Colorado Senior Lobby is working with the Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging (c4a) to produce and distribute informative flyers that review the work Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) do to serve older adults in Colorado. These flyers will be distributed to Colorado Legislators every other week with the assistance of Representative Jonathan Singer (D) – District 11, Boulder County and Senator Nancy Todd, (D) – District 28, Arapahoe County.
This first issue is an overview of the services that Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) provide. Click on the flyer to read the entire article but as a quick overview, AAAs provide the following:
- Area Agencies on Aging respond to the needs of older adults (60+) and their family caregivers in the communities they serve through advocacy, funding, direct service, planning, and education.
- AAAs work with public and private partners to respond to the unique needs in their communities.
- The sixteen AAAs in Colorado play a pivotal role in assessing local needs, developing programs, and creating service plans that build upon local community strengths.
- In their local communities, AAAs maximize service potential and avoid duplication of effort by partnering with local agencies.
- The AAAs also advocate for improved services for older adults and their families.
- Colorado’s changing demographics mean a quarter of our population will be 60+ by 2050, up from 18 percent in 2016.
- AAAs have an opportunity to help people who can remain in their home with the right supportive services, to serving an older adult who benefits from the wellness and socialization opportunities provided at congregate meal sites.
- AAA services make a difference in the lives of older adults across the state.
Please download and distribute this flyer to others that will benefit from this information. Call or email us with any questions.
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