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“Where to go, what to do?” in Denver, Colorado

Article submitted by Maureen Wells, author of Ageless Outings. Maureen has enjoyed escorting cognitively and physically handicapped seniors via her Daytripping program since 1997.

Many of us who live in the Denver area find ourselves looking for places to go that are fun, safe and appropriate for seniors. Maureen Wells’ guidebook Ageless Outings has the answers for those questions of “where to go and what to do”. Over a period of 15 years, Maureen has escorted seniors on 1900 Daytrips in the Front Range area, including historic, cultural, scientific and scenic drives of interest. The book was initially created in response to numerous family members asking her for a list of “all those great places you have taken Mom”.

Now in its 3rd edition, Ageless Outings offers a well-organized description of over 200 go-to locations. Among the helpful details are if there are stairs, the length of the tours, driving directions, suggested restaurants, admission costs and any special advisements. Over half of the outings listed are free! Ageless Outings is also a great resource for out-of-town guests. Maureen’s hairdresser’s father sits with his grandson and together select one of the destinations for their next outing.

Ageless Outings is available in both a printed and electronic version at and also at several locations: Tattered Cover Book Store, The Wildlife Experience, Littleton History Museum, Colorado Alzheimer’s Association, Boulder Book Store.

Posted October 2013 on