In the News

A Note to our Collaborators: Gary and Mary West Foundation Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Greetings, Today is a proud day as we celebrate an exciting milestone, the 10-year anniversary of the Gary and Mary West Foundation. More than 10 years ago, I had the great honor of meeting Gary and Mary West, two extraordinarily successful entrepreneurs and visionaries who were planning to devote their entire fortune to making a… Read More

GIA Panel: A Shared Commitment to Advancing Senior-Specific Emergency Care

      2016 Grantmakers in Aging Annual Conference: “Climbing Higher: Working together to reach new heights in aging philanthropy” Panel: A Shared Commitment to Advancing Senior-Specific Emergency Care Date: Thursday, October 27 Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (75-minute panel discussion) Session Overview: With seniors accounting for more than 20 million annual Emergency Department… Read More

Gary and Mary West Foundation Announces $250,000 Matching Campaign

Donations Will Help Lower-Income Seniors in San Diego Get Desperately Needed Oral Healthcare In its 10-year history, the Gary and Mary West Foundation has provided approximately 400 grants totaling $175 million. The Foundation contributed more than $2 million in grants to establish the Senior Dental Center, which covered costs for construction, state-of-the-art dental equipment and… Read More

Grand Opening: Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center

Greetings, I am pleased to share exciting news. Today our founders, philanthropists Gary and Mary West, announced the grand opening of the nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center dedicated to serving low-income seniors in downtown San Diego. This is truly an exciting milestone and one that is especially meaningful to West Health and… Read More

Philanthropists Gary and Mary West Open Nonprofit Dental Center in San Diego for Low-income Seniors Who Desperately Need Care

Public donations will help low-income seniors get needed oral healthcare; Gary and Mary West Foundation contributes $2 million and  pledges to match community donations with up to $250,000 in additional funds  San Diego, Calif. – October 5, 2016 – Poor oral health is a significant public health issue for seniors in San Diego and across the… Read More

View livestream of the Oct. 5 of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center grand opening

Join today’s free October 5th livestream of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center grand opening. Our state-of-the-art community dental center and innovative model of integrated oral healthcare and wellness services was created to address the neglected dental health needs of lower-income older adults in San Diego. Our goal is to bring the issues surrounding… Read More

HuffPost 50 features a blog by West Health’s Shelley Lyford on our successful aging focus for our nation’s seniors

Huffington Post: “Think bold, not old when it comes to aging” by Shelley Lyford August 24, 2016 “By 2030, about 20 percent of the entire U.S. population will be 65 or older, signifying one of the most profound and significant demographic shifts in American history. Little more than 15 years ago, only about 12 percent… Read More

Exceptional Speaker Line-up Announced for Cal State University Institute for Palliative Care Symposium

First-ever Academic Faculty Event to be held September 30 – October 1 in San Marcos, CA SAN DIEGO, CA – August 22, 2016: The Cal State University (CSU) Institute for Palliative Care has announced the complete agenda of speakers and presenters for “Engaging the Next Generation: Academic Palliative Care Education and Research” Symposium to be… Read More

Grantee Spotlight: Center for Health Reporting story published in Sacramento Bee on rural impoverished seniors in California

Please see the following story on impoverished seniors in rural California published in the Sacramento Bee by the Center for Health Reporting, a Foundation grantee reporting on senior issues in the state of California.    Lee Marshall is among a growing number of impoverished Plumas County seniors who rely on the government for daily food… Read More