No One Wants to be a Number

Years ago Charles Kuralt had a news segment called “On the Road,” which aired on CBS Evening News. Charles would stop in a city, grab a phone book from a telephone booth, and let his finger randomly stop at a name. He would then meet said person and conduct a life interview with them, and my recall is that in every interview he uncovered a fascinating person with a fascinating story. It is with this

A Labyrinth of Long Term Care Choices

Need information for an aging relative or yourself but don’t know where to start? The overall goal of the ADRC (Aging & Disability Resources for Colorado) program is to empower individuals to effectively navigate their health and other long-term support options through free, unbiased assistance. Sometimes referred to as “one stop shops” or “no wrong door” systems, ADRCs address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services,

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”

Benefits Checkup – Knowing What’s Available Can Improve a Life

What is a benefit checkup?  It’s a no cost way to find out what assistance programs you may be eligible for. At the new AdvantAge Health Resource Centers, an experienced case manager can perform a benefits checkup to match you with assistance programs.  There, you may find out you are qualified for assistance through state or federal programs that can save you money on medications, health care, housing and other services. Assistance is often is

Senior Charity Care Foundation Helps Low-Income Seniors

Established in 2011, Senior Charity Care Foundation (SCCF) is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping low-income seniors get access to healthcare not covered in full by Medicare or Medicaid including dental care/dentures, hearing aids, eye glasses, durable medical equipment and alternative healthcare therapies like acupuncture. We currently serve seniors living along the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Utah Counties) but are working to expand to other areas in the state within the next

Innovations in Aging Collaborative Launches Age Friendly Colorado Springs

Innovations in Aging Collaborative, along with the City of Colorado Springs and AARP Colorado are proud to launch the Age Friendly Colorado Springs initiative! In March of 2016, Colorado Springs joined the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities, and in June of 2016, officially became part of the World Health Organization Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.  An Age Friendly city is one that is welcoming for people of all ages, that promotes health