Through the seven-week course, the academy exposes participants to important regional issues like transportation, economic vitality, housing, civic engagement and more. Each course includes weekly three-hour sessions consisting of lectures from local subject matter experts, small-group interactions and networking. In addition, participants develop individual action plans to put into place upon completing the academy.
Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) for eight counties including Arapahoe County. DRCOG connects older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers and families with information and services to help them remain in their homes or maintain their quality of life in long-term care facilities.