As you prepare for the Holiday season, please remember the senior residents in our community who are isolated and struggling with rising costs of housing, the loss of loved ones, and without family or friends nearby to help them access resources to retain their independence with dignity.
Isolation is a health epidemic affecting 17% of American adults 65 and older. 1 In Maine Township this equates to:
7,830 isolated seniors
Of the seniors living in Maine Township, 10% are living in poverty.
10% of all seniors in Maine Township live in Poverty
Because of your commitment to the Center of Concern, 10,000 services were provided last fiscal year.
Community support is vital to providing effective housing solutions, support services and counseling for older adults and others in need. Last year, 5,000 volunteer hours enhanced Center of Concern program services to help local residents.
5,000 Volunteer Hours
With your help, we can provide the necessary services to continue the care we expect our community to provide for older adults who are homebound, lonely and longing for assistance and families at risk of homelessness. Senior Support – Housing Solutions – Community Services As the Center of Concern begins its 40th year of service helping homebound older adults, the homeless and others in need, we need your support this holiday season. Thank you for considering a generous gift to sustain and strengthen our programs serving older adults and families in crisis.