October 1, 2022

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Long COVID is undermining services for older folks

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When we hear about long COVID, it’s often in the context of symptoms experienced by an individual. But long COVID also accurately describes the effects the pandemic continues to have on whole systems.

That is especially clear, and increasingly concerning, when looking at the state of community services for older adults.

Serving as the federally designated Area Agency on Aging for metro Denver, the Denver Regional Council of Governments coordinates with partners to obtain federal funds and provide a wide range of older adult services including meals, transportation, and in-home care. When the pandemic hit, it was inspiring to watch our partners, volunteers, and seemingly every corner of our communities rally to ensure our older family members and neighbors continued to…

Jayla Sanchez Warren

2022-09-19 01:30:00

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