Author Mimi Pockross

(Courtesy of Mimi Pockross)

This state's senior population is one of the fastest growing in the nation and an increasing number of baby boomers are 65 or older. In a new series, Colorado Matters has been getting a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities the trend presents for Colorado. Meanwhile, the boomers are learning what old age brings as they take care of their parents.

A case-in-point: Denver author Mimi Pockross, who chronicles her family's life during her parents' final years in "The Takeover: An Unexpected Caregiver's Story." Pockross spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner. On Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m., Pockross will present the book at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.