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 from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors degree in Human Services, a certificate in Addictions, a diploma in Psychology and Social Work from Stratford Career Institute, and he is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Psychology.
Open Arms 101 was founded in 2016 and has been blessing the elderly (AKA #advancefolk) ever since. In 2019 Open Arms 101 received its IRS tax exempt status.
What We Do
Our programs include:
- Care Package Giveaway Program - supplying needed items to seniors that include deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, fleece blankets, nonslip socks, diabetic socks, Vaseline, lotion, Word Search Large Print puzzle books, and much more.
- Silver Plate Senior Food Distribution Program - delivering food to seniors who are unable to purchase food because they cannot shop for themselves or they are unable to purchase food due to limited or restricted finances.
- Transportation/Delivery Service - we transport seniors to the store, for medical appointments, and we will shop for seniors when they are unable to.
- First Time Again Day Trips - to sporting events, museums, the zoo, the movies, and more.
The mission of Open Arms 101 is to provide outreach, support, and education to promote the well-being, healthy aging, and independence of older adults while strengthening their dignity and self-respect, and encouraging their contribution and participation in community life.
Our vision is to improve the quality of life of aging seniors in the community through our unique outreach programs and services.