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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 February 3, 2023.

Send an email to sign up for First Friday Updates

Seniors’ Council Monthly MeetingsSeniors-Council

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Topic: Housing Projects and Options for Older Adults
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
Virtual Attendees:  The March meeting will be in person and virtually.  Virtual attendees can join the meeting by linking here:
Announcements: 10:00 a.m.
Presentation:  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Community Conversations:  11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

April 6, 2023

Topic:  What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Speaker:  Doctors from Rocky Vista Health Center
Location:  Canvas Credit Union, 9990 Park Meadows Dr. in Lone Tree, CO 80138
Doctors trained in osteopathic medicine are represented at a variety of health care facilities, but how are they different from other doctors? Osteopathic medicine practitioners will provide hands-on demonstrations, describing how this medicine helps people of all ages achieve and maintain optimum health, function and performance. It can also benefit in the healthy management of diabetes and improving motion and function through osteopathic manipulative treatment.

May 4, 2023

Topic:  How Sugar Affects Our Health
Speaker:  To Be Announced
Location:  Douglas County Libraries in Parker, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138
Most of us find the delicious taste of sugar in its many forms to be irresistible and we have sweet treats as part of nearly every celebration and gathering. However, today we will hear from Dr. Richard Johnson about the link between sugar and many diseases. Learn how we can inform and protect ourselves when sugar seems to be everywhere.

June 1, 2023

Topic:  Priorities of the New Douglas County Health Department
Speaker:  Laura Larson and Dr. Owen Stene
Location:  Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B,
100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Since the disbanding of Tri-County Health Department last year, Douglas County’s new Health Department has launched. Laura Larson and Dr. Owen Stene will introduce its priorities and discuss the plan to prevent older adults from injuries related to falls.

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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.


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