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Supporting Seniors for over 40 years

Services Offered

 

Any person 60 years of age or older, residing in Lake, Chaffee, Custer, or  Fremont County, is eligible to apply for services funded by the 
Older Americans Act (OAA) and Older Coloradoans State funds. 

Priority will be given to those of greatest social and economic need

CAREGIVER RESPITE  

Provides relief to caregivers when the client is in need of a full time caregiver.  The client receives 8 hours of respite services per month.  The paid rate is $17.00 per hour to the provider.  The provider can be an independent person or an agency.  Proof of income is needed.

CHORE SERVICE

Assistance with repairs and maintenance in your home, including yard work.

DENTAL & VISION

Provides $300.00 toward vision and dental services, and can be used with one of our preferred providers.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Assistance with the purchase of ramps, hand rails, or anything to make the home handicapped friendly.  The voucher is for $200.00 and an estimate of the total cost is needed prior to any assistance. 

IN HOME SERVICES

Homemaker and/or personal care services for clients with an acute diagnosis, and in need of short-term in-home assistance.  The paid rate is $19.00 per hour to a preferred provider, for up to 48 hours of services and up to six weeks

LEGAL SERVICES

  The Area Agency on Aging partners with Colorado Legal Services to provide free legal services for seniors.

NUTRITION COUNSELING

Nutrition Counseling available on a limited basis, provided by a Registered Dietitian.

OMBUDSMAN

Advocacy for residents in nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in our four counties.

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE

Volunteers contact clients who would like to receive periodic “check in” phone calls.

TRANSPORTATION

Assistance with transportation to medical appointments.  Mileage is paid to driver of client’s choice, up to $200.00.  In order to remain in compliance with program requirements, a copy of the driver’s insurance and license is needed.

CONGREGRATE & MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

CONGREGATE MEALS:  Meals are offered in Chaffee, Custer, Lake and Fremont counties.  Please call for more information on site locations and meal days.

MEALS ON WHEELS:  Home delivered meals to clients who are unable to leave their home without assistance.

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is always looking for volunteers to assist with the nutrition programs offered.  Please call the Nutrition Director to volunteer. One program is the Meals on Wheels Program (MOW).  Drivers are needed to take meals around to elderly and disabled individuals who cannot otherwise get out of the house to come to one of the congregate meal centers. 

We are also seeking volunteers for our congregate meal sites in Salida, Custer County, Leadville, Florence and Cañon City.

Please note: During the current outbreak of COVID 19, all congregate meal sites are closed for sit down meals however, you can get a Grab-n-Go Meal from these locations.

Custer County Senior Center - Located in the Silver Cliff Municipal Building ~~ To reserve a meal call 719-783-9508. This facility offers both congregate and MOW service on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Florence Community Center - 100 Railroad St., Florence ~~ To reserve a meal call 719-784-6493. This facility offers both congregate and MOW service on Tuesday,  Thursday and Friday

Golden Age Center - 728 Main St., Cañon City ~~ To reserve a meal call 719-345-3064. This facility offers congregate service only, Monday through Friday 

Leadville Senior Center -  419  West 6th St, Leadville ~~ To reserve a meal call 719-486-1774. This facility offers both congregate and MOW service on Tuesday,  Wednesday and Friday

Chaffee County Nutrition Program - Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Salida ~~To reserve a meal call 719-539-3342. This facility offers both congregate and MOW service on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

Buena Vista - Offers MOW service only delivered from Salida (as listed above) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

Community meal sites and home delivery

MISSION STATEMENT

The Area Agency on Aging will assist seniors, age 60+, throughout the region in maintaining health, dignity, independence, and quality of life through education, advocacy, coordination, and delivery of services and programs.

VISION

United together to achieve a better future for our communities & the people we serve.

 

  • Households Helped

    6247

  • Food Distributed

    202,654 Pounds = 101.33 Tons

  • Estimated Cost

    $654,611.33

  • Total People Helped

    14,561