Join with ElderHelp’s staff, board, friends, and family as we celebrate ElderHelp’s 50-year legacy! Essence of Life 2024 honors ElderHelp’s community of supporters and those who advance our mission of helping seniors age with dignity and independence in their own homes. Join us at this special celebration as we commemorate five decades of achievement and celebrate the heartwarming stories of our honorees.

  • Enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live music, breathtaking views of San Diego Bay, with KFMB’s Jeff Zevely as the Master of Ceremonies
  • Amazing auction with proceeds to help ensure ElderHelp’s programs and services remain for the next 50 years
  • Wine grab fun: take home a surprise bottle!
  • Dress: Business Casual

Mark your calendar:

Sunday, March 24, 2024
2 to 5 pm

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma
2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106

2024 Essence of Life Honorees

Jerry Sanders – Inspirational Senior

United Way San Diego – Community Partner

The Honorable Toni G. Atkins – Civic Partner

Mike & Mimi Murray – Ambassador Award

Judi Graham – Volunteer Spotlight

Irene Grumman – Client Spotlight

Support the Auction

ElderHelp welcomes donated auction items to support this event. Consider donating a gift basket, sporting tickets, experience, gift cards and specialized services. Click the button here to notify us about your donation or contact us at

Thank you to our Presenting sponsor

Thank you to our Donation Match sponsor

Thank you to our Honoree sponsor

Thank you to our Anniversary sponsors

Thank you to our Support our Seniors sponsors

Thank you to our Community Sponsors

Thank you to our Partners in Caring sponsors

Right at Home – In Home Care

Thank you to our in-kind donors

2024 Essence of Life Committee

Sarah Mariuz, Chair

Jaimie Christensen and Leta Keyes, Auction Co-Chairs

Jan Cortez
Shivani Dhillon
Cary Estus
Roxanne Husson
Cindy Lennon
Charlotte Loomis
Darla Lopez

Sylvia Lowell
Patty Moises
Mimi Murray
Leticia Opperman
Ruth Parnell
Carmen Sanchez
Libby Tate
Mary Zientek