Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursdays 4 pm – 5 pm
General Membership Meeting April 21, 2021; 8:30-9:30 am
Join us to hear Jarrett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on Aging, Office of Governor Jared Polis.
Save the Date! Joe Henjum Senior Accolades
Wednesday, June 23, 2021; 4:30-7:30
Stay Tuned for Registration and Sponsorship Information.
Now Accepting Nominations.
PHASES 1A,1.B.1, 1.B.2, 1.B.3 and 1.B.4 in effect.
PHASE 2 (age 16 and older) to begin April 2
EPC Public Health has launched a new interactive online mapping tool to help eligible residents locate a vaccine provider in our community. Individuals can search for an address or locate one on a map of nearby providers. This is a great tool for finding the closest or most convenient vaccine provider.
Gov. Polis announced on Monday, March 29 that the state will move to Phase 2 of its vaccination distribution timeline this Friday, April 2. Phase 2 is the last phase of the timeline and expands eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to the general public (age 16 and older).
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System announced they have opened up COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to all enrolled veterans, regardless of age or health conditions. COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at clinics in Alamosa, Aurora, Burlington, Colorado Springs, Golden, La Junta, and Pueblo. Currently enrolled veterans may schedule a vaccine appointment when checking in at their next VA appointment or call 888-336-8262 (open 24/7). For more information please visit the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System website
The Colorado Springs Telemundo affiliate is airing a 30 minute special, “Preguntas y Respuestas” or “Questions and Answers” to speak to the vaccine, address any concerns and help people get connected with the vaccine. Please tune in to our local Telemundo channel (KRDO-13-2) on Friday, April 2, 5 p.m.
Remember there is a vaccine text line to find contact info on preferred vaccine providers. Users can text “vaccine” (English) or “vacuna” (Spanish) to 667873
Transportation to get a vaccine – contact EPC’s transportation hotline – (719) 600-2221 – they are helping to provide free rides to and from appointments Mon.-Sat. for approximately 12 hours each day.
Pikes Peak United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline to serve as vaccine information hub
Transparent Masks Are STILL Available!
The Independence Center is giving away FREE transparent masks for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The masks were funded from a grant through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Masks are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Feel free to contact Carrie Cobun-Stark or Michele Chamberlain at the Independence Center for additional information! The Independence Center’s main number is 719 471-8181.
Job opening: PPACG
Caregiver Pampering Day
Support Groups for Caregivers
- Veterans Caregivers
- Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers
- Grieving through Dementia: A support group to discuss anticipatory grief
- Younger Onset Caregivers
- New Beginnings : A support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one
- Adult Children Caregiver Group: A support group for children car-ing for aging parents
- Men’s Caregiver Group
- Adult Children Caregiver Group: A support group for children caring for aging parents
- Women’s Caregiver Group
- Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Group
- Sandwich Generation Caregiver Group: A support group for those raising children and caring for an elder with dementia
Regional Education Programs
- visit www.alz.org/crf
- call the 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900