Member Site Visits

Member Site Visits

Frasier Retirement Community
Monday, October 17, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

There will be music in the air and art on the walls when you arrive at Frasier Retirement Community, a single-site life plan community in Boulder. Established in 1960 by the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church, Frasier is known for its resident-driven culture of engagement through art, music, and intellectual curiosity.

While on campus, you’ll explore the partnerships that have allowed Frazier to bring a collection of resident-catalogued artwork to each campus corridor and to launch an extensive music program that gives residents the opportunity to participate in vocal or instrumental groups, attend music workshops, or join a music group for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. And don’t miss the resident-run greenhouse and beer-brewing operation.

Before you leave, you’ll also explore Frasier’s independent living and assisted living settings, learn about its memory support and adult day programs, and find out how Boulder’s 2013 flood and recent wildfires have informed the community’s disaster-preparedness protocols.

Eaton Senior Communities
Monday, October 17, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Health and wellness will be on full display when you visit Eaton Senior Communities in Lakewood. The organization’s campus includes 161 apartments supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and 64 apartments designed for middle-market consumers.

You’ll see firsthand how Eaton integrated healthcare services into its community by developing partnerships with two health systems that provide on-site services, and by launching an innovative service coordination program that helps Eaton residents age in community. Learn how Eaton’s academic partners help it offer onsite mental health services and wellness coaching, expand resident access to technology, and introduce young people to the field of aging services.

Visitors will delve into Eaton’s decision to renovate and reposition an assisted living setting on its campus to create housing for middle-market consumers who face barriers to affordability in Denver’s high-priced housing market. Explore the lessons Eaton learned during this project, the opportunities and challenges it encountered, and next steps on its middle-market journey.

Christian Living Communities, Clermont Park
Tuesday, October 18, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

There’s no better time to visit Clermont Park, which is celebrating its 50th year of service to older adults in southeast Denver. The founding community of Christian Living Communities (CLC), Clermont serves as an incubator and life blood of the CLC organization, which manages 22 life plan communities in six states.

Get to know an organization that offers a mix of services and supports to older adults across socio-economic backgrounds. Clermont’s campus features a life plan community with both rental and life care contracts, affordable housing supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, market-rate rental housing, memory care, an adult day center, and home-based services.

Once you’re on campus, you’ll quickly become aware of Clermont’s inclusive, person-directed culture, which views residents and team members as “citizens,” where community and aging are honored and celebrated, and where persons living with dementia are fully included in the life of the community.

Seniors’ Resource Center
Tuesday, October 18, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) is the Denver area’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Founded in 1978, SRC provides adult day programs, in-home care, assistance with chores, care management, advocacy, and other services to 24,500 individuals each year.

During your visit, you’ll gain an insider’s view of the steps SRC has taken to ensure its long-term sustainability. Explore the partnerships that have helped SRC meet the needs of clients. Learn how the organization is strengthening its workforce by holding monthly professional development days, increasing wages and benefits by 50%, and providing employees with mileage stipends, cell phones, and work assignments near home.

You’ll also delve into why SRC decided to close two of its remotely located adult day centers in 2019 to refocus its resources on in-home services. Discover how the organization navigated COVID-19 by shifting its focus to virtual events and implementing a home-delivered meal service.