Colorado Gerontological Society Moves to 1129 Pennsylvania, Denver

Denver, Colo. –  The Colorado Gerontological Society is proud to announce that our offices moved in June to the Butters Mansion at 1129 Pennsylvania, Denver. 

The renowned Denver architect Frank Edbrooke designed and built The Butters Mansion, as well as numerous homes and buildings throughout Colorado.  The beautiful building is a combination between a Victorian Queen Anne style and a Colonial Revival style.

It was built in 1890 for Alfred Butters who was a Colorado Senator and territorial legislator.  It is located in Capitol Hill in an area known as Quality Hill because of the high number of homes owned by wealthy bankers, businessmen, lawyers, industrialists and such.  The famed Molly Brown House is just 2 blocks north.  More recently it was home to Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell when he served in the United States Congress.

Over the years there were multiple residents of the Alfred Butters House of notable significance. From 1908 to 1916, the Alfred Butters House was home to Charles M. Wilcox who the general manager and vice-president of the Daniels and Fisher Dry Goods Company

From this beautiful mansion, The Society will continue to serve older adults with Medicare/Medicaid and benefits counseling services, advance care planning, health equity and health literacy services, make grants for vision, hearing and dental services, and counseling for families and older adults on aging issues.

We continue to provide information services including the Salute to Seniors, the Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook, both online and in hard copy to libraries and senior fairs, and our newsletter STA-Well News. There is a wealth of information on our website including our Online Housing and Home Care Guide. 

Lastly, we continue to provide educational programming and consultation for professionals and older adults on a variety of topics such as assisted living administrator training, senior homestead exemption, long term care, housing options, family caregiver education, Medicare/Medicaid, and advance care planning. 

And finally, we continue to advocate for older adult issues at the federal, state and local level.  We are now only a short walk from the state capitol making our work at the Colorado legislature easier. We are also located near the state offices of most of the Colorado Congressional delegation as we continue to work on national issues.  The office is within walking distance of many of the state agencies, making it easier to continue our work in the regulatory area on rules and regulations that affect the lives of older adults every day such as the senior homestead exemption, dental programs, and Medicaid programming.

The Alfred Butters House was added to The National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  Although a historic mansion, the first floor is open for meetings and handicapped accessible.  We invite you to visit and park in the two guest parking spaces in the adjacent lot.  Street parking is also available.

Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society.  Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982.  She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University.  Her phone number is 303-333-3482 or doherty001@att.net.


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