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We hope you enjoy news and event highlights in this Colorado Front Range eNewsletter.

Front Range Event Highlights ... 
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Denver Event Highlights ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Nov - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes 
Nov - Free Memory Screenings in November
Nov - Denver Christkindl Market
Nov 10 - Vita Littleton's Holiday Toy Drive Event
Nov 10-11 - Holiday Boutique 2017
Nov 10-11 - Mile High Holiday Mart Presented by Junior League
Nov 11 - Veterans Day
Nov 14-15 - Become a Lifestyle Coach for Diabetes Prevention
Nov 14 - Village Cooperative of Centennial
Nov 15 - Citizen Lobbyist Training & Networking at the Capitol
Nov 15 - Seminar on Newest Treatments for Knee Pain
Nov 16 - Advance Care Planning - Unravel the Confusion
Nov 16 - Aging on Your Terms - Making Your Golden Years Golden
Nov 18 - Senior Living Community Art Exhibit
Nov 24 - Candlelight Walk Downtown Littleton
Nov 25 - Small Business Saturday
Nov 27 - Grab, Gab & Go at Bemis Library
Nov 28 - Boomers Leading Change Information Session
Dec 1-3 - Experience the Magical Tradition of The Nutcracker
Dec 5 - Colorado Gives Day
Dec 5 - Toys for Tots Benefit Luncheon Covenant Village of Colorado
Dec 5 - My Aching Shoulder! Doctor, What Are My Options?
Dec 7 - Free Seminar on What You Need to Know About AFib 
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
Spellbinder Volunteer Classes
Nov - Aging Well in Boulder County
Nov - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Nov - Alzheimers Association Education Calendar
Nov - Caregiver Support Groups Calendar
Nov 10-11 - Old House Vintage Market
Nov 10 - Transcending Dementia
Nov 11 - Veterans Day 
Nov 11 - Mayor Muckle of Louisville will be at Balfour Independent Living
Nov 12 - Truman Film Screening
Nov 25 - Small Business Saturday
Nov 15 - Citizen Lobbyist Training & Networking at State Capitol
Dec 1-2 - Santas House
Dec 5 - Colorado Gives Day
Dec 7-10 - Compassionate Approaches to Aging and Dying 
Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes 
Nov - Alzheimers Association Classes & Workshops
Nov - Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Nov 11 - Veterans Day
Nov 15 - Colo Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training at the Capitol
Nov 17 - Jeanne Robertson at the Pikes Peak Center
Nov 19 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Nov 25 - Small Business Saturday
Dec 5 - Colorado Gives Day
Dec 22 - Face Vocal Band 
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Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes 
Nov 11 - Veterans Day
Nov 15 - Colo Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training at the Capitol 
Nov 25 - Small Business Saturday
Dec 5 - Colorado Gives Day 
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EVENT HIGHLIGHT - Don't miss this Event!
November 15, 2017 - Wednesday
Citizen Lobbyist Training & Networking at the Capitol
Colorado State Capitol, Denver, CO
Our Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training is "non-partisan citizen lobbyist training" for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss politics.
Where: Legislative Services Building - Room LSB-B
200 East 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
But first join us for ... Networking & a Tour of the Capitol - 9:00AM to 9:55AM. Drop by the Capitol for networking, a tour and sign up to be a citizen lobbyist - Yes, there is a form from the state! For networking at 9:00AM, meet in the cafeteria in the basement of The Capitol. You can purchase refreshments, network, and take a tour. Water can be purchased in the cafeteria. We will have handouts for the Citizen Lobbyist Training session. Bring a notebook to take notes at the training and a capped water bottle. We will walk across the street to the Legislative Services Building at 9:55AM for the actual Citizen Lobbyist Training. You do not have to be a senior to attend - all ages are welcome.
Register Today - CLICK HERE

November 11, 2017 - Saturday
Mayor Muckle of Louisville will be at Balfour Independent Living
Location: Balfour Independent Living
Address: 1331 E Hecal Drive, Louisville, CO
Come join in an interesting conversation with Bob Muckle, Mayor of Louisville. He encourages your ideas and wants to hear your concerns. The Mayor also serves on the Utility Committee and is involved in the Revitalization Commission, Boulder County Consortium and Denver Regional Council of Governments. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event and open to the public. Seating is limited. Call 303-867-6400 for more information - LEARN MORE

November 16, 2017 - Thursday
Advance Care Planning - Unravel the Confusion
Location: Highlands Ranch Library
Address: 9292 S Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO
This event from 1PM to 2PM will increase your comfort with documented plans that match your values in advance care planning. The gathering is for all ages from adults through boomers, seniors, professionals and medical deci-sion makers. If you are a healthcare agent for someone else you should attend.
- View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

