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June 2017
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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
June 8-11 - Parker Days
June 9 - Annual Community Forum
June 10 - Jefferson County Service Saturday
June 10 - Denver Heart and Stroke Walk
June 10 - Daniel O'Donnell Back Home Again Tour
June 10 - Buskers Brews BBQ
June 10-11 - Summer Art Market Art Students League
June 11 - The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing
June 14 - Living with Alzheimers
June 14 - Tour of Sunrise At Orchard Event
June 15 - Retirement Planning with a FHA Reverse Mortgage
June 17-18 - Evergreen Rodeo
June 17 - 1940s Ball
June 20 - Lunch & Learn - Reverse Mortgage Facts
June 21 - The Longest Day
June 22 - Crime and Pun-ishment Mystery Entertainment
June 23 - Giving Hope Gala to benefit Seniors Resource Center
June 24 - Salute to Seniors
June 27 - 28 - Digital Summit Denver
June 30 - July 2 - Denver Comic Con
July 5 - Medicare 101 at Iora Primary Care
July 6-8 - Castle Rock Quilt-Craft-Sewing Festival
July 6 - Seniors Council of Douglas County
July 14 - World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
July 17 - Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimers

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
June - Aging Well in Boulder County
June 9 - Annual Community Forum
June 10 - Big Splash at the Water Works
June 10 - Water Works Open Houses
June 13-15 - The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit
June 17 - 1940s Ball
June 23 - Bowl 4 Brain Alzheimers Fundraiser
June 24 - Annual Salute to Seniors
June 24 - Rocky Mountain Pizza and Pints Festival Tour
July 4 - 4th of July at the 1879 Avery House
July 7 - Scrabble at Your Library
July 8-9 - Rocky Mountain Antique Festival
July 8 - Water Works Open Houses

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
June - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
June 10 - David Blaine Live
June 13 - Free Chronic Pain Class AgeWell Associates
June 14 - Navigating Medicare with Silver Key
June 17 - 1st Annual All Colorado Festival
June 17 - George Lopez and Cedric the Entertainer
June 24 - Senior Resource Council 2017 Aging Lifestyles Expo
June 30 - Elder Abuse Prevention
July 15-16 - Western Museum of Mining & Industry Anniversary

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  
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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.

June 10, 2017
Denver Heart and Stroke Walk
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Instead of just coming to Heart Walk, think of what you will be doing to get #heartwalking all year-long! If you are looking for a unique outdoor experience join us for either yoga, barre, spinning or a 5K run.

June 10, 2017
Jefferson County Service Saturday
Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, CO
Are you interested in volunteering? A Little Help will be assisting older adults with a "little" yard work and spring cleaning on Saturday, June 10th for Service Saturday in Jefferson County. Volunteers will meet at Mile Hi Church at 8am and will be done by noon. Come bring the family, a group of friends or colleagues for a fun morning serving others on Saturday, June 10th. Register online or call 720-242-9032 - Event Flyer

June 11, 2017
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing
Clement Park, Littleton, CO
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to the Colorado Walk4Hearing on Sunday, June 11th at Clement Park. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a family-friendly event that raises awareness about hearing loss and coming together to eradicate the stigma associated with it. Join over 350 walkers at the Colorado Walk4Hearing to become a part of the community to step up for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss. The HLAA Walk4Hearing supports programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local organizations and HLAA State Associations and Chapters. Register at Pavilion 8 - LEARN MORE

June 14, 2017
Living with Alzheimers for Late Stage Caregivers
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus, Denver, CO
In the late stage of Alzheimers disease, care giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this two part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with the late-stage Alzheimers and their families. Event is from 6PM to 8PM - LEARN MORE

June 17, 2017
1940s Ball
Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO
The 1940's Ball is the MUST DO event of the summer. Step back in history and enjoy an unforgettable evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, 5 bands, WWII planes and dancing under the stars. From flybys to Rick's Cafe out of Casablanca, enjoy the WWII base camp recreation with re-enactors. Tickets sell out - View Event Flyer 

June 17, 2017
1st Annual All Colorado Festival
Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs, CO
Join the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) as it hosts the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival. Attendees to this event will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. So have a taste, enjoy a snack from a food vendor or two, and then complete the day by listening to live local country music. Bands that will be playing include: The Jacob Christopher Band, Exit West, Trent Hughes Band, and Donovan Lee - LEARN MORE

June 20, 2017
Lunch & Learn - Reverse Mortgage Facts
The Egg & I, 8025 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada, CO
Join us for a free lunch as Don Opeka 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 families. Please RSVP to Amanda at 303-469-1254.

