Advocacy and Age Well Plan

AAA Advocacy and Age Well Plan

For decades, the BCAAA has been collecting and analyzing data about the strengths and needs of older adults in Boulder County. See our data here. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of the county’s aging population is critical for elected officials, city leadership, service providers, non-profits, faith communities, and neighborhoods alike, if we are to successfully create communities in which we can all age well. We share this data with lawmakers, decision makers, partner agencies, businesses, academics, and others to help advocate for older adults and their family and informal caregivers.

We want to hear from you. Join us in our upcoming community engagement efforts!

Community Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA(TM))

The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Community Services Department, along with our community partners will be undertaking a Strategic Planning effort in the coming months. Part of the planning process includes conducting the Community Assessment Survey of Older Adults (CASOA™) in 2022. The CASOA™ provides a statistically valid survey of the strengths and needs of older adults in Boulder County, as reported by older adults themselves. The ultimate goal of the assessment is to create empowered communities that support vibrant older adult populations. Older adults within Boulder County will be randomly selected to participate in the 2022 CASOA™. If you receive an invitation to participate, we encourage you to complete the survey so we can best serve our community. Questions? Email us at bcaaa@bouldercounty.org.

Community Conversations

Boulder County is experiencing a major change in its population: the proportion of older adult residents is greater and growing faster than ever before. The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and our municipal partners are bringing residents and stakeholders together to discuss how to better support active and healthy aging for all in our community. Join us for a Community Conversation to discuss what works well for older adults in Boulder County and what service and resource gaps need to be addressed.

We are still in the process of scheduling many conversations to best outreach to all in our community. Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Where: Erie Community Center (Boulder and Weld residents welcome!)
  • Register: Call 303-926-2795

Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 9-11 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Where: Virtual (through the City of Boulder Age Well Center)
  • Register online at this link or by calling 303-441-3148.

Thursday, Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Where: Erie Community Center (Boulder and Weld residents welcome!)
  • Register: Call 303-926-2795

Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Where: LGBTQ+ Supper Club
  • Registration:

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Where: City of Boulder Age Well Center
  • Register online at this link or by calling 303-441-3148.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Where: City of Boulder Age Well Center
  • Focus: LGBTQ+ Older Adults
  • Register online at this link or by calling 303-441-3148.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Where: City of Boulder Age Well Center
  • Focus: Caregivers
  • Register online at this link or by calling 303-441-3148.

Advocacy

The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) provides leadership and advocacy on issues affecting older adults and family and informal caregivers. As a part of the Federal Aging Network, we are mandated by the Older Americans Act to advocate for those we serve. While we are mandated to advocate, our staff and network of partners, volunteers, and allies are passionate supporters of policies and legislation that support healthy aging. The BCAAA is also guided by the Board of County Commissioners Legislative Priorities and assisted by Policy & Legislative Affairs and Legislative Affairs staff.

Member of USAging, the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs.

The Board of County Commissioners’ legislative staff also tracks federal legislation and has federal legislative priorities.

Find Your RepresentativeU.S. House of Representatives

Contacting U.S. SenatorsU.S. Senate

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Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

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