Thanks to a NextFifty Initiative multi-year grant from 2021-2022, the Comprehensive Senior Assistance Program (CSAP) was formed in Colorado Springs to document and test the power of hope to improve the lives of older adults.
Thanks to a NextFifty Initiative multi-year grant from 2021-2022, the Comprehensive Senior Assistance Program (CSAP) was formed in Colorado Springs to document and test the power of hope to improve the lives of older adults. Led by Silver Key Senior Services in partnership with NAMI Colorado Springs, the CARES team of the Colorado Springs Fire Department and Innovations in Aging Collaborative, the results of this experimental four-partner demonstration project are captured in this impressive CSAP Impact Analysis report.
The CSAP project set out to create, implement and align services into a seamless system of senior care to address behavioral and primary care needs from prevention to wraparound services. The implementation of the hope scale measurement tool demonstrated that bringing hope and help to lives improves their overall health and well-being.
Numerous notable findings are featured in this groundbreaking Impact Analysis, primary of which is the direct link between hopeful, healthy, thriving older adults and substantial savings to taxpayers related to fewer Emergency health care events. Senior advocates will gravitate to sections in this report that substantiate the need for elected officials, policy creators and governments at all levels to support and sustain the CSAP approach over time.
During this historic time of pandemic-induced anxiety and risk, the CSAP project supported local seniors by creating a fully accessible, comprehensive, stepped-care safety net for mental and physical health while demonstrating community-wide economic benefits.
Increased hope is inherent in better health, longevity, independence and dignity – with direct personal, public and economic benefits, replicable and scalable in communities statewide. Silver Key encourages everyone to embrace our maxim – “Aging is…ALL of Us!” – while you read and share the CSAP Impact Analysis report with older adults, family members, caregivers, service providers and elected officials.