SRDA– Your One Stop Shop in Pueblo County - Helping Pueblo’s Older Adults Live with Confidence and Dignity



For more information about the author, click to view their website: SRAD

Posted on

May 24, 2024


Colorado - Southern Colorado

The Senior Resource Development Agency in Pueblo exists to serve the needs of the older adult population in Pueblo County and Southern Colorado. As indicated by the umbrella in our logo, we strive to serve as a community hub of services specifically for the older adults in our area.

The program that specifically covers the service area of the Senior Blue Book is our 211 Program. Anyone can simply dial 211 on their phone and one of the helpful Service Specialists can guide you to any community resources available for your specific needs.

Are you an older person in Pueblo County and looking for a place to live? SRDA partners with the Housing Authority of Pueblo and if you need senior housing, please contact Housing Authority of Pueblo and make an appointment to fill out an application.  There is great demand for senior housing, so if you think you may need this service, contact the Housing Authority as soon as possible.

Taking pride in one’s home is a basic human desire and as we age, sometimes we are no longer able to do some of the chores that keep our houses and properties neat and tidy. SRDA’s HELP Program has help for adults that have difficulty doing indoor chores, such as cleaning, changing bed linens, preparing meals, and grocery shopping.  We also have a team that does yard work and chores to keep the outside of your house cleaned up. All service providers are background checked and insured, so you and your belongings feel safe with a provider on your property.

Other services at SRDA include:

-Transportation to Medical Appointments

-Meals on Wheels and Community Meals

-Recreation at the Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center

-Tax Preparation Services

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Carma Loontjer, Development Director for SRDA. You can contact Carma at (719) 553-3422 or by email at

Other Articles You May Like

Why Choose a Place at Home Pueblo?

A Place At Home Pueblo (APAHP) is committed to offering compassionate care tailored to meet the individual needs of seniors. We believe in providing care that allows seniors to remain in their homes comfortably and safely.1.         Experienced Ownership: With 40 years of experience in senior care, the owner understands the unique needs of seniors and is committed to delivering exceptional care.2.         Comprehensive Services: From personal care to household tasks and medical support, we offer a wide range of services catered to the diverse needs of our clients.3.         Qualified Staff: APAHP hires certified and trained professionals who provide non-skilled senior care with compassion and professionalism.4.         Flexibility: Whether seniors need assistance for a few hours a day or require 24/7 care, APAHP offers flexible care plans to accommodate varying needs.APAHP is a trustworthy and reliable home care agency dedicated to supporting seniors in maintaining their independence and quality of life. If you or your loved ones are seeking non-skilled senior care services in Pueblo and Fremont counties, APAHP is an excellent choice.  Submitted by Bambi Creek, owner of A Place at Home. She may be reached at 719-561-1111 or by email at

The Purpose of Arikare

Arikare was conceived to enhance the lives of people. We specialize in senior care to help people stay in the comfort of their home. We provide companionship, rides to appointments, patient advocacy when a family member cant attend medical appointments and procedures. What began as a journey of helping family members, we saw the need in our community for a different kind of care. We are considered a home care placement agency under state standards in which we match you with caregivers to start and maintain healthy relationships. Arikare was created right here in Pueblo with the help of Mrs. Agatha Jackson in 2013. We officially started serving Pueblo and surrounding areas in 2015. Our mission is to provide quality non-medical care to our community. The goal of Arikare is to partner with the client and their family to help meet the physical and emotional needs of patients. By providing quality non-medical services, we are meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are continuously monitoring our services to do well by doing good. Editors Note: This article was written by Erika Hatchett-Plascencia with Arikare Homecare Placement Services. For more information she may be reached at 719-369-6035 or by email at

Big Changes for Medicare in 2025

Some years the annual enrollment period brings little change and plans stay relatively the same as the year prior. The annual enrollment period this year will not be one of those calm years. We are expecting to see a lot of change as multiple Medicare reforms are implemented. One of the biggest changes will be to prescription drug coverage. The Inflation Reduction Act will cap the annual out-of-pocket costs for those with Medicare Part D to $2000 annually. Additionally, the Part D Redesign will change the requirements placed on plans for the number of drugs covered per category in the drug formulary, prior authorization requirements and the availability of interchangeable prescriptions that become available midyear.We will also see plans reacting to multiple other changes affecting how they operate, services provided, reimbursement rates and more. These changes have been called reform and redesign, but the main reason plans will be affected is the broad scope of the changes and the multiple areas affected in one year. There will be changes to the prescriptions covered, changes to copays for procedures, maximum out of pockets and to the providers and hospitals in your plans network. Every year the plans are required to send you an annual notice of change outlining what has changed from the current year to the next year. It can be tempting to ignore those notices. During the annual enrollment period, I encourage you to read through the plan changes, gather your list of healthcare providers, your list of current medications and your list of preferred hospitals and contact your local agent or the carrier directly to review your coverage for next year.If you need assistance reviewing your plan or are struggling to find a plan that meets your needs, feel free to contact AIS Medicare & More at 719-404-3202 to be connected to an agent near you. Our services are provided at no cost to you. For more information visit: Editors Note: This article was submitted by Jolynn Allen, with AIS Medicare & More.  She may be reached at 719-404-3202.