Vision - Be the place where all seniors are welcomed and find their place to enjoy camaraderie along with diverse activities
Mission - To make life more fulfilling and create community for seniors as they come here to engage in a wide variety of programming and services designed for "Loving Life in the Second Half"
Values - "Loving Life"
The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center celebrates 50 years of serving area seniors in 2021. From it's humble beginnings as a social club in 1971, it has evolved into a vibrant organization continually increasing services to this very diverse population. Because of the visibility around and involvement with the Town of Castle Rock and Douglas County, the Senior Center is where people come to find out information about anything senior related.
There are currently more than 1000 multi-generational members, spanning 4 generations - the GI Generation, Silent/Mature Generation, Baby Boomers and even some Generation Xers. Our member live in their own homes or with family members. The Center provides services and programming to help them "age in place" and live independent and fulfilled lives. With a fleet of vehicles and a team of dedicated volunteers, more than 650 rides are provided each month to grocery stores and doctor appointments. More than 150 activities are planned monthly, with more added as resources allow. Programming is diverse, ranging from sports leagues and card games to special interest groups and theater trips. Members may gather for meals or learning something new, but leave with memories of the laughs shared with friends. Services include wellness programs like foot clinics, massages and disease prevention classes. Funding comes from grants, dues, donations and fundraising events like the annual Craft Show the 1st Saturday in November at the Douglas County Events Center and the annual Golf Tournament. A Board of Directors and staff of five oversee operations, with more than 350 volunteers making the place run and organizing outings and activities, putting in more than 30,000 hours a year. We are a Volunteer of America meal site and provide hot lunches on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In addition we deliver the Meals on Wheels frozen meal program to home bound seniors of Douglas County.
In summary, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center provides for the most basic fundamental needs of our older adult population, which is the opportunity for socialization and the ability to stay connected in their community.
"Getting to go places with the Senior Center has stretched me, gotten me out of my comfort zone by trying new things, kept me active, been good for my brain, and helped me to make friends. I am so grateful." - a member and scholarship recipient
"My daughter and I moved to Colorado after my husband's death to be near to my son. It was through the Senior Center that we found a community. My son laughs that his mother and sister have been to more places in Colorado than he has in the 30 years he has lived here. We plan our week around the Senior Center. The people there have become our extended family and friends." - Sandy, a member
"Words cannot express how much the Castle Rock Senior Center has mean't to me. I came to Castle Rock only having my daughter and her husband and was prepared to be lonely. My daughter brought me to sign up at the Senior Center the very day I moved in. How friendly everyone was! They made me feel at home, being away from my lifetime home. I have enjoyed every minute spent at the Center and after a year and a half have made great friends and am reluctant to leave. The staff has done everything possible to make my days pleasant, exciting and meaningful. God bless you!" - Ruth
"The Meals on Wheels have been such a god-send for my dear folks. We only get back there 4 times a year and are super grateful to know they have something nutritious to eat almost every day. My Dad is nearly blind and my mom's right arm is pretty much useless, so thank you thank you." - Joni and Lonnie
"Our senior population is growing and we need the Castle Rock Senior Center now more than ever...It is a one-stop shop for information related to aging and it's a one-of-a-kind resource for members of our community who need this type of support. We thank all involved for the hard work to make and keep the Castle Rock Senior Center a much-needed resource for our community." - Paul Donahue, Former Mayor, Town of Castle Rock
"I get great satisfaction by helping others, and I love learning the stories of their lives when the riders share them. I get to meet so many interesting and fascinating seniors by giving of my time." - Charlie, a volunteer driver