Who We Are
Vintage is the Alpine region’s aging expert – ensuring that all of us have access to the supports, services, and resources we need when we’re older. We also provide deep content expertise to ensure our communities and providers meet those needs as well.
Our services include transportation, dental/vision assistance, case management, nutrition programs, caregiver support, in-home services, evidence-based health programs, volunteerism, educational programs, and more! We serve Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Routt, and Summit counties in Northwest Colorado.
Please watch the two minute video above for a few words from the Director on Vintage
Ship MedicareThe State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP) empowers, educates, and assists Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits. During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, (October 15 – December 7), beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare coverage. This is always a busy time of year for the SHIP program, as beneficiaries often ask SHIP counselors for help finding a new plan and understanding their options. Learn More
Caregiver ProgramsVintage receives federal funds to provide various supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible. Services include information and referral, financial assistance, individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training, and a volunteer respite care program. Studies have shown that these services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress as well as enable caregivers to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care. Learn More
Transportation Voucher ProgramOne vital component that enables older adults to remain in their homes is mobility. Many older adults rely heavily on community-based transportation programs, like Vintage’s voucher transportation program which provides financial assistance for self-drive mileage reimbursement and paid transportation services. Learn More
In-Home Services ProgramVintage identified in-home services as one of the top needs for older adults to remain in their community of choice. For that reason, the in-home voucher program was created to provide financial assistance for those needing personal care, in-home services, and chores completed. The number of clients receiving in-home vouchers has increased 65% in one year and the benefit was increased by an additional $500 to meet the demand. Learn More
Dental & Vision Voucher ProgramsVintage provides financial assistance through a voucher program for dental and vision needs, which are generally not covered under Medicare or Medicaid. The dental voucher program provides up to $500 for dental needs and $150 for vision needs. Vintage also provides funding for eligible clients through the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Older Adults. Learn More
Long Term Care OmbudsmanLong Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility, residents’ rights, what to do to get quality care and they are trained to resolve problems. If requested, the Ombudsman can assist you with complaints, but unless you give the Ombudsman permission to share your concerns, these matters are kept confidential. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long-term care system. Learn More
The Regional Transportation Coordinating Council (RTCC) was formed in 2010 after a study on the growing older adult population in our region identified gaps in services. One of the priority gaps was transportation, not just within a particular county, but in the public transportation options available to travel across county boundaries to access healthcare facilities and other services. While the initial efforts focused primarily on older adults, it is widely known that what is good for older adults is good for everyone. The RTCC acknowledges the challenges faced by older adults are also faced by veterans, people with limited income, and individuals with disabilities.Learn More
NWCCOG Region 12 Team
Vintage Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Vintage Dental & Vision Voucher Programs
Vintage In-Home Services Program
Vintage Transportation Voucher Program
Vintage Caregiver Programs
Vintage Ship Medicare
Published in March 2020, report provides context sections and outlines ideal local regulations for more accessible homes, provides a list of actions for local implementation, and pullout sections with overview for each of 7 counties. Report was written by Mary Kenyon of Impact Marketing Aspen and was funded jointly through Vintage and DOLA COG-cycle grant with the purpose of highlighting the importance of older adults to the workforce, and that both public and private housing projects can and should tailor interior details to be aging-friendly. Age friendly housing is not just about medically supervised continuum of care facilities. Hard Copies still available.