Loveland Bike Trail
 

Advisory Council Meeting

June 13, 2013

Minutes

Held at 2573 Midpoint Drive, Ste. 108

Fort Collins, Colorado  80525

 

Members Present:

Jay Adams

Nancy Arthur

David Born

 

Sharon Courtney

Helen Davis

Phil Elliott

 

Bonnie Glass

Howard Hay

Richard Hedlund

 

Judy Jones

Audrey Ketchum

Ken Lamport

 

Ellen Pihlstrom

Mary Shultz

Earl Stevens

 

Sharon Zamora

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members Absent :

Betty McBride

Katie Stieber

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Present:

Tina Barker

Monica Becker

Tina Corrigan-Hugo

 

Ruth Long

Katy Mason

Lynette McGowan

 

Lynda Meyer

Ed Rutherford

 

 

 

 

Guests Present:

Elaine Boni

Myles Crane

Cherrie Thornton

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Judy Jones called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTIONS

Ruth Long introduced Lynda Meyers, the new Office on Aging Program Manager.

TRIBUTE TO STAN ULRICH

A moment of silence and tribute was given for Stan Ulrich, a Council member who passed away on June 4.  Stan was on the Council for 20 years.  He will be sorely missed.

CONSIDERATION OF TODAY’S AGENDA AND MINUTES OF MAY 9, 2013

Minutes stand as presented.

OFFICE ON AGING PARTNER PRESENTATION:  Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) Greenhouse Concept; Nancy Fox, Vivage

Tina Barker introduced Nancy Fox to discuss the Greenhouse Project that will be built at Mirasol during the next few years.  Each home will be built for 10-12 residents with private bedrooms and bathrooms combined with open common spaces.  Each house will provide an innovated staff model that will give residents four times more contact and reduces staff turnover.

CHAIR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Judy Jones reported that the Executive Committee is happy to hear that Ruth will be extending her stay until the end of August.  The Committee discussed supporting the Summit on Aging and election of officers.

UPDATE ON OFFICE ON AGING

Ruth Long distributed information about FY14 budget.  A revised budget will be submitted in September.  At that time, we are likely to lose more federal dollars.  Ruth stated that she will be requesting a new fulltime employee to be added to the Office on Aging staff.  After September, we will look at increasing funding to some of our providers.  Ruth described some of the new allocations included in the current budget.  Since BATS is decreasing their service area to just to the town of Berthoud, we have received a request for $4,950 in program development funds from Golden Links/Berthoud Senior Center.  They will be building a program similar to SAINT in Berthoud.  Stepping Stones will be funded at $4,000 and Elderhaus has been increased from $12,000 to $18,000. 

 

Staff Reports:

Katy Mason reported on behalf of Linda Rumney.  Linda is planning to do a photo shoot on Wednesday, July 3 (now changed to July 17).  The photos will be used for our brochures and the Answers on Aging Resource Guide.  Three sites have been selected and Linda would like to have at least six people at each site.  Spouses and friends are welcome.  The first site will be at Old Town Square from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., the Fort Collins Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Lee Martinez Park at the Poudre River Trail from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Lynette McGowan reported that the Caregiver Pampering Day was very successful with 71 caregivers being pampered. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

David Born announced the recommendation of Ellen Pihlstrom as chair and Judy Jones as vice-chair.  Ellen and Judy were elected unanimously.

COMMITTEE & STAFF REPORTS

Community Education & Information Committee

No report given.

 

Grantee Management & Evaluation Committee

David Born reported that the Committee is discussing an internal evaluation plan for the Ombudsman program, ARCH Program, Family Caregiver Program and the Senior Tax Work-Off Program.  Ken Lamport has facilitated a meeting to help start the process of creating the plan.  David announced that the Committee supports Golden Links in creating a SAINT-like program.  The Committee also discussed the new state requirement for additional HIPPA insurance.

 

Public Policy & Advocacy Committee 

Helen Davis reported that the Committee has held two successful Health Care Forums in Loveland.  The Committee has invited Steve Johnson to attend their meeting in August. 


LIAISON REPORTS

Bridging the Gap Planning Committee

Jay Adams reported that the Bridging the Gap Luncheon will be held at the Hilton on Prospect Road on September 18.

 

Fort Collins Senior Advisory Board Report (SAB)

Cherrie Thornton reported that the SAB had a presentation on senior programs available through the Health District of Northern Larimer County. 

 

Cherrie stated that the SAB has agreed to be a sponsor of the Summit on Aging. 

 

Cherrie announced her resignation from the SAB.  The new Liaison will be Joann Thomas. 

 

Loveland Senior Advisory Board (SAB)

Earl Stevens distributed a copy of the latest brochure from the SAB. 

 

Foundation on Aging (FOA)

Mary Shultz reported that the FOA is working with a number of groups to plan the Summit on Aging.   

 

Human Relations Commission (HRC)

Myles Crane reported that the HRC is supporting the Summit on Aging.  The HRC is working with Touchstone Health Partners to put together a program on mental health.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

David Born announced that the Estes Park Senior Center had a successful fundraising breakfast.  The next one is planned for Saturday, July 13.

Katy announced that we will have four new members joining the Council next month.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Judy adjourned the meeting at 3:25 p.m.

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