Baby Boomers

11:25am

Thu November 14, 2013
Basalt

Construction Could Start on Facility for Seniors in 2015

Basalt Town Council approved a continuing care retirement community near the high school. Now, the non profit behind the project is ramping up marketing.
Credit Design Workshop

Now that the Basalt Town Board has green-lighted a senior housing facility, 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 Krivonen reports.

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10:13am

Tue July 9, 2013
Senior Living

As Aspen Ages, Community Leaders Look for Housing Solutions

Ken Canfield came up with the idea to build a retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley. At 88, he says he would move into such a facility in a heartbeat.
Marci Krivonen

A clearer picture is emerging of a senior living community in Basalt. Last month, the organizers of the massive project presented detailed plans to Basalt’s Town Council. The senior campus would include multiple buildings on 18 acres just down the road from the local high school.

Organizers say such a development is badly needed in an area where the senior age demographic is expected to skyrocket in coming years. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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5:53pm

Mon May 27, 2013
Health

Physicians Juggling Patient Loads as the Medicare Pool Expands

David Ressler is the outgoing CEO at Aspen Valley Hospital. He says most doctors in Aspen take Medicare patients, but in the future, that may not be the case.
Credit Aspen Valley Hospital

 

 A recent Aspen City Council meeting shed light on a national problem regarding health care for seniors. Earlier this month, over a discussion on the expansion to Aspen Valley Hospital, Mayor Mick Ireland raised the issue of Medicare. He wondered if private physicians renting space in the newly renovated Hospital would be required to care for Medicare patients.

 

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