In July 2019, the United States Census Bureau reported that seniors accounted for 17.3% of the population in Oakland County, Michigan. That translates to nearly 214,000 persons 65 years and over living in our community. While this significant portion of our population is getting older, they begin to face a number of challenges. Studies have shown that as we age, our biggest threats are actually hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.
Once seniors reach certain points in their lives, they often begin to experience physical declines that result in financial hardships, with most of them receiving an income of only $240 or less a week. All of these factors lead to a deprivation of autonomy for seniors. In an effort to combat these threats, Oakland County Meals on Wheels has made it their mission to provide services to seniors that allow them to extend their independence. This organization offers nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to all seniors who are a part of their program.
Our team here at A. Young Insurance is excited to announce our support of Oakland County Meals on Wheel for our next community cause campaign. Because we are passionate about ensuring that our local seniors are well fed and taken care of, we have committed to donating $10 for every friend or family member you send to us for a no-obligation quote. So, how many names can you give to help us deliver support back to our community?