January 2019

62 Plaza Dr. | Highlands Ranch | 303-791-0430 | info@highlandsranch.org  

You won't want to miss this class - register today!
January 10 -  What's Next? Discover a Purposeful Retirement
It's not your parent's retirement any more.
We're living longer and healthier. Explore how to ensure your post-career life can be the healthiest, most productive and fulfilling time of your life. This class will not address financial topics, but will invite you to explore what could be. Class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Metro District Office Building, 62 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch. Class fee is $10.
Click here to register, or call 720-240-4922 for more information.  
Planning continues for Active Aging Adult Center
The Metro District Board of Directors has given staff approval to move forward with developing a potential partnership with Shea Properties on a Town Center site for the development of an Active Aging Adult Center. Metro District staff will begin working with Shea Properties this year to enter into an agreement to build a new center, which would be owned and operated by the Metro District. An adjacent affordable senior housing facility would be owned by Shea Properties.

Preliminary concept plans for the center estimate a 22,000-square-foot facility with underground parking, an outdoor patio space and adjacent affordable senior housing developed by Shea Properties. The proposed facility would be planned and built in partnership with Shea Properties.

The concept plans were developed based on input from the community, the Metro District Board of Directors, a citizen work group and Metro District staff.

For more information about the center and the process, please contact Metro District Recreation Manager Carolyn Peters at cpeters@highlandsranch.org.
Save the dates
This very moving one-act play will be presented February 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch. AAPS has partnered with St. Andrew to share this 50-minute story of love, connection, pain, confusion and Alzheimer's between a father and his daughter. This is a
free event. Registration is required at highlandsranch.org/signmeup.

Feb. 13 - Valentines at the Mansion
Enjoy Valentines at the Mansion on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house features self-guided tours of the Mansion, music, dancing, cookies and warm drinks. This is a free community event, no RSVP is required.

IKR (I know, right?)
Most of us use at least a few abbreviations when texting, sharing on social media, or sending an email. To keep you current with the latest slang or terminology, here is a list of commonly used acronyms. Try them out on a grandchild, niece or nephew - they'll be impressed!

Ask me anything
Be right back
To be honest
I don't know
Shaking my head
In my opinion
In my humble opinion
I don't care
In case you missed it
Fear of missing out
American Red Cross disaster preparedness for seniors by seniors
The American Red Cross wants all of us to prepare now for a potential emergency or disaster. Disasters can happen with little or no warning, and a group of older adults knows first hand how true this is.

This group of adults experienced a power outage due to an ice storm on the east coast, and they were unprepared. Their experience motivated them to share their experience with others to help encourage other older adults to plan now in case a disaster occurs in the future. They worked with the American Red Cross to create a booklet titled Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors.

Click here to review the booklet, and print it out for your safekeeping.
Easy Tortellini Spinach Soup
For a delicious soup in less than 20 minutes you can't beat this delicious recipe.
Click  here for the recipe. 
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