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As our name suggests, The Prepared Senior eNewsletter is all about being prepared as one ages. This means knowing about senior resources and services before you need them. We focus on educational websites from the government, non-profits and the private sector, that offer information on being a "Prepared Senior".

What is the Village Model?
Villages are nonprofit, grassroots, membership organizations that are redefining aging by being a resource to community members wishing to age in place. Villages are a social support network for their members that provide services such as transportation, technology assistance, running errands to the pharmacy and grocery store and community engagement activities. Visit the Village to Village Network website to learn more and see if your community has a village.
Find a Village - CLICK HERE

What is Ageism?
"Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults ..." - READ MORE

The "What is Ageism?" article was written by Sharron Brandrup,  Co-Founder/Executive Director of Bessie's Hope
Bessie's Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships by honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses.

More about Ageism - "Ageism is a Thing"
Another good educational and entertaining website is Ted Talks. They are a Ted Talk video featuring author Ashton Applewhite talking about her new book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism." Listen to her Ted Talk and check out her website and book.
Ted Talk with Ashton Applewhite - CLICK HERE

Virtual Realty in Pain Mangement
And if we thought virtual realty systems were only for the young gaming community, think again. Groups such as appliedVR are exploring how virtual realty can be used in ways other than gaming. One application is to help with pain management. Explore their website and learn more about this exciting new direction for virtual realty.
YouTube Video - CLICK HERE

How Important is Alternative Pain Management for Drugs?
Very Important!
Read more about National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) institute's major role in the launch of NIH HEAL initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-term). This campaign launched in June 2018 to provide scientific solutions to the national opioid overdose crisis, including improved treatment strategies for pain as well as opioid use disorders (OUDs). This new initiative, funded by Congress, brings new hope for people, families, and communities affected by this devastating crisis - READ MORE

Mindfulness Training and Substance use Treatment
A National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study showed that a mindful awareness training program is associated with improved outcomes for women seeking treatment for substance use disorders - READ MORE

Entertainment Online - Radio Diaries
"Radio Diaries tells the extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Since 1996, we've been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. We've collaborated with teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, gospel preachers and bra saleswomen, the famous and the unknown ... and along the way we've helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism ..." - READ MORE & Listen

Other websites you can explore ...

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Find healthy aging resources online:
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August 14, 2018
Senior Property Tax Exemption Forum
PPA Events Center, 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
We invite you to come learn more about the Senior Property Tax Exemption, it's history, and uncertain future in Colorado. This event is co-hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) and the Colorado Gerontological Association. The event is free. The event is hosted in Denver with group streaming sites in Fort Collins and Grand Junction. This event will be streamed on Facebook. Please register if you will be watching the streamed event or attending in person.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
Register for the Event - CLICK HERE

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August 16 - 19, 2018
Palisade Peach Festival
Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO
The Palisade Peach Festival is an event organized by the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. This year is a 50th year celebration. Enjoy live music, orchard farm tours, ice cream social, peach eating contest and more. 

August 23, 2018
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.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

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 28, 2018
Information Seminar on Chenal Pines
YaYa's Euro Bistro, 17711 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72223
Discover the benefits of our new luxury, resort-style, all-inclusive retirement community. You are welcome to attend a brief presentation and be our guest for lunch - LEARN MORE

August 30 - September 2, 2018
Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Registration for the 7th Annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival is open. Visit the website to view the festival schedule and to register.

October 7 - 10, 2018
National Village Gathering
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
The National Village Gathering is hosting a conference on the village to village movement with keynote speakers, general sessions and breakout sessions.

View the National Events Calendar
Check out events you may want to attend in 2018. Here are some of the larger organizations hosting special interest expos across the U.S. -

Looking for other events in your area?

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

Senior Centers
Find local senior centers in your area. Many host small senior resource shows and educational workshops for older adults. Don't know where your local senior centers are? Call Eldercare Locator to connect to your local Area Agency on Aging - Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time.
Read more about Senior Centers - CLICK HERE

Local and City Newspapers
Be sure to check your local and regional city newspapers to find local events, along with looking at their online editions.

Senior-Oriented Newspapers
Another great resource for anything senior are "Senior-oriented Newspapers." Check out these local senior papers which have print and online editions:
Google It - Search on "Your City Senior Expos" or "Your City Senior Events" to find local senior resource events and shows in your area put on by members in your community -

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

Practice good online safety habits with these general tips and advice on staying safe online  - CLICK HERE
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