Are you an older adult living in Douglas County? Do you need assistance with community resources, human services, transportation, homemaker assistance, or handyman duties around the house?
Working in partnership with others in our communities, we take on tough issues for those in vulnerable situations. Local non-profits, the faith-based community, as well as the state and federal governments, work with us to help to ensure that people have services, food on the table, a roof over their heads – providing the resources and the path they need to remain self-sufficient. This is the outcome we celebrate.
One of the most common challenges among older adults in Douglas County is knowing where to look for help. That’s why we publish our Resource Guide for Aging Adults, complete with phone numbers, websites, and other contact information for the people and organizations that can help older adults get the assistance they need quickly and affordably. To learn more about what assistance may be available, contact Resource Navigation at 303-814-4300.
If you suspect mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, and the person lives in Douglas County, immediately report the situation to 303-663-6270.
Services available to older adults include Adult Protection Services, Food Assistance, and General Assistance. Staff also assists eligible individuals with applications for Home Care Allowance and Old Age Pension. Medical assistance is available through Health First Colorado is public health insurance for older adults who qualify. Need to find a Medicaid provider? Click here for more information.
The Seniors’ Council promotes Living Well/Aging Well™ in Douglas County, Colorado. For education and virtual activities for older adults visit the Seniors’ Council webpage, the Castle Rock Senior’s Center, the Parker Senior Center, and the Highlands Ranch Metro District’s Active Adult Programs & Services.
Grant Opportunities for Older Adult Service Providers
The County makes grant funding available to agencies that provide services to older adults. For a list of agencies, the services they provide, and more information, please contact Allison Cutting, Grant Administrator at 303-814-4374 or [email protected].