Colorado’s “mile high city” of Denver may be one of the most desirable senior living destinations in the country. Surrounded by 200 mountain peaks visible for up to 140 miles, the city features unparalleled views of nature and more than 200 public parks. For seniors who are worried about cold Colorado weather, it’s interesting to note that, due to the city’s high elevation and thinner atmosphere, the city’s sunlight feels warmer, and with 300 days of “sunshine” each year, Denver’s winters only reach an average low of 45 degrees.
Known as one of the most walkable cities in the country, Denver, Colorado has become a bustling destination for lovers of fine dining, arts, culture, nature and academia. This city also features a broad range of senior living communities and facilities, with luxurious new constructions popping up almost yearly. The following are ten senior communities that we think demonstrate Denver’s urban charm and natural beauty.
Sunrise at Cherry Creek
251 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
Sunrise at Cherry Creek sits at the center of Denver in the beautiful Cherry Creek neighborhood. This facility offers assisted living and memory care as well as short-term respite care and hospice coordination. Residents of Sunrise at Cherry Creek enjoy easy access to fine dining, boutiques, parks, salons, fitness centers and entertainment options such as golf courses and the Denver Botanic Gardens. Memory care residents enjoy regular outdoor access with secured patios in Sunrise’s Reminiscence Neighborhoods.
1640 South Quebec Way
Denver, CO 80231
Brookdale is a well-represented brand in senior living, with facilities all over the country offering multiple levels of care. Brookdale Highline is exclusively an assisted living facility, and its grounds feature lots of dedicated spaces where seniors can continue to pursue their interests, including a gardening area and greenhouse for residents with a green thumb. This facility has it all, with stunning views of Denver’s mountain panorama, a central location close to the Highline Canal Trail, salons, fitness centers, dining and all the comforts of a bustling city.
2500 S Roslyn St.
Denver, CO 80231
Brookdale Denver is a continuing care retirement community, which means that it can accommodate residents in any stage of life by offering assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and lodgings. This community hosts lots of planned social events and entertainment, offering activities and services such as manicures, therapeutic massages and scenic drives. No matter where you live on the grounds, care team staff are available 24 hours a day and every room features its own emergency response system.
Springbrooke Retirement & Assisted Living
6800 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80224
Denver’s Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living Community offers a resort style environment for residents who desire independent living, assisted living or memory care. This facility underwent a major renovation and management overhaul in 2008 and is now a more inviting and well-programmed senior living option than ever. At Springbrooke Community, residents enjoy views of both the mountains and the city in addition to wellness programs and an extensive range of personal services.
111 Emerson St.
Denver, CO 80218
Brookdale Parkplace is one of Brookdale’s multiple community options in the city of Denver, featuring tranquil surrounds for residents of independent living, assisted living and memory care. Residents have their choice of multiple floor plans, from studio apartments to spacious two-bedroom apartments. Brookdale Parkplace offers restaurant-style dining, regular housekeeping and laundry services, and provides an on-campus fitness center, library, game room and indoor pool.
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth
2835 West 32nd Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80211
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth is an establishment for assisted living and independent living that puts religion first. The campus is built around a chapel, and community events include lots of opportunities to connect spiritually with family, friends and local organizations. The Gardens at St. Elizabeth is located in the historic north Denver area, very close to downtown Denver and the Highlands neighborhood. A comprehensive array of retirement community services is available on-site.
The Balfour at Stapleton
1500 Little Raven St.
Denver, CO 80238
The Balfour at Stapleton assisted living and memory care community is a brand-new construction with a high-end feel, featuring tastefully designed interiors, a luxurious atmosphere and a saltwater pool. Residents enjoy an elegant urban environment with all the amenities of an upscale resort, as well as a long list of educational, fitness and social programs. Balfour maintains both the interior and exterior of their apartment homes with housekeeping, 24-hour concierge service and cross-trained staff.
Solera Cherry Creek
2453 South Wabash St.
Denver, CO 80231
Solera Cherry Creek has just finished construction and is opening to new residents for 2019, offering the first 20 residents exclusive membership in the Solera Estate Club. This facility serves both assisted living and memory care residents, featuring a large campus with a contemporary design. Solera is located just down the street from Cherry Creek Country Club, which is great news for golf lovers, and offers the convenience of a central, urban location that puts you close to whatever you may need from the city of Denver.
Highpointe Senior Living
6383 East Girard Pl.
Denver, CO 80222
Highpointe Senior Living offers assisted living and memory care services at a better value than many other Denver facilities. While Highpointe’s atmosphere is simpler than some of the more upscale establishments we have mentioned thus far, it is a clean and comprehensive facility with plenty of amenities and services to promote an active and yet relaxed lifestyle. This facility also offers residents a 60-day money back guarantee that returns the cost of rent to them in the event that they decide Highpointe is not for them.
10200 East Harvard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231
Harvard Square is a Watermark retirement community and one of Denver’s premier independent living, assisted living and memory care senior campuses. The grounds of this facility are notable for their spaciousness and beautiful landscaping, as well as their close proximity to Southeast Denver’s shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare centers. Residents can choose between a spacious studio apartment or a one- or two-bedroom suite, all appointed with full kitchens and large living rooms and baths. Meals are enjoyed restaurant-style at Harvard Square, and services and amenities are tailored specifically to the individual