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About

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.

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Mission

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

programs

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Vision

For our seniors, and community-at-large to engage in, benefit from and enjoy life to its fullest

Whispering to Granddad

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


Our Donation
and
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. 

Lunch

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



Thank you

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


 

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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

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  • 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

$120K was saved in tax preparation costs for our seniors