|Basic Needs - Love INC of the Yampa Valley||Offers basic needs and refers to financial assistance programs on a case-by-case basis. Assistance includes:
- Personal items
- Furniture and household items
- Tutoring services
- Budget counseling
- Transportation for seniors and other individuals
- Yard work and odd jobs
- Seasonal winter clothing
- Basic school supplies (preschool - college, others on a case-by-case basis, based on need)
- Small two unit emergency temporary housing for individuals and families
- Gift baskets to new residents (Craig only)
- Referrals for rent, utilities, medical expenses and other financial needs
Also provides volunteer opportunities.||Moffat County||Love INC of the Yampa Valley||Love INC of the Yampa Valley|
|Bilingual Services - Families Forward Resource Center||Bilingual Services are offered at three locations: Aurora, Montbello, and Green Valley Ranch offices.
Offers help with:
- Obtaining birth Certificates
- Transportation to the Consulate
- Information and referral to food banks, clinics, clothes closets, and more||Denver County||Families Forward Resource Center||Families Forward Resource Center|
|Call-n-Ride - Regional Transportation District||Curb-to-curb transportation service, taking riders to and from destinations within a designated geographic service area. Call-n-Ride vehicles are small buses and are wheelchair accessible. The service is also designed to connect with many RTD Park-n-Rides, other RTD bus routes, and the light rail for travel throughout the metro area.||Denver County||Regional Transportation District||Regional Transportation District|
|Community Living Services - Region 10||Community Living Services and Support contains helpful information for seniors and the disabled.
Area Agency on Aging
-Dental Prevention Program
-Family Caregiver Program
-Homemaker & Personal Care
-Mental Health Services
-Long Term Care Ombudsman
ADRC (Aging & Disability Resources for Colorado)
-Information & Referral
Long Term Care Ombudsman
-Advocacy for those residing in nursing home and assisted living
||Montrose County||Region 10 - Western Colorado||Region 10 - Western Colorado |
|Easy Ride (Senior Center) - Broomfield Health and Human Services||Easy Ride, operated by the City and County of Broomfield, provides transportation for seniors and disabled residents for trips such as doctor appointments, grocery trips, department stores, personal errands, and exercise classes.||Broomfield County||Senior Center - Broomfield Health and Human Services||Broomfield Health and Human Services Department|
|GEM - The Traveler||GEM stands for Garfield, Eagle, and Mesa Counties. This joint effort will provide transportation one additional time to Grand Junction, in conjunction with Eco-Trasit, on the 4th Thursday of every month.
||Garfield County||Garfield County Department of Human Services- Garfield County Department of Human Services||Garfield County Department of Human Services|
|Home Care Services - GoldLeaf HomeCare||Provides a range of home care services and specialized care for individuals of all ages, including:
- medical and non-medical home care
- live-in nursing
- short term nursing
- rehabilitative services
- in-home respite care
- child care
- special needs care
- disability and long-term illness care
- training for family caregivers
- other services||Denver County||GoldLeaf HomeCare||GoldLeaf HomeCare|
|La Plata Senior Center (Durango) - La Plata County Senior Services||The Durango Senior Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years and older and helping them age with dignity and purpose.
Activities and services include:
HOME CHORE SERVICES which include:
- Installation of grab bars and handrails
- Correction of trip hazards
- Minor step and porch repair
- Small home repairs
- Heavy house cleaning
- Spring and Fall yard clean-up
- Limited snow removal assistance
- Firewood for low income families
***Services are limited. Not able to address roof repairs, structural problems and major furnace, plumbing or electrical problems.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES provides door-to-door assisted transportation for:
- Medical appointments
- Senior Center lunch and activities
- Exercise classes
- Other shopping needs
***Medicaid clients may use our services for medical transportation with an approval from Medicaid.
MEAL PROGRAMS which include:
- Meals on Wheels-home delivered meals to seniors age 60+ and their spouses Monday-Friday
- Dining at the Durango Senior Center-reservations must be made by 9:30 am for that day. Lunch served at 12:00 pm
SUPPORT GROUPS every month:
- Family Caregiver support group - for people who serve as caregivers for family members or loved ones. Meet twice per month.
- Vision Impaired (VIP) support group - for people who are blind or who are visually impaired. Meets monthly.
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV) support group - facilitated by the Veteran's Service Officer. Meets monthly.
- Widow/Widower's support group - Meets twice per month.
- TOPS (Take off the Pounds Sensibly) - Members support each other with their effort to lose weight and keep it off. Meets weekly.
***For details on different meeting times, see the monthly newsletter for the schedule or call for details.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITES include:
- Learn to use computers
- Practice Tai Chi, Zumba, Yoga, Line Dancing and more
- "Watch Your Step" class for fall prevention and to improve overall fitness
- Play cards, BINGO and other games
- Play billiards and table tennis
- Study history, music, language and healthy living
- Join the quilting group, craft group or writing group
- Participate in dog training classes in the summertime
***See newsletter on the website for more events and activities guide.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION for seniors age 60 and older.||La Plata County||La Plata Senior Center (Durango)||La Plata County Senior Services|
|Local Bus Transportation - Prairie Express Public Transportation||Operates on a fixed route and schedule.
