2024 Meetings – Coming Soon!
Seniors’ Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in various locations throughout the county. All meetings are free and open to the public.
10 a.m. – Announcements
10:15 a.m. – Presentation
11:15 a.m. – Community Conversation
Jan. 4 – Your Body’s Biological Switch Related to Food
Speaker: Dr. Richard Johnson
Location: MorningStar Senior Living at RidgeGate
10100 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124
Description: Dr. Richard Johnson will discuss his new research on how the food we eat can either trigger a biological switch increasing our risk of obesity, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how making healthy food choices can reduce these risks and flick the switch back.
Feb. 4 – Meet Senior Resource Deputy Faulkner
Speaker: Ryan Faulkner, Senior Resource Deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Location: Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock (aka Philip and Jerry Miller Library),
100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Description: Ryan Faulkner will talk about his unique role as the Douglas County Senior Resource Deputy. He will share information about current crime trends affecting older adults in the county and how you can stay up to date on important and timely information. Deputy Faulkner encourages you to participate in this discussion. As an added bonus, Douglas County Libraries will provide a coffee cart and pastries from Tall Tales Coffee Company for attendees!
March 7 – Health of the Aging Eye
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Schulman, owner of Mile High Senior Eye Care
Location: MorningStar Senior Living in Parker
18900 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134
Description: Dr. Jessica Schulman, owner of Mile High Senior Eye Care, will explain what warning signs to look for as our vision changes with age. Knowing the symptoms and when to seek care can help ensure our best eye health possible.
April 4 – Explore the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF)
Speaker: Brooke Fox, Executive Director of CALF
Location: CALF is located at Lowell Ranch, 2330 I-25, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Description: Brooke Fox will share the history of CALF and the Lowell Ranch Homestead, which was built in 1858. Today, Lowell Ranch remains a working ranch and serves as an education center for youth. Volunteers are needed to be a part of the education center. Brooke will provide a presentation, and weather permitting, a tour of the ranch, hopefully with some spring babies raised by the 4H Youth Groups.
May 2 – Discover the Rich History of Douglas County
Speaker: Daniel Bergeleen, Archivist at Douglas County Libraries
Location: Philip and Jerry Miller Library in Castle Rock, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Description: Join Douglas County Libraries Archivist Daniel Bergeleen to learn about how Douglas County Libraries preserves and makes our local history accessible to all. He will share what is new and exciting in the archives that are housed at the library and how you can contribute to the archives.
June 6 – Recognizing Signs of Abuse and How to Help
Speaker: Crisis Center staff
Location: Terra Bluffs, 8797 S. Chambers Rd., Parker, CO 80134
Description: Domestic violence and elder abuse occurs in all demographics. Presenters from the Crisis Center will help you to identify signs if someone you care about is experiencing abuse. They will also discuss tools to help empower those who are dealing with these difficult situations.