Foundation Focus: Senior Services

Members of our community over 65 have opportunities to maintain their health and wellbeing.

What we envision:

  • Greater Williamsburg will be an age friendly community where residents over 65 have access to services and programs that maintain or improve their quality of life.
  • Organizations supporting senior citizens have the resources necessary to thrive and grow.

What we support:

  • Programs and services that help older adults stay informed, healthy, and engaged.
  • Programs that increase the capacity of local organizations to support senior citizens who wish to age in place.
  • Respite care or support groups for families of those with Alzheimer’s or other disease that requires home care services.

What we measure:

  • Number of residents served
  • Number of residents who are able to stay in their homes due to services provided.

What we know:

What is an age-friendly world? (See World Health Organization)

It is a place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities. It is a place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love. It is a place that helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages. And it is a place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.

Peninsula Agency on Aging

Community Action Plan On Aging

Grantmakers in Aging: Talking Elder Abuse Toolkit

Virginia’s Housing in 10 Graphics (2017)

Elder Abuse Presentation by Avalon Center

Virginia Department of Social Services
(Local DSS Profile Report: data on social services clients and caseload, social services spending, staffing, population and poverty estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, unemployment rate, non-marital and teen births for each of the 120 local departments of social services (LDSS). Also includes statewide and regional data on some indicators.)

How to Contribute:- click here to contribute to the Community Fund for Senior Quality of Life or call us at 757-259-1660 for more information.