Currently, one-in-six Coloradans are age 60 or older and by 2035 that proportion will have expanded to one-in-four, according to DRCOG. As the second largest county in the state, Denver plans to be prepared for this significant population shift.
The Age Matters Report will be released April 1 and is available at denvergov.org/aging. The Office on Aging, Denver Commission on Aging and Denver Human Rights & Community Partnerships will present the report with Mayor Michael B. Hancock on Wed. April 1, 5-7 p.m. in the Rotunda, City and County Building, 1437 Bannock, 2nd Floor in Denver.
The Age Matters Report offers insight into opportunities for older adults in Denver. The Denver Office on Aging looks to this report as the plan for the City and County of Denver to create opportunities to enhance, engage and empower older adults in the city.
The Denver Office on Aging and the Denver Commission on Aging are recognizing and valuing the contribution of older adults within the City and County of Denver.
By 2030, Colorado’s 65+ population will be 125 percent larger than it was in 2010, growing from 555,000 to 1.2 million, according to the Colorado Demographer’s Office. Between 2010 and the year 2020 there will be 155 Coloradans turning 65 years of age on a daily basis.
“We appreciate Denver’s willingness to lead strategic thinking about aging. It is important to look at infrastructure issues and ensuring Denverites who choose to age in-community continue to have the ability to do so,” said AARP State Director Morie Smile. “We applaud the City and County of Denver for working to get out in front of this issue.”