If you’re considering places to spend your retirement years, you should know that more and more seniors are choosing to retire in Colorado. Colorado has a relatively high population of retirees, so there are plenty of people with similar interests to meet. Also, because the state considers its seniors to be an essential part of the economy, Colorado has some of the best retiree tax deductions. There’s no denying that the scenery is impressive, and so much of it is accessible to all levels of physical ability. Colorado is also known to have great health care. In 2019, it was ranked 10th overall in America’s health ratings. When it comes to your retirement years, it’s hard to beat Colorado. And in Colorado, there’s no place better than Colorado Springs.
1. The Culture of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is filled with culture inspired by its majestic mountain surroundings and long frontier history. Downtown Colorado Springs is filled with art galleries, a talented performing arts community, and a town full of people who love to gather and enjoy all that it has to offer. The Fremont Center for the Arts, the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Pikes Peak Arts Council all bring cultural events to town on an ongoing basis.
Your choices for dining out and socializing will keep you busy, from fine dining to brewery tours, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Dining Train, the Cripple Creek Casinos and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. And there’s a lot of boutique shopping. With all this at your doorstep, active seniors will never run out of things to do.
2. Outdoor Activities for Seniors
For over 140 years, people have loved Colorado Springs, not only for its beauty, but for its sunny, dry and relatively mild climate. The average temperature during the warm months is about 80 degrees, which is perfect weather to walk or drive around the many sights and attractions the town has to offer, even while practicing social distancing during this unique time. There are countless hiking trails, scenic roadways, and for the very adventurous there are challenging mountain trails, river rafting and ziplining.
3. Nearby Attractions
Also at your doorstep is one of the great national parks, Garden of the Gods. This striking natural landscape is free to enter and open to the public. There are guided hiking tours for all levels of ability, even paved trails that are wheelchair-accessible. You can mountain climb, or take a jeep tour to get high up into the mountains to take in the incredible views.
The most famous nearby landmark is Pikes Peak. You can hike up or around the mountain, or drive up the scenic Pikes Peak Highway, a 19-mile paved road to the high altitude’s impressive vistas. Private and group shuttles also run up the highway regularly.
Manitou Springs is a beautiful mountain town that sits at the base of Pikes Peak, located just 15 miles west of Colorado Springs. This charming small town is packed with art galleries, street musicians, free concerts, eclectic dining and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
4. World-Class Health Care
Colorado Springs loves its senior community members, and this shows in its focus on geriatric health care. UCHealth Memorial Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services both rate very highly in U.S. News and World Report for their excellence in geriatric care. There are several organizations that specialize in post-procedure rehabilitation, and you’ll have many health spas and wellness centers to choose from that provide world-class services.
5. Aberdeen Ridge
Senior living in Colorado Springs is growing for all these reasons, and the senior living community at Aberdeen Ridge will be at the forefront of comfort, freedom and independence for active seniors retiring in Colorado. Aberdeen Ridge will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care, with the higher levels of care available to residents whose health care needs may change over time. And the community’s relationship with the town of Colorado Springs will ensure full and easy access to all that the town and the surrounding area has to offer, for all levels of living.
For the best life for active seniors that retirement has to offer, you can’t do better than Aberdeen Ridge in Colorado Springs. Contact us to learn more about this worry-free way of life, review floor plans, and reserve your new home in this beautiful new community.