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, options counseling, nutrition programs, caregiver support, respite services, evidence-based health programs, volunteerism, and educational programs. We serve Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, and Summit counties in Northwest Colorado.

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Services

Ship Medicare

The 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 Programs

Vintage 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 Program

One 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 Program

Vintage 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 Programs

Vintage 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 Ombudsman

Long 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

RSVP Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recruits and places volunteers at community-based organizations throughout Eagle County. RSVP provides opportunities for volunteers ages 55 and over, helps meet the critical needs of communities by mobilizing thousands of hours of volunteer service, and strengthens public and nonprofit agencies by matching skilled volunteers with vital programs and services.Learn More

Erin Fisher

Director
Erin Fisher is the Director of Vintage. Erin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Berry College and a master’s degree in gerontology from Georgia State University. She enjoys skiing, stand up paddleboarding, hiking 14ers, traveling, and watching SEC college football when she’s not working with older adults and their families.

Success Story

Vintage Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

According to a September 2020 AARP report, experts, resident advocates, and those with loved ones on the inside long term care facilities say that the COVID lockdown is fueling a mental health crisis that's amplifying the devastating impacts of the pandemic on the long-term care industry. Even before the pandemic, social isolation and loneliness were…

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Vintage Dental & Vision Voucher Programs

One recipient of Vintage Dental & Vision Voucher Programs recipient recently had an abscessed molar that they did not want to have pulled. This person was missing molars on both sides of the mouth, so this molar is crucial to being able to chew. Due to underlying health issues, the abscessed molar put this person…

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Vintage In-Home Services Program

One recipient of the In-Home Services Program stated this year that “having been a caretaker for elderly before, I know how important it is for people to stay in their own homes. Without finding this would be impossible. I would like to stay in my home and without these resources, it would be nearly impossible.”

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Vintage Transportation Voucher Program

One recipient who uses the Transportation Voucher Program for mileage reimbursement has a health condition which limits the type of food she eats. Due to her rural location, she has to travel more than an hour each way to purchase food at a grocery store with a larger selection to meet her needs and for…

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Vintage Caregiver Programs

One of Summit County’s caregivers recently said that Vintage’s Caregiver Program “…gives us, caregivers, the sense that we are appreciated and support is given for respite. Thank you.”

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Vintage Ship Medicare

One Vintage SHIP counseling recipient said of the program in 2020, “I needed to have my heart medication refilled. It was in January and the co-pay for the medicine was more than I could afford. The organization that I contacted paid the co-pay and I was able to get my heart medicine, keeping me from…

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.