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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from financial literacy resources to consumer fraud prevention and interesting topics such as palliative care, National Healthcare Decisions week, emergency room care, universal income and more ... 

What is so special about May aside from springtime and graduations?
May is Older Americans Month
Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) organizes a celebration of Older Americans. This year the theme is Age Out Loud. The goal is to "give aging a new voice-one that reflects what today's older adults have to say." And the truth is older adults have a lot to say and do. ACL has some wonderful stories from older adults and how they "Age Out Loud" plus some greate resources to explore.
Age Out Loud Stories - CLICK HERE
Resources to Explore:
Finding Activities - CLICK HERE
OnGuard Online - CLICK HERE
Second Careers - CLICK HERE
Volunteer Opportunities - CLICK HERE
Volunteering and Civic Life in America - CLICK HERE
Link to all Age Out Loud Resources - CLICK HERE

Speaking of Aging Out Loud ...
Have you heard of Jeanne Robertson?
While posting our events in our network we found that she will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado in November 2017 (talk about a "Save the Date"). Her event description intrigued us and we checked out her website and YouTube videos. We felt the Jeanne Robertson was a perfect news highlight for Older Americans Month. By the way, her website lists her 2017 "Rocking Chair Tour." Visit her website and listen to some of her short videos.
Jeanne Robertsons Calendar - CLICK HERE

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has an interesting article about boomers and seniors finding public places too noisy - READ MORE

And let's talk 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. Do you have a group like this in your state? What are you doing to help the needs of older adults to put local senior issues in front of your local elected officials? Did you know that a rewarding 'second act' can be in volunteerism or even a career in local politics? Learn more about Colorado Senior Lobby and look for a similar organization in your state. If you are in Colorado check out Colorado Senior Lobby.
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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

Have you heard of Dementia Raw
The name by itself seems odd but the program organized by the Silver Dawn Training Institute equips professionals and family caregivers with new ways to communicate with clients and family members that have some form of dementia. To quote the group, "Our approach is unscripted, unconventional and unapologetic. We deal with real-life scenarios and consider your - and your patients' - vantage points. Our training is based on our company founders' experience in long-term care." Check out their website and learn more. The group has training sessions across the U.S.

So what are Careversations from AARP?
Connect with other family caregivers around a table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seating is limited so please RSVP

What is CarFit?
Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies.

What's with Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.
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Find Healthy Aging Tips from government websites such as Health and NIH Senior

What is Gout - CLICK HERE

Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help - CLICK HERE

Anxiety Disorders - CLICK HERE



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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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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

May 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

May 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

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

May 11, 2017
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
Brookdale Parkplace, 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 - LEARN MORE

May 12 - 13, 2017
Colorado Chocolate Festival
Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO
Chocolate Candy, Chocolate Martinis, Cakes, Cookies, Truffles, Fudge, Brownies, Toffees, Coffees and so much more! Everything chocolate will be here! Not to mention other Mothers Day gifts - jewelry, clothes, imports, crafts, the works - LEARN MORE

May 20 - 21, 2017
Lone Star Antique Show Texas
Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, Midland, TX
Quality antique & vintage shopping with dealers from across America. Tickets prices are posted online - LEARN MORE

May 28, 2017 - Sunday, 8PM to 9:30PM ET
National Memorial Day Concert 
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS' highest-rated programs. This multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country - LEARN MORE

June 3, 2017
Annual Parkinsons Symposium
First Methodist Church, Colorado 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. Call 719-495-1583 to pre-register - LEARN MORE

June 3, 2017
Senior Law Day Jefferson County
Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, CO
Attend Senior Law Day Jefferson County on June 3, 2017 from 8AM to 2PM. There are 18 Workshop Topics. This educational seminar provides information for older adults and their families. The registration cost is $10 per person and includes continental Breakfast and lunch. Each attendee receives the Colorado Senior Law Handbook - VIEW EVENT FLYER
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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 May's topic, "Passwords and Securing your Account "


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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.

Benefits Checkup
Are you wondering if you might quality for programs to help you financially? Benefits Checkup from the National Council on Aging maintains a comprehensive website that helps seniors with limited income and resources look for benefits.

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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