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September 2014 & Beyond

September 2014 – Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4:45PM - 6:00PM
Balfour at Riverfront Park Hard Hat Tours by Appointment
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. Inquiries can be made via email to info@balfouratriverfrontpark.com or by calling 720-360-4500.
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www.balfouratriverfrontpark.com

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, 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

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.
www.synergyhomecare.com
www.dignitymemorial.com

September 10, 2014 - Wednesday
Innovations in Aging Collaborative Presents the “Remarkable Aging Series:  Housing Choices and Livable Communities”
Location: Penrose House Garden Pavilion

Address: 1661 Mesa Ave, Colorado Springs.
Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC) has received funding from the City of Colorado Springs to address the major issues that are facing Baby Boomers aging in the community and new retirees moving into Colorado Springs. For September IIAC is discussing “Housing Choices and Livable Communities.” Community members and prospective residents, organizations and businesses are invited to attend. Individual tickets are $30 and include beverages and a continental breakfast.
www.innovationsinaging.org

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.
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Learn more about Park Regency Thornton – Click Here
Learn more about Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Click Here

September 11, 2014 - Thursday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Spellbinders : An Introductory Presentation of a Storytelling Program
Location: Villas at the Atrium

Address: 3350 30th Street, Boulder, CO
Join us for an informational session about Spellbinders® which is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Since ancient times storytellers have told stories to pass on wisdom, engage the imagination and foster community. Our storytelling program recreates this age-old tradition, bringing together young and old to create connections, advance literacy and enrich the lives of children and volunteers alike.
www.spellbinders.org

September 11, 2014 – Thursday, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
All in Colorado Gala Dinner with Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care
Location: University of Denver

Join us for the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care’s All in Colorado Gala Dinner to help all Coloradans live healthier, happier lives. Please, commit to attend and invite your friends. Enjoy a fabulous meal with a bunch of smart, funny, and compassionate people; hear health care expert/journalist/author/documentary filmmaker T.R. Reid talk about why,  “… locally grown health reform gives us all the best fighting chance.” Enjoy auctioneer Helena Unger as she unveils experiences you and your friends can enjoy for the best possible cause. Purchase your tickets now. If you can’t come, please do contribute to help us fund the polling, education and outreach we need to help bring smart universal health care home.
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September 18, 2014 – Monday, 10:00AM - 2:00AM
Seniors in September
Location: Denver Art Museum

Address: 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver, CO
Free Information Resource Fair for Seniors to talk with representatives and learn about services available for Denver’s older adults. Blood Pressure Check, Blood Sugar Check, Memory Assessment and Diabetic Foot Check Free Catered Lunch Sponsored by National Council on Aging at noon. Special Guest Speaker Mayor Michael B. Hancock at 1PM. Transportation provided by InnovAge. Call 720.913.8456 to RSVP and find a pick-up location near you. Free parking vouchers available for Cultural Complex Garage.
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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 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 22, 2014 – Monday, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) Meeting

Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living
Location: 9350 E Caley Ave Englewood, CO 80111
The Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) is composed of a group of seniors and  representatives of government agencies, service providers and senior organizations. ACCOA Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month (with the exception being Memorial day when it is held on the 3rd Monday and there is generally no meeting in December). Regular meetings are from 1:00PM-2:30PM at Caley Ridge Assisted Living located at 9350 E Caley Ave, Englewood. Join us as industry minded professionals gather to discuss senior issues including but not limited to transportation, housing, abuse and neglect and much more. Guest speakers come each month to present and discuss issues. Please call Debbie Hutto of Caley Ridge with any questions at 303-721-8900. Guests and newcomers are welcome.
www.caleyridgealf.com
www.accoa.info

September 23, 2014 - Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30
Joint Coalition Meeting Organized by Southwest Coalition on Aging
Location: Life Care Center of Littleton -
Website
Address: 1500 W Mineral Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
Property Contact: Jason Hubbard - Area Marketing Director - 303-795-7300
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Parking details to come.

September 24, 2014 - Wednesday, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Long-Term Care Options
Location: Louisville Public Library

Address: 951 Spruce St., Louisville, CO
Todd Stork, presenter, will help educate you on many areas of senior healthcare including care giving, "age in place" pros and cons, Medicaid spend down planning, Innovage, Assisted Living pricing, Memory Care, Geriatric Care Management, and how to find the highest level of care possible. Todd brings many years of caregiving, advocacy, and senior placement experience to others to help families plan better for our aging parents and grandparents.
No charge for a wealth of information.  Bring your questions.
www.gocarenow.com

September 27, 2014 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 11:15AM
The Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Presents a Free Seminar on Understanding Dementia
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.
Register Now – Click Here
Learn more about Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree Ad Hoc Committee – Click Here

Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 - 8:45AM to 6:30PM
Community Wealth-Building Conference:
Building a Cooperative Economy for Metro Denver
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, Colorado

Co-operate Colorado is proud to be one of the conference hosts for this important conference and invites supporters to join this impressive collection of organizers, partners, sponsors, and speakers. The conference will offer sessions for people just beginning to think about how we can build an economy that works for everyone, as well as for advanced practitioners actively engaged in creating sustainable, democratic wealth building opportunities in the Denver metro area. Co-operate Colorado supporters will have special interest in the two sessions regarding health care:
  • "Health and Community Wealth: Widening Our Vision and Our Measures" 
    Our Executive Director, Lyn Gullette, will discuss the vision for the Colorado Health Care Cooperative and participate with the other panelists in a discussion of the interconnections between health, wealth, work, and community.
  • "Direct Care Cooperatives: Their Development and Next Steps for Denver"  a
    America's largest worker-owned cooperative is a home care organization that clearly demonstrates how worker ownership can not only raise people out of poverty, but raise the standard of care.
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  • Website: www.cwbconference.org

