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.
AARP Driver Safety
This program is offered quarterly and designed to meet the needs and challenges of older motorists. A nominal fee is charged and paid to AARP. Sign up in advance at the Center or call us at (970) 668-2940.
Ask a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)A CFP is at the Center the 2nd Monday of every month to answer financial and retirement questions for you. To make an appointment, call (970) 668-2940 or email us.
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.
Our one on one care navigation program provides consultation to help clients manage their needs, understand the resources available to them, and receive assistance with application processes.
Kirstie McFadden, MSW, LCSW, and Liz Crandall, MA provides free care navigation services for low income seniors.They assist seniors and their families with accessing community resources and determining eligibility for public benefits. Contact us 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 or email us.
DancingLine Dancing and Square Dancing is offered at the Center. For more information, contact us 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 at (970) 668-2952 for more information.
Exercise ClassesThere are several different exercise classes offered at our Center on a weekly basis. Call our front desk (970) 668-2940 for dates and times or email us.
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. To learn more about fire prevention online, read the National Fire Protection Association's Home Safety Checklist.
Free Balance ScreeningsThese screenings are at the Center. Balance is an important quality for older adults to improve balance, increase core strength, enhance coordination and align posture at these sessions. Or schedule a Fall Risk Screening by calling (970) 668-2940.
In Home AssistanceThere are several organizations that offer In Home Assistance. Call our front desk (970) 668-2940 for this information or email us.
Volunteers are available for those who need transportation to medical appointments. Two weeks’ advance notice is requested. Contact our front desk at 668-2940 or email us.
Trained volunteers are available once a month to assist in answering your questions about Medicare. To schedule an appointment, please call (970) 668-2940 or email us.
Nutrition ServicesWe offer in house lunches and Monday Night Dinner as well as Meals on Wheels. Our goal is to provide nutritionally balanced meals for all aspects of our Mountain Meals Program.
- Monday Night Dinner is a social event with Happy Half Hour starting at 5:30pm and dinner served at 6:00pm.
- Tuesday and Thursday Lunches at noon are also social events but on a smaller scale with a more intimate crowd. There is a suggested donation for lunches and is based on a sliding scale.
- Meals on Wheels provide nutrition for home bound individuals. We recruit and train volunteers to deliver meals and do welfare checks to our clients.
- For more information on any of our nutrition programs or to sign up, contact our front desk at (970) 668-2940 or email us.
Phone TreeWe have a volunteer phone tree set up for seniors who live alone and would like check in calls. For more information, call (970) 668-2940.
Public Notary ServicesLorie Williams is able to notarize important documents for you at the Senior Center. Please call 668-2940 to schedule an appointment.
Summit Medical Center offers lab tests (blood count, chemistry panel, lipid panel, PSA, and thyroid screening) at a significant savings. Forms are available at the Senior Center.