Senior Citizen Resources from our Councilmember, Scott Sherman

While most of our District 7 staff has been forced to work remotely on most days, our office is still working every day responding to constituents concerns. If you have problems or concerns in your community, please continue to call or email my office at 619-236-6677, or ScottSherman@SanDiego.Gov.
I received an email yesterday from a constituent who did an excellent job compiling information regarding resources for seniors. It was so thorough that I am sharing it with you now. I hope it is helpful, and if possible, please pass along to any seniors who may benefit.
Healthcare Professionals Needed
First and most importantly, San Diego County is asking for help from healthcare professionals, including people who recently retired or have extra time to volunteer. More information here.
Home Delivered Meals and Transportation Options
(Non Profit Organizations)

• Meals on Wheels San Diego County
o Home Delivered Meals
o Phone Number: 619-260-6110
o Website: https://www.meals-on-wheels.org/
o Notes: Place order days in Advance
o Meals on Wheels is looking for more Volunteers!
• ElderHelp
o Phone number: (619) 284-9281
o Website: https://www.elderhelpofsandiego.org/
o Friendly Visits and calls
o Grocery Shopping-no cost
o Seniors A Go Go- Medically Necessary Rides
o Elderhelp is looking for more Volunteers!
• Jewish Family Services
o Home Delivered Meals
o Website: https://www.jfssd.org/
o Phone Number: (858) 637-3210
o Case/Care Management
o Phone Number: (858) 637-3210
o On-the-go (Rides limited to medical rides/grocery shopping only)
o Phone Number: (858) 637-7320
o JFS is looking for more Volunteers!
• Serving Seniors
o Home Delivered Meals
o Phone Number: 619-235-6572
o Website: https://servingseniors.org/
• FACT
o Transportation needs for those 60+
o Phone Number: 888-924-3228
o Website: https://factsd.org/
Home Delivered Meals-(For Profit)
*All can be ordered through computer or Smartphone App with an account.*

• Door Dash
• Uber Eats
• Grub Hub
• Postmates
Social, Educational Caregiving Options and any other Miscellaneous
• Oasis-San Diego (Online Education Classes
o Online Course Catalog:
o https://www3.oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA/Classes
• Alzheimer’s San Diego
o Website: https://www.alzsd.org/
o Free webinar classes that normally take place in person
o Although the organization’s has suspended all in-person classes and group meetings, clients can still speak to social workers over the phone at (858) 492-4400
• Southern Caregivers Resource Center
o Website: https://www.caregivercenter.org/
o Phone number: (858)268-4432
o Helping caregivers navigate the anxiety, the depression, the stress that comes with being a caregiver
o Voucher Program still available read more here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/caregiver/news-for-caregivers/story/2019-11-19/family-caregivers-benefit-from-countys-respite-voucher-program
• Partner in Aging
o Connect senior to volunteer looking to make daily/weekly phone call check ins
o Connect senior to volunteer hoping to go on a daily/weekly week with a companion (safe social distance
o Connect a senior to a trusted caregiver or concierge assistant
o Connect to grocery shoppers
o Connect for medical rides and pharmacy pick ups
o Phone Number: 858-480-1453
• 211 (General Resource Hotline)
o Phone number: 211
For latest updates, please visit the City’s Covid-19 website at: https://www.sandiego.gov/coronavirus

In Service,

Scott Sherman
Councilman, District Seven

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Emergency Orders from the Mayor and San Diego County Gvernment relating to the COVID-19 emergency

