Health | United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Older Adult women and caregiver at Circle Center Adult Day Care

In Greater Richmond & Petersburg

  • 1 in 4 older adults in our region live in households at or near the poverty level.
  • More than 35,000 (29%) older adults live alone, meaning they’re at risk of social isolation. Social isolation presents a greater health risk than smoking 15 cigarettes daily and is a negative consequence equal to obesity.
  • The 65+ population in our region is projected to more than double and the 85+ population is projected to more than quadruple from 2000 to 2040.

We want individuals to maintain health and wellness across their lifespan.

How do we get there? At United Way, we invest in programs that promote lifelong wellness and healthy aging, improve access to quality services, and connect people to each other.

Click through to learn more about our agenda and funded partners below. You can also click here to download our Health Focus Area Investment Prospectus 2015/2016.

How do individuals achieve and maintain Lifelong Wellness and Healthy Aging?

  • Education and services for healthy habits & healthy aging
  • Access to health services

United Way partners in improving Lifelong Wellness and Healthy Aging

Community Impact Grantees:

  • Access Now
  • Better Housing Coalition
  • CrossOver Healthcare
  • Daily Planet
  • Fan Free Clinic
  • FeedMore
  • Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services
  • Hanover ARC
  • Senior Connections
  • YWCA of Richmond

United Way Initiatives:

  • Greater Richmond Age Wave Initiative
  • Social Isolation Risk Index

How do individuals gain and maintain access to Quality Care and Personal Supports?

  • Personal care
  • Skilled home health care
  • Home adaptations
  • Adult day care

United Way partners in improving Quality Care and Personal Supports

Community Impact Grantees:

  • A Grace Place Adult Care Center
  • Circle Center Adult Day Services
  • Family Lifeline
  • Jewish Family Services
  • project:HOMES
  • South Richmond Adult Day Care Center

What Caregiver Supports do families and friends need to sustain their work with loved ones?

  • Training and education
  • Peer support groups
  • Respite care

United Way partners in improving Caregiver Supports

Community Impact Grantees:

  • Greater Richmond ARC