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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of apartments are available? How big are they?2023-01-05T11:09:40-07:00

The Towers feature 470 square foot studio and 540 square foot one-bedroom apartments. All have wall-to-wall windows that highlight spectacular Boulder views.

What are the prices?2023-01-05T11:10:35-07:00
What does the monthly rate include?2023-01-05T11:12:15-07:00

All residents benefit from the convenience of one monthly bill that includes rent, utilities, phone, cable and Internet.

Is there a laundry service?2023-01-05T11:13:58-07:00

Residents of The Towers (independent living) do not receive laundry service.

Are the apartments furnished?2015-03-19T16:36:34-06:00

No. You can furnish your apartment to your liking; however, window coverings are provided.

How tall are the buildings?2023-01-05T11:19:06-07:00

The Towers (independent living) are 14 stories tall.

Is there extra storage for residents?2015-03-19T16:29:19-06:00

No, we do not have storage other than the space in your apartment.

Are pets allowed?2022-11-18T13:42:40-07:00

Yes. Pets are allowed for an additional, non-refundable pet fee, accompanied by our signed Pet Policy, provided the resident can take care of the pet on their own.

Are there walking paths nearby?2015-03-19T16:28:20-06:00

Yes, there are lovely gardens and walking paths off the southeast end of the building. We are also very near an underpass that goes under 28th Street to access the beautiful walking areas on the CU campus, and we are located very close to the Boulder Creek path as well.

Do you have a pool?2015-12-07T21:45:25-07:00

No. Some good options for swimming include the East Boulder Senior Center, about two miles east of us, and the pool at Scott Carpenter Park, about a mile north of us.

Are there extracurricular activities and programs offered? Are they an extra charge?2023-01-05T11:21:01-07:00

Our calendar has fun, creative, educational, wellness, and spiritual programs. All programs are open to everyone for no extra charge. The only time there may be an extra charge is for a program presented outside of Golden West (i.e. tickets to a show, admission to a museum, etc.)

Do you organize tours and trips?2015-03-19T16:20:33-06:00

Yes! We go out regularly to the mountains, museums, concerts, shows, sporting events, etc. All day trips are planned in accordance with the input and interest of residents. We also make the difficulty level known so that the residents can decide if it sounds feasible for them to attend.

Are there recreation and exercise rooms?2023-01-05T11:22:28-07:00

We have several lounge areas, including a library, throughout The Towers building. We do offer a variety of fitness groups and classes as part of our monthly activities calendar. We also have a Wellness Center, which is run by Legacy Healthcare and located on the first floor. Anyone can use the Wellness Center, free of charge, to work out during open hours and under the supervision of an exercise physiologist. Residents can also receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy under Medicare Part B with a doctor’s order.

Do you have a beauty salon or barber shop?2015-03-19T16:19:16-06:00

Yes, we have services for both men and women at a specially designed shop. All services are by appointment and payment is arranged through the salon.

Is transportation available?2019-02-06T10:41:58-07:00

Residents can use RTD, located nearby on 30th Street, and special transit for transportation needs outside of our regularly scheduled trips. In assisted living, our staff can set up appointments for residents as well as coordinate and book transportation.

Who owns Golden West?2015-03-19T16:07:11-06:00

Golden West is a nonprofit corporation that was originally sponsored by First Christian Church in 1965, and now is operated by a Board of Directors composed of members from the Boulder community.

How often do you raise your fees?2022-11-18T13:43:56-07:00

Generally, once a year as part of the annual budget process.

Are the apartments quiet?2015-03-19T16:04:41-06:00

Yes. The construction is such that insulation between apartments controls the sound.

What type of fire prevention/protection do you have?2015-03-19T16:03:52-06:00

The building includes a brand new sprinkler system and each apartment is equipped with smoke detectors and sprinklers.

Do you allow wheelchairs, walkers and electric scooters?2015-03-19T16:00:05-06:00

Yes. Many of our residents use some sort of device to assist with mobility. We do require residents who use an electric scooter to undergo a safety assessment and sign a safety policy.

Do I need to bring a telephone?2017-04-03T17:01:32-06:00

We provide telephones with large, easy to use buttons, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. In addition, each resident receives an individual, direct phone number through our phone system.

Is there an age limit?2015-03-19T15:56:55-06:00

There is a minimum age of 62. There is no maximum age.

Is smoking permitted?2019-02-21T12:04:53-07:00

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Golden West campus.

Do you offer payment options?2019-02-06T10:37:16-07:00

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