The Poway Valley Senior Citizens Corporation (DBA:Friends of Poway Seniors) is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. The organization incorporated in 1974 and operated a senior center out of the Weingart Community Center up until the late spring of 2019 and then in the Church of Christ Scientist until March of 2020.
During the Pandemic a difficult decision was made to transfer Older Adult Services to the City of Poway so that impactful (and fun!) programming would continue to be provided when the City could resume operations again in the new Mickey Cafagna Center.
Friends of Poway Seniors now provides funding support for municipal-run senior programming and material provisions for other local nonprofit agencies.
Board of Directors 2023-2024:
President ~ Cynthia Elizondo
Vice President ~ Dianne Smith
Secretary ~ Dawna Warren
Treasurer ~ Mary Mitchell
General Board Members:
Executive Director: Manpreet Takhar
Grants Manager: Liz Papineau
ReRuns ReSale Manager: Diane Robie
Volunteer Coordinator: Donna Maloney
Please visit our website often for programming and resource updates.
If you need to get in touch with us, we can be reached at
Please allow 24 hrs for a someone to respond. If your needs require urgent attention such as food, shelter or other social service resources, please refer to our resources page or call San Diego County 2-1-1 service line.