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  • Members of the Summit to collectively come together to discuss an important issue of aging review what assets and resources the community has brainstorm what is needed or missing craft a vision statement to guide ongoing collaboration that leads the community towards steps of meeting aging readiness.
  • Education about services and resourcesRaise awareness of community resources and services*Education to dr.’s about services ie: hospiceCentralized source or ‘clearing house’ to disperse accurate info Need more services and providersMore services, increase providers, options, access for a growing populationMore facilities for patients with Medicaid and behavior issuesIncentive for professionals to work in gerontology- tuition reimbursement* CommunicationBetter communication between health care providers*Way for families to communicate about ADs, POAs, assets, resources, insurances Uncategorized Health NeedsBetter reimbursement rates for providers- Medicare and ‘MedicaidAccess other hospitals’ recruitment methods for gero practitioners
  • Connecting with Services and ResourcesReferral sources- OOA, Aspen ClubResource GuideMany volunteersReaching out/connecting with Nurse Practitioners and Physician AssistantsDoctor partnerships to provide rural care (Front Range docs going to Goodland, KS)Uncategorized Health Care Resources/AssetsQuality of health care*Desirable location of community for all generations 
  • Education- Provide and ObtainCommunication and education to all area hospitals- contact Diane Barrata (NICHE)Connect with political groups, policy makers, key community members, leadership groupsEducate populationLearn from other culturesCollaborative Health CareStrengthen partnerships between providersProvide care outside of office- telehealth, telemedicine Uncategorized Health Care OpportunitiesAdvocate for seniors
  • Central Resource for Housing NeedsSocial connectionsDatabase of trusted providersResources for low income, special needs seniorsAffordable housing for low income seniorsEducation about homeless, homebound and extreme poverty seniorsLow-cost Durable Medical Equipment (DME)Intentional CommunitiesLess age segregation, mix of generationsCommunal livingUncategorized Housing NeedsAffordable legal servicesHousing designs to be adaptable with aging stagesAssistance with moving logistics
  • Community Based ResourcesResources Guide/Blue Book*Strong community activists and advocates for eldersUniversities- CSU and UNC, FRCCFoundation on AgingVolunteers*140 Faith Based communities*Senior Centers- Ft. Collins, Loveland, Estes, WellingtonMany senior services (businesses, non-profits, etc.) that work together non-competitively211TransportationTop notch medical facilities*Food bankNational ResourcesAARPGovernment ResourcesVeteran servicesHousing Authority
  • Versatile HousingAccessibility or walk scores associated to homesMixed use developmentEmpty buildings could be retrofittedBuild housing that fosters at risk youth with seniors, mentorship* Collaboration of established organizations for knowledge, creativity and growthGrant writing for funding through foundationsPrograms connecting with university*An educated, involved community open to more engagementUncategorized Housing OpportunitiesCreate central entry point for seniorsLand use codes- city and county*  

Larimer County Summit on Aging - Breakouts Findings 3 3 10 Larimer County Summit on Aging - Breakouts Findings 3 3 10 Presentation Transcript

  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Findings from the Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Kelly Blanchard and Brittany Silvers
    Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education
    Fellows in Gerontological Social Work
    Colorado State University
    School of Social Work
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation on Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    Presenter/Organization
    This presentation will provide an overview of the following:
    • Mission and history on the Foundation on Aging
    • Context for convening the Summit on Aging
    • Demographics of Summit attendees
    • The agenda for the Summit on Aging
    • Findings from the Summit on Aging breakout sessions
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING
    The Foundation on Aging for Larimer County has the mission to address the needs of older adults, raise community awareness of those needs, and foster solutions that improve quality of life.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING
    • In 1986 Mildred Arnold, a local resident, directed part of her estate to be used in support of the issues and needs of the aging and elderly.
    • The Foundation on Aging was established to administer the funds according to her bequest.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATIN ON AGING
    • In 2007, in response to decreasing funding for senior services, the Foundation on Aging and the Larimer County Office on Aging initiated a formal collaboration effort to increase supports available to older adults .
    • In 2009 the idea for the Summit on Aging was hatched.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT ON AGING
    • Engage Larimer County community stakeholders in developing new and creative solutions to unmet needs of seniors.
    • Create awareness and educate Larimer County community stakeholders about the needs of older adults and the resources required to meet such needs.
