Seniors' Resource Center, Inc.

The Seniors' Resource Center is a community partner providing person-focused, coordinated services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life. Our vision: The Seniors Resource Center will continue to ensure quality of life through a constellation of services, information, advocacy, and leadership to meet the needs of the community enabling individuals to age in the place they call home.

SRC helps older adults and adults with developmental disabilities maintain their independence with dignity and improve their quality of life. To accomplish this, SRC directs its unique, comprehensive and integrated services delivery system to fill gaps in service, create effective and efficient partnerships and collaborations, avoid duplication of services and implement innovative solutions that meet the needs of under-served seniors and communities.

Organizational Overview

Name
Seniors' Resource Center, Inc.
Phone
303-238-8151
Address
3227 Chase St
Denver, CO 80212
EIN
84-0877538
Website
www.srcaging.org
Email
btimm@srcaging.org
Mission
Statement
The Seniors' Resource Center is a community partner providing person-focused, coordinated services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life.

Our vision: The Seniors Resource Center will continue to ensure quality of life through a constellation of services, information, advocacy, and leadership to meet the needs of the community enabling individuals to age in the place they call home.

SRC helps older adults and adults with developmental disabilities maintain their independence with dignity and improve their quality of life. To accomplish this, SRC directs its unique, comprehensive and integrated services delivery system to fill gaps in service, create effective and efficient partnerships and collaborations, avoid duplication of services and implement innovative solutions that meet the needs of under-served seniors and communities.

The Adult Day & Respite Center, a 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility at our headquarters in Wheat Ridge opened in September, 2011 and is proving to be a resounding success for our clients and their caregiving family members who seek quality care for their aging loved ones! The new center is part of a two-phase Capital Campaign. Phase 1 was dedicated to the construction of the new center and is completed. Phase 2 is focused on the renovation of the 92 year old headquarters, originally a four room school house. As of March, 2013 the SRC Capital Campaign fundraising is now complete! SRC greatly appreciates the tremendous community support of the Capital Campaign.

More about Phase 2: Phase 2 renovation will occur throughout 2013 and into 2014 and will allow SRC to renovate the current headquarters, housed in the original Columbia Heights School (circa 1920.) This renovation will greatly help SRC with upgraded energy efficiency, and in turn will reduce overall operational costs. The old building will be streamlined to assist SRC as we provide programs for the vulnerable population served in the Denver metro area.

Impact Statement

Seniors' Resource Center provides five core programs that can stand alone or be easily combined to deliver supportive services that help clients and their caregiving family members maintain a meaningful measure of independence, while enhancing quality of life.

In 2012, SRC provided direct services to 21,866 individuals and provided community outreach and educational information to over 134,000 older adults and their families throughout Jefferson, Denver, Adams, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Douglas, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield and Park Counties.

SRC is unique because it offers comprehensive services in a one-stop setting, thus enabling older adults to access information, referrals and programs easily. Many of SRC's services are available at low or no-cost, depending on income limits and residency.

SRC has five primary program areas: Transportation Services, Volunteer Services, Coordinated Care Management, In Home Care, Adult Day and Respite Services.The organization is headquartered in Wheat Ridge with additional locations in Lakewood (Starr Center), Littleton (South West Plaza Mall satellite site) and SRC-Evergreen.

SRC has been recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in providing services to older adults. In 2008 we were selected as "Nonprofit of the Year" by the West Chamber. In 2009 SRC received a Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (CAHSA) award for the innovative partnership with Wheat Ridge Internal Medicine (WRIM.) In 2011 SRC was honored by LeadingAge with the national Outstanding Advocacy Award, which recognizes an organization for advocating for aging services at the local, state or national level.

SRC has been recognized as a national best practice organization for its innovative programs and collaborations by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. NCOA also selected SRC to be one of five test sites in Colorado for Benefits CheckUp, an innovative web-based system that allows seniors to monitor their eligibility for public assistance. In addition, SRC-Evergreen was identified as an innovative home and community-based service provider.

Background Statement

SRC was founded in 1978 through efforts of community groups and individuals committed to having one centralized agency that would be available to provide information and referrals for coordinated services for older adults and their families. Seniors' Resource Center has earned the distinction of being one of Colorado's largest and most respected charitable organizations serving seniors and their families whose staff and volunteers create innovative, effective, and coordinated care for the particular needs of seniors and persons with disabilities. During these 35 years, SRC has grown into a recognized national leader in senior services, serving senior residents and their families in Jefferson, Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Gilpin, Park, Arapahoe, Broomfield and Douglas counties.

SRC coordinates services and referrals using a one-call approach that significantly improves seniors' access to the range of resources they need, and eliminates having to conduct a confusing, protracted search for the services they require. SRC is enhancing and expanding services in order to meet the growing needs of seniors.

The Denver metro area's population of adults 60+ is estimated to more than double by the year 2020, according to the Denver Regional Council of Governments. In addition, seniors' life expectancies are expected to continue to rise. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average life expectancy of a U.S. citizen will increase to 80 years in 2025 from 77 years in 2005. Thus, the 60+ population is not only growing substantially, but they are living longer.

