seniors

APR Local News
7:39 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers

This map shows the growth of the senior population in Pitkin County from 1990 to 2014. As baby boomers age, the County is preparing for more growth.
Credit Pitkin County Senior Services

Just like around the nation 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.

On Tuesday, seniors from around Pitkin County joined elected leaders and other community members in Aspen for a presentation on aging. Curt Strand was among the participants.

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Basalt
11:25 am
Thu November 14, 2013

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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Senior Citizens
11:39 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Some Valley seniors find themselves working into their golden years

Glenwood Springs resident Rich Burge owns his own property management business. The 75-year-old said he works for both financial necessity and enjoyment.
Credit Rebecca Kruth

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.

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.

“I’ve joked that someday they’ll find me face down in one of my homes I take care,” Burge said.

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