4/18/2018 – The Colorado Assisted Living Industry enters a new era of operation with a new set of rules and regulations!

The Colorado Assisted Living Industry entered a new era of operation with a new set of rules and regulations. On  4/18/2018  the CDPHE Board of Health approved a new rewrite of the rules and regulations governing the operation of assisted living residences in Colorado. The Board unanimously approved the new rules and regulations. This was a culmination of 24 months of work between CDPHE, the Assisted Living Stakeholders working group, and private owners and operators of

Three Important Questions to Ask While Touring Memory Care Communities

Searching for a quality memory care community for a loved one often comes at a time of need. It can be overwhelming to make an important decision for a loved one during such a time, but with a little prior knowledge and a few vital questions, an informed choice may be made. Three questions to ask while visiting a memory care community: What levels of care does this community provide? The ever-evolving symptoms of a

Let Us Help You Learn About Medicare And Other Benefits For Which You May Be Eligible!

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Area Agency on Aging is home to several programs that assist older adults in maintaining their independence and remaining in their communities. The insurance counseling program called Senior Insurance Assistance is one of these programs.  Our trained staff bring more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance field to assist you. Our Senior Insurance Assistance program is also a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) office,

Creating a Livable Community for All Ages!

In the Pikes Peak region, the population of 65+ is set to increase by 160%, while the population of 85+ is set to increase 337%. This is a national trend with potentially huge ramifications on the local level as baby boomers age in place, and older Americans move to be with their baby-boomer children. Innovations in Aging Collaborative was formed with the goal of breaking down silos, spurring substantial conversation around what the “silver tsunami”

Balancing Wellness

“Holistic wellness is about the whole person and not the parts,” according to Dr. Jennifer Hunter, a senior fellow at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine. How do you describe wellness? Is it eating salads for one week out of the year; taking a walk in the morning; getting a flu shot? Wellness is more than changing a few habits. “Holistic wellness is about the whole person and not the parts,” according to Dr. Jennifer