Senior Support

United Way of Central Alabama believes

All senior citizens deserve the support needed to live independently.

Almost 12% of people aged 65 or older throughout our six-county region, however, live below the federal poverty level. And Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh-leading cause of death statewide.

United Way is a hub for senior services, delivering free meals, providing in-home assistance with daily living tasks, enabling access to reduced-cost prescriptions, representing seniors in legal matters and supporting family caregivers, just to name a few.

Our Impact in 2023

34,599

seniors received vital support services such as meals, respite care and more

2,911

Seniors received training and/or activities designed to improve their quality of life

1,580

Seniors served by
Meals on Wheels

11,535

Seniors served by
United Way Area Agency on Aging


Partners & Programs

Birmingham Jewish Federation
Collat Jewish Family Services
Meals on Wheels of Central Alabama
Positive Maturity
Senior Support Fund of Central Alabama
United Community Centers (Riley Center)
United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County


Latest News

Highlights from UWCA’s 2023 Annual Report

United Way of Central Alabama’s 100th year was one to remember.

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Women United Hosts Open Discussion About Aging Loved Ones

Panelists shared many tips for how adult children can care for their parents

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Meals on Wheels Volunteers help Home Instead play Santa to 500 area seniors

For the 17th year, many local seniors will receive holiday gift bags from the Birmingham area branch of Home Instead, a national provider of in-hom…

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