Seniors are the fastest growing age group in Colorado. Colorado’s seniors are generally healthier as compared to seniors around the country, but less healthy than the rest of Colorado’s population. Further, seniors who live in poverty are more vulnerable to worse health and multiple co-occurring chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Colorado has the opportunity to be an even better state if we commit to ensuring that seniors in every community are able to maximize their health and thrive. To reach this goal, we must dedicate resources to meeting the needs of our growing senior population and address health inequities experienced by some Colorado seniors. For Colorado to be the healthiest state, we need to recognize and meet the unique social and health care needs of all Colorado seniors.
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