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.
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging now offers one place to sign up for Healthy Aging classes – boco.org/AAALearns.
Find the most up-to-date offering of classes and register through AAA Learns. Clients or representatives must create an account to register for available classes. All classes are currently still virtual and offered through the Zoom platform.
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.
To learn more, email email@example.com.
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.
Programa realizado virtualmente una vez al mes a través de Zoom, conferencia telefónica disponible. Para las próximas fechas y para inscribirse: http://www.boco.org/AAALearns
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. These classes run from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes in 2022 include:
- Apr. 18 – Understanding the Impact of Sodium on Diabetes
- May 16 – Heart Healthy Eating Principles
- June 20 – Alcohol and Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes
- July 18 – Gastroparesis and Celiac Diets
- Aug. 15 – Exercise for Diabetes Management
- Sept. 19 – Carbohydrate Counting and Glycemic Index
- Oct. 17 – Kidney Health
- Nov. 21 – Holiday Eating Guidance
- No class in Dec.
Boulder & Broomfield Food Security Network (FSN)
The Boulder & Broomfield Food Security Network (FSN) is a coalition of food access advocates throughout Boulder and Broomfield Counties. A resource was needed for our neighbors to collectively understand all the food access resources within Boulder and Broomfield Counties. In response, the FSN has created a helpful calendar (links below).
- Access the calendar in English here.
- Acceda al calendario en español aquí
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.