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April 21, 2017

Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 19 | April 21, 2017

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Aging Well in Boulder County

Issue 19 | April 21, 2017 |"You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing."

Spotlight Elder Abuse 2017

year an estimated 5 million older adults experience some sort of abuse, neglect
or exploitation. On top of that, it is estimated that elders in the U.S.
lose $2.6 billion as a result of financial exploitation! Abuse can happen
to anyone, and it is often under-reported.
The aging of our population will
only compound the problem in the coming years as the number older adults
doubles by 2050. For this reason, we work to raise awareness and
prevention of elder abuse. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,
and we will recognize it by spotlighting community members who have taken
action to stop or prevent the abuse of an older adult in Boulder County.
Please join us by nominating someone you know that has intervened in the
mistreatment of an older adult and come to our awards ceremony on the
15th. Email Erica for more information.


excited to kick off a new senior lunch program in Lyons! In partnership with
Housing and Human Services, lunch is now served at the Walt Self Housing
Community Room on Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of the month) and
Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Reservations must
be made 24 hours in advance by calling 303-441-1415. For more information,
contact Teresa.

Prediabetic image

Untreated, prediabetes can raise your risk of developing
type 2 diabetes – and lead to serious medical problems. The good news is that
you can prevent diabetes. Join others like you and learn how our free Diabetes
Prevention Program can help you make positive behavior changes in your life –
and reduce your risk of diabetes. New classes start April 25th.
Contact Melissa to learn more: 303-441-3599.

C symposium 2017

us Tuesday, May 16th for our annual Caregiving Symposium. We’ll offer a resource fair, educational
workshops, handouts, lunch and more. Pre-register by calling 303-441-1685.

DC visit 2017

Earlier this month, staff members Sherry Leach and Laura Mathews joined forces with AAAs from across the state to advocate for Older Americans Act Funding. Want to know what else we're up to? Follow us on Facebook today!

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Rainbow Elders

We’re proud to be partnering with AARP Colorado
and the GLBT Community Center of Colorado in an important research project
regarding the unique challenges faced within the LGBT community surrounding
issues related to caregiving. Responses will be part of a significant new
report on the community’s experiences with healthcare offices both as individuals
and, where appropriate, caregivers. Please complete the
confidential survey here.

centenarians cake

John Hickenlooper has proclaimed, May 19, 2017, Colorado Centenarian Day. The
Colorado Commission on Aging is hosting a special celebration and luncheon for
all Coloradans who have reached or will reach 100 years of age or older in

May 19th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Greeley Senior Activity Center

1010 6th
St., Greeley

program, held in conjunction with Older Americans Month, will include
recognition of the Centenarians by appointees of the Colorado Commission on
Aging. An
RSVP is requested by May 12. Email
Tara Franck

Make a difference give today

Help us build and sustain much-needed programs for older
adults and family caregivers in our community! The Aging Services Foundation of Boulder
helps us raise funds from individuals like you, in order to keep
many of our programs and special events going year after year. Without the
ASF’s strong support, many of our programs in the community would not be
possible. Make
a contribution today

Closing soon

Longmont United Hospital recently
announced that they are closing their Homestead Adult Day Services effective
Friday, April 28, 2017. This decision
was made “so that the hospital is better able to focus on its core services and
continue providing high value care to (the) community.”

Our ADRC staff is here to help
connect you to resources. Call 303-441-1617 or email us today.

Energy smart

Boulder County has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation
(CRC), a local non-profit, to provide a new benefit to EnergySmart program
participants. Participants will now be able to donate rebate dollars they have
received to low- to moderate-income residents who are interested in energy and
cost saving upgrades, but can't afford them. Gifted rebates
and other donations are spent on improving energy and water efficiency
throughout income-qualifying homes. This includes switching out everything from
old lightbulbs, old water-wasting toilets, and even installing solar power.