Adult and Senior Services
Arapahoe County’s Department of Human Services offers financial assistance and protective services to support at-risk adults and seniors in our community.
- Adult Protection investigates reports of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of seniors or at-risk adults and provides protective services
- Food, Financial and Medical Benefits for low-income adults, which can include the following benefits:
- Aid to the Blind
- Aid to the Needy Disabled
- Food Assistance
- General Assistance
- Long Term Care
- Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
- Medicare Savings Program
- Old Age Pension
Other County Services
- Arapahoe / Douglas Works! Workforce Center offers job-search assistance and training for mature job-seekers.
- Senior Resources Division offers services to assist seniors in maintaining a healthy, active and independent life, including chore and homemaker programs and senior transportation on wheelchair-accessible buses.
- Senior and Veteran Tax Exemptions allow a portion of the value of a primary residence to be exempted from property tax.
- Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their dependents with filing for veteran assistance benefits.
Report Abuse and Neglect
If you have concerns that an elderly or at-risk adult is being mistreated or is self-neglecting, please call our 24/7 abuse and neglect hotline at 303-636-1750. Your report is anonymous and confidential.
Adult Financial Programs
- Aid to the Blind provides financial assistance to low-income people of any age who meet the social security definition of blindness.
- Aid to the Needy Disabled provides financial assistance to low-income people over age 18 who have total disability lasting six months or longer that prevents them from working.
- Burial Assistance provides financial assistance to help pay for funeral, burial and/or cremation costs for individuals whose estates are insufficient.
- Home Care Allowance provides financial assistance to elderly and disabled individuals for services paid directly to a home care provider of the client’s choice.
- Old Age Pension provides financial help for residents age 60 or older with little or no income, and provides Medicaid for eligible applicants.
Helping veterans and their dependents obtain the federal and state benefits they may be eligible to receive. Thank you, veterans, for your honorable service to our grateful nation!
Our services are by appointment only. Call 303-738-8045 to schedule at one of our two locations. Appointments are available in-person in Littleton or Aurora or virtually:
- Littleton—1690 W. Littleton Blvd. Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120
- Aurora—15400 E 14th Pl., Aurora, CO 80011
- Assess your needs
- Determine eligibility
- Advocate for benefits
- Prepare & present claims/applications to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Provide resources
- Referrals to a variety of supportive community programs & services
Veterans or their dependents may be eligible for the following benefits. Make an appointment today for an accredited officer to determine eligibility and provide additional information about these VA programs.
- Service–Connected Disability Compensation – Current, chronic medical conditions caused by injuries or illness in service or pre-existing condition aggravated by service
- VA Pension – Income and net-worth based program
- Survivor Benefits – Dependency and Indemnity Compensation and Survivors Pension
- Burial Benefits – Allowance, Flag, Headstone/Marker, Presidential Memorial Certificate