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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 ...
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Denver Event Highlights ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
July - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
July 17 - Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer's
July 18 - Advocacy Academy - Gridlock Transportation
July 19 - Understanding is the First Step
July 20 - Celebrate COAW an Evening with Roger Landry, MD
July 20 - Crime and Pun-ishment Mystery Entertainment
July 21 - Denver Ballroom Dancing
July 22 - CWE Jazz and Brass at Meet in the Street
July 22 - CWE Jazz Collective at The Cube
July 25 - Fall Prevention Fair and Annual BBQ
July 26 - Boomers Leading Change Information Session
July 26 - Denver Area Older Adults Tell It Like It Is
July 26 - Evening of Laughter
July 27 - Free Chronic Pain Community Health Class
July 27 - One Day University - The Nature of Genius
July 28-30 - Colorado Tiny House Festival
July 28-30 - Evergreen Jazz Festival
July 28-30 - Tesoro Living History Experience
July 28 - Healthcare Policy Presentation
July 29 - Denver County Senior Law Day
July 29-30 - Elevation Celebration
Aug 3 - CAREversations with AARP
Aug 3 - Seniors Council of Douglas County
Aug 3 - Free Chronic Pain Community Health Class
Aug 4-5 - Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
Aug 4 - Sabor from Denver Metro Hispanic
Aug 5 - The Art of Aging
Aug 11 - Free National Diabetes Prevention
Aug 11 - 20 - Western Welcome Week - Littleton
Aug 17 - Crime and Pun-ishment
Aug 18 - Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social - MORE
Aug 27 - Affordable Arts Festival
Aug 30 - Advocacy Academy: -Affordable Housing Policy in Colo
Aug 31 - Reverse Mortgage Myths - The Stories Behind the Loans

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
July - Aging Well in Boulder County
July - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
July 20 - Training Program for Family Caregivers
July 21 - 23 - Baby Boomers Baby Musical Comedy
July 21 - Learn How to Safely Transfer Your Loved One
July 21-30 - Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 26-30 - Weld County Fair
July 28-30 - Colorado Tiny House Festival
July 28-30 - Evergreen Jazz Festival
July 28-30 - Rocky Grass Festival
Aug 5 - FREE Story Time at the Museum
Aug 12 - Water Works Open Houses
Aug 13 - Colorado Collectibles Appraisal Fair
Augu 18-20 - Folks Festival Lyons
Aug 18 Colorad Senior Lobby Summer Social
Aug 22 - Informational Seminar on Senior Cooperative Community
Aug 25-26 - Old House Vintage Market
Aug 29 - Aging Gracefully Seminar

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
July - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
July - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
July 15-22 - El Paso County Fair
July 21 - El Paso County Fair Senior Day
July 25 - Long Term Care Insurance with Amada
Aug 2 - Dwight Yoakam Performs at Pikes Peak Center
Aug 2 - Open Critique with Pikes Peak Writers
Aug 5 - Senior Law Day El Paso County
Aug 11 - DaVinci & Michelangelo The Titans Experience
Aug 16 - REPLAY AMERICA - The Ultimate 80s Festival
Aug 18 - Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social
Aug 26 - Tour de Fat Featuring Wilderado
Aug 27 - Dru Hill Performs at Pikes Peak Center

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
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado

July - Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
July - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
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Front Range Event & News Highlights highlights

FREE Community Health Class
The Consortium for Older Adult Wellness connects health systems to community-based organizations, through training and consulting, in the areas of chronic disease and falls prevention in alignment with the Affordable Care Act.

July 18, 2017 - Tuesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Advocacy Academy - Gridlock - The Future of transportation
Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO
Danny Katz, Director of CoPIRG, will discuss how Colorado's over-reliance on cars and driving has led to congestion, pollution and safety issues. In addition under investment in our transit, walking and biking infrastructure means we have too few good options especially for those who are not able to drive on a regular basis

July 26, 2017 - Wednesday, 9AM - 11AM
Denver Area Older Adults Tell It Like It Is
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus, Denver, CO
Multidisciplinary professionals working older adults will be able to ask questions of the Panel of Mature Experts and find out things like - How do you find customer service today?, What do you feel about technology?, When services are provided? The professionals want to know how we are doing, what we can do better; we want to know the truth with no holding back. Professionals and seniors are welcome to this event that is from 9AM to 11AM - View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

