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November 2018
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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 ...
Nov - Denver Film Festival
Nov - Denver Arts Week
Nov 1 - Medicare Changes Panel Discussion
Nov 2 - Age Well Conference
Nov 2-4 - Colorado Country Christmas
Nov 3 - Englewood Holiday Bazaar
Nov 5 - Volunteer Information Session Boomers Leading Change
NOv 6 - Stand Up Against Fraud! Eastern Star Masonic
Nov 7 - Veterans Salute at Wings Over the Rockies
Nov 8 - 16 Penn Ice Cream Happy Hour
Nov 9-11 - Mile High Holiday Mart with Junior League
Nov 10 - Springwood Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
Nov 11 - Midlife Circus:The Grayest Show on Earth
Nov 12 - Downsizing Event at Vita Littleton
Nov 13 - How to Build a Tech-Savvy Mindset
Nov 14 - Before the Mourning - Sacred Conversations
Nov 15 - Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
Nov 16 - Lunch & Learn - Reverse Mortgage Myths
Nov 16 - Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) Senior Resource Fair
Nov 16 - 18 Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Nov 16-Dec 23 - Denver Christkindl Market
Nov 19 - iPie - Amazing Pizza, Better People
Nov 24 - Small Business Saturday
Nov 29 - Healthcare-Medicare-Medicaid Event
Dec 1 - 1940's White Christmas Ball
Dec 4 - Colorado Gives Day
Boulder-Northern Colorado Event Highlights ...
Nov 2 - Age Well Conference
Nov 3 - FREE Story Time at the Museum
Nov 8 - Longmont Early Stage Alzheimer's Support
Nov 8 - National Caregiver Training Program
Nov 10 - he Boulder Holiday Market
Nov 11 - Thoughtful Endings - Five Session Series
Nov 15 - National Caregiver Training Program
Nov 16 - Lunch & Learn - Reverse Mortgage Myths
Nov 17-18 - Firefly Handmade
Nov 17 - Mollie McGee's Craft Markets
Nov 24 - Small Business Saturday
Dec 1-2 Winter Market
Dec 4 - Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Springs Event Highlights ...
Nov - Caring for Colorado Foundation
Nov 2-3 - Warren Millers Face of Winter
Nov 2 - Age Well Conference
Nov 4 - Carly Pearce with Trent Harmon
Nov 7 - Veterans Salute at Wings Over the Rockies
Nov 9-11 - Colorado Springs Holiday Food and Gift Festival
Nov 9-11 - Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Nov 15 - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Nov 16 - The Music of Pink Floyd
Nov 16-17 - Vintage Market Days
Nov 17 - 16th Annual Holiday Dinner Dance
Nov 17 - Sand Creek Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 18 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Nov 24 - Small Business Saturday
Nov 26 - Chris Isaak
Dec 4 - Colorado Gives Day
Pueblo Event Highlights ...
Oct 31-Nov 4 - Handwoven Holiday Sale
Nov 3 - Brain Longevity
Nov 3-4 - 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Nov 9-11 - Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Nov 10 - Christmas Mountain Market
Nov 13 - Vinyasa Yoga Class
Nov 14 - Living While Grieving
Nov 24 - Small Business Saturday
Nov 24 - Annual Christmas 4 Kids Toydrive & Dance
Nov 24 - Holiday Celebration at Pueblo Ice Arena
Nov 27 - Barbershop Singers
Nov 27 - Vinyasa Yoga Class
Nov 28 - Living While Grieving
Dec 4 - Colorado Gives Day
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Special Event Highlights
November 1, 2018 - Thursday
Medicare Changes Panel Discussion
The Rock Church, 4881 Cherokee Drive, Castle Rock, CO
Medicare's Open Enrollment Period is here - which means you have some important decisions to make. From October 15th through December 7th you have the opportunity to evaluate your Medicare options and choose the perfect fit for you starting in January 2019. Our event from 10:15 to 11:30 features expert panelists: Dennis DelPizzo - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Denver Office, Kim Latta - SHIP Director Colorado Division of Regulatory Agencies, and Shannon Sheppard - Outreach Specialist with KePro Inc. Since plan options, drug formularies, and network providers change each year, our panel of Medicare experts will provide objective and accurate information for you to consider before making your selection. (No sales!).
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

October 31 - November 11, 2018
Denver Film Festival
Denver, CO
We invite you to the 41st annual Denver Film Festival! Please come join us as we celebrate films from all over the world! Connect with fellow filmmakers, artists, movie buffs, and enjoy the wonderful world of cinema. Begins October 31st and ends November 11th! Don't miss it!

November 2, 2018 - Friday
Age Well Conference
NCAR/UCAR Center, 3080 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO
The Age Well Conference is an annual one-day event for professionals from Colorado's front range and beyond to meet, learn and discuss ongoing and emerging issues and trends in aging. 2018 marks the seventh anniversary of this event, and it is shaping up to be the largest ever. This year's conference will feature three simultaneous session tracks: Health & Aging, Serving Older Consumers, and Tech & Innovation which will include an "Innovator's Showcase". The event will offer attendees over a dozen sessions to attend, and feature more than 15 esteemed regional and national experts from a variety of fields and backgrounds.
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November 7, 2018 - Wednesday
Veterans Salute at Wings Over the Rockies
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, CO
Honoring and remembering 100 years since the end of World War I, this event includes a sponsor social from 9:30AM to 11:30, followed by a luncheon and program from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. To Register call 303-326-8650. For information, contact Morgan Gerdes at 303-739-7170.

