There is now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in U.S. history. From 2012 to 2015, the number of seniors in the U.S. rose from 43 million to 50 million. The majority of these seniors are active and interested in living in strong communities that provide opportunities for a healthy, social lifestyle.
A Growing Need
But a “golden” retirement is not guaranteed for all older adults. Over 23 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure, living at or below 25% of the federal poverty level (FPL). That equates to $29,425 per year for a single person and the average household income for Jamboree residents is $23,211. These seniors struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss.
That’s why Jamboree provides customized resident service programs that allow seniors to age in place with a sense of security and community. An enhanced level of supportive services provides activities and options for a healthy social lifestyle. Fitness and nutritional resources, medical support, education such as computer training, and other community amenities all allow seniors to remain in a stable, supportive environment they can afford. In fact, one-fourth of our senior residents qualify for a skilled nursing facility but live independently with our wrap-around support and services.
A Collective Impact
In collaboration with a growing base of community partners in the senior community and beyond, we are eager to see our seniors thrive with support that reduces depression and increases access to local healthcare and municipal senior centers. With lessons learned from our award-winning multigenerational Courier Place – where the average age of our senior residents is 75 – concepts for new multigenerational communities are in our pipeline, including two new properties already under development. At these properties, we plan to expand our resident services offerings to include adult day care and the opportunity for shared educational and mentoring experiences.
Our pursuit is to build in quality housing and build up good in senior residents – as well as families and special needs – to bring out the best in them and in our neighborhoods and communities.
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