Announcement

New Year. New Look. Same Age Well.
We’re excited to unveil to you our new logo, tagline and a new website as part of an extensive rebranding initiative! Over the past several months, we’ve been working hard to update our brand to better reflect our values, services, and the evolution of our organizations mission since its founding in 1975.
As of today, Age Well Senior Services is now officially Age Well, Orange County’s partner in aging. We look forward to continuing to support Orange County seniors with our new name and look. Over the new few months, you’ll start to see us updating our branding across all our services and programs.

2022 Age Well | Orange County's partner in aging ®

Senior Center Lunch Reopens In-Person. Join us, by reservation only, starting December 1, 2021!

Join us for in-person lunch at centers across orange county

Daily Senior Lunch

JOIN US AT YOUR SENIOR CENTER OF CHOICE STARTING DECEMBER 1, 2021.

Senior Center Lunch program is back starting December 1, 2021. Having been converted to a grab-and-go program since March 2020, we are reopening for in-person lunch. To join us in person, please call your senior center of choice to make a reservation. Center phone numbers are found below. We can't wait to see you.

Senior Center Information

For additional questions please contact your senior center of choice by phone. See their phone numbers below. Lunch hours will be posted soon. Due to COVID-19 precautions, in-person lunch is by reservation only. To make a reservation, call the number of your center (found below).

Florence Sylvester Senior Center – Laguna Hills

Contact: (949) 380-0155

Sea Country – Laguna Niguel

Contact: 949-362-2807

Contact: 949-600-5496

Dana Point Senior Center

Contact: (949) 496 – 4252

Susi Q – Laguna Beach

Contact: (949) 715 – 5462

Grab & Go Pick-Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Rancho Santa Margarita Bell Tower

Contact: 949-709-7592

San Juan Capistrano Senior Center

Contact: (949) 443 – 6383

Norman P. Murray – Mission Viejo

Contact: (949)470–3063

Oasis – Newport Beach + CDM

Contact: 949-718–1820

Dorothy Visser – San Clemente

Contact: (949) 498-3322

Dr. Marilyn Ditty

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, colleague and founder of Age Well Senior Services, Inc., Dr. Marilyn Ditty. Dr. Ditty made an indelible mark on who we are today as an organization, and we vow to continue her legacy of serving and enriching the lives of seniors in our community while providing outstanding stewardship to benefit the cause of the organization she created. Another hallmark of her leadership was to build great and deep guiding principles. These will remain in place, as our vision to build services for older adults in continues.

On October 31, 2021, Dr. Marilyn Ditty, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Teacher and Friend passed away peacefully at the age of 81. Marilyn was an amazing woman who has made an impact on countless lives. In the late 1970’s Marilyn received her master’s degree from the University of San Diego when the aging field was in its pioneering stage and then pursued post- graduate studies at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology. She then continued her journey of education by receiving her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne. She went on to serve on various advisory boards and as an associate professor.

Marilyn is extensively known for her distinguished work in the field of gerontology and dedicated her career to educate and advocate for older adults on the local, state, federal and international level. Most importantly, was the founder emeritus of Age Well Senior Services, Inc. and served as its CEO for over 40 years. Her work paved the way for Senior Services in Orange County, CA. as her devotion to improve the welfare of older adults established community- based care for the aging community. Among her many accolades, she received the coveted SAGE Award (Senior Achievement and General Excellence) from the Senior Housing Council and honored at a nationwide tribute to caregivers by Marriot Senior Living Services. She is best known for establishing an excellent model for community-based care for seniors which has served over 85,000 older adults in Orange County.

Marilyn was the most determined, passionate, generous and visionary woman many of us will ever know. She taught us respect, courage, commitment and perseverance. Each person she touched now carries her great influence and inspiration, and all that knew Dr. Ditty will miss her dearly. She will always be loved and appreciated by all. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Ditty family.

The Ditty family will be honoring Dr. Marilyn Ditty and holding a Celebration of Life in her memory during the 2022 year.  

november 2021 newsletter

Florence Sylvester Newsletter

Hello! What a 20 months it has been! Despite being closed for what feels like an eternity, we have continued providing non-emergency transport, case management check-ins and delivering meals to our Meals on Wheels and Grab and Go clients. We also have a completely new staff at Florence Sylvester Senior Center . This includes me, your new Director for the Florence Sylvester Senior Center.

