Douglas County

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 […]

Older Adults Benefit from Lifelong Learning

Anyone of a certain age will appreciate the program being introduced at the Douglas County Seniors’ Council meeting on Thursday, February 2, at the Castle Rock Library.  The program, designed for older adults, is called OLLI at DU, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Denver University.  OLLI offers an array of online and in-person classes that […]

Seniors’ Council Meeting to Explore Cohousing

By Jean Spahr ~ If you crave a closer community connection, but still value living independently in your own home, cohousing might be right for you.  Trish Becker, Executive Director of The Cohousing Association of the United States, will discuss cohousing at a free Seniors’ Council meeting Thursday, January 5, 10 am, at the library […]

Who is DRMAC?? Help needed!

The mission of Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council, (DRMAC) is to ensure people with mobility challenges have access to the community by increasing, enhancing, sharing, and coordinating regional transportation services and resources. DRMAC serves the following Colorado counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson. Getting There Travel Training (GTTT)-DRMAC provides a […]

Aurora Singers Is Auditioning For New Members

OCTOBER 22, 2022 (AURORA, COLORADO): For more than 45 years, and purely for the love of music, the Aurora Singers have been a bedrock of the arts in Arapahoe County with a  mission to bring inspiration and joy through fine choral and musical revue performance to the  Aurora/Denver Metro area and beyond. A first-class example […]

Older Adults to Dialogue with DC School District Superintendent

Ahhh, summer. Soon thoughts of swimming pools, part time jobs and relaxing time with family and friends, will be replaced with class schedules, homework, and locker combinations as our Douglas County students return to another new school year this August. While summer is the well-needed break that all students, staff and parents need, as a […]

Douglas County Library archive protects history’s future

If you are interested in local history, genealogy, or preserving your family memories, the Archives and Local History department of Douglas County Libraries is here to help.   Many people don’t know what to do with aging materials that have been gathering dust. Archives staff can help you find the best ways to preserve these […]

Colorado Natural Gas Encourages Resident Safety During National Safe Digging Month

Always Contact 811 Before Beginning Digging Projects ~ CENTENNIAL, Colorado (April 15, 2022) – At Colorado Natural Gas (CNG), the safety of our customers and the communities we serve is our number one priority. In observance of April as National Safe Digging Month, CNG is reminding community members to avoid accidents and utility interruptions by calling 811 to have underground […]

Colorado schools receive support to improve health

A second round of donations from Kaiser Permanente will expand support for districts focusing on mental, physical, emotional, and social health ~ DENVER — As students, teachers, and schools across Colorado continue to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for support for districts to help improve the mental, physical, and social health […]

Gadgets and tricks to age in place

Thinking ahead and preparing your home environment may enable you to live longer and safely in your home. Many changes are simple, inexpensive, and easy to do yourself and allow you to remain home despite physical and mild cognitive limitations. There are commonly used low-cost and adaptive devices (e.g., bath benches, hand held showers, and […]

Colorado’s Division of Motor Vehicles launches campaign to emphasize online services

The campaign, DMV anywhere. Yes, anywhere! highlights the many services Coloradans can conveniently access online instead of going to a branch office ~ LAKEWOOD (Feb. 8, 2022) – The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to announce the launch of its new marketing campaign to highlight all the ways Coloradans can DMV. The […]

Your Advocate in Douglas County

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote Living Well/Aging Well for all the residents of our county. We strive to accomplish this by enhancing the quality of life and assuring accessibility to services through advocacy, education and collaboration.

Great Opportunity to Receive Services or Volunteer

By Karie Erickson, Executive Director ~ What exactly is an Aging Resource Center? Aging Resources is your one-stop-shop for aging information and resources here in Douglas County! Aging Resources of Douglas County connects older people to vital services, information, and resources that promote aging with independence and dignity. We believe that the voice of every […]

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