LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (February 14, 2014) – ElderServe, one of Louisville’s largest non-profit organizations that provides critical services to vulnerable seniors, today announced the organization will move its offices to the Atria Support Center at Nucleus Innovation Park later this year. Also announced today was the launch of the organization’s “ElderServe – At The Nucleus of Aging” fundraising campaign.
“The move to The Nucleus is truly a game changer for our organization,” said Julie W. Guenthner, ElderServe’s CEO. “Operating out of this state-of-the-art facility will raise the profile of the agency – it expands our ability to provide answers and services to seniors who would otherwise struggle to find solutions, and will help us reach more people who need our support. I think this is just the beginning of a time of exciting growth and development for our organization, and just when we need it, as seniors are expected to continue to be the fastest growing segment of our community.”
ElderServe’s campaign, which aims to raise $500,000, is designed to primarily support the move from its current home at Dosker Manor, where the organization has been operating since 1968, to the downtown Nucleus location. Funds raised will also support the upgrade of the organization’s IT systems and data tools, in preparation for supporting more seniors as demand for services grows. A meaningful amount has already been committed to ElderServe over the next five years.
A significant amount of contributions have been committed by individuals, corporate foundations and companies in the local, for-profit eldercare and senior housing businesses, including Almost Family, Atria Senior Living, Elmcroft Senior Living, Kindred Healthcare, ResCare, Signature Healthcare and Ventas. Atria, the anchor tenant in the Nucleus building, will sublease the office space to ElderServe. Local business leaders support the move, and believe it will create more exposure and opportunities for the organization that fills a vital need.
“Many of us in for-profit, seniors-serving businesses understand the critical role that organizations like ElderServe play, and I’m proud to live in a city where we can come together to show our support,” said John A. Moore, Atria Senior Living’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “ElderServe caters to a segment of the senior population that is in vital need of support and access to services, and they fill an important – and unfortunately growing – gap. My colleagues and I are extremely proud and committed to supporting this agency, which is able to serve the people that businesses like ours don’t, and is absolutely critical in meeting this rapidly growing need.”
“Supporting this organization – which helps meet such an important and ever-growing need – is essential for the well-being of our entire community,” said Pat Mulloy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elmcroft Senior Living. “ElderServe plays a critical role for many Louisville-area seniors, and it’s an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of the continued growth and development of their organization.”
Founded more than fifty years ago, ElderServe provides a wide range of services to the senior population throughout Metro Louisville, including geriatric care management, homecare, telecare, companion services, crime victim services, a senior center and other individual services.
“This endeavor to support ElderServe’s move to The Nucleus and put them in a position to do more shows a caring community that’s committed to serving all populations,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “ElderServe is a key player in this community’s lifelong wellness and health care business cluster, and supporting them will help meet what we know to be a growing need.”
ElderServe will occupy approximately 4,200 square feet of space in The Nucleus building, with reception space on the first floor and the majority of its office space located on the second floor. The Nucleus building is owned by Nucleus, which is the economic development arm of the University of Louisville Foundation.
“With the addition of ElderServe, The Nucleus solidifies its place as the focal point for Louisville’s Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care research, innovation and services,” said UofL President James Ramsey.
“This move will allow us to find more and better ways to continue our important work serving seniors,” said Lisa T. Cobb, ElderServe Director of Development. “It’s exciting to think about expanding the reach of ElderServe, and we’re truly grateful to have the support of the for-profit sector as we look to further develop our services and help even more people.”
The move of ElderServe office space is scheduled to take place in September of this year.