Older Adult Strategic Plan

Colorado’s age demographics are rapidly changing. Like the rest of the nation, our state’s Baby Boomers (born between 1946 – 1964) are entering their retirement years. The dramatic increase in the 65 and older population is expected to be at its height between the years 2010 and 2030.1 In fact, the state demographer projects a 646,003 increase in the number of Colorado residents ages 65-100 years old between 2010 and 2030.2

Colorado is the third fastest aging state in the nation.3 Many older Coloradans are living longer, healthier lives and are eager to capitalize on their years of experience and insights. This offers us the opportunity to reimagine what it will look like to grow older in Colorado. Collectively, state agencies, the Governor’s office, county and city governments, local communities, and residents are working toward making Colorado the best place to grow up and grow old.