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.
We are strong advocates for the needs of those 60 and older whether it be affordable housing, transportation services, workforce opportunities for those seeking additional income, multi-generational engagement or ways to combat social isolation. We are proactive in reaching out to residents and decision-makers to determine how best to address the needs of our older population. We believe in the adage “knowledge is power” and consistently strive to provide high-quality educational experiences through our monthly educational series. These presentations are a vital part of our monthly meetings and are recorded and available to everyone, in our county and beyond, via our YouTube channel.
Our presentations cover a wide variety of topics ranging from practical tips on enhancing our lifestyles, how to connect with local resources, learning about fascinating research and striving to change the way people think, speak and act about aging.
Our 2022 educational series includes topics such as space travel and the aging process, tips on how to help our younger family members deal with life experiences we have not had such as cyberbullying, school shootings, the pandemic, etc., the hidden treasures in our libraries and much more.
We have also sponsored community events such as “Vintage & Vibrant,” a day-long educational event, an “Intergenerational Conversation,” an interactive workshop for Grandparents and their Grandchildren and most recently “Every Age Counts!” an amateur poetry contest highlighting the positive aspects of aging.
Additionally, we seek out opportunities to collaborate with community members, local agencies dedicated to aging issues, health care providers serving older adults, as well as liaisons with Douglas County. We strive to encourage a positive exchange of ideas and a team approach in developing viable solutions.
We encourage you to attend one of our meetings to learn more about who we are and how we help empower our older residents. Currently, we meet virtually on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We are hoping to resume in-person meetings later in the year, dependent upon the guidance available regarding health concerns. Our meetings are free and open to the public.
The ideas we receive from people like you have a direct impact on planning community events, providing legislative input to decision-makers, educating the community, reviewing funding proposals and working on special projects promoting the health and safety of our older residents.
For additional information about the Seniors’ Council, our meetings and events, visit us at MyDougCoSeniorLife.com or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/MyDougCoSeniorLife. To request our electronic newsletter First Friday Update, email us at DCSeniorLife@douglas.co.us.