The nonprofit Gary and Mary West PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) recently opened its doors in San Marcos, made possible by a grant from the Solana Beach-based Gary and Mary West Foundation. The new program center is part of an innovative, nationwide model of care for vulnerable seniors with chronic care needs.

As one of just 15 PACE programs operating in California, the Gary and Mary West PACE provides a wide range of services including: adult day programs; medical care; social activities; dentistry; meals; home care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; and long-term support services to eligible seniors, as well as caregiver training and support groups for their families.

“Our goal, privilege, and responsibility is to help low-income seniors live as independently as possible for as long as possible in their own homes,” said Shelley Lyford, President and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation. For more information visit www.westpace.org and www.westhealth.org.