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Public meeting set Nov. 17 to discuss El Paso County's age friendly future


Last updated 11/8/2022 at 2:53pm | View PDF

The Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC), currently leading a project to make El Paso County more age friendly, is encouraging community members to participate in the centerpiece of its planning efforts: a free, half-day summit meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium.

“If you want to help make El Paso County a great place to grow up and grow older, we want you at this event,” said Judith Scott, UCCS assistant professor of nursing and co-chair of IIAC’s Age Friendly steering committee.

The event will begin with a presentation by Jarett Hughes, Governor Polis’s Senior Policy Advisor on Aging. After that, IIAC representatives will provide a brief project overview. Attendees will then give their own input on age friendly needs and opportunities in small-group discussions on various priority areas.

Participants can also sign up for the work groups that will be turning the input received into an action plan, scheduled for submission to El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs by March 2023.

Admission to the summit is free, and lunch will be provided to all who sign up by Nov. 15. To register or for more information, contact IIAC at [email protected] or (719) 602-3815. Registrants may also indicate any dietary restrictions or language interpretation needs.


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