AARP ElderWatch is a partnership between the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the AARP Foundation. Other partners include the Better Business Bureaus serving Colorado and County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. AARP ElderWatch is designed to operate as a clearinghouse for complaints, educational information, and training materials dealing with the financial exploitation of elderly Coloradans. If you are a senior (or are helping a senior) and you believe that you may have been a victim of a fraud or a scam, you should contact AARP ElderWatch at:
Phone (metro Denver): (303) 222-4444
303 E. 17th Avenue Suite 210
Denver, CO 80203
AARP ElderWatch is a joint project of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the AARP Foundation. Designed as a statewide clearinghouse to stop the financial exploitation of Colorado’s senior population, AARP ElderWatch is the cornerstone of the Action Plan developed at a Senior Summit that took place in September 1999.
AARP ElderWatch is a statewide network connecting law enforcement agencies, adult protective services and other interested groups. Information about scams, and training and educational materials are disseminated throughout Colorado. AARP ElderWatch also collects data on incidents of financial exploitation, providing information on the scope of this problem. This data allows training and educational materials to be targeted to specific scams or to specific seniors. This data also allows law enforcement resources to be focused on the most egregious problems.
Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 722-0300
Fax: (303) 722-0720
322 N. 8th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 241-6371
Fax: (970) 241-5329
The Legal Center tries to help people with disabilities and older people in Colorado by using the legal system to protect and promote their rights through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis. Founded in 1976, The Legal Center offers all of the federally-mandated Protection and Advocacy Programs for people with disabilities in Colorado as well as The Client Assistance Program, the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program and the Legal Assistance Developer Program for Older People. Offices are located in both Denver and Grand Junction with attorneys and advocates specializing in disability and elder law. They give priority to providing services not available through any other organization, and to people least able to advocate for themselves.
The Legal Center’s staff helps people with disabilities learn how to be their own advocate to gain access to resources such as housing, public accommodations, services, education and assistive technology. They also educate consumers through their many consumer-oriented publications, through group training, and through one on one coaching.