A new report written by Tucker Hart Adams, PhD and Cindy DeGroen, Colorado State Demographer for Innovations in Aging Collaborative was released to the community on June 24, 2015. This new research highlights the demographic trends in the Pikes Peak region (El Paso, Teller and Park Counties) while also identifying successful practices that support older adults in other communities. This report also identifies the Age Friendly City/Communtyinitiative from the World Health Organization and AARP as a possible framework to meet the needs of this growing segment of our society. The report is rich in data, information and descriptions of programs from around the country. Please click here to see the full report.
On January 14, 2014, IIAC and its partner Peak Vista Community Health Centers released a report entitled Convening to Support Aging in Place for the Pikes Peak Region. This collaborative project was made possible through the support of the Colorado Trust’s Convening for Colorado grant program. Over the course of six months a team from Innovations and Peak Vista worked together to bring together senior stakeholders and service providers to address the “silver tsnami” that is looking in our region. Several reccomendations were made by the community for the community. Innovations is committed to being a leader on behalf of our community to address the many challenges ahead and look for innovative solutions. Please see report here.
IIAC is committed to bringing to the community data and information that supports the greater understanding of aging in Colorado Springs. Thanks for a partnership with a leading urban planning and design firm, HB&A, Innovations in Aging is able to provide maps that identify where the concentrations of our adult and older adult populations live. Please click here for the maps.
In December 2011, IIAC released a report entitled Aging in El Paso County written by Tucker Hart Adams, PhD Senior Partner of Summit Economics and now one of our board members. This report is an excellent resource which is rich in data from highly credible sources that paints the picture of the rapidly growing senior population, thier challenges and the opportunities our communities have in addressing the issue. Please click here to view the report