Health & Fitness Services
Our Mission: Helping people impacted by dementia, fighting stigma, and supporting research.
Alzheimer’s can feel like an impossible disease. But at Alzheimer’s San Diego, we know that people can still live well after a diagnosis. We recognize the dignity of every person living with dementia, and empower them to play an active role in planning their own future care. We see the heartache this disease inflicts on caregivers, and we’re here to give them the support and knowledge they need to become strong care partners – and to find joy in even the darkest moments. And we’re working to make Alzheimer’s a disease of the past, by connecting people to clinical trials and funding research for a cure.
Del Mar Community Connections’ (DMCC) mission is to help and serve the senior population of Del Mar so that they may age independently and vibrantly in their homes. Incorporated in 2000, DMCC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of dedicated and local volunteers. With their guidance and two full-time employees, DMCC is able to achieve their mission of offering numerous social, cultural, health, and educational activities. DMCC also provides alternative transportation options to help our community thrive.
The Seniors Program connects eligible seniors 65 years of age and older with local volunteer ophthalmologists who provide a medical eye exam, often at no out-of-pocket cost, and up to one year of follow-up care, for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam, for the physician services. To qualify for the Seniors Program, you should:
Be a US citizen or legal resident,
Be age 65 years or older,
Not belong to an HMO or have eye care benefits through the VA,
And NOT have seen an ophthalmologist more recently than 3 years ago.
The Glenner Centers run three specialized adult day centers specifically for people with dementia. The centers are located in Encinitas, Hillcrest and Chula Vista. Each center is open M-F, 8:45 am-5:15 pm and offers activities and socialization to keep the brain active. Several support groups for caregivers of loved ones with dementia are also available.
George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.
335 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Contact Person: Jetta Russell
The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, educational, and recreational programs. Through these programs, we strengthen our connections to our community and keep alive our history and traditions. The Senior Adult Program encourages us to learn, grow and enrich our lives among others who share our values.
Situated in the beach community of Encinitas, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA has been working to strengthen and unite our community for more than 55 years. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with Coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
San Diego Center for the Blind offers amazing rehabilitative services for those 18 years and older who lose eyesight. Counselors help those experiencing failing vision adjust to the emotional impact of diminished eyesight. Free classes enable students to achieve independence and master essential skills (labeling and identifying medications, prepare meals, send/answer email, safe travel skills for mobility) and much more. A Low Vision Optometrist will help identify magnification, lighting, glare control, and contrast to make any remaining vision more functional.
San Diego County's Aging and Independence Services agency offers assistance, information, and referrals to older adults, those with disabilities, and their family members. Our services and programs help people stay safe, healthy, and as independent as possible.
Silver Age Yoga is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide health-enhancing, life-enriching yoga classes to seniors, at no cost to them, taught by specially trained yoga instructors that meet the specific health needs of seniors. Over a dozen classes are held in-person and online weekly throughout San Diego. No advance registration is required for most classes. Please visit silverageyoga.org for more information.
The Solana Beach Community Senior Center is an outreach of the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church and offers programs, discussion groups, games, trips and social opportunities, exercise classes, entertainment and a fabulous lunch to seniors regardless of age, race, sex, city of residence or religious affiliation. Through SBPC's Mature Adult and Care Ministries, resources such as senior legal services, health insurance counseling, AARP Tax Aide and a "care closet" which loans at-home medical equipment are available. The bi-monthly Newsletter, called Encore, which lists current events and activities is available on line and in print format.
The Solana Beach Senior Center is located at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For an update on upcoming programs, please call 858-509-2587 or see the current Encore Newsletter.
Start your week off with a session of Chair Exercise with Jacalynn!
Monday mornings 10:30am-11:30am St. James Parish Hall
Class will consist of many different modes of exercise to increase one’s fitness level. You can expect to improve your endurance, strength, motor skills, flexibility, and balance. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring your water bottle, and be prepared to have fun. ($5 – $10 suggested donation per class.)
St. Leo and St. James Medical Clinic is located in Eden Gardens, a historic community in Solana Beach rich with its own culture and family values.
The program is supported by an all-volunteer staff who offer their time in order to provide free medical services to anyone in need, without discrimination. Some of our patients live locally, while others reach us by car or public transportation from around San Diego County. Patients are treated for acute and chronic medical problems, and they have an opportunity to see their specialist on a consistent, regular basis.
At St. Paul’s PACE North County, healthcare teams coordinate medical, social, and home care services for their participants so that they no longer need to manage their medical care alone. Participants have a team of bilingual (English and Spanish) doctors and staff to provide them with “all-inclusive” medical, social, nutritional, rehabilitation, home care, and meal services. Healthcare and social service professionals are experienced in working with seniors.
At St. Paul’s PACE San Diego, all medical care and services are covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, as approved by a team of healthcare professionals, as well as those services not covered, which are deemed to be medically necessary. To learn if you or a loved one qualify for St. Paul’s PACE in North County, contact their Enrollments Department at (619) 677-3800.
St. Paul's P.A.C.E. North County
304 Seacrest Way
Encinitas, CA 92024