Boomer Bond

The Denver region is experiencing unprecedented growth in the region’s aging population. DRCOG’s Boomer Bond initiative is helping local governments around the region create age-friendly physical and social environments allowing older adults to remain in their homes and communities for as long as they desire. AARP Colorado has provided support for the design, development and implementation of the Boomer Bond initiative. Key Boomer Bond elements include:

  • Assessment Tool designed to assist local communities in evaluating existing resources, programs, and infrastructure. To request a copy of the assessment tool, please email Brad Calvert at bcalvert@drcog.org.
  • Online Resource Directory of age-friendly resources and best practices from around the region, nation, and world.

The Boomer Bond Assessment Tool and Online Resource Directory are companion elements to help communities assess current circumstances and existing resources; understand community strengths and deficiencies; identify short- and long-term priorities; and confidently implement strategies that contribute to healthy successful aging.

Objectives

  • Provide tools and resources to foster dialogue on the impacts of an aging population
  • Provide information to local governments to help them plan for and effectively serve their older citizens
  • Provide examples of community features that can benefit older adults as well as people of all ages and abilities
  • Recognize communities that are working to create an age-friendly region
  • Promote regional cooperation and commitment to creating communities that work for a lifetime