Area Agency on Aging

Welcome to the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA)! BCAAA is a division of Boulder County Community Services Department.  Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of older adults by building on individual, family, and community strengths.

As the Area Agency on Aging for Region 3B (Boulder County), we provide leadership in assessing the strengths and needs of older adults in the region; facilitate strategic planning and implementation; fund and provide services to benefit older adults and their family caregivers, and convene community conversations and collaborative efforts. We use a strengths-based philosophy in our service delivery in order to empower older adults and their caregivers to make informed decisions and choices about current needs and long-term care.

Generally speaking our services are for adults 60 and over and their adult caregivers, regardless of age. We also provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and residents of any age who live in a long-term care facility. In addition, we provide information, referral, and options counseling to anyone 18 or older with a disability as well as to older adults through the Aging and Disability Resource for Colorado program.


Sherry Leach
Sherry Leach, Manager

Services We Offer

Aging & Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)

The Boulder County ADRC serves as the entry point for older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and service providers seeking information and assistance as well as options counseling regarding short and long term services and supports in the community. Options Counseling is also available for in-depth support for residents in the mountain communities and unincorporated areas of the County.

Caregiver & Respite Programs
Caregiver programs provide a variety of services for family caregivers, including special events, training, and information & referral/assistance. The Respite and Companion Volunteer Program provides a temporary break for a family member, partner or other person regularly caring for a frail adult.

Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) is a program that supports the transition of nursing home residents who wish to return and live in their community.  ADRC Options Counselors go to the nursing home to explain the choices and options for residents and make referrals to agencies who work with the resident to create a transition plan.

Community Collaboration and Partnering on Aging Issues
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging regularly partners with other agencies, faith communities, advisory councils, and community leaders on aging issues.

Elder Rights
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging works to protect the rights of elders to live safely, with dignity and to be free from abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The program provides community education on the warning signs of abuse and what to do about it.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
The Boulder County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a free, confidential advocacy service for residents of nursing homes and assisted living homes.

Medicare Counseling
The Medicare Counseling program offers education and consultation for Medicare beneficiaries regarding enrollment, benefits, and the appeals process.

Nutrition Counseling & Education
Nutrition Counseling & Education programs include consultation with a registered dietician, presentations, a monthly newsletter, diabetes support, and cooking classes.

Project Visibility & LBGT Outreach 
Project Visibility is a nationally recognized, award-winning training program to increase sensitivity for service providers. Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is committed to service lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders in Boulder County.

Services Provided with Older Americans Act and Colorado State Funds for Senior Service Dollars
The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is responsible for the funding, oversight, and compliance of programs using Older Americans Act and State Funds for Senior Service dollars.

Strategic Planning
The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging conducts research about the region and participates in planning that informs coming trends for older adults.

Wellness Programs
The Wellness Program offers evidence-based classes throughout the county that address health issues that older adults and caregivers face on a daily basis.


Contacts

Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

303-441-3570
Email

Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Map and directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

 

Mailing Address

Boulder Aging Services Division
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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