Iona by the Numbers: Your impact in 2018

January 9, 2019

As we think about the year ahead—and all of the lives that were touched in 2018— we are so grateful for you.

Knowing that Iona has your support inspires our staff and volunteers to do all we can to help keep our older neighbors safe, less alone and, often, less hungry. Thanks to your generosity and compassion, last year your commitment to Iona’s mission helped us to provide:

Basic Needs

393 older adults in the community benefited from our expert case management and counseling support.

244 older adults received 50,365 nutritious and well-balanced meals to their homes.

83 people with memory loss, intellectual disabilities, and/or physical frailty received 44,695 hours of care by participating in Iona’s award-winning Wellness & Arts Center, which offers weekday programs including art therapy and health support.

130 family caregivers benefited from respite and support.

Fitness & Creative Engagement

96 older adults stayed healthy and active through our fitness and wellness classes, increasing their strength and flexibility through dynamic classes taught by engaging professionals.

600 people attended an intergenerational book event, opera discussion, Meet-the-Artist receptions, and 10-year retrospective event, engaging with exceptional local artists who are over 60 years of age.

Connection & Support

3,852 calls to Iona’s Helpline from 2,445 people were answered by our expert staff who always take the time to listen and connect families to community resources at Iona and beyond.

134 people found solace, friendship, and new resources in 2,871 hours of our various support groups for older adults, caregivers, and family members.

1,523 family caregivers found information, respite, and education through direct care and support services.

145 older adults from diverse neighborhoods and backgrounds who enjoyed 7,799 meals and activities at the Active Wellness Program at St. Alban’s.

221 people benefited from our Take Charge/Age Well Academy classes which are for people nearing retirement who want to get the most out of the next decades of their lives.

All told, you ensured Iona could directly help 3,767 older adults and family caregivers in 2018.

Thank you for making these accomplishments possible in 2018. We’re excited to see all that we can do in 2019 with your continued partnership.