Saturday, March 11, 2017
|Photo courtesy Iora Primary Care|
Through Sound Generations’ programs, many patients and older adults in our communities gain access to social engagement through senior centers, assistance with transportation, legal and financial support, and grocery delivery through Meals on Wheels.
Iora Primary Care is proud to support the Meals on Wheels program which brings nutritious meals directly to the homes of seniors who have difficulty shopping or preparing food.
The contribution from Iora Primary Care was particularly welcome. In 2016, United Way cut funding to Senior Services from $871K to $108K, choosing to focus on funding transportation. United Way funds will be directed to their primary focus of homelessness and building financial stability. United Way did not specifically fund Meals on Wheels, but such a significant funding cut is felt across the board.
In response, the City of Shoreline increased its funding for the Senior Center, but money continues to be tight. The immediate effect for Meals on Wheels was a significant delay in providing services to new clients.
Iora is interested in working with community partners in 2017 to better the lives of older adults in our community. Contact Brian Aylward for more information.