The city’s Housing and Human Services Department has released the 2021 Older Adult Services Annual Report. Older Adult Services (OAS) aims to inspire and empower older adults to age well through community connection, learning and play. OAS provides a continuum of services from health and wellness to lifelong learning, case management and supportive services.
“The work of our Older Adult Services staff is incredible, especially over the last year as we faced our second year of the pandemic,” shared Eden Bailey, Older Adult Services Manager. “The team worked hard to ensure that older adults had access to our services and program when they needed them the most and their dedication continues to amaze me."
Key highlights of the report include:
- The West Age Well Center continued to provide onsite and virtual programs, fully reopening for in-person services in August
- 916 participants attended 540 onsite programs
- 1,868 participants engaged in 181 online programs
- 803 services were delivered by Client Services Coordinators
- OAS distributed over $70K to support the transportation, personal assistive, housing, healthcare, food access and caregiving needs of community members
In 2022, OAS plans to increase the number of in-person programs and services available to continue to meet the needs of older adults in the Boulder community.
To learn more about the programs and services offered by Older Adults Services and to read the full report, visit the city’s website.