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Serving El Paso County and the cities of Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Monument, Security and the surrounding area. Note that we occasionally include larger senior events from the Denver metro area in this list and also events that are of general interest to older adults and their families.

April 2014 & Beyond

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April 2014
Colorado Springs Region Alzheimer’s Association Events

View our flyer that shows classes, support groups and social events for the Colorado Springs Region for April through June. We have programs in Elbert, Park, El Paso and Teller Counties. RSVPs are required for all classes and social activities so we can better plan the event. For more information call 719-266-8773. If you have questions about Alzheimer’s call our helpline at 800-272-3900.
View Flyer - Click Here
www.alz.org/co

April 2014
Do you know someone who is turning 100 Years Old or older in 2014?
Learn more about The Centenarian Project:

The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of Centenarians across the state, recognize their individual century of achievement, and focus the attention of all Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The Centenarian Project recognizes seniors who have achieved the age of 100 or older by awarding centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the Governor. Certificates are usually awarded at birthday parties or other family functions and can be presented by Commission members. We know statistically that centenarians are increasing in number, but we want to know them individually so they can be honored for their lifetime of achievement. If you, a family member, or friend will soon turn 100 years old and/or 101 or older, please contact the Commission on Aging for a Centenarian Certificate.
Learn More – Click Here

April 2014
The Independence Center of Colorado Springs

The Independence Center offers a variety of events with topics from low vision to disability support groups to mental health and more. Support groups are an excellent means for consumers experiencing disabilities to share their encounters and learn about available resources. The Independence Center serves 8 counties in Southern and Eastern Colorado.
www.theindependencecenter.org

April 2014
Alzheimer's Association Colorado Springs
Location: Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter

Address: 315 Bott Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Springs would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in volunteering with the local Colorado Springs office. They have office work with no experience required and other volunteer opportunities with training provided such as group facilitators. In addition, they have three fundraising events throughout the year that need volunteers including Memories in the Making, Reason to Hope or the Walk to End Alzheimer's. If interested, contact Valerie Prue at 719-266-8773 or by email at: vprue@alz.org. Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer's Association and the 72,000 Coloradoans and their families currently living with this disease.
www.alz.org/co

April 2, 2014 – Wednesday, 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Senior Day at the Capitol 2014 Hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby
Location: Downtown Denver at The Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Why should seniors attend? Come to meet your Legislators, Elected Officials & Senior Day Sponsors. Learn about programs available for seniors and legislation affecting seniors. At this event hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby you can improve your skills on advocating on behalf of seniors and most important: Let your State Legislators know your concerns! Senior Day at The Capitol is a free event. For lunch you can bring your own lunch or purchase one from CSL. Lunches provided by CSL must be reserved and paid for by 3-19-14. We do appreciate an RSVP so we can plan better – space is limited. Questions? Call Colorado Senior Lobby President, Ed Shackelford at 720-353-3775. Consider joining the Colorado Senior Lobby - Individual Annual Membership is only $30 a year.
www.ColoradoSeniorLobby.org

April 3, 2014 – Thursday, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Hello Medicare with Mike Caldwell of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions

Location: The Briargate Library
Address: 9475 Briar Village Point, Colorado Springs, CO
Learn the basics about Original Medicare Part A and B, Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) and Medicare Supplements with Mike Caldwell of United Healthcare Medicare Solutions. For more information contact Mike Caldwell at 719-331-9126.

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014 - Mondays, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislature Committee Meeting
Location: Volunteers of America Administrative Offices or Call in to Attend by Phone Conference

Address: 2660 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
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. The Lobby focuses on issues and promotes beneficial legislation, while remaining strictly non-partisan and not supporting any specific political party or candidate. The CSL Legislature Committee meets every Monday at 9:30AM 11:30AM when the Colorado Legislature is in session. Call in number is 530-881-1200 - code 638013#. Visit their website for more information about the organization.
www.ColoradoSeniorLobby.org

April 15, 2014 – Thursday, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Hello Medicare with Mike Caldwell of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions
Location: The Medicare Store

Address: 1412 North Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO
Learn the basics about Original Medicare Part A and B, Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) and Medicare Supplements with Mike Caldwell of United Healthcare Medicare Solutions. For more information contact Mike Caldwell at 719-331-9126.

