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Colorado has one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the United States. Currently there are about 650 Coloradans who are 100 years old and older. In 2021, there will be approximately 1,100 Coloradans 100 years and older. By the year 2050, the Census Bureau predicts there will be over 850,000 centenarians in the United States. The United Nations predicts that by the year 2050, over 2 million people in the world will be 100 years or older.
The Colorado Commission on Aging's duties include:
Colorado Commission on Aging Meeting (Day 1)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
1575 Sherman St. 10th Floor
Conference Room 4A/4B
Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Commission on Aging Meeting (Day 2)
Senior Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.
State Capitol Building
Old Supreme Court Chambers
200 E. Colfax Ave.
§C.R.S. 26-11-101: Statute Governing the Colorado Commission on Aging
This framework was developed as a collaboration between CDHS and the Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) in response to the currently increasing older adult population in Colorado. The Colorado Aging Framework incorporates the findings of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging as they assess the needs of older adults in their communities. It includes information from other states and national organizations, such as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and others, regarding the most up-to-date thinking on issues affecting older adults (e.g., housing, health care, employment, caregiving, etc.). It captures what state agencies in Colorado are doing, right now, to respond to the increasing population of older adults.
Allen M.A. Buckingham served on the Colorado Commission on Aging from 1986 to 1998. The Commission's annual Senior Legacy Award was awarded posthumously to Allen in December 1998 and the event was renamed in his honor. Allen served on the national AARP Board of Directors, as regional director of the Region VIII U.S. Administration on Aging, and held other key positions during his career. Allen promoted the needs of older persons, especially that they live in dignity, have freedom and choice, and realize full and active participation in their society. Download the award nomination form.
The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of Centenarians across the state, recognize their individual century of achievement, and focus the attention of all Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The Centenarian Project recognizes seniors who have achieved the age of 100 or older by awarding centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the Governor. Certificates are usually awarded at birthday parties or other family functions and can be presented by Commission members. We know statistically that centenarians are increasing in number, but we want to know them individually so they can be honored for their lifetime of achievement. If you, a family member, or friend will soon turn 100 years old and/or 101 or older, please complete and return this Centenarian Certificate Application at least 30 days prior to the centenarian's birthday.