Yesterday, The following is a copy of an email from Councilmember Scott Sherman. The Mayor and San Diego County Government issued further emergency orders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Effective midnight on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Health Officer Orders in include:
• All events with 50 or more people in a single space at the same time, regardless of whether it occurs indoors or outdoors, are prohibited. All non-essential gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged.
• All businesses that serve alcohol and do not serve food shall close.
• All restaurants and business establishments that serve food shall close all on-site dining. All food served shall be by delivery, pick-up, or drive-thru.
• All businesses shall enact social distancing, increased sanitation standards, and shall make every effort to use telecommuting for its workforce.
• Schools shall not hold classes or other activities where students gather on the school campus.
• A strong recommendation is made that all persons who are 65 years old or older, have a chronic underlying condition, or have a compromised immune system self-quarantine themselves at home.
• All persons arriving in the country from CDC Warning Level 3 Travel Advisory locations shall be subject to a 14-day home quarantine and self-monitoring.
The full Public Health Order is available here. This order shall be reevaluated and extended if appropriate on or before March 31, 2020.
The Mayor also declared a State of Emergency that implemented the following:
The order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. last night and continues until March 31, 2020 at 12 p.m. unless otherwise extended. It mandates the following within City limits:
• Bars and Nightclubs – All bars, adult entertainment establishments and nightclubs in the City of San Diego shall be closed to the public.
• Restaurants and Retail Food Facilities – All restaurants and retail food facilities shall be prohibited from serving food for consumption on premises. They may continue to operate for preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service, pick-up or drive-thru. Even in these cases, restaurants are directed to establish social distancing practices while customers are waiting for pick-up. This does not affect grocery stores, pharmacies, food banks, cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
• Supporting Grocery Stores – Trucks and other vehicles engaged in delivering grocery items to grocery stores are now exempt from having to comply with any City rules and regulations that limit the hours for such deliveries.
• Public Gatherings – All public or private gatherings of 50 or more people in any indoor or outdoor space are prohibited. All non-essential social gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged, and it is strongly recommended that the public follow the March 16, 2020 guidance by the Centers for Disease Control by limiting gatherings in places of worship and implement new ways to practice faith while observing social distancing.
• City of San Diego Operations –
o All City of San Diego public buildings are to be closed to the general public.
o City departments will execute their Continuity of Operations Plans and continue to provide essential services including police, fire-rescue, water, wastewater and trash pick-up.
o The City will limit parking enforcement and issuance of citations to holiday or Sunday enforcement regulations. Red, white, blue and time enforcement areas will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety.
o Moratorium on water and wastewater shutoffs.
School Resources
The Food Service Department of San Diego Unified will be conducting a drive-thru/walk-up distribution of packaged prepared food. Children will need to be present to receive meals, and each child 18 years and younger can take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day. There will be no congregate feeding. All food will be consumed off site. Meal distribution times for all locations are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Clark Middle – 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105
• Cherokee Point Elementary – 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105
• Sherman Elementary – 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102
• Zamorano Elementary – 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139
• Kearny High – 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
• O’Farrell Charter – 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114
• Walker Elementary – 9245 Hillery Dr., San Diego, CA 92126
• Farb Middle – 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124
SD Unified has posted instructional resources to help parents as they home-school their children.
Also National University and National University Virtual High School are offering three months of free online classes to all California college and high school students impacted by COVID-19. programs in April, May, and June 2020. California high school students may take up to three online classes offered by NUVHS in April, May, and June 2020. To learn more about this initiative, visit: https://www.nu.edu/coronavirusresponse/.
Blood Donations Needed
The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As this disease continues to impact our communities, we need your help ensuring we have a sufficient blood supply to support hospital patients in Southern California and across the country. The Red Cross is working to continue delivering our mission, including the collection of lifesaving blood, but as more workplaces, college campuses and other venues send people home and encourage social distancing, we have had a staggering number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives cancelled.
As of March 16, more than 2,700 blood drives have been canceled in the U.S. due to COVID-19 concerns, representing approximately 86,000 fewer blood donations. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
As concerns about the coronavirus pandemic rise, we need your help to communicate vital messages to the public:
• Donating blood is a safe process and people should not be concerned about giving or receiving blood during this challenging time.
• More healthy donors are needed to give now to prevent a blood shortage.
• Keep scheduled blood drives, which will allow donors the opportunity to give blood.
• Share verified information from trusted sources on social media and/or follow @SDICRedCross for the latest local updates
For updated information please visit the City’s website here.

In Service,

Scott Sherman
Councilman, District Seven

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All Peoples Church & Dog Park Presentations at NCPI on Wednesday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Good evening Del Cerro:

On Wednesday evening, March 11, there will be updated PowerPoint presentations on the status of two projects in our area at the Navajo Community Planners monthly meeting which will begin at 6:30 at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Carlos.

1) The All Peoples Church which is to be constructed in the canyon east of College Avenue between the Chevron Station and I-8

2) The proposed dog park on San Carlos Point at Lake Murray Community Park.

