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Senior Services

  • 211

    • Dial 211 to call Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH) for assistance in locating disabled adults & senior community resources
  • Alzheimer's Association

    • Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the World's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
  • AspenPoint (formerly Pikes Peak Mental Health Center)

    • AspenPoint offers behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.
  • Colorado Springs Senior Center

    • The Colorado Springs Senior Center offers a variety of classes, noon meals, dances and numerous other activities for seniors (individuals 55 and over).
  • Mental Health and Aging Advocacy Project

    • The Mental Health and Aging Web site will assist older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults.
  • Older Americans Act (National Council on Aging's web site)

    • The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a non-profit service and advocacy organization for improving the lives of older adults. This link to it's web site will take you to the text of the Older Americans Act along with the Act's funding, changes to the original Act, it's purpose, etc. The Older Americans Act provides federal funding for services that support the health and independence of seniors like meals, caregiver support, transportation and more.

  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers

    • Peak Vista Community Health Centers are non-profits dedicated to medical, dental and behavioral health services for people of all ages. They provide primary care services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured working families (as well as others with access barriers) within the Pikes Peak Region.
  • Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

    • Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging serves as the Area Agency on Aging for El Paso, Park and Teller counties and provides programs and services for older adults and their caregivers. They publish the yearly Senior Information Directory (the "Yellow Book").
  • Silver Key Senior Services

    • Silver Key serves thousands of seniors in the greater Colorado Springs area. Silver Key advocates for senior empowerment and offer a variety of services (transportation, nutrition, care management) to seniors to maintain independence, safety and quality of life.

Professional Resources

  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

    • The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a membership association of nearly 2,000 geriatric psychiatrists and other health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad, dedicated to the mental well-being of older adults.
  • American Psychological Association, Division 20 (Adult Dev. & Aging)

    • The Division on Adult Development and Aging (Division 20) of the American Psychological Association strives to advance the study of psychological development and change throughout the adult years. For psychologists who provide services to older adults, conduct research on adult development and aging, or are interested in learning more about or teaching life span development and aging.
  • American Psychological Association, Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    • Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, is a scientific and professional organization of psychologists interested in the study of brain-behavior relationships, and the clinical application of that knowledge to human problems.
  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

    • A technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation Referral Form
    • Clear and specific referral questions are essential if a neuropsychological evaluation is to be effective and answer the questions of concern. Often reports of evaluations are less than useful because the questions needing answered were not clearly defined or communicated. This form was developed by the Colorado Springs Gero Consortium to improve communication between those seeking an evaluation and those performing the evaluation of an older adult who may be demonstrating signs of cognitive impairment. The form is the result of a collaborative effort by lawyers, a neuropsychologist, psychologist, social worker, and a judge. Use of this form will help ensure that the evaluator has all the information necessary for an effective neuropsychological evaluation of an older adult and that the final evaluation report provides useful answers to relevant questions regarding functional abilities, optimum living environment, and legal competencies.
  • New Online Resource on Assistive Technology for Persons with Dementia
    • AT Dementia is a new online information resource on assistive technology for people with dementia and their caregivers. The website, developed by Trent Dementia Services Development Center (UK), includes perspectives on assistive technology's benefits and limitations, its ethical use, and current research and new technologies in development. It also includes information on how to obtain assistive technology and a searchable product database.
  • Office on Aging
    • The Office on Aging is a coordination point for APA activities pertaining to aging and geropsychology (the field within psychology devoted to older adult issues).
  • Service and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)

    • SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.