Get involved to help support the Aging with Dignity mission.
You can help make a positive impact on people’s lives and be part of a national movement to maintain human dignity at the end of life.
Here are a few opportunities you can help support our mission:
- Become a Five Wishes ambassador to share how this program has impacted you personally or those served by your organization and help promote awareness and understanding of end-of-life care planning.
- Five Wishes is a program of Aging with Dignity that is helping change the way we talk about advance care planning by focusing on what matters most to each individual.
- To learn more about being a Five Wishes ambassador, download the Five Wishes Advocate Toolkit.
- Make a donation to provide Five Wishes at no cost for those who are unable to purchase this resource. Your support can help ensure that every individual is empowered to voice their wishes and get the care they want and deserve.
- Help care for your own community by supporting or being a part of the Hope Today program. Too many elderly community members live alone and in near-poverty. Hope Today mobilizes volunteers to locate and care for those elderly who live alone and may feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for and forgotten by society. If you are interested in bringing Hope Today to your community, please contact us.
To safeguard the most vulnerable.
Aging with Dignity programs and services help people have a voice in their care if they are unable to speak for themselves. Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made a difference in the lives of millions across the country. Your gift allows us to ensure those on limited budgets are able to feel respected, loved and wanted.
Additionally, funds allow us to provide Five Wishes to the vulnerable so they may communicate to their loved ones and medical providers exactly the care they want.
- Donate to increase the breadth and scope of Five Wishes: I want to give the gift of Five Wishes to others.
- Donate to ADVOCATE for patient rights: I want to ensure that the rights of individuals and families are protected through sound public policy.
- Donate to ensure HOPE for the vulnerable: I want to assist in Aging with Dignity’s direct service to the vulnerable by supporting its Hope Today program.
Donate to Aging with Dignity and help us continue the work that is helping millions.
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Our goal is to restore and reaffirm the human dignity that may have been lost.
Hope Today helps elderly and disabled members of the community who live alone by offering the emotional, material, and spiritual support necessary for them to live with a continued sense of dignity and self-worth. Hope Today began as an Aging with Dignity pilot project in May 2005 and currently serves people in rural Wakulla and Franklin counties in North Florida.
Mother Teresa once was asked what she believed was the world’s greatest disease. Was it AIDS? Cancer? Leprosy? “No,” she replied. “The greatest disease is loneliness – to be alone and without friends, family or any human touch.”
In too many parts of the country, elderly people live alone and in near-poverty. Experts say those who are poor and alone are often the first to be placed in publicly-funded long term care facilities even though they would prefer to live independently. Hope Today volunteers locate and care for those elderly who live alone and who often feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for and forgotten by society. It mobilizes caring volunteers to offer them compassion, material assistance and friendship.
The Hope Today goal is to restore and reaffirm the human dignity that may have been lost.
Hope Today not only benefits those served, it is also of great value to those who serve. These volunteers receive the gift of being able to give – a practical, tangible way to show their love and concern. Hope Today volunteers gain life-changing, hands-on experience caring for or spending time with someone who is sick or in need.