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2015 eNews & Events
April 2015

Winter Weather Alerts
As we approach the winter months, if we have to cancel a meeting due to bad weather we will post that information on this web page.

April 2015
Renew your Denver Senior Coalition Membership for Next Year
It is that time to renew your member ship for 2015. Applications are posted on this website and you can now pay by credit card. If you have questions about membership contact one of the Membership Directors. Also if you want some good reasons on why to renew, view all the great speakers and meetings we have had in 2014 - Visit our 2014 Past Meetings web page - Click Here.
Join for 2015 - Click Here
Learn more about East Coalition for Senior Services - Click Here
Learn more about Northwest Denver Council for Seniors - Click Here
Learn more about Southwest Coalition on Aging - Click Here

April & May 2015
9Health Fair is Back for 2015
The 9Health Fair offers an opportunity to check of your health with a variety of medical tests and health screenings. Visit the website to find 9Health Fair dates and locations near you.
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April 1, 2015 - Wednesday
Senior Day at The Capitol
Location: Old Supreme Court Chambers, The Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Senior Lobby 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. Members receive the monthly newsletter with updates on bills, state regulations, or administrative actions and articles that may be of importance to older adults. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Senior Day at The Capitol and join Colorado Senior Lobby for 2015 to stay current with what is happening in the Colorado Legislature in regard to seniors and organizations that serve seniors.
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April 2, 2015 - Thursday
An Evening of Music & Magic - A Benefit for Bessie's Hope
Location: Marriott Denver Tech Center

Address: 4900 South Syracuse St, Denver, CO
Plan to attend a special benefit filled with music, magic and more! LaFawn Biddle will receive the Bessie's Hope Community Angel Award during an evening. From the silent auction to the dine with complimentary wine, live auction and award presentation to the music and magic entertainment featuring Leanard E. Barrett, Jr., award-winning singer and actor plus Mark Robinson, nationally renowned comedian and magician. Plan to attend and support this great organization. Tickets available online. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Linda Holloway at 303-830-9037.
Learn more about Bessie's Hope - Click Here
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View Sponsor Levels - Click Here
View Event Flyer - Click Here

April 9, 2015 – Thursday, 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Active Aging EXPO! At Malley Senior Recreation Center
Location: Malley Senior Recreation Center
Address: 3380 S. Lincoln St. Englewood, CO 80113

Plan to attend the 1st Active Aging Expo for seniors, boomers and adults at the Malley Senior Recreation Center. Meet more than 40 agencies that provide nutrition, wellness, health, active aging programs, aging in place, where to get pampered, local community services, volunteer opportunities, safety and much more. Fun demos on art, computers and fitness will be shared. Professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with a multitude of information to go home with. Refreshments included.
Learn more - Click Here

April 11, 2015 – Saturday, 4:00PM – Midnight
Jackie’s Journey
Location: Landmark Aviation Hanger
Address: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
11705 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO 80021

Longtime member of the Denver Senior Coalitions, Jackie Roberts was diagnosed a few weeks with MDS, a condition that will become acute leukemia if she does not have a bone marrow transplant. The mother of two awesome teenagers and real estate broker in the Metro Denver area for 23 years, she is scheduled to have the transplant in the next 4 to 6 weeks. Her insurance will only cover 80% of her treatment. Come support Jackie for a night of food, fun and friends. The night will entail dinner, dessert and drinks to raise funds to help Jackie cover her medical bills and other living expenses while she is recovering. There will be raffles, silent and live auctions, and a dance floor to enjoy the night.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
View Jackie's Letter - Click Here
Can’t attend but want to make a donation – Visit Jackie’s GoFundMe Page

April 13, 2015 - Monday
Unique Lives Presentation with Linda Ronstadt & Living with Parkinson's Disease
Location: Seawell Grand Ball Room
Address: 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204

Unique Lives & Experiences is a Women's Lecture Series, designed to motivate, challenge and enlighten anyone with an open mind and a strong desire to learn from the personal experiences of distinguished speakers. This event features Linda Ronstadt discussing Living with Parkinson's Disease.
Learn More - Click Here

