There are a variety of Senior Companion Programs offered by non-profits and government agencies serving older adults in Colorado. Tasks such as housekeeping, small home projects, and running errands may be some of the services offered. Some of the volunteers are 55+ individuals who are volunteering to help in their community. There may be an annual fee or low cost charges for services or they may be free.
Here are some organizations to review:
A Little Help
Serving metro Denver, Roaring Fork Valley and Northern Colorado including Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, and Larimer County
Metro Denver: 720-242-9032
Roaring Fork Valley: 970-404-1923
Northern Colorado: 970-412-9396
North Animas Village
North Animas is a Village serving the following neighborhoods: Blue Sky, Cottonwoods including Cove and Greens, North Dalton Ranch including Willows and Enclave, Red Rock Ranch, South Dalton Ranch including Villas, and Trimble Crossing
North Fork Senior Connections
We serve the entire North Fork Valley on the Western Slope in Colorado, including the towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford and the mesas and unincorporated areas that surround them.
Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC)
Serving Denver Metro Area
A non-profit, one-stop shop of community-based services and care designed to keep seniors independent and at home for as long as possible in Denver.
Spark the Change
Spark the Change Colorado, formerly Metro Volunteers, is a leading resource, strategist and partner that inspires, engages, mobilizes and empowers individuals, communities and organizations to become a driving force for good through the power of volunteerism, service and engagement.
The Senior Hub
Serving Adams and Arapahoe County
Our agency serves older adults in Arapahoe and Adams county through a variety of programs and initiatives including Meals on Wheels, Home Care Services, Adult Day Services, Senior Tech, medical equipment leasing, Food Pantry and S.H.O.U.T– a volunteer program that mobilizes community volunteers of all ages at the Senior Hub locations or through community partnerships, as well as volunteer training and volunteer toolkits
Volunteers of America Colorado
Volunteers of America is dedicated to supporting and empowering America’s most vulnerable groups, including the hungry, the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals, women in need, and veterans and their families.
Source: AgeWise Colorado Contributor
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and 2-1-1 and they may know of additional resources on this topic.
Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public nonprofit agency designated by a state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. AAAs are primarily responsible for a geographic area, also known as a planning and service area (PSA), that is either a city, a single county, or a multi-county district. AAAs coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes, if that is their preference, aided by services such as home-delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option.
Find your local AAA by visiting their website or calling 1-800-677-1116.
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community. Dial 2-1-1 from your phone or visit their website.
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