Help Us Fill The Plate
How Your Donation Helps:
It costs nearly $7 per meal to provide Meals on Wheels to homebound elderly. In 2020, LOA served 127,543 meals to 2,237 persons. This is a significant increase in numbers due to seniors being more isolated during the pandemic.
It costs nearly $6 per one-way trip to provide Transportation to the doctor and other vital appointments. In 2020, LOA made 31,306 one-way trips to transport 401 persons. The cost to provide this service has risen substantially and there continues to be a waiting list for this vital service.
It costs just over $2 per person to provide Emergency Services such as the provision of canes and walkers, Fan Care and LOA’s Emergency Food Pantry. In 2020, LOA helped 2,526 seniors obtain emergency services. In addition, more than 2,854 bags of food were delivered during Soup for Seniors. LOA also delivered a total of 3,129 Emergency Food Boxes to our vulnerable population.
LOA’s Personal Care and Homemaker services currently serve nearly 100 clients per year. However, they maintain a waiting list of nearly twice that number.
In 2021, LOA’s Insurance Counselors assisted 2,804 seniors with their Medicare Part D Plans and Medicare enrollment issues.
436 persons were able to find resources in their community to help them stay in their own homes after spending time in the hospital through LOA’s Care Transitions.
With more than 32 community-based services, LOA continues to strive to fulfill its mission of helping older persons remain independent for as long as possible! But we can’t do it alone. We will use donations to fill the plate of services where it is most needed. Examples of how your donation helps:
- $1,000 to assist more than 16 seniors with legal assistance
- $500 to assist one senior with in-home care
- $250 to assist 45 people with emergency services
- $100 for 12 trips to the doctor for one person
- $25 for a day of Meals on Wheels and Diners Clubs for two people