Located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Aurora is a place where scenic beauty meets arts and culture. With more than 8,000 acres of open space, 113 parks and 98 miles of trails, the city promises outdoorsy seniors a wide array of fresh-air activities, including boating and fishing. Aurora also boasts a vibrant cultural district, which dishes up plenty of live music, gallery showings and theater productions, including musicals that visiting grandchildren are sure to love.
With more than 10% of its residents aged 65 and over, Aurora is a city that values its seniors. Its government offers a multitude of programs to support the aging population, including The Commission for Seniors, which was designed to enhance the quality of life for older residents, promoting relevant programs and helping to develop new ones. Aurora also sponsors the Center for Active Adults, which offers recreational opportunities for area elders, including drop-in fitness classes and the chance to perform on stage in amateur productions.
Sunrise at Cherry Creek
251 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246
Centrally located in the quaint Cherry Creek neighborhood, this charming, pet-friendly community offers assisted living and memory care services in an intimate environment. Residents enjoy spending leisure time on the comfortable porch or cozying up to the fireplace in the facility’s lounge. Through the community’s Sunrise Live with Purpose programs, seniors enjoy greater well-being through activities such as meditation, art and musical performances. Sunrise at Cherry Creek was the recipient of an AHCA/NCAL’s bronze National Quality Award for its commitment to improving senior care, landing it on our list of the area’s best facilities.
1860 South Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012
Brookdale Aurora is just minutes from Jewell Wetlands Park, a sprawling wildlife sanctuary that includes a butterfly garden and walking trails. This amenity-rich facility promotes a homelike atmosphere through its beautiful shared common areas, which include a sunny patio, fireside living room and a screened-in lanai. Residents can socialize over a game of billiards, watch a sporting event on the large-screen television or try out a new hairstyle at the on-site beauty shop. The facility’s signature Optimum Life program makes it one of our choices for the area’s must-see facilities. The program focuses on six areas of wellness, helping seniors maintain self-identity and stimulating intellectual engagement.
Cherry Creek Retirement Village
14555 East Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
Set against the majestic Rocky Mountains, Cherry Creek Retirement Village provides assisted living services in a relaxed environment. With a wellness center, several cozy lounges and acres of beautifully manicured grounds, this community offers plenty of ways for residents to unwind and enjoy their golden years. For seniors who need a little help relaxing, the facility has massage therapy services. Residents can shop for sundries at the on-site general store, and scheduled transportation is available for off-site errands. Cherry Creek also schedules regular excursions to unique local shopping venues and other nearby points of interest.
Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living
6800 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80224
This locally-owned community combines hospitality with a continuum of senior care services in a beautiful mountain-view setting. Residents enjoy spacious, contemporary apartments equipped with cutting-edge emergency response systems and can take advantage of the facility’s comfortable common areas. Seniors can relax in the private courtyard, grab a bite to eat in the on-site bistro or catch a film in the theater. Plus, with a prime location in Southeast Denver, Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living is conveniently close to cultural centers, world-class medical care and unique shopping opportunities.
Garden Plaza of Aurora
14221 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
Seniors at Garden Plaza of Aurora enjoy assisted living services in a resort-style environment. Among its many luxury amenities, the facility includes a Jacuzzi, massage suite and beauty salon. Residents can grab a snack at the bistro, practice their golf swing at the putting green, or schedule transportation for local errands. An on-site physician’s office provides convenient medical care, and seniors receive regular wellness checks. Garden Plaza of Aurora is easily accessible via Interstate 225 and just minutes from a variety of dining and shopping venues, including the Country Square mall.
Five Star Residences of Dayton Place
1950 South Dayton Street
Denver, CO 80247
Located in a serene rural environment, Five Star Residences of Dayton Place has been providing Colorado seniors with personalized assisted living services in a secure, comfortable setting since 1987. Residents benefit from the facility’s Lifestyle360 program, which offers a holistic approach to community living, focusing on physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellness. The facility offers an exceptional dining experience, with meals designed in partnership with celebrity chef Brad Miller, featuring fresh, regional ingredients.
111 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218
This pet-friendly high-rise facility boasts beautiful views of the Denver skyline and a location that offers easy access to area attractions such as Cheesman Park and the Denver Botanic Gardens. Brookdale Parkplace’s maintenance-free lifestyle leaves seniors free to enjoy its resort-style amenities, which include an on-site bistro, sports bar and arts and crafts studio. Residents can stay active at the fitness center or swim laps in the indoor pool, and walking paths offer opportunities for outdoor recreation. When its time to unwind, seniors enjoy socializing with neighbors in the cozy fireside living room or soaking their worries away in the luxurious hot tub.
Sunrise at Orchard
5975 South Holly Street
Littleton, CO 80121
Seniors appreciate Sunrise at Orchard’s rustic charm and beautifully landscaped grounds. From its attractive gardens and walking paths to a fireplace lounge, the facility offers plenty of opportunities for residents to relax and socialize. At mealtimes, seniors enjoy restaurant-style dining with entrees that are created from scratch using prime ingredients and natural herbs and spices. This facility received a bronze National Quality Award from the AHCA/NCAL, honoring its commitment to care, making it a must-see on our list of the area’s top 10 facilities.
Brookdale University Park
2020 South Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80210
Because its comprehensive array of amenities provides activities for seniors with varied interests, Brookdale University Park lands on our list of Aurora’s best assisted living facilities. Creative residents enjoy puttering in the community’s woodworking shop or art studio, while sports enthusiasts gravitate toward the putting green and other outdoor sporting options. The facility also boasts a beauty shop, theater and business center where residents have access to computers. For the musically inclined, there’s even a piano on-site. When it’s time to kick back and relax, seniors appreciate spending time in the community’s outdoor spaces, which include a porch, courtyard and walking paths.
The Inn at Greenwood Village
5565 South Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Life at The Inn at Greenwood Village is defined by warmth and friendliness, and each pet-friendly apartment is spacious, bright and welcoming. Although residents appreciate the tranquility of the community’s residential neighborhood location, they benefit from its proximity to emergency care at major facilities such as Parker Adventist Hospital and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Seniors receive three chef-prepared meals daily, with entrees that include homestyle favorites. Each month, residents are treated to a special champagne brunch.
Is Aurora the right choice for you?
With a wide range of family attractions, a burgeoning art scene and more than 200 ethnic restaurants, there’s something for everyone in this scenic city. Seniors looking for an assisted living facility in a destination where they can enjoy urban amenities while taking in breathtaking mountain views should look no further than Aurora.