Annually, over 4,200 hours of counseling and volunteer support services are provided to seniors in Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Fulton, Marshall and Stark Counties
- 96% of seniors served continue to live independently.
- 99% of seniors receiving mental health counseling services showed improvement and made progress toward their treatment goals
- 97% of participants in our community education classes increased their knowledge of mental health issues and community resources.
Are these services really needed?
- According to the Administration on Aging over one in every eight, or 13.1%, of the population is an older American.
- According to the 2010 Census, 29% of seniors in Illinois live alone, 47% of women over the age of 75 live alone, and they are amongst the most vulnerable and impoverished groups.
- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20% of all persons 60 years of age and older experience mental health disorders.
- The American Association of Suicidology estimates that there is one older adult suicide every 95 minutes.
How We Assure Quality Services
The New Day Senior Services Program continually looks for ways to better meet the needs of our clients and we hold ourselves accountable to provide quality services. The program is monitored by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Heart of Illinois United Way, The United Way for Spoon River Country, and the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families. We especially value client feedback and use input from seniors to improve our service delivery. We are also committed to transparency, and share our outcomes with our stakeholders – clients, funding sources, donors, and the general public.