About Us

The Founder

Oliver Patton, Jr., is the Founder and the President/CEO/ED of Open Arms 101. His passion and heart for the aging population runs deep. His vision for Open Arms 101 is to become a trailblazing organization offering unique and needed services. The programs include delivering care packages to the aging population who are or may be living at or below the poverty line, giving them hope and letting them know that they are thought about, that they matter, and that there is an organization that cares enough to bring services with a smile right to their door.

Oliver is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Master's degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a focus on Addiction Counseling. 

Open Arms 101 was founded in 2016 and has been blessing the elderly (#AdvanceFolk) ever since. In 2019 Open Arms 101 received its IRS tax-exempt status.

What We Do

Our Mission

The mission of Open Arms 101 is to alleviate the effects of poverty and health disparities among senior citizens (#AdvanceFolk) in the South Suburban Cook County and Chicagoland areas.

Our Vision

The vision of Open Arms 101 is to enhance the quality of life of aging seniors in low-income communities.