Resources

General Aging Resources

Resources for elder and at-risk adults, their caregivers and families include; information and referral, resources for senior drivers, programs that assist with basic daily living needs, veterans benefits, elder abuse, guardianship and Colorado government agencies.

Colorado Resources

Colorado State List of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)  Website
This site provides access to all Area Agencies on Aging serving specific Colorado counties.
DRCOG Network of Care. www.drcog.networkofcare.org The Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Network of Care provides a wide variety of comprehensive resources and assistance for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers living in the Denver metro area. Talk to an Aging and Disabilities Resource Specialist at 303-480-6700.

Mile High United Way 211  www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1
Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources that provide transportation assistance, senior issues, basic needs and other types of assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals with resources.  Dial 2-1-1 or call 1-866-760-6489 toll free to chat live with a Resources Specialist or go to their website.

Denver Regional Mobility Council (DRMAC)   www.drmac-co.org
Contact DRMAC’s Transportation Information Assistance Center to find out about transportation options available in the greater Denver metro area. Request a copy of DRMAC’s transportation guide, Getting There Guide, receive an individualized Information and Assistance consultation about transportation needs or use TransitOptions. This site includes an interactive web tool designed to identify possible transportation resources. DRMAC DOES NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES.  

Jewish Family Service (JFS)   www.jewishfamilyservice.org
JFC is a nonsecular, nonprofit human service agency serving Denver metro area and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently, at home, providing mental health counseling,  food and financial aid to people in crisis, job training and job placement to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and others with barriers to employment.

Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles   Website
Colorado drivers are expected to renew their driving license every 5 years once they turn age 60. There is no option to renew online in Colorado. Website topics include; License Renewal for Senior Drivers, Vision Test, DMV Re-examination, Refresher Driving Course, Restricted Driver License and Contacting Local DMV Offices.

Colorado AAA Senior Driver   www.seniordriving.aaa.com
Provides information on topics such as Senior Licensing Laws, Reporting A Potential Unsafe Driver and Know When To Be Concerned and a family and friends resource is Conversations About Driving.
 
Colorado Eldercare Planning Council (CoEPC)   www.carecolorado.net
CoEPC provides a listing of companies and individual providers such as; eldercare services, caregiver resources, transportation services, long-term care facilities and information about Medicare, Medicaid, Aging Services and Veterans Benefits. This website lists all Colorado Area Agencies on Aging.  Listings >>

Colorado Gerontological Society (CGS)   www.senioranswers.org
Provides advocacy, information and assistance to Colorado seniors as well as education and networking for professionals who work with elders. CGS provides assistance with housing options, food supplies, locating a geriatric physician and filing for government benefits such as tax rebates. The Society administers assistance programs for dental work, eyeglasses and hearing aids for Denver metro area seniors over 60. CGS also publishes the Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook and Benefits for Seniors Sourcebook.

Colorado Official State Web Portal   www.colorado.gov
Provides links to Colorado’s state agencies.

Denver Regional Office Veterans Benefits Administration   Website
This website provides benefits information about; health, benefits, burials & memorials and other resources available. This website lists hospital locations & clinics, veterans centers, Regional Benefits Offices, Regional Loan Centers and cemeteries.

Guardianship Alliance of Colorado   Website
The Alliance provides information and training related to the guardianship process and protecting the rights and dignity of vulnerable adults.

National Resources

Administration on Aging (AoA)   aoa.acl.govThe AoA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Administration is an advocate agency for older persons and their concerns at the federal level. AOA uses Older Americans Act funds to contract with a national network of State Units on Aging (SUA) which in turn contract with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to plan and coordinate aging services at the local level.  

National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA)   ncea.acl.govFirst established by the U.S. Administration on Aging in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center. The NCEA promotes the latest information about; research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Resources include state, tribal, NCEA publications, a database and elder rights resources.

National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)   www.preventelderabuse.org
A national association for professionals, practitioners and researchers working to address abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults. The website includes information about types of abuse and neglect, what communities can do, the role of professionals and concerned citizens, help for victims and vulnerable people and additional services and additional resources.  
Eldercare Locator. www.eldercare.gov. Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connecting older adults and their caregivers with support services. This website helps locate services by topic or location. Call 1-800-677-1116 for assistance.

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)   www.ncall.us
NCAll’s mission is to eliminate abuse in later life through education and advocacy. NCAll works in six main ways; promote victim-defined advocacy and services, foster coordinated community response (CCR) teams, Advocate for elder justice, raise awareness of abuse in later life, engage in policy development and partner with organizations that address domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. NCALL a project of the End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.
 
The Ageless Alliance    www.agelessalliance.org
Connects people of all ages worldwide dedicated to the elimination of elder abuse. Specific topics include; Awareness & Advocacy, Find Resources and World Elder Abuse Awareness.
    
American Society on Aging (ASA)   www.asaging.org
The ASA is an association of diverse individuals whose common goal is to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families. ASA provides professional education, webinars, publications and online information and training resources and conferences.

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