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Senior Assistance
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Our Mission The Senior Assistance Center has provided valuable services to vulnerable senior citizens since 1981.  Our mission is to promote the self-sufficiency of all seniors in Colorado and to ensure that no senior goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter, and public services.  Please click here to read more about our mission.

The Senior Assistance Center will issue FREE flu shot vouchers.

Walgreens has donated free flu shot vouchers as a “wellness benefit”.  They will only be available to those with NO health insurance. Walgreens and the US Department of Health and Human Services have made this possible.  These vouchers will be available starting this week 9-27 at our Food Banks.  Click here to learn the importance of getting your flu shot.


Dental program at the CU Anschutz Campus

The CU School of Dental Medicine is proud to provide quality dental care at drastically reduced prices for our patients. Dental care is about more than teeth; it’s about increasing a person’s quality of life by giving them a smile they can feel good about.  To learn more about this affordable program for those that qualify click here.  CU Dental Program  


National Parks Service Information
Seniors can obtain a life time pass to visit our National Parks for only $10.00.  Colorado has 5 of the most beautiful National Parks.
Click here for more information on how to obtain this valuable benefit.


Our Food bank is happening every Thursday here at our center.

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We Are Celebrating Senior Center Month

The Senior Assistance Center offers many services to seniors in our community.

Stop by and see what Senior Assistance Center can do for you. 

The following are our Program Services :

Each week on Thursday we provide a Food Bank at our location from 10:00am until Noon   We distribute Government Commodities once a month   Emergency Food Assistance   Pay past-due Utility Bills   Rental Assistance on a case-by-case basis   Durable Medical Equipment loaners at NO charge   Bus Fare Assistance   Case Counselling and Information Referral Services   Volunteer Positions Available   ArtReach Cultural Ticket Program   Senior Employment Program   Deliver Meals on Wheels

If you know of a senior who may need our help please have them call us at 303-455-9642, or come in to our offices at:  2839 W. 44th Avenue  Denver ♥ CO   80211

Our Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

MISSION & VISION

Our  mission at the Senior Assistance Center is to promote the self-sufficiency of all senior citizens in Colorado, to ensure that no senior citizen goes without the necessities of life, including food, shelter, and public service.

Elitch Gardens supports the mission of the Senior Assistance Center with discounted admission tickets.

Elitch Gardens proudly supports nonprofits.
This is a great opportunity for you to help the Senior Assistance Center raise money and receive the best admission price to Elitch Gardens for $29.99.

Enjoy Fright Fest Friday Nights, Saturday and Sundays September 30th thru October 30! Elitch Gardens is open on weekends only now.

Halloween festivities invade the park throughout the day each weekend. Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Free Candy on the Trick or Treat Trail .  Fright by Night takes over when the sun goes down and blood-curdling shrieks, shrills and chills will take place.  For more information click here.

We have an exclusive online link, Senior Assistance Center will receive $3 for each ticket sold.  For October the tickets purchase thru our link are $29.99.   Have great fun and support the Senior Assistance Center as well.  Click here for more information.

 

 

Elitch Gardens Discount Tickets

SUPPORT SAC BY SHOPPING AT AMAZON SMILE.

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate to SAC .  Support us when you shop Amazon by logging on to Amazon using this url –  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2270678  or click on the button below.  We thank you for your continued support.

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ON SITE FOOD BANK

We have had an onsite Food Bank helping Seniors for over 34 years. Each Thursday between 10:00 AM – 12:00PM the Senior Assistance Center provides a self-select supplemental food bank.

MOBILE FOOD BANK

Our mobile food bank volunteers & staff distribute food to homebound seniors.  We transport food goods weekly to over 125 seniors living in affordable senior housing complexes.  Our goal for 2016 is to expand our service to over 500 seniors weekly.

Click here to access Mobile Food Bank schedule.

UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

There are times in everyone’s lives when they are in need of financial assistance.  Due to the rising cost of utilities it is easy to understand how one can fall behind on bills.  If you are a senior that is faced with a disconnection notice or if you have fallen behind on your bill, we can help.

Successful Summer - ThanksIT HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER AT THE SENIOR ASSISTANCE CENTER!

The Senior Assistance Center was busy every day this summer and such great things happened for seniors in need. Over 13,000 seniors received food in our seven food banks this summer. We are quite fortunate to receive many fresh fruits and vegetables so people are able to choose healthy and nutritious options to take home and eat.

The community that has been built at our food banks makes them warm and welcoming places for people to come get help without feeling bad about their current situation. We offer immediate help for their basic needs and help lessen their worries.

