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Senior Services and Safety

Older Americans face unique issues.

Senior couple on cycle ride in countryside

Douglas County has the fastest growing senior population in the state and ranks among the top 20 in the United States.  Because older Americans face unique issues the Sheriff has appointed a “Senior Liaison” position to coordinate senior education, programs and resources.  To request or lean about any of the services listed below please contact the Senior Liaison at 303-660-7544.


Access and Functional Needs Registry
If you’re wheelchair bound, are on oxygen, use a walker or may need special assistance during an emergency to evacuate your home.

We will help seniors sign up for emergency notifications in the case of natural disasters, bad weather or other emergencies.

Colorado Life Trak
Sometimes loved ones with memory loss or other disabilities may wander.  We offer a tamper-proof wristband transmitter that emits a silent radio signal.  The signal can be tracked to locate them.

Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

Douglas County Adult Protective Services

Douglas County Neighbor Network

senior_safety_iStock_000007452689_SmallHouse Watch program
Register online to have your house “watched” checked while occupants are on out of town or on vacation.

Meet other seniors
Our Community Resources office can suggest senior organizations and associations that you can join and meet others.

Report senior abuse and neglect
Detectives will investigate allegations of senior abuse and neglect and will work with the Douglas County Adult Protection Task Force. To report concerns about abuse or neglect 303-660-7579.

Senior Education programs
We offer presentations on crime prevention, fraud, scams and cons, identify theft, emergency preparedness and safety.  Many of these presentations include information  that is unique to older Americans.

Senior House Watch
We can check-in on you, your elderly parents or loved ones periodically to see if they need assistance.

Seniors Life in Douglas County

Senior Volunteer Opportunities
Learn how you can volunteer at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. There are opportunities to help the Community Safety Volunteer program, assist in the jail, help the clerks and accountants and much more!