Samaritan’s Feet Seniors serves and inspires hope and dignity in our aging population by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life.
The global senior population is growing significantly, along with their needs:
- The population of people 60+ is projected to more than double by the year 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion (World Health Organization, 2011).
- Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the United States, making falls the leading cause of injury and death amongst seniors (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020).
Lack of proper footwear can have a negative impact on a senior’s health and well-being, the ability to live independently, community involvement, and economic stability.
Samaritan’s Feet has established Samaritan’s Feet Seniors to better address the needs of our aging population.
Poverty affects older adults differently than other demographics. These individuals are especially vulnerable to economic instability when their physical health, cognitive abilities, and social networks decline.
Samaritan’s Feet Seniors program will give seniors a pair of anti-slip, lightweight shoes to improve foot health and mobility, while also providing them with dignity and hope.