Updated Yellow Book for seniors hits shelves

Published: February 24, 2014, 2:14 pm, by Jakob Rodgers

An updated booklet aimed at helping seniors across the Pikes Peak region has been released.

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has updated its Yellow Book – offering seniors more information on at least 800 services across the Pikes Peak region, the agency announced.

About 25,000 copies have been distributed across the region, featuring phone numbers and information on bevy of topics, including caregiver services, nursing homes and activities for seniors.

While the book is aimed at people ages 65 and older, it also may come in handy for people unexpectedly placed in the position of caring for their parents, said Jason Wilkinson, the agency’s spokesman.

“There are several services out there – services we don’t necessarily think about until we get in that position, or have a loved one who’s in that position,” Wilkinson said.

Unsure where to find it? Call the agency’s Senior Information and Assistance Hotline at 471-2096, or try these locations:

-Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, 4863 N. Nevada Ave.

-Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

-East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

-Evans Army Hospital on Fort Carson

-Housing Authority of Colorado Springs, 335 S. Wahsatch Ave.

-Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave.

-Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.

-Social Security Administration, 1049 N. Academy Blvd.

-Voyages, 1460 Garden of the Goads Road

-Golden Circle Nutrition Program, 104 E. Platte Ave.

-El Paso County Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road

-Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 14 S. Chestnut St.