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January 2017
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Colorado Front Range News & Events

We hope you enjoy news and event highlights in this Colorado Front Range eNewsletter.

Front Range Event Highlights ...
Look for events for seniors and family outings with our Google Calendars!
Denver Event Highlights ...
UCHealth Classes
Aurora Senior Center Activities
Active Minds
Healthier Living Colorado Class
Jan 7-22 National Western Stock Show
Jan 18 - Free Seminar: Newest Treatments for Hip Pain
Jan 19 - Active Minds at Covenant Village of Colorado
Jan 20-22 - Annual Colorado Indian Market Southwest Showcase
Jan 31 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviours
Feb 4 - 2017 Vacations Showcase Presented by AAA
Feb 4-12 - Colorado Garden & Home Show
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol

Boulder-Northern Colorado Event Highlights ...
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
Jan 17 - Movie Screening and Alzheimers Fundraiser
Jan 17 - Cross Train your Brain with Carol Cummings
Jan 18 - Need to Know: Tax Info
Jan 19 - Author Carrie Vaughn Visits Old Town Library
Jan 21 - Germans From Russia Video Series Part 3
Jan 24 - LEAP - Low Income Energy Assistance Program Event
Jan 29 - Tip Your Hat Gala - Toppers & Tea
Feb 11 - What is it Worth?
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol

Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Pikes Peak Libary District
The Fountain Valley Senior Center Activities
UCHealth Classes
Jan 18-22 - Cirque du Soleil OVO
Jan 20-22 - Colorado Springs Home & Landscaping Show
Feb 10-12 - Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo
Feb 25 - Caregiver Pampering Day Pikes Peak Area Council Aging
March 5 - Under the Streetlamp
March 7 - Rhythm in the Night - The Irish Dance Spectacular
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol

Pueblo Event Highlights ...
Pueblo SRDA - Find events and resources
Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center - Find events
Pueblo City-County Libraries - Find resources and classes
Get Pueblo Moving
Senior Wellness Program Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
Edible Communities - Southwest Colorado
Walk with a Doc
Optimists Club
March 15 - Senior Day at The Capitol
April 28-30 - Home and Outdoor Living Expo
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Front Range Event & News Highlights highlights

January 7 - 22, 2017
National Western Stock Show
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO
The National Western Stock Show is celebrating 111 years in Denver in 2017 with nearly 30 professional rodeo performances, world-class horse shows and livestock shows. It is also the premier Stock Show, Rodeo, Horse Show and center for year-round events. The show hosts one of the world's richest regular season professional rodeos, largest horse show and Colorado's largest tradeshow - LEARN MORE

January 17, 2017
Movie Screening and Alzheimers Fundraiser
AMC Brighton, 250 Pavilions Place, Brighton, CO
Come watch the movie "Glen Campbell I'll be Me," and listen to a panel of experts including Kelly Osthoff, Alzheimers Association and Dr. Linda Blust, Physician House Calls. Event starts at 6PM. Ticket Cost $10. Contact Jeremy Beets at 303-637-9500 to purchase tickets.

January 24, 2017
Learn about LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO
Are the rising costs of heat putting a strain on your budget? This class from 7PM to 8PM will help you learn about the LEAP program and how this can help with your heating costs. Larimer County LEAP staff will be available to answer program questions and assist in completing your LEAP application. Applications will be available to apply. Presenter: Kari Headley, Larimer County LEAP - LEARN MORE
Learn more about LEAP - CLICK HERE

February 4, 2017
2017 Vacations Showcase Presented by AAA
1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO
Visit with over 60 exhibitors at a world-class venue. Enjoy fun and engaging travel presentations from top travel companies. Talk one-on-one with travel experts. Discover incredible travel discounts to hundreds of destinations. Enter at East United Club Level - LEARN MORE

February 4 - 12, 2017
Colorado Garden & Home Show
Colorado Convention Center, 14th Street, Denver, CO
Discover the Rocky Mountain region's oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show - a nine-day spectacular event - where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement - LEARN MORE

Feb 10 -12, 2017
Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo
Norris-Penrose Event Center
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO
This comprehensive event brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling, landscaping and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition - LEARN MORE

February 11, 2017
What is it Worth? Antiques Appraisal Roadshow
Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
What is it Worth? - an Antiques Appraisal Roadshow is being held at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures from 10-3 pm on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Antique and gemologist experts Daniel Geary and Morgan Sonsthagen will appraise your treasures for $5 per item. Everything from jewelry and photos to toys and radios are welcomed. Advance reservations are encouraged by calling the Museum at 970-221-4600. Walk-ins accepted - LEARN MORE 

