According to The Senior Source’s President/CEO Stacey Paddock Malcolmson,
Warren Buffet once said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Since 1961, The Senior Source has made it our mission to ensure the older adults who planted the trees whose shade we now enjoy are treated with the dignity and respect they have earned and deserve. We consider our work essential because the individuals we serve are essential.
There is so much we enjoy today because of the contributions older adults made to our community in the past. We continue to benefit from the wisdom, knowledge, and experience of this generation—individuals who experienced firsthand the Great Depression, World War II, the civil unrest of the 1960s, and so much more. And for many of us, the love of a grandparent helped us to flourish in ways that cannot be measured. It is an honor to serve our community’s older adults every day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected older adults due to their susceptibility to the virus, it has negatively impacted their access to care and support, and their connection with others. Eliminating social isolation has always been a driving force of The Senior Source, and that is especially true now. We are particularly concerned for isolated nursing home residents as well as individuals targeted by scammers preying upon Coronavirus fears and uncertainties.
Our commitment to ensuring the financial and emotional well-being of older adults and their families is reflected in the services we’re providing during the pandemic and it will continue into the future. This vital work–ensuring the safety of long-term care residents, providing meaningful opportunities for connection, addressing financial insecurity—can only be done with the support of our community. Together with you, we can make it possible for older adults in Dallas to continue to live with dignity and purpose.
About The Senior Source
Since 1961, The Senior Source has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for all aging needs. The agency offers personalized programs and services to support the financial and emotional well-being of older adults and their families. For more information, contact The Senior Source at (214) 823-5700 or visit www.theseniorsource.org. You can also find The Senior Source on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theseniorsource or Twitter using the handle @theseniorsource
* Graphic and photo provided by The Senior Source