February 17, 2016
Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 5 |February 17, 2016
Spanish Nutrition Counseling Now Available!
We are pleased to announce our new Spanish-language nutrition education workshops and individualized counseling. The first classes will be:
March 15, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
March 24, 2 - 4 p.m.
To register for a class or to receive individualized nutrition guidance, call 303-441-3910. Services are offered at no cost, but donations are welcome.
For more information about our nutrition services, visit our webpage.
2016 Tax Assistance
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. Call to schedule your appointment through April 12th:
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help to people who make $53,000 or less. No appointment necessary:
Need more information? Call our ADRC information line at 303-441-1617.
Colorado Ranks 7th in the Nation for Healthy Seniors
America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report offers a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 35 measures of health, including physical inactivity, food insecurity, SNAP outreach, and hospice care. In 2015, Colorado ranked 7th! Click here for the full report.
Click here for more information on our many programs to help keep Boulder County seniors healthy!
More Service, More Choice
Our new In-Home Service Voucher Program provides in-home personal care and homemaking services to eligible older adults in Boulder County. For this new program, we’ve partnered with nine local in-home service agencies. This will allow clients to have a choice of providers while at the same time covering gaps in service for those applying for public benefits.
Eligibility for the program is based on a skills assessment conducted by our staff and other trained professionals. To learn more about our In-Home Service Voucher Program, call our ADRC Help Line at 303-441-1617.
Lyons Seniors Re-Imagine Their Future
On January 25th, more than 50 older adults from the Lyons community participated in a brainstorming session to create a future vision for senior services in Lyons. The information gathered will help inform future activities and programs in the town, as well as add a rural perspective to the Age Well Boulder County strategic plan. To connect with this energetic group, go to their Facebook page.
Our Respite and Companion Volunteer Program (RCVP) matches volunteers with older adults who are experiencing isolation or some degree of compromised health. For two hours a week, volunteers provide companionship to older adults who live alone or with a family caregiver.
For Emily, a current RCVP volunteer, it took time to build rapport with her program partner. Their first visits were quiet and reserved, so every week Emily tried different activities and topics to encourage conversation. On one visit, Emily played some of her partner’s favorite music – the rest was history! Her partner lit up and a connection was forged. Emily and her partner now enjoy music during their weekly visits.
Learn more about the RCVP program here.
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