As part of its continued effort to prepare the state for the nearly 68 percent increase of people more than 65 years old by 2030, the State’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) will begin a series of meetings across the state to gather input from local residents responding to, and building on, the Planning Group’s Initial Strategic Action Plan on Aging for Colorado, released this past November.

The meetings entitled “Conversations on Aging,” are open to the public, with a special invitation extended to older adults, caregivers, service providers, elected officials and advocates who work with seniors. The first meeting was held in Grand Junction on August 24. Future meetings include Frisco (September 13), Pueblo (October 19), Fort Morgan (October 25), and Denver (November 2).

Sept 13, 2017 – Frisco Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

Oct 19, 2017 – Pueblo Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

Oct 25, 2017 – Fort Morgan Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

Nov 2, 2017 – Denver Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

The Planning Group seeks opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public that it can use to support local initiatives that improve the lives of seniors in the area.

“Addressing the complexities of Colorado’s rapidly growing aging population requires an ongoing dialogue with community stakeholders,” says Jim Riesberg, Chair of the Planning Group. “This series is just the beginning of what I hope will be an ongoing conversation with communities around the state to seize on opportunities to develop innovative solutions for our aging population.”

Various members of the Planning Group, made up of a cross-discipline collection of experts designed to address the broad range of issues that are presented around the state’s fast-growing aging population, will be attending the meetings.

For Colorado residents interested in participating at any of the regional meetings, send an email to for more details.

For more information, contact:
Gene Rose