Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Findings from the Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Kelly Blanchard and Brittany Sil...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />This presentation will prov...
 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</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING<br />The Foundation ...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING<br /><ul><li> In 198...
 The Foundation on Aging was established to administer the funds according to her bequest.</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Fo...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATIN ON AGING<br /><ul><li> In 2007...
 In 2009 the idea for the Summit on Aging was hatched. </li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer Count...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer Cou...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT ON AGING<br /><ul><li>Engage Larim...
Create awareness and educate Larimer County community stakeholders about the needs of older adults and the resources requi...
Maintain and strengthen FOA’s rapid response emergency grants program as a safety net for unmet needs of seniors.</li></ul...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />THE SUMMIT ON AGING<br /><ul><li>On Friday, January 22,...
The Summit took place at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  
Total number of participants at the Summit:  157.</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />	DEMOGRAPHICS<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Ag...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />DEMOGRAPHICS <br />Participant Representation from Vari...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />SUMMIT AGENDA<br />Summit O...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />PURPOSE OF BREAKOUT SESSION...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are the key needs or the main pro...
Need More Services and Providers
Communication</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are community assets that are bei...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are the opportunities for improve...
Collaborative Health Care</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />Vision Statement<br />In a Larimer Cou...
Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />SUPPORT SERVICES<br />What are the key needs or the mai...
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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

    1. 1. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Findings from the Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Kelly Blanchard and Brittany Silvers<br />Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education<br />Fellows in Gerontological Social Work<br />Colorado State University<br />School of Social Work<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation on Aging for Larimer County <br />
    2. 2. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />This presentation will provide an overview of the following:<br /><ul><li> Mission and history on the Foundation on Aging
    3. 3. Context for convening the Summit on Aging
    4. 4. Demographics of Summit attendees
    5. 5. The agenda for the Summit on Aging
    6. 6. Findings from the Summit on Aging breakout sessions</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    7. 7. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING<br />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.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    8. 8. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION ON AGING<br /><ul><li> 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.
    9. 9. The Foundation on Aging was established to administer the funds according to her bequest.</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    10. 10. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATIN ON AGING<br /><ul><li> 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 .
    11. 11. In 2009 the idea for the Summit on Aging was hatched. </li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    12. 12. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    13. 13. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT ON AGING<br /><ul><li>Engage Larimer County community stakeholders in developing new and creative solutions to unmet needs of seniors.
    14. 14. Create awareness and educate Larimer County community stakeholders about the needs of older adults and the resources required to meet such needs.
    15. 15. Maintain and strengthen FOA’s rapid response emergency grants program as a safety net for unmet needs of seniors.</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    16. 16. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />THE SUMMIT ON AGING<br /><ul><li>On Friday, January 22, 2010, the Foundation on Aging convened the Larimer County Summit on Aging.
    17. 17. The Summit took place at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  
    18. 18. Total number of participants at the Summit: 157.</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    19. 19. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br /> DEMOGRAPHICS<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    20. 20. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />DEMOGRAPHICS <br />Participant Representation from Various Professions or Sectors <br />Profession or Sector # of Participants % of Participants<br />Providers 55 35%<br />FOA/OOA 14 9%<br />Education/Research 10 6%<br />Business 10 6%<br />Government 8 5%<br />Housing/Transp. 15 10%<br />Media 4 3%<br />Faith Community 9 6%<br />Uncategorized 32 20%<br />Total 157 100%<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    21. 21. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />SUMMIT AGENDA<br />Summit Overview Bonnie Shetler & Margaret Long<br /> Welcoming Remarks Tom Donnelly<br /> Keynote Address Philip B. Stafford, PhD<br />Profile Of Aging in Larimer County Susanna D. Bozinovski, PhD<br /> Panel Presentations: <br /> Health Care Roger Bermingham, MD<br /> Support Services Diane Stobnicke, MPA, BA<br /> Transportation Gary D. Thomas, BBA, SPHR<br /> Housing Janice M. Blanchard, MSPH<br /> Breakout Discussions<br /> Summary & Closing Remarks Bonnie Shetler<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    22. 22. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />Presenter/Organization<br />PURPOSE OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    23. 23. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are the key needs or the main problems around health care for current and future seniors in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li>Education About Services and Resources
    24. 24. Need More Services and Providers
    25. 25. Communication</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    26. 26. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address health care?<br /><ul><li>Connecting with Services and Resources</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    27. 27. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />What are the opportunities for improvement around health care in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li>Education- Provide and Obtain
    28. 28. Collaborative Health Care</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    29. 29. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HEALTH CARE<br />Vision Statement<br />In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…<br />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.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    30. 30. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />SUPPORT SERVICES<br />What are the key needs or the main problems around support services for current and future seniors in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li> Affordability and availability of community services
    31. 31. Education and awareness
    32. 32. Quality of Life</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    33. 33. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />SUPPORT SERVICES<br />What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address support services?<br /><ul><li>Community Based Resources
    34. 34. National Resources
    35. 35. Government Resources</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    36. 36. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />SUPPORT SERVICES<br />What are the opportunities for improvement around support services in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li> Financial
    37. 37. Education and outreach</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    38. 38. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />SUPPORT SERVICES<br />Vision Statement<br />In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…<br />Is a model of innovation that demonstrates high quality and respectful elder friendly communities.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    39. 39. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />What are the key needs or the main problems around transportation for current and future seniors in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li> Public transportation logistics
    40. 40. Education and awareness
    41. 41. Alternative options</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    42. 42. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address transportation?<br /><ul><li>Community Based Resources
    43. 43. Government Resources</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    44. 44. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />What are the opportunities for improvement around transportation in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li> Structural Improvements
    45. 45. Education and awareness
    46. 46. Untapped resources</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    47. 47. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />TRANSPORTATION<br />Vision Statement<br />In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…<br />Will know how and can easily access a safe, affordable, enjoyable and reliable transportation system service that keeps them connected to our community.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    48. 48. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HOUSING<br />What are the key needs or the main problems around housing for current and future seniors in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li>Central Resource for Housing Needs
    49. 49. Resources for low income, special needs seniors
    50. 50. Intentional Communities</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    51. 51. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HOUSING<br />What are community assets that are being mobilized already to address housing?<br /><ul><li>Community Based Resources
    52. 52. National Resources
    53. 53. Government Resources</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    54. 54. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HOUSING<br />What are the opportunities for improvement around housing in Larimer County?<br /><ul><li>Versatile Housing
    55. 55. Collaboration of established organizations for knowledge, creativity and growth</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    56. 56. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />HOUSING<br />Vision Statement<br />In a Larimer County that has achieved aging readiness, and is livable and healthy for our seniors…<br />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.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    57. 57. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />THEMES FROM THE SUMMIT BREAKOUT SESSIONS<br /><ul><li> Education and Awareness
    58. 58. Advocacy
    59. 59. Volunteers Available
    60. 60. Single Reference Source/Point of Entry</li></ul>March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />
    61. 61. Larimer County Summit on Aging<br />Blanchard and Silvers/CSU<br />CONCLUSION<br />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.<br />March 3, 2010<br /> Foundation On Aging for Larimer County <br />

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