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Longmont Rotary Club
September 22, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
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Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
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CLUB NEWS 
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Lindsay Parsons is an advocate for aging in Boulder County. She has a background in Public Health and leads communication and research efforts for the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA). The agency supplies services to older adults in Boulder County and leads strategic planning on aging well in Boulder County. There are 622 similar agencies across the United States.
 
In the area of advocacy, the organization leads the efforts in:
  • Financial Assistance
  • Fiscal Programmatic Compliance and Reporting
  • Communications
  • Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965
 
The agency offers older adults resources on:
  • meals
  • caregiver support
  • health promotion
  • benefits enrollment
  • in-home services
 
Ageism (discrimination because of age) exists in our society. One in four adults reports incidents of ageism. BCAAA has a resource line at 303-441-1617 where older adults can call and get information on resources and report incidents involving ageism.
 
Some of the programs offered by BCAAA include:
  • Veterans benefits webinar series
  • Long term care ombudsmen
  • Healthy aging
  • Medicare basics classes
  • LGBTQ programming and project visibility
  • Respite companion volunteer program
  • Access to dental services
  • Communication, training and opportunities for connection
Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin reminded members about the gathering of friends that will take place on Thursday, October 22, from 5:00-6:00 PM  at High Plains Bank. Beer and wine will be served and attendees are asked to bring their own snacks relative to regulations regarding food due to COVID-19. This outdoor event will encourage members to contribute to our Polio Plus drive that centers around World Polio Day on October 24. Checks and change will be accepted at the event.
  • Rose also reminded members about the membership challenge that is currently open to club members. The member that recruits the most guests to our Zoom meetings and join our club, will win a $100 gift card to Sugarbeet. Questions can be directed to Rose Crispin or Sam Smith.
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays
Janet Day - October 1
Roger Lange - October 3
Phil Crews - October 8
Bruce Hellbaum - October 10
Guy Scoma - October 14
Anne Reynolds-Smith - October 17
Leona Stoecker - October 17
Stan Ladd - October 22
Dave Ferro - October 26
Joe Perrotto - October 31
 
Anniversaries
Sam Smith - October 5 - 13 years
Raeann Larsen - October 6 -  5 years
Carly Mayer - October 6 - 5 years
Leona Stoecker - October 6 - 28 years
Hal Bagley - October 14 - 6 years
Scott Dunn - October 26 - 10 years
Message from our Club President 


Hello Everyone,

 

The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  


A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.

 

Thanks

Dave

Speakers
Nov 03, 2020
COVID Grant Awards-2
Nov 10, 2020
The 14er's Project: Climbing 58 Peaks for ShelterBox
Nov 17, 2020
The Opp. Gap in Boulder County: How the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Is Helping to Close This Gap
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