The Multi-disciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was established in 1993 through an agreement between the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the deans of the schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the leadership of the University of Colorado Hospital. The mission of the center is to promote improved health for older adults through the establishment and continuation of high quality and innovative clinical programs; the education of community professionals in geriatrics and gerontology; an emphasis on multidisciplinary team care and activity; and the promotion of collaborative transdisciplinary efforts in basic, clinical, and health services research that span the university community.


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COVID-19 Updates and Vaccine Information

During this unprecedented time, it is important for older adults and their families to stay updated with the latest news and resources surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please click the graphic for information.

 

youtube iconCU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging launches YouTube Channel!  Please visit this channel in case you missed some of the programs to find the videos from various media interviews and educational opportunities.

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Building Resiliency During Challenging Times
Spring 2021 Webinar Series — Thursdays, 2-3pm (Mountain Time)

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  • Mindfulness: A Practical Approach for Savoring Moments in Each Day 
    April 15, 2021
  • Connect and Engage: Understanding Loneliness and Forging Deeper Relationships
    April 22, 2021
  • Adding Structure to Life with Flexibility and Purpose
    April 29, 2021
  • How to Age Successfully - A Discussion on Cognitive Resiliency
    May 6, 2021


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CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging hosts COAST-IT Program with CU Anschutz School of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine

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COAST-IT – Connecting Older Adults to Students Through Interprofessional Telecare

Brief Explanation of the Project

Older adults have been significantly impacted by loneliness and social isolation during COVID-19. At the same time, health professional students in their first 1-2 years of training have lost opportunities to have interactions with older adult patients. The team at the CU Anschutz Senior's Clinic hosts a social isolation outreach program where students from either the CU Anschutz pharmacy, nurse practitioner or dental medical school programs will pair with an older adult to have weekly to bi-monthly social phone calls. 

Pharmacy and Nursing students call older adults to break down isolation

These calls are meant to help older adult’s combat loneliness and the feeling of isolation that so many have experienced. The older adults, through these phone conversations, will help students in their future clinical practices improve their communication skills and better serve their older adult patients.  For many of these students, older adults will be their largest patient population, so working on honing their communication skills is extremely important to become better clinicians. If you are interested in participating yourself as an older adult in this program or are a service provider of a community of older adults and interested in having your residents participate please contact Jodi.waterhouse@cuanschutz.edu  

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Aging in Colorado


Value and Contributions of Older Coloradans

Older Coloradans are incredible contributors to the economy of the state.  See a snapshot of just a few of their many contributions to the economy and workforce in Colorado.

Impact of Older Adults in Colorado


840,000

65+ Population in Colorado in 2019

1.2 million

65+ Population in Colorado in 2030

24%

55+ Population in the Colorado workforce in 2040 (largest block in Colorado)

1/3

Colorado households that will be headed by person 65+ by 2040

Source: Colorado State Demography Office 2019