Aging Resources of Douglas County connects older people to vital services, information, and resources that promote aging with independence and dignity. We believe that the voice of every senior should be heard and respected, and that the whole community should join together to support older adults in their golden years.
The services and programs we provide give our older residents more options to live life on their terms. Getting older just means you’re getting better.
Come join us - We call our members Neighbors because that's what we are!
Our volunteer programs are able to provide services to Douglas County residents over age 60 and are at no charge to those who qualify.
We believe our relationship-based volunteer services are ideal as they provide more benefit for both the senior and the volunteer. The relationship that is formed between people can provide the warmth, human contact, and companionship that we all need to maintain a high quality of life. And, 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!
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 residents get the assistance they need quickly and affordably. What’s more, our Information Call Center is an accessible resource to get prompt answers to common questions over the phone.
Getting the information and resources you need to age well, in community and in your home is crucial. Sometimes, as we age, getting that important information can become more difficult. You may not use a computer or live in a rural area that does not have internet access. That’s why Aging Resources' Information and Outreach programs are so important! We provide educational services through our Call Center, events, seminars, and classes. Our inter-generational program fosters an environment that encourages communication and relationships between our older residents and school-age children. We partner with local schools to provide education about what it means to get older. Students write letters to older community members through a pen-pal program and the seniors are able to correspond back.