Greeley Center for Independence (GCI), a nonprofit organization which provides community support for people with disabilities and their families, has announced its name change to Adeo.
GCI was originally founded by Hope Cassidy in 1977 as an all-volunteer organization rooted in Hope’s belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live as full a life as possible, regardless of ability.
The word “Adeo” (pronounced ah-DAY-oh) is Latin, meaning “to this point” or “so far.” It carries with it a sense of hope, forward movement, and encouragement for progress now and into the future.
“We have spent more than 40 years building GCI into an organization that empowers people by providing them with personalized services and programs designed to create opportunities for optimal living,” said Sarita Reddy, Adeo’s Executive Director, “but the name ‘Greeley Center for Independence’ doesn’t adequately represent the scope of our work. We are proudly located in Greeley, but we serve all of Northern Colorado. We started off as an all-volunteer advocacy group, but we have grown to be so much more.”
Today, Adeo serves more than 700 individuals each year and provides a variety of programs, including affordable housing, residential services for adults with brain injury, home healthcare, outpatient physical therapy and a warm water pool. Adeo Fitness welcomes those with and without disabilities, encouraging people of all abilities to set and meet their own goals.
Adeo’s Family of Programs and Services
Home Health Care:
Adeo healthcare professionals provide compassionate, personalized care in the comfort of their clients’ homes, allowing them to live as independently as possible. Adeo Home Health provides long-term care of chronic conditions and disabilities, short-term acute care to aid in the recovery of an illness or injury, as well as assistance with housekeeping and errands.
Residential Program for Adults with Brain Injuries:
Adeo is one of the first four organizations in Colorado to create a Supportive Living Program for adult survivors of brain injury that offers affordable, accessible housing along with 24×7 staff support. Stephens Farm at Adeo consists of 18 studio apartments along with common areas for recreation and dining. Ten apartments are dedicated to people who are either homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Outpatient Physical Therapy:
Adeo Physical Therapy treats orthopedic conditions, general deconditioning and pelvic floor dysfunction. They offer aquatic therapy in a warm water pool, trigger point dry needling, cupping and individual rehabilitation programs.
Hope Apartments at Adeo provides affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities. Tenants of this 31-unit apartment community who need support services may choose to receive them from Adeo Home Health staff, which includes nurses, home health aides and personal care workers.
Adeo is also home to the Hope Warm Water Pool, the largest of its type in Northern Colorado, and a recently renovated gym, Adeo Fitness. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the pool and gym are currently not open to the public.
To learn more, visit www.adeoco.org