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    2012 Jefferson County Summit on Aging & May is Older American Month

    The aging of the Baby Boomers, Jefferson County’s changing landscape, and aging well

    (Golden, CO) – Jefferson County has a rapidly changing landscape, with the largest number of adults age 60 and over in Colorado and that number expected to double by the year 2030. For the past four years, Jefferson County’s Strategic Plan for Aging Well has been exploring this aging population and will be holding the Third Annual Jefferson County Summit on Aging on Tuesday, June 19, 8:30am – 4:30pm, WaterStone Community Church, 5890 South Alkire Street in Littleton.

    Anyone who serves older citizens or has an interest in Jefferson County’s aging population is encouraged to attend. Come hear from national, state and local leaders about the state of affairs for seniors; attend several informational workshops on topics including: basic needs, care giving & supportive services, health, mental health, wellness & prevention, housing, social & civic engagement and transportation & mobility; and visit more than two dozen exhibitors showcasing resources available to seniors.

    “Jefferson County takes great pride in its older citizens and has developed numerous projects around making the county the best place to grow old. The Summit on Aging is one of those projects and is a great resource for Jefferson County,” states Susan Franklin, Project Manager, Jefferson County Department of Human Services.

    May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize the contributions and achievements of older adults. The theme for Older Americans Month 2012, Never Too Old to Play, encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. During Older Americans Month purple ribbons will hang from trees at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building, Human Services Building, and District Attorney’s Office to show appreciation for the older adults in our communities. County employees will also be invited to wear purple, the color of adult protection, and attend a Proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month.

    For more information on Older Americans Month contact Lynnae Flora at 303-271-4658 or visit this website.

    Register for the Aging Well Summit online or call 303-235-6943. Early registration is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials for the day. Early registration ends June 12 (after June 12 the price to attend will increase). Questions? Contact Susan Franklin, 303-271-4051.

    For a full detailed report on “Aging Well” in Jefferson County, check out the Aging Well in Jefferson County Report & Strategic Plans which provides information on everything concerning the aging population from basic needs to transportation and mobility.

    May 11, 2012

    Last Updated: 6-17-2013