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December 21, 2015

Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 3 | December 21, 2015

Colorado Gives Day a Success - But It's Not Too Late to Give!

ASF

Thanks to many generous donors, the Aging Services Foundation (ASF) raised nearly $4,000 on December 8th to help support our proven and effective services.

Did you miss Colorado Gives Day but still wish to support the ASF? Donate Now!


Stay on Your Feet with A Matter of Balance

Learn to manage your risk of falling, reduce your fear of falling and strengthen your body through our eight week health education program. Sessions include group discussions and gentle exercises. Freda on stairs
January 15 – March 4
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Longmont United Hospital
 
January 11 – February 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Aspen Meadows Apartments
Longmont

For additional class times and locations, call Melissa at: 303-441-3599.

Learn more about A Matter of Balance


Set Health Goals for 2016

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Change your perspective and manage your health! This free program will teach you about managing medications, improving communication skills and how to improve your nutrition and activity levels.

January 21 – February 25
1:30 - 4 p.m.
Villa del Prado Apartments
Boulder
February 1 – March 7
1 - 3:30 p.m.
St. Vrain Community Hub
Longmont

Call Melissa for additional class times and locations: 303-441-3599. For information about the Healthier Living program, click here.


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Our Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) team of Options Counselors is here to assist you! Worried about preparing for a winter storm? Need a little help around the house? Thinking about relocating? Call 303-441-1617 to talk to someone today.


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Make a Difference, Volunteer to be a Friend

Kelsey Anne RCVP

We are seeking volunteers who can visit older adults in our communities. To learn more, watch this video describing our Respite & Companion Volunteer Program, or contact Katie at infoRespite@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1543.


Access to Health Care the AAA Way

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Our Medicare Counseling Program provided education, consultation and advocacy to nearly 550 Medicare beneficiaries in Boulder County over the last few weeks. AAA staff and volunteers helped beneficiaries review and change their Part D or Advantage plans during the Annual Enrollment period.

For more information about our Medicare Counseling Program, call: 303-441-1546

Learn more about our Medicare Counseling Program


Walk With Ease

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Walking is a great way to get the many benefits of exercise without putting a lot of strain on your body. Walk with Ease is a new program to provide structure and support to help you get strolling, stay motivated, and feel better.

For more information contact Melissa Pruitt: 303-441-3599 or mpruitt@bouldercounty.org


Helping Students Design Healthy Aging Solutions

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Kudos to our AAA staff – Melissa Pruitt, Katie Wade, and Desiree Firle - for mentoring students in late November. Students from many front range colleges were given 24 hours to formulate programs and interventions that would help ensure independent, healthy lifestyles for Colorado seniors at the third annual Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case Competition.

Get the whole story here.


A Win for Family Caregivers

This week, the Senate passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1719/H.R. 3099), which would require the development of a national strategy to recognize and support family caregivers. The strategy would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers. Advocates now look to the House to pass the companion bill, H.R. 3099.

Learn about our Caregiver Initiative here.


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