November 8, 2018 - Thursday
16 Penn Ice Cream Happy Hour
16 Penn Apartments, 1615 N. Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO
Join 16 Penn Apartments, a 55+ Senior Apartment Community in Denver for their Holiday Ice Cream Happy Hour on November 8th from 4PM to 6:30PM. Enjoy "spirited ice cream creations" from Scoops and tour this contemporary apartment building located south of 17th Avenue on Pennsylvania. Fall move-in specials available through the end of November 2018. There is off street parking north of the building off of E. 16th Avenue. RSVP to 720-269-4380.
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November 12, 2018 - Monday
Downsizing and a Blueprint for Success ...
Vita Littleton, 2100 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO
Learn valuable insights on navigating an estate sale from trusted estate liquidation consultants at Googie Down, explore home downsizing strategies with a Senior Move Management Consultant from A Move Handled with Care, and how to maximize your sale profits from the award-winning real estate team, The Steller Group. Event is from 11AM to 1PM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please call 720-593-9355.
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November 13, 2018 - Tuesday
How to Build a Tech-Savvy Mindset
Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
If you're over 50, you've had quite the journey with technology over the years. Jan Golden founder of iPhone Savvy (formerly Boomer Web School), will guide us to overcome forty years of fears, shift your mindset, and build a solid foundation so you can finally understand the technology that's a part of your day-to-day life. Free Parking at Carla Madison Recreation Center's parking lot or East High School Parking Lot (16th and Josephine). Light Snacks Provided. Event is from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.

November 16, 2018 - Friday
Lunch & Learn - Reverse Mortgage Myths
The Egg & I, 8025 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada, CO
Join us for a free lunch from 12PM to 1PM as Don presents the versatility of Reverse Mortgages and explains how this one product may be the financial solution for borrowers in a wide variety of life situations. Please RSVP to Amanda at 303-469-1254. This seminar provides valuable information for professionals as well as prospective borrowers and their family / support system. It has been approved as 1 hour of Continuing Education for Real Estate professionals as well as for Certified Senior Advisors.

November 16 - December 23, 2018
Denver Christkindl Market
Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, Denver, CO
Skyline Park is transformed into a miniature German village during this favorite Denver event, where Bavarian musicians play classic carols and dance-worthy melodies, and vendors dish up specialties served at traditional German Christmas markets, including baked apples, gingerbread biscuits, charcoal-grilled sausages and, of course, spicy mulled wine (gluehwein). Check website for hours.

November 17, 2018 - Saturday
16th Annual Holiday Dinner Dance
Colorado Springs City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, CO
The Holiday Dinner Dance is an evening of dinner, dancing, and holiday cheer for community members age 55 and over. Thanks to the Senior Resource Council, Rocky Mountain PACE, New Century Big Band, and generous event and table sponsors, this event is provided FREE of charge to all attendees. Reservations are required. Call 719-260-0744.

November 24, 2018 - Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Local is good with Small Business Saturday! In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses. This day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 24th - LEARN MORE

November 29, 2018 - Thursday
Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO
Join Boomers Leading Change and area experts, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM as we discuss the state of Healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare. Panel Members include: Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. Light snacks served. Free Parking. Contact Shannon Randall with questions at

December 1, 2018 - Saturday
1940's White Christmas Ball
Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO
Experience an enchanting evening of dancing w/ your sweetheart (or maybe meet one!), amidst 1940's and 50's vehicles, movie set lights & props, re-enactors, sleighs, Christmas trees, a canopy of lights & the most sought after big bands including: The Hot Tomatoes, The (19 piece) Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, William and the Romantics (22 piece) and After Midnight Jazz Band!

December 7, 2018 - Friday
Adult Mental Health First Aid Module 3
Mental Health Center of Denver, Denver, CO
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. The course trains participants to help people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Boomers Leading Change pays your $20 registration fee which covers training, the Mental Health First Aid Manual, and snacks. There will be a one hour lunch break. Lunch is not provided.

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Blog Highlight from Chayet & Danzo, LLC
The Role of a Power of Attorney in your Estate Planning Toolbox
"... A financial power of attorney, sometimes referred to as a POA, is a legal document that you (called the principal) can execute to give another person (called the agent or attorney-in-fact) the authority and responsibility to handle your financial affairs ..." -  READ MORE

Technology & The Aging Population - where are we headed?
Seniors' love technology but there are barriers and there are incredible advances. The infographic report below from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology gathers facts and statistics of where we are.
Learn more with an Infographic - CLICK HERE

What is OATS?
OATS stands for Older Adults Technology Services. The OATS approach begins with people working face-to-face with a vast diversity of older adults in community settings. They teach seniors the basics of email, helped geriatric patients manage medical information, and empowered activists to build community networks for social change. Their leadership brings decades of experience in direct training, coaching, community organizing, and communications, along with a broad knowledge base of applied research and academic study ..." And better yet, they are in Colorado!

Blog Highlight from Lew Barr, Licensed and Independent Insurance Agent serving Colorado, specializing in Medicare Products
How to check the status of your new Medicare Care
"There are three ways to check the status of your new Medicare card. Check out the map at the gov website to see if the mailings in your state have begun ..." - READ MORE

Changes to VA Aid & Attendance
War Veterans Association of Colorado talks about changes to Aid & Attendance - READ MORE

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is in Colorado!
  • Colorado State University The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University is a member-based, member-driven learning community for curious minds of all ages with special attention to those ages 50 and better. Osher offers the very best in learning with no prerequisites, no tests, no stress, and no degree requirements.
  •  University of Denver The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Denver (OLLI at DU) is an adult learning membership program designed for inquiring adults, age 50 and "better," who wish to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere. Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at DU joins a network of more than 120 institutes across the U.S. that are helping older learners find personal fulfillment.
Colorado Senior Property Tax Exemption Resources
In August Colorado Senior Lobby was part of a forum exploring the Colorado Senior Property Tax Exemption. Visit their event resource page to learn more about this program - READ MORE

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