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Senior Resources

Senior Resources

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Local Resources

Grand County Local Health Guidewww.co.grand.co.us

Grand County Rural Health Networkwww.gcruralhealth.com

Healthy Grand Countywww.healthygrandcounty.org

Cliffview Assisted Living Centerwww.seniorhousingoptions.org/cliffview

Alpine Area Agency on Aging – www.AlpineAAA.org

Northwest Colorado Center for Independencewww.nwcci.org

Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation Districtwww.fraservalleyrec.org

Fraser River Valley Lions Clubwww.fraservalleylions.org

Aging Resources

Alpine Area Agency on Aging – www.AlpineAAA.org – Alpine Area Agency on Aging provides and connects our community with regional resources, supports, and services that promote aging with independence and dignity for individuals sixty and older and their caregivers in their community of choice.

Colorado State Unit on Aging – State of Colorado Unit on Aging – The State Unit on Aging programs consists of the following programs:  Nutrition, Supportive Services, Caregiver, ADRC, and Senior Community Service Employment Program.

National Administration on Agingwww.aoa.gov -The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

Disability Resources

Horizons Specialized Serviceswww.horizonsnwc.org – Horizons Specialized Services was created in 1975 to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities in five northwest counties of Colorado: Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt. Services in Grand County are primarily home based.

Northwest Colorado Center for Independencewww.nwcci.org – Services and supports for people with disabilities in Routt, Moffat, Summit, Rio Blanco, and Grand Counties. Core services include information and assistance, advocacy, peer support, youth transition services and independent living skills. We work with individuals of all ages and disabilities so that everyone can choose to live well in the community.

National Sports Center for the Disabled – www.nscd.org – The NSCD offers a variety of year round sports and recreational adventures for persons with disabilities. All programs are designed for individuals, families or groups and are available for all disabilities, diagnosis, and ages.

Transportation Resources

Mountain Ridewww.mtnride.org -Regional Travel and Health First Colorado Medicaid assistance

The LiftRoutes & Schedules – Fixed route transportation services available in Fraser and Winter Park. Buses are wheelchair accessible and para-tranist is available.

Medical Resources

• Medicare – www.medicare.gov

Helpful Information

A Guide to Healthy Aging –  http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:guide-to-healthy-aging-tip-sheet/

Seniors’ Addiction Prevention Guide – http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Your Guide to Coping with Alzheimer’s & Dementia – https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/wp-content/themes/alzheimers/HelpForAlzheimersFamiliesGuide_final.pdf

How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years – https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/22/how-therapy-can-help-in-the-golden-years/?_r=1

Personal Hygiene and Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers – https://www.cleanitsupply.com/t/PersonalHygieneandDementiaAGuideforCaregivers.aspx

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s – www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-home-safety.asp

Nutritional Considerations for Seniors and the Elderly – http://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/special-nutrition-considerations-for-senior-and-the-elderly/

How to Stay Healthy in Retirement: Keep Working – http://www.livescience.com/5789-stay-healthy-retirement-working.html

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation – http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation-8-14-2014/

5 Part-Time Jobs for Retirees –  http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-03-2011/more-great-part-time-jobs-for-retirees.html

Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans – http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/aging/mental-health.aspx

A Caregiver’s Guide to the Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/

The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/04/the-ultimate-guide-to-home-accommodations-for-persons-with-disabilities.html

The Seniors’ Guide to Home Design for Fall Prevention – http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-fall-prevention-home-design/#.WKHgdhIrKb9

Spotlight on Seniors: How Employers Can Encourage a Healthy Work-Life Balance for Senior Employees  – https://pingboard.com/work-life-balance/#seniors