Senior Services, under the Department of Human Services, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults by providing County-wide leadership, direct services as needed, information and referral, networking, advocacy and collaboration for adult protection.
The department serves as a focal point where older adults receive valuable services and participate in activities which enhance dignity, support independence and self-sufficiency, and encourage involvement in the community keeping the quality of life at optimum levels and avoiding premature institutionalization.
In Southern El Paso County, transportation assistance is available to eligible individuals living in Fountain, Widefield, Security, Stratmoor Valley, Stratmoor Hills, Fort Carson and south of Drennan Road. In Eastern El Paso County transportation is available for those residing in Falcon, Ellicott, Rush, Yoder, Peyton and Calhan. For more information please call 719-520-6470.
Who is Eligible for Transportation
Any person age 60 and over or those who are non-elderly disabled (confined to a wheelchair) who live in Southern and Eastern El Paso County. General public passengers under sixty are allowed to ride our vehicles as caregivers or escorts of the eligible population that we serve. Some services eligible for those aged 55 and over, please contact Fountain Valley Senior Services for more information 719-520-6472.
Services provided include:
Calhan Senior Services operates every other Wednesday with a hot meal program served at noon at the 'Swink Hall' located on the County Fairgrounds in Calhan. Cost of the meal is $2.25 and is available to anyone age 55 and over. Meals are cooked on site, are homemade, and are delicious!
Transportation for those living in Eastern El Paso County is available Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Monday. Reservations are needed for transportation and can be made by calling Jean Gaddy at 347-2221. (Age 60 and older criteria applies to transportation only in Calhan.)
Send any concerns or comments to: DennisCrosser@elpasoco.com