BENEFITING: Norfolk Senior Center
There are currently 120,000 South Hampton Roads, Virginia residents over the age of 65, which accounts for 11% of the total population and more than 15,000 of these seniors live below the Federal poverty level. More than 24,000 of these seniors no longer drive. Hampton Roads has the highest percentage of seniors living below the poverty level than any region in the state.
In Virginia 1 in 5 senior citizens deal with hunger & improper nutrition regularly & 1 in 5 no longer drives.
48% of households with seniors report food insecurities.
81% of low income seniors report they did not have enough food to last the month.
72% of low income seniors can not afford to eat balanced meals.
Primeplus Case Management helps seniors access vital community services to assist with aging in place, focusing on low income seniors. Primeplus Case Management refers, facilitates, and coordinates services to meet client needs such as linkage to medical care, transportation, food security and emergency financial assistance.
For as little as $25, you can ensure a senior is able to continue living independently, in their own home, eat healthy, attend classes and receive transportation assistance through the Primeplus Case Management Program. Primeplus promotes well-being and the best quality of life possible for older adults.