seniors http://aspenpublicradio.org en Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-countys-aging-well-initiative-prepares-aging-boomers <p></p><p>Just like around the nation&nbsp;Pitkin County’s population of seniors is expected to grow dramatically over the coming years. Already, 20 percent of the people living here are age 60 and older. By 2030, that group is expected to grow by 75 percent. The county is preparing by investigating what’s needed to accommodate this growing demographic. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:39:56 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20559 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers Construction Could Start on Facility for Seniors in 2015 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/construction-could-start-facility-seniors-2015 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Basalt Town Board has green-lighted a </span><a href="http://kajx.org/post/aspen-ages-community-leaders-look-housing-solutions" style="line-height: 1.5;">senior housing facility</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, marketing efforts to reach area seniors will ramp up. The non-profit behind the Continuing Care Retirement Community wants to start building in 2015. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:25:01 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10279 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Construction Could Start on Facility for Seniors in 2015 Some Valley seniors find themselves working into their golden years http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/some-valley-seniors-find-themselves-working-their-golden-years <p>As the Valley’s population ages, some seniors are finding themselves working far past retirement age. Reasons vary from financial necessity to simply enjoying the social aspects the workplace offers. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth checked in with a couple of local seniors to find out what’s kept them in the workforce.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rich Burge has been working since he was a boy. The 75-year-old property manager said he’ll do it until he can’t anymore.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:39:19 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 6132 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Some Valley seniors find themselves working into their golden years