The Mission of Innovations in Aging Collaborative is to convene the community to promote creative approaches that address the challenges and opportunities of aging.
Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC) was founded in 2009 by Barbara Yalich and BJ Scott who convened other community leaders interested in aging issues and the growing senior population in the Colorado Springs area. IIAC was initially supported by a $50,000 grant from Inasmuch Foundation working in collaboration with UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, the CU Foundation, and the CU Aging Center and Gerontology Programs.
IAC became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in December 2012 and formed its inaugural board of directors. Supported by another grant from Inasmuch Foundation and a new grant from the RNR Foundation, IIAC was able to hire its first executive director in January 2013, and the El Pomar Foundation generously provided free office space for IIAC at Columbine Cottage on the Penrose House campus.
We are now located in the Silver Key Campus and continuing to build collaborative partnerships across the region!
To learn more about the convenings and reports that have guided our mission, go to Research & Education.