An age-friendly community provides safety net services ensuring that the basic needs for housing, safety, food, access to essential services, and transportation are met. Essential services that are affordable, appropriate, and accessible contribute to a high quality of life, personal safety, and well-being.
Housing is affordable, appropriate low-maintenance, and accessible.
Supportive in-home services are credible, affordable, trusted, and readily available.
Personal, financial, and environmental safety is a community priority.
Everyone has enough to eat.
Access to essential services is seamless, barrier-free, affordable, and welcoming.
Individuals have the financial resources to meet their basic needs.
Transportation is affordable, accessible, flexible, reliable, safe, and easy to arrange.
CareConnect’s Carry Out Caravan, delivered 4,110 grocery orders to 240 clients in Boulder County in 2014. Volunteers take their order over the phone, volunteers shop and bag their groceries, and volunteers deliver the groceries to the door and will assist by putting the groceries away if requested.
Coal Creak Meals on Wheels engaged 135 volunteers to provide over 19,000 meals to people in need in Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, and Superior in 2014.
In 2014, the Boulder County ADRC received 984 calls and 44,430 visits to www.BoulderCountyHelp.org providing information and assistance to older adults and their caregivers.
Medical Mobility, a medical transportation program provided by Boulder County Care- Connect, provided 3,946 escorted medical rides in for 219 clients in 2014.
2014 Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Awards Ceremony
Longmont Meals on Wheels serves two-millionth meal