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.
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
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.
Our Food bank is happening every Thursday here at our center.
HELP OUR STATE PLAN FOR AGING colorado.gov/agingstrategy The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is tackling the pressing issues facing..
http://www.seniorassistancecenter.org/services/artreach Tickets to cultural and arts events in the greater Denver area. All tickets are free..
Our Pick Up Truck is a reality!!!
We are very proud and excited to announce that an anonymous donor presented a check to us in the amount of $5,000 to purchase the (new to us) pickup truck. Thank you so much for your generosity and your continued support. We appreciate your donation And we can’t wait to pick up our truck. We appreciate the fact that you came here to tour our organization before you made your donation.
Thank you for believing in us, and our mission.
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 either for a one time pass or for a Season Pass for $69.99.
We have an exclusive online link, Senior Assistance Center will receive $3 for each ticket sold. For June through October the tickets purchase thru our link are $29.99. Tickets can be sold and used all season long! All tickets are sold online and ticket sales are tracked by Elitch Gardens. Or you can purchase a season pass for only $69.99 and the Senior Assistance Center will receive $5.00 for each pass sold. Have great fun and support the Senior Assistance Center as well. Click here for more information.
*There is a $5.00 processing fee that applies to all online orders and will be added to the total cost regardless of the number of tickets purchased per transaction
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.
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.
SAC HELPS DESPERATE MAN.
I am currently unemployed. It gets frustrating doing applications online. It seems that prospective employers do not want to take the time to meet one in person. I’m getting so tired now, it feels like I have the whole universe on my shoulders. At times I want to cry, but I don’t. I don’t like asking for help, but I don’t want to be without utilities for my daughter’s welfare. I have thought of just running away thinking she might be better off than having me- a worthless father who can’t provide for her needs. There are times when I feel like ending my life thinking everyone would be better off without me around. Not sure what stops me if there is a God, why has he forsaken me. What have I done so wrong? Any way, to all involved I thank you and may God bless you.
SAC helped this gentleman pay his utilities bill, helped him with a referral to AARP senior work program, made sure he had a emergency bag of food, and gave him a return bus ticket to the Denver area. SAC works to help in many ways.
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.
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.
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
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.
I’ve lived in Denver all of my life and really love the city. I worked hard and sent my children to college. I wanted them to have a better opportunity that me. I had been on my job for over 20 years and felt it was secure. One day,(it was pay day actually) I got my pink slip along with my final pay check. I looked around me and all of us had the same look of disbelief. When I got home, I didn’t know what I was going to tell my wife.
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer a month before. That’s when we took out a second mortgage on our home to be prepared for the chemotherapy and doctor’s visits that were coming our way. She was lovely as usual saying how we always made out okay and we were going to be okay now. The following year was the most difficult ever. My wife was so sick from the cancer treatments, and we were running out of money. I had applied at every steel company in the Metro area. I always got the same reply, “Not Hiring”. The money from our second mortgage was almost used up. Too young for Social Security and too old to land a job!
Continue reading how the Senior Assistance Center helped George.
If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.
It’s So Good To Know Someone Cares
I am a retired senior citizen living alone. I’ve always worked hard to manage my bills. It seems like life’s emergencies are harder than when I was younger and had a job. Car repairs and large deductibles for medical care have really sent me into a tail spin. It can really be overwhelming to have to choose between food and prescriptions.
I had to have a major tune-up on my car. The mechanic let me pay a little every month, and I was so grateful to him. Shortly after, my side kept hurting. I knew if I went to the Emergency Room I wouldn’t be able to keep my word to the mechanic, so I suffered through the pain for a few weeks. My landlord found me passed out on the floor, called 911 for help and I was transported to the hospital for a ruptured appendix! They did surgery right away, but I had an extended stay at the hospital. All the while I could only think of the mechanic, and how in the world I was going to pay these bills! I don’t think I have ever felt more vulnerable in my life.
Learn how the Senior Assistance Center came to her aid!