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Weston Senior Collaborative – Community Input

 

Hello! Check out what we are doing…

In November of 2023 the Parkville Living Center was able to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the Platte County Senior Fund, to provide senior social and wellness activities in Weston. In December, the following month, we were informed that we were awarded the grant. 

Since then we have been working towards a three-phased approach to senior services in Weston:

Phase 1 (click link to see documentation) – Get senior activities back in place, as they were in September 2023.

Phase 2 – Hold Community Input Sessions to hear how Weston envisions senior services going forward.

Phase 3 – Put in place what we can from the listening sessions, and build the things that need a little more time and planning.

We are now in Phase 2

Community Input Sessions

Weston City Hall
Tuesday, June 4th and Friday, June 7th, 9-11am

West Platte School District – Blue Jay Room
Tuesday, June 18th and Friday, June 20th, 6-8pm

Who is the Parkville Living Center and what does that have to do with the Weston Senior Collaborative?

The Parkville Living Center is the 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created back in 2020 to provide community services in Parkville. Since then we have grown a strong senior citizen following and have a lot of experience, resources, and are the provider of services for the Weston Senior Collaborative.

We want your input!

We believe in community empowerment – that the success of senior programming depends on the contributions and participation of the local community. We want to hear from you about how you envision senior activities and resources in Weston. We want to hear about the needs of the community and the resources available to meet those community needs.


 

Here is a link to the digital form

Please return all paper copies to Marcus or Gayla

during regular program hours.


Come to our Community Input Sessions to have your voice heard

Weston City Hall
Tuesday, June 4th,9-11am

Friday, June 7th, 9-11am

West Platte School District – Blue Jay Room

Tuesday, June 18th 6-8pm
Thursday, June 20th, 6-8pm

 

Each Session will cover the same topics:

Introductions

History of Senior Services in Platte County

Current Resources

Stories of  needs

What needs do you have?

What resources exist?

What do you envision?

What type of needs and resources are we talking about?

Platte County has an interesting history and evolution of senior services, which is to say that there are a lot of stories and a lot of resources. When we talk about needs we are talking about the challenges and obstacles that get in the way of older adults in Weston living their best life. These needs could be things like food or nutritional needs, budgeting, or planning for long-term care or end of life. Wellness can be another big challenge for many people, and finding ways to stay healthy and active – even for people with health issues can be a challenge. Another need might be having meaningful connections and participating in social activities.  

 
Of course your needs are unique, which is what we want to hear about. As far as resources, these are the supports that help you in your everyday life to help make things flow a little better. Resources can be communal, like the library, cafe, or shops, or resources can be personal, like cookbooks, friends, or family. We aim to facilitate a good conversation about all of these things, with the goal of putting tax dollars to use.

A Few Parkville Living Center Activities