Positive Living for Special Populations

The true test of a communitys character is how well it cares for its most vulnerable members. Funded programs provide a full range of services for the elderly and for children and adults with disabilities that allow them to live as independently as possible and enhance their quality of life.

1999 United Way Service Statistics

  • Provided support groups for 173 people with epilepsy
  • Gave a much needed break to 65 people caring for a frail elderly family member
  • Provided nutritional supplements to 26 children with cystic fibrosis
  • Educated 142 parents of children with cystic fibrosis about the role of nutrition in managing the disease.
  • Assisted 45 deaf people with school or job related activities
  • Drove 268 senior citizens to adult day care, nutrition sites, medical appointments, the grocery and the pharmacy
  • Helped 205 senior citizens with financial matters
  • Protected 555 seniors from abuse and neglect.
  • Served 2,484 nutritious hot meals to senior citizens
  • Delivered meals on wheels five days a week to 1,716 homebound senior citizens
  • Provided special needs day care to 53 children with disabilities
  • Sent visiting nurses into the homes of 931 low income patients
  • Provided homemaker/home health aid services for 404 low income patients

1999 Funding by Outcome Area

If $1.17 million is available for Positive Living for Special Populations, United Way will support&

Services that help the elderly and disabled maintain their independence

Catholic Social Services


Golden Age Senior Citizens


Homemaker/Home Health Aid Services in Greene County


Jewish Federation


Senior Citizens Center of Fairborn


Senior Resource Connection


Visiting Nurses Association


YWCA of Dayton


Services that improve the quality of life for our elderly and disabled neighbors

AIDS Foundation Miami Valley


Epilepsy Foundation


Family Service Association Community Services for the Deaf


Preble County Council on Aging


Senior Resource Connection


UCP Rehabilitation Services


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