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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from new approaches to senior living such as home sharing and senior cooperatives to what does it take to program a care robot and more ...

Exercise and Physical Activity
"Exercise and physical activity are an important part of healthy aging. They can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions affecting older adults. To help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life, NIA created the Go4Life campaign ..." - 

Go4Life from NIA (National Institute on Aging)
"Lifestyle choices you make today can lead to a healthier future. Healthy diet and exercise can help control or delay age-related health problems.Learn more about Nutrition, Exercise and safety as you get active ..." - LEARN MORE

A Fitness Class for Everyone, Everything, Everywhere
"In 1976, Gary Sobol became a running man. Since that date, he has run thousands of miles, completed 10 marathons and numerous ULTRA marathons. While battling his second round of colon cancer he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The medical advice Gary received was to 'not crack a sweat'. Following this advice Gary's health declined ..." -  LEARN MORE

Define What Well-Being Means to You
"As people age, they tend to become more aware of their own mortality. By middle age, many people have lost family members or friends to an illness or tragic accident, or they may simply become increasingly aware of the signs of aging such as wrinkles, aches and pains ... - LEARN MORE

What is a Heart Attack - a Doctor Speaks
"Almost all heart attacks follow a gradual build-up of deposits of fatty material in the coronary arteries, a process called atherosclerosis. Without warning, these deposits can crack open and attract blood clots ..." - LEARN MORE

This Study Could Mean Fewer Heart Transplants
"According to a study in Cell Research, the Ottawa researchers discovered that protein cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can fuel healthy heart growth, repair heart damage, and cause the heart to pump more blood in cases of left heart failure, as a result of heart attack, and right heart failure, as a result ..." - LEARN MORE

A Great Book - I'll Have It My Way
Learn more about Hattie Bryant and her new book, "I'll Have it my Way." This book is a tool for patients and their families to minimize, if not avoid entirely the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when their end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out and known in advance. The book makes it clear that no one is required to passively delegate death to a system that insists upon surgery, stents, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, radiation, infusions and all of the tubes, bags and lines which accompany these interventions - LEARN MORE

Many People Being Treated for Alzheimer's May Not Have It
"The Washington Post reports doctors tested 4,000 Medicare patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and discovered many of them definitively do not have ..." - LEARN MORE

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This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.
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Website: website will be retired on August 1, 2017. To find health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health use these website:
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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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One Day University Live Talks & Events
One Day University brings stars of the academic world to cities across the country to give thought provoking talks. Events feature award-winning speakers - LEARN MORE

Edible Communities
Find links to healthy eating resources and organizations from more than 90 local Edible magazines and websites across the U.S. and Canada. Look around, and see how to cook, eat, and drink like a local - LEARN MORE

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.

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

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Held annually in communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research - LEARN MORE

September 15 - 21, 2017
National Medicare Education Week
Make your next Medicare decision with confidence. You get to choose the Medicare coverage you want - when you first enroll and every year after that during Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 - Dec. 7). But you don't have to do it alone. Educational events are being held in cities across the country. Check the map to find an event near you - LEARN MORE

September 15, 2017
Seniors in September
Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
Attend this educational presentation and resource fair on Friday, Sept 15th from 9AM to 2PM. Learn more about opportunities and programs for older adults from 55 plus workforce programs to entrepreneurship to caregiving and more. Registration required.
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September 23 - 24, 2017
Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science, Corona, NY
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement - LEARN MORE

September 23, 2017
Amazing Aging Expo
Crowne Plaza Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO
Come and join us at the 5th annual Amazing Aging Expo on September 23, 2017. We will have over 100 vendor booths across a variety of specialities including, real-estate, healthcare, technology, legal services, financial, life planning services, and travel - LEARN MORE

September 23, 2017
Senior Law Day Boulder County
Plaza Convention Center, Longmont, CO
Find help to navigate your senior years. Admission is only $10 and re-registration is required. Scholarships are available. You will find one-on-one consultations with local attorneys, 20 educational sessions on a wide range of topics, senior oriented exhibitors and a Colorado Senior Law Handbook for every attendee.
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September 24 - 25, 2017
Finding Health - Conference on the Intersection between Disability and Medical Cannabis
Denver Marriott South, Lone Tree, CO
The event provides education and information on the intersection between disability and medical cannabis. Attendees will be introduced to the terminology of medical cannabis, patient and medical provider experiences, as well as quality standards and legal considerations.
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September 30, 2017
Reducing your Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver Campus, Denver, CO
Everyone is invited to come and learn how the risk for dementia can be reduced. There is new hope in breakthroughs in research. The event is on Sept 30th from 9AM to 11AM. This is a free event.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 7 - 8, 2017
Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival
Western Museum Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs, CO
The Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival will take place October 7th & 8th from 10:00AM to 4PM. Looking for a way to celebrate the beauty of fall? Bring your family to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) for the annual Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival. WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains -   LEARN MORE

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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

This month's topic is General Tips & Advice about online safety - LEARN MORE


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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.

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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