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December 13, 2016

Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 15 | December 13, 2016

The Aging Advisory Council needs YOU!

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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.
The county is recruiting residents to serve on several advisory boards and commissions, including the Aging Advisory Council. These boards provide recommendations to the Boulder County Commissioners and give residents the opportunity to have their voices heard within Boulder County government. The county, in turn, benefits from this citizen input. Apply today!

What a party!

Lavender Gala

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?

BCH statistics fall 2016

This autumn, we conducted our second annual survey of visitors to, 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 or call the Resource Center at 303-441-1617.

Nutrition Counseling - en Español

nutrition counseling

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.
Several participants have already reported feeling better, dropping blood sugar levels, and having increased mobility.
For more information, call 303-441-3910 or email Teresa.

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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thank you funders

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:
Assisted transportation, yard work, snow & ice removal, and grocery shopping/delivery

Mental Health Partners:
Individual counseling and support groups for older adults and caregivers


Legal Assistance:
Boulder County Legal Services
Rocky Mountain Legal Center

Louisville Senior Services, Brooks Café
Nederland Area Seniors

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.
Through the LPEC Weatherization program, services in all homes begin with a free energy audit and furnace check, and carbon monoxide testing. The energy audit indicates which additional services each home needs such as adding insulation, air sealing, furnace repairs and possible replacements, and/or high-efficiency light bulbs. Any improvements that are eligible are completed at no cost to the recipients.
These services are available to households earning below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. If you think you or someone you know may benefit from these services please visit this website for more information or call 720-864-6401 for more information.

New Year...New You!

2017 wellness

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.
Thursdays, Jan. 19 – Feb.23, 1 – 3:30
Elks Lodge, Boulder

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
Village Place Apartments, Longmont

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.
Mon/Wed/Fri, Feb. 6 – Mar. 17, 1 – 2
Louisville Senior Center

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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