Helping older adults maintain their health, happiness and independence
Southwestern Pennsylvania has one of the largest populations of older adults in the country. Many live on their own at home - and want to stay that way - but just need a little bit of help.
Open Your Heart to a Senior (formally Faith in Action) makes this wish come true for thousands of local seniors every year. Open Your Heart to a Senior matches older adult participants with trained and compassionate volunteers. Volunteers provide free, non-medical services that help seniors maintain their quality of life and independence in their own home. Volunteers provide home safety checks, appointment escorts, rides for errands and shopping, home visits, caregiver relief, telephone reassurance and more.
Since the program began, Open Your Heart to a Senior has provided over 100,000 hours of volunteer service for almost 2,500 older adults through 1,000 volunteers. The program has saved our community millions in long-term care costs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Open Your Heart to a Senior is entirely volunteer-based. Volunteer with us and you'll make a life-changing difference in the life of a local senior. Learn more by filling out our volunteer form.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SITE
We operate four Open Your Heart to a Senior sites across Westmoreland County. View our service map.
- Alle-Kiski >>
Serving the Upper and Lower Burrell, Arnold and New Kensington area
- Western Westmoreland County >>
Two offices serving all of western Westmoreland County
- Greater Greensburg >>
Serving the greater Greensburg area
- Jacobs Creek Area >>
Serving the Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant and New Stanton area
PARTNERING TO HELP MORE SENIORS
We support two independent Faith in Action programs through the Impact Fund. These programs provide similar services to seniors living in Fayette County and the Latrobe and Ligonier areas of Westmoreland County.
- Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette County >>
Serving Fayette County
- Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Faith In Action >>
Serving the Greater Latrobe and Ligonier areas