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New Senior Wellness Center Opens In Downtown San Diego

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Aired 4/21/10

A new center for seniors celebrated its grand opening today in downtown San Diego. The Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center has a lot of unique features.

— A new center for seniors celebrated its grand opening today in downtown San Diego. As The Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center has a lot of unique features.

The new Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center features full-time medical staff, a cyber café, and an enrichment center.
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Above: The new Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center features full-time medical staff, a cyber café, and an enrichment center.

The two-story center has full-time medical staff on site. There's a cyber café where teen volunteers help seniors work with computers. And there's an enrichment center, where seniors can learn yoga, or take a variety of different classes.

Philanthropist Gary West and his wife Mary donated $4 million dollars to build the center. He says it's aimed at low-income seniors.

"And there's not really a lot of federal help for these people, believe it or not, and it's not one of the big giving areas of a lot of private philanthropists. So, we thought there was a real opportunity to make a difference and impact in this community, and we're very happy to have done this."

The center is also equipped to serve 500 free meals daily. It's open to people 60 and older seven days a week.

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epdoc | April 22, 2010 at 8:02 a.m. ― 4 years, 7 months ago

Philanthropy at it's smartest and best! A truly remarkable example!

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