In honor of Senior Citizens Day, El Pomar Foundation wanted to highlight an organization serving senior citizens in Colorado Springs. Since 1971 Silver Key Senior Services provides seniors in El Paso County with programs and services that emphasize dignity, independence, safety, and comfort throughout the aging process. With respect and quality of life at the forefront of the organization’s vision, Silver Key strives to empower senior citizens and make Colorado Springs the nation’s best city to age.
The organization’s programs include Meals on Wheels, transportation services, individual case management, nutritional food assistance, an Emergency Pantry, and a medical equipment loan program. Meals on Wheels enables seniors to access hot meals consistently and conveniently. In 2013, Silver Key delivered 52,000 Meals on Wheels, distributed 17,852 boxes of food, and made 51,053 trips through their transportation program. Most recently, Silver Key called upon the Colorado Springs community to collect room fans for its seniors. Our community answered Silver Key’s request and enabled the organization to provide fans for every senior who requested one. This campaign represents both Silver Key’s and the community’s attentiveness to senior citizens in our community.
One Silver Key client commented “Words cannot express my feelings for all the good [Silver Key does] for seniors in our community.”
Silver Key Senior Services takes care of our seniors, and we wish to thank them for their services. Happy Senior Citizen Day!
Want to learn more? Visit www.silverkey.org for more information and volunteer opportunities.