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Serving the Colorado counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Denver. Some of the cities in this area are Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.

August 2014

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News Around Denver, Colorado

  • Mark your Calendar for Denver Farmers Markets
    With locations in Littleton, Denver, Highlands Ranch, Wheat Ridge, Aurora and Broomfield, the Denver Farmer’s Markets are a family Denver tradition. Local farmers attending include Domenico Farms, Forte Farms, Galicia Farms, Martindale Farms, Mazzotti Farms, Mumm Farms, Rocky Mountain Rice Company, Snow Creek Ranch, Styria Bakery II and many other local growers. Enjoy the great produce, gourmet food products, wide variety of gifts and accessories, while supporting local Colorado businesses!
    www.DenverFarmersMarket.com
  • August 2014 - Find a “Walk with a Doc” Event in the Denver Area
    Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer!
    Find a “Walk with a Doc” – Click Here
    www.walkwithadoc.org
  • August 2014
    Have you heard of the LivHome ‘Comfrere Companion’ Program?

    LivHOME is one of the nation’s largest professionally led at-home senior care companies. The additional level of care and oversight in their approach which incorporates Care Managers is an important reason for their growth. However, another unique service they offer is the LivHOME ‘Comfrere Companion’ Program. A Confrere (kän’ frer’) is a colleague or associate who provides companionship with a focus on compatibility. The Comfrere Program from LivHOME teams mature adults who share common interests and life experiences with the LivHOME senior clients. These ‘Comfrere Companions’ are matched to be compatible and engaging companions to the senior. Contact LivHOME Denver with questions about the ‘Comfrere Companion’ Program whether you are a senior looking for a companion or an older adult looking to work with seniors. Call 720-274-9600.
    www.livhome.com/DENVER
  • You’re Home, In Home Dining Service Serving Denver
    Serving the Denver Area

    You’re Home encourages a healthy lifestyle through home cooked meals in private residences and senior housing locations. Their services assist you or your caregiver by taking away the stressful burden of providing daily nourishment, all with restaurant quality meals, always chef prepared. Our meals are a great way to beat those supermarket frozen meals, fast food and restaurant doldrums! At You’re Home, there are no memberships or binding contracts to meet. Ask about Gift Certificates available in any denomination for any occasion. Dietary modifications can include low sodium, controlled sugars, reduced fats and a special liberated renal diet. Learn more about our services on our website.
    www.YoureHomeColorado.com
  • Opening September 2014
    Green House® Homes will open on the Mirasol Senior Living campus in Loveland, Colorado

    This September, the first of 6 “Green House Homes” will open on the Mirasol Senior Living campus in Loveland. Green House homes offer long-term skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation care in a small house environment. The Green House Home is a departure from the typical larger nursing home in how skilled care is delivered. The center of each home will have an open kitchen where elders and direct care providers prepare and share meals together. Adjacent to the kitchen is living area with a fireplace that will be the heart of the community. Each resident will enjoy their own private room and bath. The 6 “Green House Homes” will accommodate 10 elders.
    Learn More – Click Here
  • About Phone Service in Colorado
    In regard to House Bills 14-1328 through 1331 that passed this year dealing with Telecommunication laws in Colorado, consumers should continue contacting the PUC regarding problems with phone service and also alert their Legislators with any issues. The PUC and Legislators need to know about failures. The PUC will not be able to resolve complaints, but they will track them as HB 14-1331 has a “claw back” provision, allowing regulation in 2018 if a need is proven to exist. The Sponsors of these Bills were: Reps. Angela Williams, Carole Murray, Don Corum and Sens. Andy Kerr, Mark Scheffel, Jeanne Nicholson and Lois Tochtrop and signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
    Contact Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) about your phone service – Click Here
  • Colorado Department of Human Services August Newsletter
    Check out the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Healthy Lifestyle E-Letter for Aging & Adult Services – 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.
    Website: www.ShieldHealthCare.com

