Centennial Senior Commission – September 14, 2021

This Senior Commission is looking at several areas of interest to the Centennial City Council to provide advice and recommendations from the senior perspective. There are four subcommittees, housing, isolation and loneliness, transportation, and a community/senior center committee.

Many of the ideas shared by the housing committee are currently being investigated by Centennial’s planning department.  They are considering different types of housing and provided information on a regional approach to providing housing for those nearby Centennial.

Isolation and loneliness subcommittee is looking at programs that reach out to isolated seniors.  The Arapahoe County Sherriff’s office has a Senior Check-in program that coordinates weekly calls to seniors living alone.  Another program that reaches out to seniors on regular basis is the COAST-IT program established during the COVID quarantine by the CU Multidisciplinary Center on Aging. This program pairs medical students and referred individuals for check in phone calls.

The transportation committee is exploring the mobility needs of Centennial Seniors.  They hope to see transportation planning that links housing, services and amenities that serve seniors.

Finally, the community/senior center committee is looking at the feasibility of a community center that would be a place for activities for a wide variety of interests.

A common theme among the committees is the importance of education.  Centennial has an active seniors program that provides education and entertainment that will focus on many of these issues. Centennial Active Seniors