Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado (ADRC)
The Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) helps consumers make educated decisions about available resources and assists with planning that promotes independence and quality of life. ADRC is an area partnership of over 40 organizations designed to provide easy access to supports and services for disabled adults 60 years and older. Counselors are available throughout Region 10’s six-county service area.
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The Area Agency on Aging programs and services are designed to help adults 60 and over live independently while maintaining their dignity and health in their community of choice. As one of 16 Agencies on Aging in Colorado, Region 10 receives funding to provide these supportive programs through the Colorado Unit on Aging and the Older Americans Act.
Long-Term Care Advocates
Region 10’s Long Term Care Ombudsman (Senior Advocates) work to resolve problems individual residents of care centers face. They are trained advocates who protect and promote the rights and quality of live for people who reside in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and similar licenses long-term care facilities. These advocates effect change at the local, state, and national levels to improve the quality of care.
In addition to investigating and resolving complaints, their responsibilities include:
RSVP | Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Are you interested in serving your community in a way that suits your schedule, skills, and interests? Serve as an AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer in our RSVP program. The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how where and when they want to serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Volunteers receive benefits inluding:
Senior Companion Program
Senior Companions assist adults 60 and older who may be homebound, frail, socially isolated, or in need of some friendly support. Our Senior Companions are active adults, 55 and over, who are paired with clients in need of support. Companions also provide respite for caregivers. Companions serve on a scheduled basis of 3-30 hours per week and may qualify for an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, paid time off, and accident and liability insurance.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers local, personalized counseling, and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Region 10’s SHIP counselors can also help answer your Medicare questions, including benefits, coverage, premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance, as well as joining or leaving a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), any other Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D).