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July 2014

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Below is a list of articles that caught our attention. In regard to articles dealing with political issues, if you like or don’t like what you are reading pick up the phone and call Washington D.C. and share a comment in your Facebook, LinkedIn or Google Circle. Please share both the positive and the negative in a constructive manner.

  • Helping low income seniors go social – CLICK HERE
  • This is something that makes a lot of sense – drink water vs pop to help with weight loss – CLICK HERE
  • Learn more about Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program – CLICK HERE
  • Have to still talk about this – Cyber-Seniors Documentary. Check out the Cyber-Seniors Documentary where teenagers are helping seniors get tech savvy. What a great concept and this was started by teenagers. There are showings across the U.S. Visit their YouTube account and learn more.
    Cyber-Seniors YouTube Channel – CLICK HERE
  • Does your attitude towards life and people affect your risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Some current research is suggesting that – CLICK HERE
  • Staying Safe from Falls
    We often hear about a senior falling and breaking their hip but what does that really mean? Here are some links to understand what really breaks and how difficult this type of accident is to recover from. Spread the word and let’s focus on fall prevention, strength training for seniors and be careful!
    What is a Hip Fracture – CLICK HERE
    More about what actually Breaks in a Hip Fracture – CLICK HERE
    Now look at suggestions for avoiding Hip Fractures:
    Fall Prevention Tips from the Mayo Clinic – CLICK HERE
    Fall Prevention Tips from CDC – CLICK HERE
    Fall Prevention Resources from NCOA – CLICK HERE
  • The world is way bigger than we are. Check out this composite photo of phytoplankton blooming in the ocean off Alaska. While checking out the article also click around LiveScience website – CLICK HERE
  • Times are changing. For those of you that remember the in-print, “Ladies Home Journal,” it is stopping its print edition in July 2014 – CLICK HERE
  • And sometimes you have to slow down and feel compassion. This is a wonderful short story and video about the bond between a goat and donkey – CLICK HERE
  • Here is a link to how to contact your government officials. This information is posted on Seniors Resource Guide – Click Here

July 2014 & Beyond

July 4, 2014
A Capitol Fourth – An Independence Day Concert
Location: Washington, D.C. & Live TV

A Capitol Fourth event premieres live on many PBS channels Friday, July 4th. Most stations air the concert starting at 8:00 PM EDT / 7:00PM CDT. Many channels will offer additional replays. You can find local showtimes on the event’s website.
Learn More – Click Here

July 2014
Cyber-Seniors – Connecting Generations – Film Screenings
Location: Across the United States

The documentary file “Cyber-Seniors” is screening at locations across the United States. This is part of a nation-wide theatrical campaign to help promote youth volunteerism and senior tech literacy. This is a humorous and heartwarming documentary that chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors. The spirited and engaging cast of Cyber-Seniors is bound to make you laugh out loud (or LOL, as they say) as they encounter the same obstacles and triumphs that we're very likely to have experienced ourselves. Visit the website to view the movie Trailer – you will LOL!
Cyber-Seniors YouTube Channel – Click Here
www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com

July 2014
Find a “Walk with a Doc” Event
Location: Across the United States

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

July 2014
Find a Death Café
Location: Across the United States

At a Death Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The attendees are often strangers. At the meeting the group is has a discussion of death but there is no meeting agenda, or particular objective. The meeting is not about grief support but instead focuses on increasing the awareness of death through discussion in a respectful sharing of individuals’ thoughts and ideas about death. Visit the group to learn more.
Learn More & Find a Death Café – Click Here

July 2014
Stryker Joint Pain Seminars
Locations: Seminars Held in Select States

It’s time to take back your life from joint pain. Come listen to the latest Stryker treatments for joint arthritis. Whether you are considering joint replacement or exploring available treatment options, The Stryker Joint Pain Seminar may be the start of your journey to relieving your joint pain. The “Move with Stryker” website lists free seminars in select states.
www.MoveWithStryker.com
www.stryker.com

July & August 2014
Colorado Senior Law Days
Locations: Across Colorado

Colorado Senior Law Days are happening in July and August across Colorado. These annual educational seminars present programs specifically designed for seniors, their families and caregivers in the Colorado.
Learn More – Click Here

July 18, 2014
CAREERS & the disABLED Career Expo
Location: The New Yorker Hotel

Address: 4818th Ave. & 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Meet qualified job candidates face-to-face at the CAREERS & the disABLED Career Expo hosted by Equal Opportunity Publications, publishers of the national award-winning magazine CAREERS & the disABLED.
Learn More – Click Here

July 21 – 25, 2014
Memoir Writing - "Jumpstart Your Memoirs Writing Business"
Location: St. Paul, MN

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota is offering a five-day intensive training on assisting elders to write their life stories, published in limited-edition hardcover books that are distributed at a family book-signing party. Instructor is Mary O'Brien Tyrrell, author of “BECOME A MEMOIRIST
FOR ELDERS.”
Learn more – Click Here

July 25, 26 & 27, 2014
Sydney Retirement Lifestyle & Travel Expo - Australia

Sometimes we just don’t think about it enough, but other countries have growing boomer and senior populations. Take a look at the retirement expos happening in Australia …
Australia has a rapidly ageing population. This has been influenced by medical and technological advancements, lifestyle changes, financial considerations as well as public education with respect to health. Almost 1/3 of all Australians are aged 45+ and ‘Projections of the Population of Australia' issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that this percentage will increase dramatically as the post war ‘Baby Boomers' move into this age group.
www.emsaust.com.au/retire.html

July 25 & 26, 2014 – Friday & Saturday, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Celebrate Independence Expo
Location: Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Address: 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO

