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Aging well: Disability awareness highlights challenges, opportunities

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■ The Independent Life Center provides advocacy and training in skills of daily living, peer support and referrals to helpful resources for people with disabilities as well as for their families and support networks. The ILC serves clients in Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco, Grand and Summit counties. For more information, call the main office in Craig at 826-0833 or 1-888-526-0833.

■ The Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation assists eligible people with disabilities to become productive members of the work force through a variety of programs. For more information, call offices in Craig at 824-3246 or Steamboat Springs at 871-4853; or visit http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/DVR/.

■ Rocky Mountain Service, Employment, Redevelopment program provides employment, training and education opportunities to disadvantaged people through programs such as the Senior Community Services Employment Program for unemployed people ages 55 and older. For more information, call 303-480-9394 or visit http://www.rmser.org.

■ For information and resources related to living with a disability — such as disability laws, housing, health care, employment and educational opportunities — visit http://www.disabilityinfo.gov.

■ For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, visit http://www.ada.gov or http://www.adanet.org.