Summit County Senior Services & Resources
Summit County government provides a wide array of resources and services for local seniors, including assistance with health-related needs and legal services.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and at-risk adults. At-risk adults are 18 years or older and are at risk of abuse and neglect because they are unable to perform tasks or set up services for their own safety, or they lack capacity to make responsible decisions. Reports are confidential. The program is administered through Summit County Human Services Department, (970) 668-9160.
Ask a Lawyer
This is your opportunity to meet for free with an attorney to discuss legal issues in a private, 10-minute appointment. Offered every other month at the Senior Center, please call (970) 668-2940 for dates & times.
Kirstie Taylor, MSW, LCSW, is available to provide resource and referral services for seniors in Summit County. To receive Care Navigator services call Kirstie directly at (970)389-5368 or call the Senior Center at (970) 668-2940 for a referral.
Caregiver Support Group
This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. Walk-ins are always welcome. Those who have a friend or family member for whom they are caring, or who are experiencing any form of memory loss, are encouraged to come get support and resources to assist them. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (970) 668-2940.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Timberline Adult Day Services, located in the Community & Senior Center, has a selection of DME available as short-term loaners for folks recovering from surgical procedures or for rehab. DME includes walkers, crutches, commodes, wheelchairs and more. A donation to Timberline is encouraged. Please call Candace Barnes at (970) 668-2952 for more information.
Fire and Fall Prevention
Summit County has partnered with Lake Dillon Fire Rescue to provide education, outreach and training to local seniors about preventing fires and falls in the home. Our skilled trainers can work with you individually to identify fire-prevention and fall-prevention measures and behaviors that you can implement today. To set up a session with a trainer, or to learn about becoming a volunteer trainer for others, call (970) 668-2940 or email CandSC@summitcountyco.gov. To learn more about fire prevention online, read the National Fire Protection Association's Home Safety Checklist
Volunteers are available for those who need transportation to medical appointments. Two weeks’ advance notice is requested. Contact Rob Rumrill at 668-2941.
Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare. To schedule an appointment, please call (970) 668-2940.