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Serving the Colorado counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Denver. Some of the cities in this area are Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

September 2014

September-October 2014 Colorado Front Range eNewsletter – Click Here

News Around Denver, Colorado

  • Mark your Calendar for Denver Farmers Markets
    Many Markets are Open through October!

    With locations in Littleton, Denver, Highlands Ranch, Wheat Ridge, Aurora and Broomfield, the Denver Farmer’s Markets are a family Denver tradition. Local farmers attending include Domenico Farms, Forte Farms, Galicia Farms, Martindale Farms, Mazzotti Farms, Mumm Farms, Rocky Mountain Rice Company, Snow Creek Ranch, Styria Bakery II and many other local growers. Enjoy the great produce, gourmet food products, wide variety of gifts and accessories, while supporting local Colorado businesses!
    www.DenverFarmersMarket.com
  • InnovAge will be offering Senior Housing in the Denver Area
    InnovAge has senior housing under construction that will provide 72-unit four-story affordable residential rental community. The property features generously-sized one and two bedroom apartments for people 55 and older in Thornton, Colorado – READ MORE
    Website: www.myinnovage.org
  • Mountain Vista Senior Living Community Celebrated 50th Anniversary in August
    This summer Mountain Vista, part of American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, is proud to have celebrated 50 years of service to the seniors of the greater Denver area. As part of their continued commitment to older adults in the area, they are broke ground on a new Assisted Living Memory Care. The new 14,000 square foot Assisted Living Memory Care building will offer 22 specially designed apartment homes and will be a great addition to the community along with their brand new, state-of-the-art Short Term Rehabilitation Center – READ MORE
    Website: www.mountainvista.net
  • A Seasoned Professional embraces Seniors and Special Needs
    Have Salon will Travel™, provides Mobile Salon Services for those who cannot travel to a Salon. The proprietor, Sali Caquelyn, with an extensive background in the field of Cosmetology, has been working closely with the Senior Health Care Community and is a member of the Northwest Coalition for Seniors in Denver. ‘There is a growing need among individuals in the community seeking this type of service, and we are excited to fulfill this need!’ Have Salon will Travel™ provides everything from Easy Care Hair Cuts and Styling, to Manicures and Pedicures. They also bring special equipment that allows for shampooing either from a wheelchair or for someone unable to leave their bedside. Please visit the website or call 720-240-1225 for more information.
    www.HaveSalonWillTravel.com
  • September 2014 - Find a “Walk with a Doc” Event in the Denver Area
    Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer!
    Find a “Walk with a Doc” – Click Here
  • Looking for Caregiving Products & Caregiving Resources?
    Check out Shield HealthCare

    Shield Healthcare has an online store with extensive product selection, monthly reorder reminders, quick reorder process and free shipping on orders $40 or more. The website also has a wide variety of resources on caregiving to nutrition to wound and diabetes products and much more.
    Caregiver Corner – Emergency Preparedness – READ MORE
    Incontinence Insights Newsletter – READ MORE
    Website: www.ShieldHealthCare.com

September2014 & Beyond

September 2014
Find Workshops for “Grandparents of Preschool-Aged Children” with Project Learning Tree
Locations Across the Greater Denver Area & Front Range

Grandparents - Did you play outside when young, not coming inside until dinner? Are you looking for inexpensive, entertaining and educational ways to engage and excite your young grandchildren outdoors? This hands-on workshop will cover various thematic activities including snacks, literature, crafts, music, and natural materials and includes lots of “make and take” materials. Take home an easy-to-use activity guide book and music CD filled with great ideas on how to engage three to six year-olds in outdoor exploration and play, while building vocabulary and conversation skills.
View Flyer – Click Here
www.coloradoplt.org

Wednesday & Thursday in September, 4:45PM - 6:00PM
Balfour at Riverfront Park Hard Hat Tours
Location: Balfour at Riverfront Park

