SCCOG AAA offers transportation assistance for medical appointments and personal errands in Huerfano and Las Animas County. Our services include trips to Pueblo. SCCOG transit department is currently contracted to provide rides to all AAA registered consumers. There is no charge to ride at the time you get on the bus, however donation letters with instructions will be sent monthly for suggested donation of $1.50 per one way ride to consumers’ homes. Donations should be sent to SCCOG administrative office in Trinidad. All AAA riders must be registered in AAA and Transit programs for donation rides to apply.
All rides must be scheduled with SCCOG Transit Dispatch at (719) 845-1127 at least 24 hours in advance of your trip. Please see Transit tab on our website for more information.
SCCOG AAA offers short-term in-home care assistance for homemaker and/or personal care. Respite services are also available for family members caring for loved ones. In-home services are provided to assist older frail persons and enabled them to remain in their own homes with a maximum degree of independence. Eligible consumers cannot be covered by any insurance or any home care assistance program. SCCOG Care Services of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties are contracted to provide these services on AAA approval. Please see Care Services tab on our website for more information.
Material Aid Assistance
SCCOG AAA offers material aid assistance for up to $250 for choice of vision, dental, or hearing services as funds are available. Eligible consumers are able to receive one award in a 12-month period.
Visually Impaired Assistance
SCCOG AAA offers assistance for visually impaired items through a State grant. Awards are given as funds are available.
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
In Trinidad, SCCOG AAA partners with Mt. Carmel Center to offer Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Osteoarthritis classes at Mt. Carmel and Sayre Senior Center; and with Mt. San Raphael Hospital to offer Stepping On which is a fall prevention class. These classes are offered at no cost and suggested donation of $5 for class session is requested. In Walsenburg, SCCOG AAA promotes LiveWell’s Senior exercise class offered Tuesday and Thursday at Washington Underground. These classes currently are offered at no cost.
SCCOG AAA partners with the Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department to offer monthly screening at all four congregate sites, Corazon Square in Trinidad, and at local health department.
Elder Abuse Awareness
Each year many seniors are abused, neglected, or exploited. SCCOG AAA partners with local Department of Human Services to provide elder abuse awareness. We want people to know how to report and that it is important to report any abuse. We provide information and sponsor an annual shredding event for seniors to dispose of their personal papers safely and securely.
Care and Share
SCCOG AAA administers Care and Share food boxes in Trinidad on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds.
For more information see staff page or call (719) 845-1133 ext. 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org