Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) is the Area Foundation's newest initiative to create a community where seniors thrive and are prized as vital citizens.
Using the collective impact model, we will engage key community partners who will drive the agenda, strategy and metrics for this initiative. We are committed to commissioning further in-depth research on the issue of senior welfare and providing leadership and support for the future success of this collaborative effort.
Please check this page continuously for future updates. For more information on this initiative, or to get involved, please contact, Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, 210.242.4775.
To create a stronger community where seniors thrive and are prized as vital citizens.
- The San Antonio area has a comprehensive, efficient and effective system of services and programs, which helps seniors to thrive and has the capacity to scale over time to meet the needs of the growing senior population.
- Vulnerable seniors will have access to essential services and benefits that meet their basic needs and promote their physical, mental and financial health and well being.
- Seniors are able to maintain their independence and autonomy, avoiding premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
- Seniors are more connected to and engaged with each other, their neighborhoods and community resources.
Download our Year 1 Report
In 2016, the San Antonio Area Foundation partnered with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, University of Incarnate Word, CI: Now, Moriarty Consulting Group and SA2020 to bring together over 100 older adults from across the city. Together they imagined and shared what an age-friendly San Antonio could be. We intend to incorporate their voices into our SALSA initiative and ground our goals in their experiences. Read about their visions in the following report:
Download the Elders' Summit Report
The Case for Change