Our elders provide direction and wisdom for the Cheyenne and Arapaho people. Every day, the values, history, and way of life they teach us to serve as our guide into the future. As they continue to be the backbone of our Tsistsistas and Hinono’ei communities, the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal government provides a wide range of services to honor and show appreciation to our elders.
The Elder Services Program serves to share knowledge, resources, and updates for Cheyenne and Arapaho elders. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Elder Services office nearest you listed under each program.
Qualifications for Elder Care Program:
In order to qualify for Elder Care Program services, the elder must be an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and at least 55 years old. Elder qualifies upon 55th birthday. In addition, an annual application must be completed and submitted to the Elder Care Program. The initial application must include a copy of your CDIB. All applications must be signed, dated and match the enrolled name listed in the Department of Enrollment.
Elder Care Program Services
To qualify for Elder Care Program services, an elder must be an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and age 55 or over. An elder qualifies upon his or her 55th birthday.
All Elder Care Programs are located on this page. Scroll down to see them and search for one, or use the sidebar (desktop and tablet) to the right or the Directory at the bottom of your screen (mobile devices).
Links to Health Services specifically for elders can be found on this page. For your convenience, here are links to other relevant Health Services offered by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Family and Community Services
Links to Family and Community Services specifically for elders can be found on this page. For your convenience, here are links to other relevant Family and Community Services offered by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Language, Culture, and Education Services
Annual Elder's Trip
The annual Elder’s Trip is a way to show appreciation for our elders. Up to 150 elders are selected to attend the trip free of charge.
The dental assistance service provides financial help of up to $200, twice a year, for routine dental visits. This assistance cannot be applied to dentures.
Elder Home Repair
The Elder Home Repair Program is a tribally funded program providing major repairs on homes for our elders.
Elder Lawn Care Service
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Elder Lawn Program provides lawn mowing services to tribal elders, age 55 or older.
Elder Nutrition and Native American Caregivers Program
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Elderly Nutrition Program ensures that every tribal elder is able to receive a hot, nutritious meal in our facility or delivered at home.
The goal of the annual Elder’s Conference is to share knowledge, resources, and updates for elders. The 2-day event is designed to help elders connect and learn.
Financial assistance of up to $200, every two years from last assistance, is available for one (1) complete pair of eyeglasses. Can't be applied to cost of eye exam.
Housing Authority Assistance
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Housing (CATDOH)’s mission is to provide affordable, safe and decent housing while promoting self-sufficiency.
Indian Health Service by Area
Official page of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes IHS.
The medical assistance service provides financial aid for current medical needs such as lab work, urgent care visits or small procedures.
Monthly Food Check
The monthly food check service provides a monthly $150 check for food expenses. Checks are mailed to a valid P.O. Box or street address.
Office and Hospital Visits Assistance
This program offers financial assistance of up to $200, twice a year, for doctors’ office and hospital visits.
Offering help paying for prescription medications, the prescription assistance service provides up to $200, four times a year, for current, valid prescriptions.
Need help with rent or mortgage payments? The rental/mortgage assistance program can provide financial assistance for rent or mortgages every 90 days.
Supervised IIM Accounts Assistance
Supervised IIM Accounts Assistance is offered to help tribal members that have been determined unable to handle their own financial affairs.
Supplies and Equipment Assistance
This service provides financial assistance for supplies and equipment required with a medically necessary diagnosis for a current valid prescription.