This September, the city is celebrating the East and West Age Well Centers and all the opportunities for older community members to connect, learn, and play.
Older Adult Services (OAS) offers all adults 60 and over a safe and welcoming environment. OAS inspires and empowers older adults to age well through community connection, learning and play.
Age Well Centers
Programs and Services
OAS is committed to supporting an age-friendly community through their work on anti-ageism, Lifelong Boulder, mitigating social isolation and encouraging community engagement. Staff provides a continuum of services from health, wellness and lifelong learning to case management and supportive services.
Programs and services are available to adults 60+ and their caregivers. Program and service topics include:
Case Management: Case managers assist City of Boulder residents 60+ and their caregivers with referrals to community resources, counseling on available services, case management and financial support for eligible clients. Call 303-441-4388 to connect with a case manager.
Health and Wellness: A variety of classes that offer information about mental, physical and emotional health and well-being. View health and wellness offerings in the latest program guide.
Lifelong Learning: An offering of various classes focused on technology, aging and creative pursuits. View all lifelong learning offerings in the latest program guide.
Special Interest Groups: Topics include discussion, creativity, games, writing, books, photography, biking, table tennis and more. View group descriptions and information.
Support Groups: Groups are available for family or friends who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. View support group offerings in the latest program guide.
Trips and Travel: OAS partners with Collette Travel to offer domestic and international trips. Find more information on the city’s website.
The online Let's Age Well Program Guide includes details on registering for programs and making appointments. Information is also available by calling 303-441-3148.
Colorado is one of the fastest aging states in the nation and our state demography office projects that Coloradans aged 60+ will outnumber those aged 18 and younger as soon as 2023. “Now is not the time to balk at this emerging reality, but it is a time to plan, prepare, and invest in our communities, so that quality of life is retained across the entire lifespan,” shared Colorado Governor Jared Polis.
Lifelong Boulder is part of a statewide initiative called Lifelong Colorado which aims to ensure all Coloradans will be able to live and fully participate in their communities for as long as possible.
A community that is well adapted for aging is one where all individuals can thrive. Age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier community members. Many cities across the nation are taking steps to ensure their communities are age-friendly and Boulder is no exception.
In 2020 the Housing and Human Services Department convened a workgroup of staff members from various city departments and other stakeholders to create a set of recommendations to ensure Boulder can truly be an age-friendly community.
These recommendations, which will guide the city’s work for years to come, cover four main areas:
Mobility and Access
Learn more about Lifelong Boulder on the city’s website.
Eat Well Café
Featuring delicious food at great prices, the Meals on Wheels Eat Well Café is located at 909 Arapahoe Avenue inside the West Age Well Center in Boulder. The café is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For $7.99 (plus tax) you can enjoy a choice of two entrees, a side salad or cup of soup, dessert and beverage.
Additional options include:
- Custom paninis, sandwiches and wraps
- Create your own entrée salads
- Side salads, soups, and wonderful desserts
Learn more and find the most recent menu on the Meals on Wheels website.