Are you in the 60+ age group in Douglas County? If so Congratulations! You are part of the County’s most dramatic percentage of population growth and two online tools have been created just for you: Senior Life in Douglas County and the NearMeDC Community Resources tool
Both online tools are in direct response to a 2013 survey of seniors, their caregivers, and those planning to retire in Douglas County, 90% of whom indicated they would use online tools to locate information specifically targeting this age group.
According to the State Demography Office, by 2030 one in four residents of Douglas County will be aged 60 or older, approximately 24% of the County’s population.
The conception of these online tools began in 2012 when, knowing the demographics in the County were changing, the Partnership of Douglas County Governments established the Senior Initiative to explore the implications of the growing population of seniors in the county.
Additional information gleaned from the Senior Initiative’s focus groups, as well as the survey, concluded that seniors want to have a more effective and efficient way to obtain information and provide input regarding topics of interest to seniors. More involvement from the senior community when decisions are being made was also highlighted by focus group participants.
Older adults in Douglas County also have the 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
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