Asked to solve the problem of reducing isolation for an aging population in Denver, 2017 GELA Team Aging researched and proposed a solution that reaches older adults in their own neighborhoods to help them age in place. DenverConnect is a mobile resource center—a customized van—that links older adults in Denver to various local services and is hitting the streets this month. A staff person will connect older adults to their communities by coordinating services with partnership agencies and bringing awareness to important resources. The Office of the Attorney General partnered with the City and County of Denver to launch DenverConnect. This model could expand throughout the state.
GELA, short for Governmental Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator, is run by Silicon Flatirons in close partnership with the City and County of Denver, State of Colorado, City of Boulder, and Office of the Attorney General to encourage innovation in government.