Our History at SRB
Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc. (SRB) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1982 to address the needs of Broomfield's older adults and their families. The SRB name was selected to reflect the need to develop new resources for seniors and to encourage seniors and others to utilize their skills through volunteer work to establish new programs. Over the years, SRB has altered its mission and programs several times in respond to our seniors changing needs.
From its inception through 1999, the City and SRB worked together in a unique partnership to create and provide a variety of services and programs for older adults in Broomfield. In 1991, thanks to a bond issue publicly supported by Senior Resources,
the City built the Senior Center. The SRB and senior volunteers solicited the help of people in the community and raised over $200,000 to furnish the facility. Since that time, the City has supervised day-to-day operations, provided administrative staff, planned recreation programs, provided community resource services and outreach, and operated a door-to-door transportation program, now called Easy Ride. SRB contributed funds for the FOCUS newsletter, Meals on Wheels, and the Lakeshore Café lunch programs, a cultural Diversity arts program, and the Volunteer Respite Care and Chore Services program.
The senior center staff and community volunteers completed a thorough organizational assessment in 2000 and Broomfield became the 44th nationally accredited Senior Center in the country and the first in the state of Colorado. That same year the City of Broomfield assumed fiscal responsibility for all of the Senior Services programs and in 2001 the City's Recreation Division accepted the responsibility for providing computer classes, trips, special events, arts and crafts, drop in activities and fitness classes for seniors.
SRB has continued to work with both of these Divisions but provides more support to the Senior Services Division largely for Nutrition programs and Community Services. Both of these have been long-standing interests of SRB. Since Broomfield City and County administrative resources manage these programs, this allows SRB to keep its overhead to a minimum and devote all funding directly to Broomfield Seniors. We do not supplement the BCC budget but contribute funds directly to those seniors who cannot afford adequate nutrition or community services. Please see Programs for a more complete discussion of how we directly support seniors. Senior Resources of Broomfield is the only Broomfield organization that exclusively funds the needs of seniors.