Impact

THE REALITY

With 12,000 individuals turning 60 each day, the United States senior population is rapidly increasing.  By 2030,1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older which is more than 70 million Americans, twice the number in 2000.

American are living longer, life expectancy is around 79 years old which means they will have more time to battle issues like, hunger, isolation, illness, and dependence.

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE 

Since 1973, Aging Ahead has been supporting individuals to remain healthier and independent by offering quality programs, services, and resources. We will be able to continue to support individuals through the journey of aging because of our dedicated partners, sponsors, donors, advocates, volunteers and staff.

OUR IMPACT
  • To help older adults maintain better health through good nutrition, Aging Ahead served 155,503 meals to 2,859 persons in 2017 at our community locations in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties.
  • Aging Ahead delivers over 2,600 meals daily to home bound adults in 110 different zip codes.
  • Our Community Option Specialists assist approximately 1,000 individuals each month with aging related questions about services, caregiving and, assistance.
  • The Choice program has recently expanded into Franklin County through a partnership with Frick’s Super Market allowing an additional 261 adults to order lunch from the deli three days a week.
  • As a result of our community outreach program, we reached 15,520 people through aging presentations and information tables in 2017.
  • Volunteers donated 117,901 hours of service through such programs as home-delivered meals, meetings, exercise instruction and various community location activities in 2017.
  • The annual Christmas Day Meal Project brings a hot meal, gifts and good cheer to more than 350 adults who are home alone on the holiday.
IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY

Aging Ahead loves to share the results of our efforts to support those we serve on their journeys to remain independent!  Even more so, we love to learn about the impact our programs and services have had on your life or the life of a loved one.  Please click here to make our day by providing your story and don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog to learn more about our ongoing impact in your community.  Thank you!

“If not for the kindness and generosity of Aging Ahead and their volunteers, I would be hungry. Aging Ahead gives me the peace of mind, knowing I will have a nutritious, good, filling meals every day.”—James K.