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Local Services and Resources for Seniors

 

Senior Services Resources Staff Can Help!
Our Senior Services Division staff are here to help you sort things out and connect you to the right service or resource. They can provide information about or referrals to other resources or can talk to you regarding problems or concerns. They are available to meet with family members of older adults as well.

GIVE THEM A CALL!

Ruth Waukau
Senior Services Resources Coordinator
303-651-8414
email: ruth.waukau@ci.longmont.co.us

Ruth provides counseling to seniors, their families & groups, supervises the Peer Counseling program and facilitates support groups. She also develops wellness programs.

Veronica Garcia
Senior Services Resource Specialist
303-651-8716
email: veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us

Veronica can assist with housing concerns, health issues, completing forms for assistance and connecting people to needed resources in the community. Veronica is bilingual, assists Spanish-speaking seniors and develops programs for Hispanic seniors. Veronica manages the Colorado Life Trak program.

Adult Resources for Care and Help

For a comprehensive & regularly updated database, go to www.bouldercountyhelp.org

 

HERE'S YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SERVICES & RESOURCES FOR SENIORS IN THE LONGMONT AREA!

 

 

ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOMES


-Boulder County Aging Services and

Long Term Care Ombudsman
303-441-1170, Janet Ibanez

She can assist you with nursing home/assisted living problems.


-Senior Housing Guide for Boulder County
Copies available at the Longmont Senior Center or online at www.bouldercountyhelp.org, choose Housing Guide. This publication lists the assisted living/nursing homes in Boulder County, along with amenities.

COMPANION/SOCIAL


-Respite Care/Companion Volunteers

303-651-8716

Veronica Garcia, Longmont Senior Center.

Do you know someone who could use a regular break from caring for an older family member? Perhaps you're aware of an older adult who lives alone and would enjoy the weekly visits of a special friend. This program matches trained and screened volunteers who visit their older partners for two hours each week and to provide emotional support and respite (or relief) for family caregivers.


-Homestead Adult Day Program

303-772-9152
1380 Tulip Street, Suite M
Longmont, CO 80501
Offers complete day programs. Members can socialize, enjoy entertainment, planned activities, daily exercise and exciting outings. The stimulating environment and social contact help members maintain independence and lead meaningful lives. Nutritious snacks and lunch are provided. Extended hours are available. Transportation arrangements are possible. Scholarships are available. THE COMPANION CENTER is a special Alzheimer's program available weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


-Homebound Library Delivery Program
303-651-8784

Longmont Public Library
We don’t want you to get behind on your reading! Homebound delivery of library materials is available to all Longmont residents who are confined to home. A volunteer can pick out items for you and they will be delivered to you regularly. Collections of books are available to retirement/care facilities. Large or small numbers of books can be chosen for all or particular residents and they will be replaced with a new collection each month. Available materials include all regular-type books (except reserve items), an extensive large-type collection, audio tapes and music on cassette or CD. Videos can be checked out but there is a limited availability.


EMERGENCY SERVICES


-Longmont United Hospital
303-651-5111
www.luhonline.org


-Mental Health Partners Crisis Line
303-447-1665


-OUR Center
303-772-5529

250 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Assistance with emergency services such as food, shelter and clothing.


-Poison Control

1-800-332-3073


-File of Life
303-772-2262

CareConnect
Health/medication information written on paper and placed in the File of Life plastic holder and put on your refrigerator for emergency personnel.


-Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
303-772-0432

This agency assists individuals in abusive situations with counseling and emergency shelter.

 

HEALTH-RELATED SERVICES


Health Clinics
-Dental Aid
303-682-2619

They assist with discounted dental care. Services are for those on a low-income.


-Salud Family Health Center
303-776-3250

220 E. Rogers Road
Wide variety of health care services provided to those who income-qualify. Includes dental and mental health services. Fees charged on sliding scale. Appointments are required. Medicaid accepted.


