For 40 years, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has worked to ensure that the 16 cities, counties and towns in our community have a forum to discuss issues that cross their political boundaries, identify shared opportunities and challenges, and develop collaborative strategies for action. These intercommunity relationships underpin the concept of regionalism and the mission of PPACG.
The PPACG Area Agency on Aging works to develop an area-wide system of coordinated and comprehensive services for older adults in the Pikes Peak Region, designed to enable them to maintain as much independence as possible.
The AAA’s work includes:
- Senior information and assistance, including the annual “Yellow Book,” a comprehensive directory of older-adult services
- Case management for older adults who need guidance and support to live independently in their own homes
- Homemaker Vouchers to fund help with daily activities while they recover from an illness or to help with chores that have become a road block for them remaining comfortably in their own homes
- Assistance with Medicaid applications for long-term care programs, pharmaceuticals, dental care and emergency funds
- Family Caregiver Support, which provides resource identification and education for individuals caring for family members or friends over the age of 60, including coaching, respite vouchers, a support group, and classes on coping with the stresses of caregiving and providing appropriate physical care to loved ones.
- Senior Insurance Assistance, including help with applications for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and plan selection
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman, advocates and mediators ensuring that patients in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and assisted-living facilities receive ethical care and treatment