The city of Colorado Springs is as close to the mountain range as you can get, without actually being in the mountains. Colorado Springs seniors know that most people refer to their community simply as “the Springs.” Being geographically just south of Denver, they also refer to their area as SoCO for southern Colorado. There is a strong military presence in Colorado Springs, which makes it a nice area for seniors who are also veterans. When they are not exploring one of the many parks, seniors will enjoy the hearty tastes of elk and bison, or German cuisine at one of the many Oktoberfest festivals.
Silver Key uses funding from multiple sources, including private donations, to provide senior services. The agency provides short-term case management, guardianship, nutrition, food programs, an emergency pantry, and Meals on Wheels. Silver Key also provides ADA accessible transportation services for medical appointments, shopping, group meals, social activities, and recreational trips.
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging is the premier provider and oversight agency for senior services in Colorado Springs. The agency recognizes that Colorado’s population is aging and they are developing programs to keep pace with the increase. The agency helps seniors find services in their area including mobility assistance programs, meal planning, housing, counseling, support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.
Right at Home is a private program that provides quality care for seniors in their home and right when they need them. The workers assess the senior’s needs and sends professionally trained workers out to the senior’s home to provide companionship care, homemaking, physical assistance, hygiene, wellness, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, non-medical home care, and home health aides.
Home Instead Senior Care provides in-home consultations to assess the needs of seniors and their families. The agency enlists the help of professionally trained eldercare workers to provide companionship care, personal care, meals, nutrition, transportation, household duties, respite care, hospice care, and live-in care.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Aging Center is a community-based non-profit mental health facility that is the primary training program for APA accredited clinical psychologists at the university. It’s a mutually beneficial program that provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments and treatment to seniors age 55 and over. Services include a memory program, evaluation, education, counseling, support, psychotherapy, and referrals.
Senior Mobile Dental is a program that provides dental care for low-income seniors and seniors who are underinsured or who have no dental insurance. Senior Mobile Dental brings dental care to the seniors’ homes so they feel comfortable. Dental hygienists use gentle care to clean teeth while responding to the senior’s level of pain tolerance. The service also provides education, insurance billing, and referrals for other services.
Centura Health is a program that provides an array of housing options for seniors including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and adult day programs in three continuing care retirement care communities. Whether seniors are active and able-bodied or need extensive care, Colorado Springs has a variety of programs to help them lead a quality of life.
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