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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.

Participating Providers

The purpose of A Safe Place in Pagosa (DBA, Aspen House & Aspen Services) is to provide room and 24/7 support services for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities
A Woman's Place provides survivors with the space and resources needed to get back on their feet. All our services are free, confidential, and available to all victims of domestic violence.
APS uses community-based services and resources and other support systems while protecting the at-risk adult's right to confidentiality, self-determination, and least-restrictive intervention.
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, ADRC connects older people to vital services, information, and resources that promote aging with independence and dignity.
The Alliance’s retiree activists are from all walks of life. We are former teachers, auto workers, state and federal government workers, construction workers, and community leaders united in the belief that every American deserves a secure and dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work.
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
Our programs touch the lives of thousands of people every year. We celebrate individuality and believe in empowering everyone to be the best they can be.

We believe that when customers choose to shop thrift, they are helping their budgets and also our planet while supporting a local charity. In many ways, arc Thrift Stores is the heart of the community.

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.
We deliver, fund, and advocate for services that promote well-being, independence, and dignity for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans.
Catholic Charities is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of stabilizing, family strengthening, and opportunity building programs
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
Our mission is to educate and inform the public, community leaders and elected officials in diverse communities across the state on issues which impact the health and well-being of older Coloradans.
The Colorado Attorney General is dedicated in protecting Colorado consumers and businesses against fraud by upholding the various laws designed to maintain a fair and competitive business environment while protecting consumers from being targets of fraud. Whether scammers are attempting to concoct elaborate investment schemes, to bait-and switch advertising, to lender and elderly fraud, the various Criminal and Civil Units within the office are devoted to keeping Coloradans safe.
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.
Compassion and Choices is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving care, expanding options and empowering everyone to chart their end-of-life journey
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
Disability Law Colorado protects and advocates for people with disabilities and older Coloradans experiencing discrimination.
As the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the 8 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. 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.
Good Business Colorado is a grassroots organization of values-driven business owners working to build a prosperous economy, equitable communities, and a sustainable environment.
Hunger Free Colorado works to make sure that all Coloradans have sustainable access to nutritious, affordable and culturally relevant food every day where they need it and when they need it. We connect people to food resources to meet existing needs and drive policy, systems and social change to end hunger.
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.
Lifework Aging Solutions has been serving the older adult community for nearly 30 years, and with our expertise in aging issues we are uniquely qualified to provide guardianship services to this specific set of vulnerable older adults.
At the MIBH, we offer comprehensive care for the physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that can accompany trauma to the head. Our emphasis is on detailed evaluation and treatment; working to relieve the symptoms by addressing the root causes.
Our Mission: To provide best practices for our military, veterans, and their families through accessible programs, integrated resources, and collaborative partnerships that empower lives and strengthen our community.
We provide premier, non-medical home care services that match Mom, Dad, you or your loved one with the perfect Caregiver. Locally owned and operated. Licensed, bonded, and insured. Accepted payment methods: Private Pay, LTCI, and VA.
Project Safeguard provides safety planning, legal advocacy, and direct court support to victims of gender-based violence to increase safety and survival options for victims of abuse
The Pueblo Agency on Aging, located in Pueblo, CO, is under DHS that delivers services and programs to older adults in Pueblo. We 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.
Senior Assistance Center promotes the self-sufficiency of older adults in Denver by providing necessity-of-life services with the ultimate goal of helping clients find stable, sustainable living situations.
Senior Support Services is Denver's only day shelter for people aged 60+. Serving Hungry and Homeless Seniors Since 1976
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
DRCOG provides Medicare assistance through two programs: the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) serving Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties and the Senior Medicare Patrol, a healthcare fraud reporting program.
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