Colorado ranks as the 8th healthiest state in the nation and the 2nd in the nation for highest engagement in physical activity among individuals over 65. Health encompasses more than physical fitness in an age friendly city, community health initiatives also include access to health care services, caregivers support, an emphasis on mental health, and an abundance of preventative wellness programs.

Resources


Adult Day Care

THE RESOURCE EXCHANGE: TRE

It is our honor and privilege to serve over 8,800 infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors in El Paso, Pueblo, Teller and Park counties. The Resource Exchange (TRE) partners with people who seek support in accessing community resources, assisting them in making informed choices so they can live the lives they want to live.

Goodwill Voyages

Voyages is an innovative, adult day program providing a safe, caring and compassionate environment for seniors who need daily supervision. Voyages presents a ...

North End Adult Day Care

This is a warm, sunny, delightful caring place. Bonnie and her staff are wonderful. It's a comfortable environment with plenty to do and the sort of atmosphere where you just want to pull up a chair and visit for a while.


Advocacy

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

Yellowbook page 4-5 Advocates and Ombudsmen

Compassion Fatigue

Our trainings are filled with the best practices, case studies, and treatment adaptations for working virtually. You will receive the education you need to confidently and competently offer safe, effective telehealth services to your clients — allowing you to work from a variety of

Caregiver Support Services

Pikes Peak to Area Agency on Aging

Family Caregiver consultants provide professional services to help develop the caregiver role and maintain the health and well-being of caregivers. Caregiver counselors also advocate on behalf of caregivers. They also provide emotional reassurance and training to caregivers and assist them with accessing information, support and community services.

UCCS Aging Center

The Aging Center is a community-based non-profit mental health services facility administered by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS. The Aging Center provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment services to individuals 55+ as well as their families.

Compassion Fatigue

Our trainings are filled with the best practices, case studies, and treatment adaptations for working virtually. You will receive the education you need to confidently and competently offer safe, effective telehealth services to your clients — allowing you to work from a variety of

Better medical alliance

Better Medicare Alliance is the nation’s leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage. Together, we are over 140 Ally organizations from across the health care spectrum and nearly 500,00 grassroots beneficiary advocates united in our mission to build a healthier future through a strong Medicare Advantage.

Case Management (Elder)

Silver Key

Support for the well-being, independence and dignity of seniors through community education, mental health services, and connection to ... Social‎: ‎Isolated, possible victim of abuse, neglect.

Rocky Mountain Pace

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is operated by Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) and Medicare. The PACE program provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail individuals 55 years of age and older. The goal of PACE is to help individuals live and stay in their homes and communities through comprehensive care coordination.

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging offers a wide variety of services for older adults (60 and over) and their caretakers. Our primary goal is to help older people live independently in their own homes.

Disability Services

The Resource Exchange: TRE

Developmental Disabilities Health Center (DDHC) focuses on providing exceptional health care for adult patients (18 and older) who have a Developmental Disability. This includes individuals with impairment in physical, learning, language or behavioral areas. Developmental Disabilities include, but are not limited to, Angelman Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fetal-alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X, Freeman Sheldon Syndrome and other cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

The ARC

Pikes Peak Region. The largest grassroots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), promoting quality of life for all people, and helping people with I/DD reach their dreams and achieve their goals through exceptional advocacy and a fundamental belief in everyone’s ability to thrive.

The Independence Center

The Independence Center is the local home of civil rights for people with disabilities. Working with individuals, their families, and the community, we create independence so that all may thrive

Education

YMCA

The Y focuses on putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for families and communities.

UCCS Aging Center

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers education and training in the field of gerontology.

Health Education Materials

El Paso County Department of Health. Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships.

Colorado Health Institute

Research is our priority, but it is just the beginning of our work. We have branched out in response to profound innovations in health, health care and health policy. Today, we are trusted strategic advisors, skilled evaluators and sought-after facilitators. We are a valued partner with the individuals, groups and communities across the state working to make Colorado No. 1 in health.

Knob Hill Urban

Knob Hill Urban Arts District is a grassroots initiative to improve the Knob Hill business district of Colorado Springs by creating the city’s first neighborhood centerpiece for street art. In 2017, Knob Hill business owner and street artist Paes164 organized other local businesses along Platte Avenue between Union Blvd. and Circle Dr. to begin creating the Urban Arts District together. Over a dozen large outdoor walls were pledged for murals to date, with several large scale works finished or in process. More inspiring projects are planned.

Food & Nutrition

Food Pantries

Care and Share

At Care and Share Food Bank, we believe that no one should go hungry. Every day, we provide food to our partner food pantries and meal sites across Southern Colorado to serve our neighbors in need because well-fed communities are better for us all.

Home-Delivered Meals

Silver Key

Silver Key Senior Assistance distributes government food programs through our Food Pantry to supplement a senior's diet and improve the health of the ..

Project Angel Heart

Home-Delivered Meals Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address a major challenge for Coloradans who are ill: getting the nutrition they need to get stronger, heal, and remain at home. Many are too sick to get to the grocery store or unable to cook for themselves. Others find they have to choose whether to buy food or medication to make ends meet.

Congregate Meals

Silver Key

Silver Key Connections Café provides hot, nutritious meals in a social setting to eligible diners, promoting good health and offering the opportunity to enjoy friendship with others. Connections Café meal sites are located throughout the community and reservations are required. Diners receive nutritional information and education as well. Funding for this service is partially provided by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments/Area Agency on Aging.

Fountain Valley Senior Center

We provide services to the Seniors of El Paso County, including transportation, lunch, frozen and shelf-stable meals, classes and socialization.

Teller County Senior Coalition

The Teller Senior Coalition is here to help Teller County Seniors. We provide Transportation, Case Management, Caregiver Support/Respite Care, Homemaker Services, Home Delivered Meals and Safety Related Home Improvements. We also run a Public Shuttle on Wednesdays and Fridays in Woodland Park.

Nutrition Consultations

Peak Nutrition Clinic

UCCS Aging Center Peak Nutrition Clinic helps individuals with a combination of personal counseling, workshops, and team services. In addition to weight management, the clinic addresses eating disorders, gluten intolerance and allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition for older adults and teens.

Silver Key

Silver Key Senior Assistance distributes government food programs through our Food Pantry to supplement a senior's diet and improve the health of the low-income elderly.

Home Care Services

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Skilled Agencies Mission is Dedicated to protecting and improving the health and environment of the people of Colorado

PPACG Yellow Book

NON-MEDICAL HOME CARE AGENCIESThese agencies provide in-home non-skilled services including: homemaking, personal care, companionship, errands, light meal preparation and transportation. More information is available at www.cdphe.state.co.us.

Insurance

Connect 4 Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado's health benefit exchange. ... Connect for Health Colorado is an insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses across the state. It is the only place where Coloradans can access financial assistance to help with the cost of health insurance.

Colorado PEAK Medicaid

PEAK is an online service for Coloradans to screen and apply for medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance programs.

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging Senior Insurance Assistance

Our trained staff and volunteers provide educational classes and presentations around the Pikes Peak region, in order to help you better understand Medicare and your health insurance benefits. Our goal is to help you become a more informed insurance consumer by knowing what benefits options are available to you and enabling you to make more informed health insurance choices.

Treatment

CDPHE

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Emergency Care allows you to search for and view the results of any inspection conducted within the previous 5 years for any healthcare provider currently licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, state certified by the Colorado Health Care Policy and Finance or federally certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

CDPHE

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - Health Facilities department serves Coloradans by providing high-quality, cost-effective public health and environmental protection services that promote healthy people in healthy places.

Mental Health

Memory Loss

The goal of the Colorado Springs Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is to create a community that supports individuals living with dementia and helps bring meaning, purpose and value to their lives.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI educates various professional groups, schools and the general public in order to provide programs and services directly to people with mental health diagnoses.

