Friends of Nederland Area Seniors and Mountain MidLife

Posted on: July 13th, 2017

Please read the message below from our President Jim Guertin…contact and mailing information is at the foot of his letter. Thank you!

Serene Karplus, Director

Nederland Area Seniors

July 12, 2017

Friends of Nederland Area Seniors and Mountain MidLife –

Our organization celebrates entering its third decade serving mountain adults with wellness, fitness, and social opportunities to build a community where we can all age well. In the past year, over 400 mountain residents benefited from our meals, activities, and cultural activities.

Thanks to your help, we served nearly 3,600 nutritious meals to adults over age 60 and nearly 750 more to our younger friends during the past twelve months. Ten percent of these meals are delivered by volunteers to the frail folks who cannot get to our meal site.

Older Americans Act funds, which we receive through the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, provide the fundamental support for the meal program, including the home-delivered meals. This program ensures that no one over age 60 is turned away from a meal for inability to pay. Participants in the program contribute at meals to help offset some of our expenses.

Our donors make our participation in this program possible by providing required local cash match for the federal and state funds we receive. We also work hard acquiring grant funding and holding fundraising events.

To keep our prices affordable and to expand our program offerings, we need the continued help of our donors. Thank you for your support.

We love getting to know every person who attends our programs and hear continuous words of praise and gratitude for the benefits they receive and connections they make in our community. Our Mountain MidLife program celebrates its second anniversary this month and has expanded our outreach immensely. These events attract hundreds of people mostly age 50 and up, filling a need for interaction between adults of varying ages, both couples and singles, building a community that welcomes all.

With a wide variety of events and activities, there is something for everyone  – not just meals, but fitness, pickleball, writing groups, book group, educational programs, and cultural outings offered multiple times each month. The high level of participation in our events fulfills our vision of providing a healthy lifestyle and a vibrant community. Our services are supported and complemented by our referrals to the Mountain Options Counselor from our local Area Agency on Aging, who assists hundreds of people over age 60 or with disabilities with everything from government benefits to the multitude of resources for caregiving and other forms of assistance.

We would love to get to know you at our Monday and Wednesday noon Luncheons or our monthly Mountain MidLife Dinners and Breakfasts – or at one of our many outings and events. All age adults are welcome at all gatherings. Please invite a friend and sign up for our monthly newsletter by emailing us or calling our office. 

Your donation dollars go a long way with us. Thank you for your financial support of the only nonprofit in Boulder County focused on serving mountain older adults.

Jim Guertin, President                           _______________________________________________________________________________________

Nederland Area Seniors    PO Box 188   Nederland CO 80466    303-258-0799