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August 24, 2017

Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 23 | August 2017

Join Us for Falls Prevention Week

Falls week 2017

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. The good news is that falls are NOT an inevitable consequence of getting older and MANY falls can be prevented. Join us Sept. 18 - 22 for Falls Prevention Week, sponsored by the Boulder County Partners for Falls Prevention. Learn how to prevent a fall from changing your life! Click here for a full schedule of events for the week (available September 5th).

And congrats to our very own Melissa Pruitt, Wellness Programs Coordinator, for receiving a 2017 Aging Innovations and Achievement Award at the annual conference of the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging in Savannah, Georgia. Melissa accepted the award for her planning and coordination of the annual Boulder County Falls Prevention Week. Go Melissa!

Celebrating Senior Centers

Senior Services month

September is National Senior Center Month! Here in Boulder County, we enjoy great partnerships with local Senior Centers in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Louisville. Senior Centers help lead their communities and inspire individuals to age well. Call or visit your local Senior Center to sign up for a class or learn more about the great resources they have to offer.
Boulder Senior Services - 303-441-4150
Erie Active Adults - 303-926-2795
Lafayette Senior Services – 303-665-9052
Longmont Senior Services – 303-651-8413
Louisville Senior Services – 303-666- 7400

Free Film and Conversation at the Dairy

Film and conversation at Dairy

Please join Boulder County Community Services and our partners One Thousand Design and KGNU Public Radio for the Premier of the (In)visible Boulder County film, portrait gallery exhibit, and community discussion. The (In)visible Boulder County project features the county’s often marginalized and underserved populations, and includes images and comments from the immigrant, working poor, transgender, homeless, and youth-in-crisis communities. For more information visit the (In)visible Boulder County and Sonder Collection websites.

What: (In)visible Boulder County Film, Portraits and Community Conversation
When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
Details: Reception and portraits on display in the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. Film at 7 p.m., with panel discussion to follow
Where: The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
RSVP: Tickets are free and available at the door or reserve your seat here.

Partnering to End Elder Abuse

EA Training 2017

We recently collaborated with Jane Walsh from the Community Protection Division of the District Attorney's office to provide our staff and volunteers with a picture of what Elder Abuse looks like in Boulder County and how we can work together to prevent it. District Attorney Stan Garnett stopped by both the staff and volunteer training sessions to give us some perspective on the scale of this issue. One volunteer had this to say: “That was an awesome training on Elder Rights! I had no idea elders were such a target for scams of all kinds!”
For more information on our Elder Rights programs, visit our website.

CPWD Celebrates 40 Years

CPWD anniversary

The Center for People With Disabilities mission is to provide resources, information and advocacy to assist people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to independent living. They are inviting everyone to join in the celebration of their work, and find out more about what they do and who they serve at one or all of their Open Houses. Click here for more information.

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Legal Education to Help You Plan

sr law day boulder county 2017

The 8th annual Boulder County Senior Law Day will be held on Sept. 23 at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont. This event features presentations on a variety of legal topics, vendor exhibits, opportunity for a free consultation with an attorney (first come, first served) and a copy of the 2017 Senior Law Handbook. There will also be presentations for Spanish speaking attendees this year. The cost is $10 per person and registration is now open. Find more information online or register by phone at 303-441-1685.

Register Today: Age Well Conference

age well 2017

Join us for the 2017 Age Well Conference, November 3rd in Longmont. The event draws professionals from the Front Range and beyond for a full day of lively and interactive sessions, exhibit hall, and a keynote address. This year, we are excited to welcome Peter Huang, JD, PhD, Professor and DeMuth Chair of Business Law from the University of Colorado Law School to present “Changing Thinking to Improve Life’s Later Years – Perspectives from Behavioral Economics, Law, and Aging Research”. Check out the full line up, register to attend, or partner with us to sponsor the event today!

Register or become a Sponsor today!

Free Training Available

SB training logo

The Strengths-Based Service Delivery Series is available to everyone working in Boulder County who interfaces with individuals and families. This series is FREE and spots are VERY limited! The series will be four days long for three hours/day. Attendance will be required at all four days to complete the curriculum and earn your certificate.

Monday Sept 18 through Thursday Sept 21
9 a.m.-noon
Sister Carmen Community Center, Lafayette

Email Wade Branstetter to register.

What Nutrition Counseling Can Do for You

Patti Nutrition counseling

Did you know that good nutrition can contribute to increased energy (less fatigue), better quality sleep, reduced symptoms of stress and disease, less drastic range of emotions/moods, increased sense of happiness, possible increase in longevity, strengthened immune system (fewer colds/flu), lessened weight concerns, better skin, fewer digestive problems, lessened effects of arthritis, fewer headaches, decreased risk of disorders and diseases, and a better ability to concentrate?

Want to know about how to improve your own nutrition? On Aug. 30 Patricia Murphy, our Registered Dietitian, will be available for one-on-one nutrition counseling on-site at the Nederland Community Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This service is provided at no cost to adults over the age of 60 and family caregivers who live within Boulder County through funding from the Older Americans Act. (Donations are appreciated). Please contact Patricia at 303-441-4710 or to sign up or learn more about nutrition counseling at a location near you!

Boulder County Officials Respond to Violence in Virginia

BC Inclusive sign

On Aug. 14, Boulder County elected officials and department heads released a statement denouncing racism, bigotry, and the violent events that took place in Charlottesville recently. County leaders want everyone to know that they are committed to making Boulder County a place that actively and deliberately respects diversity and is inclusive for all. Read their statement here.

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Our newly updated brochure is here. Check it out in both English and Spanish on our website.

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