Regional Advisory Council

Alpine Area Agency on Aging

WHO WE ARE

Area Agencies on Aging are national organizations funded through federal and state dollars and authorized under the Older Americans Act. We serve people 60+ and their caregivers in the five county region of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit counties.

WHAT WE DO

The Alpine Area Agency on Aging (Alpine AAA) provides and connects the community with supports and services that promote aging with independence and dignity for individuals sixty and older and their caregivers in their community of choice. Alpine AAA provides programs directly and through contracted providers

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is a highly visible and trusted place where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information on the full range of long-term support options and a single point of entry for access to public long term support programs and benefits.

Nutrition Program

The Nutrition program includes congregate meals, home delivered meals, and nutrition education and counseling for people 60 and older.

Evidence Based Health & Wellness Education

Through a contract with the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, evidenced-based programs and activities that are preventative in nature and encourage healthier living and wellness are offered to older adults in the region.

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Provides services to help family caregivers care for their loved ones at home. Services are available to family members who provide in-home care for persons 60 and older or to grandparents age 55+ who serve as caregivers for children 18 and younger. The Volunteer Respite program is also available to provide temporary relief from caregiver duties.

Dental and Vision Assistance Programs

Medicare and Medicaid often do not pay for senior’s dental and vision needs. The Alpine AAA offers programs for adults 60 and older for dental and vision needs.

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is a highly visible and trusted place where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information on the full range of long-term support options and a single point of entry for access to public long term support programs and benefits.

Nutrition Program

The Nutrition program includes congregate meals, home delivered meals, and nutrition education and counseling for people 60 and older.

Evidence Based Health & Wellness Education

Through a contract with the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, evidenced-based programs and activities that are preventative in nature and encourage healthier living and wellness are offered to older adults in the region.

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Provides services to help family caregivers care for their loved ones at home. Services are available to family members who provide in-home care for persons 60 and older or to grandparents age 55+ who serve as caregivers for children 18 and younger. The Volunteer Respite program is also available to provide temporary relief from caregiver duties.

Dental and Vision Assistance Programs

Medicare and Medicaid often do not pay for senior’s dental and vision needs. The Alpine AAA offers programs for adults 60 and older for dental and vision needs.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Call with questions or concerns about Medicare, Medicare benefits, or how to see if you’re eligible for the Medicare Savings Program.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

People living in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, require support and advocacy. Ombudsmen are resident advocates and ensure residents’ rights are respected. Ombudsmen provide information to individuals and families regarding facilities, quality care and are trained in problem resolution

Options Counseling

Options Counseling is a person-centered process where individuals, family members, and caregivers are supported to develop a plan for addressing long-term services and supports needs that align with their preferences, strengths, values, and needs.

Transportation

Through contracts with local organizations, the Alpine AAA offers transportation to medical appointments, nutrition sites and needs based errands. Volunteer drivers are also available in select locations.

Legal Assistance

Through a contract with Colorado Legal Services, the Alpine AAA offers seniors meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services.

Erin Fisher, Alpine AAA Director Ext. 107

C.J. Grove, Volunteer Coordinator Ext. 122

Amanda Rens-Moon, Program Specialist

Ext. 117

noc12@nwccog.org

T.J. Dufresne, SHIP Medicare Counselor

Ext. 120

tjdufrense@nwccog.org

249 Warren Avenue
P.O. Box 2308
Silverthorne, CO 80498
(970) 468-0295
www.AlpineAAA.org