May 2, 2018
County Commissioners declare May “Older Americans’ Month” in Boulder County
68,000+ people age 60 and better call the county home
Boulder County, Colo. - As part of a nationwide declaration, the Boulder County Commissioners have designated May “Older Americans’ Month,” in a proclamation signed Tuesday, May 1. There are more than 68,000 people age 60 and older in Boulder County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and that number is growing. By 2040, Boulder County will be home to nearly 110,000 older adults.
Older adults are a vital part of the community. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is Engage at Every Age, shining a light on the ways that older adults and people of all ages can engage in their communities. More than ever before, older adults are volunteering, giving back, and interacting with their communities.
The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a division of the Boulder County Community Services Department, funds and provides services year-round to countless older adults and family caregivers. The AAA encourages everyone to recognize how older adults are engaging and inspiring others during Older Americans Month and throughout the year. Here are some related events scheduled for May.
- Aging Advisory Council Meeting, Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. – noon, Commissioners Hearing Room, Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder. One of a series of monthly advisory board meetings, this one will highlight the advocacy efforts of older adults, and engage attendees in a conversation around the state strategic plan for aging.
- Caregiving Symposium, Thursday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Plaza Convention Center, Longmont. Free educational event for family caregivers of older adults and those interested in caregiving issues. Register at 2018caregivingsymposium.eventbrite.com, or by calling 303-441-1685.
- Medicare Basics Class, Monday, May 21, 10 a.m. – noon, Longmont Senior Center, and Friday, May 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lafayette Senior Center. Anyone wanting to learn more about Medicare enrollment, benefits, costs, and choices should attend.