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Blue area agency on aging of northwest Colorado
 
A link to services for older adults and their caregivers

Whether you are an older adult yourself, or a caregiver concerned about the well-being and independence of an older adult, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is ready to help.

  • Area Agency on Aging's (AAA) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community.
  • The AAA plans, coordinates and offers services that help older adults remain in their home, if that is their preference, aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance and other programs needed to make independent living a viable option.
  • By making a range of options available through contracts with both public and private groups, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) makes it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangements that suit them best. 

AAA contracted services

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has partnered with GetSetUp to provide FREE interactive online classes to older adults to get equipped with technology and stay connected.

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)

ADRCs provide options counseling for older adults and their caregivers to help provide guidance and insight on what programs and long term support services would best benefit the individual.  Additionally, they provide vouchers to help pay for Chore, Homemaker, Dental, Glasses, Health Equipment, Hearing Aid, Personal Emergency Response Systems, and Respite assistance

Evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs

Legal services for older adults

Long-Term Care Ombudsman program

Advocates for residents residing in assisted living residences and nursing facilities https://www.coombudsman.org/

Nutrition programs

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)/Medicare counseling

Garfield County

Mesa County

Moffat & Rio Blanco Counties

Transportation

  • Mesa County
    • Hilltop’s ADRC Supporting our Seniors 970-248-2746, Option #2
  • Moffat County

Older persons, their caregivers, or anyone concerned about the welfare of an older person can contact their Area Agency on Aging for information and referral to services and benefits in their community.

For more information, please call:

Heather Jones
970-248-2717
Email heather.jones@mesacounty.us

A toll-free hotline also provides nationwide information about assistance for older individuals wherever they may be in the country. That number is 800-677-1116.  When calling, please provide the older person's address as well as their zip code.