Northern Colorado Senior News and Events
Serving Boulder, Berthod, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Greeley, Layette, Loveland, Louisville and Windsor 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.
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May 2013 – Colorado Front Range eNewsletter – Click Here
May 3, 2013 – Friday, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Basket Auction Fundraiser for Broomfield Meals on Wheels
Location: Broomfield Community Center
Address: 280 Lamar Street, Broomfield, CO 80020
Enjoy entertainment, delicious libations and appetizers while you view and bid on the beautiful array of baskets that benefit The Broomfield Meals on Wheels Program. There will be a large variety of high quality of high quality baskets from local businesses and organizations available for bid. No federal or state funding is received for this program; we depend on fundraising efforts and the generosity of the community. Registration Opens at 6PM, Reception & Silent Auction 6:30 – 7:30 and Live Auction from 7:30 to 8:30. Presented by The City and County of Broomfield.
May 5, 2013 – Sunday, 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Earth Day Celebration with Natural Transitions – Visit our Booth
Location: Central Park, Boulder
Visit Natural Transition’s Booth at Earth Day Boulder. You will find TED talks speakers, scientists and activists speaking, Fun events, including music AND eco-groups with booths - including NATURAL TRANSITIONS! Also check out our e-version of the Natural Transitons Magazine. After 2 years of existence, we're making our e-version FREE, to reach a wider audience. The printed version (a beautiful, coffee-table conversation starter, is still available as a paid subscription). Email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-443-3418 and visit our website.
May 5, 2013 – Sunday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
TEDxFoCo Event - Life Worth Living
Location: Avogadro’s Number (Map)
Address: 605 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
The event theme is a Life Worth Living – Our community and others very much like ours have been affected by profound violence. Knowledge, Love, and Freedom are essential to a peaceful society. To that end, we’ve gathered some of the best and brightest minds in our community to talk on the topic of Life Worth Living, each speaker taking on the topic in their own unique way. Tickets for TEDxFoCo #3 are $20 and Available Now! Speakers include Bart Windrum – Dying IN Peace to Die AT Peace: New Terms of Engagement.
May 7, 2013 – Tuesday, 6:30 PM
The Latest Medical Safety Technologies for Seniors: Be Informed – Be Ready
Location: Balfour Retirement Community
Address:1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
Advanced medical alert and monitoring systems are becoming more widely used by seniors, their families and in senior living communities. These products provide for more individualized care while maintaining seniors’ privacy, independence and peace of mind for everyone involved. At this seminar you will learn about what options are available and how they should be selected including in-home personal response systems easily used by seniors to call for immediate emergency help. Please RSVP by phone or email: (303) 926-1000 or RSVPBalfour@BalfourCare.com.
May 8, 2013 – Wednesday, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Conversation Project
Location: Spice of Life Event Center
Address: 5706 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
It is hard to talk about the end of life. But you know what is harder? When you don’t. Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and founder of The Conversation Project, will talk about her work on a national level and with local organizers to create an initiative that will foster family conversations about this taboo topic. Attendees will leave with ideas about how to start 'the conversation' with their own families or friends. Tickets are available online and are just $10 and cover handouts and refreshments.
May 8, 2013 – Wednesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Baby Boomers are Re-Visioning the Potential of Our Elder Years
Location: The HUB Boulder
Address: 1877 Broadway, Suite 100 (SW corner of Broadway + Walnut), Boulder, CO
The Baby Boomers of Boulder County are initiating a revolution re-visioning the potential of our elder years by co-creating new classes, discussion groups and even new grass-roots organizations that are transforming our community! We will discuss: The new Baby Boomer movement of candid discussions about end-of-life care, Death Cafes etc; The new grass-roots Contemplative End-of-Life Project (CEOLP) and Contemplative Care Hospice (CCH); A practical segment on, “Identifying signs your elder may need additional support”; Contemplative Care: Past generations may have accepted task oriented care, but Boomers want deeper holistic care that addresses: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs; How contemplative care-giving can be transformative for the whole family.
