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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from new approaches to senior living such as home sharing and senior cooperatives to what does it take to program a care robot and more ...

Housing is a Hot Topic for all Ages
There is always the traditional move into a retirement community, and now older adults can look at home sharing and senior cooperative housing ...

Home Sharing
This is a simple idea of a homeowner offering accommodations to a homesharer in exchange for an agreed level of support that may be financial or some assistance with household tasks, or a combination. Here are websites to visit about Home Sharing:

Senior Cooperative Housing
Cooperatively owned senior housing provides apartment and townhouse living in a building, controlled by seniors who live in the community. The co-op members generally get the financial benefits of owning property.

ConnectHome is to Expand to more Communities
"Beginning this summer, ConnectHome will expand to more than 100 communities, with the goal of connecting 350,000 people living in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted housing by 2020 ..."

So what does it take to Program a Care Robot?
Interesting article that visits the science and math behind making a care robot, where the robot is programmed to recognize human behavior - LEARN MORE

Washing your Hands can help your Mind?
All of us know that washing our hands can keep us from getting sick but scientists are also finding that it helps clear our minds

Details about Public Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD works to provide safe and affordable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families - LEARN MORE

The History of the Airstream
The Airstream trailer is the classic travel trailer. This link takes you to the history of the Airstream from the 1920s to today

More Science and this is about a Certain Type of Fire
We ran across this video filmed by Worland Volunteer Fire Department in Worland, WY as they fought an unusual fire. How great that one fire department can document the first they are up against and then post to YouTube so it helps other fire departments

More on Baby Fiona
Just have to keep this in. Check out Baby Fiona now that she is interacting with her parents - LEARN MORE

What's with Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.
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Find healthy aging resources online such as:

Talking with Your Doctor - Video - CLICK HERE

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A-Z Health Topics from National Institute on Aging - CLICK HERE


Website: website will be retired on August 1, 2017. To find health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health use these website:
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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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One Day University Live Talks & Events
One Day University brings stars of the academic world to cities across the country to give thought provoking talks. Events feature award-winning speakers - LEARN MORE

Edible Communities
Find links to healthy eating resources and organizations from more than 90 local Edible magazines and websites across the U.S. and Canada. Look around, and see how to cook, eat, and drink like a local - LEARN MORE

Travel & Adventure Shows
At Travel & Adventure Shows you come face-to-face with celebrity travel speakers and get expert packing tips, technology trends and more - LEARN MORE

Maker Faire
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned - LEARN MORE

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.

July 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

July 21 - 30, 2017
Cheyenne Frontier Days - Wyoming
Cheyenne, WY
Cheyenne celebrates its western roots with this festival. From the world's largest outdoor rodeo, to trick riding, a wild-horse race, a Native American Village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts and an art show, there will be plenty of fun to keep you busy -

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 - LEARN MORE

August 4 - 6, 2017
Abilities Expo - Chicago
Renaissance Schaumburg Center, Schaumburg, IL
Abilities Expo is a resource where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). Abilities Expo also provides an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities geared toward seniors.

August 5, 2017
The Art of Aging - Colorado
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 - LEARN MORE

August 18, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social - Colorado
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 - 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. 

This month's topic is online shopping:
It is important to take steps to protect yourself when shopping online - LEARN MORE


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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.

Benefits Checkup
Are you wondering if you might quality for programs to help you financially? Benefits Checkup from the National Council on Aging maintains a comprehensive website that helps seniors with limited income and resources look for benefits.

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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