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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".

Keeping your Brain Active with Lumosity
Heard of Lumosity? They are a brain fitness company that offers brain games to be played on your computer. Their brain games can help with cognitive training, sleep, and mindfulness.

Do you know about Teepa Snow & PAC?
Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it, in the US and Canada. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), provides training, services, and products around the world. Visit Teepa Snow's website to learn more and watch for her events and webinars.

Solving Loneliness with a Robot
Interesting article from Engadget about robots developed to for the aging population - READ MORE

Buddy the Robot
Want to know more about companion robots? Explore the website from Blue Frog - The Robot Company and learn where they are going with their robot Buddy. Buddy will be offering smart home services, social interaction, personal assistant, "edutainment" and more. Do these sound like services an elder could use?

A Village for those with Dementia
In France a village is being developed where those with dementia could live in a safe environment, roam freely and be cared for by caregivers in street clothes - READ MORE

Have you heard about Hogeweyk?
Hogeweyk is in the Netherlands. It is a care village with 23 houses, theatre, supermarket, outpatient care unit and a restaurant. Hogeweyks design makes it possible for the residents suffering from dementia to roam freely through the complex, including going outside as they will but remain inside the protected environment.

Medicare vs Medicaid - What is the difference?
Do you understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Medicare is an insurance program while Medicaid is an assistance progran - READ MORE

Listening More
Years ago listening to a radio program on a Saturday night was an important part of week. Now in the age of the Internet we have podcasts. Checkout the website This American Life, to hear stories on all types of topics. They also have videos too.

More about Podcasts & Streaming
Podcasts are the new radio for the computer era. The online magazine Wired has a good introduction to podcasts and streaming - READ MORE

Financial Security Later in Life
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a web page with links to resources about financial issues important to older adults. Click around and explore the links - READ MORE

Learning more by Going Deep in the Ocean
Sometimes we just find websites that make us pause. One of those websites belongs to the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). This group is the only federal organization dedicated to ocean exploration. 

Have you heard of Aging2.0?
Aging2.0 is an international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational organization focused on changing the conversation on aging. Look for the article, "Why Apple Should Hire Your Grandmother "

Other websites you can explore ...

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Find healthy aging resources online:
Doctor Visits
Review types of health screenings - CLICK HERE
Take an active role in your healthcare - CLICK HERE
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July 13 - 15, 2018
Denver County Fair
National Western Stock Show
4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216
The Denver County Fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver's unique character and culture. Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides. The indoor/outdoor fair will include stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests.

July 19, 2018
Open House at 16 Penn Apartments
1615 N. Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
16 Penn Apartments, a new 55+ community is hosting a Happy Hour on Thursday, July 19th from 4:00 - 6:30PM. Off street parking is available behind the building off 16th and Pennsylvania. 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. Please RSVP to 720-269-4380.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

July 24, 2018 - Tuesday
A Day with Teepa Snow
Valor Center, 3775 East Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO
Today's voice for dementia care, Teepa Snow is one of the world's leading advocates and educators for those living with dementia, and for families and care partners. This educational event features a morning 9AM to Noon session and afternoon session from 1PM to 4PM - tickets are available online. The event is for both families and professionals.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
Purchase Tickets - CLICK HERE

July 28 - August 1, 2018
n4a Conference
Chicago, IL
The n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow is the largest and most prestigious gathering of local aging leaders and professionals in the United States. More than 1,000 Aging Network professionals, as well as nationally renowned decision-makers and experts, participate in the Conference because they know that the issues and programs they care about most will be showcased.

August 3 - 5, 2018
Abilities Expo
NRG Center, Houston, TX 77054
Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

August 9, 2018
Affordable Housing Forum
New Hope Baptist Church
3701 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
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 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. Registration and beverages with continental breakfast is 8AM to 8:45AM. Program starts 8:45AM. 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

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

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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