COVID-19: South Florida Institute on Aging Receives Generous Donation of Masks

The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) received a generous donation from UnitedHealthcare of 2,000 cotton, washable masks to be used by its clients and volunteers.

SoFIA’s approximately 500 experienced senior volunteers serve nearly 2,000 residents including: children in underserved communities that gain literacy skills through the Foster Grandparent program; disabled adults and caregivers who are enabled to live independently through caregiving and companionship programs; older LGBTQ adults in the Friendly Visitor Program; veterans who receive the mentoring of fellow veterans; and seniors who gain technology and workforce training.

For more than 55 years, SoFIA has provided innovative services tailored to meet seniors’ caregiving and respite, civic engagement and economic security needs. It has transitioned many of its programs online in response to COVID-19.

UnitedHealth Group has provided more than $100 million to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities focused on supporting vulnerable populations, protecting the health care workforce and advancing breakthrough innovations in testing and treatment. For information on UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please read more here. To find out more about SoFIA’s mission and programs visit