Connected and Healthy Older Adults

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

In Greater Richmond and Petersburg, more than 35,000 older adults live alone, meaning they are at risk of social isolation. One in four older adults live in households at or near the poverty level. As the total number of older adults in our region continues to increase in the years ahead, we must do everything possible to make sure these residents are cared for and supported.

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Hear from local leaders about their work that supports the Connected & Healthy Older Adults Step.

What We Do

At United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, we want individuals to maintain health and wellness across their lifespan. We invest in programs that promote healthy aging, improve access to quality services and connect people to one another.

  • Access to health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our region. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg partners with FamilyWize to offer a free prescription assistance discount card to help everyone in our community.

How You Can Help

  • Donate. Give to United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg. Let us know you want your gift to help support older adults in the region.
  • VolunteerWant to lend your time to supporting these efforts? Send us an email and we will help match you with the right opportunity. Or visit our Events page to see our existing opportunities.