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Senior Connections, Inc.

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Philanthropy, Senior Centers, Seniors, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Our mission is simple but critical: to provide essential home and community-based care that maximizes independence. Senior Connections has served the Atlanta senior community since 1973. Senior Connections began as the DeKalb Community Council on Aging before changing its name to Senior Connection in 1992. The name change captured our ability to be a community resource, connecting seniors to the programs and services necessary for independent living. From about 40 meals a week Senior Connections has grown to become the largest nonprofit home and community-based senior care organization in Georgia. We accomplish our mission through three key programs: home delivered meals, in-home care and emergency home repair. Through these programs we serve nearly 3700 seniors yearly.

Results: We average 11,000 meals delivered each week to senior's homes, adult day care facilities, senior residences and senior centers. Our 64 Certified Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Assistants help seniors remain independent at home. To date they've provided 50,000 hours of care. This year we've built 2 wheelchair ramps and repaired the homes of more than 100 seniors, enabling them to continue living comfortably while saving the expense of moving to a nursing home.

Target demographics: homebound seniors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3700 individuals remain safe and independent in their own homes.

Geographic areas served: greater Atlanta

Programs: Meals on Wheels, in-home assistance and care, emergency home repairs, senior centers, financial literacy, nutrition education, and fall prevention.

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Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Working with this organization has opened my eyes to the plight of many elderly members of my community. Without daily visits from Senior Connections volunteers bringing much needed Meals on Wheels, many seniors would have to skip a meal to pay a medical or pharmacy bill, or maybe they just are unable to get to the grocery store or prepare a meal on their own. At the least, a daily visit from a caring volunteer makes sure the senior is okay, and has personal interaction with another human being to quench that need for connection. Senior Connections makes it possible for seniors to 'age in place,' in the comfort of their own home, safely, with dignity and grace. It is our duty as a community to honor and protect our elders, and supporting this organization and its mission is a good way to do that. Even if you can only donate five or ten dollars, that would purchase several meals!

Lizbeth D.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I approached this organization 3 years ago to satisfy my interest in serving and advocating for seniors. My orientation and training was outstanding. My overall experience has remained both caring and professional. I definitely recommend senior connections for those that have humanitarian spirits.

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gyarbrough 07/09/2013

Thank you for your kind words! Without volunteers like you we just would not be able to provide the care and services that we do. Thank you.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Understanding the urgency of Senior's needs, and being able to respond quickly and efficiently to them, is a hallmark of the Organization.