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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 May 2, 2024.

Send an email to sign up for First Friday Updates

Seniors’ Council Monthly MeetingsSeniors-Council

June 6 – Recognizing Signs of Abuse and How to Help

Speaker:  Amy McCandless, Executive Director of the Crisis Center
Location:  Terra Bluffs, 8797 S. Chambers Rd., Parker, CO 80134
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
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.

Upcoming Meetings:

2024 Meetings

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.

Meeting format:
10 a.m. – Announcements
10:15 a.m. – Presentation
11:15 a.m. – Community Conversation

July 4 – Fourth of July Holiday – No Meeting This Month!

August 1 – Mental Health for All

Speaker:  Jason Hopcus, President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Location:  Seven Stones – Chatfield Botanical Garden Cemetery, 9635 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton, CO 80125
Description:  Jason Hopcus is a certified life coach, radio show host, and entrepreneur with a deep commitment to serve.  He created and hosts a podcast called “Nobody’s Perfect”.  It is designed to help community members navigate today’s challenges that can impact mental health.

September 5 – Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults

Speaker:  Douglas County Health Department
Location:  Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines, Event Hall, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines, CO 80108
Description:  The Douglas County Health Department will share research and recommendations for older adults to stay healthy this fall and into the flu season.

October 3 – What to Know as Medicare Open Enrollment Begins

Speaker:  Medicare Representative
Location:  Douglas County Administrative Building (aka Douglas County Philip S. Miller Building), 100 Third St. in Castle Rock, CO 80104 in Conference Rooms A&B
Description:  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) from the Area Agency on Aging will provide an unbiased overview of the changes planned for the 2025 Medicare Open Enrollment Process.  This session will help older adults be able to make an informed decision regarding your health care needs during open enrollment.  For specific concerns or questions, please contact SHIP directly.

View Agendas, Minutes, Meetings and Annual Review

Resources

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.

To find educational opportunities and activities for older adults, visit the: