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Proposed workforce housing will include residences focused on a ‘continuum of care’ for seniors, according to officials.
SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County’s Board of County Commissioners reaffirmed their partnership with Staying in Summit to develop housing for seniors as part of the Lake Hill workforce housing development located on Lake Dillon between the towns of Dillon and Frisco.
“Lake Hill will be the first-ever senior housing in Summit County,” said Andy Searls, Board President of Staying in Summit. “For so many years, members of our community have had to make the difficult decision to leave Summit County as they have not been able to find solutions to support them to age in place,” she added.
Announced at a recent Staying in Summit fundraiser, the senior-focused component of the project will include a 60-unit continuum care retirement community that offers progressive care as seniors age and medical needs change. According to Staying in Summit officials, the intended range of care for the project is from assisted living to skilled nursing, which includes memory care as well as respite and rehabilitation nursing care.
In addition to senior residences, the proposed Lake Hill development includes residential housing for the local workforce, a community center, and a childcare center.
“Partnering with Staying in Summit reinforces the Board’s goal to build housing for everyone,” said Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue. “Lake Hill is an opportunity for this important segment of our population to continue to call Summit County home.”
Searls expressed her appreciation for the partnership, saying “we know this is just the first step, but we are incredibly grateful to Summit County for working with us and including our senior residential community in the plans for Lake Hill.”
To stay up to date on Housing Projects in Summit County, visit summitcountyco.gov/housing.
About Staying in Summit: Staying in Summit (SIS) is a local non-profit organization. The organization was founded originally as a taskforce group and along with help from the Summit Seniors, became a 501(c)(3) in 2018. The singular goal of Staying in Summit since their inception has been to realize welcoming and professional housing that meets the needs of seniors to stay in Summit County as they age. For more information on Staying in Summit, visit stayinginsummit.org.
Contact: Sarah Wilkinson, Interim Public Information Officer, Summit County Government