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.