Lone Tree seniors celebrate the season

Country club is venue for holiday luncheon with music by Harplanders

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Good food. Good friends. Good music.

Nearly 100 Lone Tree seniors enjoyed all three during the Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree holiday luncheon, held at the Lone Tree Country Club Dec. 11. The event offered the occasion to dress in holiday finery, and attendees enjoyed the sounds of the Harplanders, as they socialized and dined at the semi-formal luncheon.

“We always have a good attendance,” said Sharon VanRamshorst, co-chair of the Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree ad hoc committee. "We typically have guest speakers or discussions, but today is just about getting together and enjoying the season.”

In addition to monthly luncheons, the committee also sponsors several activities to keep seniors busy and engaged in their community, including their newest social opportunity, Cookies and Company at the Lone Tree Hub the third Wednesday of each month. They also enjoy a monthly happy hour the fourth Wednesday of each month.

“We're excited to have so many programs for seniors to do,” said Joyce Lew, co-chair of the committee. “We're always looking for volunteers.”

The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree ad hoc committee was established in 2012, in response to the growth of the number of residents over 55 years old in the city. Committee volunteers gather to identify and address needs of aging seniors, including healthcare, transportation, quality of life and social well-being. According to the committee, an estimated 25 percent of Lone Tree's population is now 55 years of age or older.

Upcoming monthly speakers include Deb Guckes, principal speech therapist for Centura Health, who will address “Maintaining and Improving Your Cognitive Performance” Jan. 8.

Feb. 12 attendees can get a firsthand update on the progress of the Southeast Rail Extension Project. A representative from Balfour Beatty Infrastructure will be on hand to answer questions and reveal details.

For more information on upcoming events or to find out about volunteer opportunities, visit www.cityoflonetree.com/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1606055.

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