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August 2018
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Colorado Front Range News & Events

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Front Range Event Highlights ... 
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Denver Event Highlights ...
9Health Fair
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Aug 10-12 - Blue Sky Weekend Showcase Colo Air National Guard
Aug 10-12 - Jeffco Fair & Festival
Aug 10-19 - Littleton Western Welcome Week
Aug 10-12 - Jeffco Fair & Festival
Aug 11 - Hops in the Hanger
Aug 14 - Senior Property Tax Exemption Forum Streaming
Aug 14 - Swing Dance at RiverPointe Senior Living
Aug 15 - Let's Get Grilling with CU South Denver
Aug 17 - 19 - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Aug 18 - 19 - Golden Fine Arts Festival
Aug 18 - The Art of Living Expo
Aug 18 - Balance Workshop
Aug 21 - Senior Connection Show Arvada Center
Aug 22 - Open House & Courtyard Cookout 16 Penn
Aug 23 - Affordable Housing Forum
Aug 24 - Sept 3 - Colorado State Fair
Aug 25 - Jefferson County Coin Show
Aug 28 - Active Minds presents: Myanmar (Bruma)
Aug 29 - Let's Get Grilling with CU
Aug 28 - Active Minds presents: Myanmar (Bruma)
Aug 30 - Sept 2 - Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Aug 31 - Sept 2 - Jas Experience Aspen Snowmass
Sept 7-9 - Body Mind Spirit Celebration
Sept 7-9 - Colorado Fall Home Show
Sept 8 - Taste of Douglas County
Sept 8 - Doggie Plunge
Sept 12 - Jefferson County Legislative BBQ
Sept 18 - Reverse Mortgage Myths Real Stories Behind The Loans
Boulder-Northern Colorado Event Highlights ...
9Health Fair
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 Training
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Caregiver Support Groups Calendar
AAA Wellness Programs
Aug 3-12 - Boulder County Fair
Aug 14 - Forum on the Senior Property Tax Exemption Streaming
Aug 14 - Learn to Use Instagram and Snapchat
Aug 14 - Spellbinders Storytelling Volunteer Training
Aug 16 - Healthy Living for your Brain & Body
Aug 16 - Spellbinders Storytelling Volunteer Training
Aug 17-19 - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Aug 18-19 - Longmont Home Show
Aug 21 - Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults
Aug 21 - Spellbinders Storytelling Volunteer Training
Aug 22 - Memory Cafe at Harmony Library
Aug 24 - Sept 3 - Colorado State Fair
Aug 24 - Stepping on Workshop
Aug 28 - Spellbinders Storytelling Volunteer Training
Aug 31 - Stepping on Workshop
Aug 31-Sept 2 -Jas Experience Aspen Snowmass
Sept 20 - Longmont Early Stage Alzheimer's Support
Sept 25 - Grapes for Good Gala Fundraiser
Sept 29 - Boulder County Senior Law Day
Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
9Health Fair
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes 
Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
Aug 14 - Forum on the Senior Property Tax Exemption
Aug 16-19 - Palisade Peach Festival
Aug 24 - Sept 3 - Colorado State Fair
Aug 25 - Rockin the 60's from Silverkey
Sept 1-3 - Commonwheel Artist Art Festival
Sept 29 - American Music Icons
Sept 30 - John Crist at Pikes Peak Center
Pueblo Event Highlights ...
9Health Fair
Pueblo SRDA - Find events and resources
Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center - Find events
Pueblo City-County Libraries - Find resources and classes
Get Pueblo Moving
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Parkinson's Network Exercise Classes
August 14 - Forum on Senior Property Tax Exemption Streamed
August 16-19 - Palisade Peach Festival
Aug 24 - Sept 3 - Colorado State Fair
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Special Event Highlights
August 14, 2018 - Tuesday, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Colorado Forum on the Senior Property Tax Exemption
Attend in person or watch event streamed
Location: PPA Events Center
2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption is at risk for Colorado Seniors. We invite you to learn more about the Senior Property Tax Exemption, it's history, and uncertain future in Colorado. Attend in person or watch the event streamed. The event is co-hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, and the Colorado Gerontological Association. The program and streaming starts at 8:45AM. Admission and streaming is free. Space is limited so RSVP today!
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August 16 - 19, 2018
Palisade Peach Festival
Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO
This year's event celebrates 50 years of peaches. Enjoy live music, orchard farm tours, ice cream social, peach eating contest and more.

