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.  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, and living in their own homes for as long as possible.

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.  Because of support from partners, last fiscal year 4,552 senior adults stayed active, connected to their communities, and supported seniors living in their own homes.

Learn more about Sunbeam’s Senior Services programs:

Last year:

  • 3,110 senior adults received caring support through the Senior Services program, a 14.3% increase over the previous year.
  • 328 grandparents and 869 grandchildren received supportive services through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.
  • 187 seniors received trainings on a variety of self-care topics for caregivers, including legal, health and depression.
  • 100 senior companions provided quality, in-home support and companionship to 203 homebound seniors and 35 respite homes.
  • 99 homeless senior residents received care at the Emergency Senior Shelter and found safe, permanent home.
  • 35% of seniors served through the shelter were veterans.
Provided by Sunbeam Family Services through a Title III Older Americans Act Grant from Areawide Aging Agency and community partners. The Caregiver Fundamentals Program makes no distinction on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, religion, or disability. A portion of the project costs are met by state and federal Older Americans Act funds from Areawide Aging Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division. There are no costs to participants; however, donations are accepted. Suggested donation per services: Information Services, $1/activity; Access Assistance, $1/activity; Support Group, $2.50/meeting; Respite, $2.50/visit; School Supplies, $5/family; and Training Seminar, $5/seminar.