    • Maintain and strengthen FOA’s rapid response emergency grants program as a safety net for unmet needs of seniors.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    THE SUMMIT ON AGING
    • On Friday, January 22, 2010, the Foundation on Aging convened the Larimer County Summit on Aging.
    • The Summit took place at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  
    • Total number of participants at the Summit: 157.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    DEMOGRAPHICS
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    DEMOGRAPHICS
    Participant Representation from Various Professions or Sectors
    Profession or Sector # of Participants % of Participants
    Providers 55 35%
    FOA/OOA 14 9%
    Education/Research 10 6%
    Business 10 6%
    Government 8 5%
    Housing/Transp. 15 10%
    Media 4 3%
    Faith Community 9 6%
    Uncategorized 32 20%
    Total 157 100%
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    Presenter/Organization
    SUMMIT AGENDA
    Summit Overview Bonnie Shetler & Margaret Long
    Welcoming Remarks Tom Donnelly
    Keynote Address Philip B. Stafford, PhD
    Profile Of Aging in Larimer County Susanna D. Bozinovski, PhD
    Panel Presentations:
    Health Care Roger Bermingham, MD
    Support Services Diane Stobnicke, MPA, BA
    Transportation Gary D. Thomas, BBA, SPHR
    Housing Janice M. Blanchard, MSPH
    Breakout Discussions
    Summary & Closing Remarks Bonnie Shetler
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    Presenter/Organization
    PURPOSE OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HEALTH CARE
    What are the key needs or the main problems around health care for current and future seniors in Larimer County?
    • Education About Services and Resources
    • Need More Services and Providers
    • Communication
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HEALTH CARE
    What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address health care?
    • Connecting with Services and Resources
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HEALTH CARE
    What are the opportunities for improvement around health care in Larimer County?
    • Education- Provide and Obtain
    • Collaborative Health Care
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HEALTH CARE
    Vision Statement
    In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…
    All seniors are aware and understand the resources available to them; livable and healthy; receive adequate financial resources to meet their needs; through a coordinated environment are receiving the health care they need; preplan and move to more self-responsibility.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    SUPPORT SERVICES
    What are the key needs or the main problems around support services for current and future seniors in Larimer County?
    • Affordability and availability of community services
    • Education and awareness
    • Quality of Life
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    SUPPORT SERVICES
    What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address support services?
    • Community Based Resources
    • National Resources
    • Government Resources
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    SUPPORT SERVICES
    What are the opportunities for improvement around support services in Larimer County?
    • Financial
    • Education and outreach
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    SUPPORT SERVICES
    Vision Statement
    In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…
    Is a model of innovation that demonstrates high quality and respectful elder friendly communities.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    TRANSPORTATION
    What are the key needs or the main problems around transportation for current and future seniors in Larimer County?
    • Public transportation logistics
    • Education and awareness
    • Alternative options
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    TRANSPORTATION
    What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address transportation?
    • Community Based Resources
    • Government Resources
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    TRANSPORTATION
    What are the opportunities for improvement around transportation in Larimer County?
    • Structural Improvements
    • Education and awareness
    • Untapped resources
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    TRANSPORTATION
    Vision Statement
    In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…
    Will know how and can easily access a safe, affordable, enjoyable and reliable transportation system service that keeps them connected to our community.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HOUSING
    What are the key needs or the main problems around housing for current and future seniors in Larimer County?
    • Central Resource for Housing Needs
    • Resources for low income, special needs seniors
    • Intentional Communities
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HOUSING
    What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address housing?
    • Community Based Resources
    • National Resources
    • Government Resources
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HOUSING
    What are the opportunities for improvement around housing in Larimer County?
    • Versatile Housing
    • Collaboration of established organizations for knowledge, creativity and growth
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    HOUSING
    Vision Statement
    In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…
    All seniors have options for housing that are accessible, integrated with the greater community, allow for intentional interdependence, and provide a meaningful quality of life.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    THEMES FROM THE SUMMIT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
    • Education and Awareness
    • Advocacy
    • Volunteers Available
    • Single Reference Source/Point of Entry
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County
  • Larimer County Summit on Aging
    Blanchard and Silvers/CSU
    CONCLUSION
    Underlying all of the findings from the Larimer County Summit on Aging is the reality that we, as a community, need to rally together to show our commitment to value, respect and provide for our seniors.
    March 3, 2010
    Foundation On Aging for Larimer County