Welcome back to
our weekly newsletter designed to keep you in the know about what’s going on while we are all practicing physical distancing.
We are taking time in this week’s Full Circle to focus on ways we are connected. We happen to think it’s a great theme to stay focused on this week and every week, especially now. Our connection to one another is what makes the world go round. We’d like to highlight a nonprofit and partner agency that we have a deep connection with. project:HOMES, a nonprofit focused on improving lives by improving homes across Central Virginia with a goal to help low-income and elderly individuals remain in their homes and comfortably age in place.
The goal and mission of project:HOMES is intricately connected to our own. Both of us are on the front lines in advocating for and connecting aging individuals to services and support systems that allow them to age in place, in their own home and communities. We know how important doing so is for their individual health outcomes and for the vibrancy and health of our community.
Consider the following:
- The 2016 U.S. Census reports that Baby Boomers comprise 23% of the total population.
- According to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, one-in-five Americans will be over age 65, and 5% will be 85 and older.
- The typical client receiving services from project: HOMES is a low-income older adult with some sort of disability living in substandard unsafe housing in dire need of repair. Without accessibility and home improvements, health, hygiene and access to healthcare become exacerbated.
Circle Center is proud to work alongside nonprofits like project:HOMES and so many others across our region who are working every day to improve conditions and services for aging individuals by continuing to focus on connections and solutions. Nonprofits, by the very nature of their work, understand first-hand how each of us is connected as individuals, communities, cities and systems. A Hindu proverb says it best: “
Help your brother’s boat along and lo! Thine own has reached the shore."
Our connection to you, to our caregivers, our participants and our community is ever present of mind.
Join us in celebrating and lifting up our connectedness this week and every day.