BCAAA 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 & Counseling
Our Medicare Counseling program is offers live, virtual Medicare Basics Classes throughout the month at varying times. 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.
Fresh Conversations is an evidence-based nutrition education program focused on timely nutrition topics presented monthly. Fresh Conversations is led by Patti Murphy, RDN. The program is held virtually over Zoom. Upcoming programs:
- Monday, Sept. 20, 1-2 p.m. – Join us as we discuss “How Much is Too Much?”, a closer look at alcohol intake recommendations and health effects. Register here.
- Monday, Oct. 11, 1-2 p.m. – Join us for “Fuel Your Independence with Protein” to learn why protein is even more important as you age and talk with other older adults about practical tips to increase your intake of protein. Register here.
- Monday, Nov. 8, 1-2 p.m. – Learn more about soy foods and how they can benefit your health for “Fresh News About Soy Foods.” Register here.
- Monday, Dec. 13, 1-2 p.m. Join us for “Use It or Lose It” to talk about the benefits of physical activity and how to maintain muscle mass with aging. Register here.
To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversaciones Frescas (Fresh Conversations in Spanish)
Conversaciones Frescas es un programa de nutrición basado en la evidencia y centrado en temas de nutrición oportunos que se presentan mensualmente.
- El tema de septiembre es “Cuanto es demasiado: alcohol.” Cuando: 29 de septiembre de 1 pm–2 pm.
- El tema de octubre es “Alimente su independencia con proteínas.” Cuando: 27 de octubre de 1pm-2pm.
- El tema de noviembre es “Noticias frescas sobre los alimentos de soja.” Cuando: 17 de noviembre de 1pm-2pm.
- El tema de diciembre es “¡Úselo o piérdalo!” Cuando: 15 de diciembre de 1pm-2pm.
Programa realizado virtualmente a través de Zoom, conferencia telefónica disponible. Inscribase para Conversaciones Frescas aqui.
Contacto: Nina Christensen a 303-441-3774
Diabetes Prevention Program
Did you know that one in three Coloradans have prediabetes? Left untreated, prediabetes can raise your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is that you can prevent these serious complications.
The Diabetes Prevention Program provides:
- A proven behavior change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control
- A trained lifestyle coach to provide support and guidance to participants
- Skill building to help you lose weight, become more physically active, and better manage stress
What should you know?
- This is a year-long program.
- There is limited space, so sign up early.
- Classes are offered without charge to qualified participants.
- Classes for this year-long programs are held virtually on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.
- Learn more at our information session on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom!
Ready to learn more? Call 303-441-4710 or email email@example.com!
Aging Mastery Program for Caregivers
This program, open to caregivers and non-caregivers, combines goal setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. This six-week program is fun, innovative, interactive, and empowers you to spend more time each day doing things that are good for yourself and for others. Caregivers are those who help a relative or friend with chores, errands, personal care, and more.
When: Tuesdays, Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, noon – 3 p.m.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303-441-4583.
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. 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. Classes in 2021 include:
- Sept. 20 – Traveling and Dining Out with Diabetes
- Oct. 18 – Caring for Your Kidneys
- Nov. 15 – Enjoying the Holidays with Diabetes
- No classes in December.
To register: Please email us at email@example.com or 303-678-6115 and leave a message with your contact information.
Falls Prevention Week 2021 (Sept. 20-24)
Join us to learn more about the steps you can take to keep yourself and those you care for safe with our diverse selection of presentations including home safety, meditation, risk screenings, physical activity, nutrition, and much more during Falls Prevention Week 2021.
This year Falls Prevention Week will be held Sept. 20 – 24. Our goal remains the same – educating the public on the many ways to prevent falls, with both in-person and virtual activities.
No-cost nutrition counseling is available from our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Counseling in English is available at 303-678-6115 or en español at 720-930-0223.
What is an evidence-based program?
Looking for new ideas to stay active and maintain your independence? Low-cost ideas to eat healthy and stretch your food budget? Or interested in getting connected to local community wellness events?
Join the Free Text2LiveHealthy (T2LH) program and receive two to three text messages per week delivered to your phone, brought to you by the Colorado State Unit on Aging.
Physical Activity Resource Guide
Participating in regular physical activity is one powerful way you can reduce your risk of falling, however the cancellation of many in-person activities has made this challenging. To help you find ways to stay motivated, we have put together a list of some programs being offered in-person and virtually in our Physical Activity Resource Guide.
Please remember that activities are subject to change. It is always best to check with the individual location to confirm program details.
If you are already exercising on a regular basis, keep it up! If you haven’t been active in the last few years, don’t worry, it’s never to late to start! But, remember to check with your doctor before starting to find out which types of exercise are best for you.