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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is closing their health learning center gym, which provides exercise services to senior citizens who are undergoing rehabilitation after heart attacks or strokes or who suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes. It’s the only medically supervised gym of its kind in the state.  And the 450 clients are so upset about […]
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Cuts to Social Security and Medicare could increase poverty among older people in Colorado. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 15 percent of people over the age of 65 have incomes below the supplemental poverty level and 7 percent living in below the official Federal poverty threshold. Supplemental poverty levels take into account expenses like […]
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Business analysts believe the retirement rate of Baby Boomers will leave a glut in the businesses-for-sale market. The fourth-quarter Market Pulse survey from the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source found that Baby Boomer retirement was the top reason respondents decided to sell. It was the first quarter in history that Boomer retirement topped […]
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“How are things over at the city of the dead?” a reporter recently asked Will DeBoer, who manages Colorado Springs’ city cemetery enterprise. “Quiet and peaceful,” replied DeBoer, giving a good-natured response to a quip that he’s heard hundreds of times. In fact, things are not entirely peaceful at the cemeteries. Like any business, the […]
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The country is on the verge of a brave new Boomer-consumer world, and economists and marketing experts are working overtime trying to predict the next big buying pattern.
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Laurel Ledford cares for her 75-year-old father in her home. At times, it has been overwhelming trying to find a doctor and services, she says. A search for information can take hours a day, she adds. This week, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging launched a Network of Care Seniors […]
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Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting […]
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There are no steps leading into the house that Saddletree Homes is featuring at Flying Horse for the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association’s Parade of Homes from Aug. 3 to 19. “That’s by design,” said Saddletree president and CEO Lee Bolin. “That’s how we pour the foundation. It has to be planned that way.” […]
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The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to help entrepreneurs older than age 50 start their own small business. The alliance between the two organizations will provide counseling and training to the aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBA training, mentors and counselors will be available online and the SBA and AARP expect to train 100,000 […]
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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their […]
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El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who will live in El Paso […]
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The Colorado Springs Innovations for Aging Collaborative is preparing to meet the baby boomer wave that’s about to wash over El Paso County. The collaborative is hosting a workshop April 21 at Colorado College’s Worner Campus Center. The objective of the meeting is to identify a project related to aging that the community can rally […]
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