August 2014 & Beyond

Wednesday & Thursday in August, 4:45PM - 6:00PM
Balfour at Riverfront Park Hard Hat Tours
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. The tours will provide an exclusive opportunity to safely tour secure areas of the construction site, while enjoying a preview of apartment homes and common areas. Inquiries can be made via email to info@balfouratriverfrontpark.com or by calling 720-360-4500.
www.balfouratriverfrontpark.com

Thursdays in August 2014 - 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Sunrise T’ai-Chi and Walks in the Park
Location: Denver City Park Rosegarden

Address: 17th Ave & Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO
“Sunrise T’ai Chi in the Park” kicks off in City Park in June and continues through September. Free and open to all, the public will have an opportunity to experience for themselves the ancient mind body exercise of t’ai-chi. Program includes demonstrations and follow along activities to celebrate the health benefits of this timeless meditation in motion. T’ai-chi has shown a wide range of health benefits, including increased strength and functional mobility, flexibility, psychological well-being, sleep enhancement and increased aerobic functioning. Exploratory studies are underway on the effects of t’ai-chi on immune function, bone loss, arthritis and immune disorders. The class will meet at the City Park Rose Garden on the west side of the Museum of Nature and Science.
www.taichidenver.com

July 31st through August 30th, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays*
Senior Housing Options Presents "On Golden Pond" in the Historic Barth Hotel
Location: Barth Hotel

Address: 1514 17th St, Denver, CO
Please Support Senior Housing Options in its award-winning “environmental theater” event held in the historic Barth Hotel at its prime downtown location at 17th and Blake. This year's production is "On Golden Pond" featuring Larry Hecht and Billie McBride. Directed by Ashlee Temple. Invite business associates, friends and family for a memorable night out – a great way to entertain clients or recognize employees! There are only 14 performances. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 31 through August 30, 2014 (There will be no performance on August 14). Corporate Sponsorships are available. Call 303-595-4464 ext. 10 for more info. * Note that there is no performance on August 14th.
Learn More about the Event - Click Here
www.SeniorHousingOptions.org

August 1, 2 & 3, 2014
Denver County Fair
Location: National Western Complex Expo Hall

Address: 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216
This annual event celebrates the creativity and personality of Denver with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions and more! The Fair honors the fine traditions and values of America’s county fairs, which have been enjoyed by millions of people for over 100 years. This year they have 14 interlocking indoor pavilions, each with its own exhibitors, vendors, stage demonstrations, entertainment and open competitions!
www.denvercountyfair.org

August 1, 2014 – Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00AM
Community Carnival at InnovAge Denver PACE
Location: InnovAge Denver PACE

Address: 1265 S. Broadway, Denver , CO
Enjoy a day of food, fun and games with a dunk tank, popcorn, raffle, facepaint and more.
www.myinnovage.org

August 7, 2014 – Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Colorado Wind Ensemble at Smoky Hill Library
Location: Smoky Hill Library

Address: 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO
The Colorado Wind Ensemble, the metro area’s urban wind symphony, presents two free summer outdoor concerts, featuring music from the movies, rousing overtures, and wind ensemble classics from traditional to jazzy. CWE Concert at Smoky Hill Library takes place on Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 pm at the Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial 80015. Chairs will be provided.
Learn More – Click Here

August 9, 2014 – Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Colorado Wind Ensemble with Colorado Honor Band
Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

Address: 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO
The Colorado Wind Ensemble, the metro area’s urban wind symphony, presents two free summer outdoor concerts, featuring music from the movies, rousing overtures, and wind ensemble classics from traditional to jazzy. CWE Concert in the Park takes place in conjunction with the Colorado Honor Band on Saturday, August 9, at 6:00 pm at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village 80112. Please bring blankets or chairs, and feel free to bring a picnic, as well.
Learn More – Click Here