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 2, 2014 - Thursday
The CALA Fall Convergence - "Where Private and Public Sectors Meet"
Location: Ramada Plaza Denver North

Address: 10 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80233
This is the fall CALA conference. This year’s topic is, "Where Private and Public Sectors Meet.” Members $149.99. Non- Members $199
Learn More – Click Here

October 7, 2014 – Tuesday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Latino Community Foundation of Colorado for its Annual Forum - Telling Our Story
Location: Denver Art Museum

Address: 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
Please join the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado for its Annual Forum - Telling Our Story, a day-long convening of thought-provoking educational sessions, dynamic speakers and expert panels. For more information, please contact Rachel Griego at 303.398.7403 or rgriego@rcfdenver.org.
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October 8, 2014 - Wednesday
Innovations in Aging Collaborative Presents “Remarkable Aging Series: Specialized Healthcare & Caregiving for Older Adults”
Location: TBD

Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC) has received funding from the City of Colorado Springs to address the major issues that are facing Baby Boomers aging in the community and new retirees moving into Colorado Springs. For October IIAC is discussing “Specialized Healthcare & Caregiving for Older Adults.” Community members and prospective residents, organizations and businesses are invited to attend. Individual tickets are $30 and include beverages and a continental breakfast. More details will be posted on the website closer to the date of the event. For more information contact RoMa Johnson at roma@innovationsinaging.org or Beth Roalstad at beth@innovationsinaging.org.
www.innovationsinaging.org

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.
View Event Flyer – Click Here

October 15, 2014 - Wednesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
American Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Colorado (ACBCO) presents…
Raisin’ Cane Walk-a-Thon

Location: Mini Walk-a-Thon Downtown Denver
Join us for a fun and illuminating mini walk-a-thon through the streets of Downtown Denver culminating in a super “Happy Hour” celebration. Sighted participants will be blindfolded and will negotiate the 7 block jaunt starting at the historic West steps of the State Capitol building with the use of a white cane and sighted guide. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, work mates, to pledge their support to ACBCO and qualify for great prizes. In addition, local artists will compete for prizes in the great Raisin’ Cane Tactile Art Contest. Details & Registration will be available online when we are closer to the event. There are Sponsorship Opportunities available now – call Tom at 303-831-0117 x4. 100% of proceeds raised will be allocated to ACBCO’s Sight for Seniors Program that helps seniors adapt and adjust to vision loss so that they may remain independent and active with their families, friends and within the community.
View Event Flyer - Click Here
www.acbco.org

October 25, 2014 – Saturday
11th Annual Intergenerational Bessie’s Hope Bowl-A-Thon
Location: Across Denver Metro Area

Plan to participate in the 11th Annual Intergenerational Bessie’s Hope Bowl-A- Thon. Bowlers collect pledges and can create a campaign page. This is a wonderful intergenerational event that supports Bessie’s Hope. Bowling locations include Brunswick Zone in Westminster, AMF Littleton Lanes and AMF Monaco Lanes in Denver.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
View Sponsor Flyer - Click Here
www.bessieshope.org

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.
View Event Flyer – Click Here

November 9, 2014 – Wednesday
Senior Summit: Living Well/Aging Well in Douglas County

Location: Philip S. Miller Building, Commissioners’ Hearing Room
Address: 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, Colorado
This event will share newly-released data projecting the growing population of older adults in Douglas County and how our aging population affects local governments and businesses. Topics will include housing and transportation, to health care and other community services. The event will cover what the older adults are saying are the positives and challenges of living and aging in Douglas County. Keynote Speaker is Jayla Sanchez Warren, Director of Area Agency on Aging for the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
Learn More about Douglas County Senior Summit - Click Here

December 4, 2014 - Thursday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
2014 Denver Senior Coalitions Holiday Party
Location: InnovAge Cody Center - Website

Address: 8405 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood, 80227
The Southwest Coalition on Aging is organizing the Holiday Gathering for 2014. More details to come about this year's Holiday fundraiser.
Parking Instructions: Parking is available in front and rear of building; street parking also available (although NOT Colo Christian Univ lots)

Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events from Active Minds for Seniors
Our mission is to expand lives and minds with community based educational programs for older adults. We offer on-site seminars, thought-provoking content objectively presented and facilitated discussions that promote community. Visit our website to review current events in the Denver area.
www.activemindsforseniors.com/events.html

Ongoing Events for the Alzheimer's Association - Colorado Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter has ongoing educational events and fundraisers throughout Colorado. Their website has a searchable calendar to find both types of events.
Search for Educational Events
Learn more about Alzheimer's Association Fundraisers

Consumer Events & Colorado Front Range Consumer eNewsletter
Find CONSUMER events in Denver, Northern Colorado and along the Colorado Front Range for older adults and seniors at Seniors Resource Guide.com. Note the monthly CONSUMER oriented eNewsletter archived on these pages. Use the link on these pages to submit your consumer oriented event.
Seniors Resource Guide - Denver
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