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Healthy Aging Programs

AAA Healthy Aging, Nutrition, & Wellness Programs

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.

Click here to learn more about our Medicare Counseling program or register for an upcoming class!

Fresh Conversations

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.

The topic for August is “Staying Whole in a Processed World.” Learn more about what influences people to choose the foods they do, how we can make healthier choices and what information to focus on when reading labels on food packages on Monday, Aug. 9, 1-2 p.m. Register here.

The topic for September is “How Much is Too Much?” Join us as we take a closer look at alcohol intake recommendations and health effects on Monday, Sept. 20, 1-2 p.m. Register here.

To learn more, email infohealthyaging@bouldercounty.org.

Conversaciones Frescas (Fresh Conversations in Spanish)

Conversaciones Frescas es una oportunidad gratuita para vincularse con otros adultos mayores con el fin mantener conversaciones amigables centradas en la educación sobre la nutrición. Acompáñenos desde la comodidad de su hogar para participar en una conversación divertida que lo ayudará a aprender sobre cómo mantener su salud e independencia. Esta conversacion se enfoca en el tema de salud actual y ofrece consejos prácticos y soluciones sensibles a los problemas cotidianos que se interponen en lo que la mayoría de las personas quieren hacer: ¡vivir bien y comer bien!

El tema de agosto es “Mantenerse completo en un mundo procesado”

Cuando: 25 de agosto de 1-2 PM

Programa realizado virtualmente a través de Zoom, conferencia telefónica disponible

Inscribase para Conversaciones Frescas aqui

Contacto: Nina Christensen a 303-441-3774

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:

  • Aug. 16 – Carbohydrate Counting and Glycemic Index
  • 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 infohealthyaging@bouldercounty.org 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.

Learn more at our Falls Prevention webpage!

Nutrition Counseling

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?

Wellness Programs

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:

About one in three adults over the age of 65 will fall in a given year and this number increases with each decade. Unfortunately many falls result in significant injury and can lead to reduced independence. These are frightening statistics and not surprisingly, many people become quite afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an eight week program designed to help people reduce their fear of falling and increase their physical activity. Classes include discussions on how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing physical activity, make changes in the home to reduce the risk of falling and practice exercises to increase strength, balance and flexibility.

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, yet societal expectations of older adults has changed very little. What should we do with this gift of living longer? The Aging Mastery Program is a comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity. The five-week program encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, enhanced well-being and increased connectedness to communities.

Has your doctor told you that you have pre-diabetes? By eating a healthy diet, losing small amounts of weight and getting regular physical activity, many people can avoid developing diabetes. The year-long Diabetes Prevention Program provides support as participants work to adopt a healthier life style.

Nearly 50% of all adults have at least one chronic health condition. Living with ongoing health problems can significantly limit daily activities, zap your energy and interfere with your quality of life. Healthier Living is a chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University. In this six-week workshop, you will learn the skills to manage chronic health problems and get back to enjoying your life.

Living with diabetes presents a number of daily and ongoing concerns. Our Healthier Living Program was developed by Stanford University to address these challenges and improve your ability to cope with pain, fatigue, stress and frustration. Topics include goal setting, making healthy food choices, meal planning, working with your health care team, developing an exercise program, and foot care.

Learn the skills needed to manage living with chronic pain. Our six-week course includes techniques to deal with pain, frustration, isolation and poor sleep; tips for managing activity and rest levels; goal setting and problem solving; and gentle exercises to improve overall fitness.

Getting regular exercise can be as simple as adopting a regular walking plan. Research has shown that walking can reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and most other chronic conditions and help people improve their fitness levels. In addition to walking and stretching, this six week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation includes brief health education lessons.

Nutrition Programs

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 and managing chronic diseases that older adults may experience. Older adults can access good 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:

We facilitate a diabetes support group located at the Lafayette Senior Center which convenes on the first Monday of the month (schedule can change) from 11-12 pm. We welcome any Boulder County resident over 60 as well as caregivers. Please call 303-441-4995 for more information.

We partner with Boulder Nutrition and Exercise to offer two nutrition counseling sessions per year to older adults who are over 60. A nutrition counseling session is a way for older adults to get individual attention to their nutrition needs. Sessions can be conducted over the phone or in Boulder. There is no cost for this service, but donations are welcome. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 303-678-6115 and leave your contact information.

We coordinate and provide nutrition education for older adults, family caregivers, and service providers, such as home care agencies. Education presentations are conducted at senior centers and other community locations. Call 303-441-4995 for more information.

  • We fund, create menus, and provide regulatory oversight for the Louisville, Nederland and Allenspark senior meal programs.
  • We coordinate the Boulder County Senior Food Security Collective to address food security among older adults in Boulder County. This group is comprised of nutrition providers throughout the county.
  • We are also a member of the Colorado Association of Nutrition Services Directors and the National Association of Nutrition Service Providers.
  • We assist meal providers in menu planning and catering for therapeutic diets (upon request).
  • We share nutritional guidance and available resources with community groups.

Additional Opportunities

  • 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.

Contact Us


Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

Main: 303-441-3570

to the Aging Well e-newsletter.


Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306