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.

Consider:

  • 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

United Way invests in programs which provide a wide range of community-based services that help increase the overall well-being of seniors. Funded programs improve social support, reduce isolation and increase sense of belonging and connection to community. With your support, we can ensure seniors don’t experience isolation and loneliness, and live healthier, happier, longer lives.