What We Are
Elders Living in Their Element is a grass roots organization led by older adults who share their skills and support each other to navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging. Modeled after the “virtual village” movement that is growing across the nation, we are member-run by volunteers who work to connect seniors with the resources they need. In addition to services for seniors at home, we also create opportunities for social interaction, which is so important to our health and happiness. Drop-in socials, special events, and common interest groups are among the social events we make available.
Established in 2015 as a subsidiary non-profit under the San Diego City Heights Town Council 501c-3, donations are tax-deductible according to the rules of U.S. IRS tax code.
See the official description of our goals in our Mission Statement below.
See the KPBS video interview, November 6, 2015 for more information.
Full KPBS article
Who We Are
Elders Living in Their Element is run solely by volunteers who are neighborhood residents. Membership is open to anyone 50 and over in the following neighborhoods in City Heights, San Diego:
- Azalea Park
- Fairmount Park
- Nearby neighborhoods of City Heights
Although we started out in three neighborhoods, we welcome anyone in City Heights who would like to join us. Find out more about becoming a member or volunteer through the Join page.
Board of Directors
- Agnes Conradt: Co-Chair
- Evie Kosower: Co-Chair
- Paula Buckley: Secretary
- Erika Rodarte: Treasurer
- Marigold Hernly
- Judy Wolcott
- Elizabeth Alyea
To enable Members, age 50 and above, to have the practical means and the confidence to be able to live their lives to the fullest in their own homes as they grow older.
Webmaster: Diana Diehl diana at elderslivingintheirelement dot org