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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.

September 2014

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News Around Boulder & Northern Colorado

  • Local Farmer Markets are Open
    Farmers Markets in the area are open. Enjoy locally grown produce and support local businesses. Find locations with the Boulder County Farmers' Markets website.
    www.boulderfarmers.org
  • Cyber-Seniors is coming to Boulder to the Colorado The Dairy Center for the Arts
    Plan to attend this heartwarming and humorous documentary about the challenges and victories of seniors as they dive into the digital world. A group of initially reluctant senior computer novices discover the wonders of the Internet with the help of teenage mentors.
    www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com
  • Learn more about the Chilson Senior Center
    Address: 700 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO
    The Chilson Senior Center is a community focal point in Loveland dedicated to offering fellowship in a friendly atmosphere for recreational, cultural, health and support services for senior adults. This state-of-the-art full-service Recreation Center and Senior Center is located at the Loveland Civic Center.
    View Chilson September-October Newsletter – Click Here
    Learn More about Chilson Senior Center – Click Here
  • Do you know about the “Conversations on Death” organization?
    Conversations on Death is a volunteer-based organization that makes conversations on death and dying more accessible by promoting, engaging and connecting people and resources in Boulder County, Colorado.
    www.conversationsondeath.org
  • 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
  • Find a “Walk with a Doc”
    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
  • High Mar – A New Affordable Rental Property in Boulder
    Address: 4990 Moorhead Ave, Boulder

    In June 2014, Boulder Housing Partners opened High Mar, a 59-unit age-qualified affordable apartment community for those with incomes between 40% and 50% of Area Median Income and ages 55+. The architect was The Abo Group and the general contractor was Deneuve Construction.
    Learn More – 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

September 2014 & Beyond

Every Saturday and Sunday in September 2014, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Assisted Living Open House Weekends at Balfour Retirement Community
Location: Balfour Retirement Community

Address: 1855 Plaza Dr. Louisville, CO
Every Saturday and Sunday in June we are having Open House Weekends at Balfour Retirement Community Assisted Living. Drop in for Community Tours and refreshments. Call 303-926-1000 for more information.
www.BalfourCare.com

Every Saturday and Sunday in September 2014, 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Independent Living Open House Weekends at Balfour Independent Living
Location: Balfour Independent Living

Address: 1331 E. Hecla Dr. Louisville, CO
Every Saturday and Sunday in June we are having Open House Weekends at Balfour Retirement Community. Drop in for Community Tours and refreshments. Call 303-926-6400 for more information.
www.BalfourCare.com

September 1 & 2, 2014 – Monday & Tuesday, 7:00PM
Boulder Cyber-Seniors Sponsored Screenings
Location: Colorado The Dairy Center for the Arts - The Boedecker Theater

Address: 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Plan to attend this heartwarming, humorous, and candid documentary about the challenges and victories of seniors as they dive into the digital world. A group of initially reluctant senior computer novices discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors, and finds new ways to connect with each other and the world. Following each screening Don Walker and Jack Williamson will host a discussion about how to be involved in launching a similar project here in Boulder.
www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com
Buy tickets Online - www.thedairy.org

September 8, 2014 – Monday, 11:00AM
Active Minds at Balfour Independent Living Discussing Iraq
Location: The Lodge at Balfour in the Chautauqua Theater

Address: 1331 E. Hecla Dr. Louisville, CO
Over ten years after a US-led invasion toppled the government of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is still in the process of attempting to maintain itself as a stable, self-governing nation. This task has recently become more difficult as the Sunni extremist group ISIS has mounted a serious military offensive against the Shia led government of Iraq. The regional roots and implications of this conflict are extensive and potentially disastrous to stability in this part of the world. Join Active Minds as we examine the past, present, and potential future of this volatile area in crisis. For more information 303-867-6400
www.BalfourCare.com

September 8, 2014 - Monday, 11:00AM - NOON
Active Minds presents: Putin's Russia
Location: West Boulder Senior Center

Address: 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Having influenced the country far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek. Cost: Free. RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148
www.activeminds.com
bouldercolorado.gov/seniors

September 9, 2014 – 6 Week Series starting 9-9-14 through 10-14-14, 1:30PM – 4:00PM
Be Well With Diabetes Workshop Series
Location: Greeley Medical Clinic

Address: 1900 16th St, Greeley, CO
Are you sick and tired of diabetes controlling your life? Attend the 6-week Be Well with Diabetes Workshop Series. Learn what you can do to take control of diabetes. This series is developed by Stanford University and offered by Weld Area Agency on Aging. The series is free for participants 60 years or older. Ech session is 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks beginning Sept 9th through Oct 14th from 1:30PM – 4:00PM. Participants must register. Call Holly Darby to enroll or for more information at 970-346-6950, x6117.
View Event Flyer – Click Here
Weld County Area Agency on Aging – Click Here

September 11, 2014 – Thursday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Spellbinders : An Introductory Presentation of a Storytelling Program
Location: Villas at the Atrium

Address: 3350 30th Street, Boulder, CO
Join us for an informational session about Spellbinders® which is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Since ancient times storytellers have told stories to pass on wisdom, engage the imagination and foster community. Our storytelling program recreates this age-old tradition, bringing together young and old to create connections, advance literacy and enrich the lives of children and volunteers alike.
www.spellbinders.org

September 19, 2014 – Friday, Movie begins at 5:30PM
Conversations on Death … At the Movies
Location: Greenwood & Myers Mortuary

Address: 2969 Baseline, Boulder
Join us for a variety of movies (personal stories, documentaries, comedies, dramas, grief explorations) on the third Fridays each month at different locations in Boulder County. $5 donation suggested to help defray film lease costs, but all are welcome. Popcorn and snacks provided! This month the move is, “It's My Party” - 1996. Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system with HIV and Leukoecephalopathy. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining and he plans to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves. This film is directed by Randal Kleise and stars Eric Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Margaret Cho, Lee Grant and George Segal. 110 minutes. Movie begins at 5:30PM and conversation follows the movie.
www.greenwoodmyersfuneral.com
www.conversationsondeath.org

September 22, 2014 – Monday, 11:15AM
Balfour Independent Living Fall Prevention Week: Balance Training for Beginners
Location: The Lodge at Balfour in the Chautauqua Theater

Address: 1331 E. Hecla Dr. Louisville, CO
Balance Training for Beginners with Instructor Denise Thomas. Denise is the Balfour Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, Personal Trainer, and Community Falls Prevention Specialist. Maintaining balance and mobility is essential to aging successfully. In addition to making it possible to perform basic activities of daily living, such as rising from a chair or climbing a flight of stairs, good balance forms the foundation on which a healthy and active lifestyle is built. Balance training for beginners is a starting place for understanding the different systems involved in balance and working individually with each of these systems. For more information 303-867-6400.
www.BalfourCare.com

September 22, 2014 - Monday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Active Minds presents: Eleanor Roosevelt
Location: East Boulder Senior Center

Address: 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations. This event is sponsored by Balfour Senior Living. Cost: Free. RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148.
www.activeminds.com
bouldercolorado.gov/seniors

September 24, 2014 – Wednesday, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Long-Term Care Options with GoCare Senior Placement Advocacy
Location: Louisville Public Library

Address: 951 Spruce St., Louisville, CO
Todd Stork of GoCare Senior Placement is the presenter on the topic of Long-Term Care Options. Todd will help educate you on many areas of senior healthcare including care giving, “age in place” pros and cons, Medicaid spend down planning, Innovage, Assisted Living pricing, Memory Care, Geriatric Care Management, and how to find the highest level of care possible. Todd brings many years of caregiving, advocacy, and senior placement experience to others to help families plan better for our aging parents and grandparents. This is a free event with no charge for a wealth of information. Bring your questions.
View event flyer – Click Here
www.gocarenow.com

September 25, 2014 - Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Active Minds presents: Colorado Ballot Issues 2014
Location: Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

Address: 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020
The fall Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions in the state. With a variety of complex issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the ballot and what is at stake. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals. Cost: Free. RSVP: 720-887-2350.
www.activeminds.com
www.ci.broomfield.co.us/index.aspx?NID=276

September 26, 2014 – Friday, 2:00PM
Fall Prevention Week: Preventing Falls around Pets with a Presentation by Sandy Brady, Dog Trainer, and Cheri Cabrera OTR
Location: The Lodge at Balfour in the Chautauqua Theater

Address: 1331 E. Hecla Dr. Louisville, CO
Each year approximately 86,000 human fall injuries involve a dog or cat. Our pets are loyal friends who provide us unconditional love, yet their activities and toys can create potential fall hazards. Please join local dog trainer, Sandy Brady, and occupational therapist, Cherri Cabrera, to learn helpful tips on how to safely enjoy your pet. For more information 303-867-6400.
www.BalfourCare.com

September 27, 2014 - Saturday
My Health and Wellness Expo

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center
Address: 112 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
My Health and Wellness Expo is the most anticipated health event to be scheduled in over 10 cities. The expo is designed to educate and inspire the public in the areas of Healthy Living, Personal Wellness, Fitness, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle Improvement, Longevity and more! Our exhibitors are dedicated to people of all ages and are local professionals with the latest health and wellness products and services.
www.myhealthandwellnessexpo.com

September 27, 2014 – Saturday, 1:00PM
Boulder Cyber-Seniors Sponsored Screenings
Location: Colorado The Dairy Center for the Arts - The Boedecker Theater

Address: 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Plan to attend this heartwarming, humorous, and candid documentary about the challenges and victories of seniors as they dive into the digital world. A group of initially reluctant senior computer novices discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors, and finds new ways to connect with each other and the world. Following each screening Don Walker and Jack Williamson will host a discussion about how to be involved in launching a similar project here in Boulder.
www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com
Buy tickets Online - www.thedairy.org

September 30, 2014 – Tuesday, 8:30AM - 1:00AM
Loveland Senior Living Tour
Location: Chilson Senior Center

Address: 700 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO
Get an inside look at Loveland Senior Living options that include Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Rehabilitation Centers. Transportation to each stop is provided as well as themed food and beverages at each location. The tour starts at Chilson Senior Center at 8:30am and buses depart from there. $10/person. Please RSVP to Chilson Senior Center by Friday, September 26th. Limited to the first 20 participants.
Learn More about Chilson Senior Center – Click Here

October 17, 2014 – Friday, Movie begins at 5:30PM
Conversations on Death … At the Movies
Location: Greenwood & Myers Mortuary

Address: 2969 Baseline, Boulder
Join us for a variety of movies (personal stories, documentaries, comedies, dramas, grief explorations) on the third Fridays each month at different locations in Boulder County. $5 donation suggested to help defray film lease costs, but all are welcome. Popcorn and snacks provided! This month the move is, “Biutiful” - 2010. This award winning film portrays a single father who finds his life in chaos as he deals with the crime in underground Barcelona, breaking up with his ex-wife who is an abusive mother of his children. He strives to regain spiritual insight after he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez. Spanish w/subtitles. Movie begins at 5:30PM and conversation follows the movie.
www.greenwoodmyersfuneral.com
www.conversationsondeath.org

October 25, 2014 – Saturday, 8:30AM Registration
Aging Wisely, Loving Well - A Daylong Workshop with David Chernikoff
Location: East Boulder Senior Center

Address: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303
This very special event features David Chernikoff, M.Div., L.C.S.W. He has taught meditation and psychology at Naropa University, and led workshops and retreats on conscious aging and related topics in Canada, Ireland and throughout the U.S. He is currently a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (www.insightcolorado.org) and has a private practice. In this workshop we’ll create a supportive learning community and challenge ourselves to explore what it means to become spiritually mature individuals. The day will include guided meditation practices, talks by the instructor, and experiential exercises with partners and in small groups. Join us for this unique opportunity to meet like-minded people who share a passion for living life fully with joy and integrity. Registration cost includes lunch. Registration closes on Oct 15th. Cost: $50 City Residents OR $60 Non-Resident. Questions? Call Maureen Dobson at 303-413-7489.
View Event Flyer for Registration Details – Click Here
www.insightcolorado.org

October 28, 2014 – Tuesday, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Death Café for the Jewish Community
Location: Greenwood & Myers

Address: 2969 Baseline, Boulder
The Jewish End-of-Life Coalition and Jewish Family Services invite the entire community to a special Death Café! This will be an open discussion about life and death that allows people to explore questions, hopes, fears and dreams, and to consider how a Jewish heritage may influence reflections on dying, death and afterlife. All are welcome. For more information, contact Evie Cohen at 303-507-7001 but no reservations are needed so just show up! Parking behind the building, accessible from Canyon Creek Rd on the west, or 30th St. on the east. The Jewish End-of-Life Coalition is sponsored by TRU Community Care.
www.jewishfamilyservice.org
www.trucare.org

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