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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, Colorado 81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

Aging Well Initiative

Overview 

Like other communities in Colorado, the fastest population growth in the Rural Resort Region (including Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle Counties) will be among residents older than 60, with this population’s numbers projected to quadruple between 2010 and 2035.  As a result, Eagle County Public Health (ECPH) identified Independently Aging in Place as a top community health priority. Beginning in 2014, ECPH and community partners came together to work on the Aging Well Initiative, an effort to realize and improve systems which allow Eagle County older adults to independently age in place.

Through input from an Advisory Council (comprised of community members and partner organizations), as well as a Community Conversation to gather additional community voice, the following areas were prioritized for immediate focus by the Initiative:

  • Connection to Resources: older adults know about and use critical needs programs and services
  • Specialty & Preventive Healthcare: healthcare providers and key specialists serve, educate, and advocate for aging adults, and consider the unique needs of the aging population within their services
  • Housing: older adults have ample options for safe, high-quality, and accessible independent housing
  • Social & Community Engagement: older adults enjoy and benefit from an array of relevant, accessible information, education, events, and communication opportunities that consider their unique needs and interests

Each priority area is addressed by a dedicated Action Team composed of ECPH staff, representatives from community organizations, and community members. Work on these goals will build a foundation for future efforts in other identified gap areas, including Community Design, Employment, and Transportation. 

For more information on the Initiative's history, structure, and progress, click here to view the 2017 Aging Well online report. 

Click here to view a summary of the Initiative's progress in 2016. 

Aging Well Initiative Resources

Action Team efforts have produced a variety of resources to help Eagle County older adults have access to improved services and knowledge opportunities. View here for a list of Aging Well resources.

For questions or more information on the Aging Well Initiative, please contact Carly Rietmann, Healthy Aging Program Supervisor at Eagle County Public Health: carly.rietmann@eaglecounty.us or 970- 328-8896

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Puzzled by aging in the Valley? Visit agingwelleaglecounty.org for information, resources, and services