Important Mustard Seed Project Facts:
- Nearly 1/3 of the population of the Key Peninsula is 55 and older.
- In 2013, with your help, The Mustard Seed Project served 578 unduplicated older adults, their families and senior-serving agency staff (up from 454 in 2012).
- Our incredible volunteers provided more than 2,200 trips to seniors and adults with disabilities in 2013. They went to the doctor, medical treatments, grocery shopping, to the post office and many other vital destinations.
- Our Key Senior Information Center responded to more than 300 inquiries in 2013 from people who needed information on resources and services, such as Medicare, Veterans' Benefits, housing and more.
- We are currently in the midst of a Feasibility Study to determine the viability of an affordable senior living campus on the Key Peninsula.
- Our Third Thursday Community Forums are a great source of accurate information on such topics as End of Life issues, Creativity and Aging, Senior Transportation, and much more.
- Our Key Center Corral office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for our services. Donations are gladly accepted.
- We are never, ever bored!
The mission of The Mustard Seed Project is to ensure choices for healthy aging on the Key Peninsula by connecting elders with innovative programs and resources.
Our vision is to create an elder–friendly Key Peninsula, where our neighbors may choose to safely “age in place” with dignity and respect.
At The Mustard Seed Project we promote independent living and quality of life for our community’s seniors by providing services and programs in our focus areas of information and referral, transportation, health and wellness, senior housing options, and community education. We engage our community in service and educational opportunities, raising awareness of the many facets of aging.
- Dignity and respect for the individual
- Emphasis on wellness and prevention
- Support for self-determination and choice
- Positive interaction between the generations
- Creative problem solving and program development through community dialogue
- Collaboration between agencies and service providers
- Services and facilities provided in a scale that fits the community need
- Economically and ecologically responsible options that fit the rural character and heritage of the community
- Provision of needed services to all elderly, regardless of their ability to pay
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