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Welcoming — that’s one of the best words you could use to describe Aurora, Colorado. Part of this is due to its citizens, but even more so to the natural amenities the area provides. For one, there are thousands of acres of open space. Aurora is also home to dozens of parks, miles of multi-use trails, a vibrant cultural scene, and amazing weather.

Naturally, these characteristics are of interest to those looking to lead an active retirement. Plus, senior apartment communities in Aurora offer a host of conveniences in a more senior-friendly environment. Everything from fitness centers and swimming pools to on-site pubs and even golf courses can be found in many of the senior apartments in the area.

A Place for Mom has put together this guide about the senior apartment communities within a 10-mile radius of Aurora’s city center. Below, you’ll find listings for senior apartments ranked by a variety of categories. You’ll also find details on payment options, local and state laws and regulations affecting senior apartments, transportation, health care, and the city and surrounding area of this large Denver suburb.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Aurora, CO

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Recent reviews of Senior Apartments in Aurora, CO
Westhaven Apartment Homes in Lakewood, CO

I have moved in to Westhaven Apartment Homes, and I really like it so far. I like that I can still maintain an independent lifestyle here, but that it is also a very active and social retirement facility. The staff is great, and they have a lot of activities like Bingo, movies, crafts, story time; there’s a gym, too. It’s an older building, but it’s clean, and they do a good job keeping it up. I also like that it is cost efficient, and I would recommend it to others looking to keep up an independent lifestyle.

Concordia on the Lake in Littleton, CO

I have had an excellent experience here at Concordia on the Lake so far. They have amazing activities for residents to participate in. It is a high quality facility and the staff have been very friendly.

Affinity at Copperleaf in Aurora, CO

I would tell others about all of the activities that are available, including the enclosed indoor pool & hot tub, as well as the theater. I don't partake in everything, but there are a lot of things to do. My 1 bedroom apartment is wonderful. The only problem I have is that the balconies are useless. They're so small, and you aren't allowed to leave anything out there or do anything out there. I do, however, have a full-sized kitchen - which is huge and I love that. I have a front-loading washer and dryer in my apartment as well. We have all the things you could want: dishwasher, fridge, full sized everything. The apartment is a nice size for the price. The biggest problem is that there's absolutely no single men, but I don't think that's in plan. It does make it kind of difficult for some activities; for example: if you want to go dancing, you can't because there's no one to dance with. Aside from that I have no real complaints. I would and I have recommended Affinity at Copperleaf to others.

Pinewood Lodge

200 South Ironton St, Aurora, CO 80012

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Everyone at the Pinewood Lodge community is so nice, and it seems like a happy place. It is a very clean and seems that residents as well as visitors are very respectful and care for the facility

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Pinewood Lodge offers the ambiance and comfort of a luxury mountain resort style community with convenience of an urban lifestyle – and all for people 62 years of age or older (income limits apply). The development features generously sized one and two bedroom apartments filled with amenities and...

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Bella Vita

1470 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012

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My loved one lives at Bella Vita. I think this facility was a good option for my loved one as he transitioned out of a single family home into an apartment. It gave him a smaller community with individuals...

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Luxurious apartment living for those 55 and better. Whether you're still in the workforce or you've retired, enjoy a home without headaches. Let us introduce you to a new level of luxury senior living at Bella Vita. Convenience is Included at Bella Vita Simple is beautiful. Every day living is...

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5240 South Shalom Park Circle, Aurora, CO 80015

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This community gives your loved one independence, but also a very caring and positive environment. The community had done a wonderful job keeping the residence engaged even during covid. I would recommend...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Discover maintenance free living at V-Esprit active adult community. Located in the Centennial, Parker and South East Aurora area (close to Cherry Creek State Park), V-Esprit offers apartments and patio homes for lease on a beautiful 14-acre campus with walking paths with amazing mountain...

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Affinity at Copperleaf

22000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015

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They are extremely friendly and have so many things and groups to do. All you have to pay is rent. All utilities included including TV/cable and internet. Having a garden to grow your vegetables is...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

we’ve created a new kind of 62+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rent includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub, community garden, dog park, workout facilities,...

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Shalom Park

14800 East Belleview Drive, Aurora, CO 80015

I like the care of this community. The community is clean and my parents like that they are able to cook their own meals. The staff is always caring and helpful when needed. They do like some of the...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Shalom Cares is a senior housing community located in Aurora, Colorado, in the heart of Arapaho County. Our community offers a beautifully landscaped campus and a peaceful, serene setting. Perfectly situated in the Denver Metro area, Shalom Cares is easily accessible for visiting friends and...

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The Village at Hampden Town Center

3601 S. Dallas St., Aurora, CO 80014

We like the facility

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Clyburn at Stapleton

7401 East 26th Avenue, Denver, CO 80238

Appts were nice. Price was a little high. Area was close to shopping and that was nice.

