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October 2016
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Front Range Event Highlights ...
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Denver Event Highlights ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Free National Diabetes Prevention Program
Oct 4 - Age Into The Future Panel Discussion
Oct 4 - Grandmothers House Boutique
Oct 4 - Voters on the Front Line: Ballot Issues and You - Denver
Oct 4 - Free National Diabetes Prevention Program - Aurora
Oct 5 - Free National Diabetes Prevention Program - Wheatridge
Oct 5 - Free National Diabetes Prevention Program - Lakewood
Oct 6 - Join us for the Seven Stones Chatfield Dedication
Oct 10 - Minding Your Balance Classes
Oct 11- Brain Salon with New Hope for The Brain
Oct 12 - A Talk on Issues Regarding Aging - Eastern Star
Oct 12-13 - Mental Health First Aid Training for Older Adults
Oct 13 - Open House at Juniper Village the Spearly Center
Oct 14-16 - World Wide Antique and Vintage Shows
Oct 15 - Night of the Living Brass
Oct 18 - Elder Abuse Reporting Workshops
Oct 18-19 - Mental Health First Aid Training
Oct 20-23 - Sageing International 2016 Conference
Oct 20 - Aging and Dying In Place Panel
Oct 22 - Colorado Wind Ensemble Eastman Recollections
oct 22 - Make A Difference Day
Oct 24-25 - Mental Health First Aid Training for Older Adults
Nov 3 - Project Homeless Connect
Nov 4-6 - Colorado Country Christmas

Boulder-Northern Colorado Event Highlights ...
Boulder Senior Centers - Find Events
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
Boulder County Farmers Markets
Oct 5 - Genuine or Forgery: Authenticity in the Antiques
Oct 6 - Larimer County Candidates Forum
Oct 7 - Kooky Keepsakes and Strange Souvenirs
Oct 15 - Souvenir Treasure Boxes and Youth Collage Workshop
Oct 20-23 - Sage-ing International 2016 Conference
Oct 22 - FoCo Book Fest Brewin Up Books

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Woodland Park Summer Market
Colorado Springs Farmers Markets
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
Woodland Park Summer Market
UCHealth Classes
Oct 5 - Open Critique with Pikes Peak Writers
Oct 6 - Shaka Senghor
Oct 13 - National Diabetes Prevention Program
Oct 15-16 - Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart
Oct 16 - WWE Live in Colorado Springs
Oct 30 - Rockin Road to Dublin

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
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market 
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
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Front Range Event & News Highlights highlights

October 4-8, 2016
Grandmother's House Boutique
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver
Grandmother's House is one of Colorados most anticipated Craft Shows.

October 4, 2016 - Tuesday
Voters on the Front Line: Ballot Issues and You
Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver
Being an informed voter is not easy. All potential voters are invited to learn more about the statewide measures that will appear on the Nov 2016 ballot. Both sides of each issue will be presented. Colorado Senior Lobby is a co-sponsor of this event that is from 4PM to 6:30PM.
View Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 6, 2016 - Thursday
Join us for the Seven Stones Chatfield Dedication
Seven Stones Chatfield
9635 N. Rampart Range Rd, Littleton
Join us at the Seven Stones Chatfield Dedication on October 6th from 4:30 to 7:30. Seven Stones Chatfield is an idea whose time has come. From our botanical gardens cemetery of winding paths, to our lush plantings and flowing streams, to the beautiful surroundings that inspire a celebration of loved ones remembered.
View Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 6, 2016 - Thursday
Larimer County Candidates Forum
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Dr, Fort Collins
Get to know candidates running for State and Ciunty offices and learn where they stand on issues impacting older adults.
View Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 12, 2016 - Wednesday
A Talk on Issues Regarding Your Aging Parent or Loved One
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus
2435 S. Quebec St., Denver
This is a Talk on Issues Regarding Your Aging Parent or Loved One. We will cover caregiver guilt, anxiety depression and sadness, options and costs of care plus putting a plan together for dealing with siblings who won't get involved.

