A Community Collaborative
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Seniors Count’s vision is to change the face of aging in New Hampshire by changing the design and delivery of services to the frail elderly, allowing them to remain safely in the community for as long as possible. Seniors Count is a collaborative effort that draws upon resources and expertise from the community to meet the critical needs of frail and vulnerable elders.
Our seniors are falling through the cracks...
- 40% of Manchester's frail seniors are seriously limited in the ability to move freely and care for themselves.
- 50% of Manchester residents age 65 and older live alone and are at high risk for accidents, depression, and isolation.
- Many seniors are living without proper nutrition or medication.
- 30% of Manchester's inner city seniors have no vehicle, 12% have no phone and 26% live below the poverty line.
- Many services are available to seniors but they don't know how to or cannot afford to access them for their basic needs.
- Basic services such as assistance with bill paying, grocery shopping & transportation are among the most serious service gaps in Manchester.
With just a little help, many seniors can remain in their home...Isn't that where you would want to be?
Through successful collaboration with already existing services we have...
- Developed a telephone reassurance program to regularly contact seniors living alone
- Established an emergency spending account to provide an urgent response to immediate needs
- Created a program to obtain necessary products at a reduced rate, such as mattresses, appliances, and telephones
- Hired Care Managers to serve as coordinators of the many needed services
- Worked with United Way to offer fall clean-up to frail seniors
- Developed a short-term nursing home stay initiative for emergency respite care.
If you know a senior that could use our help or to learn how you can help Seniors Count provide much needed services, please call Manchester Region Service Link at 603-644-2240.
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Seniors Count is part of the Community Partnerships for Older Adults national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation