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Aging Advocacy and Resources

Many Coloradans are unaware—and truly need to become aware—of the wide variety of community and government organizations focused on the many different opportunities and challenges of aging—many offering access to limited free services. We at AgeWise are working daily to raise the awareness of these various groups who focus on aging Coloradans and their families.

We frequently hear that very sad lament of “I wish I had known about ____sooner” and are working to turn that into a “wow, I am so glad I learned about ____now”.

These Community and Government resources may include organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, and others; and include State, County, and Municipal government agencies and councils which have an aging lens. Examples include the Area Agencies on Aging, State Department of Human Services Office on Aging, our state Medicaid program, Health Care Policy and Finance, County and City Councils on Aging, Public university programs focused on aging, Public Libraries with Aging Services, and so many others.

Latest Information on Community Resources

Reframing Aging

Joe is very proud of everything he’s earned in his lifetime. He worked for more than two decades for the same company as a chemical engineer, working his way up

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Older Adult Advocacy in the Colorado Legislature for 2022

Two of our AgeWise Providers—AARP and CCA (Colorado Center for Aging)—conduct extensive work in legislative advocacy for seniors, such as supporting policies that benefit the 50+ community, opposing those that don’t, and working alongside partners to ensure that older adults are top of mind when drafting new legislatio

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Outsmarting the Social Scammers

Elsewhere on this AgeWise site we discuss how to avoid frauds and scams that typically come by way of email or telephone calls. Examples are IRS scams, grandparent scams, and sweepstakes/lottery scams. See “Finance, Legal & Insurance” under our menu header “Practical Advice & Resources.” Social media is yet another gateway for scammers who target seniors.

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Participating Providers

The Adams County Aging Network (ACAN) is a network of community organizations that serves Senior Citizens in Adams County by: Bringing together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government Developing creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults Providing a voice for older adults in greatest need and those who serve them Combining community service and advocacy Empowering and engaging older adults
APS uses community-based services and resources, health care services, family and friends when appropriate, and other support systems while protecting the at-risk adult's right to confidentiality, self-determination, and least-restrictive intervention.
For families, navigating the senior living market can be an emotional and frustrating experience. The team at Aging at 5280 work closely with families ensuring the search for the right senior living community is seamless.
Helping older adults stay independent! Aging Resources of Douglas County connects older people to vital services, information, and resources that promote aging with independence and dignity. We believe that the voice of every senior should be heard and respected and that the whole community should join together to support older adults in their golden years.
We serve people 60+ and their caregivers in the six counties of Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, and San Miguel. All services are provided on a donation basis. Area Agencies on Aging are national organizations funded through federal and state dollars and authorized under the Older Americans Act.
The Assistive Technology Program of Colorado can help individuals with disabilities to lead more independent lives through the use of AT. The CIDE team works together with stakeholders throughout Colorado to provide AT information and assistance to individuals with disabilities, seniors, and their service providers.
To deliver, fund, and advocate for services that promote well-being, independence, and dignity for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans in Boulder County.
The Division of Housing (DOH) partners with local communities to create housing opportunities for Coloradans who face the greatest challenges to accessing affordable, safe, and secure homes. DOH supports projects ranging from homelessness prevention to homeownership
The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.
The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging serves as a centralized resource for academic and community stakeholders interested in improving the health and wellbeing of older adults
With more than 40 years' experience as the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the eight-county region, the Denver Regional Council of Government plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region's population of older adults and people living with disabilities. We are responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based supportive and nutrition services for the Denver region's older adults. All services we provide are FREE.
A free monthly food box that provides the building blocks to create filling, nutritious meals to older adults who lack consistent access to food resources.
Region 14 AAA strives to serve all seniors (60+) of Huerfano and Las Animas Counties who seek our services. Targeting clientele that are unserved and underserved while providing services and resources to all seniors and their families to promote living long, healthy lives the way they choose that allows them to live independently and safely in their homes.
Senior Access Points empowers older adults, family members and caregivers with reliable aging-related information and supports
The Larimer County Office on Aging advocates, plans, coordinates and delivers services for older adults, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers so they may experience their highest quality of life characterized by empowerment, dignity, health and independence.
The Pueblo Agency on Aging, located in Pueblo, CO, is under DHS that delivers services and programs to older adults in Pueblo. Our mission is to provide a coordinated, comprehensive services delivery system that assists older citizens in maintaining independence, health and personal well-being.
RideNoCo - Connecting You & Northern Colorado
Furthering our cause to help seniors is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high-quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.
South Central Colorado Seniors, Inc. (SCCS) is the San Luis Valley Region (8) Area Agency on Aging in Colorado. SCCS services include nutrition, caregiver support, material aid, SHIP, homemaker services, care management, LTC ombudsman, & information and assistance
The State Unit on Aging serves older Coloradans with aging and disability resources, nutrition services, legal assistance, support services, employment services and caregiver support.
StopFraudColorado.gov has been developed by the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to support our mission of protecting consumers and businesses from the unscrupulous behavior of fraudsters operating throughout our state. 
Free Senior Placement business assisting families in finding Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.
Area Agency on Aging serving Grand, Jackson, Summit, Pitkin, and Eagle counties
As an Area Agency on Aging we administer programs that help older adults maintain their independence and dignity in their home and community.

Service Areas Details:

  • 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
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel