Feeling safe is an important part of living in community. A number of resources are available to help individuals age with safety and dignity.

Resources


Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse

The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. First established by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center, the NCEA was granted a permanent home at AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act.

Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition

To facilitate community collaboration of services for the elderly (60+) and at-risk adults in the Pikes Peak Region. The PPEAC will focus on the health and welfare of elder and at-risk adults, in addition to education and awareness of mistreatment in the Pikes Peak region.

AARP - Elder Watch

To facilitate community collaboration of services for the elderly (60+) and at-risk adults in the Pikes Peak Region. The PPEAC will focus on the health and welfare of elder and at-risk adults, in addition to education and awareness of mistreatment in the Pikes Peak region.

Scams

Stop Fraud Colorado

The Office of the Attorney General provides Consumer Advisories and Fraud Awareness Bulletins to the public to help educate and protect consumers from current scams affecting the community.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

We aim to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

National Council on Aging

Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year. Use these tips from NCOA and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement to protect yourself or an older adult you know.

Better Business Bureau

BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of dependable businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.

Vetted Businesses

Age Friendly Businesses

If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

Law Enforcement/First Responders

Fire - CSFD

Colorado Springs Fire prevention and safety involves education and awareness programs and wildfire mitigation activities to increase the safety of our community and protect property. Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives, and fire prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens.

Police - CSPD

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is composed of three bureaus with many divisions, sections and units that work together to meet the unique needs of our community. Each of the bureaus reports to the Office of the Chief of Police.

Emergency/Disaster Preparedness

The mission of Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is to build resilience for the whole community through risk reduction, education, emergency coordination, and disaster recovery.

Sheriffs Office

Teller County Teller County is committed to operating an open and transparent government. Teller County Government makes a commitment of accountability for its residents. This insures they can be fully informed about the operations of their county government.

Police - WPPD

The Woodland Park Police Department’s (WPPD) mission is to provide police services with integrity and a commitment to excellence, in partnership with our community.

Safety & Prevention (Medical Alert Systems)

CARES

In Colorado Springs, the Community and Public Health Division encompasses mobile response teams such as CRT and multiple navigational programs that operate under the CARES umbrella.

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

On page 79 of The Yellow Book there is a listing of a number of agencies that provide medical alert systems.

Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services mission is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for as many low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado as possible.

El Paso County Bar Association

The El Paso County Bar Association is the principal professional association for attorneys in the Pikes Peak Region and has been serving the local legal community since 1902, offering extensive Continuing Legal Education opportunities and social and networking events for attorneys, and numerous outreach programs for the public.

Legal Help for Seniors

Legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs

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