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AARP Caregiver Resources and Articles
Are you caring for an older adult with a serious health problem or the trials of advanced age? Then, here are some resources to help.

Checkups and Prevention
Are you caring for an older adult with a serious health problem or the trials of advanced age? The caring you do is so helpful and important. While you are busy and concerned with taking care of another’s health, it is important to recognize how caregiving may affect your own health – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Providing Care at Home

Navigating the World of Caregiving

AARP Caregiving Materials
Caring for Those You Care About CD (C 2133), reformatted for personal computer use.
Prepare to Care (D 18758) Foundation
When Employees Become Caregivers: A Manager's Workbook (D18171)
Caring for Those You Care About folder English (D 17005) Spanish (D17776)
Order materials by calling 1-888-Our AARP

Other Colorado Resources
Alzheimer's Association of Colorado
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for over 63,000 Coloradoans with Alzheimer's disease. Families throughout the state have access to support services through regional offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Durango, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Greeley.

For more information contact:
455 Sherman Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-813-1669
Phone 2: 800-272-3900
 
Client Resource Group
Client Resources Group are an authorized provider of the American Red Cross Family Caregiver program, a series of nine one-hour modules to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one.

For more information contact:
Email: info@clinicresourcegroup.com
7201 S. Broadway
Suite 220
Littleton, CO 80122
Phone: 800-994-1143

Colorado Commission on Aging

The Colorado Commission on Aging was established in 1964 to inform and advise decision makers and to advocate for the quality of life of all seniors.

Colorado has the seventh fastest growing aging population in the U.S. In the year 2010, there will be more than 770,000 seniors age 60 and over in Colorado. From the years 2000-2010, the numbers of these seniors will increase 39%. Centenarians are the fastest growing segment of the American population. Did you know that four out of every five Centenarians are women? Currently, there are about 600 Coloradans 100 years old or older. In 2010, there will be approximately 700 coloradans 100 years or older. By the year 2050, the Census Bureau predicts there will be over 850,000 Centenarians in the United States. The United Nations predicts that by the year 2050, over two million persons in the world will be 100 years or older.

For more information contact:
Jamie Malone
1575 Sherman Street 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2663
Phone 2: 888-866-4243

The Center
The Center, at 1050 Broadway in Denver, is pleased to provide programming for Elders and their allies.

Colorado Neurological Institution

CNI Stroke Center
Sometimes, just knowing there are others in the same situation can make a world of difference for a patient or caregiver. Having an opportunity to talk to someone who has been through a similar experience can be both encouraging and healing. CNI has several support groups available to patients trying to cope with neurological conditions.

For more information contact:
Email: NPyle@TheCNI.org
701 East Hampden Ave
Suite 330
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-788-4010
 
Denver Regional Council of Governments

Area Agency of Aging
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) serves as the region's Area Agency on Aging, planning and coordinating a continuum of services available to older adults living in the Denver metropolitan area 

For more information contact:
4500 Cherry Creek Drive South
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-455-1000
 
National Stroke Association
NSA reaches out to people who want to learn more about stroke, have survived a stroke, know someone who has suffered a stroke, or care for a stroke survivor.

For more information contact:
9707 E. Easter Lane
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 800-787-6537
 
Rocky Mountain MS Center
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center is to help people living with MS and their families lead a quality life by providing individualized care, support, education and research. By combining patient care services, education and research into one comprehensive program, the MS Center accomplishes its mission and improves the quality of life for MS patients.

For more information contact:
Email: wooley@mscenter.org
701 E. Hampden
Suite 420/530
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-788-4030
Phone 2: 866-557-7030
 
Senior DayBreak

Grand Valley Senior Daybreak is a program designed to provide a stimulating, loving environment for senior citizens, and respite for their caregivers. Monday thru Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seniors can spend all or part of their day with other seniors in relaxed, safe and enjoyable surroundings.

For more information contact:
599 30 Road
Crossroads United Methodist Church
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone: 970-241-7798
 
Seniors, Inc.
If you live in Adams, Arapahoe or Denver County and are providing ongoing care for a family member or loved one, you may apply for temporary relief help from Seniors Inc. This is a chance for you to get away from the routine of caregiving - to rest and relax - and let us take care of your responsibilities.

For more information contact:
Email: bwold@seniorsinc.org
5840 East Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-300-6900

Share the Care
Our Share The Care model has the potential to shift the current paradigm to a cost-effective, supportive, community-based alternative for caregiving. Share The Care works for a broad range of adult and childhood conditions, diseases and disabilities, as well as for eldercare. The paradigm shift embodied by Share The Care comes not a moment too soon, as demographic trends suggest that in the first half of the 21st century the aging of the vast baby boomer generation could overwhelm the nation’s existing system of long-term care.

For more information contact:
Email: jbarton@denverhospice.org
501 S Cherry Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-321-2828

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