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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from the implications of a powerful wind turbine to aging in China to what some seniors are doing in Colorado to stay engaged with government. This first link is about an amazing 85-year old in Canada ... 

Are we starting to age differently?
This is a great article about an 85-year old that is incredibly physically fit - LEARN MORE

February is American Heart Month
Any month is a good month to think about heart health and learn more about keeping your heart healthy. Here are some resources that review what to do for a healthy heart.
CDC Heart Month Article - LEARN MORE

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.

The American Heart Association
Find educational resources on heart health with this website.

Powerful and Amazing Science
Ran across a story of a wind turbine that is breaking power generation records. More amazing is that it is located offshore

Watching Aging Around the World
China's aging population is growing and the younger working population is getting smaller. These are interesting trends to watch and learn from.

And this is just interesting - Freight Farms
Who knew what you uses you can find for cargo containers

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. Below is a link to their Jan-Feb 2017 eNewsletter.

A Smart Band-Aid?
Of course we have heard of smart phones, smart cars and other "smart stuff" but how about a smart band-aid? - LEARN MORE

Good Introduction to (ai) and (IoT)
Learn why you should not talk to artificial intelligence (ai) devices while you are on live TV and learn more about the potential hacking of the Internet of Things (IoT) - LEARN MORE

An Introduction to a Website - Futurism
This website and their content was intriguing. Short and very descriptive video snippet articles.

Interesting Changes for Teenagers in Iceland
Iceland has made some major changes in regard to their teenage population. They
have a national curfew that prohibits teenagers from 13 to 16 from being outside after 10pm in winter and midnight in summer. They also developed a "leisure card" program that helps families with the cost of recreation centers for young people. And guess what happened to alcohol, pot and cigarette use? It went down.

Did you know that we have a NASA TV?
And yes, some of these videos are from the space station. Some programming is pre-recorded and some is live but all of it is interesting - LEARN MORE

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

Find your Local Area Agency on Aging
For older adults, your local Area Agency on Aging can be a referral source for food resources and other services that help seniors. Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time. You will be connected to a professional that will help you find your local agency. The website has a searchable database that lists information about different types of senior resources and also lists some local resources by state.

Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.

Website for Contacting Elected Officials
Check out this website with tips for contacting your legislators and an easy to use interactive map - LEARN MORE
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Find Healthy Aging Tips from government websites such as Health and NIH Senior

What is a Heart Attack? - LEARN MORE

The Basics: Signs of Heart Attack - LEARN MORE

Keep Your Heart Healthy - LEARN MORE


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Below are event highlights from our Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events webpage. Find more events on our calendar.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Share this announcement with seniors in need. 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.

Abilities Expos
Abilities Expos are events where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities.

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the original and ground-breaking, evidence-based and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams - LEARN MORE

Feb 2017 - Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

Feb 2017 - Find a Walk with a Doc Event
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle - LEARN MORE

Feb 2017 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food

Feb 3, 2017
National Wear Red Day
Wear Red & Raise Your Voice on National Wear Red Day® - Friday, February 3, 2017 - LEARN MORE

Feb 4, 2017 
2017 Vacations Showcase Presented by AAA
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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

Feb 4 - 8, 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.

Feb 16 - 18, 2017
The Birmingham Home Show
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center
2024 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL
Exhibits and presentations by local and national home and garden experts - LEARN MORE

March 10-12, 2017
Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show
South Town Exposition Center, Sandy, UT
People in Salt Lake City visit the home show to become inspired, informed and energized with helpful advice, thousands of solutions and the coolest new products.

March 15, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby Senior Day at The Capitol 
The 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 - LEARN MORE

March 18 - 26, 2017
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
While visiting, attendees can walk through life-sized gardens, participate in DIY workshops, learn from educational seminars, enjoy garden-to-table cooking presentations and more.

April 7 - 8, 2017
Chicago Senior Expo
McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
Chicago Senior Expo is a 2 day event being held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. This event showcases products like Careers, dating, income and retirement issues, healthcare options, and yes, aging parents taking care of older parents etc. in the Banking, Insurance & Finance, Business Services, Wellness, Health & Fitness industries - LEARN MORE

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. Here is February's topic, " Passwords & Securing your Accounts"

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