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This September join a local "Walk to End Alzheimer's"
The "Walk to End Alzheimer's" is one of the main fundraisers for the Alzheimer's Association. The funds raised go towards education, counseling, the Alzheimer's Association's 24-hour helpline and to finding a cure. Visit the Alzheimer's Association's website and review the resources ranging from learning about Alzheimer's, to living with Alzheimer's, the latest research, resources for families and much more.
Find a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in your Community - Click Here

September 7, 2013 - Saturday, 4:00PM - 8:30PM
Aged to Perfection Gala Fundraiser
Location: Hudson Gardens
Address: 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
Colorado craft breweries and wineries, accompanied with food pairing, will be featured. Join us for a Colorado style AGED TO PERFECTION evening. Have fun and make a difference. All proceeds will benefit SRC, and the thousands of seniors in our community who are assisted each year through our multi-program approach to aging well.
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September 6, 13, 20 & 27 & October 4th
A Series on Hospice and How to Stay in Charge of your Life when it Matters Most
Location: Milliken Senior Center, 1101 Broad St, Milliken, CO
Plan to attend this educational series on Hospice. We will be covering topics such as Critical Conversations: Planning your End-of-Life Decisions, If I Can't Talk and How Will They Know What I Need?
Get details on Northern Colorado News & Events - Click Here

September 10, 2013 - Tuesday, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Senior Gems-New Perspective on Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Location: Malley Center, 3380 S Lincoln Street, Englewood, CO
Senior Helpers Senior Gems program makes understanding the activity needs of loved ones at various stages of dementia easy to understand and easy to implement. Activities are planned in the following 4 categories: productive, leisure, self-care& wellness and restorative.
Get details on Denver News & Events - Click Here

September 28, 2013
Amazing Aging Expo - Denver
Location: Marriott DTC, Denver, CO
Learn from the best! Attend seminars throughout the day and get advice from experts in their field on financial, legal, health & wellness, home improvement, travel, leisure, technology and much more. The Amazing Aging Expo features over 200 exhibitors with many offering special deals, free samples & expert advice. Register early for gift bag. Parking is free and courtesy shuttles available compliments of InnovAge.

October 10, 2013 - Thursday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Parkview Medical Center Presents Spirit of Women - Fundamentally Female Event
Location: Colorado State University, Pueblo, CO
Join the Parkview Medical Center for a fabulous Fall lunch; a presentation by inspirational speaker and author, Renee Rongen; exclusive shopping event with our Spirit of Women Business Reward Partners; Screenings provided by Parkview Mobile Nurses; and informative breakout sessions on specific healthcare topics relating to women. Fundamentally Female is valued at $113, but is being offered to Spirit of Women members at a discounted cost of $25. Non-members are welcome to come for $35.
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October 11, 2013
Pathways to Wisdom Senior Resource Day
Location: Bucks Community Recreation Center
Address: 2004 W. Powers Ave, Littleton, CO
Seniors and their families attend this free event to learn about resources related to healthy aging, enjoy free food and prize drawings. Service providers, local business and organizations will be available to share information regarding their products and services. In 2012, 600+ seniors and their families attended this event. This fair is organized by the Arapahoe County on Aging - Learn More

Article Highlights
Choosing Home Care Services that Meet your Needsarticlehighlights
Article submitted by Marco D. Chayet of Chayet & Danzo, LLC, and the past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Marco Chayet can be reached at 303-355-8500.

"Making the decision to hire a home care service to provide care for your loved one is an important decision and can, at the same time, be very difficult. If an illness or recovery from surgery requires nursing care or physical therapy, a physician may order skilled home care services that provide both skilled providers and personal aides. Your decision is then based on the obvious medical determinations made ..."

Take a Survey about Residential Living Preferences for Older Adults
Article submitted by Red Energy Public Relations, Colorado Springs for Asante Living. Asante Living has plans for two active adult apartment community locations in Colorado - one at First & Main Town Center in Colorado Springs and the other within Centerra, a 3,000 acre master planned community in Loveland. They would like your opinion about residential living preferences for older adults and seniors.

COLORADO SPRINGS - "We appreciate you taking time to participate in this survey, providing your residential living preferences and whether you have a current or future interest in enhancing, yet simplifying, your lifestyle by moving to an active adult lifestyle apartment community. We hope to gather valuable information from your responses in order to create an exceptional living experience for this 65-plus ..."

It's always too soon to have the conversation
until it's too late

Article submitted by Kim Mooney, Director of Community Education for TRU Community Care (formerly HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties). To learn more about The Conversation Project visit their website and download a copy of "The Conversation Starter Kit."

