BOULDER, Colo.: In the wake of devastating Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Frasier, a Boulder senior living retirement community, is raising funds to support retirement community flood victims. Having dealt with the Boulder Flood of 2013, Frasier is all too familiar with the ravages of flooding waters, and displaced residents and staff.
Thus far, Frasier residents and staff have collected over $14,000 for the LeadingAge Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund to support these victims. All donations will go directly to LeadingAge senior communities’ residents and their staff to cover the range of needs for recovery.
“We felt compelled to help LeadingAge’s senior communities affected by these hurricanes. After taking a hard hit from the 2013 floods, we know firsthand the challenges that these communities will face. We know. And we care, tremendously,” stated Timothy A. Johnson, President and CEO of Frasier.
Additionally, Frasier is preparing to house – if necessary – displaced seniors from hurricane-affected senior living communities within the Novare Consortium, an organization of nonprofit, independent single-site senior retirement communities.
Johnson continued, “In 2013, we received help and monies from senior living communities, both locally and from afar. Not only did that aid provide relief, it buoyed our spirit and helped propel us forward. We hope to do the same for others. Frasier’s sense of social responsibility permeates our community and is unwavering.”
Over 40 residents and staff have generously donated and Frasier hopes to raise even more monetary donations for the LeadingAge Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. Donations are still being accepted. If you’d like to donate, you may drop off your cash or check (made payable to LeadingAge) at Frasier’s front desk, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder CO, 80303.
Frasier features independent living apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory care, a wellness center, and on-site skilled nursing and rehabilitation accommodations and care for over 350 residents. As Colorado’s only accredited continuing care retirement community, Frasier has been dedicated to helping seniors enjoy vibrant and fulfilling lives since 1960. Frasier is an independent not-for-profit, mission-driven community. In September 2013, the historic flooding throughout Boulder County greatly affected Frasier. The Assisted Living building, 54 resident units of Health Care Center (skilled nursing), and 15 garden level Independent Living apartments experienced significant flood damage. For that year, Frasier was one of the largest, if not the single largest flood disaster/clean up for a business in Colorado.
LeadingAge has roots beginning in 1961, when a group of nonprofit, long-standing leaders in providing older adults with quality care came together and developed an association to learn from each other, advocate together and inspire the country to view aging differently. The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging. LeadingAge offers a strong and distinct voice for nonprofit members, striving to be the trusted voice for aging in America. LeadingAge’s 6,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. For additional information on LeadingAge, please visit www.leadingage.org.