Local & National Resources

We have provided a list of resources both locally to South Metro's district and Nationally that can give you answers to questions you may not have even known you had.

Look around these pages to find resources and educational information. 

Don't know where to start? Start here.

Denver Regional Council of Governments 

DRCOG is a planning organization in the areas of:
1. Transportation and Personal Mobility
2. Growth and Development
3. Aging and Disability Resources

Talk to one of DRCOG's Resource Specialists for a human element to navigating what services are available to you!
Visit DRCOG Agency on Aging Website

National Institute on Aging

NIA leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Visit National Institute on Aging Website

Area Specific Resources

Being a caregiver can be an isolating and even depressing experience... But there's help with the PEARLS program.

If you’re a caregiver age 60 or older who has been feeling depressed, isolated, frustrated or lonely, the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, known as PEARLS, can help. The program offers six to eight one-on-one in-home coaching sessions to help care- givers reduce mild to moderate depression and build healthier, happier, more active lives.

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Do not fall victim to a scammer! 

Seniors are a target for scammers because they typically have savings, and unfortunately, they tend to be more trusting. Senior citizens grew up in a time where you could take a person at his or her word...

Times have unfortunately changed. Now, the scammers have caught on to the senior’s trusting nature, and they prey on this. 

Scam Protection -
DougCo Sheriff Dept

"Scammers will always tell you they are a company, person, or entity and that the issue they are having is related to you. For example, “this is your bank calling to notify you that we noticed some potentially fraudulent activity on your account…” That is all we need to safely verify the accusation. DO NOT reply to that email or phone call. End the conversation and follow these tips below..."

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Consumer Protection - Colo Attorney Gen. 

"Whether combating scammers attempting to concoct elaborate investment schemes, bait-and-switch advertising, unscrupulous lenders, or fraud on older Coloradans, Consumer Protection Section is devoted to keeping Coloradans safe."

Click the link below for more resources. 

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Miscellaneous Resources

- Food and Nutritional Services: Meals on Wheels

- Emergency Housing: The Mission; Volunteers of America

- Nonemergent Medical Transport: Health First

- Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado

South Metro Fire Rescue does not endorse or imply these listed resources are better than any others that might be available. SMFR is only compiling a list for our older adult community's convenience.