BSU Center for Study of Aging is holding focus groups and needs participants

Received from Tami Cirerol, Graduate Research Assistant BSU

Boise State University’s Center for Study of Aging (CSA), in partnership with Boise City Parks and Recreation Department, is conducting an age-friendly assessment of the community.  The project, based on protocol developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), will provide the City of Boise with action-focused findings from older adults, caregivers of older adults, and organizations who provide services to older adults in Boise.  The implementation of this assessment will enable the City of Boise to enhance the age-friendliness of the community and join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

 Your participation in this important initiative is welcomed.  Here are two ways you can get involved:

1.     If you are an older adult residing in Boise -OR- a caregiver of an older adult, -OR- a representative from an organization providing services to older adults in Boise, please complete the City of Boise Age Friendly Assessment Survey, LINK IS NOW CLOSED (3-16 2015 update).

2.     If you are a caregiver of an older adult residing in Boise and are interested in participating in a focus group about the age-friendliness of the community, please contact Tami Cirerol at tamicirerol@boisestate.edu or the Center at 426-5899.  The Caregiver Focus Group will be held Thursday, March 5th, at 1:00 p.m., at the Health Science Riverside building (950 Lusk), Room 106.

3.     If you are an older adult residing in Boise and interested in participating in a focus group about the age-friendliness of community, please contact Tami Cirerol at tamicirerol@boisestate.edu or the Center at 426-5899.  The focus group for older adults will be held on Friday, March 13th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Library located at Cole and Ustick, in the Bitterroot Conference Room.

Please Lock Your Car -Announcement from BPD

Boise Police join the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in alerting folks about a recent series of car break-ins taking place at remote parking areas, often at foothills recreation trailheads.
Many of these crimes have several things in common;
• They happened during the day
• Victims report leaving wallets, purses or other items inside their vehicle, often in plain view
• Although the vehicles were reported to be locked, thieves smashed in the windows to get the items.

What can you do?
Officers say these crimes are a good reminder to all of us to always lock our cars and leave valuables at home. If you’re hiking or biking, local sporting goods stores sell small pouches to carry car keys and driver’s licenses.


And as always, watch out for each other. If you see activity that looks oddly suspicious, call 911 right away!

Thank you.

 

Public Information Office

Boise Police Department

BSU’s Center for Study of Aging Needs Your Input

Received today:

Boise State University’s Center for Study of Aging, in partnership with Boise City Parks and Recreation Department, is conducting an age-friendly assessment of the community.  The purpose of this project is to gather information about the positive and negative experiences of older adults living in Boise, of caregivers of older adults, and of service providers in Boise.  The survey information will be shared with administrators employed at the City of Boise and used for planning purposes.

The survey will be available until March 16, 2015.  To access the survey, click on the following link.   

City of Boise Age-Friendly Assessment

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