Address: 1590 Little Raven Suite 170 Denver, CO
Balfour Senior Living, a Louisville, Colorado-based operator of full service senior living rental communities, has announced the start of hard hat tours for people interested in living at Balfour at Riverfront Park. The community, located in downtown Denver’s premier Riverfront Park location, features design by iconic architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and is scheduled to open in September 2014. The hard hat tours are by-appointment only, and must be scheduled by contacting the leasing office at 720-360-4500. The tours will provide an exclusive opportunity to safely tour secure areas of the construction site, while enjoying a preview of apartment homes and common areas. Inquiries can be made via email to info@balfouratriverfrontpark.com or by calling 720-360-4500.
www.balfouratriverfrontpark.com

Thursdays in September 2014 - 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Sunrise T’ai-Chi and Walks in the Park
Location: Denver City Park Rosegarden

Address: 17th Ave & Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO
“Sunrise T’ai Chi in the Park” kicks off in City Park in June and continues through September. Free and open to all, the public will have an opportunity to experience for themselves the ancient mind body exercise of t’ai-chi. Program includes demonstrations and follow along activities to celebrate the health benefits of this timeless meditation in motion. T’ai-chi has shown a wide range of health benefits, including increased strength and functional mobility, flexibility, psychological well-being, sleep enhancement and increased aerobic functioning. Exploratory studies are underway on the effects of t’ai-chi on immune function, bone loss, arthritis and immune disorders. The class will meet at the City Park Rose Garden on the west side of the Museum of Nature and Science.
www.taichidenver.com

September 4, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM - 1:00AM
Grandparents’ Workshop with Colorado Project Learning Tree
Location: The Wildlife Experience

Address: 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO
Celebrate National Grandparents’ Month with this workshop designed just for grandparents. You’ll learn simple and fun ideas that will help you and your grandchildren connect with nature. This hands-on workshop will cover various thematic activities including snacks, literature, crafts, music, and natural materials and includes lots of “make and take” materials. Take home an easy-to use activity guide book and music CD filled with great ideas on how to engage three to six year-olds in outdoor exploration and play while building vocabulary and conversation skills. For adults only. Cost: $35 for one; $50 for two - includes activity guidebook and music CD.
www.coloradoplt.org

September 5, 2014 – Friday, 5:00PM – 9:00PM
The Byers-Evans House Gallery Presents 2013 Colorado Plein Air Arts Festival Winners
Location: Byers-Evans House Gallery

Address: 1310 Bannock Street, Denver CO 80204
The Byers-Evans House Gallery’s September show is an exhibition of works by Kathy Imel, Will Spear, and Rhonda McCray, winners in the Emerging Artists category of the 2013 Colorado Plein Air Arts Festival. The Colorado Plein Air Arts Festival, sponsored by the Golden Triangle Museum District, is the largest urban plein air event in the nation, and encompasses the entire state of Colorado, with select “paint-outs” at historic and scenic places around the state. The show will remain on view in the gallery through Saturday, September 27th. You are invited to a free opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in the Golden Triangle Museum District.
www.ByersEvansHouseMuseum.org

September 6, 2014 – Saturday
Amazing Aging Expo Denver
Location: Marriott DTC

Address: 4900 S. Syracuse, Denver, CO
The Amazing Aging Expo features hundreds of exhibitors all in one location. Find free samples and expert advice and great resources. Ongoing seminars happen during the day where you can hear experts in their field talk about a variety of subjects important to seniors.
www.amazingagingdenver.com

September 6, 2014 - Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Littleton Youth Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland”
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center

Address: 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO
Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Dance Academy invites you to enjoy the antics of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat as you follow Alice down the rabbit hole. Featuring a cast of sixty pre-professional dancers, beautiful scenery, gorgeous costumes, and captivating choreography, this fun-filled ballet is perfect for the whole family! Tickets go on sale in August. Tickets: $ 16-$20 children (ages 3-12); $16-$20 seniors (ages 60+), $18-$23 adults.
www.littletonyouthballet.org

September 6, 2014 – Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Who Is That In the Mirror? - Understanding Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline
Location: Westridge Recreation Center of Highlands Ranch

