Bringing All Things Senior Together in One Place
Everyone knows the population is aging. 10,000 boomers turn 65 every single day in our country. The senior population in Douglas County is increasing as citizens are aging and more seniors are moving here to be close to family. Seniors in our communities very much have the desire to continue to make informed choices, contribute to their community, continue to learn, and prepare for their future. However, figuring all this out can be a daunting task, even to those who have lived here for years, because so much is changing. In response to this growth, more government programs are being offered, and many businesses and non-profit organizations are dedicating themselves to the senior population in the Douglas County area.
The goal of the upcoming Douglas County Senior Life Expo is to bring the seniors and the providers of services together in one place. This free “all things senior” event will be on Thursday, April 20th, from 2:00pm-6:00pm, at the Douglas County Events Center, located at 500 Fairgrounds Road in Castle Rock (corner of Plum Creek Parkway and Perry Street.) While the location is in Castle Rock, it is a Douglas County-wide event with partners representing the entire county and metro area.
Seniors, and their family members, will have a chance to speak with representatives from more than seventy providers of services representing many facets of senior life including housing, home care, health care, transportation, government services, insurance, senior organizations, senior assistance, funeral and cremation services, things to do to be involved in the community, ways to stay active, and much more. Even if services are not needed now, it is valuable to know where to find help before the time it is needed. Attendees will be provided a program book with contact information by category for all partners, providing a wealth of information and resources. There will also be free seminars with topics of interest to seniors by leading experts in their fields. These will run on the half-hour beginning at 2:30 pm. Written materials, give-aways and door prizes will be found throughout the exhibit hall. Concessions will be available for purchase.
The event is organized by the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center. “About 500 people came to the Senior Life Expo last year, and we were honored by the gratitude of those families that were able to get information about assistance for a loved one,” explained Debbi Haynie, Executive Director. “The organizations that have partnered with us for this event truly care about the senior community, and want to make life better for senior citizens.” Event planners expect that the Expo will continue to grow in coming years. More information can be found at www.castlerockseniorcenter.org or 303-688-9498.
SENIOR LIFE EXPO SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Additional programming will be added, see Program Book at event
- “Navigating the Senior Care Maze” by Phil Hotaling of Answers for Senior Care
- “Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning” by Darrell Gubbels of Gubbels Law Office
- “What is Vision Loss? What Can You Do?” by Shirley Proppe of A-3 (Empowering People with Vision Loss)
- “Advancements in Hearing Technology” by Linda Fudge, AuD, Audiologist from Lone Tree Health Center, UC Health Hearing and Balance Center
- “How to Keep Your Mind Fit” by Jonathan Wells and Juliana Young of Home Care Assistance
- “The Art of Independence” by Michael Hurwitz of Bonaventure of Castle Rock
- “Getting to Know Hospice” – by Ally Willis and Mary Simpson of New Century Hospice
- “The Truth About the New Reverse Mortgages (What Every Senior Should Know)” by James Warburton of High Tech Lending
- “Healthcare and Long-Term Care in Retirement Planning” by Erik S. Witt IAR, Wealth Watch Advisors