Plan to attend the “Celebrate Independence Expo!” For the first time, the “Yes We Can Expo”, the “OIB Fair”, the “Adaptive Home Event”, the “Community Health Fair”, the “Artists with Disabilities Showcase”
and the annual “ADA Celebration” have combined into one amazing event! On July 25 & 26, 2014, these groups and the community will join together to showcase the BEST Colorado has to offer in products, services, and cutting edge technology that serve people with disabilities. Attendees will experience an adaptive home display, take classes, enjoy entertainment, have access to free health screenings, and shop for one of a kind art pieces.
Learn More – Click Here

July 25 – 27, 2014
Abilities Expo – Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities
Location: NRG Center (Formerly Reliant Center) – Hall E

Address: 8400 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77054
The Community has spoken! Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has also provided an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community.
www.abilitiesexpo.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

July 31 – August 2, 2014
Pacific NorthWest Masters Basketball Tournament
Location: Eugene, Oregon

This will be the first premier competitive Masters Hoops tournament on the West Coast, offering 5 brackets for ages 50+ to 70+. The event is hosted in the beautiful Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon. The Eugene-Springfield area is a vibrant center of arts, culture, recreation and, don't forget, tax-free shopping! The area has a thriving winery and craft beer industries along with wonderful restaurants and cafes.
Learn More – Click Here

August 21 – 24, 2014
SAGE-ING: International Conference, "Gifting The World As We Age"
Location: Seattle University, Seattle, WA

The SAGE-ING: International Conference, "Gifting The World As We Age" is hosted in Seattle, Washington. Sage-ing® International is holding its 2014 conference from August 21st to August 24th, 2014, at the beautiful campus of Seattle University in the heart of Seattle. Seattle University is a Jesuit University with a strong record of outstanding leadership in the broader community. The theme of the conference is “Gifting the World As We Age.” The conference features Bob Atchley, Wendy Lustbader, Christina Baldwin, Connie Goldman, Shaya Isenberg, Bahira Sugarman and Lynne Iser, along with over 40 additional presenters focused on dimensions of aging across mind, body, and spirit.
www.sage-ing.org

August 23, 2014
Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo - Ventura, CA
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds

Address: 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001
Plan to attend the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo! From free health screenings to entertainment, educational seminars, prizes, giveaways, great products for purchase, mini job fair plus more – this is show where you learn more about resources for boomers and seniors. Free admission.
www.goldenfutureexpos.com

August 26 - 27, 2014 – Tuesday, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Senior Lifestyle Expo

Location: Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center
Address: 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Get connected with Chicagoland’s largest senior expo! We continue our mission to bring seniors together with the products and services that are invaluable to maintaining their quality of life. Our exhibitors and demonstrations include attractions during show hours, senior product & service exhibitors, health & wellness aisle, educational & fun seminars, interactive game show challenge, main stage entertainment, senior idol competition and much more! Learn more at our website!
www.seniorlifestyleexpo.org

September 5 - 7, 2014
Abilities Expo – Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities
Location: The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C

Address: 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
The Community has spoken! Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has also provided an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community.
www.abilitiesexpo.com

September 13, 2014
Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo – Los Angeles West, CA
Location: Ventura Memorial Complex

Address: Culver City, CA
Plan to attend the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo! From free health screenings to entertainment, educational seminars, prizes, giveaways, great products for purchase, mini job fair plus more – this is show where you learn more about resources for boomers and seniors. Free admission.
www.goldenfutureexpos.com

September 24, 2014 - Wednesday
Active Senior Expo Produced by Silver Star Expositions

Location: Prairie Events Center
Address: 525 So. Randall Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
(Located at Kane County Fairgrounds)
Active Senior Expo brings a vast array of products and services designed for seniors under one roof. The exhibitors that attend include health care, financial, insurance, retirement communities, assisted living, consumer products, government programs and more.
www.activeseniorexpo.net

October 6 – 18, 2014
Huntsman World Senior Games
Location: St George, Utah

Following the pattern of the Olympics, the Games kicks off with a grand Opening Ceremonies, which includes a Parade of Athletes, entertainment, fireworks and the traditional lighting of the Huntsman World Senior Games Cauldron. There is no charge for admission. Dress warm for cool evenings. Athletes should arrive at 6:30 pm for the Parade.
Learn More about the Event – Click Here
www.seniorgames.net

October 18 - 19, 2014
Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo
Location: Phoenix Convention Center

Address: 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Explore your personal style, renew your soul and find your passions at the Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo. Visitors can relax and rejuvenate, explore a new interest, purchase a great find, connect with inspiring Keynote Speakers and re-ignite the inner self. Find hundreds of shopping pavilions with unique gifts, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel. Spend a relaxing day being pampered with spa treatments, massages and retail therapy.
Learn More – Click Here

October 29, 2014 - Wednesday
Active Senior Expo Produced by Silver Star Expositions

Location: Atlantis Banquets
Address: 1273 N. Rand Rd, Arlington Heights
(Located behind Target Store)
Active Senior Expo brings a vast array of products and services designed for seniors under one roof. The exhibitors that attend include health care, financial, insurance, retirement communities, assisted living, consumer products, government programs and more.
www.activeseniorexpo.net

November 5 – 8, 2014
Moab Senior Games - Moab, Utah
Location: Moab, Utah

The Moab Senior Games is a four day event from November 5th to the 8th. The Games will host 8 events, ranging from basketball and tennis. Adults participate in age groups starting with the age of fifty. www.moabseniorgames.com

November 21- 23, 2014
Abilities Expo – Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Address: 150 W. San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110
The Community has spoken! Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has also provided an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community.
www.abilitiesexpo.com

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