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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 January 6, 2023.

Send an email to sign up for First Friday Updates

Seniors’ Council Monthly MeetingsSeniors-Council

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Topic:  The Philosophy of OLLI
Speaker: 
Bruce Caughey, Marketing Director for OLLI
Location:  Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock (aka Philip S. Miller Library), Event Hall West, 100 S. Wilcox 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:  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver (OLLI at DU) is an adult learning membership program designed for adults 50 years or “better” who experience learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere. No grades or homework. Yay! Learn about the philosophy of OLLI and enjoy a sample of an OLLI class to experience what it’s like.

Upcoming Meetings:

March 2, 2023

Topic:  Housing Projects and Options for Older Adults
Speaker:  Artie Lehl, Deputy Director of the Douglas County Housing Partnership
Location:  Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Meeting Summary:  Learn about the housing options available for older adults, including new facilities coming to Douglas County. The Douglas County Housing Partnership works with developers to offer low-income housing options to older adults. Artie will also touch on the pros and cons of reverse mortgages and other options that might be available to Douglas County residents.

View Agendas, Minutes and Meetings

Vintage & Vibrant 2023 - Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering for the next Vintage & Vibrant (V&V) event in 2023?  The last V&V event explored cutting-edge technology and how it can enhance our lives.  Updates were provided on senior issues at the state and federal level.  In addition, a wide-range of engaging and thought-provoking topic sessions were held, as well as opportunities to connect with community members.

Volunteer to serve on one of the following committees:

  • Venue Location – Researching possible event sites within Douglas County.
  • Program Development – Suggesting potential presentation topics and speakers, offering ideas on the event program booklet, etc.
  • Partnerships – Reaching out to organizations and companies with partnership opportunities that support our event.
  • Event Promotion – Assisting with raising community awareness via a variety of methods, including but not limited to print, social media, etc.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Management – Helping to recruit volunteers to be at the event to help direct attendees, to assist speakers, to secure door prizes, etc.
  • Registration & Hospitality – Greeting and directing guests as they arrive, directing partners to their tables, helping to staff the registration tables.

For more information, or to express your interest in volunteering, please contact Gretchen Lopez.

Resources

The Seniors’ Council promotes Living Well/Aging Well™ in Douglas County, Colorado.  To find educational opportunities and activities for older adults, visit the: