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 monthly educational presentations, collaborating with local agencies and organizations offering community services and advocating on behalf of those 60 years and older making Douglas County their home.
This year’s educational series included presentations on a wide variety of topics. Several of our most popular presentations focused on starting a business later in life, learning about the upcoming changes to Medicare in 2024 and how to access assistance during Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (October 15th through December 7th), how we all can view, speak and act more positively about aging, and scams targeting older adults. Additionally, the Seniors’ Council, in conjunction with Aging Resources of Douglas County and Douglas County, hosted a day-long educational event entitled “Vintage & Vibrant 2023.” This event was attended by approximately 200 older adults who enjoyed breakfast, lunch, three keynote speakers, seven breakout sessions, three interactive activities and numerous door prizes.
The SCDC actively pursued and supported collaborations with local entities serving the needs of our older population. Our monthly electronic newsletter, First Friday Update, consistently promoted the events of other organizations to connect our older residents with local resources. Examples include the Douglas County Libraries, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center, the Parker Senior Center, the Denver Metro District, the Denver Regional Council of Governments and many others.
We were especially active in supporting the County’s Older Adult Initiative designed to identify the current needs and concerns of our older residents as a basis to formulate a plan of action to ensure the highest quality of life for those choosing to age in our communities. This effort included a listening tour comprising 13 in-person listening sessions, an online resident survey, a local providers survey and will culminate in a report of the data collected and a live town hall meeting in early 2024.
Mark your calendars for our upcoming celebration and plan to join us for a ‘sneak peek’ at what we’re planning for 2024. Visit our website at: www.dougals.co.us and search for “Seniors’ Council” for more details and the meeting’s location.