August 22, 2018 
Open House & Courtyard Cookout at 16 Penn Residences
16 Penn Residences
1615 N. Pennsylvania Street Denver, CO 80203
16 Penn Apartments, a new 55+ community is hosting a "Courtyard Cookout" on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4:00 to 6:30 PM for professionals and the community. Please join us for a nice evening of light music, refreshments and conversation as we introduce you to contemporary urban living for those 55+ in Denver's Uptown neighborhood.
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August 23, 2018 - Thursday, 9:00AM - Noon
Affordable Housing Forum
SEIU-Justice for All Center
2525 W. Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
For increasing numbers of Denver residents finding affordable housing and avoiding displacement due to gentrification is a growing challenge. Find out if you are eligible for housing assistance programs under Denver's Affordable Housing Ordinance. This is a free event from 9AM to Noon and is open to the public but RSVP required by August 6, 2018. Complimentary breakfast will be provided. Call 1-877-926-8300.
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August 24 - September 3, 2018
Colorado State Fair
Colorado State Fairgrounds
1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004
Enjoy the Colorado State Fair this year by attending and exhibiting. Enter a livestock project, creative creation, showcase your skillls in a contest or display your best flower arrangement. Visit the website and learn more. Plus attend this year and find concerts, rodeos, horse shows, livestock and small animal exhibits, motorsports, attractions, special events and much more.

August 25, 2018
Rockin the 60's from Silverkey
Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Silver Key Senior Services has been making a difference in the lives of our El Paso county seniors for more than 48 years. Join us at our fundraiser event with dinner, silent auction, live auction and raffle on August 25, 2018 - LEARN MORE

August 30 - September 2, 2018
Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Steamboat Springs, CO
Registration for the 7th Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival is open. Visit the website to view the festival schedule and to register.

September 12, 2018
Jefferson County Legislative BBQ
Jeffco Fairgrounds
15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Hosted by the four largest nonprofits in Jefferson County, this event is an opportunity for legislators, legislative candidates, and Jeffco elected officials to meet with clients & family members, staff & agency board members of these important community organizations. Get to know your legislators and make yourself heard.
Register Today - CLICK HERE

September 25, 2018
Grapes for Good Gala Fundraiser
Sacred Heart of Mary Church
6739 S Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO 80303
Join us for a night of wine, dinner and dancing. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, soup & salad, dinner and dessert. Each course will be paired with a wine select from One Hope Wines. These amazing wines are available for purchase and 10% will be donated to Gary Sobol's Parkinson's Network.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

September 29, 2018
Boulder County Senior Law Day
Boulder JCC (Boulder Jewish Community Center)
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Description Join us at the Boulder County Senior Law Day. The event provides education and legal resources to seniors and those who care about them.

Events from Active Minds
Find events focused on lifelong learning. Active Minds combines excellent teaching with thoroughly researched, compelling topics that matter - LEARN MORE
Colorado Front Range Senior Resource Highlights seniorresource
Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
3 reasons you might Challenge a Will
"According to a recent CNBC report, estate taxes are surprisingly not the biggest threat to estate plans - families are. The reasons for this follow familiar patterns of human conflict: miscommunication, unrealistic expectations and a history of family drama. Even so, there are times when legitimate concerns about a will or estate plan need to be examined and possibly addressed via probate litigation. Here are three reasons why you might want to challenge a will ..." -  READ MORE

Blog Highlight from Bessie's Hope
Helping Break the Cycle of Ageism Can Lie in the
Hands of Today's Youth
"In today's society there is a prominent focus on ageism, healthy aging and improved quality of life for the aging population; however, the focus does not extend to those who are living in nursing homes. Six out of ten Americans would rather die than to have to live in a nursing home; however, hundreds of thousands of the 65+ population do reside in a nursing homes ..." - READ MORE

16 Penn Residences in Denver
With a contemporary flair and throughtful floorplans, this 55 and older community lets you live and experience Denver's vibrant arts, culture, and dining scenes while living in the heart of the city. Visit the website and call for a tour. Plan on attending their open house and patio cookout on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Blog Highlight from DignityFirst Health at Home
The Importance of Reminiscence Therapy
"... Generally reminiscence therapy is more effective in the earlier stages of Alzheimer's. People that have Alzheimer's are often more comfortable talking about earlier memories because the part of the brain that stores long term memory is affected in the later stages of the disease ..."

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
New Medicare Card, Same Medicare Benefits
"... I have been hearing inaccurate rumors about new Medicare cards so here is the real information ..." - READ MORE

In Colorado Springs Register, Reserve & Ride with Silver Key 
For those 60 years or older, residing in Colorado Springs and registered with the program, the Silver Key Reserve & Ride transportation service provides door-through-door ADA accessible transportation for medical appointments, shopping, group meals, social activities, recreation trips, and more. Recurring daily, weekly, or monthly rides can also be scheduled. There is a suggested Donation per ride of $3.50

Boulder County Mobility for All Looking for Volunteers
Mobility for All is looking for older adults, people with disabilities, & caregivers from diverse backgrounds to help improve transportation options in Boulder County. Volunteers will develop transportation priorities for the next 5 years to improve transportation access for all residents! -  READ MORE

Explore RTD Denver Area's Call-n-Ride Program
Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. Book online or call. Through local Call-n-Ride programs, you can connect to bus routes, Park-n-Rides, rail stations or to work, school, and appointments. Call-n-Ride is a shared ride service. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservation and they provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare. The service is not just for seniors

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