Address: 9659 Foothill Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO
Please join us from 11AM to 1PM for the first of a 3 part series on understanding Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Part One of Three is: “What’s Happening? - How to Understand the Disease Progression of Alzheimer’s” is on September 6th. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Juliana Young at jyoung@HomeCareAssistance.com or call 720-328-4635. This series is sponsored by Vi Highlands Ranch, Legacy Hospice, Home Care Assistance and 50 & Better Together.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
Learn more about Vi at Highlands Ranch – Click Here
Learn more about Legacy Hospice – Click Here
Learn more about Home Care Assistance of Douglas County – Click Here

September 7, 2014 - Sunday
National Grandparents Day
Location: U.S.

There are many possible sources for the Grandparents Day celebration that happens the Sunday after Labor Day. The website Time and Date has some background about the holiday. However another way to acknowledge the bond between older adults and kids is to recognize the many organizations that bring these two groups together in wonderful programs. Here is a list of a few of these organizations:
www.BessiesHope.org
www.CyberSeniorsDocumentary.com
www.GoSkip.org
www.IntergenerationDay.org
www.Spellbinders.org

September 8, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Shield HealthCare Caregiver Story Contest

Shield HealthCare recognizes the dedication and daily challenges of caregivers. Our annual caregiver story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” is a special way to honor caregivers and provide an encouraging forum to share inspiration. Whether you are a family caregiver or a home health professional, we welcome your story about the rewards of being a caregiver.
Read the stories from previous winners – Click Here
Get the Details – Click Here

September 9, 2014 – Tuesday, 11:45AM - 1:00AM
Reverse Mortgage Myths and Facts with Orion Mortgage and Don Opeka
Location: The Egg & I

Address: 799 US 287, Broomfield, CO
This presentation will cover the myths and facts of Reverse Mortgages. Everyone should understand the product even if you don’t need one now. Can’t make the event or have questions? Call 303-469-1254.
www.OrionMortgageInc.com

September 10, 2014 – Wednesday, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
GPS for Caregiving by Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA
Location: Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

Address: 6601 South Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO
Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery and Synergy HomeCare are honored to offer a half day educational event to the Denver Community. This event is designed specifically for people who are confronted by the daunting challenges of aging, illness, and end-of-life care. Topics covered include “Moral Distress: Searching for True North” and “Grief Savvy”. This half-day educational seminar is free and breakfast is provided. Please RSVP by September 8, 2014 to Tina.Kyte@dignitymemorial.com.
Learn More – Click Here
www.synergyhomecare.com
www.dignitymemorial.com

September 10, 2014 – Wednesday, 5:00PM
To The Rescue's 9 Year Anniversary in Business
Location: To The Rescue Business Office

Address: 6405 E. Ponderosa Drive, Parker CO 80138
Please join us on Wednesday, September 10th as we celebrate To The Rescue's 9 year anniversary in business! The celebration starts at 5:00PM. Bring your friends, family and neighbors. Professionals serving seniors welcomed! Food, beverages, treats and giveaways will be provided. Take a guided tour of all five facilities and be entered to win a fabulous Grand Prize! Bus tours start at 5:00PM. Ribbon cutting is at 7:00PM. For more information call 303-478-8559.
www.totherescue.net

September 10, 2014 – Wednesday, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Park Regency Thornton Evening Gala Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Location: Park Regency Thornton

Address: 12610 Hudson St, Thornton, CO 80241
Join us for an Evening Gala to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Enjoy a silent auction, music and light hors d’oeuvres on September 10th. All funds raised will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is September 20, 2014. Participants can join our team, the Park Regency Renegades.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
Learn more about Park Regency Thornton – Click Here
Learn more about Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Click Here

September 11, 2014 – Thursday, 7:00PM
Colorado Remembers 9/11 Commemoration Featuring General David H. Patraeus
Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Address: 1400 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
This event Commemorates 9/11 and addresses emerging threats to U.S. National Security. The featured speaker is General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired). The event is hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. The event is moderated by Andy Alexander, Fmr. Washington Post Ombudsman & Washington Bureau Chief for Cox News. Tickets can be purchased online. Questions? Call 303-844-4000, x4.
Learn More About the Event – Click Here
www.TheCell.org

