A Mission that Began Within the Heart
60+ride of Weld County (now 60+ Ride) was founded by DeeAnn Groves. Caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s kindled her passion for helping the elderly and led her to pursue becoming a Gerontologist. Knowing some of the challenges caregivers encounter through her experience caring for her mother – such as adult children not knowing where to turn for help and aging adults living alone needing assistance for a better quality of life – was the reason DeeAnn established 60+ride of Weld County.
In 2006, DeeAnn applied for and received 501c(3) non-profit status, and opened our doors in 2007 offering Transportation and Caregiver Respite programs. In September of 2015, Janet Bedingfield was hired as the Assistant Executive Director in preparation for founder DeAnn Grove’s retirement. After working with DeAnn for a year, Janet stepped into the Executive Director’s role on September 1, 2016.