November 16, 2017 - Thursday
Aging on Your Terms - Making Your Golden Years Golden
Location: Aurora Public Library (Central)
Address: 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO
Join us as a panel of professionals discuss financial planning for long term care, legal issues for aging, navigating living facilities and financial solutions with reverse mortgage. Time for Q & A as well. Event is from 7PM to 8PM.
- View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

November 17, 2017 - Friday
Jeanne Robertson at the Pikes Peak Center
Location: Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
An overnight success nearly half a century in the making, Jeanne Robertson keeps audiences rolling on the floor with laughter. At 73 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at six-foot-two and has a personality, heart and sense of humor that soar just as high. For years, her witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings, but with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to Robertson's infectious humor when her YouTube videos suddenly went viral. Now with eight nationally released DVDs/CDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 39 million YouTube views, the demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially - LEARN MORE

November 25, 2017 - Saturday
Small Business Saturday
American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses. This day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement and more people are taking part than ever before - LEARN MORE

November 28, 2017
Boomers Leading Change Information Session
Location: The Forum Building
Address: 425 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO
Come to an information session Boomers Leading Change is a non-profit organization that harnesses the experience, energy and conviction of adults age 50+ towards improving the health and well-being in the lives of individuals and families across the seven county Metro Denver area. Join us in this hour-long info session for an overview of Boomer volunteer activities, the Boomer Advocacy Academy, the AmeriCorps Encore program, Projects with a Purpose and the excellent training available to support you in your volunteer choice - LEARN MORE

December 5, 2017
Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

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
Marco Chayet
Aging on Your Terms - Making Your Golden Years Golden

"A comment from a recent press conference caught our attention. In discussing new grants designed to foster innovative ideas to improve life past 50, Governor John Hickelooper shared this line, 'Some say, 'young people, they've cornered the market on innovation.' - 'Not.' This sentence structure goes back a few years. But, it definitely conveys that the baby boomer generation is not out of ideas ..." - READ MORE

  Blog Highlight from DignityFirst Health at Home
Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
"At first glance these terms look similar. According to Medicare, home health care is recommended to treat an illness or injury. Typically people choose to use home health care after they have been hospitalized. A doctor's orders are needed to initiate care. Services are provided by a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist or other skilled professional. The services often include wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and monitoring vital signs ..." - READ MORE


Blog Highlight from Don Opeka at Orion Mortgage, Inc
Don Opeka is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) 
The Move Down Trap
"People in their 40s, 50s or 60s commonly buy a 'trophy house' while they are working and have a family, with the intention of 'moving down' when they retire. This can work fine if the 'trophy house' is paid for, along with all other debt, before the buyer stops working. If not, then the trap can be not enough equity to make a 'move down' economically viable. Let me give you two recent examples: ..." - READ MORE
Round Table Discussion from Care-FULL Conversations Care-FULL Conversations videos are made possible by the collaborative efforts of AARP Colorado and Dementia Friendly Denver. Session 1 features Jane W. Barton of Cardinal, LLC. She is the narrator and cohost with Lori Lemasters of CarePartnersResource. Featured guests are Nadine Roberts Cornish, founder of The Caregiver's Guardian, LLC and Paul Leon Ramsey, Executive Director of a Little Help.
View Session #1 - CLICK HERE
View all 3 videos on Dementia Friendly Denver - CLICK HERE
Blog Highlight from Tanika Lee, Technitory
Top 10 reasons the Desktop is not dead, but yet alive
"I've had many clients including myself who encountered many problems, questions or concerns with new companies and simply wanted to contact them with more questions or concerns. I went to their customer service page only to realized it wasn't a phone number listed. However, it was an email address listed ..." - READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
Why Choose a Medicare Supplement Plan?  
"As you already may know, Original Medicare does not pay all hospital or doctor costs. Additionally, Original Medicare has no maximum on out-of-pocket cost.The Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) deductible for 2017 is $1,316.00 per benefit period (a benefit period is 60 days). The Medicare Part B (medical insurance) deductible for 2017 is $183.00 annually then there is an 80% - 20% split, with Medicare paying 80% and you or your plan responsible for the other 20% ..." - READ MORE

  Blog Highlight from Ray Smith, The Long Term Care Specialist
Good, Better, Best
"The Genworth annual cost of long term care services survey went missing in 2016 (it was never released), but now we have the 2017 numbers. Lots of care cost surveys out there, but this is the best ..." - READ MORE 
Link to Genworth Cost of LTC Care Survey - CLICK HERE
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