CommonBond Communities provides safe, affordable homes for over 2,400 seniors every year. We believe that no matter a person’s background or ability, everyone has the right to a place to call their own. With your help, we can support our seniors in aging not only gracefully, but also with dignity.
According to a Wilder report, seniors are one of the fastest growing segments of people experiencing homelessness. And between 2010 and 2030, the number of Minnesotans age 65+ is expected to nearly double. This will have impacts on the economy, workforce, health care, and of course, housing.
Aging in place is defined as a person living in the place they choose, for as long as they are able, as they age. To make sure folks live safely and healthily, aging in place sometimes includes extra services and support as residents’ needs change over time.
According to the World Health Organization, seniors who are more active experience higher levels of functional health, a lower risk of falling, and better cognitive function. This is part of the reason CommonBond prioritizes healthy living and exercise classes for seniors.
AARP reports that Social Security is the only source of income for almost 3 out of 10 Minnesota seniors over age 65. As housing costs increase — not to mention health care costs — it’s increasingly tough to make ends meet.
Building stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities requires more than just housing. Which is why all of our residents have access to supportive services, such as exercise classes, help with budgeting, intensive arts courses, and so much more. All of this comes at no cost to residents, and for that to be possible, we need help. Here’s an idea of what it takes to fund our services for seniors:
Will you pitch in to help us continue to make our senior communities vibrant places to live?
Sources: Wilder Research, Homelessness in MN | MN Compass Aging Overview | World Health Organization, Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health | AARP Social Security Fact Sheet | AARP Healthy Living 2019 Guide | Minnesota Housing Partnership, State of the State’s Housing 2019, Key Findings