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Linda E. Piper Weld County Area Agency on Aging, Greeley, CO

Linda E. Piper, M.Ed., was Director of the Weld County Area Agency on Aging for 17 years. Prior to that, she served as the Director of the Weld County Senior Meals Program for 2 years. She has a wide range of experience developing, coordinating, and implementing community-based programs. She served on the statewide advisory committee to implement the Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care Program for the state of Colorado and has been active with numerous other state and local policy planning committees. Under her leadership, the Weld County Area Agency on Aging was one of the four pilot projects through a federal Long-Term Care Systems Development Grant to determine a home and community-based services model for Colorado. Since 1988, she has been an adjunct instructor with the University of Northern Colorado Gerontology Program, teaching graduate-level management and personnel management courses, as well as classes in planning and community resources.