Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 3620 20 Social &CommunityEngagement-ActionPlan Why it’s a priority The Current State - By the numbers Goal: Older adults enjoy and benefit from an array of relevant and accessible educational, cultural, and social opportunities that consider their unique needs and interests. Objectives: This goal focuses on increasing awareness among older adults about inclusive educational, cul- tural, and social opportunities in Eagle County. The goal also fo- cuses on educating program and event planners about how to bet- ter accommodate older adults. Implementation: The current strategy is focused on delivering information about so- cial & community events to older adults, and encouraging program and event planners to consider older adult sensory challenges and accessibility barriers when planning events. Creating opportunities for So- cial & Community engagement among older adults—and increas- ing communication about existing opportunities—will benefit not only the individuals engaging in these opportunities, but will also benefit the community as a whole. By taking steps to accommodate older adults, community groups will help increase the quality of life for these individuals and ben- efit themselves from the skills, talents, and experiences of older adults. 36 percent of older adults in the region can easily find information about which programs, services, or opportunities are available to them. 32 percent of older adults in the region have had a problem finding interesting recreational or cultural events to attend in the last year. 36% 32% Information gathered from: Northwest Colorado Council of Governments. 201 1. Rural Resort Region Gap Analysis of Services for an Aging Population. Boulder, CO: National Research Center, Inc. Eagle County Public Health Aging Well Initiative Key Informant Interviews Hispanidad. 2015. Eagle County Public Health Hispanic Senior Research Summary of Findings. Eagle, CO.