Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Acacia Park, Downtown Colorado Springs
Join Innovations in Aging Collaborative, AARP Colorado and CO Springs Mayor as we kick off our new initiative, Age-Friendly Colorado Springs! This community celebration will demonstrate the feel and activities associated with making Colorado Springs a livable community for people of all ages! Performances, food, demonstrations, exhibitors and more! FREE and open to the public!
According to a recent study, the population of residents 65 and older in our region will grow by 160% by the year 2040. The factors which make a community “age friendly” are the same whether you are a senior or a millennial. Both groups want to live in a city that includes opportunities for social participation, beautiful outdoor spaces, excellent health services, respect and inclusion, as well as housing and transportation options that fit their lifestyle. This initiative is a win-win for all generations. And it’s something that we can all work together to achieve.
If you love Colorado Springs then you’ll want to stay here as you age.
As Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs has an opportunity to be a leader in the age-friendly movement and become a trailblazer in encouraging the success and accomplishment of residents of all ages.
Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752438988307381/!