Golden West Communities, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Giving back to our community's elders is a win-win situation; seniors benefit by continuing to lead a full, healthy life while aging in place, and our donors benefit from knowing they've made a difference in the lives of Boulder's seniors.


"I love that the employees at Golden West are always smiling and available and willing to help." - Resident Mary Dawn Brazee

"The Wellness Center is awesome! I use it all time." - Resident June Franchini

Elizabeth has been using the Wellness Center for five years. In 2008, Elizabeth had an aortic dissection. As soon as she healed, she went to the Wellness Center because she missed using it, having gone there three times a week before her surgery. An MBF specialist set up a new, less vigorous routine for her. When she started her new routine at the Wellness Center, Elizabeth was on oxygen full-time, but now she only uses oxygen at night and when she goes for long walks. Elizabeth especially enjoys walking around the CU campus. - Elizabeth

Lois' mother Margaret lived at Golden West Senior Living more than thirty years ago, and now Lois has been here for years. It was a good choice for both of them, but with a big difference - people are living a lot longer now. Back when this was Margaret's home, most residents were in their sixties or early seventies. Now, at age 79, Lois is considered part of the "younger crowd." Variety has been added to her happy life by friendships not only with her peers but also with active, accomplished people in their eighties and nineties who have seen many interesting changes during their long lifetimes. Lois says she admires the Golden West staff for the hard work they put into keeping pace with the changes here by providing a wide variety of activities and varying levels of support for all of the Golden West community. - Lois

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Organization name

Golden West Communities, Inc.

other names

First Christian Manor

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1055 Adams Circle
Boulder, CO 80303



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