The Senior Assistance Center (SAC) provides valuable services to vulnerable senior citizens in Northwest Denver and beyond. Since 1981, SAC has devoted itself to the mission of promoting 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.
In 1995, the organization purchased its building in Northwest Denver where it serves clients, stores food for its pantry, offer three food banks per week and serve five communities including the onsite food bank at 2839 W. 44th Avenue. Through our partnership with ArtReach, Inc., SAC has provided 1,645 tickets to clients for sporting events, museums and the arts at no charge. SAC has a small thrift store available for clients to do some shopping when they visit the food bank.
This year, SAC provided financial assistance to seniors to prevent eviction, utility shutoff and for medical equipment, in addition to food, clothing, blankets and other services. By the numbers, SAC kept 22 families from becoming homeless; kept utilities connected for 324 families and provided emergency food assistance to 355 families. It further distributed 8,561 bags of food; 2,596 bus tokens, delivered 2,193 Meals on Wheels, and provided wheelchairs and other medical equipment.
In addition to its other services, SAC’s on-the-job training programs and job assistance programs allow its over 365 volunteers and 19 staff members to provide the senior community with the resources they need to make their years all the more golden.
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