We love our elders here at SAHARA! We spend a lot of time, energy, and money helping them, empowering them and connecting them to resources and to each other. But when I saw the national statistics on just how many of our elders are abused, neglected and isolated from care, I was so sad, then really angry. But not surprised. The elders’ situations have only gotten more dangerous, not less, during this pandemic.
SAHARA is focused on every kind of abuse and neglect that elders experience and we listen to their stories. Our goal is to change every story toward a happier one with their courage and resilience, the community’s resources to sustain them, and SAHARA’s skills at guiding, helping, and connecting. We find what they need and accompany, translate, help pay for, and follow up.
It breaks my heart when we have to say No, or Not Yet, to their crises because we don’t have the funding to help.
Please join with us in making these crucial interventions that put our elders back in charge of a productive life.