Senior Seminar: The Facts about the New Reverse Mortgages

If you’re age 62 or older, your home type, home value and rates all figure into the reverse mortgage process (home equity conversion mortgage) that lets you retain ownership while receiving an allotment of tax-free cash. If you’ve wondered whether a reverse mortgage may be right for you after the changes made by HUD in 2017, this seminar will prove worthy. James Warburton of Paramount Residential Mortgage Group in Denver discusses the pros and cons of the new reverse mortgages at 4 p.m. on April 18 at the Senior Life Expo. In addition to the seminar, James will be available for further conversation at the expo, which will be held from 1–5 p.m. at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Road in Castle Rock.

April Deadline for 18th Judicial District Citizens Academy

Have you ever wondered what happens during the process of arrest through trial? Citizens interested in learning about these proceedings can apply to participate in this free seven-week academy that offers seven classes exploring the various unit functions of the district attorney’s office. These units include County Court, Special Victims, Cold Case, Juvenile Justice, Economic Crimes and Crime Scene Investigations.

This limited-space academy meets from 6–9 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 8 to June 19 in the Douglas County Courthouse at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock. Attendees must be 18 years or older, submit an application and pass a criminal background check. First-time participants and local residents from the 18th Judicial District are given preference.

The application deadline is April 5, and participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 13. Visit for the application. Submit via mail to Barbara Martin-Worley, Office of the District Attorney – 18th Judicial District, 4000 Justice Way, Suite 2525-A, Castle Rock, CO, 80109. It can also be emailed to or faxed to 720.733.4689.

Reveal Set for 2019 Apple Awards

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools accepted thousands of nominations into January for the 2019 Apple Awards, which laud the extraordinary teachers and staff who are blazing a path of innovation in Douglas County schools.

The Apple Awards Reveal Party will be held on April 6 at the Vehicle Vault in Parker. Winners in the five categories will be announced during an ’80s-themed celebration featuring live entertainment from That Eighties Band. Dessert and free drinks will be served, with a food truck available.

Winners will be feted during the Apple Awards Gala in September 2019.