August 14, 2014 – Thursday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Open House Residences at University Hills Wine & Cheese and Giveaways
Location: Residences at University Hills

Address: 2775 South Brook Drive , Denver, CO
Come tour our brand new community, sip some wine, taste some cheese and win some gift certificates to high end restaurants around Denver! Our new and modern apartments feature open floor plans. Community features library, game room, outdoor living space, fitness center, underground parking and more! Apartments feature full size washer and dryer, huge walk in closets, granite countertops and energy star appliances. Our property is sustainable, pet friendly and non-smoking.
www.residencesatuhills.com

August 16, 2014, Saturday, 8:00AM - Noon
Colorado Senior Lobby Annual Meeting
Location: Castle Rock Recreation & Senior Center

Address: 2301 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104
This year's Colorado Senior Lobby Annual Meeting will be held in Castle Rock, Colorado at the Castle Rock Recreation & Senior Center. 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. Plan to attend the annual meeting to learn more about the group and consider joining. This event is free!
View photographs from last year's event – Click Here
www.ColoradoSeniorLobby.org

August 19, 2014 – Tuesday, 4:00PM – 6:30PM
Grand Opening at Willowbrook Place An Anthem Memory Care Community
Location: Willowbrook Place An Anthem Memory Care Community

Address: 5275 S. Kipling Parkway, Littleton, CO 80127
Plan to attend the Grand Opening for Willowbrook Place, An Anthem Memory Care Community located in Littleton. At Willowbrook Place, specialized caregivers with extensive training in memory care welcome your loved ones and look after them with warmth and expertise. Special Legacy Resident packages are available.
www.WillowbrookMemoryCare.com

August 20, 2014 – Wednesday, 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Caregiver Resource Fair at Bethany Lutheran Church
Location: Great Hall--Bethany Lutheran Church

Address: 4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO
Are you a family or professional caregiver looking for community resources and information? We invite you to attend a Caregiver Resource Fair at Bethany Lutheran Church. This special caregiver event is hosted by the Life Quality Institute and the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. This is a free event that will bring together community organizations and expert speakers who offer services, advice, and information to support family and professional caregivers in their challenging and often stressful role. Learn more about the Life Quality Institute.
www.lifequalityinstitute.org

August 22, 23 & 24, 2014
2014 Denver Modernism Show!
Location: National Western Complex Expo Hall

Address: 4655 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80216
Don’t miss this show with over 50,000 sq ft. This show features vendors from around the country selling a wide variety of vintage and contemporary mid-century modern, art deco, retro, pop and modernist furnishing, artwork and objects. From furniture to pottery to housewares to textiles, jewelry, electronics and much more.
www.DenverModernism.com

August 22 – September 1, 2014
Colorado’s State Fair
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds

Address: 1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004
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 handmade 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 attend!
www.coloradostatefair.com

August 23, 2014 – Saturday
Bessie’s Hope 20th Anniversary Copacabana Night Fundraiser
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Address: 7800 E. Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
Join us for Bessie’s Hope 20th Anniversary Copacabana Night Fundraiser with special host Channel 4’s Ed Greene. Enjoy a spectacular evening featuring the Copa Club Tropicale with Jerry Barnett. This exciting show features a 10-piece band with singers and dancers. The evening will include a special award to Jamie Angelich, the Bessie’s Hope Community Angel Award Recipient. Visit our website and learn more about Bessie’s Hope and attend our event to support our work. Last year, Bessie’s Hope worked with our 2, 500 youth through our various programs. Join us to make a big difference in the lives of at-risk youth and forgotten elders. Regular seating is $150 and Patron seating is $250. For reservations call 303-830-9037 or visit our website.
View Letter – Click Here
View Event Flyer – Click Here
www.BessiesHope.org

August 23, 2014 – Saturday
The Braille Rally Fundraiser from American Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Colorado (ACBCO)
Starts at Westminster COSTCO, 6400 W. 92nd Ave.

