August 2018

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Summer Picnic Dinner and Games in the Park 
Grab a friend, pack a picnic dinner and come to Northridge Park Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a Summer Picnic Dinner and Games in the Park. Try your hand at table tennis, bocce ball and corn hole while making new friends and having fun. Dessert and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, but please remember no glass containers are permitted in the park.

The event is free, however pre-registration is required at highlandsranch.org/signmeup. Click on Active Adults in the left hand column to view all scheduled programs.

Senior Law & Safety Summit
The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office is hosting a Senior Law & Safety Summit on Sept. 15 at the Charles Schwab Conference Center in Lone Tree. Workshops throughout the day will address legal protections, safety and fraud prevention, innovations in aging and special tracks for family caregivers and pre-retirees.

The cost is $10. Register online at www.da18.org/slss. For more information, click here or call 720-874-8487.
Making the most of your time at the doctor
We can all feel rushed when we visit our doctor and often forget to ask a question or leave
wishing we had inquired more. Here are a few tips from the National Institute on Aging that might help on your next visit to the doctor:
  • Write down your most important questions and share with your doctor at the beginning of the appointment
  • Share your symptoms, when they started, how often they occur and if they are getting worse or better
  • Be honest. Don't just tell your doctor what you know he or she wants to hear. Your doctor can recommend the best options for you when they understand what is really happening
  • Let your doctor know if you are worried, uncomfortable or feel rushed. Maybe a follow-up appointment, phone call or email communication could help
  • If unable to answer all your questions or treat you exclusively, you may be referred to another doctor or specialist
  • If a doctor disregards your concerns as just a part of aging, think seriously about finding another doctor
Elder abuse awareness
Elder abuse occurs in many forms. We can all play a role in recognizing, preventing, treating and even educating others about elder abuse. The World Health Organization estimated that in the past twelve months, one in six older adults experienced some type of abuse. And unfortunately, elder abuse is too seldom reported, hidden and often comes from someone close to the elder, such as a family member or friend.

Types of elder abuse include physical, emotional, confinement, sexual, passive neglect, willful deprivation and financial exploitation.

Learn more about elder abuse by clicking here.

Pina colada chicken salad
This delicious chicken salad recipe features everything you envision in a pina colada including pineapple and coconut.
  
Click  here for the recipe. 
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