With this rapid growth of the older adult population in the Denver metro area, SRC has significantly expanded over the last 35 years. SRC is a large, highly regarded provider of community-based senior services in the Denver metro area.Over the last several years the need for services has grown dramatically!

Needs Statement

1. Infrastructure Expansion. Our current building is overflowing & SRC knows that the percentage of older adults in the Denver metro area will increase by 62% by the year 2020! To serve more seniors, their family members and caregivers with vital programs, SRC launched a two phase Capital Campaign in 2006.

Exciting news: The two part Campaign (new construction and extensive renovation) has completed fundraising efforts as of 3/31/2013. The renovation will be underway in 2013-2014 and will benefit clients for years to come.

2. Building Program Capacity. As the population ages, SRC continues to find ways to keep up with this demand for services.

3. Expansion of Coordinated Care. We would like to work with even more partners in the medical community.

4. Expansion of Geographic Area. Making our services available to more of Colorado, especially Denver.

5. More Volunteers to support our mission and manage more volunteer driven programs which will increase our ability to help more individuals.

6. Development of new collaborative partnerships to enhance service delivery throughout the community, while reducing the likelihood of duplication of services.

Board Chair/President Statement

7/29/2013

This is a good time for me to reflect back on the many accomplishments of Seniors' Resource Center, while looking ahead to a bright future for supportive care options for seniors. Reaching the milestone of our 35th anniversary this year and knowing that ahead lies many more seniors to assist as they confront issues that spring from the aging process, I am grateful that SRC has been able to do so much for the community.
"It takes a village" to help our elders. For most of their lives older adults have managed just fine without any assistance. Once they reach a point where they could benefit from occasional or on-going help, how do they begin? The answer for thousands of seniors every year originates with one call to the organization. SRC fills gaps in services, promotes sustained independence and provides comfort to elderly Denver area residents.
SRC is challenged to meet the increasing demand for services that goes along with a growing number of seniors in the area. Staff, volunteers and the 19 member Board of Directors combines our efforts to meet those challenges. The organization must rely on contributions from a wide range of supporters; governmental agencies, foundations, corporate sponsorships, and our wonderful, caring individual donors. I suppose that in 2001 when I began my involvement with SRC, if someone would have asked how long I would have expected to participate, I would have ventured; a few years. Now I know better! As a retired person, I have found that there is the gift of time to choose where I want to put my focus. There is no better recipient of that focus for me than Seniors' Resource Center!
Being part of something this remarkable is a great way to spend some of my retirement. I invite you to join SRC's efforts to provide improved quality of life to the clients who look to SRC for care; whether through contributions or volunteering some time, you, too may find a remarkable experience awaits you.

Kathleen Stapleton
Chair of the Board of Directors, SRC
7/29/2013

Executive Director Statement

Letter from the CEO

Seniors' Resource Center started as a small Jefferson County non-profit organization in 1978. It has now grown into a nationally recognized organization. In June, 2013, SRC celebrated our 35th anniversary of delivering quality services to seniors and adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Denver metro area. SRC also provides supportive services to the family caregivers of our clients. In 2012 we served 21,866 individuals with direct services. This helped make aging in place less daunting and far safer for our elders. In 35 years SRC has assisted a great number of community members. We have added programs, expanded our service area, built a new Adult Day & Respite Center, led efforts for seniors through our advocacy, and "been there" when older adults thought they had nowhere to turn, so that they could experience relief from some weighty burdens. All this has been made possible through the generosity of our donors!
As the needs of aging adults have been recognized and more clearly understood, and as the number of individuals seeking help with long term or urgent needs has grown, SRC has continued to be here to serve the community. The vast majority of elders greatly wish to continue living in their own homes. For thousands of metro area seniors, SRC makes that possible!
Many seniors may struggle to live on their own and after a lifetime of managing well, must ask for help. I see seniors face that situation with dignity time and time again. It can be pretty overwhelming to sort through options, locate services, and continue with the follow through it takes to manage one's own care. SRC is the "go-to" agency for community members in need of transportation, care management, in-home care, adult day services and assistance from our hundreds of volunteers. The organization's vision of providing the supportive services needed to enable people to age in the place they call home has been important to over 21,800 clients served by SRC in 2012. In the years ahead more older adults will reach out to SRC and the organization will deliver customized care that will make the difference between living as independently as possible during the aging process vs. being prematurely placed in a long term care facility. Compassionate service goes hand-in-hand with cost savings to society whenever SRC delivers care to the elderly on fixed incomes.
Our expertise, multi-program approach and openness to invest time and resources in new collaborations to adjust to the changing times have kept SRC on the forefront of senior services.
I hope you will join me in acknowledging the many advances being made in the field of aging, and join this movement toward quality of life for seniors; through learning about how you can be part of this greatly needed service right in our own community, by volunteering in ways that work well for you and by donating to SRC so that we can continue to make the Denver area a great place to grow older.

John Zabawa,
President/CEO
August, 2013