We live in Colorado - who doesn't love the outdoors? Here are some local maps for bike routes, fishing and hiking trails!
While changing the world is daunting, helping your neighbor is second nature. It was on this premise that Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 1970, when neighbors in Fort Collins banded together to keep a family from losing their home. Please take a moment to visit their website below.
The mission at PayingForSeniorCare.com is to help the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support. They have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options and free resources that are available around the Loveland area. You can review their guides here:
The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. Our goal is to help bring warmth, comfort and safety to your home and family by assisting with heating costs.
The LEAP program works to keep our communities warm during the winter (November through April) by providing assistance with heating costs, equipment repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating tools. While the program is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, we aim to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with Colorado's colder months.
In most cases, the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier. In most cases, if you are approved for LEAP, payments are made directly to your primary heating fuel vendor and a notice will be sent to you informing you of the benefit amount. Other benefits provided by LEAP include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove. The program does not provide financial assistance for any type of temporary or portable heating.
Seniors citizens aged 65 and older account for about 14.2% of Colorado’s approximately 5.7 million residents. The Centennial State offers unparalleled scenery and an active, outdoorsy lifestyle for older adults wishing to age in place, which can more than compensate for the $4,967 average monthly cost of in-home care. Residents can also take advantage of a wide range of senior-centric programs and services offered by the Colorado Department of Human Services and Division of Aging and Adult Services. The assurance that the state strictly regulates home care agencies is another big benefit for seniors who want to continue living in their own homes as they age.
This guide provides information about in-home care costs in Colorado and programs that may help cover the cost of care, along with free and affordable resources for seniors who want to age in place.
Know of another resource available in Northern Colorado? Please let us know - we would love to list on our website!