April 14, 2015 - Tuesday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Meet and Greet date for Briarwood Health Care Center
Location: Briarwood Health Care Center
Address: 1440 Vine Street, Denver, CO  80206

The Meet and Greet date for Briarwood Health Care Center is Tuesday, April 14th from 1-2. These will now be offered on a quarterly basis. This is your opportunity to speak with our discharge planning team without an appointment! We will have 2 tables set up, we will place you with one so everyone can have a chance to provide us with education. Please limit your sales call to 2-3 minutes. What makes your company different! It is also a great time to network with other professionals, please feel free to invite anyone that would like to meet our team. Please RSVP to Sheri Lee Fowler at 303-378-5813.
www.lcca.com

April 16, 2015 – This event is Rescheduled to April 23, 2015
The Groundbreaking of Seven Stones Chatfield
Location: Seven Stones Chatfield

Address: 9635 N Rampart Range Rd, Littleton, CO 80125
You are invited to a very special celebration. Attend this event and share the vision for a cemetery unlike any other, as we unveil plans and celebrate the groundbreaking of the first new cemetery in Douglas County in more than a hundred years.
www.DiscoverSevenStones.com

April 16, 2015
National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. Check out the video that is posted on the website.
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April 16, 2015 - Thursday, 7:30AM - 4:30PM
Redefining Care: Cultural and Generational Diversity
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church

Address: 4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills, CO 80113
Join us for a day of skills-based learning for social work professionals, graduate-level social work students, chaplains and volunteers. This is a collaboration of Life Quality Institute and Kaiser Permanente presented by SynAptiv, Next Generation Learning. Registration is $89 for professionals and $79 for students and volunteers. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and up to 6.5 hours of continuing education credit from NASW-Colorado Chapter. Register Online now to take advantage of early-bird registration fees. (Fees increase $20/pp. after March 24, 2015.) Exhibit Space Still Available. Please call Nancy Hallowell at 720-460-4152 for more information.
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April 18, 2015 - Saturday
Salute to Seniors with the Colorado Gerontological Society
Location: Colorado Convention Center
Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

The Salute to Seniors is Colorado’s largest senior expo, with information, resources, live entertainment, games, prizes and more! In addition to entertainment, the Salute provides Colorado's seniors and their families with information and tools to live healthy and independent lives. With over 100 exhibit booths every year, the best Colorado has to offer is on display! Exhibitors come from all industries, including health insurance, housing, concierge services, home repair, leisure and recreation and more. Special exhibits offer attractions like health screenings, yoga classes, bingo games, and classic cars.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

April 18, 2015 - Saturday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
SAGE of the Rockies Tea Dance
Location: Charlie's Denver
Address: 900 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Save the Date for SAGE of the Rockies Tea Dance from 1pm-4pm. Join us at Charlie's for a great afternoon of music, light hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and door prizes to benefit SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) of the Rockies. $10 suggested donation at the door.
www.glbtcolorado.org

April 19, 2015 - Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Denver Death Cafe
Location: Porter Place
Address: 1001 E. Yale, Denver, CO

Join us for respectful, life-affirming conversations about death and end-of-life concerns on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3:00PM - 4:30PM at Porter Place, 1001 E. Yale Avenue, Denver, CO 80210. It is an open format, facilitated dialogue rather than grief support or counseling. Open to all lifestyles, faiths and religions. Event is free with complimentary refreshments. Questions?
Contact Anita Larson, Facilitator & Family Celebrant via email - Click Here
Learn more about the event - Click Here

April 22, 2015 - Wednesday, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
HFA 2015 Living with Grief program The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Location: Hotel Elegante
Address: 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

