ThanksGiving Dinner Giveaway
November 26, 2020
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it can be a difficult time for the elderly when they live alone and are unable to enjoy family gatherings, have difficulty getting around, or they may begin to feel that they are unable to fully enjoy holiday functions because they cannot afford it. This can lead to depression and isolation for many of the #advancefolk. This is commonly referred to as having the "holiday blues" or elderly depression, most often occurring on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah.
Our next #advancefolk giveaway is our ThanksGiving Dinner Package Giveaway on November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving day. We want to give the #advancefolk a precooked Thanksgiving dinner package. If you would like to help please make a donation. We are accepting monetary donations below. To make food donations for us to prepare, please email us at email@example.com to let us know.
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The Aging Population
In many communities, there are senior citizens who are living below the poverty line. We have all heard stories of the elderly having to make decisions about whether to pay for necessities or purchase much-needed medication. There have even been stories of seniors eating cat food because that was the only food they could afford.
Statistics show that members of the senior population reporting income in 2017 (49.3 million), 13% reported less than $10,000 and 49% reported $25,000 or more. In 2017, 4,681,000 people age 65 and over (9.2%) were below the poverty level. Another 2.5 million or 4.9% of older adults were classified as "near-poor" (income between the poverty level and 125% of this level). In 2017, 2.7 million older Whites (alone, not Hispanic) (7.0%) were poor, compared to 19.3% of older African Americans (alone), 10.8% of older Asians (alone), and 17.0% of older Hispanics (any race). (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.)
Our outreach programs strive to meet the diverse needs of the aging population by providing support services, personal care services, and personal care items. We offer programs throughout the year for the aging population living in senior buildings, staying in nursing homes, and in the hospital.
Our 2nd Annual Senior Holiday Care Package Giveaway will be in December 2020. Stay tuned for more details! Here are some photos from our most recent #StaySafe COVID-19 Care Package Giveaway in May and July 2020.
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