May 8, 2013 – Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Connecting Through Stories
Location: Casey Middle School
Address: 2410 13th Street (Room C220), Boulder, CO
Caring for someone you love comes with its challenges. Connecting Through Stories can help you make this care-giving experience more enjoyable and productive. In this class, you’ll develop skills in interviewing, writing, editing and organizing so you will be able to produce a story of your care-recipient’s life. This can be a first step in a more detailed genealogical study, or an end in itself. You’ll create a connection with both your care-recipient as well as other caregivers through sharing your experiences and the stories that you gather. TO REGISTER: Contact Bunny Henderson 303-444-6288
May 11, 2013 – Saturday, 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Silver Reels Film & Discussion Event – Age of Champions
Location: Centauras High School
Address: 10300 E., S. Boulder Rd, Louisville
Join Silver Reels Film & Discussion Event on Age of Champions followed by a VIA transportation presentation. This is part of the 2013 Elders Who Inspire! Award Presentation. Tickets are $7 to $10 donation, cash or check, pay at door.
May 13, 2013 – Monday, 11:00 AM
Active Minds: Affirmative Action
Location: The Lodge at Balfour- The Aspen Grill
Address: 1331 E Hecla Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of affirmative action in the area of higher education admissions, join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the origins, history, and future of affirmative action in the United States. Born out of the legacy of slavery in the U.S., affirmative action has been a part of our culture for decades. Proponents claim it is necessary to even the playing field given past disadvantages while others argue that it just creates a new uneven playing field. We will examine both these arguments and more as we attempt to understand this complicated and important issue. Please RSVP by phone or email: (303) 926-8300 or RSVPConcierge@BalfourCare.com.
May 15, 2013 – Wednesday, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Nordic Walking Clinic with Hudson Integrative Health + Home
Location: Hudson Companies
Address: 1200 28th St. S-100, Boulder, CO
Hudson Integrative Health + Home is, once again, promoting healthy lifestyles by hosting FREE Nordic Walking Clinics with our Nationally Certified Nordic Walking Coach, Annette Tannander-Bank. Please join us at 1200 28th St, S-100 Boulder CO 80303 for our first spring clinic on Wednesday May 15th from 10:30-11:30AM. This is a great full body exercise for all ages! We have limited poles and spaces, so please email Kenna at email@example.com to reserve your spot. We will have clinics once a month through the spring and summer, so stay tuned for future dates! Any questions please call Kenna Quiller at,303-442-6444.
May 16, 2013 – Thursday, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Annual Sock Hop Juniper Village @ Louisville
Location: Juniper Village @ Louisville
Address: 1078 S. 88th Street, Louisville, CO
Join us for diner-style food; such as, hamburgers, fries, and malts, and come dance with us to those 50’s tunes. Please be sure to bring a business card to win a 50’s-themed giveaway basket.
May 16, 2013 – Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Community Bingo at Hover Senior Community
Location: Hover Senior Community
Address: 1401 Elmhurst Dr, Longmont, CO
Seniors 55 and older are welcome to come join in community bingo with Hover Senior Community. Prizes are spectacular and it’s free to play! Come early as there is limited space available!
May 18, 2013 – Saturday, 11:00AM - 3:00AM
Classic Car Show at MacKenzie Place
Location: MacKenzie Place
Address: 4750 Pleasant Oak Drive, Fort Collins, CO
Enjoy veiwing classic cars and live entertainment. Food provided by Texas Roadhouse. Proceeds provided to Homes for Our Troops.
May 18, 2013 – Saturday, 1:00PM – 4:30PM
Silver Reels Film & Discussion Event – Raging Grannies
Location: Boedecker Theater, Dairy Center for the Arts
Address: 10300 E., S. Boulder Rd, Louisville
Join Silver Reels Film & Discussion Event on Age of Champions followed by songs from the Denver Chapter of Raging Grannies. This is part of the 2013 Elders Who Inspire! Award Presentation. Tickets are $7 to $10 donation, cash or check, pay at door.
May 20, 2013 - Monday, 2:00 PM
Balfour Hosts the Colorado Cameo Club’s Variety Show
Location: The Lodge at Balfour - The Chautauqua Theater
Address: 1331 E Hecla Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
Senior America pageant participants are bringing their talents to Balfour! This one hour variety show will feature six women, all who share a passion for entertaining and promoting the dignity and value of America’s Seniors. The show will include singing, dancing, comedy and much more, culminating with a grand tambourine finale routine that is not to be missed. Please RSVP by phone or email: (303) 867-6400 or RSVPConcierge@BalfourCare.com.
