Health and Wellness
Independent Living Skills Training
Bayaud took steps in 2017 to become a Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) provider. Home and Community Based Waiver Services are a wonderful resource to Medicaid participants who can use extra support with maintaining independence in our community. Aiding in the successful transition of participants from institutional settings like nursing homes to independent living in the community not only brings a higher quality of life to the individual, it also helps lower Colorado’s overall healthcare costs to the taxpayers. These participants will have the option to utilize Bayaud’s employment programs, community resource navigation services, vocational evaluation services, health and wellness programming, life skills classes, and an overall sense of community.
Free Lunch and class. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month 12-1pm. Health and wellness topics to improve health skills for the workplace.
The food bank is open every Thursday from 9am-3pm. Bayaud clients can utilize the food bank once a month or in cases of emergency. Food distribution is based on the client’s family size. The food bank is meant for emergencies and can be a useful resource for people running low on SNAP benefits or need food for two to three days. Hygiene products are also available.
The Bayaud food bank is run in partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies. Bayaud works to find items that meet our clients’ needs, such as food that can be eaten without utensils or that doesn’t require preparation. Bayaud also accepts food donations throughout the year.
Beyond Bayaud is a dinner/discussion and support group that meets every Thursday evening. This is a great way to build community and connection
Bayaud Community Academy
Bayaud Community Academy provides an opportunity to a participant to be an expert in something they love, building their self-esteem and confidence. We serve dinner and members of the community at large can attend a “class” on various different topics taught by a participant.