ARTICLES

The Doctor is in!

Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council has been serving the greater Denver region for over 10 years with a variety of services and programs. We are known by our acronym DRMAC (pronounced Doctor Mack) – and our newsletter is called “An Extra Dose of DRMAC”. You can subscribe by visiting our website or by calling us at 303-243-3113.

We are not in reality a doctor of any kind but an information and referral service. We do three main things – #1, we print The Getting There Guide, a pamphlet that describes a variety of ways that folks can get from one place to another. The services we describe are for a multitude of users but may have qualifiers – one might have to be over 55, or one might have to live in a certain part of town, or one might have to be disabled. Some of the services have no qualifiers – some have fees, some are free. The Getting There Guide describes all of those details. We will ship as many Guides as requested at any time, and there is never a charge for our services.

#2, we maintain an interactive online database called TransitOptions, which has all of the same information as the Guide, and is available online. Be sure NOT to put a space between Transit and Options, put in where you want to start, and where you want to go, and you’ll get information on how you can get from there to there!

#3, we have a hotline – if no one answers right away, our promise is to call you back within 24 hours, and a live person will help you with the same information as you would get from the Guide or TransitOptions.

We also have monthly meetings all over the greater Denver area and would love to have you come to participate in your Local Coordinating Council. Those dates and times and locations can be found on our website: https://www.drmac-co.org/coordinate – and the groups are open to the public.

Please let us know if you want more information or if you want to get involved. Our mission is Mobility and Access for All!

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Colorado Department of Human Services

https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs

A state-supervised and county-administered human services system, The Colorado Department of Human Services provides direct services to Colorado families, children and adults. A government assistance program, they provide high-quality human and health services to Colorado residence, focusing on improving independence, well-being and safety.

FRAUD PROTECTION

Colorado Attorney General

https://coag.gov/about-us

The Colorado Attorney General offers a collection of services to help maintain your safety, identity and  fraud protection for Colorado Seniors.  Connecting you with information specialists, The Colorado Attorney General’s office provides access to resources to speak to about elder abuse or report a crime. They also offer a simple sign-up to receive fraud alerts, providing direction on how to take-action if you believe you have been a victim of crime.  These services are available to all Colorado seniors.

Be Aware of These Fraud Scams

1.  Sweetheart Scams Cause More than Heartache
https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraud-center/common-scams/sweetheart-scams

2.  Why is the IRS calling you?
https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraud-center/telemarketing-fraud/irs-tax-calls

3.  Are you really a sweepstakes winner?
https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraud-center/mail-fraud/sweepstakes

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

The Office of the District Attorney is a government office providing judicial services and whose primary objective is to seek justice. Dedicated to preventing crime and protecting the rights of crime victims, Colorado has 22 judicial courts focused on upholding the safety of Coloradans.

Colorado Judicial Branches are identified by counties and can be found here: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm

Use the link below to get the contact information for your county.

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm