2017 Lake County Senior Master Plan
Beginning in 2017, Lake County Build a Generation–at the direction of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Public Health Agency–set out to learn about Lake County’s senior population. We conducted a review of federal, state, and local planning documents about senior health, held over 100 hours of interviews with local seniors, conducted interviews with coordinators in nearby communities who work on senior issues, met with staff at local agencies to identify opportunities to address seniors’ needs, and held several community meetings. In this process, we worked to define what “Aging Well” meant to Lake County community members—and identified eight key issues of importance to local seniors. This document provides a summary of these eight key issues, including the steps already being taken in Lake County and the gaps that continue to provide challenges and opportunities.