Join Innovations in Aging Collaborative as we take a deep dive into the concept of livable communities, and for the official release of the Age-Friendly Colorado Springs Report and Action Plan. We welcome National Advisor for AARP Livable Communities Programs, Bill Armbruster presenting on the concept of livable communities, as well as presentations and breakout sessions with other noted local leaders involved in age-friendly activities. Learn how to become a local advocate for livable communities!
$10 Registration includes light breakfast and boxed lunch.
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Age Friendly Colorado Springs Community Launch Celebration, September 8, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 4, 2016–Innovations in Aging Collaborative along with the City of Colorado Springs and AARP Colorado have launched the Age-Friendly Colorado Springs initiative. Age Friendly Colorado Springs works to make Colorado Springs livable and welcoming for individuals of all ages.
Age Friendly Colorado Springs Community Launch Celebration has been scheduled for September 8, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Acacia Park (115 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903). This event is free and open to the public. Join us for demonstrations of what an age-friendly city block can look like and illustrate the variety of different community members, organizations and activities that can all help shape a livable community.
This event will feature resources and information for aging well in the Pikes Peak Region, biking demonstrations, gardening demonstrations, Zumba fitness demonstrations, live music, dance performances, and a visit from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers! AND MORE!
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Join Our Team!
Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC) is launching its first intergenerational Village in Colorado Springs’ historic Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN) and is seeking a part time Program Coordinator to design and implement the Village model. The Old North End Neighborhood intergenerational village (ONEN iVillage) is intended to build and strengthen the neighborhood community in the Old North End and ensure that all residents can remain safe and happy in their own homes as they age in place. Although distinct in each implementation, an iVillage most importantly focuses on meeting the emerging needs of a neighborhood-specific senior population, recruiting volunteers to provide services and encouraging intergenerational interaction.
By organizing local resources and inspiring residents to support and serve one another, the iVillage model promotes intergenerational relationships and makes it easier for older residents to age in place responsibly while maintaining their autonomy and independence. The position is an opportunity to start a new program for older adults in Colorado Springs and to grow the program.
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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/!