November 2018

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See you Saturday at the Adult Health & Information Fair
Need a good handyman or financial advice? Find what you are looking for at the Highlands Ranch Adult Health and Information Fair Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Recreation Center at Eastridge in Highlands Ranch. Adults of all ages are welcome.
 
The event will assemble more than 75 service providers under one roof, making it easy to gather information on multiple topics in one location. In addition, a variety of screenings will be offered and Walgreens will be offering flu shots and free medication review.
 
This event is presented by the Highlands Ranch Metro District and Highlands Ranch Community Association. Home Care Assistance Douglas County is the exclusive event sponsor. For more information, call 720-240-4922.
Attend the Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11
Residents are invited to honor local veterans and thank those who have served our country at
the Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch.
 
KMGH Channel 7 weekend anchor and Highlands Ranch resident Tom Mustin will be the host of this year's event. MSgt Cord Montoya from Buckley Air Force Base will be the guest speaker.
 
The Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration also features Highlands Ranch American Legion Post 1260, the Knights of Columbus Pax Christi Assembly 3353 and Highlands Ranch Concert Band. Local Scout Troop 873 will greet guests as they arrive and scout Sam Wacker will lead the group in the pledge of allegiance. Headliner Vocals' Diamond Group will perform the National Anthem.
 
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Hart Research Library at History Colorado has graciously loaned the Metro District some World War I memorabilia which will be on display at the event.
 
The James H. LaRue Library is located at 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch.
November is National Family Caregivers Month
Providing care for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding, yet difficult jobs we ever perform. It is important that caregivers remember to care for themselves as well, so they can be there for the family member or friend. Some advice from the Caregiver Action Network:
  • Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!
  • Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
  • Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  • Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
  • Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay getting professional help when you need it.
  • Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
  • Organize medical information so it's up to date and easy to find.
  • Make sure legal documents are in order.
  • Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!
For more information, click here.
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Many of us know or will know someone living with Alzheimer's Disease. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia.

 

Risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • Head injury
  • Heart-head connection (vascular dementia)
There is a bit good news to share. Healthy aging may keep brains healthier and even reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's. This includes eating a healthy diet, staying connected socially with friends and family, being physically active and exercising our mind through lifelong learning, and avoiding smoking or drinking alcohol in excess.

For more information about Alzheimer's Disease, click here.
Caliente Christmas Cheese Crisps
Enjoy this homemade cracker recipe from Taste of Home. They will be ready to eat in 40 minutes.
  
Click  here for the recipe. 
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