Prescriptions and Medical costs: One-time help with the cost of prescriptions, medical, vision, or dental needs for those who are uninsured, or whose insurance does not cover what you need.Housing and Utilities: Housing Counseling and emergency financial assistance for those struggling to make rent, utility, or mortgage payments.
Contact FIRC for an appointment for financial help with prescriptions, medical, housing or utility assistance at 970-262-3888.
Food and Clothing: Extra help with food through our food pantry, and vouchers to our thrift store for clothing needs, for those who are low-income or struggling to afford what you need. Food bank and thrift store vouchers are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at the FIRC Office from 12:30 -2:30 p.m. If you are unable to come during those hours, please make an appointment.
The Summit County Community and Senior Center offers a wide variety of services Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – FridayPhone:970-668-2940
Location: Address: 0083 Nancy’s Place, CR 1014 Frisco, CO 80443
Website: Summit County Senior Center
Medical Transportation Volunteers are available for those in need of medical transportation to appointments. Two weeks advance notice is requested. Call (970) 668-2940 for more information.
Nutrition & Meals Programs
- Monday night dinners are offered each week at 5:30 PM. Cost is $6.00 for Summit County Senior Citizen (SCSC) members; $8.00 for non-members. Call (970) 668-2940 for reservations by 9am on Monday.
- Tuesday/Thursday lunches are offered each week at noon. Cost is $2.50 to $4.00 based on sliding scale. Please call to reserve (970) 668-2940.
- Meal deliveries are available for the home bound. To set up meal delivery, call Mary Jane at (970) 485-0641 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durable Medical Equipment:
Short term loans of medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) is available through Timberline Adult Day Services for a nominal donation. Call Candace (970) 668-2952.
Medicare Counseling Private consultation with a trained Medicare counselor is available monthly, no charge. Call (970) 668-2940 to sign up.
Care Navigation Assistance is available for seniors age 55+ who need help navigating the health care system, or guidance with finding community resources and care services. Please call the Senior Center (970) 668-2940.
Ask a Lawyer Free consultation with a lawyer is offered bi-monthly at the Senior Center’s noon lunch. Call (970) 668-2940 for more info.
Ask a Certified Financial Planner Monthly opportunity to speak with a certified Financial Planner preceding the Monday night dinner. (970) 668-2940 for info.
Computer Classes Computer assistance and classes are offered weekly for Summit County’s seniors, donations are welcome. Call (970) 668-2940 to sign up.
Resource Library Information is available on Health & Wellness, Care Giving, Memory Loss/Alzheimer’s, Financial Planning, and End of Life.
The Summit County Department of Health and Human Services offers the following services:
Location: Department of Social Services Medical Offices Building (next to the hospital), 360 Peak One Drive, Suite 230 Frisco
Food Assistance Monthly assistance with grocery costs for low-income individuals
Old Age Pension The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides assistance and health care benefits for low-income adults aged 60 or older. Cash payments raise the elder’s income from other sources to $604 per month. Some medical coverage is provided as well.
LEAP energy assistance for low-income households, program operates between November and April. Website: https://peak.state.co.us/selfservice/ The Colorado Peak website allows you to check your eligibility for a variety of state and federal programs, and you can even apply for some of these programs.