Applications for the winter heating assistance program through Discover Goodwill are accepted Nov 1 through Apr 30 each year. Applications and assistance with filling out the application are available at the Senior Center with our Resource Coordinator. For additional information with LEAP, contact 1-888-775-5327.
Lafayette Senior Services has been helping individuals and care partners avoid the expense of buying adaptive equipment through our the Loan Closet. Lafayette residents age 55 and above and care partners can borrow equipment from the Senior Center Loan Closet for their personal use at home for up to three months. There is a $5 a month rental fee. Please sanitize equipment prior to returning it.
Items available on loan include:
- Knee scooters
- Transfer benches
- Shower benches
We occasionally accept donations of equipment in good to excellent condition on an as-needed basis. Check availability of the equipment you need or our need for donated equipment by contacting the front desk at 303-661-1492 or stop by in person. We do not pick up or deliver equipment.
Lafayette Senior Services
103 S Iowa Avenue
Lafayette, CO 80026
If you need low cost equipment on a long term or permanent basis, contact Loveland Good Health Will at 2003 W 8th Street, Loveland, 970-624-6002, www.goodhealthwill.org (non-profit health & medical outfitting)
Lafayette Senior Services offers grant funds for home accessibility and safety modification projects that enable residents age 55 and up to age in place. The program serves homeowners as well as renters if the landlord contributes. Maximum city contribution is $2,500 per modification and funding is often combined with grants from other sources.
The Resource Coordinator will conduct a thorough in-home assessment with the resident to determine the full range of existing and/or potential social, physical, environmental, emotional and family support needed. The Resource Coordinator will assist the resident to put needed supports in place to assure the resident can be self-sufficient with support once the modification is complete. An application and qualifications are required.
- Reinforce bathroom walls for grab bars
- Installation of grab bars
- Installation of handrails for stairs
- Widen doorways
- Bathroom remodels for walk-in showers & bathtubs
- Lower electrical controls
- Install emergency exits such as back stairs on mobile homes
- Replace rotted or broken stairs
- Installation of lifts and ramps
- Other significant safety-related repairs or modifications
Please call 303-661-1499 for more information. Application and qualification required.
Need assistance with snow removal? If you are unable to hire a professional snow removal service, we can pair you with a volunteer who will clear your sidewalk, walkway to the front door, stoop and/or driveway within 24 hours of a significant snowfall. Call 303-661-1492 to sign-up.
Snow Shoveling Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to assist with snow shoveling for our community members that need help. Staff will pair you with a member in the community and when it snows, volunteers will clear the paired member's driveway, sidewalk, and doorstep to make getting around a little safer. Contact the Senior Center at 303-665-9052 to sign up.
Relieve yourself and your loved ones of uncertainty about the care you wish to receive before there is an emergency or you are no longer able to speak for yourself. One-on-one appointments with Dinah Pollard, Senior Resource Coordinator, are available to review documents like medical power of attorney, MOST form, living will, and Five Wishes. Call 303-661-1499 to schedule an appointment.