Help us serve seniors in need
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Council on Aging is seeking community support to help care for our region’s seniors during this uncertain time. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting everyone – families are hunkering down at home as schools and businesses close, public events have been cancelled and grocery stores are overwhelmed. Every level of society is impacted by this public health emergency, but there’s one group of people in our community that is especially vulnerable – seniors.
Nearly 183,000 people age 65 and older live in our region. To protect their health, seniors are being asked to stay home as much as possible and to limit their contact with others.
Council on Aging is receiving an increase in calls from seniors in our community who are anxious and in need. They are afraid to leave their homes to get food and other essential supplies and they are turning to us for help. The greatest need at this time is food and you or your organization can help.
A $50 donation will provide a 14-day shelf-stable meal box to a senior in need.
We are seeking corporate and individual donors to help us put meals in the hands of seniors who are afraid to leave their homes – and who are being advised NOT to go out unnecessarily at this time. Donations are tax-deductible.
As the state-designated Area Agency on Aging for Southwestern Ohio (serving Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties), Council on Aging is a local resource seniors trust and turn to in times of need. We administer local, state and federally-funded programs to help older adults remain safe and independent at home. We want to do all we can for seniors in our region during this uncertain time, but resources are limited and will be stretched thin as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues indefinitely.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us stretch available resources to serve more seniors in need throughout this crisis. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.
About Council on Aging: Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We promote choice, independence, dignity and well-being through a range of services that help people remain in their homes for as long as possible. Council on Aging’s mission is to enhance lives by assisting people to remain independent through a range of quality services.