According to the National Council on Aging, Over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($29,425 per year for a single person). These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss. For older adults who are above the poverty level, one major adverse life event can change today’s realities into tomorrow’s troubles.
In 2018, Lance's Gift provided more than 500 gifts to residents of the Nora Commons Senior Community in Indianapolis and the residents of the Carolyn Brown Mosby Senior Citizens High Rise in Gary, IN, thanks to the generous support of donors and the Moodie family. See photos, print and television stories below from the 2018 project.