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Colorado Front Range News & Events

We hope you enjoy news and event highlights in this Colorado Front Range eNewsletter.

Front Range Event Highlights ... 
Look for events for seniors and family outings with our Google Calendars!
Denver Event Highlights ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Dec - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes 
Dec - Free Memory Screenings in November
Dec- Denver Christkindl Market
Dec - Holiday Event at Balfour at Stapleton
Dec Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light
Dec - Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo
Jan 4-6 - Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show
Jan 5-7 - The Fly Fishing Show
Jan 6-21 - National Western Stock Show
Jan 17 - Reverse Mortgage Facts - Lunch & Learn
Jan 19-21 - Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase
Jan 31-Feb 3 - Saving Places Conference
Feb 9-11 - Denver Golf Expo
Boulder-Northern Colorado Event Highlights ...
Active Minds
Aging Well Programs
Alzheimer's Association Classes
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Clubs in Colorado
Global Village Museum Events
Aging Master Program
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Spellbinder Volunteer Classes
Dec - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Dec- Caregiver Support Groups Calendar
Dec - AAA Wellness Programs
Dec 13 - Being Mortal Series
Jan 6-21 - National Western Stock Show
Jan 17 - Reverse Mortgage Facts - Lunch & Learn
Jan 19-20 - Old House Vintage Market
Jan 31-Feb 3 - Saving Places Conference 
Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes 
Dec - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
Dec - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Dec - Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund
Dec 22 - Face Vocal Band
Jan 6-21 - National Western Stock Show
Jan 31-Feb 3 - Saving Places Conference
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Walk with a Doc
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Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes 
Jan 6-21 - National Western Stock Show
Jan 31-Feb 3 - Saving Places Conference
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Start planning now for what you want to do in 2018!

January 4 - 6, 2018
Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO
Find exhibits of all new 2018 RVs ranging from Class A motorhomes to lightweight, easy-to-pull tent trailers, fifth-wheels, travel trailers and truck campers, RV and camper accessories - LEARN MORE

January 5 - 7, 2018
The Fly Fishing Show
Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO
From great speakers and presentations to the latest fly fishing equipment, you will find it all at The Fly Fishing Show - LEARN MORE

January 6 - 21, 2018
National Western Stock Show
4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO
The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado's preeminent tourist destinations is held every January. This is a nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, with one of the world's richest professional rodeos, one of the country's largest horse shows and Colorado's largest western trade show - LEARN MORE

January 17, 2018
Reverse Mortgage Facts - Lunch & Learn
The Egg & I at 80th & Sheridan
8025 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada, CO
Join us for a free lunch as Don Opeka with Orion Mortgage, Inc. presents the versatility of Reverse Mortgages and explains how this one product may be the financial solution for borrowers in a wide variety of life situations. This seminar provides valuable information for professionals, as well as prospective borrowers and their family members support system. This seminar has been approved as 1 hour of Continuing Education for both Real Estate Professionals and Certified Senior Advisors. Check-in begins at 11:30 am. The seminar will begin promptly at noon. Please RSVP to Amanda at 303-469-1254

January 31 - February 3, 2018
Saving Places Conference
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO
Colorado Preservation, Inc. promotes historic preservation statewide by providing advocacy, education, outreach and preservation services to communities and individuals. Our vision is to engage citizens statewide to honor and protect their heritage, to lead them to build a sustainable future with historic places and to inspire them to prioritize the past as legacy - LEARN MORE

February 9 - 11, 2018
Denver Golf Expo
Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Ave, Denver, CO
Get Golfing, our goal is to get people thinking about golf earlier which is one of the reasons we hold the Denver Golf Expo in February

March 3 - 4, 2018
Rocky Mountain Train Show
Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue Denver, CO
120,000 sq ft train extravaganza. With 41 years of history, the Rocky Mountain Train Show is one of, if not the oldest, train or hobby shows in the Rocky Mountain Region -  LEARN MORE  

March 16 - 18, 2017
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO
Featuring an emphasis on natural health, personal growth and metaphysics - LEARN MORE

March 21, 2017 - Wednesday
Senior Day at The Capitol Sponsored by Colorado Senior Lobby
The Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Why attend Senior Day at the Capitol? Meet your legislators, elected officials, Senior Day Sponsors, learn about programs and legislation affecting older adults. Governor Hickenlooper is invited, schedule pending. Seating is first come, first served with the disabled and seniors given seating preference - View Event Flyer

May 12, 2018
Salute to Seniors from the Colorado Gerontological Society
More information to come in 2018

Events from Active Minds
We believe in lifelong learning and fostering active minds for life. We achieve this by combining excellent teaching with thoroughly researched, compelling topics that matter. We deliver programs on-site, customized to each audience, but always presented objectively so that all perspectives are honored - LEARN MORE
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  Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Marco Chayet
The Importance of Correct Beneficiary Designations

"Retirement accounts, life insurance and annuities are probably not controlled by provisions in your will. Why is this? These types of accounts and any other designated 'payable on death' or 'transfer on death' automatically pass to a named beneficiary outside of probate ..."

  Blog Highlight from DignityFirst Health at Home
Therapeutic Lying with a Dementia Patient
"What is a therapeutic lie? A therapeutic lie is the practice of telling 'white lies' to a patient with dementia. This is done to keep the person with dementia from becoming agitated ..." - READ MORE


Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
Don Opeka is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) 
Why You Should Review Your Mortgage Twice Yearly
"We recommend that everyone do a mortgage loan review at least once or twice per year just as you go to the dentist for a checkup, visit a doctor and review insurance and legal documents. This review should involve more than just 'What's the rate?' It is too easy to think that a borrower got a great rate on the last mortgage and since rates are not significantly lower, that nothing has changed ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Medicare Preventitive Services 
"... Medicare can help you live healthier by paying all or part of preventive services that can detect certain diseases. Preventive services may include lab test, shots, screenings, and exams. There are also programs for counseling and education, as well as health monitoring ..."

Blog Highlight from Ray Smith, The Long Term Care Specialist
Must You Be Self-Employed To Deduct LTC Insurance Premiums?
"People ask me this question all the time. The answer: Almost always "yes"...but could sometimes be "no".

Warning: Depending upon what ultimately happens with the currently proposed federal tax bill, none of the following may remain relevant. Or it all could. I couldn't wait for the House of Representatives & the Senate to decide. Life goes on anyway. ..." - READ MORE 
Link to Genworth Cost of LTC Care Survey - CLICK HERE

Blog Highlight from Colorado Senior Lobby
Comments On How Proposed Tax Law Affects Seniors
"People ask me this question all the time. The answer: Almost always 'yes' ... but could sometimes be 'no'. Warning: Depending upon what ultimately happens with the currently proposed federal tax bill, none of the following may remain relevant. Or it all could. I couldn't wait for the House of Representatives & the Senate to decide. Life goes on anyway ..." - READ MORE
Contact your Legislators - CLICK HERE

Talking about Colorado Senior Lobby
- Now more than ever, it is time to join Colorado Senior Lobby

"Colorado Senior Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, all volunteer organization, that speaks with a unified voice for all Coloradoans, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. People of all ages join Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL), both individual citizens and organizations. To remain an effective voice for our citizens, Colorado Senior Lobby is dependent upon public support of our members."

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