PROGRAM:  Celia Fenton, Office Manager, Senior Resource Center
The Center was started in 1978 and serves people 60 years of age and older out of the “Yellow House” on Hwy 73 in Evergreen.  The Mission:  Seniors’ Resource Center is a community partner providing person-focused, coordinated services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life.  It is a one stop shop for senior services in rural Jefferson, Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.
Services include:
  • Senior day care and respite services,
  • Care management services (case management, referrals, financial assistance, nutritional programs, monthly commodities, government program application assistance),
  • Evergreen Call-n-Ride, In Home Care Services,
  • Volunteer services (friendly visitors, bill payer program, volunteer drivers, tech assistance, meals on wheels),
  • Nutrition serivices,
  • Housekeeping/cleaning services,
  • Chores services (deep cleaning, yard work, home repair and carpet cleaning),
  • Transportation services Monday-Friday, and
  • Community solutions (group trips for events).
There is a charge for services, but DRCOG and Veterans Services can pay for the services.  Some services have no charge.  Seventy-five to eighty percent of funding comes from government and other grants; donations also help support the programming.  There are over 500 volunteers who serve the programs who offer a wide variety of assistance for individuals, help with fund-raising, driving, etc.
GUESTS: Bill McLaughlin, Fire Chief, Elk Creek Fire Dept
  • Rotary District 5450 Events
  1. State of the State, December 7, 2017 with Governor John Hickenlooper
  2. January 6, 2018: International President’s visit and Polio Plus fund-raiser
  • Mt. Evans Home Care and Hospice:  Health Care update for Stake-Holders at DW  Diner, 5:30-7pm Wednesday October 11
  • Cathy has sent the invoices for Rotary Dues; please pay as soon as possible.
  • Board meeting next Monday 6pm.  Board members please send your report to Finn as soon as possible.
  • The Visioning report and planning process will be held at the next two weeks’ meetings.  It is important that everyone attend to share your insights into how the Club should move going forward.
  • The 5th Tuesday Social for this month will be held at Twin Forks Restaurant on November 1, 2017, 5:30pm. 
  • The Chipping Program of Elk Creek Fire Dept is free and will come directly to the homes in the District.  It is funded by a grant from the Forest Service.  Call the Fire Department to schedule a visit.
  • Clear Creek Rotary is hosting our Back Pack Programs (the 285 Back Pack Program and Mountain Back Packs in Evergreen) at the Idaho Springs Rotary meeting this Friday.  They are interested in starting a Back Pack Program for the students in Idaho Springs.
  • The Soldier Box for donations to be sent to deployed military will be at our meetings through October.  Please bring toiletries, personal care items, a personal Christmas card.  Volunteers will be needed to put together the boxes for shipping.