ElderSource 2021 Impact Report
The 2021 ElderSource Impact Report is here for you to read and download! Take a look at what our agency has accomplished in the last year and the success stories we’ve been able to create through our valuable services.
ElderSource 2020 Impact Report
“Unprecedented. Unbelievable. Epic. Unforgettable. Many words have been used to describe 2020. It was certainly a year no one could have predicted. With the global pandemic, racial injustices and deep division in our society, there could not have been a better time for us to inspire unity. One thing became evident in 2020: we are all better together. It was a year where our relationships with our partner agencies and other community organizations were especially vital because the work needed to support older adults and caregivers could not have been done alone.”
A Letter from Our CEO and
Chairman of the Board
The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and all African-Americans who have faced horrific acts of racism and personal degradation are deplorable. Our ElderSource family acknowledges these
current and past tragedies and stands in solidarity against injustice, racism, discrimination, and violence of any kind.
The systemic racism and inequality is impossible to ignore given the longstanding issues of racial disparity in our country. While the days ahead as our communities strive for equality and justice are not going to be easy, we believe our nation is on the cusp of a powerful, positive current that will ignite change, action and understanding.
In times like these, many might ask themselves the question: “What can I possibly do that would make a difference? My voice is small.” Or they might think: others will take up the cause and are better equipped to speak up.
We believe that no effort to listen or to participate is too small. Collectively, the voices will be stronger; the actions will bear significance; and the results will be substantial.
We encourage you to ask questions, even the uncomfortable ones, with the intent to listen and learn. Listening is key to effective communication, which can lead to productive dialogue. We encourage you to vote. Voting is your civic duty and your vote joins others to transform history. Support your neighbors and community leaders who are working to effect change and join them when you can. At ElderSource, we are committed to providing our clients, employees and community partners with a safe place to speak their minds. We are committed to working with our nonprofit cohorts to listen carefully, promote healthy dialogue, and share information and messages that will bring us together.
We look to the future with great hope and a desire to be part of the solution. We will continue to seek to serve and advocate for all older adults and caregivers who need our support now and always.
As our Inclusion Statement adopted in 2018 states, ElderSource values all people – including, but not limited to all nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, races, genders, religious perspectives, sexual orientations and gender identities – in everything we do. We welcome the unique insights and perspectives of all persons in our quest to fulfill our mission.
Together, as a community, we will hold ourselves accountable to make real efforts to root out bias in favor of fairness to all as we advocate for all people to live and age with independence and dignity.
Linda Levin, CEO and Stu Gaines, Chair, Board of Director
Making Impact During the Pandemic
Thanks to generous grants from First Coast Relief Fund and the Jim Moran Foundation, ElderSource was able to assist seniors and caregivers during the pandemic.
With the extra funding, ElderSource was able to partnered with Winn-Dixie Supermarkets; our sister company Elder Options; the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department; and the Crescent City Police Department to shop and deliver groceries for seniors who were not able get to the store themselves.
ElderSource also received a donation from Humana and Farm Share to create 1,000 bags of supplies for seniors. Aging True and ElderSource staff worked together to stuff the bags which will be delivered to seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
We are so very grateful to have both corporate and community support in helping to serve so many seniors and caregivers. Our staff and volunteers continue to work hard during this challenging time to serve our clients.