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Review for Aging Resources Of Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After I retired, I started looking for a way to make a positive contribution to our community. So I attended a Volunteer Fair in Highlands Ranch, and after reviewing the many pamphlets I brought home, Aging Resources of Douglas County stood out among all others. I made a phone call and learned they were in need of more volunteer drivers in Highland Ranch. Early in my career I had experience as a part-time chauffeur, so helping seniors who needed a lift was a perfect choice for me.

I soon found great joy helping many seniors remain independent. I enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. Some of our clients became “regulars” who I saw every week or two.

Near completing my first year of volunteering for ARDC the coronavirus changed everything. Reluctantly I gave up driving for my family’s safety. Then I was asked to transition to telephone “Care Calls” to check with our clients staying at home. I now talk with more people every week than I used to drive to doctor appointments or shopping trips. Listening to their concerns, worries, needs and sometimes offering advice I now continue to enjoy being a volunteer in spite of being at home all day.

None of this would be possible without the support of the amazing staff at Aging Resources. I’m a small part in this first-rate organization run by caring professionals who demonstrate daily they really love working with and helping our clients and volunteers.

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity working with seniors or are a senior needing assistance, I urge you to contact Aging Resources of Douglas County.

Role:  Volunteer