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How do peer support and mobility enhance your Life? Would you like to learn alternative techniques for accomplishing daily tasks?" Do you want to gain or maintain your independence? The Center for People with Disabilities Seniors With Low Vision program presents: " You Can Do Anything" a FREE vendor/ resource fair and public forum including lunch for those 55 and over. The MAC ( Mature Adult Center) 3295 West 72nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80030 Thursday May 6, 2010 9: 00 a. m. to 2: 00 p. m. 9: 00 - 12: 00 Peer support and education 12: 00 - 2: 00 Resource Fair/ visit vendors Educational speakers including Dr. Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO, Low Vision Specialist speaking on Eye care and medical updates For more information or to R. S. V. P., Call Steve Johnson 303- 442- 8662 ext. 115 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? . Part II  e diffi culty is that many indi-viduals diagnosed with " moder-ate cognitive impairment" do well in social situations.  ey carry on conversations, perhaps forgetting something here and there.  ey laugh at jokes and appear well groomed. But, it is the underly-ing, hidden is-sues that have the potential to cause the greatest harm. And yet friends feel guilty if they try to fi nd a person to help. Some family members fear anger from parents and are immobilized. I always ask, what's worse? Having a friend or parent temporarily angry or hav-ing them face fi nancial exploita-tion or signifi cant health issues that cannot be remedied? Here's a checklist indications that it's time to act for someone not able to manage their own aff airs: . If you have access to their home, are there piles of mail and news-papers everywhere?  is may indi-cate unpaid bills and mismanaged fi nances. Is the home unclean? . Do you see repairman constantly going in and out of their home? . Have other neighbors or friends expressed concern? Caregiving Pamela D. Wilson . Has the individual lost weight or appear to have health issues, hear-ing loss, issues with eyesight? . Do you see the individual driving and appearing unsafe? . Is the person wearing the same clothing day after day? . If you're helping, are they relying on you more for daily tasks? . Do you notice that the individual repeats information, asks the same questions or forgets that you spoke to them yesterday? . Does the individual appear gen-erally confused? . Is there medication throughout the home but no system of taking them? . Has someone moved into the home to help out but the situation seems to be getting worse?  is may indicate abuse. . Does the individual express fear of a family member or friend? You are doing the person a kind-ness by reporting the issues and asking for help on their behalf. I often receive calls from frustrated individuals. I thank them for car-ing enough to call and then make an appointment to visit the indi-vidual to see how I can reduce the risk of these hidden pitfalls. ? Pamela D. Wilson, an expert in the area of health care and aging, owns  e Care Navigator. She hosts a week-ly talk show on 630 KHOW. Visit www. thecarenavigator. com or call 303- 810- 1816 for more information. Heavy and Healthy - Happiness and Weight Gain  ey say, " Beauty is only skin deep," but the fact is your real beauty comes from deep within. If you re-ally love each other the body changes that come with age mean very little. It is the rare couple that fi t into their wedding clothes even within just a few years.  ey also say, " Time fl ies when you're having fun," and in a healthy relationship time fl ies, too. Before you know it you're celebrating your tenth anniversary, and you've both put on a couple of pounds for each fun year.  e fact is contentment, regular meals, slowing of your activ-ities means more calories in and less calories out, which = weight gain. So you noticed! You've probably Healthy Relationships tried every diet imaginable, just to lose a few pounds and then add a few more than you lost. Yo- yo diets do little for your health and lon-gevity. Finally you realize that St. Bernards can't be turned into Grey Hounds. You also realize that St. Bernards can be lovable too. So let's become the healthiest St. Ber-nards possible!  e idea is to stay in good health, not necessarily concentrating on shape, which tends to become more ample. To a couple in love ample is still beautiful. One can become a bit heavier and still be healthy, and that should be your real goal... good health to live for a long loving relationship. To read more on this topic read " Heavy and Healthy... forget your weight and get fi t." See www. boomerbookseries. com ? Excerpt from, " Sex In  e Golden Years - the best sex ever" by Othniel Seiden, MD & Jane L. Bilett, PhD psychologist. See: boomerbookseries. com Othniel Seiden Seidennot WANTED WE BUY PRODUCING AND NON PRODUCING MINERAL AND ROYALTY INTERESTS AGGRESSIVE PRICING 60 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE FOR A NO  OBLIGATION OFFER CONTACT TOLL FREE THOMAS LACY 1  87  ROYALTIES 1  877  692  5843 tllacy@ wilco- inc. com . congress. org current info on what the politicians are doing. . sunlightfoundation. com posts the text of major bills . google. com can direct you to scores of sources to fact- check . recovery. gov is the offi cial website for the stimulus bill . cagw. org tracks government spending and fl ags abuses . pogo. org monitors federal contractors . consumerfed. org connects local groups that are working on important issues.

Page 6 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . May 2010 Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior America 2004, is an innovating and enthusias-tic speaker available to instill in your group momentous ways to improve well- being in ourselves and those around us. Her topics include: " Aging with Atti-tude to Make a Difference", " Becoming Signifi cant," " Whose Crown Are We Really Wearing?" and " All In God's Perfect Time." Call Michelle at 720- 289- 8398 Looking for a Dynamic Speaker for your Next Meeting? Why Computers Slow Down A computer can slow down for many reasons. Today's software uses lot's of memory. If your com-puter is older it may not have enough for to-day's uses, and could make it slow. Also, how fast is your inter-net connection? Dial- up internet of any kind. Real high- speed internet is either Ca-ble or DSL. It doesn't cost much more and is totally worth it. What takes several minutes with dial-up, might only take seconds with high- speed. Periodic maintenance also helps. Regularly remove temporary inter-net fi les, cookies and browsing his-tory. Do this under Internet Prop-erties, in the Control Panel. Also, if you delete lots of things, your fi les may eventually become frag-mented.  e Windows Defrag-menter ( under Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools) can analyze your disk and if needed, reorganize your computer's fi ling Computers Marianna Madison system to locate fi les faster. Win-dows also includes a Disk Cleanup program you can run to clean old unused fi les. Also, you can sched-ule big jobs like your virus protec-tion's full- system scan or updates when you are not using the com-puter. If you run those bigger jobs while you are on the computer, it may sometimes make you wait. You should also restart your com-puter periodically.  ere's no harm in leaving it running, but sometimes interrupted tasks are unintention-ally left running in memory. ( Have you ever had a song in your head you couldn't forget?) As its mem-ory gets too tied up, the computer slows down. Likewise, use the se-lections in the Start menu to shut off or restart your computer.  is allows the computer to power off gracefully after cleaning up things and avoids orphaned settings, fi les and processes.  ese are a few of the things you can do. If you are still having trou-ble, call in an expert. ? Marianna Madison has a 20 year background in information systems and provides computer tutoring to Seniors. For more information, call 303- 731- 7932. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? A reverse mortgage may be the answer to your fi nancial needs.  is proven tool enables se-nior homeown-ers, 62 years and older, to convert a part of the equity in their home into tax-free income without having to sell the home, give up title, or take on a new monthly mortgage pay-ment. As there are virtually no re-strictions on the use of funds, the process can be used to improve quality of life and make retirement years more enjoyable. Funds received from a reverse mortgage can be used in virtually any way the borrower chooses. A borrower may receive the funds in a lump sum, in monthly incre-ments, or a combination of these. As for repayment, the loan is re-payable when the borrower sells the home or moves out.  is fl exibility paired with no monthly mortgage payments al-lows senior borrowers to use their Reverse Mortgage Gary S. Kottler equity for many diff erent purposes, such as paying off debts, assisting with medical bills, creating a cash reserve for future needs, or reno-vating their homes. Reverse mortgages create peace of mind that fi nances will be better covered and taken care of. "  is re-verse mortgage has not only eased my concern at having to make a monthly mortgage payment, but has also given me a sense of secu-rity," says a satisfi ed borrower from Denver. A reverse mortgage could be right for you if you are 62 years of age or older, would like to remain in your home, and could use some extra cash to help you with your fi nancial needs. ? Gary Kottler is a Reverse Mort-gage Specialist for Financial Free-dom ( www. fi nancialfreedom. com). For more information, contact 303- 568- 9222 or GKottler@ fi nancial-freedom. com. © 2010 Financial Freedom Acquisition LLC. All rights reserved. Financial Freedom Acquisition LLC is a Subsidiary of OneWest Bank ® , FSB. Consult fi - nancial advisor and appropriate government agencies for any eff ect on taxes or government benefi ts. Make sure you understand the features associated with the loan program you choose and the eff ect of an adjust-able rate to your overall loan cost. Consolidating debt may result in higher overall interest cost over the life of the loan. Consult your fi nancial advisor on paying short term debt with your mortgage loan.  e Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, Broomfi eld, hosts the Digital Bookmobile, an im-mersive experience inside a 74 ft, high- tech tractor- trailer, Friday, May 7, 10- 4 p. m. Readers of all ages can engage in downloading through interactive demos at this free event. Library card holders can check out and download digital ti-tles 24/ 7 at http:// frontrange. lib. overdrive. com or at www. broom-fi eldlibrary. org. Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library Hosts Digital Bookmobile National Tour Equipped with internet- con-nected PCs, high- defi nition moni-tors, and premium sound systems, allowing visitors explore the li-brary's download service. Once downloaded, digital titles can be viewed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Visit May 7 and enter the draw-ing for a SanDisk MP3 player!