September 11, 2014 – Thursday, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Jefferson County Council on Aging's Senior Legislative Forum
Location: Community Recreation Center of Apex

Address: 6842 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
Before you vote make an informed decision by attending this legislative forum specifically dealing with issues that impact seniors. Come meet your 2014 candidates for Federal, State and local offices. Each candidate will give a brief statement on senior issues followed by an audience question and answer. Stay after for refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the candidates face-to-face.
Register for the Event – CLICK HERE
www.jeffcocouncilonaging.org

September 12 – 14, 2014
Summerset Festival at Clement Park
Location: Clement Park, Littleton, CO

Summerset Festival was founded over 30 years ago as a way to gather the community together to say good-bye to summer – hence the name Summerset Festival. The event is the primary fundraiser of the Foothills Foundation and it has grown in size attracting over 30,000 festival-goers last year. The festival features local business and non-profit businesses serving Littleton, arts & crafts, a variety of food and refreshments and entertainment. Entertainment includes fireworks on Friday night (Sept 12th), car show on Saturday and Woof Walk and FunDay for Dogs on Sunday plus much more.
www.SummersetFest.com

September 12, 13 & 14, 2014
The 47th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Denver Mart Expo Hall

Address: 451 E. 58th Ave, Denver, CO (I-25 at Exit 215)
The 47th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show is happening on September 12th, 13th & 14th. This show is staged by members of the eight mineral, lapidary and fossil clubs of the Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council. Find special exhibits, featured presentations, over 149 dealers and scheduled events. Tickets are available at the door: Adults $6.00, Seniors (65+) $4.00, Teen $4.00 and Children 13 and under free with an adult. Cash and checks only, please. Sorry, credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
www.DenverMineralShow.com

September 14 – 20, 2014
Outside the Lines
Locations: Libraries in Colorado

Many libraries are “going outside the lines” in a week long celebration designed to get people thinking and talking about the libraries in a whole new way. “Outside the Lines” is a weeklong celebration from Sept. 14th through 20th, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Libraries across the country will be engaging with their communities in new and unexpected ways.
Learn more about Jeffco Libraries – Click Here
www.GetOutsideTheLines.org

September 15, 2014 - Monday, 1:00-2:00 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge

Address: 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the impact of 9/11. Cost: Free. Please RSVP to Keystone Place at 303-465-5600.
www.activeminds.com
Learn more about Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge – Click Here

September 16, 2014 – Tuesday, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Alzheimer’s Disease: Turning the Tide at CU Anschutz with Huntington Potter, PhD
Location: Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse

Address: 23155 E Heritage Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80016
This event entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: Turning the Tide at CU Anschutz,” features Dr. Potter who will discuss his break-through science, his work to provide Coloradans with unparalleled care and opportunities to participate in clinical trials, and the next steps in his quest to conquer Alzheimer’s. You will learn more about the clinical trials on the drug, Leukine, for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome. The Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Clinical Center at CU Anschutz, is one of the only 30 centers in the country to be nationally-recognized and funded for its expertise in research, care and advocacy and education on Alzheimer’s. Ample time will be devoted to questions. Please RSVP to MorningStar Senior Living at 303-321-3277 or 303-805-0818. This event is sponsored by MorningStar Senior Living and GoldLeaf HomeCare.
Learn more about Clinical Trial – Click Here
View Event Flyer – Click Here

September 16, 2014 – Tuesday, 11:00AM
“Moving Made Simple” Senior Seminar at The Residences at University Hills
Location: The Residences at University Hills

