Dec 06, 2017
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Denver Commission on Aging today announced the launch of MY Denver PRIME, a new program that provides residents ages 60 and older with FREE access to Denver’s recreation centers and pools, including drop-in fitness classes and clubs, beginning on January 2, 2018. In the meantime, all adults age 60 and older can access all Denver Recreation Centers free-of-charge for the remainder of December.
“Denver’s active lifestyle knows no age limit, and our older adults and seniors are just as active as anyone,” Mayor Hancock said. “By investing in the health of our seniors, we are investing in the health of our neighborhoods and our entire community.”
Denver Parks and Recreation is dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles through access to programs and facilities that enhance the wellbeing of residents. Just like the MY Denver Card gives youth free access to the city’s recreation centers and pools, the free MY Denver PRIME membership, announced in the Mayor’s State of the City Address back in July, provides older adults with opportunities to be active and connect with their communities through recreation.
“Membership cost should not be a barrier to accessing services that add value to both physical and social health,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation. “Increased access to recreation centers provides the aging adult population with tools to improve and maintain their overall wellbeing.”
Starting January 2, Denver residents who are 60 or older can sign up for their free membership by taking proof of Denver residency and a photo ID verifying age to front desk staff at any Denver Recreation Center. Individuals who are not already eligible for another discount program, such as Silver Sneakers or Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP), qualify for MY Denver PRIME.
Denver has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the U.S., and over the next two decades a quarter of the city’s population will be 60 or older. In addition to the growing number of seniors from the baby boom generation, advances in health care mean a longer life expectancy for everyone. As the number of seniors is set to grow in the coming decades, Denver is investing in programs that provide older adults with opportunities to maintain and improve overall wellness, increasing the likelihood of healthy aging.
Learn more about MY Denver PRIME at denvergov.org/mydenverprime.