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2. Senior Hunger
Food Insecurity among the senior population is increasingly being seen in our community. Hungry seniors are not obvious nor are they willing to ask for help.
Despite food banks, seniors need help getting to them. Often it is necessary to bring the food to the senior. Then the food items must be appropriate to the senior’s diet and mobility. Some seniors are not able to lift a gallon or open a canned food container.
3. Senior Connections
4. Senior Education
Experts share their knowledge on hot topics relating to seniors and caregivers in a virtual or on-site conference.
Expos direct seniors and families to appropriate area resources necessary for healthy living. Seniors speak directly to vendors for advice.
SAGA is sharing resources and education relevant to seniors, their families, and community partners through podcasts.
Visit SAGA’s Gallery for photos of events.
5. Senior Transportation
Transportation is the biggest challenge area seniors face. It is placed ahead of health and social isolation. SAGA is actively collaborating with the community to address this critical need.
Seniors get free rides provided by the Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors, Y OPAS, to a local business to buy groceries, pick up medicine and have coffee on senior discount day.
Reduced rate rides offered by the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, ARC, to run errands and go to appointments within a specified mile radius.