The Parish Senior Program has served older adults residing in the inner city for over 60 years. DICP serves 120+ older adults that majority are low-income people of color. The seniors program offers four main services: food & supply box home delivery, virtual and in-person socialization and education event, including iPad distribution and training to support participants who are new to using technology, as well as transportation services to help seniors get to DICP events and their own medical appointments.
During the pandemic the Parish pivoted quickly to a delivery program of food boxes along with cleaning supply kits, hygiene kits, Depends, and pet supplies since our members' cats and dogs have given them comfort during this crisis.
The only requirements to be a member of the Parish Senior Program are to be at least 60 years old and to reside within 5 miles of 1212 Mariposa St.
In January 2021, with the support of the community the Parish Seniors Program developed a plan to expand and reach many more in our neighborhoods to fight loneliness and isolation.
We have grown from serving 30 older adults to 120+! During the pandemic, based on the support of Next50 Initiative, Comprecare Foundation, Denver Region Council of Government Area Agency on Aging, and CIGNA Health we launched the very first Senior Virtual Program. Over 100 iPads have been distributed to program members to date.
We look forward to adding more education, socializing and care navigation support to our service offerings throughout 2022. We are actively recruiting for new Senior members, as we hope to grow our rosters to 160 members.