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January 16, 2014 - Thursday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Grand Opening Celebration Open House
Location: Clare Bridge Highlands Ranch
Address: 9160 South University Boulevard , Highlands Ranch, CO
Join us as we roll out the red carpet for the Grand Opening of the new Clare Bridge Crossings community at Clare Bridge Highlands Ranch! Meet our leadership team and staff as we celebrate the opening of Brookdale's newest senior living solution designed to meet the needs of those living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

January 23, 2014 - Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Navigating Your Retirement Options at Garden Plaza of Aurora
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora Senior Living Community
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave., Aurora, CO
Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch and conversation hosted by our residents! You'll learn about the variety of Senior Living options available to suit your needs. Please RSVP as space is limited!! 303-750-0820. Garden Plaza of Aurora is an Independent Living and Assisted Living facility located in Aurora near Denver, Colorado.

January 23, 2014 - Thursday, 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Caregiver Connections Fair of Castle Rock
Hosted by Azura Memory Care

Location: Azura Memory Care
Address: 864 Barranca Drive, Castle Rock, CO
This free educational event is geared toward family and professional caregivers looking to gain insight into dementia and ways to successfully navigate the journey of caring for someone with memory loss. "Our goal is provide a time for caregivers to connect, relax and gain information that will help them now and in the future," explained Natalie Grace, Executive Director for Azura Memory Care. The Fair will feature community resources booths, refreshments, music and memorable engagements, while providing access to outstanding presentations and knowledgeable speakers. The keynote address at 12:00 pm will feature Dr. Huntington Potter, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Programs in the Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Center for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado, who will be discussing the "Quest to Conquer Alzheimer's." There is no cost to attend the Fair, but a 'free will' donation will be collected with all monies going to the Alzheimer's Association and dementia research. Attendees who RSVP to Tammi at Azura Memory Care by calling 720-708-4475 by Tuesday, January 21 will receive a free gift. However, walk-ins are also welcome!
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February 6, 2014 - Thursday, Starts 6:00PM, Dinner at 7:00PM
7th Annual Dinner in the Dark Fundraiser for American Council of the Blind of Colorado - ACBCO
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver
This is a charity event benefiting seniors with low vision. Did you know that one in three individuals age 65 will have a degenerative eye disease that causes vision loss? Cocktails and silent auction starting at 6:00PM, Dinner at 7:00PM. Event is presented by ACBCO and the Hyatt Regency Denver. Close your eyes and open your senses as you embark upon a journey when all of the lights go down as dinner begins. Sleep shades and visual impairment simulators will be available to heighten the "dark" experience for those who truly want to "see" what it's like to be blind or visually impaired. You'll be entertained by our host Reggie Rivers who will serve as our auctioneer for some fabulous items. Songstress Karen Karsh and her band will delight you with their music and your support will help ACBCO continue to serve hundreds of seniors in need of assistance to remain living as an independent, active member of their families, with friends and in the community! Make your reservations today - 100% of the proceeds will go to the "Sight for Seniors Program"! Tickets are: Single: $100, Couple: $180, ACBCO Member 10%. Table Sponsorships Available!

February 6, 2014 - Thursday, 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Jane W. Barton Book Signing at Tattered Cover Book Store Presenting, "Caregiving for the GENIUS"
Location: Tattered Cover Book Store - Website
Address: 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO
You are invited to share an inspirational evening with Jane W. Barton, author of "Caregiving for the GENIUS." Listening to Jane's stories, you will experience caregiving from the inside out. You will understand what it feels like to be a caregiver or care receiver. Caregiving is a universal concern today. Sooner or later, you will be called to care for a loved one - An aging parent, An ill spouse, partner, friend, or child. And ultimately, you will need additional care. Are you prepared to provide care? To receive care? These are important questions to consider before the caregiving crisis lands on your front porch. "Caregiving for the GENIUS" offers you the motivation, inspiration, and education necessary to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to caregiving. Prepare to care-pure genius! Learn more about Jane Barton at her website Cardinal Life, LLC.