February 25, 2017
Caregiver Pampering Day -  Pikes Peak Area Council on Aging
Colorado Springs Senior Center
1514 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
The Pikes Peak Area Council on Aging invites family caregivers to a day of relaxation and re-connection at the Colorado Springs Senior Center on Saturday, February 25th. Please see the attached invitation for details and information on how to register! There are also opportunities for free, in home respite care for your loved one - View Event Flyer

March 15, 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby - Senior Day at The Capitol 2017
Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The morning session of this event will be held at the Colorado State Capitol building and live streamed. The afternoon session and lunch is at the Scottish Rites Masonic Center located across the street from The Capitol. RSVP and buy your lunch early - LEARN MORE

Events from Active Minds
We believe in lifelong learning and fostering active minds for life. We achieve this by combining excellent teaching with thoroughly researched, compelling topics that matter. We deliver programs on-site, customized to each audience, but always presented objectively so that all perspectives are honored - LEARN MORE
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Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
Communication is key for Estate Planning Success
"Estate planning tools like trusts, long-term care insurance and Medicaid planning can also help you manage the sizable costs associated with the need for lengthy rehabilitation or assistance caused by age-related health issues, accidents, injuries or illness ..." - READ MORE

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP)
Article submitted by Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
"The Medicare open enrollment period ended on December 7th. Did you know that there is an annual Medicare Advantage disenrollment period that goes from January 1st to February 14th? ..." - READ MORE

Senior Centers - Why Have Them?
"Never stepped inside of a senior center? Why not? Your answer may be, 'I don't want to hang out with the old people!' or 'I don't know what a senior center is about?' Well, the good news is you are reading this article which will shed light on just why you will want to walk in to your local center soon ..." - READ MORE
Website: Malley Senior Recreation Center

The Financial Impact of Growing Old
The Denver Post had a great article about the financial cost of growing old when a major health issue is involved. In this article Karen Brown with the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is interviewed about the care her mother needs and the cost - READ MORE

Medicare & You 2017
"My annual Medicare handbook arrived recently.  Funny thing, it still says that Medicare does not pay for long term care.  Says so on page 61 and page 62 & again on page 123. A persistent, but erroneous, belief of the general public is that Medicare pays the cost of long term care services. Well Medicaid (not Medicare) is a government program that does pay for long term care but it is a welfare program. To qualify, you cannot have too much income or too many assets. And you do not have choices as to where care will be received ..." - LEARN MORE

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization open Monday through Friday. Through their national telephone helpline 1-800-333-4114, they answer thousands of questions every year from people with Medicare, their family members and friends. The trained volunteers and staff spend the time to help each caller understand their Medicare benefits, find the right coverage, and understand how any existing coverage works - LEARN MORE

LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program)
LEAP is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. The LEAP Program is accepting applications for the 2016/2017 season from November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months

Colorado Senior Lobby eNewsletter & Free Membeship
Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) is preparing for the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session and now you can too. Their new eNewsletter is one of the benefits of a Colorado Senior Lobby Membership. Membership is free for the 2017 Legislative Session - LEARN MORE

Do you really understand Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Social Security Disability?
It probably won't be easy reading but it is very important for every U.S. citizen to understand what these programs provide and how they work.
Medicare explained on Wikipedia - LEARN MORE
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Medicaid explained on Wikipedia - LEARN MORE
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Social Security explained on Wikipedia - LEARN MORE
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Social Security Disability explained on Wikipedia - LEARN MORE
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About Transportation Resources
"Transportation programs can be fee-based, discounted or free depending on your age, income or if you are disabled. Transportation can be provided by the government entities such as local city transit authorities, for-profit and non-profit organizations providing small regional bus or van services, or by volunteers serving the community .." - READ MORE

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

A Message from the Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging to all Colorado Residents - Help our State Plan for Aging
The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) is tackling the pressing issues facing our state and families as Colorado's population ages. The group is working to ensure all Coloradans have the support they need to enjoy a healthy, mobile, and vibrant lifestyle as they age.
Get Involved - LEARN MORE

Where to Turn Resources
This resource is an overview of senior resources and services and general comparisons of living at home to living in senior housing to higher levels of care - LEARN MORE

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