We are a passionate team of caring individuals with one common goal: to make the lives of older adults in Douglas County the best it can be.
To do this, we bring together volunteers, education, resources, and innovation. Using the power of the internet, we give aging Douglas County residents more options to live life on their terms.
Our mission is to become the most valuable resource for seniors in Douglas County, whether that means assisting with transportation, providing care guidance, or facilitating educational events. We’re glad you’re here, and we want to do all we can to ensure that you find what you’re looking for. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns you have. And, remember—getting older just means you’re getting better!
We Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence
At Aging Resources of Douglas County, we know how important it is for older people to be able to live at home if at all possible. While there are some living situations that require around-the-clock monitoring for seniors, others don’t involve such requirements.
Often, it’s the ‘in-between’ cases where older people may need help from others to go about their lives, but they’re not so self-insufficient that assistance is needed 24/7. We believe in empowering aging people by helping them to live at home where things are comfortable and familiar. In our experience, this is best accomplished in three key ways:
Through the use of our unique Neighbor Network program, Aging Resources of Douglas County is able to provide transportation services to those over age 60 with physical disabilities. This service is completely free for those who qualify, and the volunteers who do the driving are always happy to offer a kind word or a helping hand whenever they can.
We believe relationship-based volunteer services are ideal as they provide more benefit for both the senior and the volunteer. The relationship that is formed between a senior and a volunteer can provide the warmth, human contact, and companionship that seniors need to maintain a high quality of life.
And, when our volunteers get the chance to make a long-lasting impact in the life of a senior in Douglas County, it’s a win-win for everyone! From basic help at home to getting from point A to point B, the Neighbor Network program at Aging Resources truly is valuable resource for seniors.
One of the most common challenges among aging people in Douglas County is knowing where to look for help. This could be help with finding a specific kind of home care, help locating a good dentist, or help with information about employment opportunities.
That’s why we publish our Resource Guide for Aging Adults, complete with phone numbers, websites, and other contact information for the people and organizations that can help seniors get the assistance they need quickly and affordably. What’s more, our Information Call Center is an accessible resource seniors can use to get prompt answers to common questions over the phone.
Aging Education Events
Did you know that one third of people over the age of 60 don’t use the internet?
As we age, getting the important information we need can become more difficult. That’s why Aging Resources of Douglas County provides educational services aimed at helping seniors access the information they need through events, seminars, and classes organized and facilitated by volunteers who genuinely want to help.
Did you also know that 82% of Douglas County is rural land?
This can make life a lot more challenging for seniors, as access to public services can be limited to those living in remote areas. We want seniors to enjoy their lives in their homes, even if those homes are located miles away from city centers. To help enable this, Aging Resources of Douglas County offers rural outreach services so that aged residents can enjoy more independence in their daily lives. Another aspect of our education and outreach efforts has to do with joining older people with younger people. This kind of ‘inter-generational’ fosters an environment that encourages communication and relationships that are beneficial for everyone involved.
How Can We Help You? Contact Us and Let Us Know!
Headquartered in Castle Rock, Colorado, Aging Resources of Douglas County is here to serve you. Have a question? Need some help? Give us a call! Just dial (303) 814-4300, and a helpful member of our staff will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!