PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCOPROVIDENCE FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO
OUR MISSION is to improve the quality of life in low-income communities and to empower individuals to become self-reliant by providing programs, services, education, and training utilizing a comprehensive community-based approach Read more
OUR MISSION is to improve the quality of life in low-income communities and to empower individuals to become self-reliant by providing programs, services, education, and training utilizing a comprehensive community-based approach
WISE Health (WH) is a senior health solutions program. The program aims to work with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate solutions to major health and isolation issues. The model for WH was created as a result of the overwhelming and constant observations of the need for more innovative, tailored and relevant approaches to health and wellness for seniors living in the Bay Area. It is our belief that community and technology-driven innovation can improve health outcomes, create healthy communities, and inform health policies.
Although WH offers a variety of community health programming that can be tailored to meet the needs of all ages. We specifically target aging populations (i.e.,65 years and older) -- and given the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area, our programs and services are offered in multiple languages. There are few community based programs that provide services that are able to meet the wide-range of needs that seniors have in a single setting. Thus, our approach is unique in that we not only have the experience and ability to reach socially and physically active seniors, but we also reach the increasing population of under-served, socially isolated, disadvantaged and frail seniors as well. For both populations, we design, implement, and evaluate programming to reduce social isolation and increase healthy behaviors to ensure optimal health and wellness.
WISE Health provides: Community Health Pop-Ups - conducted in senior centers and senior housing sites Health Education Workshops