-PrestigePLUS
303-651-5080

PrestigePLUS is committed to assisting you in taking ownership of your health. The office is staffed by a nurse and an office administrator/personal historian. They are available to discuss health and wellness issues and advance planning matters. You do NOT need to be a member of PrestigePLUS to utilize these services.

Call 303-651-5080 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays.

FREE WELLNESS CLINIC WITH A REGISTERED NURSE...every Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


-CPWD (Center for People with Disabilities)
303-772-3250
Call for details on monthly support groups, resource information and other services.


-Disabled Veterans
303-772-6218

Hospice


-Tru Companion Care
303-449-7740
www.hospicecareonline.org
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Their goal is to improve the quality of a patient's end-of-life by offering comfort, support and dignity. They encourage enrollment before a patient's last days - many families wait too long to get support. Call or visit their web site for details. There are many hospice agencies serving Longmont. Most all accept Medicare; a few may take Medicaid.

Hospital


-Longmont United Hospital
303-651-5111

1950 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO
www.luhonline.org


Insurance


-Insurance Consumer Protection
303-894-7499

www.co.dora.state.co.us/insurance


-Medicaid Questions
303-678-6000


-Medicare Assistance
1-800-696-7213, 303-899-5151, 303-678-6113, or 303-441-1546.

Boulder County Aging Services has a program to help people with questions about Medicare coverage. The Medicare Ombudsman can provide objective information and assistance regarding Medicare benefits, HMO's, supplemental policies, Medicare D, beneficiaries' rights and appeals. New to Medicare program 3rd Monday each month. Please register through the Senior Center at 303-651-8411.

Mental Health


-Seniors Resources Coordinator/Counseling

303-651-8414

Ruth Waukau

Ruth is available for counseling (up to 8 sessions at no charge) for seniors, caregivers and concerned family members.


-Senior to Senior Peer Counseling

303-651-8414

Ruth Waukau

The Longmont Senior Center has trained and experienced volunteers who can provide support and understanding from one senior to another. The volunteers are compassionate men and women, all 55+ years or older, who can come to your home or living facility. Thinking about moving or changing your living arrangements? Had a recent loss? Faced with medical decisions? Concerned about finances? Unsure where to go for help? Maybe you have concerns you'd rather not discuss with friends or family. If you know someone who might benefit from having a trained confidential person to help sort things out, contact Ruth at 303-651-8414.


-Mental Health Partners
303-684-0555 (Longmont)
303-447-1665 (24-hour crisis and weekends)

303-413-6263 (intake)


-National Suicide & Crisis Center
1-800-692-4039

-Senior Reach

1-866-217-5808

www.seniorreach.org

Senior Reach is an outreach program of Mental Health Partners providing assessment, counseling, care management, and wellness coaching to adults over 60.

-Supporting Together: A group for those affected by Depression and Bipolar

303-682-2911

supportingtogether@hotmail.com

Supporting Together's purpose is to support and educate those with Depression and Bipolar Disorder, and their friends and family. There you have the opportunity to find mutual support and offer your support to others. Facilitated by: Diane Dworkin-Wagner. Meetings are at the 1st Congregational Church, 1500-9th Ave, Longmont. The group meets Fridays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HELP IN THE HOME


-Boulder County Home Healthcare Guide

Pick up at the Longmont Senior Center or online at www.bouldercountyhelp.org, choose Home Healthcare.


-Save Money on your Utility Bills and Get Ready for Winter
303-440-9373

Get a free carbon monoxide test, furnace tune-up and insulation if you and your home qualify! A home may only receive this service once. You can rent or own a house, mobile home, duplex, tri-plex or 4-plex. If you or anyone in your home receives TANF, SSI, OAP, AND or LEAP, you may automatically qualify OR you can qualify by income. BE WISE - WEATHERIZE!


-Snow Chasers
303-651-8495

Contact Kari, Program Coordinator

This City-sponsored volunteer program pairs up elderly or disabled citizens who qualify and are unable to shovel their own walks with volunteers who will take their time to help others comply with the City's snow ordinance and keep sidewalks safe. It not guaranteed and is based on availability of volunteers. This is not an emergency services program.


