Senior homeowners on fixed lower incomes often find themselves juggling daily living costs, medical, and other expenses, like taxes, utilities and home maintenance. In many cases they are forced to defer maintenance on their homes so that other bills can be paid. This has an impact not only on their self-esteem and quality of life, but can sometimes be dangerous and almost always leads to much more costly problems as time goes on.
We are mounting this campaign so that we will be able to subsidize a portion of the cost of home maintenance and essential repairs for seniors who could not otherwise afford them.
In addition, we will be investing in a portable modular ramp system that can be loaned to homeowners recovering from disabling conditions that prevent them from ambulating safely and independently. We have an agreement with the manufacturer that will allow us to transport, install, uninstall and reuse the metal ramps as need arises.
Help restore a seniors ability to eat, speak, and smile with dignity again! Your donation will give low-income seniors the chance to visit a dentist and receive the care they desperately need after years of going without dental treatment.
Despite significant advances in dentistry to prevent many oral healthcare issues, dental disease remains one of the most serious and widespread chronic health issues in America. The problem is even more severe among low-income seniors, who often lack access to care.
To address this critical unmet need, the Senior Dental Center provides a wide range of high-quality oral healthcare services in a state-of-the-art facility with education, care coordination, and passionate dental staff. Our goal is to ensure our senior patients achieve and maintain long-term oral health by breaking down barriers of high cost, transportation, and lack of service providers.
Watch Mike's video to learn how the Senior Dental Center is transforming lives!
SeniorCare Foundation - Giving Seniors back their Dignity
by SeniorCare Foundation
SeniorCare Foundation goal is to serve seniors in the in the state of Hawaii mainly in and around the city of Honolulu. Our focus are seniors who are below the poverty level who have a gross income less than $30,000 a year. Because of Hawaii's high cost of living, a high percentage of seniors cannot afford even the minimal of in-home care services. This puts responsibility of caring for seniors on their immediate families further causing strain and tension.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau released in June 26, 2016, the elderly population, 65 years and above, accounted for 16.5% of the total population, making Hawaii as having one of the highest senior population in the United States.
With this disproportionately high population of seniors, coupled with the high cost of living, the problem of providing affordable in-home care services has become critical issue. More and more, our seniors are struggling to get by and finding it hard to even afford basic necessities such as food, clothing, toiletries, medicine and medical treatment.
Because of the high cost of care, coupled with the high cost of living in our state, more families are having to forego and outright forfeiting in-home care services for seniors. This is where SeniorCare Foundation can make a difference with seniors and their immediate families.
SeniorCare Foundation's mission is to provide in-home care services to seniors living in and around Honolulu at very affordable rates.
Your generous donation goes to offsetting the high cost of in home care services for seniors. This means that seniors can finally get the care and medical services they need at an affordable and respectable price. This also frees up their family members from some of the stress and responsibilities for caring for them, and can rest assured that their elders are taken cared of by a licensed caregiver.
This is why SeniorCare is why we are asking for $125,000 in donation. Most of the funds goes directly in offsetting the high cost of in home care services and to give them a chance to live out the rest of their lives the way the always wanted to.
With your generous donation you will help alleviate the high cost of in-home care services in Hawaii for some of our seniors. That way they can live out their lives with dignity and integrity.
Type 2 diabetes - where the body is resistant to the effects of insulin - is a serious health issue for seniors. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have diabetes. This number is expected to rapidly increase in the coming decades.
Many seniors are unaware they are even suffering from this illness until it has severely impacted their health. Yorktown Senior Center wants to help educate seniors on what assistance is available to them and how to manage their illness. Through our Senior Diabetes and Wellness Program, we are able to help seniors understand their illness, what warning signs to look for and what resources are available to help them live with this disease. With funds raised during the GIVE65 Event, we want to expand this 10-week class so all seniors have the opportunity to learn more.
Seniors with diabetes have higher rates of premature death, functional disability and coexisting illnesses, such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke, compared to those without diabetes. We want to make sure every senior has the right information to make the best decision for themselves so they can live a healthy and plentiful life - even with diabetes.