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.
Reverse Mortgage Seminar – Our speaker will be Gail Rickman, HUD-certified reverse mortgage counselor with Brothers Redevelopment. Reverse mortgages may be a convenient way for seniors over 62 to access the equity in their homes. However, there can be major pitfalls, and seniors are wise to be cautious. Reverse mortgages are marketed heavily on television and radio, by direct mail, and on the web. With so much advertising and so many salespeople, temptation may be ever-present for cash-strapped seniors. Certified housing counselors work with seniors to make an independent, informed decision, understanding the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage.
The Brothers Redevelopment Housing Counseling division earned HUD-certification in the early days of reverse mortgages, and continues to deliver effective, objective information to senior homeowners. Doing so should be practical and make financial, personal – even emotional – sense to the homeowner.
At The Egg & I Restaurant, 2630 W. Belleview Ave, Littleton. Separate checks, 20% senior discount. Open to CCV members, volunteers, supporters and guests.
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