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Boomers Leading Change Launches Fellowship Program

Boomers Leading Change Launches Fellowship Program

Experience EngAGEd is our brand new year-long fellowship program for men and women over 50 who will serve at various nonprofits to address community needs. It will be an opportunity to make significant contribution while also making a real social impact. We will begin speaking to those interested in August 2019. For now please visit our online Information sign up sheet to get more information sent to you regarding this exciting new opportunity! Click on button below:

Great New Opportunity with CCHI and Boomers!

Great New Opportunity with CCHI and Boomers!

Although most Coloradans now have health insurance coverage, many still struggle with high insurance premiums and unaffordable out-of-pocket costs.

CCHI launched the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) to address the rise in the number of consumers who are facing unfair or unexpected medical bills or who have been sent to collections by a healthcare provider or carrier.

BLC and CCHI are looking for people to fill these new volunteer opportunities where you can play a critical role helping Coloradans achieve financial stability by empowering consumers as they navigate the often frustrating world of health care billing and claims This position, called the Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Volunteer, requires a 6-month commitment with an option to extend, working one or more 4-hour shifts per week.

If you’re as excited about this new position as we are, please contact Shannon Randall at Boomers Leading Change at:
srandall@boomersleadingchange.org

A NEW YEAR: And A Time to Get Creative with A Purpose

A NEW YEAR: And A Time to Get Creative with A Purpose

 

It’s a brand new year, a time to start new projects. This year do something different to give your new year a boost that will last. Boomers Leading Change offers people age 50+ many chances to engage on a new level. Entering its ninth year, the organization coordinates high-impact volunteer opportunities at numerous agencies across metropolitan Denver.
“Boomers gives you the platform to spread your wings,” says Elsie Humes, a volunteer who gives one day a week to hospice work.
She is one of 116 volunteers contributing time and talent to programs at 41 nonprofit partners. Examples of some of the Volunteer positions include helping older patients navigate the health care system, teaching English to refugees, assisting immigrants with medical issues, advising on access to social resources, and so much more.

 

“Boomers gives you the platform to spread your wings,” says Elsie Humes, a volunteer who gives one day a week to hospice work.

 

Maryann Touitou retired from Red Rocks Community College and was looking for a structured project to get involved in. She applied with Boomers Leading Change and landed a position with Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Now she spends about ten hours a week working with Senior Solutions at JFS. “I work with the most vulnerable clients to decrease social isolation,” she says. She drives clients to doctor appointments or get a haircut or whatever they need.
“I’m not a social worker and I don’t have a background in geriatrics. I’m a person who listens and cares.”
Says Maryann, “I feel I am doing something purposeful, something that has an impact on individuals and the community.”
“If improving your health is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then volunteering may be for you,” says Phil Nash, executive director of Boomers Leading Change. “Many studies show that volunteering two or more hours a week improves both your physical health and your emotional health, especially for older adults. One study shows that older people with a sense of meaning and purpose live 7.5 years longer.”
He adds, “Think about it—that many more New Years to make resolutions!”
Boomers Leading Change coordinates skills-based volunteer positions at organizations across Metro Denver.
To learn more, attend an upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Jan. 16 at 10-11:00 a.m. or Jan. 29 at 4-5:00 p.m. For location and more information, call 303-426-6637 or visit BoomersLeadingChange.org.