ANNOUNCEMENTS

Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 
Join us for networking and a presentation from a fellow SRC Member.

Thursdays 4 pm – 5 pm 

Would you like to present? Please let us know!

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. 

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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

When people call 2-1-1, they will be prompted by an automated system to select a vaccine
provider from a list of options. They will then be transferred to that provider. Callers also will
have the option to speak with one of 2-1-1’s trained call takers, who will be able to answer
general questions about the vaccine. For specific medical advice, community members are
asked to call their primary care physician.
 
2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual referral hotline staffed by trained information
specialists from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. PPUW’s six 2-1-1 staff members serve callers in 12 Colorado counties, including El Paso and Teller counties.
 
To learn more about who is in which phase, and how to receive a vaccine, visit

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

PPACG is hiring a Military Planning Program Manager. Job description can be found by clicking the link below.
 
PPACG is the parent organization of the PPAAA, one of its programs.

Caregiver Pampering Day

It’s coming!   Save the date for May 1, 2021
Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging will host its 18th Annual Caregiver Pampering Day on May 1, 2021.
 
Registration and more details will be available on PPAAA’s website on March 5th. Be watching! 
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Support Groups for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association support groups meet on an ongoing basis and are for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The groups are facilitated by volunteers who are screened, trained, and supervised by the Alzheimer’s Association. These groups are a safe place to receive support for the difficult journey of dementia.
 
Due to an abundance of caution during COVID-19, ALL support groups are held in a VIRTUAL and INTERACTIVE format through an application on your computer, tablet, or smart phone called Zoom. A call-in option is also available for each group.
 
Support groups are for family members or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia at any stage of the disease. No cost to attend.
 
We host both general and specialized groups.
 
SPECIALIZED GROUPS are offered for the variety of needs specific to particular types of dementia and caregiving scenarios. Please note, caregivers may attend any group that best meets their needs.
 
  • 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
 
To register or for more information:

Regional Education Programs

 Alzheimer’s Association educational programs are for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia at any stage of the disease. The groups are facilitated by staff and volunteers who are screened, trained and supervised by the Alzheimer’s Association. No cost to attend.
 
Due to an abundance of caution during COVID-19, ALL support groups are held in a VIRTUAL and INTERACTIVE format through an application on your computer, tablet, or smart phone called Zoom. A call-in option is also available for each group. 
 
To register or for more information:

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