AGING IN NEW MEXICO
Healthy Aging in New Mexico
Based on the 2000 census projections, by 2030 New Mexico will move from 39th in the nation to 4th in the percentage of people older than 65. To raise awareness and begin to address this issue the Con Alma Health Foundation lead the EngAGE New Mexico initiative. Along with increased awareness of our aging population, Con Alma also seeks to increase funding support for this growing population.
Con Alma Health Foundation continues work to increase awareness of aging issues and build coalitions that would enhance the impact of grantmaking to better support New Mexico’s aging population. We work to identify ways to increase partnerships between public and private sectors to make New Mexico a model aging-friendly state, including developing advocacy positions and pushing for reform on behalf of the senior population. In this ongoing effort we are proud to support SHARE New Mexico by collaborating on a Community Initiative Page on the topic of Healthy Aging in New Mexico. We are also proud to support the Las Cumbres Community Services’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program.
The aim of the Healthy Aging Initiative page is to connect groups and individuals to become aware of each other and to help gather and share information and resources helpful to seniors, their families, advocates, and caregivers. On the initial landing page you can find sub-pages where information is focused and shared with specific audiences. As we continue to update content on these pages we encourage your suggestions and invite you to contribute.
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program provides support, resources, discussion topics, and an end of year conference aimed to foster the growth and well-being of grandparents who are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren in Rio Arriba County and beyond. They are dedicated to enriching the lives of both grandparents and grandchildren by offering support throughout this fulfilling journey.
Please visit Las Cumbres Community Services’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren page to learn more about this important work.
Aging in New Mexico News
Radio interview on “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in New Mexico: Understanding the Trend & Stemming the Tide.”Dolores E. Roybal, our Executive Director, discusses our recent report “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in New Mexico: Understanding the Trend & Stemming the Tide” with Ellen Lockyer, host of KSFR’s Wake Up Call. LISTEN NOW We have commissioned this study to help provide an understanding of …CONTINUE READING
- Demographics on Aging in New Mexico New Mexico Grandfacts – State Fact Sheets for Grandfamilies EngAGE New Mexico Aging Facts in New Mexico AARP New Mexico State Fact Sheet Kaiser State Health Facts A Statistical Profile of American Indian & Native Alaskan Elderly America’s Health …CONTINUE READING
- The number of grandparents raising their grandchildren continue to rise in New Mexico and across the country. While the state has a strong tradition of extended families caring for members, grandparents, and other extended family members, are increasingly assuming primary care of their grandchildren because …CONTINUE READING
- Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are invited to a free conference, sponsored by Las Cumbres Community Services, to learn about adoption, parenting, legal services and health and safety resources available to them from 8 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the Santa Fe …CONTINUE READING
- Based on the 2000 census projections, by 2030 New Mexico will move from 39th in the nation to 4th in the percentage of people older than 65. The Con Alma Health Foundation lead the EngAGE New Mexico initiative which was designed to increase awareness and …CONTINUE READING
- Based on the 2000 census projections, by 2030 New Mexico will move from 39th in the nation to 4th in the percentage of people older than 65. EngAGE New Mexico is designed to increase awareness and funding support for New Mexico’s growing aging population. Con …CONTINUE READING
- Dolores E. Roybal | Originally appearing in the Santa Fe New Mexican on Saturday, December 22, 2012 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/LocalColumnsViewpoints/122312sunVUEroybal#.URqYs6XaK-F Our population of seniors is growing, and they need our attention. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that our state will experience a rapid growth in the percentage of people age 65 and …CONTINUE READING