Jay Wilson, Secretary
Del Cerro Action Council

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Del Cerro Action Council Agenda for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020


Del Cerro Action Council Agenda Jan 23, 2020 – 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of January 23rd, 2020 Agenda

4. Approval of the October 24th DCAC General Meeting Minutes

5. Community Police Repor
t
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Mark Peterson

6. DCAC Officers Report
• President Report
• Vice President Report

7. Elected Officials & SDSU
• Representative Jonathan Clark – Del Cerro Senior Community Representative for Congresswoman Susan Davis – 619.280.5353
• Lisa Scott – Navajo Area Representative for Councilmember Scott Sherman 619.236.6677
• Rachel Gregg – SDSU Director of Government and Community Relations

8. Community Updates
• Update on All Peoples Church Project
• SDSU West Park Glenn Schmidt SDG – presented by Glenn Schmidt, the designer of the 60 plus acre park.

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Next Meeting – Thursday, April 23rd – 7 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El

12. Adjourn

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Del Cerro Action Council Minutes from October 24, 2019

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 23, 2010 – 7pm at Temple Emanu-El. We will have an update from the All Peoples Church and from SDSU regarding the outstanding 60 acre multi-use park to be constructed as part of SDSU West.

Del Cerro Action Council Minutes – October 24, 2019

The Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) held its quarterly meeting on October 24th at Temple Emanu-El and the meeting was called to order at 7:04pm.

San Diego Police Department – Congratulations Officer John Steffen, our SDPD Eastern Division Community Relations Officer, for receiving his 15 year pin with the police department. Officer Steffen reported a total of 5 property crimes and vehicle break ins, two active arrests and seven moving violations in the Del Cerro area during the last reporting period. He also announced a drug take back program at the Eastern Division Police Station located at 9225 Aero Drive.

San Diego State Police Department – Corporal Mark Peterson, the Police Community Relations Officer for SDSU stated there were only 22 Adobe Falls complaints reported to the SDSU police department compared to 80 for the same time period last year. SDSU police continue to patrol the Adobe Falls area.

Jonathan Clark for US Congresswoman Susan Davis – Jonathan reported the congresswoman has been working on legislation to simplify the student aid application. The current application is very complex. Her subcommittee is working to ensure those who deserve the service receive it. Jonathan also announced that the deadline for high school students to receive a nomination to a military academy closes October 31.

Roarke Shanley for Councilmember Scott Sherman – Roarke announced 33 streets have been added to the slurry seal list for Del Cerro. This is in addition to the initial list for streets to be slurry sealed or resurfaced in Del Cerro. Roarke also announced that he will be leaving Councilmember Sherman’s staff as of November 1. He has accepted a job with Assemblywoman Marie Waldron with the 75th State Assembly who represents north east San Diego County and Temecula in Riverside County. Roarke lives in Vista. We are very sorry to see him leave and thank him for the great work he did for us.

Public Comment – Chris Pearson, a former Community Relations Representative for Councilmember Marti Emerald, spoke on behalf of a brush management program called silviculture. This process trims sideways growth to eliminate fire ladders that explode and disperse burning embers during wildfires. It’s a new ecologically sensitive technique that has not been tried in San Diego. Here is a link explaining the work: http://treeculturesandiego.com. His request is for the DCAC to endorse silviculture and send a letter of support to the City of San Diego. The DCAC board will consider the request and check with the City’s Fire-Rescue Department before making a decision.

All Peoples Church – Pastor Robert Herber commented on the homeless encampments on the church property. He indicated church was able to file a letter of agency which means the city does not have to seek permission to go on the property regarding the homeless and/or homeless encampments. They are also working with the neighbors and the city’s brush management staff. Now that the bird breeding season has ended for endangered species, the church will be conducting some brush clearing. The website is being updated to make more information about the church available to the public.

Question – Initially you said the area would be used one day a week, but it now seems that there will be activities during the week. There will also be a lot of traffic and how are you going to handle it?
Response – We will have meetings/classes throughout the week but these are usually around 20 to 25 people. We are working diligently with city staff regarding handling the traffic which includes an additional signaled intersection and expanded deceleration/acceleration lane. Our plans have to follow the requirements of the city’s planning department and its traffic engineers. This will determine the number of entrances and exists. Once we have a response from CalTrans, we will be able to establish the elevation of the building pad. We are waiting on the city regarding the deceleration lane as that will determine where the one-story parking structure can be located; close to the homes or our preferred location closer to College Avenue.

Before the church submits its second set of plans for review, we will be back to the DCAC and the Navajo Community Planners, Inc.