Provides: Senior Apartments

Clyburn at Stapleton Clyburn at Stapleton is a senior housing community located in spectacular Denver, CO. In Denver, we wake up to breath-taking Rocky Mountain views every morning. Better yet, this mountain hideaway gets 300 days of sunshine. Colorado's state capital also boasts a thriving arts...

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Aurora Village

15972 E 13th Pl, Aurora, CO 80011

Provides: Senior Apartments

Aspen Place

15351 East 12th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011

Provides: Senior Apartments

Oliveglen Villas

13902 A. E. Princeton Place, Aurora, CO 80014

Provides: Senior Apartments

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Overture Stapleton Apartments

8133 east 29th place, Denver, CO 80238

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Cost of senior apartments in Aurora, CO

The average cost of senior living in Aurora is 1,336 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lakewood, CO with an average of 2,218 per month.

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

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Costs of senior apartments in the Aurora area

The cost of a senior apartment community in the Aurora area ranges from $1,490 to $2,326 per month, according to A Place for Mom.[01] This figure includes rent, associated fees, and service fee add-ons at our partner communities.

The following figures represent the average baseline costs for the immediate area and do not include additional fees for ancillary services.

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How people pay for senior apartments in Aurora

Most senior apartment communities are similar to other forms of general housing, so it isn’t uncommon for seniors to use private resources to cover the monthly costs. That said, financial assistance may be available. It all depends on your individual circumstances.

To get an idea of the options, you’ll find details on a range of payment methods below, including private resources, public assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits.

Private pay methods

To cover the monthly costs associated with a senior apartment in the Aurora area, most seniors will use a combination of personal resources. For some, that might mean dipping into a pension or savings. Others may rely on Social Security benefits, retirement accounts, income generated by investments, or any one of the following:

Understand Colorado laws and regulations for senior apartment communities

Senior apartments are much like any other form of general housing, so the laws and regulations follow those of any other residential community. The Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) both apply. Generally, that means neither property owners nor landlords can discriminate against you or offer less favorable terms and conditions because of a disability, family status, national origin, gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion.

In addition, Colorado law has set certain standards for the property and practices of residential communities. For example, property owners and landlords cannot raise your rent more than once a year — nor can they unfairly withhold security deposits. They must also keep buildings up to code, keep utilities connected, maintain proper heating, ventilation, and lighting, and even cap late fees for outstanding rent balances.

Reasonable accommodations must also be made for seniors who have a disability. This might mean that the property would need to provide a ramp into the building if one doesn’t already exist, widen doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, or allow a service animal to live within the residence. Additional information on renter’s rights can be found on the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora’s website.

Licensing and inspections

Though Denver has launched a residential rental licensing program, Aurora has yet to follow suit. That means owners and operators of senior apartments don’t require licenses to provide rental housing to seniors. However, multifamily communities are subject to regular inspections by Aurora Housing and Community Services to ensure basic life, health, and safety requirements are being met and that everything is up to code. If an infraction is found, a re-inspection will be performed within 30 days to give the property owner time to resolve the issue.

Should you desire to look over inspection reports for senior apartments, you can request public records on the City of Aurora’s website.

COVID-19 regulations for Aurora senior apartment communities

Aurora has no specific COVID-19 regulations for senior apartments, but some communities may have their own guidelines. Contact the landlord or property manager if you’re interested in learning more about community-specific guidelines. Otherwise, Arapahoe County recommends some best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinations. Encouraged but not required.

Masking. Encouraged but not required in public spaces.

Facility cleanliness. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and common-use items is recommended.

Social distancing. Encouraged to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

What to expect from senior apartments in Aurora

Senior apartments in Aurora, Colorado, offer the perfect place to retire and generally have a minimum age limit of 55 to 62 years old. In this section, we’ll explore the unique features of senior apartments in the Aurora area and what amenities to expect.

Recreation is not a problem

As the Gateway to the Rockies, Aurora is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and plenty of opportunities for seniors to explore the city’s natural splendor. Active seniors can hike, bike, boat, fish, and windsurf — all popular activities in the area. Aurora’s Cultural Arts District is also a stone’s throw away from most communities, offering theaters, art centers, and museums.

Many of the senior apartment communities in the Aurora area have made recreation a priority. Golfers will be happy to learn that they can find communities that have golf courses or putting greens right there on the property. Bocce ball courts can be found on others. Sun lovers, on the other hand, can while away the day next to the community swimming pools that many senior apartments in the area provide — that, or in jacuzzis with a drink or two. Of course, active seniors are likely looking for opportunities to stay fit. As such, a number of the senior apartments in Aurora come with fitness centers. You’ll also find communities with theater rooms, game rooms, and arts and crafts centers.

Relaxation isn’t in short supply

Opportunities to relax and enjoy conveniences abound in senior apartment communities in Aurora, with a range of indoor and outdoor common areas. Grab a quick lunch or meet up for a happy hour at on-site cafes or pubs that many of the senior apartments offer. Other communities encourage residents to curl up with a good book and cup of coffee at central fireplaces and cozy lounges, where you can also catch up on your favorite TV show. Or, take a little off the top at a senior apartment with an on-site barber shop. There are even apartments with libraries, butterfly gardens, hummingbird gardens, and indoor atriums.

