Aging Resources of Douglas County

Aging is one of the few truly universal experiences. With the right supports, many older people can continue to live and thrive in their communities. Over 90 percent of older people say they want to stay in their homes as they grow older and that wish becomes a reality with ARDC.

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Transportation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Transportation assistance is our most requested service. Older adults unable to drive or choosing not to drive can maintain their independence with just a little transportation assistance. Dedicated volunteers take clients to medical appointments, local errands, and social engagements. Our fleet of five automobiles includes two wheelchair-accessible vehicles, and our volunteers drivers are over 100 strong! This program connects seniors to the destinations they need to reach, regardless of their financial status, housing situation, or physical abilities.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Averaging 1,000 trips per month in 2021

Companion

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Older people who have recently moved to the area, don't have family nearby, or are geographically isolated can receive weekly home visits, social outings, or phone calls from our companion volunteers.

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Evidence of Program's Success

96% of companion program participants felt more socially connected
905 hours of companionship provided by volunteers

Information and Referral

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Aging Resources of Douglas County provides a one-stop resource center for aging issues and concerns. Our non-profit is Douglas County's only call center dedicated to aging issues. Seniors, family members, and care providers call to receive information regarding transportation, home assistance, healthcare, caregiver support, and more.

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Evidence of Program's Success

1255 average information and referral contacts per month

Education & Outreach

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Staff members give presentations to community groups, conduct rural outreach events, organize educational opportunities, and create intergenerational connections. The goal is to bring together people from all different walks of life to learn about and generate community-based solutions to aging issues in Douglas County.

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Evidence of Program's Success

180 school-age children received educational programming
355 seniors reached through letter exchange program
11100 outreach contacts in 2020


Care Management

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

Sometimes finding solutions to aging issues takes more time and effort than a simple phone call. Aging Resources staff works closely with older residents and families to provide resources, connections, and to develop an action plan.

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Evidence of Program's Success

100% of care guidance clients felt empowered to make informed decisions

Help at Home

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled

Description

With Help at Home services, older people can keep their homes safe, tidy, and comfortable to live in. Homemaker volunteers offer monthly visits to complete light housekeeping duties that can be too physically demanding for some older people. Grocery shopping volunteers are also available to help shop for or deliver groceries and other household goods, along with seasonal yardwork help.

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Evidence of Program's Success

384 hours of fix-it handyman/chore services
817 hours of yard clean-up services
62 clients with homemaker services
899 hours of homemaker services

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