Join community conversations important to older adults

Douglas County and the Seniors’ Council make it easy.

 

From senior housing and the state’s developing vision for aging to Medicare Open Enrollment, older adults in Douglas County have opportunities throughout the year to engage in community conversations about issues of importance to them and their families.

MAY

Overview: Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging

May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
9203 S. University, Highlands Ranch

In recognition of Older Americans Month, Jim Riesberg, Chair of the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, will share his group’s recommendations on actions that will make measurable life improvements for all Coloradans.  Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a facilitated conversation about the needs of seniors in Douglas County.

When asked who should attend this presentation, his response was “It is for anyone in Colorado who is aging, serving older adults or in a position of local leadership.  People attending will gain an understanding of the changing demographics and how these will change perceptions, life styles and the business community.”

This event is presented by the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County.

SEPTEMBER

VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS FAIR

September 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Douglas County Events Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104

Persons who are visually impaired or blind will find resources, educational workshops and networking that will assist them continue to live as independently as possible.  The fair – for those with eye disease, as well as their families, friends and caregivers – will feature speakers with expertise in eye conditions, disease, services, training, use of adaptive aids, maintaining good health practices and self-care. The resource fair also features a variety of exhibitors offering information on adaptive aids, technology, and other community resources.  Presented by A3 of Colorado: Adapt  Adjust  Achieve (Formally American Council of the Blind of Colorado).

OCTOBER

SENIOR HOUSING FORUM AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

October 17 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Douglas County Events Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock, CO  80104

Members of the senior community, developers and community leaders are invited to discuss Douglas County’s housing needs, options and the perceived gaps. A community conversation will be facilitated following presentations and panel discussions. This event is hosted by the Douglas County Community and Resource Services and the Seniors’ Council.

NOVEMBER

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT 2018

November 2 from 9 – 11 a.m.
Parker Library
20105 East Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138 

Each fall Medicare provides the opportunity to re-evaluate personal Medicare plans to ensure everyone’s needs are met for the upcoming year. The Seniors Council of Douglas County hosts an annual presentation to help residents explore the changes in deductibles, benefits and drug formularies. A panel of Medicare experts will be present to explain the changes and give participants the information needed to be informed consumers. Kim Latta, Director of the Colorado Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), will chair the panel and present what’s new for Medicare 2018.   

MONTHLY COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Older adults in Douglas County have an opportunity for their voice to be heard at monthly Community Conversations held during the Seniors Council of Douglas County meetings the first Thursday morning of each month at different locations throughout the County.  For more information on each month’s agenda and location, visit and Senior Life Events .