Aging Well Boulder County | Issue 20 | May 15, 2017

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Aging Well in Boulder County

Issue 20 | May 15, 2017 | "You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream" C.S. Lewis

How Do You Age Out Loud?

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More than ever before, older adults are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others.

Each May we join in the national celebration of Older Americans Month - the theme this year is Age Out Loud! Throughout the month, we're featuring photos and videos of Boulder County older adults who are aging out loud! Check out our Facebook page today!

Nominate a local hero

Elder Abuse Nomination flyer 2017

Do you know someone who has stepped in to prevent fraud or abuse of an older adult? Nominate them today!

Partnering to Provide Audio Services


We proudly partner with many organizations in our community. With Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC), we fund services that provide free access to recorded programming for blind and visually impaired individuals. These services allow listeners to access audio programs online, through downloaded podcasts, on TV, or over the phone. With recorded content from over 100 newspapers and magazine articles, our statewide programs provide over 1,500 listeners with everything from national news to local news and community events. 

A recent client accessed his local newspaper as well as Spanish publications in audio format. He had worked in Spanish speaking countries in his life, but his Spanish was rusty. Having the northeast Colorado broadcast stream and the Spanish broadcast stream programmed into an internet radio has enabled him to keep up-to-date on local news and practice his Spanish.  Learn more about AINC here

2016 Annual Report

BCAAA Annual Report

Get a comprehensive view of who we are and what we’ve done in the last year: click here to view our 2016 Annual Report.

Form Your Walk to End Alzheimer's Team Today!

Alz Walk 2017

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Healthcare Policy: What's Going On?

May Healthcare Policy Banner

Join the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, TRU PACE, and the Colorado Health Institute for a morning presentation and discussion on the latest in healthcare policy, and potential impacts on seniors in Colorado. 

Joe Hanel, Manager of Public Policy Outreach for the Colorado Health Institute, will provide an update on Federal healthcare policy and field questions from the audience. 

Professionals and members of the public are welcome to attend this free event. A light breakfast, generously provided by TRU PACE, will also be served.   Pre-register here. 

Volunteers in Action

Gerra VOQ

We recently recognized Gerra Lewis as our Volunteer of the Quarter. Gerra began volunteering for our Medicare Counseling program in 2011, answering many Medicare-related questions from the public. Gerra takes the lead for our Medicare Open Enrollment clinic at the Louisville Senior Center every year. She is a thoughtful, diligent, resourceful and reliable volunteer and her dedication to the program is appreciated by all of us!  

Vol Appr lunch 2017

We also celebrated our volunteers and their invaluable work at our annual Volunteer Luncheon in April. Volunteers joined BCAAA staff to visit and share stories, listen to live music, and watch a video featuring volunteers from most of our programs. In 2016, nearly 300 people volunteered with BCAAA, contributing an impressive 5,822 hours toward our community impact.

Interested in volunteering?  Contact Kari at 720-864-6526 or visit our webpage to learn more. 

Scam alert

Two scam alert notifications you ought to be aware of:

Medicare cards: Have you heard you will be receiving new Medicare cards? This change is to help prevent fraud and protect your identity. This won’t happen until April 2018, but scammers are already jumping on the confusion as an opportunity for fraud. Some scammers call beneficiaries claiming to be Medicare and say they must confirm current Medicare numbers before sending a new card. Others call saying there is a charge for the new card and are collecting beneficiaries’ personal information.

There is no charge for your new card and Medicare will never call you for your information. If you receive any such calls or suspicious solicitations, hang up and report it to our Boulder County Medicare Counseling team at 303-441-1546.

Law enforcement calls: Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett is warning residents that there has been a surge in fake law enforcement calls to people – and especially seniors – in the community. Victims receive a call or message from a person claiming to be an official from "Boulder County Sheriff's Office."  When they return that call, they are connected to an "officer" and told that they have failed to appear for either jury duty or Grand Jury duty, and have received a citation and owe money.

One of the main identifying features of this scam is that the caller will keep their target on the phone at all times as they visit their bank to withdraw cash. They are then asked to purchase Green Dot Moneypak cards. Once the scammer is given the number on the back of the card, the money is gone in seconds. For further information, visit their website or call the Community Protection Division of the District Attorney's Office, at 303-441-3700.