To provide services to Teller County senior citizens to enable them to live full, active, and independent lives.
Recipient of the 2016 Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) Small Transit of the Year Award!
We offer free transportation and respite care to those aged sixty and over. Over the last 20 years we have also assisted seniors by providing frozen and shelf stable meals to those that are homebound, help with utility payments, and home safety repairs --- all these services are provided without a fee as most of our clients are low income. We request a donation but no one is ever denied any service, due to an inability to pay. We also support a daily hot meal at the Woodland Park Senior Center. The senior population is growing. The first of the baby boomer generation turned 65 in 2011 and they make up 25% of the total US population. We are proud that the services we provide helps our senior population remain in their homes. By providing nutritious meals, transportation to both medical appointments and social activities, and offering in-home respite care our seniors are able to live full and independent lives.
The Teller Senior Coalition was founded in 1996 by Vivian Giesler, Roberta Winn, and other community leaders when the Teller County Commissioners decided that senior services be outsourced. Since then, TSC has continued to provide essential services to Teller County seniors and is currently the primary provider of transportation in Teller County.
Donations are a vital resource in keeping our senior services operating. Please contact us at (719) 687-3330 if you would like to bring a donation to our office, or mail to P.O. Box 6956, Woodland Park, CO 80866. Thank you in advance for your support of our wonderful seniors.
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AARP Foundation ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP Foundation whose mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection, and the providing of assistance. Learn more.
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Teller Senior Coalition has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity. For a full report, click on link.
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It is the policy of Teller Senior Coalition to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.