Because of a generous “Hero”, the Senior Assistance Center was able to purchase a used pickup truck. This donation has made it pickup-120pxpossible for our staff to pick up food donations that are then distributed in the food banks- our “Hero’s” kindness and generosity has helped us reach hundreds more seniors this summer!

We continue to help seniors with their energy bills during the summer months. During June, July and August we helped 134 people pay their utility bills. We hear all of the time what a tremendous relief this is – seniors can use their spare income for other necessities including medicine and rent.

THE SUMMER MAY BE OVER, BUT THE SENIOR ASSISTANCE CENTER HAS MUCH MORE WORK TO DO! JUST AS THE CHANGE OF SEASON IS INEVITABLE SO ARE THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I am writing today to ask you to help Senior Assistance Center assist more people this fall and winter. Your donation will mean that we will be able to continue to provide a wide variety of nutritious food to seniors who may not have any other way of getting their meals. It will mean that the Senior Assistance Center can expand its impact with our Weekly Mobile Food Banks. Right now we go to six sites, as well as our on-site food bank on a weekly basis and have served over 13,000. Your donation can help us continue this great outreach.

Your $25, $50, $100 or $500 donation will mean so much to the people we serve. It will mean that they won’t go hungry and their worries about their next meal or how to pay their past due utility bill will be lessened. What a tremendous way to honor a great generation.check for donation to Senior Assistance Center

Thank you for your generosity! Together we will positively improve the lives of seniors in our community.

With Heartfelt Thanks,
Carol “CJ” Johnson
Executive Director

P.S. We would love to show you around the Senior Assistance Center so that you can see, first hand, our work and the positive impact of your donation. To schedule a tour, please contact Sandy at 303-964-9623 or grants@seniorassistancecenter.org

Driven to Donate partners with SAC. Senior Assistance Center offers vehicle donation program

Do you have an old car, truck, or motorcycle that you’re not using any more? By donating your unwanted vehicle to the Senior Assistance Center you will receive a great tax deduction while providing a significant donation in support of our programs.

The Senior Assistance Center is partnering with Driven to Donate, operated by Step 13, a nationally-recognized recovery program in downtown Denver that offers men the opportunity to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction through a program that requires sobriety, work, and accountability. The men at Step 13 help process donated vehicles, providing them with the dignity of work, while they work hard to maximize the value of each donated vehicle.

Donating our vehicle could not be easier. The program includes free towing, and any vehicles, whether they are running or not, are gratefully accepted. You will receive all required forms to claim the tax deduction for the sale price of your vehicle.

You can donate your vehicle online by visiting DriventoDonate.org or by calling 303-296-9020.

Thank you for your support of the Senior Assistance Center.

Sacred Heart House of Denver

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We would like to thank Sacred Heart House of Denver http://www.sacredhearthouse.org for their ongoing support of the Senior Assistance Center. We have been benefiting from their generous donations of food and toiletry items for the last 2 years. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work together with another nonprofit and continue to help our vulnerable clients.

Compelling testimonials of Senior Assistance Center Help

To read additional testimonials click the button.go to testimonial page

Second Chance Veterans Charity Logo

Second Chance Veterans Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Colorado dedicated to improving the quality of life of American Military Veterans who are disabled. We provide free power wheelchairs and power scooters as a service to disabled veterans of America in Colorado.

Last Friday a used motorized wheelchair was presented to Joe Racioppa at Highlands West Community at no charge from Second Chance for Veterans Charity.  Joe is a veteran having served in the US Navy.  His mobility was much improved and he found a new independence because of this generous gift.  Joe wheeled to the grocery store by himself for the first time thanks to his new motorized chair.

If you know of a veteran who is in need of a power chair or scooter, please call Sandy at the Senior Assistance Center at  303-455-9642.

 

Humbling and Embarrassing

Testimonial from couple in hard circumstances

My dear husband was laid off of his job. We received unemployment benefits for a time, but they have stopped. We are still a little too young to collect our Social Security. We attend Senior Assistance Center’s food bank every week, and the food and other items really help us stretch a dollar. We really didn’t think we would ever be in this position. We both feel so vulnerable now. Life is kind of like walking a tightrope, and we just hope that nothing happens to make us fall.

I don’t think my husband is ever going to find a job. Not because he’s a bad worker, but because he is bent and stooped due to the hard work he has done all of his life. He looks for jobs endlessly to support us. I think people see his aging body and they don’t want to take a chance on him.

Learn how the Senior Assistance Center came to their aid!

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If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Senior Assistance Center
2839 W 44th. Ave.
Denver, CO 80211-1428
Phone: 303-455-9642

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