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Mar 31 2017

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Seniors’ Council of Douglas County

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The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC) is a volunteer group affiliated with the Douglas County Adult Services Program. The Council strives to be the voice of those 60 and older living in Douglas County to the decision makers determining what senior services are available now and in the future. SCDC presents the concerns and ideas of senior residents to our elected officials through advocacy, education and collaboration with other organizations dedicated to assisting seniors. SCDC offers education to Douglas County seniors through presentations, outreach efforts, and participation in community fairs and events.

Douglas County has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country and the demand for senior services will increase exponentially over the next several years. Community input is extremely important. SCDC meets the first Thursday each the month, except July and August, at various locations. Meetings are from 9 to 11 am with networking starts at 8:45 am. Typically, a presentation on a topic of interest to mature audiences is included. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge. Meetings for the next three months are:

• April 6: Balance for Fall Prevention and Tai Chai for Arthritis, by speaker Mary Thuente, Conifer Physical Therapy.
• May 4: United Methodist Church, 9203 South University, Highlands Ranch features guest speaker former State Representative Jim Riesberg, chairman of the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging.
• June 1: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 South Commons Street, Lone Tree. The speaker will be Paul Narduzzo, Regional Director of Catholic Charities, speaking about Catholic Charities: A local Resource for Everyone.

Additional information is available at dcseniorlife@douglas.co.us or 303-663-7681.

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