Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Colorado Springs Council on Aging has 3 primary ways it interacts with the public and maintains age-friendliness with its residents:
- Senior Information and Assistance Centers: The Senior Information and Assistance Center provides information on the wide variety of regional services available for older adults and their caregivers.
- Senior Insurance: PPACG Senior Insurance Assistance is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office which serves El Paso, Park and Teller counties.
- Caregiver Support: The Family Caregiver Support Center provides families with the professional guidance in preparing an individualized caregiving plan and helping you access the supportive services you need. There is no charge for any service provided directly by the center
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How did Colorado earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Colorado has a state sales tax of 2.90%. Of particular interest is that Colorado does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Colorado has an effective property tax rate of 0.57%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Colorado earned its state tax grade of B.
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