Every day 10,000 people turn 65. In 2012, 13.7% of the population was 65 and older; by 2040, this number will grow to 21%, putting an enormous strain on resources for seniors in our region. Recent studies have estimated that more than one-third of our Seniors live below 185% of the FLP and are “food insecure.” Additionally, this population is often challenged to obtain affordable, appropriate healthcare. Therefore the BVEF seeks to invest in activities and initiatives that:


  1. Develop self-sustaining programs aimed at securing the basic needs of this population, such as food, shelter, and access to healthcare.

  2. Enable seniors to live their lives on their own terms with access to high-quality health and support services that preserve and protect dignity, quality of life, and independence.


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