February 8, 2014 - Saturday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM
The Healthy Living Expo - Live - Work - Play in Colorado
Location: Douglas County Events Center
Address: 500 Fairgrounds Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104
This is Colorado's largest expo focused on enjoying Colorado! From resources on living, working and playing in Colorado to educational, interactive exhibits and presentations, this is an event for the entire family.

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More about Caregiver Connections of Castle Rock Hosted by Azura Memory Care on January 23, 2014
and their Keynote Speaker

The keynote address at 12:00PM will feature Huntington Potter, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Programs in the Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Center for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado, who will be discussing the "Quest to Conquer Alzheimer's." If you have not heard about this research group plan to attend. Here is a link to a Press Release about when the renowned scientist joined CU School of Medicine and their Alzheimer's Research and Care Team - CLICK HERE
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Want to know more about what the Colorado Legislation is doing for Seniors? Join Colorado Senior Lobby!
Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, all volunteer organization, that speaks with a unified voice for all Coloradoans, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. The Lobby focuses on issues and promotes beneficial legislation, while remaining strictly non-partisan and not supporting any specific political party or candidate.
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Check out Shield Healthcare's website. They have an online store with extensive product selection, monthly reorder reminders, quick reorder process and free shipping on orders $40 or more.
Check out "Liz Knows Medicare"
Liz Tredennick is an independent, fee-based Medicare counselor. Liz's services are much like a financial planner's who charges a fee to help develop a financial plan however Liz does not sell any Medicare products. Liz's goal is to help make Medicare simple for beneficiaries to understand, so they can make the most of their Medicare coverage. She has spoken to hundreds of community organizations and worked with thousands of people over the past eight years.
Event Highlights
January-February 2014
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At a glance you will find ...
Jan 11-26 - National Western Stock Show
Jan 13, 20 & 27 - Colorado Senior Lobby Legislature Meeting
Jan 16 - Lunch and Learn Presentation GrandView of Roxborough
Jan 16 - Lunch and Learn Presentation GrandView of Roxborough
Jan 16 - Grand Opening Celebration Clare Bridge Highlands Ranch
Jan 19 - Denver Death Café
Jan 23 - Navigating Your Retirement Options at Garden Plaza of Aurora
Jan 23 - Caregiver Connections Fair of Castle Rock Azura Memory Care
Jan 27 - Understanding the Affordable Care Act Cherry Creek Retirement
Jan 29 - Lunch and Learn Presentation GrandView of Roxborough
Feb 6 - Annual Dinner in the Dark Fundraiser ACBCO
Feb 6 - Jane W. Barton Book Signing at Tattered Cover Book Store
Feb 8 - The Healthy Living Expo - Live - Work - Play in Colorado
Feb 13 - Caregiving Tips: Successful Communication Juniper Village
Feb 14 - Love is in the Air at Juniper Village Juniper Village
Feb 14 - 17 - The Great Backyard Bird Count
Feb 15 - 23 - Colorado Garden & Home Show

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At a glance you will find ...
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Assisted Living Open House Weekends at Balfour Retirement Community
Location: Balfour Retirement Community

Every Saturday and Sunday in January, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Independent Living Open House Weekends at Balfour Independent Living
Location: Balfour Independent Living

Jan 17 - Balfour Senior Living Presents: Helping People ...
Jan 27 - Death Café at Vic'
Feb 2 - "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Obstacles to Dying in Peace
Feb 26 - Spellbinders Intergenerational Literacy Program

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At a glance you will find ...
Jan - New Vision Network (all ages) from Independence Center
Jan 25 - Balanced and Fit for 2014 with The Bridge Assisted Living
Jan 28 - "Get Active!" Senior Fitness Fair The Inn at Garden Plaza
Save the Date!
June 7 - Boomer & Beyond Expo "Purple Mountain Majesty"

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At a glance you will find ...
Jan 28 - Senior Service Network Meeting of Pueblo

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