-LEAP
303-651-8716

LEAP is designed to help eligible low-income households with winter home heating costs. For more information, call your county department of social services, toll-free 1-866-HEATHELP.


-Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate
303-651-8442

For information regarding these rebates, please call Saryna.


-Property Tax Work Off
303-651-8716

Veronica Garcia, Seniors Resource Specialist

-CareConnect Handyman Fix-it Program
303-772-2262
Volunteer handymen will make minor household repairs for seniors, including the installation of grab bars.

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS


-Meals on Wheels
303-772-0540
Home-delivered meals throughout the Longmont area are available to help older adults stay healthy and independent.

HOUSING


-Veronica Garcia, Longmont Senior Center Resource Specialist

303-651-8716

Veronica Garcia (veronica.garcia@ci.longmont.co.us )

She is available to help you with information and referral regarding your housing needs and concerns.


-Longmont Housing Authority
303-651-8581
Longmont, CO 80501

-Longmont Community Housing Programs

303-651-8530

Contact Molly McElroy

Find out about purchasing a home, housing rehabilitation, weatherization and making your home accessible.


-Boulder County Housing Authority
303-441-3929
2040 14th
Boulder, CO 80302


The above agencies can give you information on affordable housing options as well as programs for maintaining/repairing your home. They will also have information regarding Section 8 housing vouchers.


-Project HOPE
303-441-3945
This program provides housing assistance and supportive services to frail, older persons living in Boulder County. They enable frail, older adults age 62 and older to rent safe and affordable housing and to receive the services they need to live with dignity, safety and security.

-Reverse Mortgage Information or Home Foreclosure Prevention

720-564-2279 (hotline)

1-877-601-4673

Particularly for social security and medicaid.

-Senior Housing Guide for Boulder County
Pick up a copy at the Longmont Senior Center or go online at www.bouldercountyhelp.org, choose HousingGuide. This publication lists the assisted living/nursing homes in Boulder County, along with amenities.

 

LEGAL


-Legal Aid
303-449-7575
Boulder County Legal Services' mission is to provide meaningful access to high-quality civil legal services for low-income and vulnerable populations throughout Boulder County.


-AARP Legal Services Network (LSN)
1-888-687-2277 or online www.aarp.org/LSN.

As an AARP member, you're entitled to a free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney in your community who meets AARP Legal Services Network standards of experience and customer service. Additional services are provided at reduced rates.

-Social Security
303-543-9492 or 1-800-772-1213

Boulder County
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101

Boulder, CO 80301


LOCAL COALITIONS/NETWORKS


-Boulder County Aging Advisory Council
303-441-4575
or online at www.bouldercounty.org/government/dept/pages/aaa.aspx

Sherry Leach, Boulder County Aging Services Director (sleach@bouldercounty.org).

The council helps in the administration and planning of Older Americans Act programs; gathers information and ideas that could help to coordinate the delivery of senior services; responds effectively to the needs of older adults throughout Boulder County.

-Longmont Folks in Aging
303-651-8415

Michele Waite, Senior Services Manager (michele.waite@ci.longmont.co.us).

This networking group of professionals serving older adults and their caregivers meets the 3rd Thursday every two months from 8:30 am - 10:00 am.

 

-Longmont Senior Citizens Advisory Board
303-651-8415

Michele Waite, Senior Services Manager (michele.waite@ci.longmont.co.us).

This board is appointed by the Longmont City Council to advise Senior Services about programs of the Senior Center and community concerns and to advocate for services to seniors.

FOOD PROGRAMS


-Park View Cafe
303-772-0540
Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Come and join us for lunch! Great meals are available daily, Monday through Friday, in the Park View Cafe. Serving time is 11:30-12:00 noon. Longmont Meals on Wheels prepares delicious and nutritious meals. Call for information on fees and menus.


-OUR Center
303-772-5529
250 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO

Free lunch daily, seven days a week.

