out of three adults has prediabetes and 90% don’t even know they
have it. Having prediabetes means you have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart
disease, and stroke. But with some simple lifestyle changes, you can cut this
risk in half. The Diabetes Prevention Program can help you change some of your eating and activity habits to reduce your risk of diabetes.
When: Info session – Wed., Feb. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; classes start Wed.,
Where: Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mtn View Ave.
To find out if you qualify, or for more information, please email
Melissa Pruitt or call 303-441-3599.
Our Long-term Care Ombudsman program recently
partnered with students in CU Boulder's Leadership program to survey residents
in long-term care homes, seeking to understand residents' experiences and their awareness of the ombudsman program. Students discovered that 91% of residents want more
companionship and 77% are unaware of the resources available to them through
the ombudsman program.
Based on student recommendations, our staff has initiated new ways to increase elder rights education and social interaction for residents in long-term care.
Want more information on our Ombudsman
Program? Visit our website.
join us in welcoming Jane Ireland - our new Financial Programs Assistant on
the Business Results Team. Jane will be providing administrative support and
monitoring for our financial assistance programs. Jane comes to us with a background in office
management, nonprofit development, database administration, and information
systems analytics. Prior to moving to Colorado earlier this year, she was
Membership Director and Database Administrator for an art house cinema in
Florida. Welcome Jane!
In partnership with many stellar partner agencies, we increased the services we provided to older adults and their family caregivers in 2017. Check this out!
- Our helpline received 2,698 calls,
a 27% increase from 2016.
- Our online resource
directory had 134,000 views and 77,000 visits, increases of 42% and 54% from
the year prior.
- We funded over 17,000 rides,
14,000 meals, and 9,000 hours of in-home supportive services.
90% of our clients attribute
our services to helping them maintain or improve their independence in the
For more information on the services we provide, check out our latest Annual Report.
Last month, community members attended our first
Dementia Friendly performance, produced in partnership with the national
honors music program at Peak to Peak Charter School and hosted by the Lafayette
Senior Center. Students geared the musical selection towards old
classics, as in this picture of one musician playing Sinatra’s “My Way”. Attendees enjoyed the concert, many tapping
their toes and even singing along to the music.
We’re leading the charge on making
Boulder County a Dementia Friendly Community.
Contact us for information on how you can get involved!
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