Older Americans Act Funds Much Needed Services


Pikes Peak Area Agency On Aging (PPAAA)

Posted on

Mar 14, 2023


Colorado - Colorado Springs

The Older Americans Act established in 1965 continues to provide funding to a wide range of services that prevent unnecessary nursing home placement, promote healthy aging and help people age with independence and dignity where they want to live, in their home and communities. In the Pikes Peak region, El Paso, Teller and Park counties’ funds are administered through the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging. The OAA helps millions of older adults each year by providing in-home supportive services that assist them to bathe, get dressed and maintain a clean safe home. It provides transportation services to keep people engaged in the community and 19 other services like family caregiver support and vision services. The PPAAA also houses the State Health Insurance Program, providing no-cost insurance counseling for those with questions.

Services are coordinated through a state four-year plan. The PPAAA is updating the regional part of the plan for 2023.  The full plan can be accessed on the Pikes Peak Area Council of Government’s website. Highlights will address affordable housing, mental health, equity, workforce, caregiver supports and transportation resources. 

Services to explore this year include the PPAAA’s Retirement Series with Ent Credit Union, Family Caregiver Support Center’s lending library and the support of the Ombudsmen.  Additional resources can be explored at ppacg.org/aging and Aging with Altitude podcast at https://studio809podcasts.com/aging-with-altitude/ 


Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Melissa Marts, Program Development Administrator, Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging. She may be reached at, 719-471-2096.

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A service of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG)/Area Agency on Aging (AAA).  Serving El Paso, Teller and Park counties. The primary goal of the Senior Information and Assistance Center (SIAC) is to provide accurate information on the availability of services for older adults and their caregivers, that help older adults achieve their long-term goals of maintaining independence. Call us when you need quick and direct access to resources. We have an extensive database of services we can use to connect you with the organizations that are best suited to help you.  Direct Services we provide include Case Management, Family Caregiver Support Center, Ombudsmen, State Health Insurance Program (SHIP).  We also have our podcast Aging with Altitude https://studio809podcasts.com/aging-with-altitude/

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