In January 2012, the Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) established the Senior Initiative to explore the implications of a growing aging population in the county. A Senior Initiative Advisory Committee (The Committee) was formed with representatives from each of the PDCG member organizations. The Committee has provided direction, project input, and focus to the initiative.
One of the early tasks of the Committee was the convening of focus groups in four strategic areas including: 1) Community Planning and Housing, 2) Access, Transportation and Economic Development, 3) Safety and Security, and 4) Community Connections. Forty-five people, mostly seniors participated. Information gleaned from the focus groups concluded that seniors want to have a more effective and efficient way to obtain information and provide input regarding topics of interest to seniors. More involvement from the senior community when decisions are being made was also highlighted by focus group participants.
To read more, the final report in it’s entirety is provided below: