AARP ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP whose mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection, and the providing of assistance.
Community and Government 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.
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
Answers for Senior Care provides consulting services, care management and placement services in the Denver and surrounding areas for families and their loved ones. We also help connect families with resources such as support groups, estate planning and in-home care services.
Energy Outreach Colorado's vision is to ensure all Coloradans can afford their energy needs. Energy Outreach Colorado leads a network of industry, state and local partners to Support, Stabilize and Sustain Coloradans to afford their energy needs.
The State Unit on Aging serves older Coloradans with aging and disability resources, nutrition services, legal assistance, support services, employment services and caregiver support.