Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP) will end all services and programs by December 31, 2021.
Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to help older adults age in place in their own homes for as long as possible, will discontinue all services and programs by the end of 2021.
A dwindling demand for SNAP’s services demonstrates a change in the needs of older adults in SNAP’s northeast Tucson service area. This diminished demand has led to SNAP’s decision to close.
The organization has seen the positive impact of technology on the lives of older adults. Ride sharing services, online shopping, and doorstep delivery of many necessities are widely available and accessible.
In ways SNAP has not seen before, families, friends and neighbors have become more involved in assisting their loved ones in managing the challenges of aging. This trend is encouraging and softens the regret that the SNAP organization has in needing to end its service to the community. This “neighbors helping neighbors” approach to supporting older adults to age in place in the homes they love and the neighborhoods they trust is consistent with SNAP’s vision of a community in which older adults feel connected, supported, and engaged. Having helped to foster this trend through its volunteer services, socialization activities, and educational offerings will be SNAP’s enduring legacy.