Support Senior Health Outreach

Senior citizens are at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and as a result, many are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness. Your support means senior members stay connected to Y staff and to each other through regular outreach, making sure seniors maintain access to critical resources like groceries, and staying physically and mentally healthy during isolation.

Of the seniors we’ve talked to reached out to by phone:

  • 5.7% are experiencing social isolation or loneliness.
  • 11.7% are struggling to maintaining physical fitness and wellness.
  • 1.1% are having trouble accessing food or other resources.
  • 7.3% are managing a chronic health condition.

With your help, we’re able to truly be there for seniors in a way this pandemic otherwise prevents. Your partnership in our mission of supporting our community through this crisis means a lot to our seniors.

“Before the shut-down I was working with a personal trainer and that was the most motivating thing. I have been doing online Y videos every day since to keep my motivation going. Thank you for the great exercise videos and for the call to check-in on me.” – West Seattle Member

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How You Can Help

For seniors experiencing health risks, food insecurity, and stress, maintaining their mental and physical health can be overwhelming. Make a gift today as an investment in the health and healing of our community by supporting seniors.

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Volunteers Needed

Help create connection and community with our senior members by volunteering! Conduct wellness check phone calls to senior members and track call information and outcomes according to required standards. Background check, security data training and short phone call training required.

Learn more about our senior outreach volunteer opportunities here.