Golden West: A Perfect Size to Enjoy Community and Privacy

Although it may seem counterintuitive, downsizing to a smaller space can help seniors lead more fulfilling, “upsized” lifestyles, and our studio and one-bedroom apartments provide value beyond apartments where the only selling point is maximum square footage.

Golden West currently has several open studio apartments in the Towers, our independent living residences; assisted living residents live on the Mezzanine side. But whichever side of campus they live on, all Golden West residents have access to a welcoming community of peers, a wide range of helpful services, and quality amenities designed for living life to the fullest. Residents at our affordable senior living community in Boulder also enjoy:

More time to “do you.”

At Golden West, our conveniently sized apartments are easier to clean and maintain than a larger space, so residents can spend less time cleaning and more time doing whatever they like. Seniors who prioritize their hobbies or a creative outlet will find a range of activities, clubs, classes and events designed for any interest, while those looking to make new friends will appreciate our community’s built-in social aspects.

More practical space.

Golden West’s apartments offer plenty of space for older adults to personalize as their own. A rightsized space also helps seniors physically navigate their surroundings more easily, while simple aesthetics help to reduce general stress.

Community connections and personal health.

It’s long been said that personal connections contribute to longevity. Today, research suggests that these social ties are good for your health and can help to reduce stress and build resilience.  

Choose your own adventure.

At Golden West, residents spend most of their time at social, cultural and educational activities, including resident council meetings, informational presentations, coffee and discussion groups, craft and exercise classes, bridge groups, writing groups and knitting groups, and more. Residents can engage with others when they choose to but retreat to their private residences if in need of some quiet time.

At Golden West, our residents get so much more than just an apartment, from the joy of daily social interactions with neighbors, to gatherings with friends in our welcoming common spaces, to coming together for a meal and conversation in our dining room.

Plus, with all the highlights of a city like Boulder, why should residents restrict activities to their apartment? From events and classes through the University of Colorado Boulder, to the beauty of the Flatirons and local outdoor recreational spaces like Chautauqua Park, to easy to-walk-to attractions, restaurants and shopping in downtown Boulder, everything Golden West residents need for a fulfilling lifestyle is right at their fingertips.

If you or someone you know is in search of affordable senior living in Boulder, call (303) 444-3967 to learn more about available housing options at Golden West Senior Living, or visit to schedule a tour of our open studio apartments.