According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 10% of people 65 and older in our country live in poverty. Since this demographic is less likely to be employed than younger generations, they are prone to falling into poverty with no way out. To support this at-risk segment of society, Sarah's Circle provides affordable housing for low-income senior citizens in the District of Columbia.
Sarah's Circle supports successful independent living by providing support services and individualized care to its residents. The average age of the residents at Sarah’s Circle is 74, and every member of the community has a fixed income at or below the poverty level. The organization does more than simply offer elderly folks an affordable place to live. Sarah's Circle is dedicated to fostering a sense of community by encouraging its residents to make friends and get involved in group activities. Programs that emphasize nutrition, art, health, and exercise are available to all of the residents who live at Sarah's Circle.
Sarah's Circle combats feelings of isolation and loneliness in its residents by providing abundant opportunities to socialize, from book club and yoga to watercolor painting and exercise classes. As one resident, Mrs. Patricia Kelly said, “My whole outlook on life is different since moving to Sarah’s Circle. I like Sarah’s Circle as it is a great community with great people.”