When the diagnosis is Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, grief doesn’t wait for death. Grieving can begin before a formal diagnosis or in the doctor’s office when patients and families receive confirmation of illness. Through a combination of candid, compelling interviews and unscripted in-studio discussions, experts will identify how medical and social service professionals can best improve care for patients, families and themselves while coping with loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.
Early registration is encouraged. Limited seating.
Preregistration fee $20.00; $25.00 at the door. CE credits available.  
Please contact Theresa Wiederspahn at 719-471-9900, or e-mail theresa.wiederspahn@dignitymemorial.com
View Event Flyer - Click Here
www.pikespeakhospice.org

April 23, 2015 – Thursday
9Health Fair at Covenant Village of Colorado
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado

Address: 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021
Covenant Village of Colorado is hosting a 9Health Fair for the community on April 23rd. This year’s fair features the Total Wellness Zone that addresses general wellness including complementary and alternative health practices.
Learn more - Click Here

April 23, 2015 - Thursday, 7:30AM - 9:00AM
A Journey Through the Mind
Location: Juniper Village at Aurora
Address: 11901 E Mississippi, Aurora, CO

As you walk through Juniper Village at Aurora, see how everything we do is related to the brain. Meet with our chef to hear about our food and how what we serve is important to the mind; meet with our therapy department and learn about the importance of exercise and staying strong and more! Kindly RSVP to 303-341-6335
www.junipercommunities.com

April 23, 2015 - Thursday, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
The Groundbreaking of Seven Stones Chatfield
Location: Seven Stones Chatfield

Address: 9635 N Rampart Range Rd, Littleton, CO 80125
Seven Stones Chatfield will be the area’s first botanical gardens cemetery and we are breaking ground!  Due to snow and low temperatures in the week of April 13th, Seven Stones’ Groundbreaking was postponed to 4-23-15. We look forward to sharing our story and vision with you, and have arranged to hold the groundbreaking on a new date: Thursday, April 23, from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  This is exactly one week following the original date, and we have every hope that you will still be able to attend. Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 17th to 720-467-0168.
www.DiscoverSevenStones.com

April 27, 2015 – Monday, 12:00PM – 2:30PM
Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) Luncheon 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. Meetings are held 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

April 28, 2015 - Tuesday, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Low Vision Presentation
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living

Address: 9350 E Caley Ave, Englewood, CO
Join Caley Ridge and the Center for People with Disabilities for a presentation regarding low vision issues, solutions and support. Find out how you can obtain free in home training to enhance the lives of people who have this challenge. Light refreshments will be served.
www.caleyridgealf.com

April 29, 2015 - Wednesday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Networking Event
Location: Berkley Manor Care Center
Address: 735 South Locust Street, Denver, CO  80224

We will not have a Meet and Greet at Berkley Manor Care Center.  Instead, we are hosting an event on Wednesday, April 29 from 1-3.  Join us for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" networking event.  Take this opportunity to meet our team, visit with other professionals, and enjoy a build your own hot dog bar!  Please invite your clinical and other team members.  This is a great chance to build relationships.  Please RSVP to Sheri Lee Fowler at 303-378-5813.
View Event Flyer - Click Here
www.lcca.com


May 2015 & Beyond


May 4, 2015 - Monday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Colorado Advance Directives Consortium Presentation on "Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Form" - "MOST"
Location: The Donor Alliance Recovery Center
Address: 8175 East 1st Avenue (Lowry)
Over the past year, the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium ("CADC") has made significant updates and changes to the Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment form, in line with feedback from the field and emerging national standards. The updated MOST form will "go live" on National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, 2015. Providers, first responders, and healthcare facility staff across Colorado will need training and updated information on the form and refinements to the utilization process. Attend this important session to learn about changes to the MOST and obtain training skills and materials so you can teach others in your organization and community about the new MOST. Attend in person, for only $25. Please bring your own lunch.
Learn more about the Event - Click Here
Learn More about Colorado Advance Directives Consortium - Click Here

May 6, 2015 - Wednesday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
PASCO Open House
Location: PASCO Offices
Address: 9197 W. 6th Ave, Suite 1000, Lakewood, CO 80215
Join us for our Open House. Help us celebrate our new location, come see old friends and meet new ones, while checking out PASCO's new digs. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and delicious beverages. Please to 303-274-3654 by Friday, May 1st to give us an idea of people to plan for.
View Event Flyer - Click Here
www.pascohh.com

