Greeley Center for Independence: Growth, Optimism and Name Change to Adeo

May 15, 2020

Greeley Center for Independence (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.

Hope’s legacy has continued to live on in GCI as we have grown and expanded over the past 4 decades and as we change our name to Adeo.

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.

Adeo remains proudly located in Greeley, but we have broadened our reach to serve more than 700 individuals, and their families, from all over Northern Colorado annually.

Our new logo was designed to resemble a bird, a mountain or an upward arrow of inspiration, and give an optimistic feeling of “life, elevated,” which is now our official tagline.

At Adeo, we pride ourselves on empowering the people we serve to elevate and improve their own lives by providing customized, person-centered supports. The people we serve are equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring our services. We see them as experts, working alongside our team of professionals to reach for the outcomes they desire.

Adeo’s Family of Programs and Services

Home Health Care:

Our team of licensed healthcare professionals provides compassionate, reliable and personalized health care in the comfort of our clients’ homes, allowing them to live as independently as possible. Our qualified and professional employees provide 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:

In 2002, we became one of the first four organizations in Colorado to create a Supportive Living Program for adult survivors of brain injury that would offer affordable, accessible housing along with 24×7 staff support. Stephens Farm at Adeo consists of eighteen 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:

Our clinicians help patients get back to doing the things they enjoy by reducing their pain, improving physical function and maximizing physical well-being. We treat orthopedic conditions, general deconditioning and pelvic floor dysfunction. We offer aquatic therapy in a warm water pool, trigger point dry needling, cupping and individual rehabilitation programs to ensure our patients meet their goals.

Affordable Housing:

Hope Apartments at Adeo provides affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities. This 31-unit apartment community is located on the bus line and in close proximity to shopping centers, a movie theater and restaurants. Tenants who need support services may choose to receive them from Adeo Home Health staff, which includes nurses, home health aides and personal care workers.

We also are home to the Hope Warm Water Pool–the largest of its type in Northern Colorado–and our recently renovated gym, Adeo Fitness. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the pool and gym are currently not open to the public.