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February 2017
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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
Feb - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Feb - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
Feb - FREE Community Health Class
Feb 3 - National Wear Red Day
Feb 3 - Denver Taxathon from The Piton Foundation
Feb 4 - Minding Your Balance Workshop
Feb 7 - FREE Heart Healthy Day
Feb 9 - Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Feb 14 - Meaningful Connections Panel
Feb 15 - Minding Your Balance 6-Week Class
Feb 16 - How Will President Trump Impact Global Security?
Feb 21 - FREE Community Health Class
Feb 21 - Meaningful Connections Panel
Feb 22 - How to relieve pain and stay healthy naturally
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol

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
Feb - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Feb - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
Feb - FREE Community Health Class
Feb 3 - National Wear Red Day
Feb 4 - FREE Story Time at the Museum
Feb 11 - What is it Worth?
Feb 16 - Genealogy Program: Forgotten Soldiers of Camp Collins
Feb 21 - FREE Community Health Class Offered in February
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
Feb - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Feb - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
Feb - FREE Community Health Class
Feb 3 - National Wear Red Day
Feb 10-12 - Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo
Feb 25 - Caregiver Pampering Day
March 5 - Under the Streetlamp
March 7 - Rhythm in the Night - The Irish Dance Spectacular
March 12 - Imparables el Show
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol
March 16 - Elton John
March 17 - The Harlem Globetrotters

Pueblo Event Highlights ...
Pueblo SRDA - Find events and resources
Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center - Find events
Pueblo City-County Libraries - Find resources and classes
Get Pueblo Moving
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol
April 28-30 - Home and Outdoor Living Expo
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Front Range Event & News Highlights highlights

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 50 and older at more than 5,000 locations nationwide.

Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
Free tax preparation assistance resources are available to families who earned less than about $55,000 in 2016. Called Tax Help Colorado - these are free tax preparation sites typically open from January through the tax filing deadline, and the days and hours of operation vary by site. Most sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis. These services are offered through The Piton Foundation. You can also dial 2-1-1 to find a free tax preparation site - LEARN MORE
Denver Taxathon Event - LEARN MORE

February 4, 2017
2017 Vacations Showcase Presented by AAA
1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO
Visit with over 60 exhibitors at a world-class venue. Enjoy fun and engaging travel presentations from top travel companies. Talk one-on-one with travel experts. Discover incredible travel discounts to hundreds of destinations. Enter at East United Club Level - LEARN MORE

February 4 - 12, 2017
Colorado Garden & Home Show
Colorado Convention Center, 14th Street, Denver, CO
Discover the Rocky Mountain region's oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show - a nine-day spectacular event - where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement - LEARN MORE

Feb 10 -12, 2017
Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo
Norris-Penrose Event Center
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO
This comprehensive event brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling, landscaping and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition - LEARN MORE

February 11, 2017
What is it Worth? Antiques Appraisal Roadshow
Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
What is it Worth? - an Antiques Appraisal Roadshow is being held at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures from 10-3 pm on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Antique and gemologist experts Daniel Geary and Morgan Sonsthagen will appraise your treasures for $5 per item. Everything from jewelry and photos to toys and radios are welcomed. Advance reservations are encouraged by calling the Museum at 970-221-4600. Walk-ins accepted - LEARN MORE 

Feb 14 & Feb 21, 2017
Meaningful Connections Panel
River Church, 220 S. Yarrow St, Lakewood 80226
Do you have a loved one who needs care? What's Important when choosing an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community?
Please join us for a light lunch from 11:00am- 1:00pm on either Feb 14th or Feb 21st. Our panel of experts will challenge you to think beyond the obvious. RSVP to 303-351-5455.
View Event Flyer for Feb 14th - CLICK HERE
View Event Flyer for Feb 21st - CLICK HERE

February 21, 2017
FREE Community Health Class
Centura Firestone Neighborhood Health Center
6600 Firestone Blvd., Firestone, CO

Starting Feb 21st the class meets for 16 weekly sessions followed by six monthly sessions from 5:30-6:30PM at the Centura Firestone Neighborhood Health Center located at 6600 Firestone Blvd. If you have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it is time to take charge of your health. Classes are provided through a donation from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. To register and for more information, contact Brennan Paige at COAW - 303-984-1845

February 25, 2017
Caregiver Pampering Day -  Pikes Peak Area Council on Aging
Colorado Springs Senior Center
1514 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
The Pikes Peak Area Council on Aging invites family caregivers to a day of relaxation and re-connection at the Colorado Springs Senior Center on Saturday, February 25th. Please see the attached invitation for details and information on how to register! There are also opportunities for free, in home respite care for your loved one - View Event Flyer

March 15, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby - Senior Day at The Capitol 2017
Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The morning session of this event will be held at the Colorado State Capitol building and live streamed. The afternoon session and lunch is at the Scottish Rites Masonic Center located across the street from The Capitol. RSVP and buy your lunch early - LEARN MORE

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
Colorado Front Range Senior Resource Highlights seniorresource
Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Steps to take after someone loses money in a scam
"The U.S. Department of Justice has recently prosecuted defendants across the country related to a Jamaican lottery scam. In a recent webinar discussing elder financial abuse, a lawyer with the DOJ stressed that effective schemes do not work if they sound to go to be true ..."

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods
"... The explanation is straightforward but one item they fail to make clear is Part B enrollment if you plan to work past 65. ..." - READ MORE

Always Great to See what Older Adults are Doing
Check out a group called Colorado Senior Lobby. They are monitoring Colorado legislation and attending hearings as needed.

Go Red for Women
The "Go Red for Women" is a campaign from the American Heart Association that focuses on heart disease. Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The website has resources so you can educate yourself about heart disease in women.

Emergency Room Vs Urgent Care
Understanding the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care can save you money - LEARN MORE

Learn More about Dispatch Health
This group serves the greater Denver area with a model that brings On-Demand urgent care, in the comfort of your home or work.

What is Shared Housing?
Here are two organizations that offer shared housing services. Shared housing is one solution for the high cost of senior housing and loneliness. Visit their websites and learn more.

Links from our last issue that we are leaving in ...

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization open Monday through Friday. Through their national telephone helpline 1-800-333-4114, they answer thousands of questions every year from people with Medicare, their family members and friends. The trained volunteers and staff spend the time to help each caller understand their Medicare benefits, find the right coverage, and understand how any existing coverage works - LEARN MORE

LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)
LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. The LEAP Program is accepting applications for the 2016/2017 season from November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months

About Transportation Resources
"Transportation programs can be fee-based, discounted or free depending on your age, income or if you are disabled. Transportation can be provided by the government entities such as local city transit authorities, for-profit and non-profit organizations providing small regional bus or van services, or by volunteers serving the community .." - READ MORE

Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia -  LEARN MORE

A Message from the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging to all Colorado Residents - Help our State Plan for Aging
The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) is tackling the pressing issues facing our state and families as Colorado's population ages. The group is working to ensure all Coloradans have the support they need to enjoy a healthy, mobile, and vibrant lifestyle as they age.
Get Involved - LEARN MORE

Where to Turn Resources
This resource is an overview of senior resources and services and general comparisons of living at home to living in senior housing to higher levels of care - LEARN MORE

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