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San Diego
San Diego
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San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. 

With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth in the United States and in California.


The San Diego Council on Aging is a multidisciplinary organization that promotes Education, Awareness, and Networking in the Greater San Diego area to enhance the quality of life for seniors.



  1. Protect the Rights and lifestyles of the senior population
  2. Remain informed regarding the fair  allocation of government and private resources to serve the needs of seniors
  3. Provide education for professionals and the community to improve the quality of life for the senior population
  4. Collaborate with other senior organizations
Contacts302 Washington St (PMB 436)
San Diego, California 92103
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This is my hometown. The weather is and always has been beautiful all year round. The cost of living here is now through the roof, with many senior citizens out on the street or in shelters because the rent is so high.
This is one of the most expensive communities in the US. Rents and property are out of site. SDG&E is allowed to pass along unrelated expenses to customers, thus making it way too high for an area that has 50% good weather (moderate vs hot or cold). There are plenty of slots in education for those who can pay tuition, but some help is available for the more expensive private schools. Work of any type for reasonable pay is lacking in this city where everyone wants to live. Transportation costs are 1/5 that of younger people using the same services. There are many community engagement services, but the mentality is still that older people should be treated as old rather than intelligent, contributing individuals. Sad.
Between the Military, and soo many Colleges and Universities in San Diego, it is a very educated and young town. Most employers want someone with a degree, or someone with a military background with security clearance to work in the Defense industries. Ever since I've turned 50 I am shut out of most jobs except for menial task labor.
Cost of living to high for retirees. COL $80,000 most retirees I know are living on 50k or less. Housing is way overpriced and taxes are too high in this state unless you are an illegal alien and not paying taxes. Politicians favor illegals over citizens. People are leaving state due to politicians.
Rents and general cost of living are too high

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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