I can’t wait to meet you! I hope you can join us for our first annual Pancake Breakfast, Car Show and Raffle on 10-30-21 from 8:30am-11am. This event is for the entire community and will take place outside of the Senior Center. We are also planning a Big Bingo Night! 11-13-21. This Saturday night event will include 12 games, dinner and two drink tickets. Look inside the newsletter for details about all of the exciting upcoming events we have planned.
Aimée Roberts, Director Florence Sylvester Senior Center

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COMMUNITY PARTNER COX

Supporting Meals for Seniors

Thank you to COX Charities for the generous donation! Their $10,000 contribution has no doubt made a huge impact in the daily lives of Seniors living in South Orange County. Because of your generosity we are able to meet the growing needs of the community, making sure no senior goes hungry.

The Power in Partnership

The work of Age Well is made possible by the support of corporate partners, member organizations, and donors.​

Orange County's Senior Summit is here, watch daily at www.seniorsummit.com

Virtual OC Senior Summit!

Watch daily at 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM

Starting May 1st, tune in daily to the Virtual OC Senior Summit!

Broadcasting on Cox Communications Channel 39 from May 1-31 at 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM! Not a Cox subscriber? Watch it online! Visit ocseniorsummit.com to watch on your computer!

You won't want to miss this amazingly informative month, where we cover the in's & out's of aging well in Orange County!

Donations of pet food needed for senior citizens’ pets in Orange County
Pets play an invaluable role in the lives of seniors who face difficult circumstances, often isolated from the world around them. More & more we’ve noticed our seniors are putting aside their own needs to make sure their pets don’t go hungry. And while we may be most known for our senior meal programs, which deliver food to senior citizens across Orange County, we also deliver food to senior cats & dogs!
Contributions of unopened pet food are needed!
Pets are Family too provides cat and dog food to senior citizens who receive meal deliveries.
For additional questions please contact your senior center onMonday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9:00-1:00 Please see the schedule below.

Drop Off Hours

Please drop off unopened cat and dog food at any grab & go site, found below!

Florence Sylvester Senior Center – Laguna Hills

Contact: (949) 380-0155

Sea Country – Laguna Niguel

Contact: 949-362-2807

Contact: 949-600-5496

Dana Point Senior Center

Contact: (949) 496 – 4252

Susi Q – Laguna Beach

Contact: (949) 715 – 5462

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Rancho Santa Margarita Bell Tower

Contact: 949-709-7592

San Juan Capistrano Senior Center

Contact: (949) 493–5921

Norman P. Murray – Mission Viejo

Contact: (949)470–3063

Oasis – Newport Beach + CDM

Contact: 949-718–1820

Dorothy Visser – San Clemente

Contact: (949) 498-3322

Restaurant quality food delivered safely to your door, made affordable.

Introducing Senior Cuisine Delivered: Affordable meals delivered to your door.
Experience affordable restaurant-quality meals specially made for Orange County’s seniors, 50+ caretakers, dependents. Simply choose from your favorite local participating restaurants and caterers, to receive lunch and dinner for two, four or six days a week. Delivered safely to your door for no extra cost. Choose from your favorite restaurants:
Delicious lunches + dinners by; Bagels & Brew, Blue Stone Kitchen, Greenlife Fit Foods, Jolanda’s Cafe & Cafering, Luscious Jimmy’s, Panera, Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim, Zest in a Bowl, Salt Creek Grille & PokeWorks!

Free Holiday Meals Include: Oven roasted turkey, buttermilk mashed potato, sweet potatoes, winter stuffing, mixed vegetable, sage pan gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, butter southern-eggnog mousse with graham cracker crumble. 

Give while you shop with amazonSmile – set age well senior services as your charity of choice
Give while you shop with our AmazonSmile link. A percentage of every purchase goes towards supporting your senior neighbors. All you have to do is click the link below, select Age Well Senior Services as your charitable organization and shop away.
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