14Jefferson County Aging Well Project VISIONJefferson County: A thriving community for aging well.MISSIONTo develop and implement strategies creating inclusive, livable communities through sustainable partnerships and integrated services.
15What Is It? Two plus year planning process Multiple year implementation process ( )Appointed Leadership Committee is guiding projectFunding has come from:Jefferson County Human ServicesColorado Department of TransportationRose Community FoundationMany Partners
16Leadership Committee St. Anthony Hospital Colorado Commission on Aging Jefferson County Planning and ZoningLutheran Family ServicesInnovAgeSeniors’ Resource CenterJefferson County Department of Health and EnvironmentJefferson Center for Mental HealthConsumers including members representing the Latino and GLBT communitiesJefferson County Council on AgingVeterans ServicesColumbine Community VillageBuild Responsible InstituteThe ARC-Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin
17Leadership Committee Jefferson County Community Development City of Lakewood Senior ServicesVolunteers of AmericaParks and Recreation CentersThe Legal Center for Elderly and People with DisabilitiesJefferson County Workforce CenterDevelopmental Disabilities Resource CenterAdult ProtectionOptions for Long Term CareJefferson County Human ServicesBrightStar CareMullins Youngdahl Design CompanyLiveWell Wheat RidgeLife Point RealtyUrbitecture
19First Year Ascertained what Jefferson County has in place Developed maps to guide our work in collaboration with Planning and ZoningEach workgroup prepared a report:Past trendsFuture trendsStrengths and AssetsGaps in ServicesPriority AreasSought additional funding
20Second Year Based on gaps and needs identified in first year: Promising Practices nationally and internationallyStrategic Plan: who, what, where, whenFundingChampions in the CommunityJefferson County Summit on Aging, June 16, 2010 (and beyond)
21Housing Workgroup Housing Options Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Co-Housing (Nationally, Co one of the most)Shared HousingMulti-Generational HousingAffordabilityRetrofits (including empty or declining malls)Visitability and Universal DesignAssisted Living FacilitiesNursing HomesVisitability: Lafayette, Co (2007 requiring 25% of units) and Arvada (2005 requiring 15%) (both are mandate based)Mandatory vs. Incentive BasedNo step entrance costs about $400. Here? $17,000-$27,000Co –housing: Co has 16. Calif, Washington and Mass have more.
22From the CASOA: Unincorporated Jefferson County 42% Response Rate98% Registered to vote97% Voted in the 2009 election$340 M Estimated annual economic contribution of older adults81 Average rating of Jefferson County as a place to live69 Average rating of Jefferson County as a place to retire51 Average rate of overall services for older adults
23CASOA, cont. 38 Average rating of affordable, quality housing 45 Average rating of housing options5% Increase from 2005 of those having at least minor problems finding housing to suit their needs
24At least a minor issue 31% Affording their property taxes 30% Affording medications29% Having enough money48% Difficulty maintaining their yards54% Difficulty with housework43% Difficulty maintaining their home38% Hours spent providing care to someone over 60 (10% over hours per week)
25Benefits to Seniors of ADUs Move in with or near family (Important!)Remain on their property and rent outhome to supplement fixed incomeAge in placeHouse a caretakerConvenience (transportation, doctors, groceries, churches)Delay institutional living (costly to society)
26Community Benefits of ADUs Smart Growth/Urban Infill HousingIncreases Rental Options and Overall Housing SupplyMaximizes Existing InfrastructureEnvironmentally FriendlySolution for Housing Needs for Seniors
27Opposition to ADUsDecreases in Property Values and Neighborhood CharacterParkingWater/UtilitiesOverwhelm Existing Infrastructure
28Research ShowsAbout 1 ADU per year per 1000 single-family households/1.2 personsProperties better maintained if owner lives thereAffects on property value: DependsCraft your ordinanceSurvey ResidentsArvada (2007), Golden (2010), Lakewood (2013)
29How Will This Effect Your Business or Where You Work or Personally? Will there be more people driving on the road during the day and less at night?Will there be more people going to lunch vs. dinner?How can I be more sensitive to my employee who is caring for an elderly parent?Will there be more people willing to volunteer? What kind of incentives could I provide older volunteers?What type of civil and criminal issues are seniors dealing with? How can I help?
30How Will This Effect Your Business or Where You Work or Personally? What can individuals and employers do to help an older person stay in their home?Are the sidewalks around my business or house suitable for people to walk in order to catch a bus?How is the lighting in my parking lot? Is it conducive to people feeling safe?Are there enough classes/civic activities for older people to be engaged?What are the housing options in the city?
31Website jeffco.us/adultsvc Aging Well Jefferson County or Google CASOAs, Report and Strategic Plans and othermaterials can be found on the website
32Susan Franklin, Program Manager Contact InformationSusan Franklin, Program Manager(303)