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We are proud to be at the forefront of nursing home transition: a program that allows individuals living in a nursing home to move back into the community. We have experienced staff who identify resources and support systems as well as provide consumers with training and other direct services that make it possible to reclaim their independence.
We offer the deaf community all of the same services provided to any consumer. In addition, we have a video phone which is available at any time for deaf and hard of hearing consumers to use, and we work with the Colorado Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (TEDP). We also have an Interpreter Program, which provides interpreters for deaf persons upon request.
We provide assistance in locating housing that is accessible and affordable. When resources are available we offer assistance with rent and utilities and rental vouchers. The Section 8 Housing Waiting List is currently closed to new applicants. Connections will announce the date and times it reopens in the Greeley Tribune, our newsletter, website and other public places.
If you need to speak with Housing staff members, please call ahead of time and make an appointment.
Our Older Adult and Senior Services program is designed to assist individuals in maintaining their independence for as long as they desire. All of our core services are available to seniors, depending on need, and we provide strong advocacy aimed at dispelling the many myths of aging which build barriers between older individuals and the community.
We offer a variety of opportunities for support and education. We mail a newsletter to all consumers and their families very two months with a calendar of activities taking place both at Connections and in the community. These activities provide enrichment in the areas of physical and mental health, financial planning, socialization, stress management, nutrition and meal planning, and disability education. Check our online calendar for the latest in classes, peer support groups, and events happening at Connections.
This program has two distinct components: services to seniors who have lost vision, yet choose to remain independent, and educational outreach to the community about vision loss. We help individuals by providing them with high- and low-tech assistive technology to maximize their vision. Connections’ staff is also able to advise consumers on home modifications that make it possible for them to remain in their homes.
We coordinate services for youth with disabilities—through the age of 25 years—to transition into adulthood. We promote full inclusion and integration for youth with disabilities into all levels of society. We support equality and assist youth with disabilities to live full, independent lives, to learn self-advocacy and empowerment skills and to make their own choices in life.
Come take advantage of our technology lab. We have several computers, with Internet service, available for your use. Software includes Microsoft Office (with Word and Excel), Talking Typing Teacher for those who want to learn to type, Zoomtext for people with low vision, and Jaws for the blind. We also have a Public Access Video monitor for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.