"When you are alone, time passes very slowly. Thank you for your visits. It helps a lot."
Our nation is on the cusp of one of the most dramatic demographic shifts in its history as a projected 71.5 million people will be age 65 or older by the year 2030. And we recognize that aging is, for many, a complex and fearful unknown - but it doesn't have to be.
At Volunteers of America, our services and programs promote health and independence for the elderly. We encourage seniors to be active and healthy through a host of support services. We provide senior centers and day programs, home repair and homemaker services, information and referral, Meals On Wheels and group meal programs. We also provide transportation, companion services, protection against abuse and neglect, and case management services.
Aging with Options™ - Ensuring All Americans Have Choices About Where and How They Age
"Linda's our fixer-upper. She saved my life."
Mary, a Volunteers of America client, describing one of our senior center's social workers.
Support Services for Seniors
Our national presence and elder care expertise places us at the forefront of aging services. We are one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a major provider of professional long-term care, including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.
ADULT DAY SERVICES
Volunteers of America provides a support alternative to institutional long-term care and rehabilitation through its Adult Day Services. Adult Day Services provide respite to caregivers, as well as therapeutic care to physically impaired older adults.
For seniors, maintaining independence is very important. At Volunteer of America, we provide housing for seniors who want to live independent lifestyles where they can thrive and age in place. Our senior residents deserve the quality of life that they desire and our commitment to service-enriched housing offers them just that.
Service Coordinator programs are located within most of our senior housing communities and they enhance the quality of life for residents in our communities by enabling seniors to live independently and longer in their own homes and improve the quality of their lives by linking them with supportive services within the community.
Aging for seniors can be a complex experience and we strive to change this stigma by helping older Americans celebrate the joy of living by creating a sustained and trusted relationship with support systems that allow seniors to age at home - wherever that may be.
SENIOR CENTER AND MEAL PROGRAMS
Senior Centers provide an opportunity for seniors to come together as a group for services and activities that will enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in their community. Senior Centers offer a wide range of programs and activities for older adults, including meals, counseling, education, transportation and health screening.
Volunteers of America also offers nutritious meals to older adults at community dining sites, as well as home delivered meals and nutrition counseling. These programs intend to improve the dietary intakes of seniors, providing one-third of the daily recommended nutritional requirements, and offer seniors an opportunity to form new friendships.
For more than 123 years, Volunteers of America has responded to the nation's health care needs. Today, we are a major provider of professional long-term nursing care for seniors and others coping with illness or injury. We offer a continuum of services that extends to the elderly and disabled people requiring long-term health support, including nursing care, assisted living, memory support, home health care, rehabilitation and much more. We own and operate over 20 senior living and care communities throughout the United States and we are dedicated to providing supportive, nurturing environments with services designed specifically for each individual.
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Senior Service Corp Programs
Volunteers of America involves seniors in myriad community service activities through the Senior Service Corp programs. The Senior Service Corp programs, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, offer seniors volunteer opportunities through its Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. RSVP provides opportunities for those over 55 to volunteer in their community in a variety of activities. The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion program provides volunteer opportunities serving at-risk youth, and enables seniors to provide assistance and companionship to adults who have difficulty with daily living activities.