Senior Stability

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Senior Stability

Our community is addressing current senior needs and is preparing for future demands.


Our 4 Community Impact Areas are designed to deliver positive lasting change by forging innovative partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems, cultivating the best resources and inspiring action to create the change we all want to see in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties.

PDF of GGUW Strategic Plan for Senior Stability - 2018-2023

Strategic Focus Area Statement for Senior Stability (In 5 years, what will be different for our community?)

  • Our community recognizes and is addressing current senior needs and is prepared for growing future demands.
Strategic Outcomes for Senior Stability (What results are we trying achieve?)

Our community respects seniors’ abilities to make life decisions for themselves and seniors:
  • Feel independent in their lives;
  • Are valued as active community members;
  • Are comfortable that their physical and mental well-being needs are being addressed; and
  • Receive necessary care (particularly seniors who are unable to live financially independent lives).
Strategic Objectives for Senior Stability  (What will GGUW do to ensure outcomes happen; what tasks and/or action?)
  • Fund key services by raising dollars for our Community Impact Fund.
  • Build awareness and inspire action around senior’s needs (i.e. transportation, nutrition, care/assistance, isolation, and end-of-life support) through advocacy, community outreach and education. 
  • Promote and build volunteerism for seniors and by seniors.
  • Develop a 15-year plan that addresses the growing population of seniors and increasing needs. 

Strategic 5-year Goals for Senior Stability (What specific, measurable goals GGUW has in place to help achieve outcomes?)

  • An increase in steady funding support for key senior programs and services.
  • Our community recognizes and is addressing the growing needs of senior population. 
  • Volunteerism for seniors and by seniors is increased.
  • All seniors seeking a friend or interpersonal relationship are connected with someone.
  • A 15-year plan that addresses the needs of seniors, including meeting basic needs, is established.
Why focus on Senior Stability?
  • MT ranks 33 out of 50 for long-term care and 34 for health
  • 15% of the population of MT are seniors and it is growing
  • 30% of seniors in MT live alone
  • 7% of MT senior households' annual income is less than $10K and 26% less than $20K
  • 21% of MT residents age 60+ received food stamps in 2017
  • The average Social Security Income in MT is $16,653/year
  • The median household income for a MT senior is $34,580
  • There are 27,098 working seniors in MT