Independent and Healthy Older Adults
Long-Term Community Vision: All residents are mentally, physically and socially active in a safe and secure environment.
Regardless of age, good health practices are vital to our well-being, our ability to function in society, our ability to learn, and to our longevity. Issues such as isolation, depression and the inability to enjoy independence are increasingly recognized as health concerns. North Texas Area United Way is committed to building a stronger, healthier community by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable difference in the health of our older citizens. To achieve that goal, we invest in, and partner with, programs and organizations that support older adults, families, neighborhoods and organizations in improving nutrition and independence.
Good health practices are vital to our well-being and our lifespan. For older adults, isolation and depression set in when there's just no way to get around. United Way is committed to helping older adults increase their independence and help make their days healthier and brighter.
FallsRide – The NTAUW, along with the City of Wichita Falls Public Transportation department and the North Texas Area 2-1-1 call center, partnered to provide older adults and those with qualifying disabilities information on the safety and convenience of the FallsRide bus system. Focus to increase awareness of the program to those without transportation.
Nutritious Meals – congregate and home-delivered meals are available free of charge for older adults and those with disabilities Monday-Friday at The Kitchen in Wichita Falls and at the Burkburnett Senior Citizens Center.
FamilyWize -- United Way and FamilyWize are helping people in our community save on prescription drug expenses. FamilyWize discount cards saved area residents $80,530 on their prescriptions in 2012.