Villages brings on-site programs to residents at several of its communities. We tailor programs directly to resident needs and coordinate classes and workshops from a central location. These include educational opportunities, various community services, and social activities designed to build community.
Weekly Kids’ Club where children can come to learn and create. This year we are working with the food bank to provide free healthy lunches and/or snacks to the children of our community.
Educational classes: budgeting, tax preparation, tutoring for children, community gardening, crafting and CSU extension classes on healthy cooking and nutrition
Safety seminars: self-defense classes and Fort Collins Police seminars on safe neighborhoods
Community building events: monthly movie nights, Neighborhood Night Out event, pot-luck dinners, holiday parties
Education Days: the local community college and university come on-site to provide information on enrollment and financial aid.
In addition to the educational benefits, these activities and events all help the residents get to know one another and then look out for each other. The strengthening of these community bonds creates a sense of pride and respect for the community and results in a safer environment for all.
Staff is available to help families get the help they need in the event of a personal emergency. Property management and resident services staff work together to support families in working through difficult situations and brainstorming options and resources to assist the family. Our own staff of trained social workers are able to step in and help assess a situation and provide a bridge to the most helpful resources in the community.