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More seniors accessing services through Pitkin County

Aug 27, 2015

The number of seniors accessing programs through Pitkin County's Senior Services is growing.
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The number of elderly residents getting involved in Pitkin County’s Senior Services’ offerings is growing. 

The first half of 2015 saw twice the number of new senior registrations for programs like nutrition, compared to the same period in 2014. Pitkin County Senior Services offers things like transportation, home delivered meals and exercise classes. Senior Services Director Marty Ames says the Aspen Recreation Center is also seeing more seniors.

"New, older adult faces - really on a daily, weekly basis. It’s very interesting that people are getting out and seeking fitness, wellness and social opportunities in the community."

Twenty percent of the people living in Pitkin County are age 60 and older. By 2030, that group is expected to grow by 75-percent. Senior Services is implementing an Aging Well plan to accommodate a growing older population.