Joe Garbanzos

AARP California, State President 

One part senior advocate, one part policy wonk, one part business strategist, Joe wears many important hats on our board. Currently an instructor at Alliant University, he is keen on planning, managing activities, and producing results.

His tenure with the Executive Council Team of AARP-California and his former career in the pharmaceuticals industry allow Joe to recognize the commonalities in organizations that assist seniors. This helps ElderHelp to frame its work on both the macro and micro levels. He cites Peter Drucker in shaping his belief that “business exists not only to meet stakeholder’s expectations, but also to meet a social need.” The biggest social need for seniors is being an integral part of a livable community.

With a Filipino-American background, Joe is uniquely aware of the challenges facing minority populations as they age. He knows that San Diego — being culturally, linguistically, and socially diverse — must engage both businesses and community in order to meet, and exceed, the needs of our seniors.

“With limited resources, it’s a challenge to decide where to dedicate our efforts. I rely on quantitative and qualitative analysis to make those decisions. But at the end of the day, what we are doing needs to make a difference for vulnerable individuals and families.”

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Wed
5:30 pm Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
An RSVP is required to attend this online orientation. To register, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jul
14
Thu
11:00 am Aging Well with Resilience
Aging Well with Resilience
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to hear from special guest speaker Dr. Joe Casciani, a local Psychologist of 40 years, who will be sharing his expertise and insight about aging well and managing setbacks. Dr. Casciani will share tips for developing a positive mindset, how to adapt to losses and solutions to keep moving forward. As the founder of the Living to 100 Club, Dr. Casciani will inspire attendees to age well while living longer. To register, please click here
Jul
27
Wed
5:30 pm Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
An RSVP is required to attend this online orientation. To register, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, #100, San Diego, CA. 92123

(619) 284-9281
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