Building a Community of Compassion
Hiding within our bustling society is a deeply pervasive issue – the silent struggle of loneliness and isolation. It’s a crisis that is vast and knows no boundaries of age or gender.
Earlier this year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, emphasizing the transformative power of human connection in fostering healthier and more fulfilling lives. Loneliness, as the statistics reveal, is not just an individual issue but a communal challenge, with women, older adults, and those with limited resources disproportionately bearing its weight.
This is the reality, right here in our community:
- Women are three times more likely to eat alone than men, highlighting a critical need for inclusive social spaces.
- A staggering 41 percent of individuals over 75 live alone, often devoid of regular companionship and support.
- Low-income adults are twice as likely to face the burdens of solitary living, emphasizing the urgency to bridge this gap.
In response to this pressing issue, Vivalon remains committed to fostering a community of compassion, offering vital lifelines of support for seniors in need. With your help Vivalon is more than a service provider; it is a driving force behind the creation of meaningful connections.
Our vision takes shape through the upcoming inauguration of the Healthy Aging Campus, a visionary approach centered on fostering a genuine sense of community. As we eagerly anticipate its opening to the public in January 2024, we are thrilled to announce that we are inching closer to our fundraising goal.
Generous donors are currently matching donations up to a remarkable $1.4 million! To date, $220,000 in donations has been matched, which means $440,000 has been raised towards to bring us closer to the final $3 million needed to open the doors to this new model of care for our aging population in Marin.
Your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar, accelerating our journey toward building a better, more compassionate tomorrow. Learn more and donate here today. Thank you to each of you who have donated so far!
We are deeply grateful to the following supporters for contributing to the matching fund:
Dennis and Susan Gilardi, Marin Community Foundation, The Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation, Rosenberger Family Fund, Muriel Harris, Jerry Cahill and Kathy King, The Kenneth and Joan Gosliner Foundation, Douglas Reilly and Rose Estrada, J. Patrick and Frankie Hunt, Destino Fund, Tom and Darby Bonomi, Charles and Barbara Goodman, Bill and Linda Tichy, Allan and Sydne Bortel, Grace Hughes and Family, and Dennis Fisco and Pam Polite.