communities can be found throughout the
metro Denver region.
Adults are staying healthy and leading active
lives longer than ever before. More often than
not, retirement is just the beginning of a new
adventure. As the baby boomers start retiring,
active adult communities are increasingly
popular choices. The Denver metro region
has many options for people who want to
live in active adult communities. Most of
these communities offer traditional houses,
condos, and apartments to adults 55+. Many
have amenities including community centers,
swimming pools, golf courses, health facilities, and entertainment.
Finding active adult housing in Denver is
within reach these days, regardless of your
specific situation or lifestyle. Local real
estate agents can help you find the perfect
house for your needs.
TRAVEL, FITNESS AND FUN!
Opportunities for staying active are abun-
dant, including travel, fitness, and a variety
of fun activities. This is true if you’re living
smack dab in the middle of the metro area
or in one of the surrounding suburban or
rural communities. Dozens of charming
mountain towns are in easy driving distance
from metro Denver, including the stunning
Estes Park, located on the edge of Rocky
Mountain National Park and also in close
proximity to Roosevelt National Forest.
Dozens of hiking opportunities exist in the
area, suitable for a variety of skill levels. Fall
is a wonderful time to visit to hear the elks
bugling and see the leaves turning colors.
There’s plenty of adventure to be found in
the metro Denver area alone, thanks to the
abundance of parks and recreational facilities dotting the Front Range. In one of
Denver’s 200 city parks go for a walk or a
jog, play tennis, or hold a cookout with
friends. Explore the city’s more than 100
miles of trails at your leisure. Go outside
of town a bit and you can try Saturday
morning yoga at Red Rocks with hundreds
of other people.
Community centers throughout the metro
area offer programs and classes directed at
the 55+ crowd. For example, Denver Parks
and Recreation has an active older adults
program that offers a variety of fun classes
and clubs for activities including karaoke,
exercise, foreign languages, knitting, and
trips to mountain casinos.
Senior community centers can be found in
cities throughout the Denver metro area
offering an array of fun programs. For
example, Broomfield’s senior center offers
fitness classes, game clubs, and drop-in
sessions ranging from woodworking to
needlecraft. The senior center in Parker has
line dancing, computer instruction, and classes
in ceramics, fabric painting, and other creative
arts. Senior centers throughout the region host
classes, talks, workshops, and more.
Aurora’s Center for Active Adults provides
programs for adults age 50 and up. The
center offers drop-in fitness classes, billiards,
wii games, bingo, and a weekly quilting bee.
A variety of other classes and activities are
offered, including computer classes, lectures
on local history and culture, and book clubs.
The center also organizes social activities including holiday parties and day trips
throughout the year.
Interested in finding out about more things
to do and see in the Denver metro area?
See the “Leisure” section for more detailed
information about recreation, sports, arts
and culture, attractions, and events. See the
“Shopping and Dining” section to learn
about Denver’s best restaurants and places
to shop. Read the “Volunteer Opportunities” section to learn about donating your
time to help others in the region.
ACTIVE ADULTS RESOURCES
American Association of Retired Persons
Colorado chapter of the national advocacy
group, with local resources for older adults
on health, family, work, and more.
A program from Washington, D.C., that
helps seniors locate financial assistance for