HOPE in ACTION
Connections to Care: Maintaining the Health and Independence of Seniors
Hope through Housing provides a safety net to more than 2,000 seniors living in 18 affordable housing communities owned and managed by National Community Renaissance (National CORE), supporting aging adults in maintaining their health and independence as they get older. “Most of the seniors we serve live on very limited incomes of $900 or less, making it difficult for them to purchase even the most basic necessities, such as food and medication,” said Greg Bradbard, President of the Hope through Housing Foundation. “Many of our seniors live with chronic conditions that reduce their quality of life, jeopardizing their ability to remain in their own home.”
Through Hope through Housing’s Connections to Care program, service coordinators work with our seniors, offering programs and services both onsite and through referrals that assist with basic needs, keep our seniors physically and mentally active, and offer opportunities to stay socially connected to their community.
Service coordinators are a key reason why Hope through Housing’s Connection to Care program is so successful. Last year, one in three seniors received direct service coordination and referrals for healthcare, transportation, utility assistance, food banks, and mental health. It is this personal relationship that led Lynda Roman, one of our service coordinators, to learn that several of her seniors were sleeping on air mattresses. They could not afford to purchase a new mattress, let alone a bed frame.
Thanks to the generosity of the Fontana Foundation of Hope, Hope through Housing was able to purchase its seniors brand new beds through an emergency assistance fund it had established for seniors. The fund has been used to provide seniors with not only brand-new mattresses and bed frames but items such as wheelchairs and prescription glasses.
Today, senior poverty is on a rise in our country because of disappearing pensions and inadequate retirement benefits. “It is our goal to create a support system that allows seniors to age with dignity and remain independent in their own home,” stated Lynda Roman.
Offer a Helping Hand to a Senior in Celebration of Older Americans Month!
May has been designated Older Americans Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living in partnership with the Administration on Aging. This May and June, in recognition of Older Americans Month, Hope through Housing is asking our friends, family, and partners to offer a helping hand to a senior, providing much-needed support to aging adults in our communities.
It is estimated that more than 25 million older Americans over the age of 60 are economically insecure. You can make a difference in the life of a senior for as little as $10 a month. Your support will help engage seniors in social activities to overcome depression and isolation, provide transportation to medical appointments, and deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to their home to supplement their diets.
Remember our seniors and give today by texting HelpingHand to 91999 or donate securely online. For more information on Hope through Housing’s Connection to Care program and how you can help, please go to our website at www.hopethroughhousing.org or contact Alyssa Cotter at email@example.com.
Hope through Housing’s 2018 Impact Report
Every day, Hope Through Housing is working to empower children, families, and seniors to improve their wellbeing, health, and economic mobility. This past year, we expanded our efforts delivering hope and opportunities to thousands of low-income residents, offering a helping hand and the resources they need to thrive.
The needs are great. Today, 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty; more than 1 in 10 households lives with the burden of severe housing costs; and senior poverty is on the rise because of disappearing pensions and inadequate retirement benefits. Thank you for helping us to change these statistics!
Women of Hope: Upcoming Events
The Women of Hope invite you to our first social networking event of the year on Tuesday, May 21 at the beautiful Maloof House in Rancho Cucamonga. We hope you will join us for an evening of networking, wine, light appetizers, and a tour of the historic house of Sam and Alfreda Maloof. This private event is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and space is limited. Please RSVP to Suzanne Sproul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 204-3511.
SAVE THE DATE for the Women of Hope’s inaugural fundraising event Beauty, Bubbles and Bites on Thursday, July 18. This exclusive Ladies’ Night Out will feature all things women love including beauty and fashion demos, a signature drink, and a beauty/accessory auction benefitting the Hope through Housing Foundation. For more information, please visit www.hopethroughhousing.org/beautybubblesbites.
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