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Our mission is to create a strategic plan for our community to become an age friendly city that is welcoming and open to citizens of all ages and encourages a maximum quality of life.
City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County will be an Age Friendly Community that is inclusive and accessible, where all residents may live a healthy, active, and engaged life.
Villages (intergenerational hubs) are best described as places that
The Village works together to meet the emerging needs of a neighborhood-specific senior population through collaborations among existing service providers; volunteers and activities; and a referral web to local resources—all together building and maintaining a community of care.
Innovations in Aging’s new report by Dr. Tucker Hart Adams, PhD, provides a detailed account of the increase in individuals ages 65 and older in El Paso, Park, and Teller Counties we can expect to see in the coming years.
In addition to predicting the demographic shift of the Pikes Peak Region, Adams also introduces a framework to allow Colorado Springs to become an Age-Friendly City.