Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee
Senior Living Choices Seminar (FREE)
Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Lone Tree Arts Center - 10075 Commons St.
The Senior Living Choices Seminar is intended to provide an educational overview of the numerous housing options and resources available to seniors and their caregivers. Topics include resources for seniors interested in "aging in place" and remaining in their own home; an overview of the different types of housing options available; and tools to help you make those "tough life choices" when it comes to selecting the best place for you or your loved one.
The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the event registration link and please RSVP by Wednesday, October 5.
Monthly Speaker Series Luncheons
The monthly Speaker Series luncheons are held on the second Monday of each month at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel at 11:30 am. Lunch reservations are required prior to the event and cost $13 per person which includes a beverage, lunch and tip.
- Monday, August 8, 2016 - Summer Bingo! Join us for some Bingo fun, complete with great prizes!
- Monday, September 12, 2016 - Ms. Senior America, Michelle Rahn, will present a program called Defying Gravity
- Monday, October 10, 2016 - Men's Health, presented by Scott Hall and an overview of the Lone Tree VIP (Volunteers in Policing) program
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee envisions our city as a senior-friendly community where residents have the opportunity to age with choice, independence and dignity.
We are committed to creating opportunities for residents to remain independent and active by:
- Identifying and advocating for issues and concerns
- Linking with existing social, health, financial and support agencies
- Providing avenues for social interaction
- Supporting educational opportunities
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee has been meeting since January 2012 to explore issues related to the area's aging population. For several years, Douglas County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Although the share of the population 65 years or older in the County is just 7 percent, that age group grew by 177 percent between 2000 and 2010.
Douglas County ranks second in the nation in the growth rate of its older population. That has many of us wondering what it means for services, transportation, health care, safety, social well-being and continued quality of life. Dubbed the Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee, this local grass-roots effort has been supported by City staff.
Monthly Happy Hour
Join the friends you see at the monthly luncheons at a monthly happy hour held at the Lone Tree Grill inside the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel. Enjoy food and drink specials from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month. (No RSVPs required). Upcoming dates: July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26.
Additional Senior Resources
Additional resources for seniors in Douglas County include the following:
- Network of Care is a website provided by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging. This resource is for seniors and their families and caregivers.
- Neighbor Network is a non-profit volunteer based program that serves Douglas County senior citizens and adults with disabilities.
- The Douglas County Department of Human Services provides adult and child protection, and assistance with basic living needs.
- Lone Tree call-n-Ride service.
Douglas County Community Foundation
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Committee is a fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation. The Douglas County Community Foundation is an affiliate foundation of Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.