United Way is focused on Independent Living so that older adults and the disabled are engaged in the community with access to independent living, job skills, volunteer positions, and dynamic relationships while their primary care givers receive respite and support.
Every day thousands of baby boomers are retiring and our population is aging. But aging doesn’t have to mean a lack of involvement and independence. United Way of Central Oklahoma funds numerous programs focused on providing opportunities for elderly citizens to stay connected and active.
Right here in central Oklahoma, seniors have access to centers where they can participate in dancing, cards, dominoes, quilting, singing, light exercise, social activities, communal meals and so much more. Centers vary from community centers to full-care day centers, where family members can bring their loved ones for the day while they work.
Having these centers available allows our community’s seniors to remain active and independent. They are able to interact with their peers and maintain a lifestyle that is comfortable, and their family members can rest assured that they are in good hands and spending their day with friends.
In addition, United Way of Central Oklahoma funds programs that help our community’s disabled residents lead independent lives. These programs focus on providing work opportunities, as well as social, recreational and life skill activities.