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Silver Key Senior Services

Your contribution to Silver Key allows older adults the choice to safely age in place with dignity and independence. Your gift helps ensure no senior goes hungry, the ability to get to and from medical appointments easily, and receive the assistance they need to thrive.

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Behavioral Health

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Families
Veterans

Description

Serving seniors with comprehensive behavioral health needs to help them maintain their health and indepedence.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key's Behavioral Health program is new this year.

Volunteer Impact Program (VIP)

Class

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Families
Females
Veterans

Description

Our Volunteer Impact Program (V.I.P.) focuses on new and innovative ways for people to engage at every age. This service emphasizes volunteer engagement opportunities, health and wellness, civic engagement and lifelong learning to develop skills, knowledge and participation leading to increased community, life satisfaction and well-being for senior veterans and aging adults. As COVID-19 health restrictions apply, most programs and events will be held either virtually or at the Silver Key Community Rooms located at 1655 S. Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. One-time registration is required.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key has relied on compassionate volunteers for over 50 years of our service in the Pikes Peak region. Currently, we have 558 volunteers providing more than 54,000 in donated hours per year. Our volunteers thrive on service to our senior community.

Food Pantry

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
At-Risk Populations
Families
Homeless

Description

Silver Key's Food Pantry is the largest in southern Colorado. We are Care and Share's largest distribution point serving 2,755 senior clients - and growing every month. We are in urgent need of funding and food donations to serve our Food Pantry clients, especially during the pandemic.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key's Food Pantry has received the highest approval status by the State of Coloado, Health and Humas Services. Testimonials from clients and family members are consistently extraordinary.

Senior Assistance

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens

Description

Silver Key's Senior Assistance program involves Case Management, Senior Housing Navigation, Guardianship, Veteran Companion assistance, the SOS "Senior Outreach Services" Behavioral and Mental Health program, Calls of Reassurance, and the Client Choice Food Pantry. Over 1,200 senior clients, age 60+, are assisted annually with benefit forms, insurance, housing rental agreements, emergency rental and utility payment assistance, connections for free or low-cost hearing aids and glasses, essential food supplies and much ore.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key's clients report a 96% satisfaction rating of all services received through our Senior Assistance program. 86% of our clients report their lives have improved, thanks to help from Silver Key. The testimonials we receive from clients and their family members underscore the critical need for the wide range of services our Case Managers provide.

Transportation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Description

Silver Key's Transportation Department provides door-through-door ADA accessible transportation for medical appointments, shopping, congregate meals, social activities, recreation trips, and more. Recurring daily, weekly, or monthly rides can be scheduled upon request.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key's Transportation fleet provides over 44,000 rides to 1,450 senior clients, totaling nearly 475,000 miles annually. The testimonials we receive on a regular basis underscore our customer satisfaction survey data: rides from Silver Key are making significant life-changing improvements for thousands of seniors who have no other access to the essentials they need to live and thrive independently. Our paid and volunteer drivers are all trained to provide excellence in customer care and physical aid to our Transportation clients.

Nutrition

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Description

Silver Key's comprehensive Nutrition Services consists of 13 Connections Cafe social meals programs at 13 locations throughout Colorado Springs, serving more than 750 aging adults 60+ on average per day.
Our Home Deliver Meals and Meals on Wheels programs provide home-delivered, hot, nutritious meal and companionship services for homebound seniors. Sliding scale payments based on income are available for those with limited means. Silver Key's Food Pantry is one of the largest and most accessible "client choice" pantries in the Pikes Peak region, serving more than 1200 Food Pantry clients monthly, providing essential nutrition to seniors facing food access barriers, including those who do not qualify for government programs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Silver Key's Nutrition Program is one of the three core services we provide to aging adults residing in El Paso County. The demand for these services is continually increasing, evidenced by steadily increasing numbers of seniors accessing these programs and our Food Pantry.

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