May 8, 2014 – Thursday
The Colorado Trust – Health Equity Learning Series

Location: Live Streaming Event to your Computer and History Colorado Center located in Denver
This is a Live Streaming event in the Health Equity Learning Series from The Colorado Trust. This program features a presentation by Manuel Paster, PhD, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California. Check website for event details and registration closer to the event.
Learn More about Health Equity Learning Series – Click Here

May 30, 2014 – Friday
Centenarian Celebration
Location: The Lodge at Mackenzie Place
Address: 4750 Pleasant Oak Dr, Ft Collins, CO 80525

The Colorado Commission on Aging is proud to sponsor the 2014 Centenarian Project for all seniors 100 years or older. The Centenarian Celebration is an annual event of the Colorado Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of Centenarians across the State, recognize their individual century of achievement, and focus the attention of all Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. This year the event will be held May 30, 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Note that this event was originally released from CCOA as being on 5-31-14 – the correct date is Friday, 5-30-14.
Learn More About How to Order a Centenarian Certificate – Click Here
Learn More About the Centenarian Celebration on 5-30-14 – Click Here
Learn more about the Colorado Commission on Aging – Click Here

June 7, 2014 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
2014 Boomer & Beyond Expo “Purple Mountain Majesty”
Location: Freedom Financial Services Expo Center

Address: 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO
Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Boomer & Beyond Expo from Senior Resource Council of Colorado Springs to be held Saturday, June 7, 2014. This is a free and open to the public event organized by Senior Resource Council! The event will be held at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. The Boomer & Beyond Senior Expo is now in its 22nd year! Attention vendors: thousands of seniors, adult children and caregivers attend this event each year! This is your opportunity to get your organization/business in front of thousands of seniors in our area. Call 719-260-0744 and visit the website for more information.
www.srccos.org

June 21 & 22, 2014
Colorado Springs Remodeled Homes Tour
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Looking for a little inspiration for your remodeling project? The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs hosts an Annual Remodeled Homes Tour that lets you explore remodeling possibilities through the eyes of some of Colorado Springs most talented and respected remodelers. The tour shares renovations and additions for a variety of home styles, many inspired by the sights and sounds of beautiful Colorado.
www.springsremodeledhomestour.com

August 21, 2014 – Thursday
The Colorado Trust – Health Equity Learning Series

Location: Live Streaming Event to your Computer and History Colorado Center located in Denver
This is a Live Streaming event in the Health Equity Learning Series from The Colorado Trust. This program features a presentation by Llewellyn Smith, Project Director, BlueSpark Collaborative and Laura Frank, Executive Director, I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS Check website for event details and registration closer to the event.
Learn More about Health Equity Learning Series – Click Here

Find More Events in Colorado Springs

Find Local Events - Alzheimer's Association - Colorado Chapter Ongoing Events
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

Find Local Events - City of Colorado Springs
The city of Colorado Springs maintains a detailed calendar with local events for all ages. Events range from government meetings on public services to special promotion for popular events. Visit the official Colorado Springs website to learn more.

Find Local Events - PeakRadar - Online Guide for Arts & Cultural Information
Serving the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado

PeakRadar.com is a leading online guide for arts and cultural information for the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. The website offers the largest database of arts and cultural events, as well as additional listings of arts classes and workshops, organizations, venues, individual artists and performers, public art and more. The PeakRadar.com online calendar serves the greater Colorado Springs metropolitan area, to include El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties. Visit their website to learn more.

Find Local Events - The Colorado Springs Independent Newsweekly
Great Local Event Calendar!

