Some seniors struggle due to insufficient in-home services

  • Date: 06/30/2021

The Aging Services Coalition of Northwest Colorado started in spring 2020 and was funded by a grant from the Denver-based private foundation NextFifty Initiative. The regional coalition works to identify gaps in services and implement strategies to allow older adults to live safely and with dignity in their local communities, Hull said. The coalition includes representatives from 30 agencies across Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Grand and Jackson counties.

The survey completed by 280 seniors in the five counties focused on transportation, socialization, communication and housing needs. Seniors who responded cited needing help from a handyman (57%), with snow removal (45%), with nonmedical chores, such as grocery shopping and errands (24%), and with transportation (21%).

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