Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins would like to provide information on additional community resources that may benefit homebound individuals.
Elder Abuse and Protection
Adult Protective Services: Adult Protective Services responds to reports of the mistreatment or neglect of at-risk adults who are, due to age or disability, unable to advocate for themselves. Services include risk assessment, crisis resolution, individual and family counseling around protective issues, referral to and coordination with service providers, financial management, guardianships and conservatorships, placement, and care coordination.
Reports may be made to Adult Protective Services Intake at 970-498-7770 during both regular business hours and after hours. Reports may be faxed at any time to 970-498-6995. For after hours emergency, call local law enforcement or 911.
AARP ElderWatch (elder fraud assistance): AARP ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado Attorney General and the AARP Foundation. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection and the provision of assistance. Contact ElderWatch at 1-800-222-4444, option 2.
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Telephone: (970) 221-6644
The Fort Collins Senior Center was recognized in the top 12 by the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers for 2008 and 2009. The center was awarded National Accreditation in 2003 and 2009. Of 15,000 centers in the U.S., fewer than 200 receive this distinction; the Senior Center is one of only two in Colorado. The Fort Collins Senior Center provides a focal point for programs and services for aging adults and their families:
- 25-yard, 4-lane pool
- 10-person spa
- Jog/walk track
- Multi-use area with stage
- Art rooms
- Kitchen and lounge
- Media center and library
- Community gardens
Hunger Free Colorado
Call the statewide Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626, Monday through Friday, to get connected to food resources via phone or an in-home visit. All calls are kept confidential, and messages left after-hours will be returned the next business day.
For those with hearing loss, call Relay Colorado toll-free at 7-1-1 or (800) 659-2656.
Learn more at www.hungerfreecolorado.org
Dial-A-Ride: Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using Transfort, the City’s fixed-route bus service. For Dial-A-Ride reservations and eligibility, please call (970) 224-6066.
Senior Alternatives in Transportation (SAINT) is a local non-profit agency providing personal transportation to people 60 years old and older, and people with disabilities that prevent them from driving. SAINT operates through the efforts of volunteers who donate their time and the use of their vehicles to help make a difference in the lives of those who cannot drive. To enroll in the SAINT program and schedule rides please call (970)-223-8645.