It was a feather in Colorado Springs' cap when, back in March, the city received the designation of "Age Friendly" - even if it did elicit some chuckles.

Mayor John Suthers quipped as he accepted a plaque from AARP that "all you need to do is look at your mayor and council to see" how fitting the sobriquet. But the serious side of this honor, and duty, is that our city respect and afford fair treatment to its seniors. And I'm proud to see that a number of local businesses have taken the lead in this effort.