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AGING AT HOME - A COMMUNITY NETWORK

AGING AT HOME - A COMMUNITY NETWORK

United Way believes everyone has the right to age in good health with dignity in their home and community. Through the Impact Fund, United Way works with partner agencies to make this a possibility.

Pennsylvania has the fourth highest senior population (65+) by percentage in the U.S., and 89 percent of older adults in the state would prefer to remain in their homes as long as possible. To help more older adults age with dignity in their homes and communities, United Way has launched Aging at Home – A Community Network, a three-year pilot program designed to help older adults connect with an array of resources supporting their ability to age well at home.

Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. in Abington and Senior Community Services in Lansdowne have been selected to serve as coordinating agencies to pilot this new healthy aging model. Congreso de Latinos Unidos is also designing an implementation plan for the eastern section of North Philadelphia. These well-known local organizations will develop relationships with strategic community providers, stakeholders from the community, policy-makers, and health and social service agencies to coordinate access to local social and health services such as health screenings, chore assistance, transportation and volunteer placement opportunities.

For more information about Aging at Home - A Community Network, please contact Jennifer Barnhart at jbarnhart@uwgpsnj.org.