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December 9, 2013 - Monday, 9:30AM
Non-Partisan "Senior Lobby" Training Class
from Colorado Senior Lobby

Location: Volunteers of America
Address: 2660 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
On December 9th at 9:30 Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) will have a Non-Partisan "Senior Lobby" Training and Orientation Program. All CSL members and non-members are welcome and can participate. This training class will involve how to communicate with your legislators.
Learn more at Colorado Senior Lobby Website - Click Here

December 10, 2013 - Tuesday
Colorado Gives Day 2013
When: 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, 12-10-13
Last year, Coloradans made an astonishing show of support for local nonprofits by donating $15.4 million in just 24 hours. A total of $15.7 million was distributed to the nonprofits, thanks to additional contributions from the FirstBank Incentive Fund. Donate online through the website.

December 10, 2013 - Tuesday, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Springwood Retirement Holiday Open House
Address: 6550 Yank Way, Arvada, CO 80004
You're invited to a Holiday Open House at the Springwood Retirement Campus. Enjoy musical entertainment, holiday refreshments, and tours of the community. The Open House is on December 10th from 4:30-6:00pm. Please RSVP to 303-424-6550.

December 12, 2013 - Thursday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Holiday Celebration 2013 at Western Hills Care Center
Location: Western Hills Care Center
Address: 1625 Carr St, Lakewood, CO 80124
Plan to attend Life Care Centers of America Holiday Celebration 2013 with The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Eight Days of Hanukkah. Join in on celebrating the holiday season and learn more about Life Care Communities while they fill your stockings or Hanukkah bags with care! This event is co-sponsored by: Briarwood Healthcare Center, Life Care of Evergreen, Villa Manor Care Center and Western Hills Health Care Center. Please RSVP to 303-232-6881.

December 12, 2013 - Thursday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Northglenn Heights Holiday Gala & Open House
Location: Northglenn Heights Assisted Living
Address: 11475 Pearl St, Northglenn, CO 80233
Plan to attend the Northglenn Heights Holiday Gala & Open House. Event features entertainment by The Crystal Swing Band, hors d'oeuvres and holiday cocktails. They will be transforming the main dining room into a Winter Wonderland Gala! Come ready to enjoy scrumptious treats. No Cost to Attend. Event is Open to Residents, Families and Professionals. No RSVP required. Have questions? Call 303-452-0501

December 17, 2013 - Tuesday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Holiday Open House at Garden Plaza of Aurora
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO
Holiday Open House featuring Dr. Murphy and members from the Colorado Symphony. Dr. Murphy will present at 3:00PM and we will have local vendors to do last minute holiday shopping! Treats and beverages will be provided! RSVP TO JOIN US SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER!!!

Be sure to look for the links on the News & Event pages to "Holiday Light Extravaganzas" that make
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News Highlights
Every Saturday and Sunday in December 2013, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Open House Weekends at Balfour Retirement Community
for Assisted Living and Independent Living Locations
Every Saturday and Sunday in December Balfour Retirement Community is having Open House Weekends at the Assissted Living and Independent Living properties. Drop in for Community Tours and refreshments. Call 303-926-6400 for more information.
Location: Balfour Retirement Community Assisted Living
Address: 1855 Plaza Dr. Louisville, CO
Location: Balfour Independent Living
Address: 1331 E. Hecla Dr. Louisville, CO

Libretto Apartments, Brighton, Colorado
Libretto Apartments is a joint venture development between Hendricks Communities, LLC and the Brighton Housing Authority. The Libretto Dedication Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 9:30am to 11:00am in the Libretto Community Center.

Green House Project Comes to Mirasol Senior Living Community
The final phase of construction at Mirasol Senior Living Community has broken ground. Instead of the typical assisted living facility, this project will incorporate a new movement in senior care called "The Green House Project" - Learn More
Learn more about The Green House Project - Click Here

HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care is Open
Location: 6383 East Girard Place, Denver, CO 80222
The new Spectrum Retirement Community called HighPointe Assisted Living and Memory Care is open. Located at the northeast corner of East Hampden Avenue and I-25, the new four story high-rise offers both city and mountain views and is specifically designed to offer assisted living and dementia/memory care. For more information call 720-644-8811.
Event Highlights
December 2013
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At a glance you will find ...
Dec - "Santa in Georgetown Train Ride"
Dec - "Holiday Lights Train Ride" Georgetown Loop
Dec - Holiday Art Market at Foothills Arts Center
Dec - Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
Dec - Downtown Denver Holiday Lights in Denver
Dec - "Paint the Town in Denver This Season" - Holiday Events Denver
Dec 4 - Colorado Hebrew Chorale Festival of Lights
Dec 5 - Clare Bridge Crossings Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Dec 9 - Non-Partisan "Senior Lobby" Training Colorado Senior Lobby
Dec 10 - Colorado Gives Day 2013
Dec 13-14 - Hammond's Candy Cane Festival
Dec 15 - Denver Death Cafe December
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve

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At a glance you will find ...
Dec 4 - Mountains: Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Presentation Balfour
Dec 6&8 - College of Music's Choirs, Orchestra, Ensembles & Soloists
Dec 6 - Balfour Presents 10th Mountain Division WW2 Mountain Skiers
Dec 9 - Non-Partisan "Senior Lobby" Training Class Colo Senior Lobby
Dec 9 - Colorado Gives Day Annual Reception & Fund Raiser for Stahl
Dec 9 - Active Minds: The GI Bill Presentation at The Lodge at Balfour
Dec 10 - Colorado Gives Day 2013
Dec 11 - Sylvan Supper - Free Holiday Dinner Hover Manor
Dec 20 - 6Th Annual Interstate Cowboy Christmas Ball

More Colorado Springs Events - Click Here
At a glance you will find ...
Dec - Electric Safari
Dec 10 - Colorado Gives Day 2013

More Pueblo Events - Click Here
At a glance you will find ...
Dec - ElectriCritters Holiday Light Extravaganza at Pueblo Zoo
Dec - THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride with Durango & Silverton
Dec 3 - Living with Atrial Fibrillation Parkview Medical Center
Dec 8 - Pueblo Zoo Zoolala Fundraiser at Park East Restaurant
Dec 10 - Colorado Gives Day 2013

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