Seniors Avoid Being a Victim of Utility Scams

A new wave of scammers is targeting SDG&E customers, threatening to turn off electric service unless they pay their bill immediately with a prepaid card. A common scam tactic is pretending to be SDG&E and asking to be paid with Green Dot MoneyPak. This is a way to send cash with prepaid or bank debit cards. Then, the customer is …

SDG&E 2nd Annual Wildfire Safety Fair

Fire season is around the corner and SDG&E wants you and your loved ones to remain safe. Learn what you can do to protect your family and property and become more resilient against wildfires. At SDG&E’s Wildfire Resilience Drive-Thru Safety Fair, you’ll receive safety tips and information on how to stock an emergency kit, develop an emergency plan and design …

Foundation for Senior Care and Food Pantry Team Up to Keep Seniors Safe

FOOD FOR SENIORS – The Foundation for Senior Care helps the Fallbrook Food Pantry with much needed grocery deliveries three times a week to seniors in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area. Dale Mitchell (right), Food Pantry president, hands groceries off to Food Pantry Executive Director Shae Gawlak.  At the receiving end are Dr. Robert Pace, Foundation for Senior Care president …

Coronavirus: Letter from the Executive Director

To our Foundation for Senior Care partners, families and clients: In compliance with the State of California’s shelter-in-place directive, our organization is adjusting our programs and services temporarily to meet the urgent needs of the Seniors and those whom we serve in at-risk populations throughout Fallbrook and Bonsall. In recognizing the challenges for Seniors to obtain groceries and personal hygiene …

How Seniors Can Stay in-the-know

High-fire danger months are approaching so it’s critical to prepare now. If there’s a wildfire in your area, the power could be turned off for public safety. Stay informed and make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Go to My Account (sdge.com/MyAccount) Click on “Manage My Account” and update your contact information, including email address You can also sign up …

Make and practice your emergency plan

With September being disaster preparedness month, now is the time for seniors to get prepared. If you suddenly had to deal with an emergency, such as a fire or earthquake, would you know what to do? Your safety may depend on how well prepared you are. Here are some resources to help you get started. Learn the basics in our …

Trying to beat the heat?

Cool Zones are places where senior citizens and people with special needs can comfortably escape mid-day summer heat and reduce their air-conditioning use, which helps save on energy costs. Cool Zones are established by the County of San Diego Aging and Independence Services (AIS) and this year are open to the public from May 4 to October 31, 2017. There are …

Seniors and Self Neglect

Our Care Advocacy program often runs into cases of seniors and self neglect. The sad thing is that we are not typically the first people to spot it. Indeed, many neighbors, landlords, and service providers are often aware that the senior is in distress, but just don’t know what to do. Here’s the link to Adult Protective Services and information …