December 13, 2016
Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 15 | December 13, 2016
The Aging Advisory Council needs YOU!
Boulder County is seeking volunteers who would like to voice their opinions and help guide decisions on matters ranging from resource conservation to community and work programs.
What a party!
Along with our Aging Services Foundation, we hosted the 16th Annual Lavender Gala on Sunday Dec. 4 in Lafayette. 140 LGBT older adults and allies, plus two dozen staff and volunteers, attended this holiday celebration for an often-invisible community. Emcee Mrs. Eda Bagel kept the crowd laughing, and DJ Susie Pringle had nearly everyone dancing, either on their feet or in their chairs. Three youth from Public Health’s OASIS program greeted arriving guests, many whom exclaimed how nice it was to have young queer people in attendance too. Many thanks to the countless senior service providers who donated over 40 door prizes, and The Open Door Fund and the Daily Camera who sponsored this event.
For more information about our LGBT programs and services, visit our website.
More people are using our online resource database - are you?
This autumn, we conducted our second annual survey of visitors to BoulderCountyHelp.org, and the results are in: Visits to our online resource directory have grown by over 30% compared to 2015! More people are also finding us and the community resources we list through online searches and by word of mouth. Are you looking for answers on aging, community resources, or other support?
Visit www.BoulderCountyHelp.org or call the Resource Center at 303-441-1617.
Nutrition Counseling - en Español
Eating well is vital for health, longevity and quality of life. We are excited to offer nutrition counseling in Spanish at the St. Vrain Community HUB, 529 Coffman St, Longmont. Our next session is Dec. 20, 9 am -1 pm, Room 117, and starting in January, regular sessions will be the first Tuesday of the month from 9 am – 1 pm.
What is our staff up to now?
Erica Corson and Carol Cross just graduated from Boulder County's Leadership Academy. A rigorous program designed to shape and mold leaders of tomorrow. Congrats!
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We get by with a little help from our friends
Did you know that we grant out $683,786 to local community service providers? The contracts are funded by a blend of federal and state monies allocated to services for older adults 60 and older and their caregivers that promote independence and aging in place. We’d like to take this opportunity to spotlight our contracted partners in the Boulder County aging network:
Boulder County CareConnect:
Mental Health Partners:
Services for Visually Impaired Older Adults:
Is it cold in here?
Boulder County’s Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC) program provides weatherization services to low-income families in Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin and Larimer counties – free of charge. Home improvements can increase safety and comfort and reduce monthly utility bills by up to $500 per year.
New Year...New You!
Let us help you keep your New Year's Resolution in 2017. Join us for one or more of these wellness classes starting in the new year:
Pain Self-Management (Stanford University’s Chronic Pain Self-Management Program):
This six-week course meets weekly for two and a half hours. Lessons include instruction on: techniques to deal with pain, frustration, isolation and poor sleep; tips for managing activity and rest levels; goal setting; problem solving; and gentle exercise to improve overall fitness.
Matter of Balance:
This eight-week health education class is designed to help people reduce their fear of falling and increase their physical activity levels. Classes meet weekly for two hours and include group discussion and gentle exercise.
Tuesdays, Jan. 24 – Mar.14, 1:30 – 3:30
Walk with Ease:
This six-week program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, meets three times a week and includes stretching, a brief health education lesson, and walking. The program can be adapted to accommodate the novice to intermediate walker.
Classes are offered without charge to Boulder County residents 60 and over. To register of for more information please email or call Melissa at 303-441-3599 or visit our website.
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