ElderServe was incorporated in 1962 as Senior House, after a study by the Community Chest (now Metro United Way decided that senior citizens needed a social and recreational center in Louisville. Initial funding came from the National Council of Jewish Women, the City of Louisville and the Louisville Foundation.
Senior House, originally located at the old YMCA building at Third and Broadway, served more than 1,500 older adults annually.
Social services were added to help senior citizens access community and government resources.
Senior House moved to Dosker Manor on Muhammad Ali Boulevard, a new high-rise public housing apartment complex.
The agency established sites in West Louisville, called Senior House West.
HomeCare program established.
The Senior Companion program, which pairs low-income, healthy senior volunteers with frail peers, began.
Senior House changed its name to ElderServe to signify the expansion of services.
The TeleCare program moved from the Kentucky Association of Older Persons to ElderServe.
ElderServe consolidated its Senior House West sites into the new Oak and Acorn Intergenerational Center at 28th and Magazine streets.
ElderServe added Crime Victim Services, the first and only program for elderly crime victims in Kentucky.
ElderClub, an adult day care center with a nurse on duty, opened at Oak and Acorn.
ElderServe moved its administrative offices from Dosker Manor to the Nucleus Building on Market Street.
ElderServe merged with GuardiaCare, adding guardianship and financial management services and moving to the former GuardiaCare building at 215 W. Breckinridge St.
ElderServe continues its long tradition of responding and adapting to the changing and growing needs of our community’s older adults so that they can live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives.