EVRPD Announces "Your Hour" Program for Answering Questions About Transition of Senior Services

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in Estes Valley, is pleased to announce the formation of the weekly “Your Hour” program.

This program will offer seniors, or any member of the Estes Valley community, an opportunity to sit and chat with members of the EVRPD management team. Team members, including Tom Carosello, Executive Director, and Teresa Jackson, Manager of Community Center Operations, will be available to answer any questions you have about the transition of senior services from the Town of Estes Park to EVRPD in January 2018.

“We have heard your concerns and want to provide the opportunity to answer any and all of your questions,” said Carosello. “The goal of these meetings is to make sure any confusion is clarified about the transition, and that all details about the facilities and opportunities EVRPD will provide at the new community center are clear and factual.”

Times for the “Your Hour” program will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:
-    December 11
-    December 18
-    January 8
-    January 15
-    January 22

All programs will be at the Senior Center facility located at 220 Fourth Street.

In August 2016, the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District entered an intergovernmental agreement to transfer senior services from the Town to EVRPD. Senior services will move to EVCC when it opens, which is anticipated to be February 2018.

The agreement also included the establishment of a Senior Advisory Committee, which was established by EVRPD in August 2017. This team’s goal is to create a representative team of senior community members to counsel and assist the District with the planning and communication of senior services at the new EVCC.

“We are excited to have senior services as part of our recreation offerings at the new community center,” said Jackson. “We look forward to working with the senior services team that seniors of Estes Valley have come to know and rely on for all of their social, fitness and education needs.”

EVRPD is excited to build a 70,000-square-foot, multigenerational facility that will serve all members of and visitors to the Estes Valley community. Several services and amenities will be ideal for active adults and seniors, including lifelong learning programs, health and wellness programs, fitness classes, social programs, safety programs, and a weekly lunch program. In addition, there will be priority senior service space from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the new community center.