History of the Foundation on Aging
The Foundation on Aging for Larimer County (FOA) was founded as a charitable organization 501(c)(3) in 1986. We are primarily a volunteer organization with minimal overhead and an established track record, which is actively engaged in trying to raise the level of awareness of issues facing all seniors.
We believe in and actively support the power of collaboration amongst all community resources. Along with the Larimer County Office on Aging, we play a leadership role in bringing various interests to the table. Our primary concern is for those seniors who do not qualify for low income benefits yet do not have sufficient income to adequately meet their needs. We work with the Office on Aging to aggressively address the problem of diminishing resources in the face of increasing need among seniors.
FOA’s 29 years of experience has taught us that we must continue our rapid response to seniors' emergency needs, including providing grants to cover emergency expenses, as well as promoting compassion and attention to seniors as individuals.
In 2010 FOA, in partnership with the Larimer County Office on Aging, launched the 2010 Summit on Aging to begin a community wide dialogue on the issues facing seniors in Larimer County.
In 2015 FOA hosted the 2015 Summit on Aging, Creating Age Friendly Communities, in partnership with the Larimer County Office on Aging and 7 other community organizations.
|Foundation on Aging for Larimer County||Larimer County Office on Aging|
|Loveland Senior Advisory Board||Fort Collins Senior Advisory Board|
|Fort Collins Area Interfaith Council||CSU Center for Public Deliberation|
|Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado||AARP Colorado|
|UCHealth Aspen Club||Fort Collins Human Relations Commission
From this event, the Partnership for Age Friendly Communities (PAFC) was created to continue the efforts of creating and sustaining Larimer County as an excellent place to grow up and grow old.