Weekly Insights: Saint Francis Manor
Approximately 609 seniors age 65 and older live in a group quarters in Indian River County. The US Census Bureau classifies group quarters as a place where people live and stay that is owned by a separate entity. Saint Francis Manor is one example of this kind of living arrangement. St. Francis Manor has a mission of providing affordable, independent living to senior citizens on a limited income in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment. Since 1974, the organization has provided affordable housing to 1,500 adults and continues to have a waiting list as more affordable housing is needed.
Weekly Insights works in conjunction with Indian River Indicators. Indian River Indicators was launched in June 2021 and originated after the completion of the 2019 Indian River Community Needs Assessment. It provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices and inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges. Indian River Community Foundation holds monthly informational sessions to introduce the community to this new resource. The next session will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at 4pm via zoom. Please email Foundation Coordinator, Chiaka Nwosu, at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend a session.
To learn more visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org and click “Indian River Indicators” or contact a member of the Community Foundation’s team at 772.492.1407.