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Larimer County Office on Aging

The Larimer County Office on Aging (LCOA), which is located in the Department of Human Services, is the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Larimer County. As one of sixteen AAA's in Colorado, LCOA receives funding from the Federal Older Americans Act and the Older Coloradoans Fund to provide services to Larimer County residents who are 60 and older, and to serve as the lead agency for planning and coordinating those services. Included in the LCOA service area are the communities of Berthoud, Estes Park, Fort Collins, LaPorte, Loveland and Wellington, as well as the rural areas of the county.

The LCOA distributes approximately $500,000 year in funding to agencies that provide services for seniors in Larimer County, including congregate meals, transportation, legal assistance and many more. These agencies are referred to as our funded community partners. In addition, the LCOA staff provides direct services and programs to older adults.

Announcements and News

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 12, 2015, Larimer County celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a half day event at The Ranch, showcasing the good work done in the county to reduce the instance of elder abuse and to discuss next steps. Please click on the link below to access the PowerPoint presentation given by our esteemed keynote speaker for the event, Paul Greenwood, Deputy Assistant Attorney, Head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit for the San Diego District Court.

larimer.co.networkofcare.org/aging/content.aspx 

Summit on Aging

On May 7, 2015, the Summit on Aging was held at the Fort Collins Senior Center. The event was sponsored by the Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities in order to educate, prepare and inspire community leaders about the effect of the major growth of the aging population in our community. 

Videos from featured speakers:
 
Sandy Markwood, CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Age-Friendly Communities: What’s in it for You?
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Andrew Scharlach, PhD, Eugene & Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at UC Berkeley
What’s Working? Age-Friendly Initiatives in the U.S.
 
Elizabeth Garner, Colorado State Demographer
Age Demographics and Forecasts

 

Lynda Meyer, Program Manager, Larimer County Office on Aging
Bonnie Shetler, Chair, Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities
Discussion of the Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities
 
Martin Shields, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University
Economics of Aging in Larimer County
 
Elisabeth Borden, Principal, The Highland Group
The Next 25 Years: The Importance of Housing to an Age-Friendly Larimer County

  

Community Resource Website and Service Directory

Visit the website at LCOA.networkofcare.org.

  • Searchable Service Directory
  • Information on Medicare and Medicaid
  • Choosing Long-Term Care
  • Information on Assistive Devices/Medical Equipment
  • Chronic Disease/Symptoms/Medications
  • Current State and Federal Legislation
  • National, State and Local Links
  • Community Announcements and Calendar

 

 
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Address: 2601 Midpoint Drive Suite 112
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (970) 498-7750
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Mission statement

The Larimer County Office on Aging will assist older adults, age 60 and older, in maintaining health, dignity, independence, and quality of life by advocating, planning, coordinating, and delivering services and programs with an emphasis on meeting the needs of those who are socially and/or economically disadvantaged.

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