Care Resources

Transportation Services
Gunnison County provides limited transportation services for seniors, with wheelchair accessible vehicles.  In Gunnison, call 970-596-6700 to schedule a ride.  Crested Butte residents may call 970-349-5607 to schedule transportation needs. View the transportation schedules.

Guardianship & Conservatorship
The required forms for filing for guardianship and conservatorship in Colorado can be printed from the self-help center on the Colorado State Judicial website (look under “Probate”)
Veteran’s Services
Veteran’s may receive assistance with questions about services or benefits by contacting Gunnison County’s Veteran’s Services Officer, Al Falsetto at 970-641-7919. View Veteran Affairs services.
Social Security
For information about Social Security or to apply for extra help with the cost of a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan visit the Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
For more information about Medicare visit the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare.

Dental Care
Region 10 Area Aging On Aging provides financial support for a dental prevention program that provides oral health screenings, charting and cleanings for those 60 and better. Stop by the Senior Resource Office for an application or download a Dental Application.
The Gunnison County Housing Authority provides information on housing resources, including the Mountain View Apartments (Independent Living for those over 62 years of age). Contact them at 970-641-7900 or visit the Gunnison County Housing Authority.
Health & Human Services
Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services provides assistance with LEAP, food assistance, Medicaid, Adult Protective Services, Old Age Pension, and much more. Contact them at 970-641-3244 or visit the Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services Department.
Mental Health
  • Depression and mental illnesses require the support of professional who can provide support and guidance.  If you, or someone you know, needs support don’t wait. Call
  • Twelve Step Meetings in Gunnison (AA, NA, and Gambler’s Anonymous) - Meeting vary throughout the week.  Call 970-641-6056 for a current schedule and location.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - DBSA meets on Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newman Center (Behind Ute Hall just north of Western State College campus) 600 East Georgia Avenue. For more information email them.
  • The Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of each month, at noon, at Webster Hall, 117 North Iowa in Gunnison.
Caregiver Resources
Here is a listing of some of the supports available in the Gunnison area:
  • Support Groups: In Gunnison, contact Shandy at 970-641-0704, extension 106, In Crested Butte, contact Cathy at 970-209-4528 or Joanne at 970-349-0368.
  • Family Caregiver Support Program offered by Caregiver Solutions: Barb at 970-249-0440 or email.
  • In-home Care offered by Touch of Care (Private pay or Medicaid) 1-866-874-6115.
  • Home delivered meals are available for a fee by contacting (within Gunnison city limits) Young At Heart at 970-641-2107. For areas outside Young at Heart’s delivery area, check out Mom’s Meals.