Address: 2775 S Brook St, Denver, CO 80222
Plan to attend the “Moving Made Simple” Senior Seminar hosted by Jackie Roberts and The Residences at University Hills. This will be an informative talk on taking the next step in downsizing and what to do after years of collecting furniture, possessions and keepsakes. If you have aging parents or you are looking to downsize, this seminar will be a great resource. Seminar is at 11:00AM with lunch and tour of The Residences at University Hills to follow. Please RSVP to The Residences at University Hills at 720-428-8869.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
Learn more about Jackie Roberts, SRES, GRI – Click Here
www.ResidencesAtUhills.com

September 16, 2014 - Tuesday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM (program at 2:30PM)
Active Minds presents: Ukraine at a Tipping Point
Location: Emeritus at Green Mountain

Address: 12791 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228
Seventy years of Soviet control of Ukraine ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union.  During that time Ukraine suffered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Recently Russia has sent troops into Ukraine in an effort to protect their interests as Ukraine has destabilized. This has dramatically escalated the crisis.  Join Active Minds as we explore this delicate situation. Cost: Free. RSVP: 303-237-5700.
www.activeminds.com
www.emeritus.com/colorado/lakewood/emeritus-green-mountain

September 16, 2014 – Tuesday, 5:00PM – 7:30PM
"Indoor" Legislative BBQ!
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Address: 15200 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401
The annual Legislative BBQ is an opportunity to build relationships and discuss key issues surrounding our community with current legislators and candidates participating in upcoming elections. Use the link to register, and please register under Seniors' Resource Center. For more information, contact Bob Timm at 303.235.6918.
Register for the Event – CLICK HERE
www.srcaging.org

September 17, 2014 - Wednesday, 1:45PM - 3:30PM (program at 2:00PM)
Active Minds presents: Brazil at Covenant Village of Colorado
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado

Address: 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the country that covers nearly half of South America: Brazil. We will examine key issues in Brazilian relations with the U.S. such as trade, energy, and the environment. Additionally, we will address the expansion of Brazilian economic influence globally under former President Lula and his successor Dilma Rousseff, the first female President of Brazil. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act. Cost: Free. RSVP: 303-515-6351. Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.
www.activeminds.com
www.covenantvillageofcolorado.org

September 18, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Seniors in September Event

The Denver Commission on Aging and Denver Office on Aging are proud to present “Seniors in September.” This event is a collaborative effort from Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver Public Library, Denver Sheriff’s Department, Denver Art Museum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Regional Council of Government, National Council on Aging, A Little Help, InnovAge and United Health Care, along with other organizations. The event will be highlighting city agencies, nonprofits and other organizations that serve older adults in the greater Denver area. Catered lunch will be served at noon. For sponsorship and attendance call Amanda Gregg – 720-913-8456.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
www.denvergov.org/aging

September 18, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM FREE
Medicare Education Event
Location: Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center

Address: 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO
This is a FREE Medicare Education Event held on September 18th. Discover the basics of Medicare. Get insights on how delaying retirement impacts your Medicare coverage. Learn the difference between types of Medicare plans. Get tips for saving money on Medicare coverage. Get answers to your questions. Refreshments will be served. Spaces fill early. Reserve your seat today. RSVP by phone or online. Call 1-866-890-2242.
www.NMEW.com

September 19 – 21, 2014
The Colorado Fall Home Show
Location: Colorado Convention Center

Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Colorado Fall Home Show is a one stop marketplace experts and ideas on how to remodel, refresh and renew your home. There will be hundreds of exhibitors along with interior designers from American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Learn more about “sustainable living” and discover the latest products to create an energy efficient home. 100% of every ticket sold is awarded in horticulture grants & scholarships across Colorado.
www.coloradogardenfoundation.org

September 20, 2014 - Saturday
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Location: Denver City Park, Denver, Colorado

This Walk is personal for the more than 60,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Colorado and the 229,000 people who provide their care. The funds raised in 2014 will go to support education, counseling, and our 24 hour Helpline all offered at no cost to families across the state and to fund research to find a cure.
Find a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Colorado– Click Here

September 20, 2014 – Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Battle of Iwo Jima told by a WWII Veteran
Location: Forney Museum of Transportation

