About Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance
Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance was established in 1996, under the name Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership, as a 501(c)(3) organization serving Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and the unincorporated areas of northern El Paso County. With a re-focusing of services to senior citizens, the board of directors, in 2015, adopted the name "Silver Alliance".
Board of Directors
Dorothy is the owner of Home Care Assistance of El Paso County. She is a 25 year USAF veteran, serving primarily as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with one assignment at the USAF Academy as a Group AOC. She retired in 2011 as a Colonel and Commander of the 48th Maintenance Group, at RAF Lakenheath, England. In 2011, she and Mark returned the family to the Colorado Springs area, attracted by the outstanding school systems, year-round sports and outdoor activities and beauty of the Front Range. Her interest in helping seniors is a natural extension of her service ethic, and a way to give back to her community. She has first-hand experience finding quality care for loved ones who faced a variety of specific in-home care needs, and looks forward to providing the best quality care to seniors in the Colorado Springs area. Dorothy serves on the board of the Tri Lakes Silver Alliance and the Colorado Parkinson’s Foundation.
Marie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Florida in 1967. has two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way. She was fortunate to be a stay at home mom and was an active volunteer in her children’s schools. She moved back to Canada in 1976 for two years where she managed a small resort. After time in Canada, they moved back to Florida where Marie helped organize and set up a library at a private school. Several years later she started our own computer repair company in Gainesville, Florida. Marie handled the administrative responsibilities. In 1992, after a life changing event, she started to work at the University of Florida as a Fiscal Assistant in the Chemistry Department. In 2003, she retired from UF and moved to Colorado to be a Grandma-nanny to my two grandchildren. I volunteered at thei Elementary school and was also a care-giver for her mother. For the last couple of years, she has volunteered at Hangers, TLC, and Senior Alliance Thrift Store. Marie enjoys participating in several wonderful programs at the Tri-Lakes Senior Center. She also loves living in Colorado, spending time with her family and taking day trips to the mountains.
Born in Indiana, raised in Indiana and Illinois. Spent 14 years in New Jersey working midtown Manhattan for a major chemical company as a sales and marketing rep before moving to Colorado in 1981 -- this is home!! Retired from HP after nearly 20 years and two trips around the world with the company. Now, I spend more time volunteering without pay than I did when I worked for money -- who knew!?
Sue has been a resident of Monument since 1995. Her two children attended and graduated from the Lewis Palmer School District. Sue has spent many hours volunteering at PLES, LPMS and PRHS. She is currently in her sixth year of coaching girls lacrosse at Palmer Ridge High School. Sue was hired as the Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Program Coordinator in January, 2016. She spent the previous 11 years as the Assistant to the Executive Director of Landsharks Running Club, a non-profit organization. Sue is responsible for maintaining and creating senior programs, workshops and day trips at the senior center. She also oversees operations at Silver Alliance Thrift Store and is currently the primary grant writer.
Our MissionThe mission of Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance is to improve the quality of life for our senior citizens in the Tri-Lakes Area. We focus on keeping our senior citizens socially and educationally engaged and giving them another place to call "home."
Our VisionFor the growing and diversifying Tri-Lakes area, our Vision is a community with: expanded and strengthened health services and support; educated, aware, supported and empowered individuals and organizations; and an integrated partnership network that optimizes community health capabilities and effectiveness.
The homelike quality of our school contributes to a relaxed, focused experience for the child. Our indoor classroom activities are placed on open shelves for selection as interest and readiness inspires the child. Our outdoor environment offers a beautiful developed playground with manipulatives, tricycles, pets, and gardens.