Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization, that strives to improve the quality of life for all seniors and their families living in Broomfield. This is done through fund-raising, volunteerism, advocacy, and representation of a diverse senior population to the Area Agency on Aging and by raising public awareness about Broomfield's senior issues.
SRB is focused on the nutritional, medical, and social needs of our senior population. Therefore, we direct our philanthropic efforts to the support of Meals on Wheels; transportation services; dental, vision, and hearing needs; in-home services; and public advocacy for seniors at the state and local levels.
Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc. (SRB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was established in 1982 to address the needs of Broomfield's older adults and their families. Initially, board members helped to bring HUD housing for the elderly and disabled to Broomfield. The original name was Broomfield Senior Housing, Inc.
Charter board members realized that housing was only the first of many senior services needed in the community. So the name was changed to Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc., in order to reflect to reflect the need to develop new resources for seniors and also to encourage Seniors to utilize their own resources and skills through volunteer work to help establish new programs.
Through a grass-roots effort by citizens and board members, a van was donated and a driver was hired in 1984 to provide transportation for older adults. An Executive Director was hired in 1986 to develop new programs and services, and to increase volunteer and funding resources.
From the beginning, SRB members kept City officials and staff updated on their progress, and aware of needs of Seniors that would have to be addressed. In 1991, due to a bond issue publicly supported by SRB and eventually passed, the City built the senior center. The SRB, Executive Director, and senior volunteers solicited the help of people in the community, and raised over $200,000 to furnish the facility.
Today, both the City and SRB worked together in a unique partnership to create and provide a variety of services and programs for seniors in Broomfield. The City provides staff that supervises the day-to-day operations, administrative support, recreation programs, community resource services and outreach, and operates a door-to-door transportation program. SRB was and is today fiscally responsible for the Meals on Wheels and the Lakeshore Café lunch program, Volunteer Respite Care, Special Needs and Chore Services programs.
Senior Resources is also the designated DRCOG County Council for Aging for Broomfield County and is represented at the State level by a Board Member.
SENIOR RESOURCES OF BROOMFIELD
2017 was one of the most active years in recent memory for the all-volunteer members of Broomfield's SRB Board. Below is an outline of the accomplishments.
SRB funded the purchase of non-perishable food items for Blizzard Bags given to seniors to help them "weather the storm" in case of bad weather. Over 180 seniors benefited by receiving the Blizzard Bags.
SRB produced the third Broomfield Days Golf Tournament under its management. The tournament was a success.
SRB provided funds to assist a number of Broomfield Seniors with the cost of repairs to their homes to enable them to continue living independently.
SRB provided funds to assist with the cost of medical, dental and vision care for low income Broomfield seniors.
SRB provided funds to assist with the cost of transportation for participants.
SRB provided funds to support the participation of Broomfield Seniors in the Healthy Hearts Walking Program.
SRB worked closely with the hosts of the Rockin' Classic Car Show at Broomfield Days, helping to staff the registration area.
SRB held its first Street Dance fundraising event the Friday night before Broomfield Days.
SRB increased its commitment to advocacy for seniors by participation in the planning of the new Broomfield Community Center and by presentations at City Council meetings.
SRB participated again in Colorado Gives Day. On-line donations were eligible for a "bonus" from the Community First Foundation in direct proportion to the amount donated. Please consider this form of giving.
SRB attended every month's birthday luncheon at the senior center in 2018, greeting and honoring those celebrating a birthday that month.
SRB began a quarterly series of articles in The Broomfielder devoted to advocacy for Seniors.
SRB continued its Facebook page so everyone can keep up with our activities.
SRB continued its community effort to address the lack of affordable housing for low income seniors in Broomfield.
SRB is the representative for Broomfield City & County to DRCOG - the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the AAA - the Area Agency on Aging.
SRB is involved in a community effort to address the lack of affordable housing for low income seniors in Broomfield.
SRB is the representative for Broomfield City & County to DRCOG - the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the AAA - the Area Agency on Aging. Bob Davis has faithfully attended these monthly meetings for several years, ensuring that Broomfield's issues are heard and we are part of the discussion.
SRB Supported These Programs with Funds from the Following Sources:
Broomfield Community Foundation
ARC Thrift Stores Vehicle Donation
Denver Regional Council of Governments