COVID-19 resources for older adults

Free Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Service: Getting tested for COVID-19 is a stressful experience and Linguabee wants to ensure that you have access to interpreting services. Linguabee is offering VRI for free at the test sites. Instructions can be found at: www.linguabee.com/covid19/free-vri (Source: Linguabee)

Errand Folks: Errand Folks provides various services to people who can’t do errands during this pandemic It focuses on people who are at high risk of being impacted by COVID-19, such as the immunocompromised, chronically ill, disabled people, and the elderly. Website: https://errandfolks.com (Source: Errand Folks)

Statewide COVID Resource: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19 at
https://covid19.colorado.gov/ (Source: CDPHE)

RTD Access-a-Ride: Food Delivery – What if I need to buy groceries?
www.rtd-denver.com/services/access-a-ride
Trips may still be booked for essential purposes, including purchasing groceries. You must call one day in advance to schedule these trips. RTD will offer grocery pickup to your home from the following locations: King Soopers, Safeway, Community Ministry Southwest Food Bank, Senior Hub Solutions, Adams County Food Bank. Once the order has been placed, and you have a scheduled pickup time from your grocer or food bank, call Access-a-Ride reservations at 303-292-6560 and book a trip to pick up the groceries at that time. Please note:

  • This is a premium service during the COVID-19 state of emergency. This is to provide you a food delivery option, which does not require you to ride. The service is for Access-a-Ride customers only, and does not require you to pay a fare;
  • You must provide the reservations staff with the address of your grocer or food bank;
  • You must provide RTD the scheduled date and pickup time;
  • RTD drivers cannot step inside your home. If your front door is not visible from the curb, please provide your contact phone number so that RTD can call you when the driver has arrived;
  • Please do not order frozen food. Deliveries will be similar to passenger transit, and orders may be onboard for more than hour;
  • Please note the scheduled time provided to you when your grocery delivery is scheduled. RTD cannot leave groceries on the front door of an unattended address.
    (Source: RTD)

National COVID-19 Accessibility Resources

ASL Video Series about COVID-19: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J
(Source: Centers for Disease and Prevention)

Coronavirus Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community:
https://blindyblog.com/about-me/coronavirus/
(Source: Blindly Blog)

Coronavirus Resources in ASL:
www.csd.org/coronavirus
(Source: Communication Services for the Deaf)

COVID-19 and Accessible Medical Settings:
www.hearingloss.org/coronavirus-accessible-medical-settings/
(Source: Hearing Loss Association of America – HLAA)

COVID-19 ASL Hotline:
 Individuals may contact the ASL Now hotline anytime Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST either by visiting CSD at www.csd.org/stories/covid-19-asl-hotline/ and clicking “ASL Now” or by dialing 833-682-7630 on any videophone (VP). The CSD’s ASL Now hotline is not a medical organization, it does not provide medical advice and its agents are not medical professionals. The hotline brings the deaf community important and accessible information on COVID-19 in both American Sign Lanugage (ASL) and English.
(Source: Communication Services for the Deaf)

COVID-19 ASL Videos and other resources through the National Association for the Deaf (NAD):
www.nad.org/2020/03/12/coronavirus/
(Source: National Association for the Deaf)

Hearing Loss in the Time of Coronavirus:
www.hearingloss.org/hearing-loss-time-of-coronavirus/
(Source: Hearing Loss Association of America)

Partners in Deaf Health: Partners in Deaf Health is aware of the vital importance of informing the Deaf community about community health, which, historically, has not been readily accessible to Deaf people who communicate in American Sign Language (ASL).
PDH’s website: www.partnersdeafhealth.org
PDH’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/watch/deafhealth/
(Source: Partners in Deaf Health)


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