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Aging Resources Of Douglas County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Aging Resources of Douglas County connects older people to vital services, information, and resources that promote aging with independence and dignity. We believe that the voice of every senior should be heard and respected and that the whole community should join together to support older adults in their golden years. Our Resource Navigation team connects people to resources that promote aging with independence. Programs such as community services, transportation, housing, county grant programs and, caregiver support. Our volunteer program, called Neighbor Network, provides safety net services that help older people age in place. We provide transportation to medical appointments, to local errands such as grocery shopping or church or to visit loved ones. Volunteers serve as companions making visits in the home, chatting over the phone, going out to lunch, playing games, or doing crafts. We also have a team of volunteers who provide handyman chores, light housekeeping, or meal preparation. In addition to our volunteer services, our staff operates ADA compliant vehicles that transport our wheelchair riders to the places they need to go. Aging Resources promotes community awareness on aging issues through outreach, education, and our Intergenerational Program.

Target demographics: Age 60 and older living in Douglas County, Colorado

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2018: 7292 Rides Provided, 2179 Hours of Help at Home and 1124 Hours of Companionship

Geographic areas served: Douglas County, Colorado

Programs: resource navigation, volunteer services, education and outreach

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s truly amazing how the little things we take for granted mean so much when you can’t do them. I’ve been on several ARDC calls to help some less agile person to replace some light bulbs, get up on a ladder to install new batteries in smoke detectors, etc. Just a few minutes of my time—and a bit more to enjoy the visit and kibbutz—that brings relief and happiness to another person, while giving me a feeling of fulfillment. Thanks ARDC for these experiences and your very smoothly run, generous organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for an organization that could help me and my neighbors, as we age, to stay independent and involved in our community. I found Aging Resources of Douglas County. There is so much generosity of spirit, along with a can-do spirit that supports members and volunteers alike. And the range of available services is comprehensive.
This organization is a very valuable asset to the community, especially for those of us who need a little help from very friendly volunteers and staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out by volunteer driving a number of clients of ARDC. Then I met Bev, a woman who could no longer drive, couldn't see well, and had a hard time with Proper Nouns. But.. she is the dearest, sweetest woman and someone I am proud to call my friend. Every time I leave from a trip, it is I who am uplifted and made joyous. Aging Resources takes care of the big stuff, like recording my miles and places stopped: I get to have the fun part!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff is so incredibly friendly, helpful, and passionate about what they do. I cannot imagine a Douglas County without Aging Resources. The work they do has such an incredible impact on this community, and it just keeps improving as time goes on. Thank you, ARDC, for changing and improving the quality of life of Colorado's population. This organization should be a nationwide model for effective aging resources.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a teacher in Douglas County, we have partnered with ARDC and it has been a wonderful learning experience for the kids! The resources and support that ARDC offers their community is so inspirational and shows the kids that they really can make a difference in their world! Highly recommend this nonprofit and fully support their vision!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with ARDC for five years, and loved every minute of it. The staff is kind, helpful, and involved every step of the way. It is a great way to volunteer individually, or with a group of people. There are opportunities that fit any schedule and skill set.

Client Served

Rating: 5

THANKS SO MUCH ARDC! Words truly cannot even begin to relay ALL of the AMAZING and INCREDIBLE things about how much ARDC impacts lives daily! Karie and the ENTIRE STAFF are so caring, professional, thoughtful and even though the list goes on and on the best part of ARDC is they are family! As a fuIl-time wheelchair user I have been so blessed to be able to receive rides from ARDC for a few years now and it has given me such freedom and independence! They have wonderful drivers and to have the opportunity to be able to go to the places I need to (Dr appointments, grocery store, etc) like everyone else is something I can never tell ARDC thanks enough for!

ARDC changes lives through their numerous outreach programs and amazing willingness to be such a present part and help to the community!

THANK YOU ARDC for being such an incredible nonprofit and for helping so many remain independent! You have and continually make a gigantic difference for me and everyone else! THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!

1 Valerie R.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Aging Resources of Douglas County is the only Countywide non-profit assisting vulnerable older adults. The staff and volunteers have hearts for service and I would be comfortable having them assist my mother or grandmother. ARDC cares more about their clients and their well-being then they do anything else. They are the BEST!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aging Resources of Douglas County has an exceptional reputation within the community as an excellent support to connect older adults and caregivers to necessary support to lead health, happy and independent lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aging Resources of Douglas County is our go-to resource for Information and services in Douglas County and the south part of the Denver Metro area!

Amy Pulley, Aging and Disability Resource Center Manager at DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging.

Jonny S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love working with Aging Resources of Douglas County and have been partnered with them for the last few years at our church. We coordinate regular opportunities for people in our community to serve through their organization, and we love their commitment to the seniors in our community.

Juliana Cancilla Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have the privilege of working alongside of Karie at ARDC and have for 5 years. Their mission and dedication to serve is one of a kind. The senior community is treated with dignity and respect by their outstanding volunteers. Karie's heart is felt thru the whole team!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Karie and her team are dedicated to making a difference in Douglas County. Our aging residents are positively impacted by their services every day. They are always willing to collaborate with other partners in the community to meet any needs that arise. They truly care about the people they serve.