SRC is known as a compassionate and experienced provider of services for older adults. This is the core of our mission to help people age with dignity at home. Another part of this mission, which may not be an obvious, is SRC’s ability to represent and expand awareness of the needs of older adults in our community.
One way we do this is by connecting with our government representatives. There’s nothing like a tour of our facilities and a chance to meet our amazing staff and the people they serve to underscore the importance of programs like ours. Once you see us in action and hear from caregivers and care recipients, it isn’t hard to understand the value of a few days of expert caregiving for those suffering from dementia or the impact of house cleaning and companionship for those who can’t do as much for themselves any more. The statistics from our senior transportation are impressive, but equally so is seeing our caring drivers at work and our grateful riders.
Seniors’ Resource Center has been busy this summer. In June, we were honored to have Colorado State Representative Jessie Danielson (HD24) join us for a discussion on elder abuse. Engaging in discussions like this is an important part of working with leaders in our community to bring both awareness to the issue and, ultimately, support to those who need help.
The following month, Senator Laura Woods (Co District 19) joined us for a visit and tour. The Senator had joined our Legislative Advocacy Council for its February meeting and wanted to come back and see us in action. We had a great visit and Senator Woods got to meet our staff and clients. When speaking about SRC at the annual Legislative BBQ this summer, she said that her visit to SRC had impressed upon her how critical our transportation services are to the area.
In addition to visits from supporters like Representative Danielson and Senator Woods, SRC has also hosted Representative Ed Perlmutter (US House, Colorado District 7) and Wheat Ridge Councilman Bud Starker this summer (see orevious blog and news article) to celebrate important milestones for both SRC and for national programs that support older adults. Most recently, we were honored to host Colorado State Representative Crisanta Duran (HD5) for a tour and Colorado State Representative Lang Sias (HD27), who recently was selected to represent Arvada.
It’s invaluable to be able to meet in person with our board and staff and we are grateful to Representatives Duran and Sias for taking the time to hear from us. We’re looking forward to more opportunities to share the important work we are doing and advocate for older adults in our community.