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Practical advice to help your loved ones age in place in Colorado.

Health Care Providers

Some Coloradans Eligible for Discounted Medical Care

In the latter half of 2022, many Coloradans became eligible for discounted medical care, thanks to a state legislative bill titled Health Care Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients. This bill established requirements for hospital discounted care for low-income patients. These patients have been given the opportunity to apply for financial assistance or charity care programs at the health care facility where they receive care.

Health Care Providers

Colorado Health Services Network Explains Your Rights with Surprise Billing

Billing for hospital stays and other medical services has never been simple and clear for patients, and the picture has very often been made even murkier with what is known as “surprise billing” or “balance billing.” The names derive from what the happening literally is—i.e., an unexpected bill for an unexpected balance owed. The good news is that in the interest of protecting consumers, various measures have been enacted to rein in the extent of surprise billing by specifying when it can happen and when it cannot.

Legislative Issues

Colorado 2023 Legislative Bills May Affect Seniors

As of early March 2023, the Colorado legislature is considering a number of bills that will potentially affect Colorado’s seniors. Some have broad support; others do not. Here are several

Webinar Recordings

Alzheimer’s Brain Research & Brain Health

Learn about brain research for treating Alzheimer’s, Down Syndrome
—and the similarities and differences of those with Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities, and others, and ideas for you to maintain
a healthy brain

Seminario web en español

¿Sigues conduciendo? ¿Ya no conduces? ¿Ahora qué?

Aprenda acerca de las evaluaciones de conducción, sobre cuándo ya no debe conducir y qué opciones de transporte están disponibles para usted – Un representante de RTD también se unirá para hablar sobre las actualizaciones de Access-A-Ride.

Seminario web en español

Investigación sobre el
Alzheimer y salud cerebral

Conozca más sobre la investigación del cerebro para tratar el Alzheimer, el
Síndrome de Down -y las similitudes y diferencias de las personas con
Discapacidad Intelectual y del Desarrollo- y otros, e ideas para que usted
mantenga un cerebro sano.

Food Access Services

Food Assistance for Older Coloradans

According to the nonprofit organization Hunger Free Colorado (HFC), 33% of the state’s population lacks reliable access to nutritious food. This percentage includes 7.5% of older Coloradans who face hunger, which HFC says forces them to make choices between purchasin

Healthy Aging

Colorado Psychologist Explains Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy that can be an alternative to taking sleeping pills, antianxiety medications or antidepressants. It can also be used to complement medications when they are prescribed. Dr. Ava Schumacher is a Denver-based clinical health psychologist who works with people who are struggling with a variety of difficulties, including medical challenges,

In-Home Care

Colorado Support Foundation Offers Help for Family Caregivers

When it comes to family members who choose to provide care for loved ones afflicted with challenging conditions such as Alzheimer’s, other dementias, nerve disorders, brain failure, and the like, one of the big questions that arises is: Who will care for the caregivers? It’s a question that AgeWise Colorado (AWC) itself has been created to help provide an answer for by offering relevant guidance and steering caregivers to pertinent resources.

Webinar Recordings

Still Driving? No Longer Driving? Now What?

How Do You Know When You Should No Longer Be Driving? What Are some other ways of getting around? How Do You Know if You Qualify for RTD ACCESS-A-Ride, for Senior Discounts?

Colorado Demographics

Colorado’s Population is Trending Older

Did you know that Colorado’s population is aging faster than 48 other states?

Are you prepared for what is happening today and what’s coming?

Health Care Providers

Alzheimer’s Drugs Are Works in Progress

A drug to effectively stop the advance of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in an affected person or actually cure one of it is one of the leading Holy Grails of modern

Finance, Legal, and Insurance

Colorado SecureSavings Aims to Build Retirement Funds

Colorado’s State Treasurer office estimates that more than 40% of the state’s private-sector workforce does not have access to a retirement savings plan at work. That equates to nearly 940,000

Webinar Recordings

Innovations in Aging

Learn How Collaboration Between Leading University Researchers and Private Enterprise Are Helping Older Adults and Caregivers Living in Private Residential Settings.

House and Home

Help with Heating Costs in Colorado

With the costs of goods and services steadily rising, a federally funded program that helps seniors, families and other individuals pay home heating costs has seen a record number of

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  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
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