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This month's eNews Review topics range from Brain Games to fall prevention to medical marijuana and scientific wonders such as NASA's fly by of Jupiter and very old sharks.  With elections coming up in November we have left links to AARP's Take a Stand outreach and links on contacting your elected officials.

Brain Games Might Cut the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's
Results from recent studies show findings that Brain Games may keep our brains healthier for longer - LEARN MORE

Fall Prevention
Falls are a leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans and they are costly-in dollars and in quality of life
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Enjoy Jupiter Compliments of NASA
The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers Program managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Check out new images from Jupiter - LEARN MORE

What to Do with that old Fur Coat?
One fur coat donated to Born Free USA will comfort 28 orphaned coyote pups at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in California. Explore their website and learn more. Consider donating fur coats and money to help  - LEARN MORE
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Remembering 9/11
This year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 - LEARN MORE 

Review the Ingredients in any Antibacterials Soaps
The FDA has banned some ingredients used in antibacterial soaps and found that plain soap and water is just as effective in killing germs - LEARN MORE

An Interesting Reference to Medical Marijuana
A correlation between the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative, showed a drop in Medicare Part D drug purchase, once a medical marijuana law was implemented - LEARN MORE

Talking about Aging
An interesting study has found a Greenland shark that has lived at least 272 years, but it may have been as old as 500 years
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Earth Entered a New Age Around 1950
If you're under the age of about 66, then you have lived your entire life in the Anthropocene epoch, or the age of man - LEARN MORE
 
Take a Stand (On Social Security)
This is a public service announcement from AARP to help you stay connected and pay attention to this fall's elections and how the candidates feel 
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Website for Contacting Elected Officials
Do you want to contact your elected officials and share an opinion? Check out this website with tips for contacting your legislators and an easy to use interactive map - LEARN MORE
Website:  bebusinessed.com

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Healthy Aging Tips from HealthFinder.gov
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Health Tip: Use Cold Therapy to Ease Arthritis - LEARN MORE

Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia - LEARN MORE

Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds - LEARN MORE

More U.S. Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever - LEARN MORE

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials - LEARN MORE

Many Aging Americans Live Far from In-Home Care - LEARN MORE

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Sept 2016 - 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

Sept 2016 - Disrupt Dementia and Aging - Life's Most Dangerous Game
Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, brings a radical new approach to growth and aging through his modern day American Chautauqua movement the Age of Disruption Tour. Barnstorming the country in a rock n' roll tour bus, Dr. Bill Thomas is engaging with communities passion building new and vastly more rewarding visions of aging - LEARN MORE

Sept 2016 - Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Find a walk to participate in or support - LEARN MORE 

Sept 2016 - Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

Sept 2016 - 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

Sept 2016 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food
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Sept 2016 - Dementia Care with Teepa Snow
Join Senior Helpers and Teepa Snow for Understanding Dementia Care seminars that will provide essential information on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia - LEARN MORE

Sept 10, 2016
The Amazing Aging Expo, Denver, CO
The Amazing Aging Expo features 100's of exhibitors and many are offering special deals, free samples and expert advice! Attend seminars throughout the day and get advice from experts in their field. The Amazing Aging Expo is produced by The Denver Post and is from 10AM to 4PM - LEARN MORE

Sept 11, 2016
Colorado Remembers 9/11
- 15th Anniversary and Concert, Denver, CO
This event is hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper & Mayor Michael B. Hancock with performances by John Fogerty and Big Head Todd and The Monsters. This event is presented by the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, The Denver Post, AEG Live Rocky Mountains and CBS Denver and 103.5 The Fox.The event starts at 1PM and has free admission - LEARN MORE

Sept 16 - 18, 2016
Abilities Expo - Boston, MA
Abilities Expo is a resource where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment - LEARN MORE

Sept 22, 2016
Falls Prevention Day and The First Day of Fall
The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year's event is  Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016 - LEARN MORE

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