Thousands of older adults in Southwestern Pennsylvania are striving to live independently in their own homes—where they have loving memories and familiar surroundings. United Way is helping seniors overcome the challenges of independent living through a program called Open Your Heart to a Senior. United Way recruits, trains and matches volunteers of all ages to help seniors across Southwestern Pennsylvania with rides, hot meals, shopping, assistance with mail, technology and more.
Through the process, strong, caring one-on-one relationships are built that are invaluable to both seniors and volunteers. Open Your Heart to a Senior has helped bring back joy and happiness to thousands of seniors who have previously felt sad and alone. In just the past year, United Way and 16 agency partners mobilized over 2,000 volunteers to provide over 70,000 hours of service to nearly 8,000 older adults. If you have several hours a week to give to a senior, you could change a life.
Over 22,000 seniors
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