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.
News & Updates
Read about our latest work in Connected and Healthy Older Adults:
- Steps to Success Spotlight: Connected & Healthy Older Adults
- Agency Spotlight: Circle Center
- A Recipe for a Connected Community
- Agency Spotlight: Jewish Family Services
- Age Wave: A History of Leadership
- Agency Spotlight: project:HOMES
- Now available: 2017-18 Indicators of Community Strength report
- United Way Announces Partnership with FamilyWize
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.
We also work closely with families and caregivers to provide training and education, peer support groups and respite care.
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.
- Volunteer. Want 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.