Helping aging adults live healthier and more active lives.
We provide a range of services for the aging adult population in Huerfano County. Nearly 1/3 of the County’s residents are over 65, and within a few years estimates are that 50% of our residents will be over the age of 60. Remaining healthy and active is vital to their ability to enjoy life in the Spanish Peaks Country and contribute to the community. Some of our programs provide goods and services, while others are informational, educational and inter-active.
Learn more – participate, volunteer, or collaborate with us.
Since April 2020, La Veta Village has provided two food programs for older adults and families affected by the pandemic. We provide grocery shopping and delivery for older adults, particularly those at high-risk of Covid-19 infection. Since inception we’ve made over 400 deliveries to over 30 households.
In coordination with the Area Agency on Aging we’ve provided free food boxes to households in need in the La Veta, Cuchara, and Navajo Ranch areas of Huerfano County. Every two weeks we provide free food box pick-up, serving 135 households, and over 300 individuals. Since inception we’ve provided the equivalent of more than 45,000 meals to our neighbors.
Community support makes this possible – both the generous support of individuals and foundations, and over 70 volunteers to date.
We plan to continue this program until alternatives are developed and as funding allows.
If you are in need of one of our food programs, or would like to volunteer, please call our office at 719-742-3510. See the World Journal or the weekly Bachman Newsletter for updates regarding the timing and location for our free food pick-up program.
Living Life Well Series
In 2017-18 La Veta Village delivered a series of 15 informational sessions to over 200 adults in Huerfano County. These programs were delivered by La Veta Village volunteers, and other County organizations serving older adults including Sangre de Cristo Community Care, and Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center.
In late 2021 and 2022 we plan to relaunch more programs and extend our reach to more adults in the County, collaborating with a wide range of other nonprofits and healthcare providers. We will offer sessions regularly in both Walsenburg and La Veta. Our tentative topic selection is as follows:
Understanding Medicare and Medicaid
Home health care, assisted living, nursing homes – which is right for you?
What health services does SPRHC provide?
Knowing the signs of cardiac and strokes
Healthy cooking matters
We welcome input from the Community on topics of interest and importance to seniors, as well as engagement of other collaborators.
Computer & Technology Help
Once our assisted living residence is open, we plan to provide hands-on support for seniors who seek assistance to make more productive use of their cell phone or computer. We will offer this support in the Activity Room of our residence, both to our residents and other seniors who are interested. We know that this is best delivered in person, and through one-on-one support.
Stay tuned to learn more about this program in the near future.
In collaboration with other nonprofits and local governmental entities, we plan to identify needs and interest of older adults in the County, and determine how La Veta Village can help meet these needs.
If you have input for us that could help shape programs, please email us: email@example.com
Connecting to Other Community Providers
A number of providers and programs are available to seniors in Huerfano County. For more information contact the following providers:
Huerfano County, Department of Human Services
121 W. 6th St.
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Area Agency on Aging, South Central Council of Governments
300 Bonaventure Avenue, Trinidad CO 81082
(719) 845-1133 ext. 225 or (719) 845-1130 (fax)
Sangre de Cristo Community Care