Colorado Springs Senior News and Events
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.
Visit the 5 Local Directories with the Most Local Senior News & Events:
September-October 2014 Colorado Front Range eNewsletter – Click Here
News Around El Paso County, Colorado
- The Colorado Farm and Art Markets are Open
The Colorado Farm and Art Market is a cooperative farmers market that is owned and operated by the participating member vendors, including farmers, artisans, and licensed processed food vendors. Find local producers of farm products, additional gourmet food items, and fine crafts and arts. The organization also seeks to grow community across urban and rural boundaries and promote and sustain local and regional economies.
- September 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
- September 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.
Learn More – Click Here
- September 2014
The Independence Center of Colorado Springs
Address: 729 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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.
- Colorado Senior Lobby Posts their Legislative Scorecard
The June-July 2014 Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter is posted on their website and it contains their 2014 Legislative Scorecard. Also consider attending their Annual meeting on August 16th at Castle Rock Recreation & Senior Center. Event details are on website.
Link to CSL Newsletters - CLICK HERE
- Looking for Caregiving Products? Check out Shield HealthCare
Shield Healthcare has an online store with extensive product selection, monthly reorder reminders, quick reorder process and free shipping on orders $40 or more. The website also has a wide variety of resources on nutrition to wound and diabetes products and much more.
September 2014 & Beyond
Intergeneration Month - Connect All Ages Campaign
Fourteen years ago a small group of people formed the Intergeneration Foundation and created Intergeneration Day. This highly successful day of celebration expanded into September being designated Intergeneration Month (IG Month), incorporating the “Connect All Ages Campaign.” Visit the event website and share your activities, plans and ideas for “intergeneration conversations & activities.” You can submit your story and browse the website for other ways to promote Intergeneration connections.
Learn More – Click Here
September is Hunger Action Month
Support Local Food Banks
Many Americans including seniors struggle with hunger. They live in our neighborhoods and they are our neighbors, co-workers and friends. Get involved with fighting hunger by donating and talking about hunger in America so we can all raise awareness and fight hunger in the United States.
August 22 - September 1, 2014
Colorado's State Fair
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds
Families will find a lot to do and see at the Colorado State Fair, and for not a lot of money. From educational exhibits to the best of Colorado youth projects in everything from food to homemade clothing to the livestock show and overall agricultural experience. The Horse Show area has plenty to see and the Department of Agriculture's own Agriculture Pavilion lets kids experience a variety of farm animals and hands-on activities including "crop boxes," and a roping arena. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country's largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. Plan to atend!
September 6, 2014 – Saturday, 6:00PM
Alzheimer’s Charity Dinner Event & Free Poker Tournament
Location: Time Out Lounge
Address: 3721 Drennan Rd, Colorado Springs
Plan to attend this Alzheimer’s Charity Dinner Event & Free Poker Tournament. Cost is $20 per person for dinner if you RSVP by Sept 3rd and $25 per person at the door. Make checks to Craig Turner, Event Sponsor. Dinner is at 6:00PM followed by Free Poker tournament at 7 PM. Have questions? Contact Lisa Abelstad of Key Bank at 719-391-5716.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
September 6, 2014 - Saturday
Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Fundraising Event
Location: Antlers Hilton
Silver Key serves thousands of seniors in the greater Colorado Springs area and advocates for senior empowerment and offers a variety of services to help local seniors maintain independence, safety and quality of life. This is an inaugural gala fundraising event for the organization. Tickets are $100 per person and RSVP is needed by August 25th. If you cannot make it to the event check out the Rockin’ Live Auction Online bidding. You don’t have to be present at the event to win the online auction. The Auction features items such as an "Out of this World Evening with Stephen and Deborah Coonts,” to a Luxury Package at the lavish Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, to a Private Dinner at "Chez Rich & Greg" and more. Online bidding closes at 3PM on Friday, September 5th.
View the Rockin' the '60s event commercial from KOAA – Click Here
Learn more about Silver Key – Click Here
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. More details will be posted on the website closer to the date of the event. For more information contact RoMa Johnson at email@example.com or Beth Roalstad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11, 2014 – Thursday, 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Cheyenne Place Fall Fundraiser to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association
Location: Cheyenne Place
Address: 945 Ternderfoot Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Come to the main parking lot of Cheyenne Place with your family for a fun evening of games and food. Enjoy good music from Firewood, a local Bluegrass Band, as you walk around and enjoy to activities around the festival. There will be fun for all ages and best of all it is free.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
Learn more about the Colorado Chapter of Alzheimer's Association – Click Here
Learn more about Cheyenne Place – Click Here
September 12, 2014 – Friday, 7:00PM -9:30PM
Acoustic Eidolon Concert
Location: Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
Address: 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO
Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With nine CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences. Advance Tickets:TLCA Members are $12 & Non-Members are $15. Tickets at Door: TLCA Members are $15 & Non-Members are $18.
September 17, 2014 – Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Latest Options for Tinnitus Treatment from Elite Hearing
Location: Elite Hearing of Colorado Springs
3470 Centennial Blvd Ste 105, Colorado Springs, CO
Tired of being told there is nothing that can be done for ringing in your ears? Elite Hearing is hosting a seminar to discuss the latest in treatment options. Come and enjoy light refreshments, talk with experts in the field and become an educated consumer in tinnitus management. Limited Space. RSVP by phone required.
September 18, 2014 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
2014 Senior Resource Council Healthy Aging Conference Presented in collaboration with Innovations in Aging
Location: 21C Library in Colorado Springs
Address: 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
Plan to attend the 2014 Senior Resource Council Healthy Aging Conference highlighting “Exemplary Aging.” This event is a fun and lighthearted take on aging that you don’t want to miss! The event is for community members, ages 55 and over. For the public cost is $5 for all attendees, payable with cash or check at the door. Light snacks and beverages are included throughout the day! RSVP by September 4th to reserve your spot! Call 719-260-0744. For senior industry professionals sponsorship opportunities are available!
Link to Library – Click Here
September 20, 2014 - Saturday
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Location: America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs
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 20, 2014 – Saturday, Showtimes at 2:00PM & 7:00PM
September 21, 2014 – Sunday, Showtime 2:00PM
Clean Stand Up Comedy Show
Location: Gold Bar Room Theater
Address: 123 N. Third Street, Cripple Creek, CO
Clean Stand Up Comedy show at the historic Gold Bar Room Theater. Comedy show is clean and safe for the entire family whether young or old. Show features award winning actress and comedian, Stacy Pederson. Stacy Pederson holds a BFA in Theatre. She is a professional actress, stand-up comedian, author and speaker, who has performed stage, film, commercial, standup comedy, and radio work. All tickets are $15 advanced, $18 at the door and are available on the Gold Bar Theater website. For more information about Stacy check out her website.
October 8, 2014 - Wednesday
Innovations in Aging Collaborative Presents “Remarkable Aging Series: Specialized Healthcare & Caregiving for Older Adults”
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 email@example.com or Beth Roalstad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Quick Links to Local Colorado Springs Calendars & Events
- Alzheimer's Association - Colorado Chapter
- Blacktie Colorado
- Colorado Springs, City of
- Colorado Springs World Arena
- Rock Ledge Ranch Event Calendar
- The Colorado Springs Independent Newsweekly
- The Senior Resource Council
Colorado Front Range Senior Focused eNewsletter Archive
Seniors Resource Guide.com eNewsletters have news, events, resource links and educational articles helpful to seniors, boomers, their families and professionals serving seniors.
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