Lifelong Colorado Initiative

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We believe that a Colorado well adapted for aging is one where all individuals can thrive - a Colorado for all. Take a look at our Lifelong Colorado State Plan.


Colorado consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the country, with a life expectancy in the top 10 nationally. This reality, when combined with our state’s shifting demographics, means our communities will grow proportionally older as we look towards the future. 

Our emerging demographic reality is a first and will become our new normal as generations of Coloradans continue to live long and productive lives. Our opportunity to plan, adapt, and invest in our communities is now, so that quality of life is retained across the entire lifespan and the economic and social value of older Coloradans is harnessed. The Lifelong Colorado initiative is a collection of state, regional, and local strategies that support aging in the community. It is our vehicle for moving aging efforts forward in our state and livable community efforts are a critical piece of the puzzle.

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Where are Colorado’s communities who have embarked on livable community planning either through AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities or Denver Regional Council of Government’s Boomer Bond?

Arapahoe County
Arvada
Bennett
Boulder City and County
Broomfield City and County
Carbondale
Castle Pines
Centennial
Chaffee County
Colorado Springs
Dacono
Denver City and County

Eagle County
Edgewater
Englewood
Evans
Federal Heights
Frederick
Fruita
Garden City
Greeley
Idaho Springs
Jefferson County
La Junta

Lakewood
Larimer County
Las Animas
Littleton
Logan County
Longmont
Lyons
Manitou Springs
Pitkin County
Sheridan
Summit County
Thornton
Wheat Ridge