Address: 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO
Join us at the Forney Museum of Transportation on Saturday September 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM for a lecture with World War II Veteran Jim Blane. Mr. Blane will discuss the WWII Battle of Iwo Jima, his experiences, and he will be showing some WWII artifacts. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear a personal account of this important military event!
www.ForneyMuseum.org

September 22, 2014 – Monday, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) Meeting
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living

Address: 9350 E Caley Ave, e, CO
Arapahoe County Council on Aging invites you to join us for our monthly meeting held at Caley Ridge Assisted Living. This is a great opportunity for industry minded professionals to gather, network and hear presentations by select speakers each month. Please bring your brochures and company information. Members of the community are also welcome.
www.caleyridgealf.com

September 25, 2014 – Thursday, 9:00AM – Noon
Senior Fall Prevention Health Fair hosted by St. Anthony Hospital and Seniors' Resource Center
Location: Seniors' Resource Center - Southwest

Address: 10181-B West Bowles Ave, Littleton CO 80127
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits for older adults. That's why St. Anthony Hospital and Seniors' Resource Center are teaming up to raise awareness and educate older adults on fall risks. Find Health Screening & Educational information provided by health care professionals that will help you remain in your home longer. Find Home safety display & fall prevention resources, Balance assessments by physical therapists, Nutrition & healthy eating PLUS chair massages, refreshments and great prizes!
Learn More – Click Here

September 25, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Fall Vendor and Resource Fair at Springwood
Location: Springwood Retirement Community – Courtyard

Address: 6550 Yank Way, Arvada, CO
Plan to attend the Fall Vendor and Resource Fair at Springwood Retirement Community. Admission is free and there are door prizes. Come by and meet your neighbors and a variety of vendors and local community resources. The Arvada Fire and Police will also attend.
View Event Flyer – Click Here

September 25, 2014 – Thursday
10:00AM check-in, 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - program/lunch
Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit

Location: Anthem Ranch - Aspen Community Center
Address: 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80023
The AARP Foundation in Colorado is partnering with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to present the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit on Thursday, September 25, 2014. This no-cost event provides the opportunity and education to recognize, refuse and report investment fraud through the "Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud" presentation. The presentation includes humorous video clips that are both entertaining and informative, and help reinforce the research, which covers: investment victim profile, red flags of investment fraud and strategies for refusing and reporting investment fraud. You'll also have the chance for a question and answer period with special guests John Walsh, the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Jan Zavislan, Colorado Deputy Attorney General. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Register online – Click Here

September 26, 2014 – Friday, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Open House at St Petro Secured Residential Alzheimer’s Care
Location: St Petro Secured Residential Alzheimer’s Care

Address: 7032 S Franklin St, Centennial, CO
Everyone is invited to an Open House for our new Secured Residential Assisted living. We offer Memory care in a family environment. We will provide professional services for those experiencing any stage of Alzhiemer’s disease or related diseases. We will be an InnovAge provider as well, to help provide needed services to those participants who need Memory Care. Come meet Goyan and I, as well as our house manager, Erna. To our friends who already know us, please come and get reacquainted. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. See you here!
www.AssistedLivingDenverAtStPetro.com

September 26, 2014 – Friday, 9:00AM – Noon
Senior Fall Prevention Health Fair hosted by St. Anthony Hospital and Seniors' Resource Center
Location: Seniors' Resource Center – Evergreen

Address: 5120 Highway 73, Evergreen CO 80439
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits for older adults. That's why St. Anthony Hospital and Seniors' Resource Center are teaming up to raise awareness and educate older adults on fall risks. Find Health Screening & Educational information provided by health care professionals that will help you remain in your home longer. Find Home safety display & fall prevention resources, Balance assessments by physical therapists, Nutrition & healthy eating PLUS chair massages, refreshments and great prizes!
Learn More – Click Here

September 26, 2014 – Friday, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Fun with Fashion Opening Event
Location: Lakewood Heritage Center

Address: 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood
Come have fun exploring the history of fashion at this free exhibit. Find the art of yarn, weaving, sewing, rug hooking and other textile work. This event showcases the unique ways to have fun with fashion plus highlights movements in pop culture. Free Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 26th.
www.lakewood.org/HeritageCenter