May 19, 2015 – Tuesday, 10AM – 12PM
Older Active Adult Health & Resource Day
Location: Goodson Recreation Center
Address: 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121

This free event at the Goodson Recreation Center will allow you to learn about local senior resources and how to improve or maintain your fitness and improve your total well-being. This event is Free! On May 20th there is a similar event at Douglas H. Buck Community Center.
Sponsors needed - Learn More - Click Here.
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May 19, 2015 - Tuesday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Arthritis Awareness Month - Learn how to live with arthritis
Location: Juniper Village at Aurora
Address: 11901 E Mississippi, Aurora, CO

How to live with Arthritis - Senior Functional Fitness will lead discussions about the benefits of exercise, healthy foods that can help with arthritis, and other alternative treatments.  Refreshments will be provided. Kindly RSVP to 303-341-6335.
www.junipercommunities.com

May 20, 2015 – Wednesday, 10AM – 12PM
Older Active Adult Health & Resource Day
Location: Douglas H. Buck Community Center
Address: 2004 W. Powers Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

This free event at the Douglas H. Buck Community Center will allow you to learn about local senior resources and how to improve or maintain your fitness and improve your total well-being. This event is Free!
Sponsors needed - Learn More - Click Here.
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May 30, 2015
Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser for bessie’s Hope
Location: Starts at Platte River bar & Grill, Littleton, CO

This is not just another ride! Ride includes stops at favorite venues and elder care locations. Free breakfast burrito at starting location and free snacks and beverages along the way, Your presence with your bike will make an elders week or year! Bikers, who want to can give residents a ride around the parking lot of the elder care locations. To register visit website.
www.BessiesHope.org

June 4, 2015 – Thursday, 7:30AM – 3:30PM
Jefferson County Summit on Aging 2015
Location: Waterstone Community Church
Address: 5890 S Alkire St, Littleton, CO 80127

The 2015 Summit on Aging, “Aging Well in a Healthy Community,” will take place on June 4th at the WaterStone Community Church in Littleton. Join us for workshops and presentations at an event created for the Jefferson County community to come together and discuss plans and ideas.
Learn more - Click Here

June 16, 2015 - Tuesday, 7:30AM - 1:30AM
7th Annual Salus Open
Location: Arrowhead Golf Course

Address: 10850 W. Sundown Trail, Littleton, CO
Salus Homecare is partnering with Golfing for Memories hosting a golf tournament on June 16, 2015 at Arrowhead Golf Course. All proceeds benefit The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease. For more information please e-mail bgossett@salushomecare.com.

June 16, 2015 - Tuesday, 8:30 - 11:30
Joint Coalition Meeting organized by East Coalition for Senior Services
Topic: Parkinson's Research & Care Presentation at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus – Krugman Conference Room

Exact Address & Parking Instructions to Come
About the Meeting:

This is the joint meeting of the 3 Denver Senior Coalitions. This meeting is organized by the East Coalition for Senior Services. NOTE: This meeting is on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Bring your literature to share and enjoy a great morning of networking.
More about the Event:
The June Joint Denver Senior Coalition presentation will provide a very special opportunity to hear from three leading researchers studying Parkinson’s disease at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The event will include short presentations from Dr. Benzi Kluger, Dr. Curt Freed and Dr. Margaret Schenkman. Following the presentation will be Q&A with all speakers and then three stages of tours. This event is hosted by the Anschutz Medical Campus.
More information on the Speakers:
  • Benzi Kluger, MD, MS - Director, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration; Associate Professor, Neurology
  • Curt Freed, MD - Professor, Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Director of Neurotransplantation Program for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA - Professor, Program Director, Associate Dean, Physical Therapy Education
Learn more about the Event, the Speakers & the Tours – Click Here
Map and Directions to come

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