Douglas County is experiencing the nation’s most dramatic percentage of population growth in adults aged 60 and older. According to the State Demography Office, by 2030 it is estimated that one in four residents of Douglas County will be age 60 or older – approximately 24% of the County’s population.
The Douglas County Adult Services program strives to enhance the quality of life for aging adults and persons with disabilities throughout the community. The goals of the program are to provide countywide leadership, conduct ongoing needs assessment, and provide a means of exchanging information, networking, promoting the development of resources and services, and serving as an advocate for County residents.
The Seniors’ Council promotes Living Well/Aging Well™ in Douglas County, Colorado.
The Seniors’ Council meets monthly at various locations throughout the County. Meetings are normally held the first Thursday of each month from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 – 8:45 Networking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting
Auburn Ridge Senior Apartments, 1101 Auburn Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Presentation:“A Heart Healthy Lifestyle” Dr. Richard Collins, The Cooking Cardiologist
Community Input:Needs in Douglas County – DRCOG Staff
As DRCOG prepares for the review of proposals for services for 2015 – 2017, each county council on aging has the opportunity to share input with their Advisory Committee on Aging (ACA) representative. A DRCOG representative will facilitate a process to identify the following:
- The priority of services needed in the county
- Existing waiting lists for services in the county
- Services that are needed but not funded by DRCOG
- Anything else the council would like their ACA representative to know
- Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 8:45 Networking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting
Parker Library; 10851 S. Crossroads Drive
Parker, CO 80134
Presentation:“No Leaf Unturned – A library Campaign” Bob Pasicznyuk, Director
Community Input:Douglas County Schools Long Range Plan Feedback
Every year, the Long Range Planning Committee (a community volunteer group) identifies current capital needs and future growth needs. Student enrollment is projected to nearly double by the year 2040, with an anticipated need for 42 new elementary schools, 7 additional middle schools, and 7 additional high schools. DCSD remains one of the lowest funded school districts on the Front Range. Come to our presentation to learn more about the capital needs in DCSD and give your feedback on potential solutions. Please join us!
- Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 8:45 Networking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting
Highlands Ranch Mansion; 9950 East Gateway Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Presentation:“Building a Better Brain” Andrea Pitman, The Nectar Group
Community Input: DC Transit – Demand Analysis – Eugene D. Howard, MURP; Douglas County Transit Mobility Program Manager
- Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 8:45 Networking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting
Parker Senior Center, 10675 Longs Way
Parker, CO 80134
Presentation:“Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body” Karen Wiggins RDH, In Home Hygiene
For more information about these meetings please contact Valerie Robson at 303-814-4374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbor Network Douglas County
Provides a safety net for members, allowing older adults to remain active in the community while living independently in their homes.
DRCOG Network of Care
Highly interactive, single information place where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers can easily access a wide variety of important information.