"It's always too soon to have the conversation until it's too late."
"Confused? According to Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, we often look at and talk about end-of-life care and dying in this perplexing way. It's easy to say that we're a death-denying society. And as we find ourselves needing end-of-life care ..."

My Dream
Article submitted by Joy C. Davidson, owner of Joyful Transitions, LLC. Joy can be reached at 720-244-2660.

"The Dementia Friendly Community Movement. Sound familiar? Probably not. This movement is very strong in England, Ireland, and Scotland, while in the United States there is little awareness ..."

Event Highlights
September & October 2013
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At a glance you will find ...
Sept 6, 7 & 8 - Colorado Fall Home Show
Sept 7 - Aged to Perfection Gala Fundraiser
Sept 7 - Freedom Festival & Doggie Plunge
Sept 8 - Denver Death Caf
Sept 9 - National Assisted Living Week with Juniper Village
Sept 10 - Senior Gems Perspective on Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Sept 10 - Techniques for Successful Dementia Care Interactions
Sept 11 - Confused About Medicare? Presentation
Sept 11 - Seven Steps to Senior Health and Wellness
Sept 11 - Dementia Support Group Sponsored by SolAmor Hospice
Sept 12 - Social Security: Getting The Most Out Of Your Benefits
Sept 13-15 - Summerset Festival at Clement Park
Sept 14 Centennial "Dog Days"
Sept 14 - Dementia Support Group Sponsored by SolAmor Hospice
Sept 17 - Reverse Mortgage Lunch & Learn with Orion Mortgage
Sept 24 - Open House Celebration at Almost Like Home!
Sept 24 - Meaningful Activities for Positive Dementia Care
Sept 26 - The Betty Proctor Fund Luncheon
Sept 27 - Movie and a Martini - Bottle Shock at The Wildlife Experience
Sept 28 - Wildlife Art and Wine at The Wildlife Experience
Sept 28 - Amazing Aging Expo - Denver
Oct 2 - Reverse Mortgage Lunch & Learn with Orion Mortgage
Oct 3 - The Basics of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's & Dementia
Oct 4 - Living in Balance in Broomfield
Oct 9 - Dementia Support Group Sponsored by SolAmor Hospice
Oct 10 - Drop-In Grief & Loss Group VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Oct 11 - Pathways to Wisdom Senior Resource Day
Oct 12 - Dementia Support Group Sponsored by SolAmor Hospice

More Northern Colorado Events - Click Here
At a glance you will find ...
Sept 6, 13, 20 & 27 and Oct 4 - Series on Hospice & Staying in Charge
Sept 7 - Toby Gallegos & The Guitar Society at The Lodge at Balfour
Sept 7 - Symposium on Contemplative Aging at Willow Farm
Sept 9 - Active Minds at The Lodge at Balfour
Sept 11 - Solution for Ankle Arthritis: Total Ankle Replacement
Sept 11 - Free Nordic Walking Clinic from Hudson Companies
Sept 19 - Balfour Senior Living Presents: Healthy Nutrition as You Age
Sept 20 - Feng Shui Presentation at Balfour
Sept 20 - Loveland Oktoberfest
Sept 25 - Dinner and a Movie with FOCUS Reentry
Oct 3 - Active Minds at The Carillon
Oct 4 - Living in Balance in Broomfield
Oct 7 - Active Minds presents: Germany at Sunrise at Flatirons
Oct 12 - Natural Transitions Film Festival Plus Day One

More Colorado Springs Events - Click Here
At a glance you will find ...
Sept 12 - Asante Living Hosting a Senior-Living Focus Group
Sept 22 - John Wayne Impersonator at Hilltop Baptist Church
Sept 21 - Walk to End Alzheimer's Colorado Springs
Oct 12-13 - Colorado Springs Women's Living Expo
Nov 8-10 - Holiday Food & Gift Festival of Colorado Springs

More Pueblo Events - Click Here
At a glance you will find ...
Sept 7 - Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk in Pueblo
Oct 10 - Parkview Medical Center presents Spirit of Women
Oct 10 - Parkview Medical Center Spirit of Women Evening Event
Article Archive
September 2013 Articles
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  • It's always too soon to have the conversation until it's too late
  • Announces Rebranding to
  • My Dream
  • Questions to Ask the Senior Care Provider You Interview
  • Serving Seniors and Preserving a Beloved Oak Tree
  • Take a Survey about Residential Living Preferences for Older Adults  
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