The West Age Well Center at 909 Arapahoe Ave. offers programs and services for residents age 60+ and their caregivers. Courtesy: City of Boulder

There’s a lot of long-term planning and consideration that goes into adapting your home for the physical realities of aging, but Boulder County homeowners don’t have to do it alone. Many resources are available for  older residents who want to remain in their homes for the rest of their lives. 

Boulder’s Housing and Human Services Department, for example, provides free Client Services Coordination that helps residents over 60 with agency referrals, counseling on available options, case management and limited, income-based financial support.

The department also sponsors programs related to health and wellness, downsizing and aging in place. It  assists seniors as well with technology enhancement, and holds fall-prevention and fitness classes.

The City of Boulder’s client resource specialists also offer valuable services to residents 60 and up, and their caregivers, with referrals to community resources, counseling on available options, and financial support for eligible clients.

Boulder also contracts with the City of Longmont to administer a housing rehabilitation program that can help income- and asset-qualified homeowners fix home problems such as roofing, heating and electrical issues. Other programs assist in making homes more accessible and helping with emergency repairs, mostly through deferred-payment loans or grants.

Jewish Family Services provides emergency financial help for rent and mortgage payments, care management that supports access to various services, teletherapy counseling, and a Friendly Visitor program that matches volunteers with seniors to counter social isolation. Most programs are free and open to non-Jewish residents as well.

Cultivate, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving older residents in Broomfield and Boulder counties, provides free volunteer help to seniors in performing simple home repairs, snow shoveling, basic yard cleanup and weekly grocery deliveries, among other services.

Here is a partial list of other resources and programs that can help local residents make and implement a plan to remain in their homes as they age: 

Older Adult Services  

Let’s Age Well Program Guide 

City of Boulder Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Services  

Boulder County Falls Prevention   

City of Boulder Home Repairs Program  

West Age Well Center

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging 

Boulder County Housing and Human Services 

Via Mobility Services 

Jewish Family Services 


TRU PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)  

Meals on Wheels Boulder 

Living-in-Place Institute

Lowe’s Livable Home

Sally Bell is a former major city newspaper reporter with many years of experience, who in retirement now freelances occasionally because she misses it. She has lived in Boulder for more than 20 years.