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Thank you to our
generous donors and
corporate sponsors:


Google
$10,000 (in kind)
paybignow.com
$3000
hookedondancing.com
$2200
Ron Steele
$1500  
Neil Wilkinson
$1000
HOPE worldwide
Philadelphia Chapter
$1000
Steve Martin
$500
Edward Jones
Investments

$250
Dr. Linda Suralie
$150

 

How do we make a difference? PDF Print E-mail
  • Did you know that 1 out of every 6 senior citizens in America is living under the government's poverty level?
  • Did you know that 1 out of every 8 people living in America is 65 or older?
  • Did you know that the number of senior citizens living in America is expected to double within the next 20 years?


Researching the internet has afforded us some facts that are astounding:

For elderly people who live alone, becoming incapacitated and unable to get help is a common event, which usually marks the end to their ability to live independently. (New England Journal of Medicine)

Facts on 911 Calls
75% of all deaths in the United States are deaths of elderly people. For many decades, heart disease, cancer, and stroke have been the leading causes of death among the elderly, accounting for 70% of all deaths in this age group.

Facts on Falling
Of the 35 million Americans over 65, about 1 in 3 will fall in a given year. (Center for Disease Control, "CDC")

Seniors are hospitalized for fall-related injuries 5 times more often than they are for injuries from all other causes. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death for seniors. (Center for Disease Control, "CDC")

50% of people who fall require assistance from someone else to get up.

After a fall or other emergency, 90% of people who get help within one hour will continue independent living, but after 12 hours without help only 10% of people will continue to live at home. (New England Journal of Medicine)

Nearly one half of the older adults who incur a serious injury never fully recover and many lose their ability to function independently for the rest of their lives. A good proportion end up in nursing homes, making falls and the injuries that result, one of the most substantial health threats facing older adults. (Yale University School of Medicine)

Strokes
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the No.1 cause of adult disability. Many strokes are preventable and treatable with prompt medical attention. (National Stroke Association)

Facts on Fire - Who is Most at Risk
Senior citizens age 70 and over have the greatest risk of fire death. The fire death risk among seniors is more than double the average population.
(See full story at http://www.quickmedical.com/downloads/logicmark-guardian_alert_911_marketing.html)

Sponsor Seniors is all about connecting providers, helpers, donors, volunteers, philanthropists, corporate sponsors and other generous givers with those who have not been blessed or honored as a senior citizen.  Senior citizens are among those who helped progress the inventors of the internet, Google, medicine, cures, communication devices and even fast food establishments with drive-throughs.

Let's all join and be part of a solution before we become part of the problem.

 
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