Denver Regional Council of Governments: Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG, pronounced Doctor Cog) is a nonprofit, membership organization of local governments in the Denver region. DRCOG is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Transportation Planning Region (TPR) for the region. With more than 40 years' experience as the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the eight-county region, DRCOG plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region's population of older adults and people living with disabilities. DRCOG is responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based supportive and nutrition services for the Denver region's older adults. DRCOG’s Area Agency on Aging serves adults 60 and older, people with disabilities over 18, and their caregivers throughout Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties and the cities and counties of Denver and Broomfield.
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Colorado Department of Human Services (Older Adults): Many of CDHS's programs for older adults, including Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, are managed through the State Unit on Aging (SUA). SUAs are designated state-level agencies that are responsible for developing and administering multi-year state plans that advocate for and provide assistance to older residents, their families, and, in many states, for adults with physical disabilities.
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing: The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is the principal department responsible for administering the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado's low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
Colorado Department of Insurance (DOI): The DOI is directing insurance companies to cover an additional one-time early refill of any necessary prescriptions to ensure people have their necessary medications should they want to limit their close contact with others.
Colorado Public Utilities Commission: To support utility customers who may be impacted by the nation's response to COVID-19, Colorado gas and electric utilities regulated by the Public Utilities Commission have announced that they are temporarily suspending nonpayment disconnections for their customers. Links to announcements by the companies may be found here:
Colorado Division of Securities: Investors should also be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the market downturn and the coronavirus to scare investors into so-called “safer, guaranteed investments.” If there are concerns about the status of retirement accounts or investments, talk to a financial professional and avoid making decisions based on panic or fear.
Senior Resource Center: SRC is the Denver Area’s largest nonprofit dedicated to services for older adults and those with developmental disabilities. Their crucial programs include transportation, adult day programs, in-home care, chores, care management, senior advocacy and much more.
AARP Colorado: AARP is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is "to empower people to choose how they live as they age". According to the organization, it had more than 38 million members as of 2018.
Colorado Senior Guide: The Colorado Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Colorado live. You can use their tools to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Colorado with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.
Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC): DRMAC’s mission is to ensure people with mobility challenges have access to the community by increasing, enhancing, sharing and coordinating regional transportation services and resources. DRMAC serves the following Colorado counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson. DRMAC is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC).
National Council on Aging (NCOA): NCOA care about keeping senior centers safe and healthy, and information on how to deal with COVID-19 is critical as the situation continues to develop. On their page, they share the latest best practice information that senior centers are using to prevent the spread of the virus and keep their participants safe.
Administration for Community Living: The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC): NISC is committed to supporting senior centers through best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and national standards and accreditation.