news & events
This marked the first year of the Douglas County Seniors' Council hosting Vintage & Vibrant, a senior-focused event bringing information and resources to Douglas County residents. From Tai Chi basics to memory care robots, the full-day event was packed with interesting learning sessions and activities. Neighbor Network served as the fiscal sponsor for Vintage & Vibrant, and participated in its planning and execution. The Seniors' Council did an amazing job putting this event together and we look forward to many more years!
Neighbor Network is pleased to announce Kathryn Raper as our newest staff member. Kathryn will be working with our volunteers to coordinate services and provide ongoing training and support. We are so happy to have her to join the Neighbor Network team!
A Message From Kathryn:
I am excited to be the new Volunteer Coordinator at Neighbor Network! I have spent most of my career in healthcare management and customer service industries. My passion is people and serving others. I have lived in Douglas County for the past 13 years with my husband and our two children. I enjoy all types of sporting activities- from cheering on my own kids, to coaching, or rooting for my beloved Chicago Cubs. I love the outdoors and relish every opportunity I get to explore God’s creation. I am looking forward to building and strengthening relationships in our community and joining the wonderful family that is Neighbor Network.
Welcome to Neighbor Network's new office! We have moved out of the Philip S. Miller county building and into our first-ever stand alone office. Our new building has a rich history and has been previously owned by a Douglas County Sheriff, two Town Marshalls, an owner of Sinclair Oil Company, a railroad operator, and a postmistress.
We want to use our new space to welcome clients, volunteers, and our community partners to visit in person. Sharing your experiences helps inform our work and improve services for all Douglas County seniors. Come see us sometime!
New Address: 104 Fourth Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Check out Executive Director, Karie Erickson's, most recent article in the Douglas County News-Press, where she discusses the transformation of Neighbor Network from a once small organization to the county's only nonprofit Aging Resource Center. "Just knowing there is a place to reach out to has made a significant impact on people's confidence level to remain in their homes and remain independent. Services help fill in the gaps many seniors are facing, and it's a peace of mind to know you have an available resource that specializes in senior services." Read the full article here.
Wow! We are blown away by all the love and support on Colorado Gives Day. Through your donations, we raised $2,500 through our online campaign, with an additional $1,900 given offline, for a total of $4,400!
These generous donations will go towards the cost of our programs including Transportation, Chore & Handyman, Homemaker, and Senior Companion. All towards the goal of helping seniors stay independent! We are blessed to have such dedicated supporters. Our services are not possible without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
If you missed the chance to give on December 5th, you can still donate through our Giving Page. Thank you!
Douglas County older adults are discovering friendships and regaining their independence through Neighbor Network’s Companion Program. Last year, our volunteers provided over 700 hours of companionship services to seniors at risk of social isolation. Although the Companion Program is one of our most popular, it receives zero grant funds to keep it operating, just donations and kindness. In order to secure funding for the next year of the program, we are launching our first ever peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a more intimate way to raise money, where volunteers sign up to host a small event with their friends and family, taking a few minutes to share their experience and passion for the cause.
If you want to spread the word about our Companion Program and help us reach our fundraising goal for another year of senior companionship, sign up to become a Volunteer-Fundraiser by visiting
and click "Create A Team" then create a secure account. We'll reach out to you to make sure you have all the tools and support you need. Set your own goal, get creative, have fun! It's easy and makes a HUGE impact on our Douglas County seniors!