ROARING FORK VALLEY

PREPARING FOR A ROARING FORK LAUNCH

We are looking forward to the activation of A Little Help Roaring Fork Valley.  Fueled by the enthusiasm we have received from seniors and volunteers up and down the Valley, we kick off A Little Help in the Fall with our very First Service Saturday! Event, on Saturday, October 12th. It is a great way to get to know A Little Help as a volunteer or as someone maybe needing a 'little help'. 

If you are interested in Receiving A Little Help on Saturday, October 12th for our First Service Saturday, complete the registration form here OR just give us a call at 970-404-1923 and we will get you signed up. 

Please join us as a Volunteer for our First Service Saturday.  If you are interested in volunteering, use this link to sign -up or contact our office as well. 

 

If you or a friend or family member is in need of a little help, not just for Service Saturday, but more ongoing needs,  please call us at 970-404-1923 or email mary at mary@alittlehelp.org and we will be happy to get you an application. 

A Little Help provides older members with vital resources and services. Our HelpConnect system also provides easy ways for members to request assistance with or be refered to nearly any non-medical resources.

Ongoing Activities

Below are links to our calendar of events and to the Roaring Fork newsletter.   These are quick and easy ways to stay up to date on everything that's going in your area. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook too!

 

 

Our Roaring Fork Director

Mary Kenyon

A Michigan trial lawyer turned marketing professional, Mary Kenyon has extensive experience consulting with counties, cities, towns, municipalities and destination resort communities in marketing, outreach and graphic design. As learned from her experience, working with locals, second homeowners, business owners, employers, rural residents and members of the resort community can be a challenging task due to the geographic nature of the community, seasonal calendar, diverse ages (even within the senior population) and economic position of the population. Mary has a proven track record working with these interest groups, bringing an organized approach, reliability and timeliness, to produce meaningful and effective outcomes.

Mary has over 30 years of marketing experience, throughout the U.S., working with national publishers and producers, allowing her to bring proven ideas and lessons learned to the age-old challenge of reaching the correct audience at the correct time with the correct message. More recently, working with communities and non-profits throughout the State on events and activities attracting worldwide participants, and with destination resorts in Colorado and neighboring States (Utah & New Mexico), allows Mary to bring experience-based outcomes to address needs, large and small.

Also unique to Mary is her legal education and experience which helps with contract negotiations, copy writing and outreach components requiring that attention to detail. This has proved to be beneficial to several of her clients.

Since moving to Colorado in 2001, Mary has become passionate about aging well. In 2014, Mary was hired to be the Pitkin County Aging Well Coordinator where she continues to work with Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley addressing issues of housing, transportation, nutrition, social connection and overall quality of life. In 2018, Mary was awarded the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Area Agency of Aging’s Friend of Seniors Award. Mary also writes a monthly column called Senior Matters for the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal.

When not advocating for age-friendly amenities, Mary enjoys the western lifestyle with her black lab, Sammy, including hiking, exploring new trails, boating, outdoor music and festivals, hill-climb races, rodeos and horseback riding.

 

We need volunteers who can provide:

  • Outreach and event planning
  • Transportation to medical appointments, groceries, social events
  • Medical note-taking
  • Minor home repair, handiwork
  • Yard work, snow shoveling
  • Technology tutoring/trouble-shooting
  • Weekly check-ins
  • Friendly visits/walks
  • Light housework, organization
  • Financial preparation, advocacy
  • Care/resource navigation
  • Caregiver respite

 

We are looking for members who may need a little help with:

  • Work around the house and yard

  • Rides to medical appointments and grocery store runs

  • Changing light bulbs or other home handiwork projects

  • Caregiver respite

  • Getting socially engaged with neighbors

If you know people who may need a little help, we’re happy to contact them.