Senior Check In
We let seniors know someone cares
The Senior Check-in program allows you to check on the well being of seniors in Arapahoe County. A volunteer will call the senior once a week on a scheduled day and time, and make sure they are doing OK. The senior check-in offers you some peace of mind and lets the senior knows someone cares.
To qualify for the program, the senior must live alone and not have family members nearby to check on them.
To join the program yourself or to enter a senior in the program, please fill out this application, save it to your desktop, and then email the document to SeniorCheckIn@arapahoegov.com. You can also print the application and mail it to Senior Check In Program – Attention Dispatch, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80121. If you don’t have access to a computer, call us at 303-795-4711 and we will mail you an application.
On the application, you’ll be required to provide emergency contacts. These contacts will only be known by those in the dispatch center. The dispatch center will call those emergency contacts when a volunteer calls the dispatch center to advise that the senior did not answer the phone during their appointment.
If the senior is approved to be in the program, we will pair them with a volunteer to set up a weekly call. The conversation will last as long as the volunteer and senior choose to talk.
Interested in being a volunteer caller? Apply here. The ACSO conducts background checks on all callers. Fill out the application, save it to your desktop, then email the document to SeniorCheckIn@araphaoegov.com. Or print the application and mail it to: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office - ATTN: Human Resources, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112.
Have questions? Email us at SeniorCheckIn@araphaoegov.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I want someone to check in on my elderly mom and I live all the way in Denver? Can I still enter her in the program?
A: Yes, as long as your mom lives in Arapahoe County.
Q: I’m worried about my neighbor who’s getting up there in age. She doesn’t seem to have any family around to help her. Can I sign her up?
A: The senior needs to be aware of and agree to be in the program. Once we have completed application from the senior they will be in the program.
Q: What if the seniors simply forget they have an appointment for the check-in? Do alarm bells go off? Does that prompt police reaction? What if they are actually hurt or in need? What happens?
A: The volunteer will make three attempts to contact the senior. If there’s no answer, the volunteer will contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s 911 Communications Center. We will then try to contact the emergency contacts listed on the application. If an emergency contact is reached they will be asked to check on the resident. If we can’t reach any of the emergency contacts, a deputy will go check on the senior.
Q: Will every senior be accepted into the program? What would disqualify them?
A: Seniors must live alone in Arapahoe County, must not have any family members nearby who can check on them and must want to be in the program.
Q: I’ve been looking for a way to volunteer and love to talk to seniors! If I applied to be a caller, how much time would it take? Do I need experience?
A: Volunteers are usually given 1-2 seniors to contact each week. There is some minimal training provided to all volunteers. The length of the calls can range from a couple minutes to as long as the volunteer and senior want to talk. Apply here.
Q: What if the senior goes on vacation?
A: They can email SeniorCheckIn@araphaoegov.com or call 303-795-4711 to send in their vacation days so we know they will not be home for a scheduled call.
Q: What if we don’t want to be in the program anymore?
A: Just email us at SeniorCheckIn@arapahoegov.com to give us the date that you no longer wish to be in the program.
Apply for a senior to be called once a week in our senior check-in program
Apply to be a volunteer caller for senior check-in