“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” David Bowie
The state of Florida is home to the largest elderly population in the United States, and senior citizens are the fastest growing population segment in South Florida. As the state continues to wrestle with this increasing demographic, its elderly care centers and nursing homes have become flooded with tens of thousands of residents; many who are far away from family and friends. With an uncertain economy and unstable healthcare, these elderly residents become increasingly vulnerable to loneliness, social isolation, emotional trauma, and abuse.
Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida recognizes the ANSWER to many of the social and emotional issues that these elderly residents are experiencing is People.
People to care, to listen, to love, to honor, and to share life with our community’s most forgotten population; the elderly living in care centers.
Since 2011, Heart2Heart has matched hundreds of volunteers with over 47 care centers. These committed passionate volunteers have made an incredible difference in the lives of thousands of senior citizens who would otherwise have gotten little or no visits from family and friends.
Learn more about Heart2Heart’s Social Emotional Model of CARE – Link to “The CARE Model”