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Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
90 reviews
Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Senior Insurance: PPACG Senior Insurance Assistance is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office which serves El Paso, Park and Teller counties.

  3. 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


Contacts 719-471-2096

Joe Urban

Area Agency on Aging Director x103

[email protected]

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Not really, not anymore. At one time we were a pleasant, quiet, unique neighborhood where it was safe to walk, to drive, to live one's life. For some reason we have become the new "hot spot" for developers and millenials who have moved in and are "changing" this neighborhood they wanted to live in to suit their needs. Pleasant single family homes are being torn down and replaced with multi-family condominiums. Quiet streets designed for half a dozen cars now handle hundreds of cars a day. It is no longer safe to walk to the grocery store, the pharmacy or the park without dodging cars running red lights and passing on the shoulder. The development has trippled property taxes making it increasingly difficult to live here for those on fixed incomes. The consensus of our new population seems to be it is time for us to move on and make way for them. People who have lived here for 50+ years are being forced out.


Not age friendly..No affordable housing...general liveabilty..not good either..You need to be in the arm forces..work for the city...Nothing for seniors...nothing


not as far as jobs are concerned


Prefer Millenials Run by high paid executives who want to ruin city


Low costof living-top 50 hospitals in US,outstanding colleges/universities,greatweather

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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.

Learn more about taxes in Colorado