The Poway Valley Senior Citizens Corporation (DBA:Friends of Poway Seniors) is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. The organization incorporated in 1976 and operated a senior center out of the Weingart Community Center up until the late spring of 2019 and then 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. 

We are looking forward to our new relationship with the City of Poway. Friends of Poway Seniors now provides funding support for municipal-run senior programming and material provisions for other local nonprofit agencies. 

Board of Directors 2020-2021:

President ~ Cynthia Elizondo

Vice President  ~ Abby Boretto 

Secretary ~ Dawna Warren 

Treasurer ~ Pat Schultz

General Board Members:

Jan Kane

Mary Caraway

Vy Wieher

Executive Director: Liz Papineau 

Please visit our website often for programming and resource updates. 

If you need to get in touch with us, we can be reached at or at (858) 668-4689

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. 

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