 

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT


FREE Equipment Loans in Longmont (as available):

Elks
303-776-1055
Moose
303-776-4911
VFW
303-776-8590

American Legion

303-776-2034

NUTRITION


-Carry out Caravan
303-772-2262

This program, sponsored by CareConnect, is a shopping service for Longmont seniors. Grocery orders are delivered free of charge. To be a carry out caravan order taker, deliverer or shopper, Monday through Friday please call CareConnect at 303-772-2262.


-Eldershare
303-652-1307

ElderShare is a membership program developed to assist adults 60+ by providing them with supplemental food items twice a month. There are income guidelines. Call Eldershare for distribution locations and times.


-Food Stamps
303-441-1000

Contact Boulder County Department of Housing & Human Services for eligibility requirements or contact Veronica Garcia at 303-651-8716.

SAFETY


-Personal Locator System - Colorado Life Trak

303-441-3643

Colorado Life Trak is a personal locator system operated by the Bouder County Sheriff's office and local law enforcement. Individuals with a propensity to wander and unable to communicate personal information wear a wristband that can be tracked electronically when the need arises. Applications are available at the Senior Center front desk or can be downloaded from http://www.bouldercounty.org/sheriff/lifetrak.htm

-Adult Protective Services
303-441-1000
Operated through Boulder County Department of Health & Human Services. Call to report physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse, or self-neglect.


-Boulder County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
303-441-1173

This is a free service for residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. An ombudsman can help resolve issues that are important to you. They will assist in identifying residents' concerns regarding their care and mediate to reach equitable solutions.


-Safe Shelter of St. Vrain
303-772-0432
Counseling and shelter services for individuals who are affected by domestic violence and abuse. They also provide safety and support resources.


-Victim Advocate
303-651-8855

The Longmont Police Department has a Victim Advocate Team that serves the needs of people who have been victims of crime in Longmont. They offer emotional support, aid in navigating the legal system and explore ways to ease financial burdens that sometimes accompany a crime.

TRANSPORTATION


-VIA
303-447-9636 (established riders)

303-447-2848 (new riders)

Via, formerly Special Transit, provides low-cost, door-through-door, wheelchair accessible transportation in Longmont and surrounding communities. Ride requests can be made from 1 to 7 days in advance. Same day rides may be possible if space is available. Requests can also be made by email at info@viacolorado.org.

-LONGMONT CALL-N-RIDE

303-299-6000

For scheduling information, contact the phone number for the zone in which your trip starts. For service in Zone A (west side of Longmont), call 303-994-3551. For service in Zone B (east side of Longmont), call 303-994-3552. Reservations for rides can be made up to a week in advance. Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

-Berthoud Area Transportation
970-532-3049
For transportation in and around Berthoud area, including to and from Longmont.

-RTD Special Discount Card
303-299-2667
To obtain reduced bus fares, disabled individuals may obtain an RTD Special Discount Card at the Senior Center on the 2nd Monday of each month between 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please bring proof of your disability, $2.00 and a photo ID.


-Medical Mobility - Boulder County CareConnect
303-443-1933

Volunteer-escorted transportation to medical appointments for ambulatory Boulder County residents 55+ and adults with disabilities. There are no fees for service, but donations are accepted. Rides are not guaranteed, as service depends on the availability of volunteers. Please call 7 days or more in advance, if possible.


-AARP Driver Safety Class
303-651-8411

AARP's unique 4-hour refresher course for drivers age 50+ has been updated. New information and lively illustrations help you learn how to improve driving skills and to drive more safely. Graduates may be able to qualify for a discount on auto insurance. Registration for this class is required through the Longmont Senior Center. Cost is $12.00 for an AARP member, $14.00 if you are not an AARP member. (www.AARP.org/55ALIVE).

VETERANS


-Disabled Veterans
303-772-6218


-VA (Veteran's Administration)
303-776-8502

-Veterans Helping Veterans Now

303-772-9777

 

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