PPACG serves as the Area Agency on Aging for El Paso, Park and Teller counties and provides programs and services for older adults and their caregivers.
In a time of rapid growth of the 60-plus population, the services of the Area Agency on Aging continue to save government dollars by giving older adults what they most desire—the ability to live independently in their own homes and avoid costly institutionalization.
Despite the growing need and stagnant funding, PPACG continues to expand these services. From increasing the coverage area for rural home-delivered meals to producing specialized publications for vision-impaired older adults, the agency is working toward its overarching goal of becoming a trusted source for information, assistance, and referral in the Pikes Peak region.
The Area Agency on Aging funds these services through the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) and the State of Colorado. A person must be 60 years of age or older to be eligible for a service provided by the Older Americans Act (OAA). Some exceptions apply for specific cases. There is no fee charged for services and no one is denied services because of an inability to pay. Donations, however, are encouraged, and for most programs there is a recommended contribution rate. Income from donations provides an important source of ongoing funds to continue the services.
Click here to download a PDF of our brochure describing AAA programs and services.
Each year the Area Agency on Aging publishes the Senior Information Directory (the "Yellow Book"), which offers information on more than 700 services for older adults in El Paso, Park and Teller counties. The guide contains information on adult day care, elder abuse prevention, home-delivered meals, legal services and many other resources. For a copy of the Yellow Book, contact the PPACG AAA Senior Information and Assistance Hotline at 719-471-2096.
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