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Lakewood has community partnership opportunities available to businesses. The opportunities range from arts and culture, to recreation and environment. The programs serve everyone from the youth through the senior citizens of Lakewood. Different community events where businesses can sponsor include concerts in the park, outdoor adventure races or the city’s signature event—Cider Days1. The city makes the sponsorship levels reasonable, so that all different types of businesses can participate. Other projects include one-time events, such as events in parks, the recreation centers or cultural centers. This is more of a free-spirited project, one that the business believes their special skills are and how it can best be served in the community. Some past projects have included “Adopt-a-Trail” and Earth Day celebrations. Of course, on-going programs such as kid’s sports are an area where a business can sponsor and be recognized for their involvement in the community.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Lakewood
Mothers in the Lakewood area can participate in several programs that help them improve their parenting skills, form better bonds with their children, and meet other moms interested in improving themselves. The City of Lakewood provides a Positive Parenting class to those who have children 3-9 years of age. Parents learn appropriate strategies to tackle common issues such as fighting and sibling rivalry, bedtime, sharing, and doing chores. The tools participants acquire help them improve communication, reduce stress, and improve the overall functioning of their family. The seven-week class is offered twice a year. Call 303-987-2490 for additional details.2
Families with children can find many valuable resources and child-related programs through the City of Lakewood. Enriched preschool programs are offered to ensure the social, emotional and cognitive functioning of children is fostered at an early age. Financial assistance is available for low-income families who cannot otherwise afford preschool. For children who are experiencing life difficulties that may interfere with their learning, the Colorado Preschool Program is another option. This program provides intensive support to help boost academic achievement of children aged 3-5 years old. Eligible children can attend this program for no fee. To find out more about these programs, call 303-987-2490.3
The Jefferson County Department of Aging and Adult Services offers numerous programs that help seniors build better, safer lives. The Aging Well Project is developing strategies to meet the mental and physical health needs of seniors. With many older residents approaching retirement age, the county will have to greatly expand its resources in order to serve all who need assistance overcoming mental illness, physical ailments, or other life difficulties such as homelessness and financial strain. To inquire about the department's efforts to improve the lives of the elderly, call 303-271-1388.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains recognizes that many families need a helping hand from time to time in order to achieve their optimal level of functioning. As a faith-based agency, Lutheran Family Services is dedicated to helping anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation, race or gender. Families who seek to adopt a child or place a child up for adoption can find the support services they need in order to ensure each child is placed in a safe and loving home. Prevention services that educate teens about risky behaviors seek to inform youth about making decisions that enhance, not detract from, their overall mental and physical wellbeing. Many other services are provided. For more detailed information, call 303-922-3433.5
1. Lakewood Colorado. (2012). Cider Days.
Retrieved from http://www.lakewood.org/CiderDays/
2. City of Lakewood. (2012). Youth and Family Programs.
Retrieved from http://www.lakewood.org/YouthandFamily/
3. City of Lakewood. (2012). Early Childhood Programs.
Retrieved from http://www.lakewood.org/Community_Resources/Family_Services/Early_Childhood_Programs/Early_Childhood_Programs.aspx
4. Jefferson County. (2014). Aging and Adult Services.
Retrieved from http://jeffco.us/human-services/aging-and-adult-services/
5. Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains. (2014). Homepage.
Retrieved from http://www.lfsco.org/
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