The Colorado Springs Independent Newsweekly has a local event calendar with events organized by category and neighborhood. The calendar also has the ability to sort events by date, title and venue.
Visit their website and look for the Calendar link.

Find Local Events - The Senior Resource Council - SRC
"The Senior Resource Council connects dedicated professionals to build community on behalf of older adults. Learn how to become a member of the Colorado Springs Senior Resource Council. There are many opportunities to help seniors in the area. The organization offers a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the area.
www.srccos.org

Find Educational Classes - Memorial Health System
Memorial Health System offers Yoga Classes for Older Adults & More

Location: Memorial HealthLink
Address: 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Memorial Health System is an award-winning provider of comprehensive health care services in southern Colorado and a leading employer in Colorado Springs. The dedicated team of employees, physicians and volunteers serve the ever-changing health care needs of all regardless of ability to pay. Memorial Health System provides a variety of educational classes for the community on topics such as Yoga for seniors, Pilates conditioning, meditation, aromatherapy for cold and flu's. Visit their event calendar for more information - Event Calendar.

Local News & Announcements

The following are news and announcements from companies, non-profits and government entities providing services for older adults and seniors in Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Monument, Security and the surrounding area.

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. It calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose - and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation!
www.alz.org/co/in_my_community_memorywalk.asp

Benefits CheckUp
The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify Federal and state programs that may improve the quality of their lives. It takes 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.
www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

Colorado Farmers' Markets & Other Local Produce- Locate Markets Across the State
The Colorado Department of Agriculture assists Colorado food and agricultural companies to sell their products in local (Colorado Proud), regional, national and international markets. The agency collects livestock and produce market news from around the state, oversees nine market orders, grades and inspects fruits and vegetables and helps promote Colorado wines through the Colorado Wine Board. Visit their website to find Colorado Farmers' Markets across the state and other local agricultural resources. Find a Colorado Farmers' Market.

Colorado Springs Fire Department's File of Life Program
File of Life is designed to provide important medical history, current medications, resuscitation requests and emergency contact information to First Responders. It consists of a highly visible magnetic folder designed for placement on a refrigerator and comes with a mini-version for a wallet, car, suitcase or other easily accessible location. Cards can be picked up at the Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway, or by calling 719-385-5950. Available to Colorado Springs citizens only. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Visit Colorado Springs City Website - Community Services

Colorado Springs Fire Department's Senior Safety Program
The Colorado Springs Fire Department's Senior Safety Program is dedicated to improving the safety of senior citizens across Colorado Springs. With over 66,449 senior citizens within the City, it is important to reach as many individuals as we can with our fire and life safety messages.
Learn more about the Colorado Springs Senior Safety Program

MasterDrive of Denver, Inc.
The Premier Driver Education Company
Are you driving safely and is independent mobility important to you? We help senior drivers improve their vision, reaction time and ability to handle today's traffic. Call for more information on our x-tend senior refresher course, winter driving skills or rehabilitation evaluations. Call 303-627-4447 for more information.
www.MasterDrive.com

Pikes Peak Community Action Agency
This group assists low income people with emergency services, rent, food, utilities, housing, transportation and budget counseling. Call 719-471-7870 for more information. Visit their website for more information.
www.ppcaa.org

The Senior Resource Council - SRC
The Senior Resource Council is a Colorado Springs non-profit group made up of individuals and organizations that provide services to and advocate for seniors in the Colorado Springs area. The members provide resources and services to older adults. Visit the website and learn how to become a member of the Colorado Springs Senior Resource Council. The organization offers a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the area.
www.srccos.org

Silver Key Senior Services
Silver Key offers services to help seniors live independently including transportation, grocery shopping, routine home cleaning, companionship, meals-on-wheels to the homebound, health appliance loans, emergency services including food and financial help and case management. Call 719-884-2300 for more information. Visit their website for more information.
www.silverkey.org

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