The PUMP UP the CARE Campaign was launched on July 11, 2016 during our 3rd Annual Award Gala.
Our Mission is to Educate. Empower. Eradicate.
- The number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040 there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000.
- Elderly patients may be taking 4, 5, 6 or more drugs, even though little is known about the dangers of interactions.
- Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experience of elder abuse some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.
- Over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($29,425 per year for a single person). These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss. For older adults who are above the poverty level, one major adverse life event can change today’s realities into tomorrow’s troubles.
- More than two million of the 34 million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression
- Less than 3% aged 65 and older received treatment from mental health professionals
- The number of food insecure seniors is projected to increase by 50% when the youngest of the Baby Boom Generation reaches age 60 in 2025
- In 2014, 3.0 million (9%) households with seniors age 65 and older experienced food insecurity. 1.2 million (9%) households composed of seniors living alone experienced food insecurity
- Communities Struggle to Care for Elderly, Alone at Home
- More people age at home, raising demand for support services
We are taking a STAND! What AngelaCARES has done is put together a campaign called “PUMP UP the CARE” to bring awareness and be a resource to help seniors with necessities needed to live life to the fullest.
How are we taking a STAND? The PUMP UP the CARE campaign is designed to discuss and educate community members and entities around senior issues through PURPLE Pump events in addition to eradicating disparities that currently exist in the senior communities.
Ex: there are seniors who cannot afford medications, a full month of food and/or seniors who live alone with no one to care for them. Through your attendance and participation at various PUMP UP the Care themed events and by wearing your purple OR black pumps, we will be able to able to assist and close the gap in the lack of seniors services.
Why are we taking a STAND and why you should take a stand too? Let’s make tomorrow’s reality better for seniors. REMEMBER, ONE DAY, YOU TOO WILL BECOME A SENIOR.
Hashtags: #thepurplepump, #pumpupthecare, #PUTC
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