Colorado’s senior population, like that of older adult across the nation and the world, is on the increase, as reported recently in The Denver Post. Jefferson County, where Seniors’ Resource Center is headquartered, will have one of the largest increases in the state and this growth will occur throughout the entire metro area.
Services that help older adults remain at home are by far the most cost-effective, as well as the preferred choice of most people. This means that the work that we do in across the metro area to help older adults age in place must grow and expand.
Groups like the AARP and Area Agencies on Aging are urging an increase in funding and the creation of a study group to make a plan for how to address this imminent and sizable impact to our state.
“Even as the older population is growing, the AAAs are having trouble keeping up with current demand, said Rich Mauro, senior legislative and policy analyst for the Denver Regional Council of Governments, one of the AAAs.”
Read more here from The Denver Post about this issue facing Colorado communities.