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Seniors' Council

First Friday Updates

Interested in receiving monthly emails containing information for older adults on educational opportunities, upcoming events, resources, and many other topics?  The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County has a First Friday Update that is emailed out to a distribution list on the first Friday of each month.  Check out the latest Update from September 1, 2023.

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Seniors’ Council Monthly MeetingsSeniors-Council

October 5, 2023

Topic:  What to Know Before Choosing Your Medicare 2024 Plan
Speaker:  Desiree Bolt, SHIP Program Manager
Location:  Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, 100 Third St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Announcements: 10:00 a.m.
Presentation:  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Community Conversations:  11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Summary:  Desiree Bolt is the Colorado State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Manager, the education arm of Medicare.  She will present what is new in Medicare Open Enrollment for 2024, as well as how to best utilize the comparison tools and how to access a SHIP counselor for guidance in making these decisions.  Please note, this is not a forum suited to sharing grievances or personal issues regarding the Medicare system.

We hope you will join us in person, but this meeting also has a virtual option.  To join the meeting virtually, please visit
The webinar number is: 2481 713 7158 and webinar password is: YYjcNx5mQ32 (99526956 from phones)
Join by phone by calling 408-418-9388 (access code is 2481 713 7158)

Upcoming Meetings:

November 2, 2023

Topic:  What does Ageism Have To Do With Aging?
Speaker:  Lori Brown, Career Advisor for Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
Location:  Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, 100 Third St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Meeting Summary:  Ageism is based on cultural myths about the process and meaning of aging.  This presentation explores myth-busting research that challenges these long-held beliefs and explores our potential to change the lived experience of growing older.  On Nov. 2, Lori Brown, Career Advisor with the Generations Program, explores ageist myths, recent scientific research and provides an overview of the Generations Program at Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

December 7, 2023

Topic:  2023 “Year-in-Review” and Glimpse of 2024
Speaker:  Gretchen Lopez, Chair of the Seniors’ Council
Location:  Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, 100 Third St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Meeting Summary:  This meeting will provide an overview of what the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County has been involved with throughout the year, including details regarding the response and input received at Vintage & Vibrant.  Attendees will see a sneak peek of what to expect in 2024 and can ring in the holidays with some holiday cheer!

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Vintage & Vibrant - Thursday, Sept. 28

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County hopes to see you at the Vintage & Vibrant event on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8 a.m. at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Dr. in Parker.  This day-long experience is filled with learning socializing and plenty of fun.

Additional details, registration information and partnership opportunities are available on the Vintage & Vibrant web page.


The Seniors’ Council promotes Living Well/Aging Well™ in Douglas County, Colorado.  To contact the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County, or for any questions related to older adult services, please email [email protected] or call 303-663-7681.

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