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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from Senior Day at The Capitol in Denver, deprescribing, Tai Chi as a fountain of youth, changing standards on furnaces, robo caregiving, maple syrup, RIP Medical Debt, top pathogens and more ... 

March is National Nutrition Month
Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website to learn more about healthy eating and health recipes. They even have a section for seniors - LEARN MORE

Look What Seniors are Doing in Colorado on 3-15-17
On March 15, 2017, boomers, seniors and professionals serving seniors are gathering in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Denver Capitol to hear from Governor Hickenlooper, Lt Governor Donna Lynne and their Colorado Legislators. They are recording and streaming this morning session. Tune in and watch it live or wait for it to be edited and posted on their YouTube Channel.  
Colorado Senior Lobby YouTube Channel - LEARN MORE
Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 - LEARN MORE

A New Term - Deprescribing
Though this is a Canadian website, the resources and concept of taking fewer prescriptions is a good one - LEARN MORE

Could Tai Chi Be the Fountain of Youth?
Do our bodies have to become more fragile as we age? Many people spend their golden years longing for a "fountain of youth" only to never find it. Although there's no way to turn back the clock, what if there really is a way to heal the body, prevent injury, and possibly even increase lifespan? - LEARN MORE

Always Good to Think of Others
If your an 'older' in the U.S. it is good to think about the economy in regard to the 'youngers' - LEARN MORE

New Energy Conservation Standard for Natural Gas Furnaces may Harm Consumers
We tend to only think about our furnaces when they don't work. However you should be aware of the Department of Energy (DOE) and their proposed 92 percent AFUE national furnace standard

A Food Crime involving Maple Syrup?
Not something you might think about - One of the biggest recent food crimes involves maple syrup -  LEARN MORE

And While we are on the Subject of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup has an amazing taste. Have you thought about where maple syrup comes from recently? It is a fascinating process

Researching Retirement
Found an interesting website from Boston College that researches questions about retirement - LEARN MORE

Is the Robo Caregiver our Future?
Is the robo caregiver the solution for the future of senior care?

The Top Pathogens
Read more and learn about the most dangerous pathogens that are increasingly resistant to all antibiotics - LEARN MORE

RIP Medical Debt
As the argument about healthcare builds in the U.S., we need to understand that even with the current Affordable Care Act many Americans are struggling with healthcare debt whether they have insurance or not - 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 and also lists some local resources by state.

Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.

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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Find Healthy Aging Tips from government websites such as Health and NIH Senior

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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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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Share this announcement with seniors in need. 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.

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.

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the original and ground-breaking, evidence-based and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams -- LEARN MORE

March 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

March 2017 - Find a Walk with a Doc Event
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle - LEARN MORE

March 2017 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food

March 15, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby Senior Day at The Capitol 
The 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 - LEARN MORE

March 18 - 26, 2017
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
While visiting, attendees can walk through life-sized gardens, participate in DIY workshops, learn from educational seminars, enjoy garden-to-table cooking presentations and more.

March 24 - 26, 2017
Abilities Expo - Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
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!).

March 24 - April 2, 2017
Modern Phoenix Week
Phoenix, AZ
Tours, talks, mixers and more can be found at Modern Phoenix Week. 2017 celebrates 13 years of Modern Phoenix Week with award-winning tours, talks, workshops and events about Midcentury Modern design in Central Arizona - LEARN MORE

March 30 - April 1, 2017
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
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

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Mobile Boat Show
Mobile, AL
Boats will be on display, plus demonstrations, workshops and a fishing tournament - LEARN MORE

April 7 - 8, 2017
Chicago Senior Expo
McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
Chicago Senior Expo is a 2 day event being held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. This event showcases products like Careers, dating, income and retirement issues, healthcare options, and aging parents taking care of older parents - LEARN MORE

April 7 - 9, 2017
World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
Denver, CO
The World Wide Antique & Vintage Show features antique & vintage dealers from around the United States - 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. 

Here is March's topic, " Spam and Phishing"

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