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County Offices, Courts, and the Landfill will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.



Advocacy Information

Culture Change

"Culture change" is the national movement for the transformation of older adult services. This movement is based on person-directed care and practices where the voices of residents, and those working with them, are considered and respected. Person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.

  • Green House Project: A de-institutionalization effort designed to restore individuals to a home in the community by combining small homes with the full range of personal care and clinical services expected in high-quality nursing homes.
  • Culture Change Now: A company of trainers, educators and consultants who assist nursing homes and other elder care organizations in becoming resident-directed.
  • Pioneer Network: Advocates and facilitates deep system change and transformation in our culture of aging.
  • Colorado Culture Change Coalition: seeks to transform the culture throughout the long-term care continuum by affirming the dignity and value of each individual who lives and works in these settings.

Recommended Reading

  • Learning from Hannah: Secrets of a Life Worth Living, William H. Thomas, M.D.
  • Life Worth Living: How Someone Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home, William H. Thomas, M.D.
  • If I Live To Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians, Neenah Ellis
  • The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved Ones and Still Have a Life of Your Own, Gary Barg
  • A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age, Peter Laslett
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Colorado Advocacy Contact Information

Colorado State Ombudsman
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203

Attorney General's Office
1525 Sherman St. 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-4500

Governor's Office
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2471

Lieutenant Governor's Office
130 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
(303) 866-2087

Disability Law Colorado
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203

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