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,

A Smile Is The Curve That Sets Everything Straight

In 2015, Senior Charity Care Foundation addressed the challenge of providing accessible and affordable dental care by starting its own mobile clinic. Since July 2017, SCCF has added dentures services and semi-permanent crowns to the services provided. Dental care is an often-neglected service for many seniors. Unlike traditional medical care, dental care is not covered by most insurance programs and is excluded from Medicare or Medicaid (except for blind and disabled) coverage. Without insurance, the

What is PACE?

“ PACE programs help the most vulnerable seniors in the community improve their quality of life.”  PACE stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that their participants can continue to live in the community. At the core of the PACE model is the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT): the IDT is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, home-health nurses, social workers,

“If It Sounds Too Good To Be True; It Probably Is!

Elder Abuse – Would You Recognize It If You Saw It? Helen is 83 years young and is proud to still be living on her own; so far she manages pretty well with most things except driving. She gave that up for fear of having an accident that would hurt someone else. Helen’s granddaughter Jesse lives a few blocks away and offered to take her places when she needed to go, it seemed like a

New Utah Charity to Educate Seniors and to Fund Programs

Senior Contributions began taking on the challenge to educate Utah seniors and gather donations to help fund senior programs in the state in 2016. “Through the past few years, many professionals with a focus on serving seniors have become more aware of the shortfalls in two critical areas,” said Senior Contributions Assistant Media and Public Relations Director Susan Tolman. “These areas were education of seniors and a lack of funding in senior related programs.” Senior

The Senior Life Walk

History is not just what we read in books.  It is in our lives. Have you ever stopped to consider who might be interested in the stories we have to tell?  Perhaps our children or family, but increasingly historians are seeking to preserve accounts of times gone by.  In 2000, the Library of Congress began collecting war stories through the Veterans History Project.  Already, tens of thousands of submissions have been made. You don’t have