Mayor John Suthers will be our guest speaker at July’s General Membership meeting. He will share more about how our City is helping the Colorado Springs Senior Community and other important issues impacting all community members.
Seating is open to the public and limited, so please register ahead of time to ensure you have a seat.
Mayor John Suthers
The 41st mayor of Colorado Springs, Suthers’ first term began in May of 2015. John Suthers was re-elected to a second term as mayor by an overwhelming majority in April of 2019.
A lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Suthers attended grade school here and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, and in the top quarter of his law school class at the University of Colorado. After graduation, he returned home and became a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado Springs before spending ten years at the law firm of Sparks, Dix and Enoch.
John’s wife Janet also grew up in Colorado Springs, earned her MBA from UCCS and is retired from Agilent Technologies. She is a lifelong community volunteer including service on the District 12 School Board and the City Planning Commission. John and Janet have two accomplished daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.
Join us for August’s Virtual Dine & Develop, we will hear from Magdalene Lim, Director at the UCCS Aging Center. Dr. Lim will present about the UCCS Aging Center Programs as well as other senior focused programs at UCCS. Come and learn how the Aging Center can help support Seniors in our Community!
Dr. Magdalene Lim
Dr. Magdalene Lim joined the UCCS Aging Center in 2016. She is the Director of the UCCS Aging Center and Clinical assistant Professor at UCCS. She oversees the clinical training of graduate- level Geropsychology students and the service delivery for older adults and their families. In collaboration with community partners and providers, the services at the Aging Center include interventions and programs for improving mental and cognitive health, and supports family caregivers in their caregiving journey.
A graduate of the Palo Alto University, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Program, Dr. Lim completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center and holds a post-degree certificate for family intervention. In her two-year postdoctoral residency, she provided integrated services at a Family Medicine Clinic and services as Educator for Internal Medicine residents at an affiliated hospital caring for geriatric patients. Specialty interests include Geropsychology, Neuropsychology (for geriatric population), Multiculturalism, and Collaborative Work with interprofessional teams.
Our next Council Connections will be hosted by The Senior Center and Seniors Blue Book in September. We have a fun afternoon of networking planned. Don’t miss it!
Registration is not required, but helpful for planning!
Janine Vanderburg, Director and Chief Catalyst at Changing the Narrative will share more about the communications and awareness campaign to increase the understanding of ageism and change how people think, talk and act about aging and ageism. Ending ageism is important. People across the United States and the world are living longer and healthier lives. Yet national research conducted by FrameWorks Institute over the last three years shows that aging is misunderstood in America, and ageist and negative stereotypes about older people abound.
Registration is not required, but helpful for planning!
Janine’s goals: Catalyze social change, facilitate conversations that matter, encourage bold and creative thinking to solve complex problems, and always, always, have fun along the way!
Advancing the idea that age, identity or zip code should not interfere with any of us fully using our strengths. Encore champion, social change strategist, community organizer, speaker, facilitator and trainer.
Changing the Narrative is a campaign to change the way that people think, talk and act and aging and ageism. Our end game? To end ageism. We use evidence-based approaches and innovative campaigns to address ageism in work, healthcare, popular culture and wherever it appears. We strive to create more age-inclusive workplaces, communities and society.
At our November Virtual Dine & Develop we will hear from State Demographer, Cindy DeGroen, who joins us annually to share the latest data and information about Seniors and Aging in Colorado.
Cindy DeGroen is a Senior Demographer at the Colorado State Demography Office, the primary state agency for population and demographic information in addition to the office representing state and local needs and concerns relating to the conduct of the decennial census. She has over 25 years of experience analyzing economic and demographic trends for the United States and Colorado.
Our December SRC Council Connections will be hosted by Second Home Adult Daycare at their location in Colorado Springs.
Second Home Adult Day Care was founded to meet the demands of our community’s growing needs for the elderly and disabled in Colorado Springs. Our center offers compassionate services designed to assist our clients while they continue to live independently and thrive. We strive to promote independence, meaningful socialization, art and music therapy, activities, transportation (medical and non-medical), chef-prepared meals, and a sense of belonging for our clients. Our activities and outings (day trips away from the facility) are individually tailored programs and events. We thrive to enhance the dignity, independence, happiness, and quality of life for seniors and younger adults with disabilities. We would love to have you be a part of our family!
Our center offers compassionate services designed to assist our clients while they continue to live independently and thrive. We strive to promote independence, meaningful socialization, music therapy, scheduled activities, transportation (to and from the center and to medical appointments), chef-prepared meals, and a sense of friendship and belonging for our clients. Our activities and outings (day trips away from the facility) are individually tailored programs and events. We offer our clients trips to museums, the zoo, restaurants, shopping centers, etc. We thrive to enhance the dignity, independence, happiness, and quality of life for seniors and younger adults with disabilities.