Aging Clinic of the Rockies Colorado State University

Aging Clinic of the Rockies


Who can I can I call to get more information or make an appointment? 

Call the Aging Clinic of the Rockies at (970) 491-6795

Senior Peer Counseling

The Aging Clinic of the Rockies' Senior Peer Counseling program seeks to help older adults in Larimer County by connecting them with trained paraprofessionals, who are also seniors. As older adults themselves, peer counselors are often able to understand and connect with clients’ experiences in unique and meaningful ways.

Although there are many positive aspects of aging, there can also be common difficulties including sadness, worry, loneliness, physical illness and disability, cognitive decline, and grief and loss. Peer counseling can often improve the quality of life and well-being of older adults through social connection, emotional support, and companionship. Senior peer counselors are warm, respectful, and kind, men and women over the age of 60, who trained and supervised by mental health professionals.

If you are interested in volunteering as a peer counselor or getting more information about counseling services, please call Aging Clinic of the Rockies at (970) 491-6795!

Caregiver Support Program

The Aging Clinic of the Rockies is proud to offer specialized services in the form of individual counseling to family caregivers of older adults. Thanks to our partnership with the Larimer County Office on Aging, with funding primarily through the Older Americans Act, we are able to offer up to 8 counseling sessions AT NO COST to clients.  To qualify, caregivers must be caring for an adult age 60 and older; in the case of early-onset dementia there is no minimum age requirement.  The caregiver does not need to live with the care recipient, but the recipient may not be living in an assisted living or long-term care facility. 

Neuropsychological Assessments

Many older adults experience changes in memory or cognitive functioning as part of the normal aging process. However, some changes in functioning may be indicative of more serious problems. Neuropsychological assessments are a great way to gain better insight into cognitive strengths and weaknesses, in order to gain diagnostic clarity and assist in development of individualized treatment planning. Additionally, individuals who are not currently experiencing memory difficulties can benefit from using an evaluation as a baseline to monitor changes in functioning throughout the aging process.
The assessment process typically includes an initial interview with the client and other loved ones (as appropriate), a review of previous records, and administration of a battery of neuropsychological tests. After completing the interviews and test battery, the clinician will generate a detailed assessment report that is reviewed with the client during a feedback session. The client can then share the professional report with doctors and other professionals, as appropriate, in order to aid in diagnostic clarity and ongoing treatment planning.

General Mental Health Services and Psychotherapy

Aging is a complex phenomenon, and at times can include coexisting physical and mental disorders.  Although many present to their primary care physician for treatment, most primary medical settings are designed to treat people with biologically based interventions.  Due to time constraints, physicians and other medical providers may not always be able to address the myriad of psychological concerns that may be either a direct result of the physical disorder or a pre-existing way of coping that has become more magnified as a result of the aging process.  The Aging Clinic of the Rockies stands ready to provide services that address the psychological needs of older adults.  We believe that our Client-Centered Care Model is a holistic approach that adds to the quality of life of our clients.

How much do these services cost?

General Services and Assessments

The Aging Clinic of the Rockies is a non-profit clinic that offers counseling and assessment services to community members on an affordable sliding fee scale based on their gross annual family income and the number of dependents in their family.

Caregiver Support Program

Should caregiver clients desire to continue counseling past 8 sessions, fees for additional sessions will be based on the sliding scale fee structure. 

Senior Peer Counseling 

These services are offered FREE of charge for residents of Larimer County. This program is funded through a partnership between Colorado State University and Larimer County Office on Aging.

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