September 27, 2014 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 11:15AM
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Presents a Free Seminaqr on Understanding Dementia with Natalie Grace, Azura Memory Care and Dr. Huntington Potter, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center-Event Hall

Address: 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO 80124
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Committee is presenting a free seminar on understanding dementia. Guest speakers include Natalie Grace, Azura Memory Care, who will explain the many facets of dementia. Dr. Huntington Potter, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, will update us on new research in Alzheimer’s disease. Various community resources, including the Alzheimer’s Association and Neighbor Network, will be on hand with information on housing, caregiving, and assistance in everyday activities. This free seminar is funded by The Andrews Winslow Foundation with continental breakfast compliments of MorningStar Senior Living. Reservations are required. Register online or call 303-225-4930.
View event Flyer – Click Here
Register Now – Click Here
Learn more about Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee – Click Here

September 28, 2014 – Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Denver Death Cafe-September
Location: The Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry

Address: 8299 E. Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO
Join us for respectful, life-affirming conversation about death. It is not therapy, grief support, counseling or a workshop. There is no selling or promotion of any product or service. Confidential space free of discrimination where everyone can express views safely and comfortably. Let’s talk about death while sipping tea and enjoying delicious cake. No RSVP required.
www.facebook.com/DenverDeathCafe

September 29, 2014 – Monday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM
“Bringing Light into the Dark World of Dementia” with The Dementia Whisperer, Laura Wayman
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living

Address: 9350 E Caley Ave, Englewood, CO
Join us as Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer, presents compelling and interesting discussions on the emotional and social components of dementia care. Laura Wyman is a Licensed Gerontologist and internationally renowned Dementia expert and educator for Comfort Keepers and best-selling author of “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care.” Topics covered at this event include the difference between normal aging and dementia, what to do next when diagnosed with Dementia, solutions for better care and how to find humor along the difficult journey. This event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers. Please RSVP to 303-721-8900.
Host’s Website – www.caleyridgealf.com
Sponsor’s Website - www.ComfortKeepers.com
View Event Flyer – Click Here

October 2014

October 1, 2014 – Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
How to Navigate the Roadmap of Dementia Care
Location: Juniper Village at Aurora

Address: 11901 E. Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer will be at Juniper Village at Aurora to discuss topics such as: The difference between normal aging and dementia; How to find humor along the difficult care journey; What to do next; Solutions for better care.
www.junipercomunities.com

October 3, 2014 – Friday, 8:00AM - 1:30AM
Living in Balance in Broomfield
Location: Broomfield Community Center

Address: 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO
You are invited to the second annual Living in Balance in Broomfield event! Open to adults planning for the future or piecing it together right now. The day includes a vendor fair of local providers for information and resources, a volunteer fair and workshops focusing on nutrition, physical fitness, elder law and lifelong learning. Come for what interests you or stay for the entire day, breakfast and lunch included. For additional event information or to register, please call 303.464.5526. Pre-registration is required. Order 64003 for $8/$10 with continental breakfast & lunch or order 64006 $4 which is without continental breakfast & lunch. Transportation is available for residents 60 years of age and older by reservation only; please call 303.464.5534. In home care may be provided for your loved one, qualifications apply; please call 303.464.5529 for more information.
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October 4, 2014 – Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Who Is That In the Mirror? - Understanding Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline
Location: Highlands Ranch Library, Shae Room

Address: 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO
Please join us from 11AM to 1PM for the second of a 3 part series on understanding Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Part Two of Three is: “What Do We Do Now? - How to Keep Connection and Engagement” is on October 4th. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Juliana Young at jyoung@HomeCareAssistance.com or call 720-328-4635. This series is sponsored by Vi Highlands Ranch, Legacy Hospice, Home Care Assistance and 50 & Better Together.
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October 9, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Guest Speaker, Heeeeer’s Dusty Saunders
Location: Malley Recreation Center

