Aging Resources of Douglas County (ARDC) 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.
Vision: We envision a Douglas County where all older adults can age comfortably and with dignity in their own homes, staying engaged and involved in communities that embrace the worth of citizens of all ages.
Aging Resources of Douglas County began in 1998 as Neighbor Network. Transportation was provided to Douglas County seniors through a Rural Colorado Health Association grant. The county's senior population experienced rapid growth during this time, nearly tripling in just a decade. Neighbor Network struggled to keep up with the swelling demand for services under the constraints of a small county program. In 2013, Neighbor Network became a project under the fiscal sponsorship of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) to obtain nonprofit status and broadened its programming to include Information and Referral, Companionship, Home Help, and Care Management. In 2018, Neighbor Network re-positioned itself as the nonprofit Aging Resource Center for Douglas County, incorporating direct services with navigation and guidance tools to better accommodate the needs of older adults. Aging Resources of Douglas County remains true to its roots as a relationship-based, no-cost organization, providing the best care possible for seniors.
"It's so reassuring to have an organization that can help when you really need something. I wish every community could have something like Aging Resources."
- Paul, age 92
"I've been living in my home for over half my life, and I like it very much. Being part of the Neighbor Network program helps me stay here."
- Carol, age 74
"Without Aging Resources' help, I could not stay in my home. Thank you for being there for me when I need you." Margorie, age 89