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PURPOSE. Dignity. Respect. Independence.

These words define what we all seek as human beings. However, for many of the 54 million adults aged 65 and older in America, they are slowly stripped of their sense of purpose and dignity as they age. Through first-hand experience, I witnessed the hardship my grandparents faced. What were once simple tasks became more complex. The inability to complete paying their bills, addressing billing disputes, making follow-up calls, and tax issues impacted their sense of independence and dignity.

My name is Malea Madrid and following my experience with my grandparents and speaking with many seniors, I knew I had found my purpose. In 2017, I founded Consider it Done Seniors, LLC (a for profit business).

As Consider it Done Seniors, LLC become more visible and expanded, I started receiving calls from medical facilities that serviced low-income patients that had suffered a major health event (e.g. stroke, heart attack, serious fall, etc.) These patients were living in the medical facility and had either lost their home, or it was no longer safe for them to return home.

The good news was that these low-income seniors would financially and medically qualify for support through the Veterans Administration (VA), Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), or other agencies. Problem solved? No! The bad news was that employees at these facilities could NOT legally help these seniors complete the appropriate paperwork or gather the needed documentation to apply for the benefits.

The demand for assisting these low-income seniors grew at a rapid pace. After a few months of assisting these clients, I realized that Consider it Done Seniors, LLC could no longer afford to support the level of assistance I was giving to these seniors. However, that was NOT an option! My passion, purpose, and deep spiritual convictions would not allow me to turn away these seniors with the greatest need. As a result, Malea’s Mission, a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, was born in 2022.

Our mission is to ensure ALL seniors who need assistance will receive the help they need regardless of their ability to pay for those services.

1 in 3 adults over 65 are economically insecure

About half of households headed by a senior 55+ has no retirement

Only 48% of adults 60+ who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition programs are enrolled

24% of Seniors live alone of that 68% are women