Dear Friends of Family Eldercare,
We had much to be grateful for in 2019:
I’m grateful for the strides we made in housing stability. One such achievement is that Family Eldercare’s Benefits Enrollment Center helped secure more than $2.2 million in benefits to help pay for healthcare, food, and more. That means more stable lives for seniors, families, and adults with disabilities on a fixed income.
I’m grateful for the growth we experienced. Family Eldercare’s Guardianship services expanded into Brazos County, allowing us to meet a gap in services in that area. We also invested more resources to combat social isolation among seniors through an expansion of our Healthy Connections and in-home Counseling programs.
Most of all, I’m grateful for you. You joined Family Eldercare on a journey to promote independence and stability whether through your financial contribution, governance, partnership, advocacy, or service.
Because of supporters like you, in 2019 Family Eldercare served more than 5,200 individuals, and our employees had nearly 64,000 meaningful interactions with the people we serve. We were able to distribute free fans to 11,200 Central Texans this summer. And, a record-breaking 513 seniors and adults with disabilities had their holiday wishes fulfilled during our annual Holiday Giving Drive. Thank you.
Now, I’m excited to share Family Eldercare’s special initiatives in 2020:
Our most urgent focus is to address the housing shortage crisis among people age 55+. To that end, Family Eldercare is moving forward with two big initiatives in the coming year. One, we are in the midst of planning our Innovative Housing Initiative which aims to develop and build housing that is affordable for people age 55+ surviving on $800/month or less. Two, we are extremely excited to expand our partnership with Mobile Loaves & Fishes on a pilot project funded by St. David’s Foundation to bring our full continuum of services to Community First! Village.
We are on target with our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan initiatives. This year, you can expect more efforts aimed at increasing Family Eldercare’s presence in the community. Central Texas is growing, and we need to as well.
All of us at Family Eldercare are looking forward to a productive, innovative year of growth in 2020. We know we can achieve our vision with your support.
Kent Herring, CEO