The mission of The Senior Hub is to advance the quality of life for older adults through advocacy, community partnerships, and a variety of direct services planned to sustain an independent, healthy aging experience.
The Senior Hub was founded in 1986 to help seniors live independently. Our mission is to advance the quality of life for older adults through advocacy, community partnerships, and a variety of direct services planned to sustain an independent, healthy aging experience. We initially provided Meals on Wheels, Information and Referral and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) services. We have added Home Care Services, Adult Day Service, Senior Solutions, a Food Pantry, Medical Equipment Lending and Rural Meals on Wheels.
Our service area now includes Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Broomfield and Denver counties, and east on I-70 as far as Deer Trail. Our services focus on providing care options and managing care services for older adults in our service area. Without an agency like The Senior Hub providing services for free, or at a nominal cost, many older adults could not afford critical services that allow them to remain in their homes.
We have continued to grow by expanding Senior Solutions to include Information and Referral services for Aurora. RSVP has also expanded and now offers a Tutor/Mentor program to primary schools in our service area. And our Homecare program now uses volunteers to care for our clients pets. With the continued support of our community we will continue to serve our aging population for many years to come.
I am Daniel and would like to make known what the Senior Hub Day Care has done for me.
After being diagnosed with dementia in 2001 it became necessary for my mother, Virginia to be assisted at home to insure her safety. On September 13th, 2002 I moved back into the home I grew up in, in Adams County, to care take her. My parents purchased the home in 1962 raising their five children.
The first eight years of care taking included fairly normal life with moms dementia slowly progressing, but by 2010 it became evident that she would require full time care and supervision. As time and her condition progressed the task of taking care of her became overwhelming. Her desire to remain in her home until her passing was in jeopardy. The time, energy, physical, and mental stress of taking care of a loved one at home was overwhelming. Our income consisted of her SSI check nothing more, and the thought of relinquishing her to the care of a facility due to our financial situation was emotionally devastating.
Enter the Senior Hub. Out of desperation I found and contacted the Hub. After an evaluation mom was assisted with Meals on Wheels and later, a home health aide once a week for three hours to assist her and provide me with respite care. Then as her condition progressed further, The Senior Hub Day Care came to my rescue. We went through the paperwork and screening and were over joyed to find we were eligible for financial assistance through a grant. Mom was allowed to attend the Senior Day Care program for 12 hours a week and the impact was immediate. Not only did I have time to make and keep appointments I had put off for years, Mom benefitted from the activities and friendships she made greatly improving her quality of life.
In a time when we want to see our tax dollars doing the most good while providing the biggest benefit, I can tell you, The Senior Hub Day Care is an investment that pays many times what is put into it.