Dinners in Boulder, Niwot offer celebration for those with no place to go
By Madeline St. Amour • Staff Writer
Joan Raderman grew up with her grandparents. They lived with her and were never alone, she said. They were connected and engaged.
When Raderman’s parents explored opening a nursing home, she visited one for the first time and was traumatized, she said.
“Not everybody ages the same way,” Raderman realized that day, she said. “Some people are very isolated and forgotten.”
Now, Raderman runs Circle of Care, a nonprofit that takes seniors out of their homes and into the community for arts events. Each year the nonprofit also brings seniors to a Christmas dinner hosted by Niwot Tavern.
The tavern is one of two Boulder County locations that offers people a place to
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