Douglas County

Seniors’ Council Offers A Myriad of Opportunities

Older adults are encouraged by the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC)  to be heard, to keep learning, and to make a difference.  Monthly meetings are held at various locations in Douglas County on the first Thursday of the month; there is no meeting this July in observance of the July 4th holiday. The meetings […]

Older Adults Invited to Learn about Douglas County Library Archives

Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC)  invites older adults to join Douglas County Exhibits and Collections Curator Daniel Bergeleen on Thursday, May 2nd at 10 a.m. at the Philip and Jerry Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock, to learn about the many fascinating items contained in the Douglas County Libraries Archives and […]

Seniors’ Council Invites Older Adults to CALF’s Lowell Ranch

Brooke Fox, CEO, will share the history of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) and the Lowell Ranch, which was originally homesteaded in 1877, on Thursday, April 4 during the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC) meeting. The meeting will be at Lowell Ranch south of downtown Castle Rock from 10 – 11:30 am.  Seniors’ […]

Preserving Your Precious Vision is Possible

Research shows that when asked which of our five senses is most important most people say vision is the most valuable.  Older adults may face some challenges when it comes to maintaining good eyesight.  But there are many actions available to preserve precious eyesight including regular eye exams.

Older Adults Encouraged to Stay Safe

I am Ryan Falkner, the Senior Resource Deputy at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  I have been with the sheriff’s office for 16 years.  During my time, I have been assigned to the jail, inmate transportation, court security, patrol, and now community resources.  I have also been on special teams such as S.O.R.T. (SWAT for […]

Seniors’ Council Meeting Explores Why Humans are at Risk for Disease and How to Reduce Risk

Whereas the 19th century was dominated by infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia, the 20th century saw an emergence, and then overwhelming domination, of what has been termed the “metabolic” diseases.  Obesity increased from a prevalence in 1900 of 1 percent of adults to over 40 percent of adults today.  Likewise, type 2 diabetes […]

You’re Invited to Our Celebration

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC) invites you to join us for our Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (the location to be determined) to celebrate our accomplishments in advocating for the over 65,000 older adults residing in Douglas County.  SCDC has had a very successful 2023 providing […]

Ageism and Aging Aren’t The Same

Having worked as a career coach for many years, I know that finding a good job is a challenge even in the best of times.  For older adults, it can be a bit more difficult because of societal bias. Given the right support, older adults can and do successfully find employment.  There is help available […]

Seniors’ Council Presents Vintage and Vibrant Event in September and Medicare Information Session in October

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County, in collaboration with Aging Resources of Douglas County and Douglas County Government, is co-hosting a day-long educational event entitled Vintage & Vibrant 2023: Exploring the Latest Trends in Living Well & Aging Well.  Our signature event will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. […]

Seniors’ Council Presents Vintage and Vibrant Event and General Meeting in September

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County, in collaboration with Aging Resources of Douglas County and Douglas County Government, is co-hosting a day-long educational event entitled Vintage & Vibrant 2023: Exploring the Latest Trends in Living Well & Aging Well.  Our signature event will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. […]

More than books at Douglas County Libraries

You may be surprised at the variety of services offered by the Douglas County Libraries.  Learn what’s available at the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County meeting on Thursday, July 6 from  10 am – 11:30 am at the library in Parker.  Seniors’ Council meetings are free and open to the public.

Avoiding trips and falls leads to healthy aging

Older adults can learn to avoid trips and falls plus schedule a mobility assessment through the Douglas County Health Department. This important topic will be discussed on Thursday, June 1st at the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County meeting held at the Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, in Castle Rock.  The meeting is from […]

Seniors’ Council Advocate for Change at May Meeting

Has anyone ever said to you, or perhaps you to another person, “You look great for your age.” Although probably well-intentioned, there is an inherent bias against growing older contained within this ‘compliment’, an underlying expectation that you wouldn’t or shouldn’t look great as an older adult.  Do we offer the same compliment to a […]

Osteopathic Medicine Explained at Seniors’ Council Meeting

The healthcare needs of older adults are unique.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 85% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition.  While medical advances have made a huge difference in the treatment and management of chronic diseases, prevention is a critical piece of healthy aging.  A healthy […]

Housing Options for Older Adults in Douglas County

New housing opportunities planned for older adults, reverse mortgages, and other housing strategies will be discussed at the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County meeting on Thursday, March 2  from 10 – 11:30 am.  Artie Lehl, Deputy Director of the Douglas County Housing Partnership, will talk about these important topics.  Older adults as well as the […]