Outdoor Visits With Seniors In Residential Care Facilities
Gov. Jared Polis announced new policies to allow outdoor visits with older adults living in care facilities in Colorado. Most care facilities have been under total quarantine, with no visitors allowed. Some of the main requirements include:
- the visit must be scheduled with the facility
- prior to the visit, facilities need to provide information on COVID instructions and self screening
- the visitor must be greeted outside at a designated entry
- a staff member performs a temperature check and symptom screening
- the visitor must wear a mask
- and, all staff and residents must also wear masks
Polis said limited indoor visiting will be allowed soon. Read the guidance.
Food Delivery Service Available to Access-a-Ride Customers
Effective March 30, food delivery service is available to Access-a-Ride customers. You are still able to book trips for essential purposes, including to purchase groceries. However, beginning March 30, they will offer grocery pickup to your home from the following locations:· King Soopers · Safeway · Community Ministry Southwest food bank · Senior Hub Senior Solutions · Adams County Food Bank. You must call or go online to set up your order and pickup time yourself. Visit Access-a-Ride for more information.
Salvation Army Food Assistance
The Salvation Army offers free food assistance through their food pantry at 3900 E. Arapahoe Road Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. This service is available to the general public and does not require advance registration.
Food deliveries: The Salvation Army is also offering food deliveries to those folks who are most vulnerable and/or unable to get out to the grocery store. Right now, they set aside Wednesdays for deliveries, unless someone has an emergency and needs something outside of this day.
Nourish Meals on Wheels
Nourish Meals on Wheels (formerly TLC Meals on Wheels) strives to enrich the lives of seniors and homebound adults in the south metro Denver area by providing nutritious meals and services that promote dignity, well-being and independence.
The Arapahoe County Heat and Energy Assistance program offers low-income energy assistance and weatherization assistance to residents in Centennial.
The Salvation Army also has programs offering assistance with rent and/or utilities for those in need. Appointments to discuss financial assistance can be made by calling their connections center at 303-295-3366.
The Arapahoe County Housing Assistance Program is available to all Centennial residents. There is no age requirement to receive assistance. All assistance is provided free of charge.
Arapahoe County Emergency Homeowner Repair Assistance Program - This program assists residents with housing searches, referrals to rental assistance programs, eviction resources, homeless prevention services, and other housing resource questions.
CVS is offering free delivery of prescriptions and everyday essential items. Fill your prescription on CVS.com or call the pharmacist to get started.
Arapahoe County Senior Resources
Arapahoe County Senior Resources: Call 303-738-8080
Grocery shopping and prescription pick-up assistance is available for seniors 60 and those with disability. To learn about eligibility and sign up, call and leave a message. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible.
Senior Check In Program - The Senior Check In program enables a member of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to check on and learn about the well-being of isolated seniors.
On March 17, the Social Security Administration closed ALL local Social Security offices to the public for in-person service. Read the press release about this decision. View the Social Security resource page for local office information.
GroovyTek: Technology Webinars
GrooveyTek is offering free technology help webinar series to help folks make the most of their in-home personal technology, as people find themselves spending more and more time at home and on their own.
Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS): State Unit on Aging
The State Unit on Aging offers support resources, information on caregiver support, legal, nutrition and more. Learn about programs managed through the CDHS State Unit on Aging.