Older adults are healthy, engaged and independent

Performance data for FY2022

Funding Priority: Senior Independence

Goal: 90% of Senior Participants Report Improved Physical, Social and/or Mental Wellbeing

Fiscal Year 2022 Service Target: 9,133


Why is it important?

Regardless of background, age, medical history, or income, all seniors face wellness issues related to isolation, depression, mobility, independence, and health.


More than 12% of the San Antonio population is over the age of 65 with 39% of seniors living alone, nearly 13% in poverty, and 42% with a disability. These factors decrease the likelihood that all San Antonio seniors have access to resources and support to ensure they are healthy, engage and independent.

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate).



Summary of Year-to-Date Progress

In FY 2022, the Department of Human Services (DHS) provided $1,103,798 in senior services programming to seven delegate agency partners. These investments include funding to support activities at senior centers throughout our city.


These services are projected to provide 9,133 seniors with culturally enriching programs that include fine arts, music, and dance; computer and other technology awareness classes; fitness, health, and nutrition instruction, to include the distribution of additional food commodities; and companionship opportunities for our homebound seniors.


The following partner non-profits are funded to provide programs to contribute towards DHS's goal of helping older adults improve physical, social, and mental wellbeing. Click on the name of the agency to learn more about the agency and program performance.


Bihl Haus Arts

Meals on Wheels San Antonio

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio OASIS

WellMed Charitable Foundation

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

YWCA of San Antonio