About East Valley Adult Resources, Inc.

Our nation is on the cusp of one of the most dramatic demographic shifts in history, as a projected 71.5 million people will be age 65 or older by 2030. For many, the journey of aging may be a complex and fearful unknown. Almost half of older adults in the U.S. report not having anyone to help them when they experience difficulties. Better medical care and longer lives have sometimes become a recipe for poverty, isolation, and a struggle for continued independence.

The East Valley of Maricopa County is a leading example of this aging trend, with over 120,000 residents who are age 65+ today.  Over half of this total lives in Mesa, with approximately 17% of the city’s population being older adults. The majority of older adults are able to live independently with solid support systems of family and friends. Many others however, may experience multiple challenges, including physical limitations in performing activities of daily living, the risk of falls, hunger and malnutrition, multiple chronic diseases, and isolation. 

East Valley Adult Resources, Inc. (EVAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to serving our community since 1979.  Our mission is to empower and support East Valley older adults and their families to remain independent and engaged in our communities.  EVAR provides a full continuum of programs and services aimed at independence with dignity as older adults and families navigate the sometimes challenging journey of aging.

Today, EVAR impacts thousands of older adults and their families in the East Valley through five core programs.

The overarching intended outcome for older adult participants in all programs is to maintain independence, preserve dignity, and enhance quality of life. Additional planned outcomes for specific services include:

  • Access: increased awareness of and access to needed resources
  • Caregiver Support: increased ability to help the person needing care and to care for themselves
  • Engagement and Socialization: enhanced feelings of self-worth and reduced isolation
  • Health and Well-Being: increased awareness of health needs and improved health status Nutrition: ability to have immediate nutrition and food needs met and understand nutritional risks
  • Safety: enhanced ability to remain safely at home