Upcoming Events

Did you know that people with strong social ties tend to be healthier and live longer?  Studies show that only 10-20% of health outcomes are determined by medical care.  What happens outside of the doctor’s office, including your behavior, genetics, and environment, play an important part. 

SDSU Center for Excellence in Aging & Longevity (CEAL), in partnership with Wellcare by Health Net, developed the Wellness Club. We want to inform, engage, and empower older adults and their caregivers to improve overall health and well-being.  To learn more, join us on December 13, from 11 a.m. – 12 noon PST, for a virtual Wellness Club event. Interactive sessions include understanding the ABCD’s of Medicare, home safety tips, chair-based exercises, and the benefits of intergenerational programs.  Click here to register. 

Past Events

Group Photo from Best Practices in Aging Event

Best Practices in Aging

On March 14, 2023, CEAL and AARP co-sponsored an event with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance to share best practices in aging. San Diego was selected by the Alliance for their biennial Leadership Study Trip based on successful economic development initiatives in healthcare, education, business, transportation, technology, and housing. 

2 People recieving the Senator Brian W. Jonse Award

22nd Annual St. Paul’s Legislative Breakfast

On February 24,2023, CEAL and the San Diego Senior Alliance co-sponsored the 22nd annual St. Paul’s Legislative Breakfast. This annual gathering brings together the San Diego aging ecosystem to honor Champions, celebrate what has been accomplished, and focus on what still needs to be done.

Over 100 attendees, including nearly all local, state and federal elected officials heard insightful presentations from Natalie Donlin-Zapella, Legislative Director with LeSar Development Consultants, Meghan Rose, General Counsel and Chief Government Affairs Officer with LeadingAge California and honored Carol Hubbard, CEO of St. Paul’s PACE San Diego, and Michael McHale, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Senior Services, for their outstanding leadership. Click HERE to view the Photo Gallery

Click HERE to review Michael McHale’s remarks (docx)

Steve Hornberger giving a lecture

Age Friendly University/CEAL Lecture Series

On October 13, 2022, SDSU held the first Age-Friendly University (AFU) lecture hosted by CEAL. Kim Gallo, County of San Diego’s Director of Aging & Independence Services spoke about the changing demographics and how San Diego State University can make a difference in the lives of older adults. Click HERE to view the photo gallery

KPBS Staff member giving senior a raffle ticket

OSHER Ceal Event (Photo Gallery Link)

SDSU Student receiving guidance at a CEAL event.

CEAL Healthnet Seniors Launch

A new partnership between CEAL and Wellcare By Health Net provides seniors with a holistic approach to navigating the current and emerging challenges faced by older adults and their families. These barriers include social determinants of health, social isolation, and the need to return to a focus on general health and wellness following the COVID-19 pandemic. Central to the partnership is the launch of the “Wellness Club,” an inclusive, community-based approach to inform, engage, empower, and inspire older adults. Click HERE to view the photo gallery