July 28 - 30, 2017
Colorado Tiny House Festival
The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, CO
The Colorado Tiny House Festival is sponsored by Einstyne Tiny Homes, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses and Trailer Made Custom Trailers. Come see upwards of 25 tiny homes, tiny homes on wheels, yurt homes, shipping container homes, and other small unique structures. Learn about going tiny, simplifying your life, living greener, or just come to see the latest trends in the tiny living movement. Hosted on the sprawling grounds of the Wild Animal Sanctuary in northeast Denver, there will be vendors, speakers, entertainment, food and drink. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Tickets available online or at the event - LEARN MORE

July 29, 2017 - Saturday
Denver County Senior Law Day
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO
Denver County Senior Law Day is 8AM - Noon at the PPA Event Center. This event provides valuable information and resources for caregivers and aging adults. Topics covered include probate, elder law, healthcare, long term care and much more - View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

August 5, 2017 - Saturday
Senior Law Day El Paso County
Colorado Springs Senior Center, Colorado Springs, CO
This annual educational seminar from 9AM to 1:30PM addresses legal topics specifically for seniors in the state of Colorado. Local attorneys will provide important and useful information surrounding Probate, Medicare vs. Medicaid, VA benefits, and much more. Open to everyone including seniors, adult children, caregivers or others interested.

August 5, 2017 - Saturday
The Art of Aging
Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
Attend the Art of Aging and find senior resources, guest speakers, seminars, live music and giveaways. Free to attend and free parking. Event is from 8AM - 1PM - LEARN MORE

August 18, 2017summersocial
Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social & Annual Meeting
Covenant Village of Colorado, Westminster, CO
At our event we will review 2017 legislative efforts, learn more about the Colorado political landscape, and celebrate our citizen lobbyists and Serving our Seniors Awards. 8:30AM to 9:30AM - Socializing & Refreshments, 9:30AM to Noon is the event. Colorado legislators are invited. This event is FREE and includes continental breakfast. You don't have to be a member of the Lobby to attend. Bring a friend. Annual meeting to follow at 12:15PM - View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
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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
Undue influence and pay-on-death designations
"A caregiver or child who lives closest to an elderly parent may exert influence in an effort to get a larger inheritance. It's a problem when pressure - whether over-persuasion, coercion or manipulation - leads to a change in the terms of a will that favors the influencer. Litigation over the validity of a will often focuses on this concept of undue influence over a testator (the person who signs the will) ..." - READ MORE

Exercise should be your Passion with Parkinson's
Article submitted by Gary Sobol - Executive Director of the GZ Sobol Parkinson's Network
"Hello, my name is Gary Sobol and I am the founder and Executive Director of the GZ Sobol Parkinson's Network. GZ Sobol's Parkinson's Network (GZSPNĀ®) was established November, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado at the Boulder YMCA; Today the Parkinson's Network has fifteen classes throughout Colorado. And this is my story ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
The Move Down Trap
"People in their 40s, 50s or 60s commonly buy a 'trophy house' while they are working and have a family, with the intention of "moving down" when they retire.  This can work fine if the 'trophy house' is paid for, along with all other debt, before the buyer stops working.  If not, then the trap can be not enough equity to make a 'move down' economically viable. Let me give you two recent examples ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Enrolling in Medicare
"If you are not already receiving Railroad Retirement or Social Security benefits at age 65, you will not be notified when it is time for you to enroll in Medicare. If you do not have other creditable coverage and you miss your enrollment deadline and are then assessed a late enrollment penalty, you cannot appeal on the basis that you did not know ..."

Blog Highlight from Ray Smith, The Long Term Care Specialist
The Diagnosis 
"In April of this year, my wife and I had an appointment with a neurologist. The complaint was occasional minor tremors. Nothing significant, but we wanted to have it checked out. Imagine my shock when after completing his evaluation, the doctor said 'You have Parkinson's Disease' ..." - READ MORE

Article Highlight from Colorado Senior Lobby
When Colorado Really Rolls Up Its Sleeves

"Every legislative session there is a lot of talk about partisanship and Republicans and Democrats can't work together to get anything important done. While there is a grain of truth in this statement - there are several examples of the Republican controlled Senate killing bills from the Democratically controlled House and vice versa - there also are dozens of bills every session that make it to the governor's desk with bipartisan support ..." - READ MORE
June-July Newsletter - CLICK HERE

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

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.

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

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

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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