Annual Messages 2017-04-24T15:20:46+00:00

Open Letter to the
SeniorServ Community

Friends and Supporters of SeniorServ,

Seniors are all champions of life experience. They have worked hard and experienced multitudes of trials, successes, health problems, triumphs, and losses throughout their lives.  Many of them have been “super champions,” devoting their lives to caregiving and beating all odds to reach meaningful goals. Sadly, many of the seniors we serve have struggled with the humbling role reversal from being a champion to needing a champion to help them finish strong.

For these older adults and others, physical and mental changes have made it increasingly difficult, and sometimes impossible for them to find ways to meet their basic needs and remain living independently without help.

But through your support, you have championed SeniorServ’s mission and made it possible for us to provide nourishment and help keep thousands of seniors living in the homes they love.

Many of the seniors we serve have struggled with the humbling role reversal of being a champion to needing a champion.”

With your help this past year,

  • You made it possible for SeniorServ to provide nearly one million meals to seniors in need including
    • 635,052 nourishing home delivered meals served to over 1450 isolated and homebound seniors who also received tens of thousands of hours of case management and in-home service support
      and
    • 289,285 hot lunches and the opportunity for social engagement to more than 6800 seniors at 25 senior centers.
  • You provided caring support by volunteering hundreds of hours as friendly visitors connecting with seniors who may have no other visitors at all.
  • You helped keep families together by helping to support Adult Day Health care for 206 frail, memory or physically impaired clients and their families.
  • You supported our Care Coordination program, lowering hospitalizations and reducing isolation through meals and care services for 121 clients.

As the population of Orange County seniors continues to increase and the challenge to meet their needs becomes greater, your partnership is increasingly vital. Thank you for your generosity and for championing our mission to honor life and nourish dignity, wellness, and purpose to at-risk seniors. Together we can help them finish strong.

 

Holly Hagler Earle Zucht
President and CEO Board Chair
See our Annual Report