Being a senior on a limited budget can be difficult as the cost of living continues to rise in Aurora. You can find non-profit and government programs to help cover your expenses for housing, food, utilities, and home maintenance. Below you can read about programs and services in the Aurora area to help you pay for your daily necessities.
Volunteers of America offers a Meals on Wheels program for the Denver metro area. Each meal is delivered directly to you. The meals provide needed nutrients for older adults and consist of vegetables, fruits, bread, and milk, and provide at least one-third of daily needed vitamins.
Magic Kitchen provides healthy, chef-prepared meals with only the best ingredients. All meals are frozen, so all you have to do is heat and serve.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) provides low-income families the means to purchase healthy foods. Some types of food are not eligible. However, eligible seniors may be able to use SNAP to pay for Meals on Wheels.
Home repairs are important to keep your home safe. You can apply for a grant or low-cost loan through Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. Call them at 303.739.7900.
There are also organizations that will assist with home repairs including Habitat for Humanity. The City of Aurora also has a Handicap Accessibility Program to help update your home for wheelchairs, chair lifts, and other health needs.
Utility bills can take up a great deal of your monthly budget. If you need help keeping up with your heating bill, contact Energy Outreach Colorado. Through this program, you can get your furnace fixed, pay your energy bill, and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
The Colorado Energy Office also offers a Weatherization Assistance Program to help you save money on your bills. This program will complete an energy audit and help with services such as air sealing, LED light bulb replacements, storm windows and doors, and insulation.
If you need assistance with housing costs, the Housing Authority of Aurora (AHA) offers various housing programs to families and individuals. You can also complete a search for subsidized apartments through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Volunteers of America also offers a wide variety of affordable housing options, including senior living.
Aurora’s Center for Active Adults offers several programs and services for adults over 50. They also have games, crafts, exercise programs, and Bingo.
Homebound seniors are eligible for services through Administration on Aging. Services include personal care, homemaker, chores, and companionship.
There are several activities and social clubs and groups in Aurora and Denver to help you find fun activities and keep yourself busy. The City of Aurora offers SilverSneakers exercise programs and golf clinics. If you would like to volunteer, the Aurora Volunteer Center can connect you to opportunities. Meetup is a great site to search for local events that match your interests.
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