Summit County, Colorado Print
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Lead Agency: Community and Senior Center--Summit County
Action Plan Download
Summit County developed its action plan gathering input from officials, partners, professionals and community members, identifying four core areas-- Outdoor Spaces and Housing, Community Support and Health Services, Respect and Social Inclusion and Communication and Information. The county's targeted priority areas focus on identifying, coordinating and promoting existing county services, developing municipal capacity for the growing older adult population, and addressing gaps in resources to allow residents to remain in Summit County throughout all their life stages.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingSupport the efforts of community groups to acquire donated land to build more accessible, affordable neighborhoods for older adults.
Health and Community ServicesAdvocate to expand home healthcare services and respite care through innovative business, nursing and CNA incentive programs with partner agencies.
Respect and InclusionAddress ageism by initiating and creating marketing campaigns in local newspapers and other media outlets that highlight respect for older adults and reinforce that older adults are a valuable part of the local community.