October 23, 2017

Aging With Dignity

The senior, adult with disabilities, and family caregiver population we serve is growing, and so is the community’s demand for our services. Over the next 15 years, baby boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000–10,000 a day. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 678,000 individuals in California are living with Alzheimer’s disease, requiring constant care and supervision. With a higher life expectancy overall, we can expect a tremendous increase in the need for services to care for this population.

This is why Catholic Charities Aging Support Services are so important in our community.

Catholic Charities is one of the most comprehensive and longstanding social service providers, with a long history of reaching out to those who have been turned away and have nowhere to go to receive the help they need. Our clients include under-served elderly populations, such as recent immigrants and refugees, HIV+ seniors, and a growing number of seniors in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Every program strives to assist these men and women with the compassion, respect, and dignity they deserve.

We provide clients with access to resources that they may never have known existed, and we make affordable senior care a reality for those in greatest need. Currently, the majority of our clients receive some kind of scholarship assistance and/or reduced fees based on their ability to pay.

It is equally important to provide support for their caregivers who would otherwise provide 24-hour care with very little respite. Our services provide caregivers with respite that allows for personal time and/or time to go to work, and we provide them with education and support. By supporting family caregivers, we can further ensure the good health of the seniors for whom they care.

“In her senior years, my mother received care at Catholic Charities. I was so grateful for the program’s activities and events which kept my mother alert, busy, and active. Now I
volunteer at Adult Day Services. I love interacting with clients’ families to help them understand that they made a great decision for their loved one,” Beverly Strada Bushley, volunteer

Thank you for supporting our programs and services for aging adults and adults with disabilities.

Catholic Charities Aging Support Services includes:

  • Catholic Charities Oceanview, Merced, and Ingleside (OMI) Senior Center
  • Catholic Charities Aging Case Management Services
  • Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Francisco
  • Catholic Charities Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center
  • Catholic Charities Adult Day Services San Mateo