Surrounding many communities, there is no shortage of scenic trails and dog parks to enjoy Aurora’s natural beauty. Central Park is also adjacent to a number of senior apartment complexes and features a lake, fountains, and an amphitheater.

A place to call home

Obviously, you’re not going to spend all your time in the common areas. You want a place to call home, and that’s what Aurora’s senior apartments offer. Full kitchens, bathrooms, and plenty of living space come standard, of course. But you’ll also find a number of apartments that are dog- and cat-friendly, as well as include in-unit fireplaces, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi/high-speed internet. Plus, many of the communities in the area make it possible to age in place, with wheelchair-accessible showers, ground floor units, and more.

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Health care for seniors in Aurora

The Medical Center of Aurora

Part of HealthONE, one of the largest health care systems in the country, The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is an acute care hospital, ranked as high performing in the areas of heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, and chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD).[04]

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is an academic hospital offering primary and specialty care services. It’s ranked nationally in the areas of diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose, and throat, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.[05] The medical center also earned America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award in 2021 and the Critical Care Excellence Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023 — among other honors.

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Transportation for seniors in Aurora

Like many cities around the country, Aurora is car-dependent — unless you live in the neighborhoods of Northwest Aurora, Del Mar Parkway, or Dayton Triangle. Compared to the city itself, which has a walk score of 43 out of 100, these areas are fairly walkable. Walk scores range anywhere from 53 to 74, which means you may be able to do some errands on foot or by bike in these areas. However, Aurora by and large is considered bikeable, with some infrastructure for active seniors looking to get around on two wheels.

Those looking to leave the driving to others can rest assured that public transit is an option. Though the city’s transit score is relatively low (35 out of 100), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) does run one light-rail line and a number of bus routes within the Aurora area. It also offers discounted fares to anyone 65 and older. All you need is a Senior Special Discount Card, and you’ll enjoy a 50% discount on both bus and train services.

Seniors who have mobility issues may want to look into Access-a-Ride, which is a paratransit ride service operated by RTD. Otherwise, the Seniors Resource Center has made available a no-cost ride service for seniors 60 years and older to run errands within a 10-mile radius of Aurora. Trips are available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and you must call at least one day in advance to schedule a ride.

Other private nonemergency transportation services that you can take advantage of to get to medical appointments include PrimeCare Transport Services and A1 Medical Transport, both of which offer ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher assistance.


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Senior activities in Aurora

With a population of almost 400,000 people, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that there’s no shortage of things to do and see in and around the Aurora area. Outdoor recreation, cultural events, a diverse restaurant scene, and more than a few unique attractions — there’s pretty much something for everyone in the Gateway to the Rockies.

Active seniors will find more than 100 miles of trails — some for biking, some for hiking, and some for just taking a stroll. Cherry Creek State Park, in particular, is certain not to disappoint, with miles of hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing, boating, and more. Plus, the park is home to a prairie and wetland that attracts various species of birds, so birders may enjoy a trip to Cherry Creek, as well. There’s also the Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir for biking, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

Seniors interested in a little history may want to check out the Plains Conservation Center, which offers visitors the chance to experience life on the prairie in the 1800s. You’ll find replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp, as well as an education center, guided tours, hiking trails, and some breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Plus, it’s free to visit. There’s also an array of other historical attractions in the area, including Coal Creek Schoolhouse, Centennial House, John Gully Homestead House, and the DeLaney Round Barn. These attractions are a small part of the Aurora History Museum and its many other exhibits.

For those interested in the arts, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, especially when it comes to the visual arts. First and foremost, Aurora is home to Art in Public Places, where you’ll find more than 300 pieces of art from local and national artists all around the city. Visit Gateway Park District, Havana District, Murphy Creek District, and Smoky Hill Cornerstar to get a taste of some of the exhibits. If you’d rather go to an art show, then make sure to visit The People’s Building, which has regular gallery exhibits, or the Aurora Cultural Arts District, which has a mix of art exhibits, live performances, and shopping. For a night of entertainment, be sure to check out the Aurora Fox Arts Center for dance, drama, and musical performances.

Whatever you’re craving, from breakfast to dinner, you’re sure to find it in Aurora. Among Aurora’s hundreds of restaurants, 250 are locally-operated ethnic eateries serving dishes you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the state. From brunch hotspots to contemporary and fine dining, the many restaurants in Aurora are sure to please your taste buds.

And let’s not forget the senior centers in the area. The Aurora Center for Active Adults is certainly a point of interest, where adults 50 and older can take part in fitness classes, seminars, crafts, bingo, day trips, line dancing, and even tax assistance. The place also provides the opportunity to simply socialize with other seniors in the area.

Frequently asked questions

Pinewood Lodge, Affinity at Copperleaf and Affinity at Lafayette are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Aurora, CO. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Aurora is 1,336 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101)[Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Medical Center of Aurora.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

  6. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Aurora.

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