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March 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 ...
9Health Fair
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
March - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
March - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
March 14 - Reverse Mortgage Facts from Orion Mortgage
March 14 - Amazing Vegetables A to Z with the Botanic Gardens
March 14 - Free Community Seminar on Heartburn
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol
March 16 - Presentation on Multiple Myeloma
March 17-19 - Body Mind Spirit Celebration
March 17-19 - Denver Home Show
March 18-19 - Travel & Adventure Show
March 22 - Minding Your Balance 6-Week Class
March 22 - Travel Film Series
March 23 - Fall Prevention Friday at Thornton Senior Center
March 23 - Peregrine Landing at Aurora Open House
march 26 - One Day University in Denver
March 27 - Digital Drop-in: Tech Assistance
March 28 - Help for Feet or Ankles That Hurt
March 30 - April 1 - Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
March 31 - WineFest 2017 to Benefit Disabled Resource Services
April 5-9 - Denver Auto Show
April 5 - Medicare 101 at Iora Primary Care
April 6-8 - Spring Boutique 2017
April 6 - Seniors Council of Douglas County
April 7-9 - World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
April 8 - CarFit Educational Program
April 13 - Active Aging Expo at Malley Recreation Center
April 22 - Reverse Mortgage Facts from Orion Mortgage

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
March - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
March - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
March - Aging Well in Boulder County
Spellbinder Volunteer Classes
March 15 - Watch Live Stream of Senior Day at The Capitol
March 16 - Genealogy Program: Writing Your Memoirs
March 18 - Homeward Bound
March 24-26 - Boulder County Home and Outdoor Living Show
April 2 - Spellbinders Art of Oral Storytelling Workshop
April 4 - Spellbinders Art of Oral Storytelling Workshop
April 9 - Spellbinders Art of Oral Storytelling Workshop
April 29-30 - Body Mind Spirit Celebration

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
March - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
March - Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
March - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
March 15 - Watch Live Stream of Senior Day at The Capitol
March 16 - Elton John in Concert
March 17 - The Harlem Globetrotters
March 21 - Silver Key Education Series: Navigating Medicare
March 23 - Disney on Ice Dream Big
March 23 - Judy Collins in Concert
March 24 - The Fab Four Tribute Band
April 5 - Open Critique with Pikes Peak Writers
April 7-8 - World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 7-9 - Body Mind Spirit Celebration
April 10 - A Tale of Two Husteds lecture by Jack Anthony
April 18 - Silver Key Education Series: Navigating Medicare
April 21 - Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

Pueblo Event Highlights ...
9Health Fair
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Tax Help in Colorado from The Piton Foundation
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
March 16 - Screening Fix It, Healthcare at the Tipping Point
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

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.

March 14, 2017 - Tuesday, 7PM - 8PM
Reverse Mortgage Facts from Orion Mortgage
Drury Inns & Suites, 10393 Reed St, Westminster, CO
Join us on March 14th as Don explains how the right mortgage can enhance your financial situation at every stage of life. He will discuss various scenarios as well as debunk common myths about Reverse Mortgages. Check in the for the event 30 minutes prior to start. Q&A will follow the presentation. Please RSVP to 303-469-1254 - LEARN MORE

March 15, 2017 - Wednesday, 8AM - 2PM
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

March 15, 2017 - Wednesday, 9AM - 11:30AM
Event Streaming of Senior Day at The Capitol
On March 15, 2017 boomers, seniors and professionals serving seniors are gathering in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at 9AM in the Denver Capitol to hear from Governor Hickenlooper, Lt Governor Donna Lynne and their Colorado Legislators. Colordo Senior Lobby is recording and streaming the morning session. Tune in and watch it live or wait for it to be edited and posted on their YouTube Channel.

March 16, 2017 - Thursday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Genealogy Program: Writing Your Memoirs
Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Join us to learn tips and ideas for writing our own life story. Well known local author, Jean Messinger, hopes to inspire and motivate people to write their memoirs, as it is very important to leave a recorded account of their lives for family, friends, or anyone who chances to see it. People tend to think that their lives were ordinary and not worth the attention. But ordinary people meet extraordinary challenges. Presenter: Jean Messinger. Event is from 6:30 to 8:30 - LEARN MORE

March 16, 2017 - Thursday, 7PM - 9:30PM
Movie Screening of Fix It, Healthcare at the Tipping Point
Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd, Pueblo West, CO
This screening from 7PM to 9:30PM will present the 40 minute version of Fix It, Healthcare at the Tipping Point followed by a robust discussion. The film is hosted by the Southern Colorado Chapter of Health Care for All Colorado - LEARN MORE

March 18-19, 2017 
Travel & Adventure Show
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO
At the Travel & Adventure Show you never know who you are going to meet. Come face-to-face with some of your favorite celebrity travel speakers and get expert packing tips, technology trends and more

March 21, 2017 - Tuesday, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Silver Key Education Series Navigating Medicare
Silver Key Senior Services, 1625 S. Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs
Turning 65 - Questions about your medical coverage? Are you on the right plan? Navigating Medicare is a conversation with the expert Stan Grant with Key Benefits. Event is from 1:30PM to 3:30PM. Reserve your seat today at 719-884-2300 - LEARN MORE

March 23, 2017 - Thursday, 
Peregrine Landing at Aurora Open House
Peregrine Landing at Aurora, 7475 S Shawnee St, Aurora, CO

You are cordially invited to join us for hor d'oeuvres, libations and entertainment to celebrate the opening of our memory care community. Come, mingle and enjoy a tour of our beautiful community, Peregrine Landing at Aurora. Our event is from 3PM to 7PM. Please RSVP to 303-766-8867 - LEARN MORE

March 30 - April 1, 2017
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO
At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies - 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
Unbefriended: When loved ones burn bridges
"A grandfather becomes abusive (from later-diagnosed dementia) and alienates family. An adult child stops taking medication to treat severe mental illness and goes off the grid. A cherished granddaughter continues to lose a fight against addiction. What options exist for family members who continue to care?  ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
Why You Should Review Your Mortgage Twice Yearly
"We recommend that everyone do a mortgage loan review at least once or twice per year just as you go to the dentist for a checkup, visit a doctor and review insurance and legal documents. This review should involve more than just "What's the rate?" It is too easy to think that a borrower got a great rate on the last mortgage and since rates are not significantly lower, that nothing has changed ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Enrolling in Medicare when you turn 65
"If you delay your Medicare enrollment, it can result in financial penalties and delays in your Medicare coverage. Most people become eligible for Medicare when turning age 65. If you delay your enrollment, it can result in financial penalties and/or delays in your Medicare coverage. This article is for people who are planning to retire at 65 ..." - READ MORE

Senior Centers are Changing Lives
"Seniors centers change lives and have been for years. 'Back in the day' centers filled the need as a place for the 'older' person to go and play Bingo, cards and socialize outside of the home. A place to go to spend your time. That is true today too, however, in the 21st century senior centers have become much more ..." - READ MORE

Are You CarFit?
"Did you know that a typical driver makes 20 decisions per mile, with less than half a second of reaction time to avoid a collision? At any age, we need to ask ourselves this question: Am I a safe driver? After all, most of us want to make a responsible decision to protect others and ourselves when we drive ..." - READ 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

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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