Address: 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood, CO
Dusty Saunders, a life-time Denver journalist and author will share his 54 years at the “Rocky” (Rocky Mountain News), starting as a copy boy, then police reporter, city hall reporter, feature editor and covered broadcasting beat as critic and columnist. He also developed friendships with personalities and newsmen such as Bill Cosby, Tom Brokaw, Bob Hope, Peter Jennings, Mary Tyler Moore and Katie Couric to name a few. Dusty received numerous local and national honors for his work. He currently writes a Monday sports media column for the Denver Post and has written a book about his career. Come listen, ask questions and learn about world media- past, present and future. Refreshment will be offered. Tickets are $5, purchase at the Malley Front Desk or call 303-762-2660, use a credit card and we’ll hold your ticket at Will Call. Sponsored in part by: Kaiser Permanente.
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October 10, 11 & 12, 2014 – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Pumpkin Festival
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Address: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
Come celebrate fall at Pumpkin Festival hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. This three-day event is a great tradition for the entire family. Thousands of pumpkins will be ripe for the picking on the 10-acre pumpkin patch. Enjoy live music, pumpkin carving demonstrations, giant Jenga games, activities for youngsters and Vendors onsite offering festival treats. Admission information is posted on the website.
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October 21, 2014 – Tuesday, 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Fall Harvest Lunch Event at Malley Recreation Center
Location: Malley Recreation Center

Address: 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood, CO
Leaves are changing, temperatures are falling, and the crops are harvested! So, let’s celebrate FALL! Join us for a warm lunch of warm potato leek soup, chicken breast stuffed with squash and while rice, rolls and warm apple strudel. Then sit back and enjoy the entertainment of yodeler, whistler, guitar playing and singer extraordinaire the “Cowboy Vic Anderson”. Don’t miss out on the fun afternoon! Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Sponsored in part by: Wind Crest.
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October 21, 2014 – Tuesday, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Chili Cook-Off at Juniper Village at Aurora
Location: Juniper Village at Aurora

Address: 11901 E. Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO
Bring your favorite chili recipe and see if you win the title of Best Chili! All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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November 1, 2014 – Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Who Is That In the Mirror? - Understanding Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline
Location: Westridge Recreation Center of Highlands Ranch

Address: 9659 Foothill Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO
Please join us from 11AM to 1PM for the third of a 3 part series on understanding Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Part Three is: “How Do I Get Involved? Where to Find Resources” is on November 1st. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Juliana Young at jyoung@HomeCareAssistance.com or call 720-328-4635. This series is sponsored by Vi Highlands Ranch, Legacy Hospice, Home Care Assistance and 50 & Better Together.
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November 1, 2014 – Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Holiday Bazaar at Malley Recreation Center
Location: Malley Recreation Center

Address: 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood, CO
Over 90 artisans are available to choose from in your search for wonderful handmade crafts and fine art. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Invite your friends and neighbors along as you enjoy this annual Englewood tradition! Concessions are available for lunch or snacking. This is a one stop shopping event! For more information, please call Cheryl at 303-762-2660 Concessions available! For more information, please call Cheryl Adamson at 303-762-2660.
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November 8, 2014 – Saturday, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
2014 Holiday Hills Art and Craft Sale
Location: Holiday Hills Clubhouse Ballroom

Address: 2000 W 92nd Ave, Federal Heights, CO
Artists and craft persons offering painting, illustrations, drawing, jewelry, wreaths, quilted products, soaps and fragrances, garden art, sculpture, bake sale and more will be displaying their work at the 2014 Holiday Hills Art and Carft Sale. Shop for your home, office and don’t forget those holiday gifts. Free admission!

November 21 – 23, 2014
The 28th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Location: Colorado Convention Center

Address: Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The 28th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Denver November 21-23rd at the Colorado Convention Center. This festival features over 400 exhibitors and offers shoppers one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. The show has art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more. There is a large gourmet food area where visitors can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including toffee, tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights! Santa Claus makes an early appearance at the festival and is available each day for kids of all ages.
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