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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 ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
May 11 - An Evening of Jazz with Bill Hill
May 11 - Jefferson County Senior Heroes
May 11 - Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
May 12-13 - Colorado Chocolate Festival
May 12 - Community Health Class - Conifer
May 12 - Seminar Stroke Awareness and Recognition
May 12 - Taste of Evergreen
May 12 - Visually Impaired Peoples Fair
May 13 - CAREversations - Bear Valley AM
May 13 - CAREversations - Bear Valley AM
May 13 - Minding Your Balance Workshop
May 13 - Steam Fest Family Fun Day
May 16 - CAREversations - Aurora
May 17 - 6-Week Minding Your Balance Class
May 17 - Engaging in Aging Festival with A Little Help
May 17 - Ribbon Cutting Celebration Brookdale Meridian Westland
May 17 - Reverse Mortgage Facts from Orion Mortgage
May 19 - Centenarian Project
May 19-20 - Bike Expo
May 20 - Denver Spring Service Saturday
May 26-28 - Rocky Mountain Stamp Show
May 27 - Colorado Remembers Concert with Denver Brass
May 28 - National Memorial Day Concert
May 31 - Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center Open House
June 3 - Senior Law Day Jefferson County
June 3 - Denver Spring Service Saturday
June 3 - Annual Parkinson's Symposium - Colorado Springs
June 4 - L'Chaim A Free Conference & Resource Day
June 24 - Save the Date 28th Annual Salute to Seniors

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
Walk2Connect
Aging Master Program
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Spellbinder Volunteer Classes
May - Aging Well in Boulder County
May 11 - Adults with Aging Parent Drivers
May 11 - Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
May 13 - Water Works Open Houses
May 16 - 2017 Caregiving Symposium
May 17 - Money Matters Series: Estate Planning 101
May 18 - Alive Inside Movie Screening
May 18 - Genealogy Program
May 19 - Centenarian Project
May 19 Healthcare Policy Update
May - Plein Air Festival and Auction
May 20-21 - Vintage Market - Strawberry Festival
May 27-29 - Boulder Creek Festival
May 28 - National Memorial Day Concert
June 3 - Annual Parkinson's Symposium - Colorado Springs
June 4 - The Boulder Home & Garden Fair

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
May - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
May 11 - Navigating Medicare with Key Benefits
May 12-14 - Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days
May 13 - Soli Deo Gloria: Spring Concert
May 15 - Community Health Classes in Divide
May 16 - Free Chronic Pain Class Agewell
May 16 - Healthy Sleep with Humana
May 16 - Navigating Medicare with Key Benefits
May 24 - Picnic-N-Planes
May 26-28 - Salida Circus Celebration
May 27 - Avant & Keke Wyatt
May 28 - National Memorial Day Concert
May 29 - Def Leppard
June 3 - Annual Parkinson's Symposium
June 10 - David Blaine Live

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
May 11 - Mastering the Art of Dementia Care Eric Collett - Denver
May 19 - Saluting Pueblo Seniors
May 26-28 - Salida Circus Celebration
May 28 - National Memorial Day Concert
June 3 - Annual Parkinson's Symposium - Colorado Springs 
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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.
Website: coaw.org

May 11, 2017
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care with Eric Collett
Brookdale Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO
Do you serve someone who is living with dementia? Join Eric Collett, a nationally recognized expert in dementia care for a comprehensive one-day seminar designed to help attendees develop the fundamental skills that are crucial to successfully supporting persons living with dementia.
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Website: amindforallseasons.com

May 16, 2017
Silver Key Event Medicare Medicaid Explained
Silver Key, 1655 S Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Turning 65 soon? Come and learn more about Medicare and Medicaid from 1:30 to 3PM. RSVP to 719-884-2300.
Website:  SilverKey.org


May 17, 2017
Reverse Mortgage Facts from Orion Mortgage
Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO
Join us on May 17th from 10:30AM to 11:30AM as Don explains how the right mortgage can enhance your financial situation at every stage of life. He will discuss varioius 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.
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May 19, 2017
Saluting Pueblo Seniors
Union Depot, 132 W B St, Pueblo, CO
We invite you to be part of our celebration of Aging Out Loud and honor the Senior Citizen of the Year and Centenarians. Cost is $16 per person.
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May 19, 2017
Centenarian Project
Greeley Senior Activity Center, 1010 6th Street, Greeley, CO
The Colorado Commission on Aging is proud to sponsor the upcoming Centenarian Celebration for Colorado citizens who will turn 100 or older in 2017. This year's event will be at The Greeley Senior Center.
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June 3, 2017
Annual Parkinson's Symposium
First Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave, Colo Springs, CO
Find multiple speakers on Parkinson's symptoms, coping skills & care. Event designed for people with Parkinson's, care givers and those with an interest in the world of Parkinson's. Pre-registration closes on May 26 (checks must be received by then). Call 719-495-1583 to pre-register. 
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June 24, 2017
28th Annual Salute to Seniors
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, 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

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
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Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Questions to answer before finalizing a Power of Attorney
"Financial powers of attorney allow another person (an agent) to transact business on your behalf, including withdrawing money from your banking account or selling property. While simple in concept, it can be easy to make mistakes when using standardized forms  ..." - READ MORE
Website:  www.ColoradoElderLaw.com

Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
Too late to buy?
"Many people in their 50s or 60s who do not own a home may think buying a home won't benefit them, but it can.  This is the story of one such person.  Mary (not her real name) was single, age 59, and renting in 2012. Her income was  about $3,000/month ..." - READ MORE
Website: OrionMortgage.com

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Government to Fix This Medicare Mistake
"Beginning in April 2018 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) will begin mailing out new Medicare cards to all Medicare recipients. The new cards will no longer have our Social Security Numbers on the cards. Instead, the replacement cards will have a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier or MBI ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Ray Smith, The Long Term Care Specialist
 Almost Any Long Term Care Policy Is Better Than No Policy
"I have said this many times including to a reporter who quoted me in the 9/24/2012 Wall Street Journal. Can a policy that only pays few benefits really provide much help to a family? ..." - READ MORE
Website:  ltcinsuranceguy.com

Talking about Senior Activism in Government
We are putting a spotlight on a group in Colorado called Colorado Senior Lobby. Click around this group's website, newsletter, events and legislative updates. They have had members down at the Colorado State Capitol every week while the Colorado Legislature has been in session talking to legislators, their aides and testifying at bill hearings. Learn more about Colorado Senior Lobby and get involved.
April-May Newsletter - CLICK HERE
Website: ColoradoSeniorLobby.org

Self-Advocacy for Anyone Begins with Technology
The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SAR-TAC) is launching a new website to help fulfill its mission to strengthen self-advocacy for people with disabilities by supporting self-advocacy organizations. Seniors can be considered disabled and beyond that seniors really, really need to embrace and understand technology. This technology can be used for self-advocay. For the person new to technology, they have developed a technology handbook. Check it out
My Technology Handbook - CLICK HERE
Website: selfadvocacyinfo.org

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
Website: nextcare.com

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.
Website: DispatchHealth.com

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.
Website: SilverNest.com
Website: SunshineHomeShare.org 

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
Website: SeniorseGuide.com

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