Senior Consumer Information and Resources
for Older Adults, Senior Services
Helpful Phone Numbers
Information We Think You Might Find Helpful--
CONSUMER AFFAIRS OFFICE
303-441-3700, Boulder County District Attorney's Office
Tuesdays & Thursdays... February through April
Trained AARP volunteers will provide FREE assistance in filling
out state and federal income tax forms, state forms, city property tax and
rent forms, as well as water rebate forms. Appointments are necessary. Check the winter GO catalog for dates
your Property Taxes In Person, In Longmont
Check the GO catalog for currently scheduled dates
Staff from Boulder County government will be available to collect your Boulder
County property tax payment on the above dates.
Morning Radio Program -- It's About Senior Moments!
Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
Radio Station KGUD 90.7AM
Telemarketers from Calling You!
If you don't want telemarketing calls at home, you can put your phone
number on a "no call" list. Under the law, telemarketers who call
numbers on the list can be penalized. The only exceptions are charitable and
political phone calls and product surveys. Officials say more than 315,000
Coloradoans are on that list. Colorado is one of 21 states that have enacted
or are implementing laws to create no-call lists. Call 1-888-249-9097 to register.
Registration requires a phone number and a zip code and takes less than one
minute. There is no charge!
Few people walk around with a comprehensive knowledge of Social Security,
so this website is welcome. It offers information for workers and beneficiaries;
links to Medicare and Medicaid information; and descriptions of the history,
operations and future prospects of the Social Security program. Be sure to
check out the lists of the most popular names for babies, compiled for the
last 100 years!
ElderWatch website: www.aarpelderwatch.org.
This website is devoted to preventing the financial
exploitation of older adults. Co-sponsored by AARP, the State Attorney General,
County Sheriffs of Colorado, and the Better Business Bureau. You can report
financial exploitation online at You may also file
reports and get information by calling 1- 800-222-4444.
Denver Area Better Business Bureau:
www.denver.bbb.org or 303-758-2100. This is an automated help line, but you
can get an operator by pressing "0," Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30
If you receive a phone call and are asked to press 90# - DON'T. This allows
the caller access to your phone line and they can make calls and bill them
to you. Information courtesy of Boulder County Aging Services.
AARP Legal Services Network (LSN)
1-800-424-3410 or Online
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
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Resources from National Health Law Program
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has officially launched
HealthCareCoach.com (www.healthcarecoach.com). Dedicated to helping consumers
get the most out of their health care, HealthCareCoach.com features hundreds
of articles with information about everything from keeping health care costs
down and coping with emergencies to dealing with denied claims and what people
can do when they lose coverage.
LEAP (Low income Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help eligible low-income households with winter home heating
costs. You qualify for LEAP if you pay home heating costs to an energy provider,
fuel dealer, or as part of your rent; you are a permanent resident of the
United States and Colorado; and your maximum monthly family household income
is $1,604 (one person) or $2,159 (two people). You can receive only one LEAP
benefit per heat season (Nov. 1 through Apr. 30), although your assistance
may be split into two separate payments.
For more information, call your
county department of social services, toll-free 1-866-HEATHELP or call Veronica
at the Senior Center, 303-651-8716.
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