The AAA supports and encourages all older adults in making healthy lifestyle choices. Our Healthy Aging Team is dedicated to helping you learn how to take control of your personal health and wellbeing. Learn how to manage chronic health problems like heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain and diabetes; reduce the fear of falling; eat healthier; and increase your physical activity.
Upcoming Virtual Classes
Medicare Basics Classes – Our Medicare Counseling program is offering live, virtual Medicare Basics Classes in the afternoon and evening through the end of the year. Classes provide unbiased, up-to-date information about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, what and how Medicare pays, choices under Medicare plans, how they work, and prescription drug coverage. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For more information, or to set up an appointment with a Medicare Counselor, please call 303-441-1546.
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Diabetes Support and Education Group – This group is for Boulder County older adults (60+) with a diabetes diagnosis or those caring for someone with a diabetes diagnosis. On Monday, Aug. 17 the group will discuss how to “Keep Your Kidneys Kicking!” The group is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Please call the BCAAA Nutrition Line at 303-678-6115 or email us at InfoHealthyAging@bouldercounty.org and leave a message with your name, date of birth, address, email, and phone number. Once received, a link to the meeting and handouts will be sent. Please indicate if you prefer to join the meeting by phone or by video conference.
Diabetes Prevention Program – Left untreated, prediabetes can raise your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The Diabetes Prevention Program provides a proven behavior change program and a trained lifestyle coach to provide support and guidance to the group. This is a year-long program with weekly meetings for six months and once or twice monthly for the second six months. The next program begins on Wednesday, Sept. 2! To find out if you qualify, please call 303-441-4710 or email us at InfoHealthyAging@bouldercounty.org.
Maintaining the ability to live a healthy, independent life is a priority for many people. Our evidence-based wellness classes have been proven to help you develop the skills to live with on-going health conditions and challenges. Our wellness offerings include:
Falls Prevention Week | Takes place in September and features a collaboration of activities organized by agencies, organizations and individuals to help educate county residents on ways to reduce their chances of falling, while having some fun in the process. The 2019 Falls Week booklet is available to download.
A Matter of Balance | Reduce your fear of falling and increase physical activity (Espanol)
Aging Mastery | What to expect and how to manage perception and change
Diabetes Prevention Program | Lower your risk of diabetes
Healthier Living/Chronic Disease Self-Management | How to manage ongoing health conditions
Healthier Living/Diabetes Self-Management | How to better manage living with diabetes
Pain Self-Management | Learn the skills needed to manage living with chronic pain
Walk with Ease | Guided walking, stretching and basic health education sessions
What is an evidence-based program?
Eating well is vital for health, longevity, and quality of life. Getting the right nutrients and fresh, quality food is an important component in preventing or managing chronic diseases. You can easily access good local food through senior lunch programs, Meals on Wheels and other organizations, such as Community Food Share. Our nutrition program provides education, counseling and support to older adults and their caregivers to assist in them with their healthy living goals.
Our nutrition offerings include:
Diabetes Support Group | Chat with friends and peers who are living with Diabetes.
Nutrition Counseling | One-on-one guidance for building a better a diet.
Nutrition Education | On-demand presentations in the community about nutritional guidance and best practices.
Senior Dental Grant Program
We fund and coordinate access to dental care services for low-income, uninsured seniors. Contact 303-441-1617 to see if you qualify. Space in this program is very limited.
- Become a Wellness Leader | Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Wellness programs are led by community volunteers who care about older adults and are interested in helping them maintain or improve their health and well-being. Our evidence-based programs are designed to be led by community leaders. Appropriate training for each program is provided. Experience in the health care field is not required, however we do look for individuals who are comfortable talking to groups and working with older adults. For more information, contact us at 303-441-4710 or infohealthyaging@BoulderCounty.org.
- Community Engagement | Our team of experts welcomes the opportunity to meet with your staff, community group, or organization to explain and assist in accessing available wellness opportunities.