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LIFE after 50 - Current Issue - July 2015 Vol. 25 No. 7

Report highlights profound effects of aging population

0715_01_AgingReportThe aging of the population over the next 25 years will present challenges and opportunities for the Pikes Peak region, but we’re running out of time to prepare, a new report from the Innovations in Aging Collaborative suggests.

Baby Boomers, who make up a quarter of El Paso County’s population, will drive changes in everything from tax revenues to housing, said Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics, who prepared the report. The document, titled “Aging in the Pikes Peak Region,” was released June 24.

The senior population will significantly affect the local economy, Adams said at a presentation at Library 21c.

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City partners with YMCA to operate Senior Center

The city of Colorado Springs has formally entered into an agreement with the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region to operate the Colorado Springs Senor Center.

The agreement between the two parties is effective Sept. 1.

The Senior Center’s leadership staff, including Director Jody Barker, have all been offered and accepted jobs to continue their roles as part of the YMCA team, according to a news release from the city.

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