May 21, 2013 – Tuesday, 12:00 – 5:00PM
2013 Caregiving Symposium
Location: Calvary Bible Church
Address: 3245 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder
This is a countywide educational event for families and friends of elders or for anyone interested in caregiving issues. The event includes a Resource Fair of Service Providers and Assistive Technology Display and Demonstration, Caregiving Films, Education Room with Helpful Handouts, Visits with Staff, Refreshments and Lunch. General registration is free. Register online – look for Caregiving, under Programs and Services, then scroll down to Caregiving Symposium, or call 303-441-1685, or register at the door.
May 23, 2013 – Thursday, 6:30 PM
Alzheimer’s Spring Lecture Series
Location: Balfour at Cherrywood Village
Address: 282 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, CO 80027
Megan Carnarius, R.N., Executive Director of Balfour Cherrywood Village, is a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s disease. During this series she will address the nature of the disease and challenges of caring for those it touches. In the third installment of this three-part series, a panel of family members will share their experiences and challenges dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Question and answer session will follow. Please RSVP by phone: (303) 604-2700.
June 5 – 9, 2013
36th Annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games
Location: Greeley, Colorado
The 36th annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games is presented by Humana on June 5-9, 2013 in Greeley, Colorado. Online registration is available. Registration booklets will be mailed to 2012 participants without an email address and to those who request a copy. If you would like to add your name to our mailing list please call 970-350-9433 with your name and address OR email your info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 8, 2013 – Saturday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Senior Living World Tour of Fort Collins
Starts at: The Fort Collins Senior Center
Address: 2350 Limon Drive, Fort Collins, CO The Fort Collins Senior Center will host a city-wide tour of Independent and Assisted Living communities on Saturday, June 8th from 8:00am until 4:00pm departing from the Senior Center at 1200 Raintree Drive in Fort Collins. Attendees will visit five communities each of which will provide themed food and drinks from a different country. Destinations include Italy, Mexico, France, and Germany, and the United States. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about senior housing and care options in Fort Collins while taking a virtual tour around the world. Admission for the World Tour is $10.00 and includes transportation from the Senior Center, breakfast, snacks, lunch, a happy hour, as well as entry into a drawing at the end of the day. Communities participating in the tour are Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care, Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village, Parkwood Estates, Sterling House and Clare Bridge, and Rigden Farm Senior Living. Space is limited and interested parties are encouraged to register early through the Senior Center. Participants can register online or by phone at 970-221-6256, or in person at the Fort Collins Senior Center.
July 14, 2013 – Sunday, 3:00PM - 6:00PM
CEOLP Forum: Information, Resources and Discussion about End-of-Life Care
Location: Congregation Har HaShem
Address: 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO
Join us for an afternoon of discussion about the new Contemplative Care Hospice and the CEOLP Information & Resource Initiative with Reb Zalman will discuss the contemplative approach to end-of-life care and the spiritual potential of our elder years. This is a gathering of local organizations and businesses that are dedicated to providing end-of-life related services to transform our cultural views about what’s possible during our elder years. Individuals and groups please Register for Tickets. For more information on registration and sponsorship contact Deborah Luscomb call 303-323-5657.
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Have you seen it? 50Up!
Boulder County CareConnect (BCCC) partners with the City of Boulder Senior Services to produce 50Up! a monthly health and wellness television program. For six years, 50Up! has provided quality information and access to local services for the local 50+ population. Watch 50Up! On Municipal channel 8 in Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and Erie and Municipal channel 3 in Longmont and online at www.careconnectbc.org - click on the 50Up! Button. For more information please contact Laura Upman at 303-443-1933.
Quick Links to Local Northern Colorado Calendars & Events
- Events at The Balfour – Louisville, Colorado
- Alzheimer's Association - Colorado Chapter
- Blacktie Colorado
- City of Boulder
- Daily Camera - Boulder
- Fort Collins, City of
- Loveland Northern Colorado Calendar Directory
- MacKenzie Place - Fort Collins
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