May 24, 2016
Aging Well in Boulder County | Issue 8 |May 24, 2016
Healthier Living Success Story!
Our Healthier Living class teaches folks with chronic conditions (like Parkinson's, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and COPD) how to break goals down into manageable steps, in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
Recently, Mr. P learned these skills and applied them to surprise his wife. Mr. P lives with a chronic condition that limits his mobility and recently set the goal of buying flowers and chocolates for his sweetheart. Using skills learned in these classes, he was able to set a timeline, arrange for transportation, and ultimately surprise his wife with a thoughtful gift.
Do you know someone who could benefit from these skills? Our next class is starting soon!
When: June 16 – July 21, 9:30 – Noon
Where: Tebo Cancer Center, Boulder
For more information or to register, email or call Melissa at 303-441-3599.
After five years with the AAA Candace Johnson, our Nutrition Services Dietitian, is leaving. Candace has done extraordinary work getting our menus and analyses transferred from one database to another, overseeing kitchen operations and food safety practices at our meal-sites, and providing Lunch-n-Learn educational talks for hundreds of older adults. We wish her all the best as she focuses on her consulting business!
Kari Middleton is our new Volunteer Coordinator for the Respite & Companion Volunteer Program. Kari comes to us from Oregon and has worked in volunteer management since 2006 for governments as well as nonprofits. Kari earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Pacific University and a doctorate in philosophy from Syracuse University. Welcome Kari!
Cindy Clark joins us as our new Community Living Programs Manager. Her career path has been focused on program development and management of healthcare services in a variety of venues including Homecare, Hospice, Long-term care, Assisted Living and Ambulatory services for primary and specialty care. Cindy has lived and worked in Boulder County for over 20 years and we are excited to welcome her to the team!
Have You Seen Us?
Help Us Make a Difference
Have some spare time and want to give back to your community?
As a volunteer Medicare Counselor, you can provide education, counseling, problem-solving and advocacy to older adults and people with disabilities to help them understand Medicare health insurance and make informed choices about health care. Training will be provided.
For more information, contact Teresa at 303-441-4995, or email her.
Our Numbers Keep Rising
Over the last three years, our service unit count has gradually increased, while visits to www.BoulderCountyHelp.org, our community resource website and calls to our resource help line have grown by leaps and bounds!
Training Course for Family Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one or know a friend who is? Take this course to develop the skills and tools necessary to help you thrive as a caregiver.
When: Tuesdays, June 7 – July 19, 1:30 – 4
For more information or to register, email or call Emily at 303-441-3583.
May Is Older Americans Month
As part of a nationwide declaration, the Boulder County Commissioners have designated May “Older Americans’ Month.” There are more than 62,000 people age 60 and older currently living in Boulder County, and that number is growing. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizing the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging with their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
Are you or someone you know "Blazing a Trail"? Let us know how! Email us your story and we will feature it on our Facebook page!
Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention Awards: Did you know that every year 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation? Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. Boulder County will celebrate the efforts of our local community who have intervened in elder abuse, neglect and/or exploitation, through an evening of recognition and awards:
June 16th, 3-5 p.m., Longmont Senior Center
Senior Law Day: Join Boulder County experts for a day of informative sessions focused on the legal, financial, and health concerns experienced by seniors. The event will feature over 20 informative sessions, 70+ one-on-one ask-a-lawyer sessions and many local exhibitors. The cost is $10 and includes lunch, presentations, and a comprehensive handbook, scholarships are available and registration is required. More information coming soon!
August 6th, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Plaza Conference Center, Longmont
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