Friends of Poway Seniors
The Poway Valley Senior Citizens Corporation was formed in 1974 and it is still here today. It has been quite a journey.
We are no longer the Poway Senior Center and our mission and vision have changed. However, our passion to positively impact lives has not wavered.
Please join us on our New journey as the Friends of Poway Seniors. We look forward to meeting you and serving our community in new and exciting ways.
To support our seniors and marginalized communities by providing volunteer opportunities, access to material provisions and monetary support for municipal-run senior programming and other community outreach
For our seniors, and community-at-large to engage in, benefit from and enjoy life to its fullest
Furnishing Transitional housing for victims of Domestic Violence in partnership with Soroptomist International of Poway and Crisis House
Distributed to the Homeless in San Diego County
Gifted to animals in need at Helen Woodward Animal Rescue and Scratch My Belly
Aiding in alleviating the discomfort of living on the streets
Distribution Impact since July 2021:
Thank you to our wonderful ReRuns Volunteers and Donors for contributing their time, talent and donations to our successful Resale shoppe and distribution program.
Friends of Poway Seniors is proud to partner
with the City of Poway to provide low-cost delicious and nutritious meals to our Seniors Monday through Friday at the Mickey Cafagna Community Center.
For more information on the Congregate Lunch program,
please visit https://poway.org/1073/Meal-Program
1432 Senior Meals Served
since November of 2021
to our Bingo Volunteers, participants
and the Sitek Family Trust
Your contributions to the Bingo program support this important lunch program.
Community lunches support Poway seniors by providing:
social opportunities to meet with others
budget-conscious seniors a lower-cost alternative to restaurant dining
Provides at least one hot meal a day for seniors who may not otherwise cook or buy complete meals for themselves
Friends of Poway Seniors was awarded a cooperative grant by the IRS so that our community seniors could participate in the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.
Because of this grant and the dedication of our volunteer tax preparers, we assisted over 481 clients with their 2021 tax filings this year.
Thank you to the City of Poway for providing the tax preparation space at the Mickey Cafagna Community Center.
Partnering for Seniors
14 IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers
481 total tax returns prepared this season
87% of returns were for seniors in Poway and the immediate surrounding areas