Spotlight: Connected & Healthy Older Adults

Older adults and persons with disabilities must be emotionally and physically healthy, financially secure and socially connected.

July 2018 – United Way’s Steps to Success framework focuses on nine critical milestones on the path to prosperity. This month, we’re focusing on the Connected & Healthy Older Adults Step.

Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition

United Way played a pivotal role in the creation of the Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition. Learn more about our history of leadership in this area.

Hear from leaders at our funded agencies that support the Connected & Healthy Older Adults Step.

Social isolation is a serious problem facing older adults in our community.

We asked a team of experts to tell us how they are transforming the approach to social isolation and social connectedness in our region. Read more.

Want to help United Way and work to improve the lives of older adults in your community?

Join us for our Building Connections for Better Health event on July 25. Volunteers will connect with older adults while making cards for United Way Literacy Kits. Together, you will share stories from childhood and advice to succeed in school that you will pass along to the next generation in a card for a young student. Learn more and register now!

By the Numbers

Dive deep into the data about this critical issue by reading the Connected & Healthy Older Adults section of our 2017-18 Indicators of Community Strength report (and click here to view the full report with data about all nine Steps to Success).

Support Our Work

Want to help United Way support older adults in our region? Make a donation today! Use the “Investment Options” tool to direct your donation to support the Connected & Healthy Older Adults Step.