Leading the way

Over the decades, Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) has developed unique home and community based services as part of our coordinated care model. As a leading organization in providing seniors with resources, it is important that we share best practices to enable seniors across the country to age in their own homes. On July 13, we were able to share our resources and model of care with 50 LeadingAge fellows in the LeadingAge Leadership Academy.

LeadingAge Leadership Academy panelThe academy fellows began at the Evergreen Yellow House, SRC’s mountain community location. Here they heard about SRC’s innovations and strategic plan from President and CEO John Zabawa, and Board Chair Deborah Brackney. The leadership fellows also had the opportunity to tour the Yellow House and to interact and participate with our clients in their activities.

LeadingAge Leadership Academy fellowThe next stop was Lewis Court Apartments in Golden, where SRC has a dedicated staff member to serve the community. Leadership fellows learned firsthand from Angela Riemer how we help provide supportive services and housing for seniors, to ensure their independence and dignity as they age.

On their final stop, fellows were able to see our Wheat Ridge facility, and all that we have to offer at our headquarters. Additionally, the group heard from a panel of our community partners including Wanda Cowart from Jefferson County Human Services, Darla Gurry from Jefferson County Mental Health, Jennifer Wrona, from Lutheran Medical Center, and our President John Zabawa. These community partnerships are essential to our mission and the group discussed many important questions with the panel.

As SRC leads the way to help seniors live with independence and dignity, we hope to provide many opportunities to help others do the same.