Restoring Dignity, Supporting Friendship, and Maintaining Stability
According to AARP, nearly seven baby boomers turn 65 every minute. This is expected to continue into the 2030s. Oklahoma seniors experience poorer health choices, higher poverty levels, and more depression than the national average. Oklahoma also consistently ranks as one of the top states in the nation for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Ninety-four percent of clients served by Sunbeam’s Senior Services program were at or below the poverty line, which is $1,041 per month for one individual.
Sunbeam seeks to give Oklahomans who paved a way for current generations a safe and loving support system through our Senior Services program. The goal for our one-stop assistance program for senior adults is to encourage independence and self-sufficiency by helping seniors stay active in their lives, connected to their communities, find permanent housing, and living in their own homes for as long as possible.
Learn more about Sunbeam’s Senior Services programs:
- Senior Companion Program – Addresses poverty through volunteerism.
- Caregiver Fundamentals Program, – Provides support groups, assistance, and counseling to families caring for loved ones which includes:
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Provides help and hope to grandparents raising their grandchildren.
- Care Trak – Keeps loved ones safe.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers – Evidence -based educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.
- Emergency Senior Shelter -Provides safe, permanent homes for homeless seniors.
For assistance, please contact contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.609.6551 .
Thanks to support from donors and community partners, during fiscal year 2019-2020:
- 1,392 senior adults stayed active, connected to their communities, found permanent housing, and were supported living in their own homes.
- 817 caregivers received support, including 336 grandparents and their grandchildren and 119 respite clients.
- 149 Senior Companions provided quality, in-home support and companionship to 330 homebound seniors, and 35 respite homes.
- 96 homeless seniors received care at the Emergency Senior Shelter and found safe, permanent homes .