SOME offers several programs that meet the special needs of the city's most vulnerable seniors, providing services to maintain their health and well-being, allowing them to age-in-place in safety and with dignity.
118 low-income seniors enjoyed meals, activities, life skills education, and case management at the Senior Center in 2012.
Fifty-four vulnerable, homebound seniors received 385 case management visits, 855 food deliveries and 1,961 reassurance telephone calls through the Homebound Senior Program.
SOME's Senior Center is a day center where senior citizens come together for activities and services that support their independence, reduce their isolation and loneliness, and enhance their dignity. This program provides seniors with case management, counseling services, healthy meals, health promotion, nutrition education, transportation, and recreation services. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Senior Center.
202.797.8806 ext. 1301
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly offers a safe haven for senior citizens who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited, or displaced. Residents have their own rooms and receive hot, nutritious meals. Staff members help residents to obtain Social Security and public benefits and to find affordable, long term housing. Staff members also offer counseling in the areas of nutrition and family relations. Through SOME's Continuum of Care, residents also have access to medical, dental and psychiatric services.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
202.797.8806 ext. 1311
The Homebound Senior Program provides full-time case management by a licensed geriatric care social worker and matches volunteers with homebound, low-income seniors to alleviate isolation and loneliness and help with the practical demands of day-to-day life. Volunteers provide such services as telephone and in-person companionship, transportation and escorts to doctor appointments, light housekeeping, minor home repair, food delivery every third Saturday, reading, and more based on individual needs. Learn how you can volunteer with seniors in the Homebound Program.
Homebound Senior Program
202.797.8806 ext. 1304
Senior Summer Camp is a week-long retreat at a beautiful country house in West Virginia for senior citizens who are in need of rest and relaxation but are unable to afford a vacation. Two week-long sessions are held every summer. The camp is staffed completely by volunteers, many of whom are seniors themselves. You can support our efforts by sending a senior to camp next summer. Sixty dollars provides the cost for a senior to attend one day, and $300 covers the cost of the full 5 days.