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April 29, 2016

Commissioners declare May “Older Americans’ Month” in Boulder County

Events are scheduled to benefit our resident elders

Boulder County, Colo. - As part of a nationwide declaration, the Boulder County Commissioners have designated May “Older Americans’ Month,” in a proclamation signed Thursday, April 28. There are more than 62,000 people age 60 and older currently living in Boulder County, and that number is growing.

Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. 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.

Here are a few related events taking place in May:

Aging Advisory Council Meeting, Friday, May 6, 9 a.m. – Noon, Commissioners Hearing Room, Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder. One of a series of monthly advisory board meetings, that highlight the advocacy efforts of older adults, and engage in a conversation around housing issues and the image of aging in Boulder County.

Medicare Basics Class, Monday, May 16, 10 a.m. – Noon, Longmont Senior Center, and Friday, May 20, 1:30-3:30, Lafayette Senior Center. For anyone wanting to learn more about enrollment, benefits, costs, and choices under Medicare. Call 303-441-1546 for more details.

Caregiving Symposium, Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Plaza Convention Center, Longmont. Free educational event for family caregivers of older adults and those interested in caregiving issues. Register by calling 303-441-1685.

The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Boulder County Community Services, funds and provides services year round -- including the events above -- to countless older adults and family caregivers. The AAA encourages everyone to recognize older adults who are leading and inspiring others during Older Americans Month.