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 are free and open to the public.

An aging explosion exists in Douglas County.  By 2040, 1 in 4 persons will be 60 or older.  Older adults are invited to let their voice be heard by sharing ideas, needs, and concerns. Participation enhances the quality of life in Douglas County.  

Learning opportunities are abundant because SCDC and our partners host events and hands-on workshops in addition to monthly meetings. SCGC offers a great way to socialize with peers, learn from experts, explore new ideas, and have fun. The next special event is a half-day program scheduled for Tuesday morning, September 24.  The presentation will focus on preparing an legacy binder that contains important information. Program information will be posted on our website.

Older adults who share opinions and dialog with others make a difference. Regional legislation and policy have been shaped to benefit Douglas County.  This is an ongoing priority.

The Thursday, August 1 meeting will focus on the fact that mental health is important at all stages of life.  Jason Hopcus, president and CEO of the National Association of Mental Illness/Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, will present the available resources for youth and adults.  Hopcus is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of experience and a passion to serve.

SCDC strives to increase the quality of life and assures accessibility through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Our monthly meeting format includes announcements at 10 am, a presentation from 10:15-11:15 am, and conversation from 11:15 – 11:30 am. For up-to-date meeting topics, please visit www.douglas.co.us and search for Seniors’ Council. Email us at DCSeniorLIfe@douglas.co.us.  SCDC is on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/MyDougCoSeniorsLife.  Join us!

Jean Spahr, SCDC Leadership Team-Publicity Chair

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