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As our name suggests, The Prepared Senior eNewsletter is all about being prepared as one ages. This means knowing about senior resources and services before you need them. We focus on educational websites from the government, non-profits and the private sector, that offer information on being a prepared senior.

March is Save Your Vision Month
Learn more about how vision changes as you get older. As you reach your 60's and beyond, you need to be aware of the warning signs of age-related eye health problems that could cause vision loss - CLICK HERE

Top Foods for Eye Health
Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Learn more about the top foods for eye health - CLICK HERE

Technology to Help the Blind
You may have heard of the wearable fitness devices that one wears on the wrist, now the the technology is moving into incorporating sonar into a wrist device that helps the blind navigate

With Spring Coming, Learn more about Fitbit
Fitbit is popular with the 'youngers', and those older should embrace this technology too. The device helps you keep health, fitness and activity top of the mind.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan for Retirement
From the Social Security Administration bis a blog post on deciding when to start receiving your retirement benefits 

New Medicare cards start mailing in April 2018
The Social Security Administration is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. The new Medicare cards will be mailed out from April 2018 through April 2019 - CLICK HERE

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New Medicare Cards are coming!

Social Security Administration (SSA) Website
If you have not visited the ssa website lately, do so today. The website has a lot of valuable information no matter what your age.

March is National Nutrition Month
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics maintain a website for professionals and consumers. They have a series of informative videos on food, health and fitness - CLICK HERE

March is MS Education and Awareness Month
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, is a nonprofit organization focused on providing free services for people with MS and their families, helping them maintain the best quality of life.

Early-Onset Alzheimer's as a Compassionate Allowances Condition for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
Since 2010, Social Security has included Early-Onset Alzheimer's as a Compassionate Allowances condition for the Social Security Disability Insurance program, providing access to expedited review of Social Security benefit applications for those under the age of 65. The Alzheimer's Association was proud to advocate for this inclusion for its constituents and others affected by this disease.
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Tax Aide Service
If you have low to moderate income and need help preparing your taxes, check out the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. The website has a database where you can search for Tax-Aide locations - LEARN MORE

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Find healthy aging resources online:
Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging
If you and your healthcare provider are worried about weight gain, you should choose nutrient-dense foods. These foods give you lots of nutrients without a lot of extra calories - CLICK HERE
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March 21, 2018 - Wednesday, 9:00AM MDT
Colorado Senior Day at the Capitol
This event is being Streamed!
The Morning Session of Senior Day at the Capitol will be Live Streamed from the Colorado Capitol starting around 8:45AM on YouTube. Actual Streamed Program is from 9:00AM to Noon. With live streaming an event you can watch from your own computer.

Learn more about Colorado Senior Lobby
Colorado Senior Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, all volunteer organization, that speaks with a unified voice for all Coloradans, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. The Lobby focuses on issues and promotes beneficial legislation, while remaining strictly non-partisan and not supporting any specific political party or candidate.

What is One Day University┬«?
One Day University® brings stars of the academic world to cities across the country to give their most thought-provoking talks. Students experience award-winning speakers and countless fascinating ideas - all in one day.

View the National Events Calendar
Check out events you may want to attend in 2018. Here are some of the larger organizations hosting special interest expos across the U.S. -

Looking for other events in your area?

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

Senior Centers
Find local senior centers in your area. Many host small senior resource shows and educational workshops for older adults. Don't know where your local senior centers are? Call Eldercare Locator to connect to your local Area Agency on Aging - Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time.
Read more about Senior Centers - CLICK HERE

Local and City Newspapers
Be sure to check your local and regional city newspapers to find local events, along with looking at their online editions.

Senior-Oriented Newspapers
Another great resource for anything senior are "Senior-oriented Newspapers." Check out these local senior papers which have print and online editions:
Google It - Search on "Your City Senior Expos" or "Your City Senior Events" to find local senior resource events and shows in your area put on by members in your community -

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

Practice good online safety habits with these general tips and advice on staying safe online  - CLICK HERE
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