEO Paul Downey. Downey is the current chair and two-time appointed commissioner of the California Commission on Aging, board member for the American Society on Aging (ASA), and is also past president of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP). Serving Seniors has been named a Top Workplace for the last four years by the San Diego Union-Tribune. For more information, please visit, Facebook or Twitter, or call (619) 487-0701.