Question – Where do your members come from?
Response – We have a lot of members who live in the Navajo Community. We are a non-denominational Christian church. Currently we have a Saturday service, but that will be terminated with our new church in Del Cerro.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:11pm. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 23 at 7pm at Temple Emanu-El.

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Agenda for Del Cerro Action Council Meeting – Thursday, October 24, 7 pm at Temple Emanu-El

Del Cerro Action Council Agenda October 24, 2019
7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of October 24th Agenda

4. Approval of the July 25th DCAC General Meeting Minutes

5. Community Police Report
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Mark Peterson

6. DCAC Officers Report
• Vice President Report

7. Elected Officials & SDSU Report:
• Representative Ashley Campbell – Del Cerro Senior Community Representative for Congresswoman Susan Davis – 619.280.5353
• Roarke Shanley – Navajo Area Representative for Councilmember Scott Sherman 619.236.6677
• Rachel Gregg – SDSU Director of Government and Community Relations

8. Community Updates
• Update on All Peoples Church Project
• Adobe Falls and the Adobe Falls Canyon

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Next Meeting – Thursday, January 23th – 7 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El

12. Adjourn

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Follow up to SD Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Kelly Zombro’s presentation at the October NCPI meeting

Chief Zombro began his presentation with a video about projecting our homes from wildland and canyon fires. Here is the link. The video was initially produced for viewing at the Visitor Center at Mission Trails Regional Park and features San Carlos residents Chief Kelly Zombro and earthquake and wildland fire expert Dr. Pat Abbott.
Throughout his presentation, Chief Zombro emphasized the need to be prepared whether you live on the rim of a canyon or miles away; embers can travel five miles or more. The chief also recommended everyone read the ““Ready Set, Go” pamphlet on the city’s website. BE PREPARED AND STAY SAFE!

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Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Zombro to speak at NCPI tonight (Oct. 9) regarding preparing for wildland canyon fires

Good morning Del Cerro:

San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Zombro, a San Carlos resident, is a national authority on fighting wildland and canyon fires. He will be the guest speaker at tonight’s (Oct 9) Navajo Community Planners Inc. meeting which will begin at 6:30 at the East San Diego Masonic Lodge located at 7849 Tommy Drive in San Carlos. Wildland and canyon fire season is upon us. The Santa Ana winds forecast for the next couple of days and the possibility of SDG&E shutting down electricity in parts of east county as a safety precaution is a wake-up call for all of us. We all need to be prepared in case there is a major fire in one of the many canyons in the Navajo Community. Remember, it is not just homes bordering our canyons that are at risk; embers can be blown in excess of 4 miles.

Chief Kelly was instrumental in the production of the video on canyon fires that is shown at the Mission Trails Visitor Center. Tonight, Wednesday, October 9, he will be speaking about the dangers of wildland canyon fires and what we, as homeowners, need to do to prepare for a canyon fire in the Navajo Community. Prior to joining the City of San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Department, he was a Deputy Fire Chief for Cal Fire and managed Cal Fire operations for all of San Diego County. This is a subject that should be very important to all of us!

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Minutes of the Del Cerro Action Council meeting of July 25, 2019


Minutes of the July 25th, Del Cerro Action Council Quarterly meeting

The July 25th meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) was called to order at 7:05 by DCAC president Mark Rawlins.
Police Update – San Diego Police Department Community Relations Officer John Steffen reported there had been 2 violent crimes by the hotel/motel on Adobe Falls Road and 1 property crime in our area in over the past month. There were also 3 vehicle thefts, 1 car break-in and 1 home burglary. He also reported on the home invasion/homicide on Lake Shore that occurred the previous week.
San Diego State University Police Corporal Peterson reported orientation is on-going for incoming freshman and will continue orientation until school begins on August 28th.
SDSU Update – Corporal Peterson also reported on SDSU property at Adobe Falls. There were only 3 reported trespasses and in the same two month time period in 2018, there were 29. SDSU police conducted 23 pro active patrols in the area of Adobe Falls in the past two months.
Rachael Gregg, the Director of Government and Community Relations for SDSU, reported there will be an update on SDSU West this Saturday from 9-11 and the public is invited. She also stated SDSU has been conducting public workshops regarding the river park on the SDSU West property.