Route-Deviation service is also available Monday - Friday within the Sterling area, when demand-response trips can be accommodated. Residents can request the bus to pick-up or drop off at a specific location not on the advertised route, at a slightly higher cost to the rider. The bus will then return to the scheduled route.||Logan County||Prairie Express Public Transportation||County Express Public Transportation|
|Local Transportation - Moffat County Housing Authority||Provides transportation within a five-mile radius of Craig. In addition to scheduled trips to local stores, the bus transports seniors to individual medical appointments and other appointments.
A handicapped-accessible bus is utilized that is equipped with an electric lift for boarding persons in wheelchairs and walkers.||Moffat County||Moffat County Housing Authority||Moffat County Housing Authority|
|Mercy Medical Services||Mercy Medical Services provides medical or non--medical transportation services for persons in wheelchairs within Mesa County. Service hours are 24 hours a day 7 days a week but most trips are scheduled in advance. Service is also provided to all local nursing homes and assisted living. Also provides Medicaid Transportation.||Mesa County||Mercy Medical Services||Mercy Medical Services|
|Neighbor to Neighbor||Neighbor to Neighbor provides a variety of services to senior, home-bound and disabled residents in Ouray county.
Services provided can include:
- Transportation for medical appointments, prescription pick up and social service appointments
- Transportation each Thursday to and from medical appointments in Montrose, CO
- Home delivered meals
- Congregate meals
- Friendly visiting and phoning
- Handyman services
- Computer support
- Bookkeeping help
- Shopping with or for clients
- Monthly social activities such as picnics, concerts, lunch programs, movie matinees and more
Call or go online to view the schedule for social activities.||Ouray County||Neighbor to Neighbor||Neighbor to Neighbor|
|Outback Express||The Outback Express is a scheduled demand responsive system offering service to older adults, persons with disabilities, and the general public in the sparsely populated but large geographic area of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties on the central plains. To ensure a seat on the bus is available, a 24-hour advance reservation is appreciated. All vehicles are white with blue stripes and are clearly marked "Outback Express".
ECCOG's Outback Express
The four counties, working with their regional association, the East Central Council of Local Governments (ECCOG), cooperatively offer public transit services. This system is funded with a federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration through the Colorado Department of Transportation and with local government support.
||Kit Carson County||East Central Council of Local Governments||East Central Council of Local Governments|
|Paratransit||Seniors and disabled individuals unable to use regular bus service may be eligible for ADA Paratransit service, within the city limits of Aspen and Glenwood Springs. This program is provided under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This program is open to those who have disabilities in these categories:
*Persons unable to board, ride or exit a wheelchair lift equipped bus.
*Persons who do not have access to an RFTA bus with a wheelchair lift.
*Persons whose disability does not allow them to travel to and from the stop.
||Pitkin County||Roaring Fork Transportation Authority||Roaring Fork Transportation Authority|
|Para-Transit - Grand Valley Transit||The ADA Paratransit service is for person with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using the public fixed-route bus system known as Grand Valley Transit, either permanently or at certain times of the year.
Disability alone does not create eligibility. The decision is based solely on the applicant's functional ability to use GVT fixed route service.
||Mesa County||Grand Valley Transit||TransDev Transportation|
|Roaring Fork Transportation Authority||Transportation between Glenwood Springs and Rifle with stops in Silt and Rifle.||Garfield County||Roaring Fork Transportation Authority||Roaring Fork Transportation Authority|
|The Traveler - Garfield County||The Traveler provides wheelchair accessible, curb to curb, demand responsive, driver-assisted transportation to Garfield County residents, 65 or older or disabled adults (over 18) who have difficulty using public or private transportation services.
Based in Glenwood Springs and Rifle, the Traveler serves qualified individuals within the following service area parameters: a five (5) mile radius off of Interstate 70 between Parachute and Glenwood Springs, and a five (5) mile radius off of Hwy 82 between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. To help support its operation, the Traveler does
request a voluntary contribution for the services it provides.||Garfield County||Garfield County Department of Human Services- Garfield County Department of Human Services||Garfield County Department of Human Services|
|Transportation Services||Transportation is provided to Eagle County residents to and from nutrition sites, medical appointments, and to run errands. Transportation services are available to those over the age of 60 and disabled adults. Senior Services operates van and bus service at all three sites on nutrition days. Call for more information: Eagle Valley 970-328-1121, or Roaring Fork Valley: 970-309-8465.
Minturn: Meal transportation on Wednesday and Friday; shopping on Friday
Eagle: Meal transportation, shopping, Post Office and local medical appointments, Tuesday and shopping on Thursday.
Basalt: Meal transportation on Tuesday and Thursday; shopping and Post Office on Thursday; medical van to Glenwood Springs from Eagle on the last Monday of each month; medical van also available by appointment.
Transportation is provided for Eagle County residents over the age of 60 as well as disabled adults to and from nutrition sites and to run errands. Aging Services operates van and bus service at all three sites, Basalt, Eagle and Minturn.
Assistance with transportation to medical appointments can be obtained by contacting Lorene Gallagher at 970-328-1121. Volunteer Transporters assist older adults and disabled persons with rides to and from doctor appointments, shoppping and other tasks when no other forms of transportation are available.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and ECO Transit have joined to issue seniors and disabled adults an identification card which allows the user to ride ECO buses for minimal cost. Contact ECO Transit at 970-328-3520 for more information on identification cards for seniors and disabled adults.
||Eagle County||Eagle County Department of Human Services||Eagle County Department of Health and Human Services|