October 13, 2016 - Thursday
Open House at Juniper Village the Spearly Center
Juniper Village at the Spearly Center
2205 W 29th Avenue, Denver
Come by and help us celebrate the great successes of Juniper Village the Spearly Center with live music, hors d'oeuvres, cider and more from 4:30 to 7:30. Guests are encouraged to bring their families.

October 20, 2016
Aging and Dying In Place Panel from Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
Anschutz Medical Campus - Gossard Forum,
Fulginiti Pavilion for BioEthics & Humanities
13080 E 19th Ave, Aurora
Join Colorado VNA, the CU Division of Geriatrics and experts from a variety of fields as we engage in a lively conversation about what it means to older adults and their families to age and die in place. The evening will be moderated by Chris Lee, President and CEO of Colorado VNA. We will explore topics from housing and development to transportation, tehcnology and senior healthcare. Event is from 6PM to 8PM.
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Register for the Event - CLICK HERE

October 22, 2016 - Saturday
FoCo Book Fest Brewin Up Books
Old Fort Collins, Colorado
This is a free, one-day public literary festival that includes author visits, book signings, writers' workshops, speaker presentations, readings, panel discussions, and more. This years theme of Brewin Up Books gives a nod to the communitys expansive brewing culture by highlighting writers, authors, and topics around beer, coffee, tea, and more.

October 20-23, 2016
Sage-ing International 2016 Conference
Sunrise Ranch Conference, Loveland
This is our third Conference at Sunrise Ranch, a beautiful retreat center in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where we come back because we love the ambience, the wonderful food and the accommodating staff.
View Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 22, 2016
Rocky Mountain Train Show
The Ranch Complex Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Train Show is on Oct 22nd. Adults $7.00, and Children under 12 are free.
Boy Scouts in Uniform and Active Military Free.

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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Colorado Cancer Wellness Conference Videos
In case you missed the event on Saturday, September 17 you can view Colorado Cancer Wellness Conference Livestream Links.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

The Importance of Getting Active as Told by Eric & Peety
This is a beautiful story told in a short video about Eric and Peety. Peety was a rescue dog that saved Eric's life.
Link to Video - CLICK HERE
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Your Aging Journey - Make it your Own
Read about the journey of one senior to live the end of her life on her terms with her family's help. This is all about Norma Jean Bauerschmidt's last great adventure. This is how to live your live your like you own it and it is yours to do with as you want.
Read More - CLICK HERE
Driving Miss Norma Facebook page - CLICK HERE

Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Beneficiary Designation to Estate Plan
"Ask around and you will find that many people don't have an estate plan. They may not even know what makes up an estate plan. This was just the case today at a Starbuck's. A question about an estate plan was met with question of "what is an estate plan?" This was followed by laughter that only debt would pass to the barista's parents. But then he mentioned Fidelity asking him to set up a beneficiary designation. In addition to inspiration for a blog post, this short exchange lends itself to a discussion of why beneficiary designations are not enough ..." - READ MORE

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Read the article from Robin William's widow about their journey with what turned out to be Lewy Body Disease (LBD). The article is a good reminder that not all dementia is Alzheimer's.
Read More - CLICK HERE

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

Repeating this notice ...
A Message from the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging to all Colorado Residents - Help our State Plan for Aging

The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) is tackling the pressing issues facing our state and families as Colorado's population ages. The group is working to ensure all Coloradans have the support they need to enjoy a healthy, mobile, and vibrant lifestyle as they age. SAPGA needs your help and perspectives as it works to answer questions about affordable housing, supports for family caregivers, community design, transportation options, workforce needs, retirement security, the viability of federal programs, impact on the state budget and access to quality health care. Your input is essential to Colorado's future and SAPGA's recommendations to our leaders. Visit the website to weigh in, or share your thoughts on social media with #plan4aging.
Get Involved - LEARN MORE

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