The Braille Rally is a 75-100 mile ride through the Front Range starting at the Westminster Costco located at 6400 W. 92nd Ave.) and ending at the Rambler Ranch in Elizabeth.
Winners will be determined by accuracy of miles, not speed. Awards will be given to duos (drivers/navigators) that come closest to the actual mileage. Participants can register as Drivers or Navigators. Lunch, awards ceremony and tour of Rambler Ranch are included! Braille & Large Print Rally Route Directions are provided. Sighted navigators will use visually impairing simulator glasses or blind folds to do their navigating! Entry fees for Drivers and Navigators are $50 for non-ACBCO Members and $40 for ACBCO Members
View Event Flyer - Click Here
www.acbco.org

August 23, 2014 – Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Jefferson County District Attorney’s Safety Fair
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Address: 15200 West Sixth Avenue, Golden, CO
Safety Fair featuring free shredding, electronics recycling, drug takeback, free credit reports run and reviewed by bank officer plus 80 booths and exhibits. Huge section devoted to seniors: free 9-1-1 cell phones, home safety, fraud/ID theft prevention, veterans issues, health and wellness.
www.districtattorney1.com

August 24, 2014 – Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Denver Death Cafe-August
Location: Agape Palliative Care and Hospice Services

Address: 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Ste. 220, Greenwood Village, CO
Join us for respectful, life-affirming conversation about death. It is not therapy, grief support, counseling or a workshop. There is no selling or promotion of any product or service. Confidential space free of discrimination where everyone can express views safely and comfortably. Let’s talk about death while sipping tea and enjoying delicious cake. No RSVP required.
www.facebook.com/DenverDeathCafe

August 25, 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

August 29 through September 1, 2014
Festival of Mountain and Plain ... A Taste of Colorado
Location: Civic Center Park, Denver

“Festival of Mountain and Plain ... A Taste of Colorado” is the major end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver area. The four-day Festival over Labor Day Weekend offers the taste and highlights of 50 area food establishments, 280 marketplace artisans and vendors, six entertainment stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and western heritage of the region, and all for no admission fee.
www.atasteofcolorado.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, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Littleton Youth Ballet presents “Alice in Wonderland”
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center

Address: 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO
Littleton Youth Ballet and Littleton Dance Academy invites you to enjoy the antics of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat as you follow Alice down the rabbit hole. Featuring a cast of sixty pre-professional dancers, beautiful scenery, gorgeous costumes, and captivating choreography, this fun-filled ballet is perfect for the whole family! Tickets go on sale in August. Tickets: $ 16-$20 children (ages 3-12); $16-$20 seniors (ages 60+), $18-$23 adults.
www.littletonyouthballet.org

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 18, 2014 – Thursday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Seniors in September Event
2 Locations: Denver Art Museum and The Central Denver Library

The Denver Commission on Aging and Denver Office on Aging are proud to present “Seniors in September.” This event is a collaborative effort from Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver Public Library, Denver Sheriff’s Department, Denver Art Museum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Regional Council of Government, National Council on Aging, A Little Help, InnovAge and United Health Care, along with other organizations. The event will be highlighting city agencies, nonprofits and other organizations that serve older adults in the greater Denver area. Catered lunch will be served at noon. For sponsorship and attendance call Amanda Gregg – 720-913-8456.
Learn more about the Event – Click Here
www.denvergov.org/aging

November 8, 2014 – Saturday, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
2014 Holiday Hills Art and Craft Sale
Location: Holiday Hills Clubhouse Ballroom

Address: 2000 W 92nd Ave, Federal Heights, CO
Artists and craft persons offering painting, illustrations, drawing, jewelry, wreaths, quilted products, soaps and fragrances, garden art, sculpture, bake sale and more will be displaying their work at the 2014 Holiday Hills Art and Carft Sale. Shop for your home, office and don’t forget those holiday gifts. Free admission!

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