Senior adults is currently the fastest growing segment of the world population. For the first time in history, there are more people aged 65 or older than there are people aged 5 or younger.
And while many seniors have the financial or familial means to care for themselves into their old age, there is still a need to support and to care for those who don’t have those resources.
Certainly, there are many, many different populations of people who need help from those of us who can offer it, and as individuals, we can’t donate time or money to everyone.
Senior support services are often overlooked when it comes to charitable giving. Possibly in some part because old people aren’t as cute as babies.
Oh really? These guys are pretty darned cute in my book.
So my little PSA for the day is to urge you to consider a charity that services the elderly when you’re thinking about the kinds of organizations you want to support. They are always in need of volunteers and donations.
If you’re local to the Bay Area, check out my friends at Curry Senior Center, which provides all kinds of essential services to seniors in the Tenderloin district of SF. They’re having a 40th anniversary fundraising gala at the Fairmont next Friday, April 27. Like them on Facebook and get a chance to win two tickets to the gala, or pony up and buy a pair of tickets for $300 – money that will go towards meals, medical care, housing and bingo.
Thanks for reading and I will post something more ridiculous tomorrow.
One response to “old people”
Great post…while this year my chosen charity is Hope House Children’s Hospice, I have also been a carer for Older People for much of my career and do plan on choosing a local charity that supports Older People for next years. Old people are cool and we owe them so much. I have got so much job satisfaction and love from the old people I have cared for over the years that I can’t even begin to explain…