Community Living Services is a program of the Older Americans Act, funded by the state and Federal government to provide supports and services to older adults. Region 10 Area Agency on Aging is blessed to have amazing contractors and vendors to provide the services we direct. Two years ago the CLS team decided to honor our outstanding providers with the Above and Beyond award. The contractors meet with our team quarterly to learn about what we are doing as an agency and to share what they are doing with one another. We all work together to provide services that enable older adults to remain in their home of choice whenever possible.

The September “Above & Beyond” was awarded to the Gunnison Senior Resources Program administered by Gunnison County Health and Human Services. In the past year the Gunnison Senior Resources program has increased their outreach efforts and have become certified Medicare Counselors under the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and are trainers for Chronic Disease Self-Management classes. They have been instrumental in building a robust resource list in Gunnison County to better meet the needs of Gunnison County residents. The Gunnison team has gone above and beyond to provide information, resources and services. Region 10 Community Living Services is pleased to recognize these efforts.