Welcome to AgeWise Colorado: your premier connection to great resources, information, and education to help you and your loved ones to Age Well …Age Wisely in Colorado.
AgeWise Colorado is a mission-driven organization created to:
Meet a real public service need by filling the significant information gap for older Coloradans and their families struggling to find reliable information and helpful, trusted, resources when (or before) aging-related issues arise.
We are Coloradans focused solely on older Coloradans and their families and closest friends. We have both deep and broad experience in the many aging related issues and activities around the state and employ that experience for your benefit.
AgeWise Colorado’s mission is to alleviate the challenges older Coloradans and their families face by providing reliable information and trusted resources to help seniors thrive as they age in place.
To be the go-to online hub for older Coloradans and their families to learn about and find the products and services available to thrive as they age in place.
What Do You Need to Know?
You need information or service providers to help you in your time of need—we are here to be your helper, your connector. Here are just a very few examples of the types of products and services we provide for you:
Why We Are Here:
Older adults consistently and strongly favor living in place as long as possible. Colorado is the state with the second fastest population growth in residents age 65 and older. For the first time in history, the number of people over age 60 exceeds those under age 18. This is a trend with no end in sight.
Here in Colorado, there are nearly 3 million people over age 40: a mixture of Older Adults who are doing well thank you, those who need help now, or may in the future, AND the Adult children/friend/relatives–that Sandwich Generation. You may be caring for an older adult or juggling the care of both older adults and children.
We aim to minimize the many stressors that come from not knowing where to turn to get the help you need, when you need it.
How We Connect You With What You Need—When You Need It
Our approach is twofold: First, we provide you actionable, useable, and up-to-date information about Aging Well…Aging Wisely, in Colorado. We provide educational events, well-researched articles, topical booklets, and webinars that are recorded for future viewing to help you do your best in a new unknown—the aging space.
Second, we connect you to the products and services you are looking for by matching you to Colorado’s best service providers—our Participating Providers—all vetted by us to put their best work forward.
We also have knowledgeable staff you can speak with personally to gain more information.
Our Vetting Process for Our Participating Providers
AgeWise Colorado was created specifically with older adults and their loved ones in mind. We know how hard it can be when you’re searching for products and services to help older adults stay in their homes. As a non-profit organization, we’re committed to helping you find what is needed quickly and easily.
We also have a stringent vetting process that all providers interested in becoming one of AgeWise Colorado’s Participating Providers must go through. Once an organization becomes a Participating Provider they are then included in our Participating Provider Directory. In addition, they will have an annual check-up to ensure they continue to meet our rigorous standards.
How Is Our Work Supported?
AgeWise Colorado is a 501c3 nonprofit but like any business we have expenses. We look to the community for support of this vital service.
- Private Individual Contributions (No contribution is too small.)
- Contributions from our Participating Providers
- Foundation Grants
- Sponsorships and Corporate Giving
Who are the People behind AgeWise Colorado?
Our Board of Directors:
- Bob Brocker, AgeWise Colorado Founder and Board President: Former Railroad Executive, Businessman, International Consultant and current volunteer/board member of A Little Help, Colorado Center for Aging, and the DRCOG AAA Advisory Committee on Aging
- Dr. Eric Chess, JD, MD: Physician and lawyer with a focus on prevention, well-being, financial security and cognitive health. In his position as Affiliate Professor, at the University of Denver, Eric is directing the multi-disciplinary Financial Security and Cognitive Health Initiative within the DU Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging—a project with federal funding.
- Hailey How: Advisor at Verily, Former Google Executive, Healthcare Actuary, decades of experience in tech management, business development and Health tech sales.
- Pat Kelly: Highly successful Tech Entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of Routinify.
- Chris Lynn: CEO of Seniors’ Resource Center and Member of DRCOG AAA Advisory Committee on Aging, Board Member of Colorado Center for Aging. Chris has also worked as Real Estate Broker and Commercial Airline pilot.
- Rick Smith: CEO-Homeward Bound of Grand Valley, Community Activist, Transformational Leader, Fundraiser, Board & Community Developer and former restauranteur.
- Connie Ward: Optimal Living Solutions Medicare Broker, former Telecomm Executive, Member of DRCOG AAA Advisory Committee on Aging, volunteer for the Colorado Center on Aging, Jefferson County Council on Aging.
- Barbara Boyer, Executive Director: Decades of experience in nonprofit management roles, Vice President of Denver Senior Coalition, member of DRCOG AAA Advisory Committee on Aging and Arapahoe County Commission on Aging Board and Adams County Aging Network Board member.
Thank you for checking us out.
Again, we welcome you to AgeWise Colorado and look forward to being of service to you. Questions? Please visit our contact page or call us at 720-295-0163.
If you would like a copy of our Annual Report, please contact us via email at President@agewisecolorado.org.