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April 19, 2016

Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 7 |April 19, 2016

Nominate A Hero!


The Boulder County Adult Protection Review Team and the Elder Justice Coalition of Boulder County are seeking nominations to recognize individuals, agencies, or companies whose efforts have contributed to enhancing the safety, security, and dignity of elders and at risk adults. Did you know there are unsung heroes in our community who help to identify and report cases of abuse, care-taker neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation of at-risk adults and elders?

Nominations are due May 13th; email us for more information.

We're Hiring a Program Specialist

now hiring

We are now accepting applications for a part-time Project Visibility Trainer and LGBT Program Specialist. This person will advocate, educate and inform the Boulder County community on matters regarding the rights and visibility of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) elders, provide LGBT cultural responsiveness trainings to area service providers, and coordinate and implement social and educational programs for Boulder County's LGBT elders.

For more details, click here.

Aging Services Foundation News

The Aging Services Foundation welcomes Susan Zapata, its newest member, to the Board of Directors! Susan brings energy, passion and a sincere commitment to the ASF and its mission in making Boulder County as age-friendly as possible.

ASF Boulder County

Are you looking for a way to help create and support services that enhance the quality of life for older adults and their families? The ASF is seeking one or two new directors. Click here to learn more.

Why do you walk?

national walking day

April 6th was National Walking Day. Participants in our Walk With Ease program at High Mar in Boulder celebrated with a walk and some reflection on the benefits they receive from walking.

Click here for more information about Walk With Ease and our other Wellness Programs.

Caregiving Symposium Returns in May

Caregiving symposium

Family caregivers of older adults: Are you looking for one place where you can visit with service providers, enhance caregiving skills, learn about eldercare issues, and share with other caregivers? Do all of that—and more—at the annual Caregiving Symposium.

General admission is free, but pre-registration by May 12 is required. Caregivers are welcome to attend any part of the event.

Thursday, May 19th : 9:30-5:00 pm
Plaza Convention Center
1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont

Register now! Or call 303-441-1685 for more information. Free, on-site elder care is offered by reservation. Call 303-441-1543 to learn more.

Thank You Volunteers!

AAC volunteers

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we wish to thank everyone who contributes their time and talents to the AAA! In 2015, 303 volunteers donated 7,841 hours of their time. That’s an estimated value of over $201,300! We honor the great work of all our volunteers and can’t wait to celebrate you at our luncheon in June. Stay tuned for more details!

Email us for more information on how to volunteer.

New! Rainbow Supper Club

This social group for LGBT adults age 60+ (or close) will meet on second Thursday nights, starting April 14 at 6pm in the private dining room at Perkins, 2051 N. Main St, Longmont. No agenda, no RSVPs. Please spread the word!

rainbow supper club

For more information, contact Nancy at
303-441-3583 or email her.

Medicare to Fund Diabetes Prevention Programs

Diabetes Prevention

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), an evidence-based initiative, has been shown to stop the march of full-blown diabetes in those with elevated blood glucose levels who do not have the disease, a condition known as prediabetes. An estimated 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and 29.1 million have diabetes. The national cost of diabetes is $245 billion a year in both healthcare and lost productivity costs.

Learn about our Wellness Programs here.

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