Aspen Pointe

We are trusted partners, improving the behavioral health of our community by eliminating barriers, providing quality care and restoring hope.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Peak View Behavioral Health

Our dedicated leadership and medical staff have provided life-altering care to countless clients who are dealing with addiction and mental health issues.

Peak Vista

Peak Vista strives to treat the whole-person. Our integrated approach to healthcare includes Behavioral Health Providers as part of your care team.

Silver Key SOS

To serve in partnership with our stakeholders to support a healthy quality of life for seniors, allowing them to age safely with dignity and independence.

UCCS Aging Center

UCCS Aging Center provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment services to individuals 55+ as well as their families, trains graduate students in clinical geropsychology and supports the study of psychological aging processes.

PEARLS

If you know of a senior who’s been showing these signs, he or she might benefit from in-home support services. We are pleased to offer a program for people over the age of 60 who are feeling isolated due to depression COVID-19 or Epilepsy. Called PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives) program of Colorado. Are you or someone you know a pearl trapped in a clam shell? We can help open that clam to find you the PEARL.

Specialized Services & Vision

AREA AGENCY ON AGING

The Ombudsman Program provides education and consultation about accessing long term care and advocates for residents of assisted living and nursing home facilities when problems arise.

ABLEDATA

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Community Dental Health

General Dental Resources assures each and every one of our patients and those in our community who need help affording and receiving dental care have access to it.

Low Vision Services of Southern Colorad

Low Vision Services of Southern Colorado provides unhurried evaluations to help patients understand their vision loss and maximize their remaining vision.

Self Help Support Groups

The Peak Military Care Network has identified key service categories that address the breadth of needs for service members, veterans and their families. These categories are interconnected and overlap; providers may serve clients in more than one of the categories, and individuals and families may have needs that fall under more than one service category.

Lutheran Family Services

LFSRM Refugee & Asylee Programs have helped people who have been uprooted by persecution and violence work towards self-sufficiency through essential resettlement services

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado humbly engages in the ministry of charity for those in both economic and spiritual poverty so that all – staff, volunteers, and clients

UCCS Aging Center

The Aging Center provides comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment services to individuals 55+ as well as their families, trains graduate students in clinical geropsychology and supports the study of psychological aging processes.

Public Outreach Department - Mesothelioma Center

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Our program is patient driven, and every service we offer is provided free and patient specific. We aim to help patients navigate at any phase of their cancer journey.

PIKES PEAK MILITARY CARE NETWORK

Self-Help Groups in El Paso County for military service , veterans and their families can connect to resources in the Pikes Peak region through telephone assistance or online.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care subcommittee for the PPACG AAA Ethics Committee

The Palliative Care Network of the Pikes Peak Region developed out of the Community Ethics Committee of El Paso and Teller Counties in recognition of the special role of Palliative Care in helping members of our communities to better navigate some of the most challenging times in our lives

National Palliative Care Resources

Supportive Care Resources is the hub of information for cancer care providers on patient navigation, psycho-social distress screening, and cancer survivorship care.

Other Services

Centro de la Familia

Bilingual (Hispanic/Latino) Centro is the only services agency in El Paso County dedicated to providing “one-stop” culturally competent services consisting of counseling, advocacy, victim support, and parenting education to the Hispanic/Latino population. As Centro serves over 1,600 individuals annually, its mission is to serve as a cultural anchor and assist families in leading safe and productive lives.

Colorado Health Network

Colorado Health Network (CHN) has sought to innovatively and equitably meet the evolving needs of individuals in Colorado living with and at risk of acquiring HIV and other health conditions.

UC Denver Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering

The Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering. . CIDE is an applied interdisciplinary and human-focused innovation center for engineers, students, clinicians, consumers and entrepreneurs, with our academic home in the Department of Bioengineering.

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