Nederland Area Seniors

A nonprofit organization

$4,396 raised by 44 donors

NAS ensures rural, isolated mountain seniors remain healthy and active in the community. Please help us continue to provide nutritious social meals, physical fitness, foot care, intellectual stimulation, educational speaker programs, cultural outings, and volunteer connections and outreach.

Testimonials

"The lunch program benefits me physically, socially, emotionally."
"I like the conversation and delicious, nutritious [meals], and good presentations."
"Lunch gives me a sense of belonging, meeting old friends, making new friends - hearing of upcoming events."
"Living alone makes this a very important social experience."
"It's a bright spot in my life."
"I eat a healthier diet now."
"Thank you for providing opportunities for people with disabilities to help."
"Sometimes seniors need to share the joy of their life."
"I wish it were five days a week."
"I hope it never ends and that more people will attend."

Mission

Nederland Area Seniors assists senior citizens in enhancing their quality of life, enabling them to live a life of respect and honor. This is accomplished through the facilitation of nutrition, transportation, education, recreation, socialization and outreach programs for all seniors living in the Peak to Peak mountain area.

Background Statement

With the goal to benefit seniors, Nederland Area Seniors (NAS) was founded in the 1970s by older adults residing in the mountain area of western Boulder County. It began as an opportunity for isolated seniors to gather socially for a meal. The group recognized the need to bring consistent programs of nutrition, fitness, wellness and activities to all mountain seniors. The organization acquired nonprofit status in 1996 and remains the only nonprofit organization serving the broad wellness needs of rural seniors in Boulder County including some of Gilpin County. In its initial years, NAS was supported by the Town of Nederland, who now provides the congregate meal site space at the Nederland Community Center. NAS is currently supported by Boulder County, employs program staff and its federally approved nutritious menus are prepared by a local chef.

NAS assists older adults along the Peak to Peak Highway, encompassing Gilpin to Allenspark, Coal Creek Canyon, Left Hand Canyon, Gold Hill, Boulder Canyon, Eldora and Nederland. The programs connect community residents and agencies to increase access to overall wellness for seniors. NAS’s goal is to help them maintain a healthy quality of life combining physical activity, optimal nutrition and beneficial lifestyle changes.

We provide biweekly meal deliveries and fresh produce to homebound and low-income seniors. We welcome all ages in order to enhance community intergenerational connections. NAS offers physical activity through yoga, fitness classes, hikes and pickleball games, as well as several cultural outings each month such as Central City Opera, Boulder Opera, Jazz & Wine Fest, Museum visits, Rockies games and Dinner & Movie Night. To help seniors keep their mind active, NAS provides educational classes and speakers to reduce risks to cognitive health such as nature walks, foot care, educational films, book club, and sharing stories. Our seniors help plan and administer each class, event and fitness activity to help us reach yet more senior-oriented interests, so they can remain independent in the remote mountain environment while connecting with, and participating in the broader community.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Nederland Area Seniors

other names

NAS

Year Established

1996

Tax id (EIN)

84-1363334

Category

Human Services

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

750 Highway 72 North
Nederland, CO 80466

Mailing

P O Box 188
Nederland, CO 80466

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US

Phone

303 2580 799

Other

303-258-0799

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