Attend one of our public information meetings (about one hour, including time for Q&A):
"Columbine Community Village: For Seniors Who Live in Their Own Homes and Plan to Stay There!"
Even if you don't live in our membership area,
this informative presentation can be valuable to any one interested in
the Village Movement or in having a Village in their own community.
Hearing Health Seminar – Our speaker will be Dr Jerilyn Dutton, Director of Audiology for Littleton-based Hearing Rehab Center. She will educate us on the signs of hearing loss and the effects it can have on your overall health. Technology advances have vastly improved hearing aid quality, while making hearing aids compact and easy to use. In cases of severe hearing loss or deafness, captioned telephones permit reading the words spoken by a caller, typed by an operator.
Hearing loss is common for older adults, affecting almost one-fifth of Americans 45-64 years old, nearly one-third of those 65-74 years old, and half of adults 75 years old or older. (Source: National Institutes of Health) With hearing loss so widespread, why is there resistance to using hearing aids, compared to, say, eye glasses? Today’s compact hearing aids are virtually “out of sight.”Dr. Dutton has worked at Hearing Rehab Center since 2009. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado and a Doctorate in Audiology from the joint program of San Diego State University and University of California San Diego. She is enthusiastic about helping improve quality of life through better hearing and communication.
At TOAST Restaurant, 2700 W. Bowles Ave. (Separate checks) Members, volunteers, supporters and guests are welcome to attend. To reserve your place, RSVP to 303-730-6432 or Contact Us.
KDVR Fox 31 News Feature on Columbine Community Village
KDVR Fox 31 & KWGN Channel 2, December 30, 2014
Request Information about Columbine Community Village.
News Article on the Village Movement: The New York Times
The New York Times, November 28, 2014
Reporter Constance Gustke notes the rising trend of virtual villages. "Currently, there are 140 villages in 40 states, according to Village to Village Network, which helps establish and manage the villages. Another 120 virtual villages are on the drawing boards, as baby boomers . . . begin gravitating to them."
"These villages are low-cost ways to age in place and delay going to costly assisted-living facilities, say experts. Yearly membership dues average about $450 nationally, and most villages offer subsidies for people who cannot afford membership costs. Armies of volunteers, who help run many villages, also help lower member costs by doing yard work, picking up prescriptions . . ."
Read the article.
Watch the "Aging in America" video. (Total Length, 8:59)
(Village Story begins at time marker 5:15)
The Sunday Denver Post, March 30, 2014
In a Denver Post feature article, Reporter Colleen O'Connor presents a thoroughly-researched, compelling story about the aging of Denver’s suburbs, with tough challenges ahead and hopeful solutions. Jefferson County has the largest population of over-65s in the entire State.
The Denver Post Your Hub, February 13, 2014
South Jeffco, Littleton, Columbine Edition
NBC Nightly News, January 24, 2014