A vibrant, age-friendly community promotes healthy behaviors and supports community activities that enhance well-being. Access to affordable wellness services, including preventive care, mental health, and palliative care services, as well as appropriate fitness programs, is essential.

Goal 12:
Individuals and the community as a whole acknowledge the importance of all aspects of health and wellness.

Goal 13:
Health and wellness services are affordable, accessible, and readily available.

Goal 14:
Wellness includes dying and end of life as a natural part of life.

Longmont United Hospital’s older adult wellness program, AgeWell, celebrated 13 years of providing health and wellness education and health services to Longmont’s older adults.

 

Boulder older adults participate in filming a “Forever Fit” exercise series which airs on Channel 8 and is available online to help for older adults stay fit at home.

 

In 2014 the City of Lafayette launched a two-year project to promote bicycling and walking within the community. Funding from a Kaiser Permanente Walk and Wheel grant is enabling the City to study current uses and gather resident input that will ultimately lead to the creation of an active transportation map and a prioritization of infrastructure enhancement.

 

The Friends of the Longmont Senior Center continue their annual  commitment of $5,000 to provide $150 scholarships to low-income older  adults to use toward a variety of exercise programs at the senior center.

 

The Boulder County Partners for Falls Prevention helps in the effort to prevent falls for older adults. Participants can attend classes and offerings throughout the county during Falls Prevention Week in September. Additional classes are offered throughout the year.

 

Successes

AgeWell Health Services at Longmont Senior Center

Louisville Bloomin’ Seniors

Longmont Peer Counselors

Questions? Comments? Contact the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging:

Phone: 303-441-3570        Email: BCAAA@bouldercounty.org         www.BoulderCountyAging.org

SITE SPONSORED BY AGING SERVICES FOUNDATION OF BOULDER COUNTY