Saturday, June 8, 2013

Boulder Aging Advisory Council

Yesterday, I attended the monthly meeting of the Boulder County Aging Advisory Council. The meetings rotate monthly through different locations in the county, and this time we were up in the mountains at Allenspark. Here’s a picture of my car pool with Mount Meeker and Longs Peak in the background.

One of the subjects we’re studying is how to provide more senior housing options in the county. This is a real challenge given the projected significant growth in aging population over the next two decades. We need to find more flexible solutions that allow seniors to age in place in their communities. Unfortunately, many local zoning regulations go counter to some effective solutions such as multiple non-related adults living in the same home and easily adding mother-in-law units to existing property.

Do you have any good solutions to the housing situation for older adults in your community?

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