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 have enjoyed coming together 4 days a week for activities like free lunch provided by Volunteers of America, Bingo, parties, and special events. 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 requirement to be a member of the Parish Senior Program is to be at least 60 years old.
Interested in becoming a member or a volunteer?
Call (303) 319-1321 or fill out the form below.
Tributes to Mom Party
Healthy Aging Series: AARP Worker Program
Enjoy Bluegrass Music
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Wed May 12 - 12:00pm on Zoom
All of us have a mom. All women, whether they are moms, grandmas, great-grandmas, aunts, godmothers, or step-moms, play an important role in children's lives. We want to share stories about moms and other women who meant so much to you. Bring your lunch so we can share a a meal together. We will also play BINGO and Trivial Pursuit.
Monday, May 17 10-11:30am on Zoom
Presented by Loretta Boyd, AARP
At DICP we are blessed with 8 amazing people over the age of 50 who do clerical work, care navigation, senior boxes, and environmental services. AARP participants earn extra money that does not affect social security income. This is an excellent program to stay busy and earn extra money.
Wed May 19 - 12:00-1:00pm on Zoom
Presented by Chuck Hugenberg, Kaiser Permanente
Enjoy bluegrass music and learn about Medicare benefits with Kaiser Permanente. Chuck is a fiddler when he is not helping people with their Medicare. He is also a father of 2 with another on the way. Listen, tap your toes, and have fun!
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. The Senior Program became members of the National Senior Center Institute, an arm of the National Council On Adults. By the end of 2021, DICP will be the first certified accredited Senior Center in all of the City and County of Denver.
We have grown from serving 30 older adults to 120 along with 56 dogs and cats! The other very exciting development is through 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. 65 iPads were given to our older adult members the end of 2021. On December 25, 2021 the first Virtual Holiday Party was celebrated!! Our members enjoyed chair yoga, Bingo, and just visiting. They had not seen each other since March. Now with new funding we will acquire more iPads to increase membership approximately to 300. When we are able to go back to in-person gatherings, the virtual program will remain to fight loneliness especially if someone is ill or recovering from surgery.