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We're Fighting For Vulnerable Adults

“Before my husband got sick, I took good care of myself, but when he couldn’t take care of himself anymore – I forgot about me.”

A caregiver noted her appreciation of the support she has found. United Way is committed to providing assistance to help vulnerable adults maintain their independence and their sense of community. 

  • 219,947 meals are provided to people ages 60 and over in a congregate or home-delivered setting. Older adults require nutrient-rich foods for healthy aging and prevention of chronic disease. Learn more.
  • 124 older adults are paired with a volunteer for social and recreational purposes or receive routine phone call checks – which helps reduce feelings of loneliness and increase their connection to our community. Learn more.
  • 245 individuals with disabilities are provided with social, recreational, and quality of life activities to improve their relationships with peers and our community. Inclusive recreation allows for improvements in physical well-being, prevention of secondary conditions, and social growth. Learn more.

Click here for the full list of programs helping vulnerable adults across the Sioux Empire.

 

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