Growing Older in Nebraska
By 2030, 1 in 5 Nebraskan's will be over 60. That is a significant increase and provides an opportunity to change the way we view aging in Nebraska!
Access to Services
Community based senior services are an integral part of the safety net for millions of Nebraskans and their caregivers. These services provide nutritious meals, volunteer opportunities, health services, wellness classes and more.
The discrimination and invisibility of older adults is a reality that impacts older Nebraskans every day and is embedded in politics and institutions. We work hard to ensure that ageism is dismantled so that people can age like they have always lived.
There is a crisis level need for affordable housing in New York City. A shocking 65% of single elderly households living in NYC rent stabilized units pay more than half of their income on rent.
1 in 4 older adults living at home is nutritionally at-risk, which is a factor in half of all older adult hospital admissions and readmissions. Older people are also drastically under-enrolled in SNAP benefits. No older person should have to make the daily choice between food, medication or rent.
Legal & Financial
It is critical that older Nebraskan's know their rights and seek counseling and advice when needed.
Mental health needs do not disappear in later life! It is critical that people have access to mental health services throughout their life course. Service providers also need skills to respond to the mental health needs.
Older Americans Act
Started in 1965, the Older Americans Act set a benchmark of support for seniors. We continually advocate for expanded services so that the Act's promise to care about older people is fulfilled.
Too often older people are ignored and invisible. This can create devastating social isolation. Everyone needs to respond by working together with older people to ensure diverse and intergenerational communities.
Transportation allows older adult to travel to appointments, access services and remain engaged. Each community must respond with age-appropriate transportation options.
Medicaid is a resource that is available for older adults who qualify. At NDH we have a Service Coordinator that can screen for eligibility and facilitate enrollment.