With 10,000 baby boomers in America turning 65 each day, demand for our services continues to accelerate. In fact, over the past five years we have seen a 37% increase in clients receiving our services and a 75% increase in the number of meals delivered. According to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Colorado has the third fastest growth in population over age 65 and is the fifteenth fastest growing state in the 85+ population nationally. By 2030, Colorado’s population age 65+ will be 77% larger than it was in 2015, growing from 719,000 to 1,270,000. In Colorado, Arapahoe County has the fastest growing population of people over 65 years of age, followed by Jefferson County. Owning our own facility for the first time in our 50-year history offers us the ability to expand our services as the population continues to age. Additional possibilities include offering informative programs, balance classes and the ability to provide seniors who are able to come together a weekly sit-down meal.
Your investment in TLC Meals on Wheels is an investment in our community. It ensures continued availability of hot meals and a friendly face at the door for the hundreds of seniors who rely on us now and into the future.
For more information, please contact:
Diane McClymonds, Executive Director (303) 798-7642 DMCClymonds@TLCMealsOnWheels.org