Supports for Seniors
Too many residents in neighbourhoods across Guelph-Wellington find it difficult to access essential services and supports. These barriers are often amplified for vulnerable individuals, including seniors, and can lead to social isolation and mental health issues. The support that older adults receive through social networks is connected to better health, quality of life and an increased life expectancy.
- 1/3 of Guelph residents will be 65+ within the next decade
- 1/3 of people 80+ describe themselves as lonely
- 1/3 of seniors are at-risk of isolation
United Way is working with community partners in order to:
Increase connections to families and community, to help seniors avoid isolation and ensure they have trusted help when they need it
Support seniors to maintain their independence, enabling them to have the choice to remain at home with dignity