Housing Options for Older Adults in Douglas County

New housing opportunities planned for older adults, reverse mortgages, and other housing strategies will be discussed at the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County meeting on Thursday, March 2  from 10 – 11:30 am.  Artie Lehl, Deputy Director of the Douglas County Housing Partnership, will talk about these important topics.  Older adults as well as the general public are invited to this free presentation at the Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock.

New housing as well as established older adult housing will be described by Lehl, whose organization is located in Lone Tree. Senior housing is an option that appeals to many for various reasons. 

Information on how to obtain in-depth, free, one-on-one counseling will be presented.  There are  options available to older adults to help obtain suitable housing 

Lehl will provide an overview of reverse mortgage lending including the pros and cons of using this type of loan.  Reverse mortgages can be used to create additional retirement funds and to eliminate mortgage payments.  

Some older adults wish to age in place and some want to explore a different lifestyle, whether in affordable senior housing or a multigenerational community.  It is good to have options!  

The Douglas County Housing Partnership (DCHP), a multi-Jurisdictional Housing Authority, was formed in 2003 as a cooperative effort between businesses and local and county government. The DCHP operates with financial support from the jurisdictions of the City of Lone Tree, the Town of Castle Rock, the Town of Parker, the City of Castle Pines, and Douglas County as a political subdivision and public corporation of the State of Colorado. Information is available at https://douglascountyhousingpartnership.org.  

This column is hosted by the Senior’ Council of Douglas County.  The group’s motto is Living Well/Aging Well. Meetings are generally the first Thursday of the month at various locations in Douglas County and are open to the public at no charge. Is there a topic you’d like addressed in the future?  Please get in touch.  Seniors’ Council invites older adults to get involved and to keep learning.

For more information and program updates, visit www.douglas.co.us/community-services, email DCSeniorLife@douglas.co.us, or call 303-663-7681. Some meetings are available virtually.  Please check the website for current information and links. You may request our electronic newsletter First Friday Update by email. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/MyDougCoSeniorLife.

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