Grand County Council on Aging (GCCA) has merged with Mountain Family Center (MFC) after the retirement announcement from GCCA Executive Director Lisa Jonas.
The GCCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to begin a collaborative merger process with the MFC at their May Board meeting. Official documents were signed July 26, 2018.
“The Board of Directors felt it was of great importance that current services offered to seniors in Grand County continued,” said Kelly Howard, President of the Board of Directors for GCCA. “The GCCA board of directors strongly believes that the Mountain Family Center and its dedicated Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff have the desire and collaborative resources to serve Grand County Seniors.”
Transitioning organizational logistics is expected to take the next six months. During this time, seniors can expect continuity in transportation services, as well as additional programs, services, and resources offered by the MFC. GCCA will continue to work out of the Senior Center in Granby until the MFC’s new location opens.
MFC purchased their building at 480 E. Agate in Granby in January of 2018. The space is currently shared with Mind Springs Health, who will be relocating down the street when their lease expires at the end of the year. Renovations to MFC’s building are expected to be completed in June of 2019, and will include the addition of a designated senior space, an educational kitchen, relocation of the thrift store to the front of the building with a new Main Street entrance, and a larger and more functional food pantry and lobby area.