Lakewood is the fourth most populous city in Colorado with approximately 140,000 residents. Situated west of Denver, Lakewood is part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Metropolitan area.
Assisted living in Lakewood might lack Denver’s hustle, but luckily the big city’s amenities are right next door.
Assisted living in Lakewood offers seniors access to an interesting mix of the traditional and hi-tech. The Lakewood Cultural Center is a regional theater and arts venue offering special engagements and community events. The Center is adjacent to the Belmar Shopping Area, which includes its own art district as well as offers cultural events and special activities.
Lakewood’s Heritage Center’s 10 historic structures provide a glimpse of the city throughout the 20th century. Special events are held at a festival area and outdoor amphitheater including the annual Chili Harvest Festival in August, which celebrates traditional and contemporary Spanish Colonial art, music, cuisine and, of course, lots of chili peppers!
Lakewood Senior Activities
The Clements Community Center offers, as they put it, an “environment for people age 50 and better!” providing social, mental and physical well-being to Lakewood seniors. A long list of activities in their “Live the Life” brochure emphasizes their theme: “Fun Begins at Fifty!” Drop-in activities include games, needlecraft groups and various socials.
Trips to area attractions such as casinos, gardens and fairs include round-trip transportation. Subsidies are available to enable participation in classes and trips. Assisted living in Lakewood offers a wealth of activities both at home and at a super senior center.
For fun, seniors can spend the day bargain hunting at Colorado Mills. Including the popular outdoor promenade aptly called, “The Street at Colorado Mills,” the outlet mall offers a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues including a 16-auditorium movie theater.
Lakewood Medical Facilities
Assisted living in Lakewood offers not only local medical care, but also the peace of mind of Denver’s large metropolitan healthcare facilities, many of which have branches in Lakewood. The New St. Anthony Medical Campus-Lakewood, located at the Denver Federal Center, is a state-of-the-art, 223-bed hospital providing a 24/7 emergency department, which is soon to be a Level I emergency/trauma center, the highest level. Nineteen operating suites will include orthopedic and cardiac specialty suites.
Lakewood Rides offers door-to-door transportation at nominal rates to Lakewood residents 60 years and older for appointments, shopping, social trips and to the Clements Center for senior activities. Lakewood is eagerly waiting connection to the Denver Regional Transportation District light rail service by 2013, which will greatly expand the available transportation options for residents of assisted living in Lakewood.
Lakewood provides the best of both worlds: suburban retirement living and an exciting metropolitan city just a few miles away. To view a list of senior living communities in the area, visit our Lakewood Assisted Living page.