June 21, 2017
The Longest Day
Across the U.S.
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimers disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimers Association and select any activity you love or an activity loved by those affected to help end Alzheimer's - LEARN MORE

June 23, 2017 - Friday
Giving Hope Gala to benefit Seniors Resource Center
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
Celebrate and support the impact of Seniors' Resource Center at the Giving Hope Gala. Join us to honor retiring President and CEO John Zabawa. Reggie Rivers will emcee and the Hazel Band will perform. Ticket information is on the website - LEARN MORE

June 23, 2017
Bowl 4 Brain Alzheimers Fundraiser
Centennial Lanes, Longmont, CO
AltaVita Memory Care Centre "hummingbirds" invites you to our annual fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Event is on June 23rd from Noon to 3PM - View Event Flyer 

June 24, 2017
Senior Resource Council 2017 Aging Lifestyles Expo
Colorado Springs Marriott, Colorado Springs, CO
Join us for a wonderful event filled with resources for our community. There will be panel discussions throughout the day on relevant topics to our aging community. This a free event for the public. Shuttle service will be available from the parking lot to the front door - LEARN MORE

June 24, 2017
28th Annual Salute to Seniors
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
The Salute to Seniors provides Colorado's seniors and their families with information and tools to live healthy and independent lives. With over 100 exhibit booths every year, the best Colorado has to offer is on display. Exhibitors come from all industries, including health insurance, housing, concierge services, home repair, leisure and recreation and more. Special exhibits offer attractions like health screenings, yoga classes, bingo games, and classic cars - LEARN MORE

June 27 - 28, 2017
Digital Summit Denver
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver Performing Arts, Denver
With so many bright minds in one place, this will be a creative, high-energy environment with lots of innovative ideas going around and the perfect place to network, find prospects, and form lasting relationships. Rub elbows with Seth Godin, Morgan Spurlock, and leaders from amazing brands, including Facebook, GoPro, eBay, Amazon, Salesforce, National Geographic, Cisco, Dell, Marketo, and more - 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
Few have written down their end-of-life treatment wishes
"In April, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation announced survey findings regarding opinions and experiences about end-of-life care and aging. In coordination with The Economist, they poled people in the US and three other countries. Some of the U.S. findings are startling. For example, only one-quarter of those asked had put their preferences for end-of-life medical treatment in writing  ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
Why is credit important?
"... I got an email on Tuesday telling me of a woman about to be discharged from a hospital on Friday. She needed $16,000 to pay for a rehab facility. She didn't have the money in checking or savings. What options did she have for meeting this expense? Could I get her a loan by Friday? ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Medicare Enrollment Periods
"This is the first of two articles concerning Medicare Enrollment. This article contains information on some of Medicare's most common enrollment periods ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Ray Smith, The Long Term Care Specialist
Stacking: Does It Make Sense To Own More than One Policy? 
"Maybe. Let's say you want long term care insurance that will reimburse you for $6,000 per month. But you can only afford (for now) coverage for $3,000 per month. You expect your available income to grow during the next few years. Buying the $3,000 per month policy today & then another, larger, policy later ..." - READ MORE

Colorado Senior Lobby
2017 Colorado Legislative Session is over
and now it is time for the Scorecards!

"Colorado Senior Lobby provided training on 'How to Read the Long Bill,' staffed a core group of three to six members at the Capitol two to three times a week and invested more than 600 hours of volunteer lobbying during the 2017 session. This does not include the many hours spent at our weekly Monday meetings where our positions on bills are debated by our Legislative Committee ... By the end of the session, our relationships matured and many of the legislators began to know us and recognize we represented Colorado Senior Lobby ..." - READ MORE
May-June Newsletter - CLICK HERE

The Tiny Home Movement & A Colorado Company
This is an interesting website to explore belonging to Sprout Tiny Homes. They are located in Colorado and have put together an amazing variety and options for tiny homes. A web page to check out is the one about Sprout Communities. Sprout Tiny Homes is the exclusive housing supplier for two prospective residential communities in Salida and Walsenburg, Colorado - LEARN MORE

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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