President’s Report – Mark Rawlins Presidents spoke on the status of the proposed Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District. The City has turned the switch back on to move forward. There are several communities slotted to go before us. The Friends of Del Cerro, the group proposing the MAD will need a petition gathering effort which will require 30% of the property owners to sign. When the City approves the petition, this will allow for a vote by all the property owners to vote for or against the formation of a MAD for Del Cerro. The petition gathering effort is to begin on or before September 30.

Elected Officials Reports
Congresswoman Susan Davis – Ashley Campbell, the Senior Community Representative/District Scheduler for the congresswoman introduced herself and urged anyone with a federal concern to contact her at 619.280.5353 or email her at ASHLEY.CAMPBELL@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV

Councilmember Scott Sherman – Roarke Shanley, the Council Rep for Del Cerro invited everyone to attend a meeting at the Allied Gardens Benjamin Library on July 30, from 5-7 pm to learn more about the smart street light programs. It will be tracking pedestrian and automobile traffic. There will be a presentation on how privacy is being protected.
Roarke stated Councilmember Sherman supported the added flexibility for the mixed use community code update. This is an effort to get rid of those empty stores The newsletter is out for more details on the smart lights.
Roarke was asked about the increased traffic in the area with the proposed redevelopment of additional housing in Grantville and SDSU West. There was also concern from those attending the DCAC meeting about the ½ from a transit stop and that there are very limited requirements for parking.
He was also asked about Adobe Falls and can it be developed in one form or another in conjunctions with SDSU West. He responded that President de la Torre has stated it does not make sense to turn this area in to something that will draw people. That would change the neighborhood.
Roarke was also asked to check on the status of the open space at end of Duane on the top of Del Cerro.

Program – Roberto Garcia, with the 2020 US Census gave a report on the upcoming census. He emphasized the importance of everyone responding because in how districts for elected officials are determined and how much state and federal money is received. He stated “We need to know who is here.” You will be able to go online to complete your census form and only 1% of the population will receive a personal visit from a census worker. Through the Internet, or phone, paper form or in person, everyone will be contacted. The census will handle in 12 languages. We will be partnering with libraries and other sites with kiosks to complete the census on-lline via on-line. April 1 will be the official kick-off. We want to count 50% by April 1 P 2020 of responses. It is our civic duty.”
Paper version will be in English and Spanish only. In a census track where 20% or more speaks Spanish, the census will be available in Spanish. If more people from other ethnicities respond, it may be in in different languages in the future. Legally, the contents of a census cannot be accessed for 73 years. Your information is protected for 73 years. There are very severe penalties for any information leaks.
2020 Census Jobs. The movement is the biggest mobilization in the time of peace. The 2020 Census will be hiring and will have 3 offices in San Diego County. Most of the work will be from home. Enumerators will be paid $25 per hour. We are looking for individuals at all levels. Pay is $20 to $27.50 per hour. You must be 18 or over and have a valid email address.
Timeline – Census offices open on Sept. 1st. They are hiring right now. They work with United Way and 150 nonprofit organizations speaking to people one to one. 15 of 18 cities in SD County will be helping us support the Census count. California needs to receive its fair share of state and federal funds. If the census count California is less than the actual population, dollars often go to other states. Let’s keep as much as we can.
After the census 2020 census staff would like make this presentation to all groups.
Any person can request their own census profile. Roberto.Garccia@2020census.gov
There are only 10 questions. Name, age, ethnicity, own or rent home. There is a long form. American Community Survey (ACS)
Jobs are temporary from 4 months to 2 years and can be part or full time.

Next Meeting – The next DCAC meeting will be October 24, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. The All Peoples Church is scheduled to provide an update on their project as it works through the city planning department. They also plan to hold a community update meeting after they receive the second Cycles Report from the City. The website for the All Peoples Church is https://allpeopleschurch.org/

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Agenda for Del Cerro Action Council – July 25, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El

Del Cerro Action Council Agenda July 25, 2019

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of July Agenda

4. Approval of the April DCAC General Meeting Minutes

5. Community Police Report
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Mark Peterson

6. DCAC Officers Report
• President Report
• Vice President Report
• Treasurer Report

7. Elected Officials Report:
• Councilmember Scott Sherman, Council Representative for Del Cerro
• Congresswoman Susan Davis Representative

8. Main Topics:
• Guess Speaker: Mr. Roberto Garcia, 2020 Census information

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Next Meeting – Thursday, October 24th – 7 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El

12. Adjourn

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