August 2010 . Volume 12 . Issue 8 FREE CAR- RT- SORT DENVER METRO Includes: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Elbert, Denver, Douglas, & Jefferson Trade Resource for 50+ Wellness Decision Makers 50+ Adults Connecting local businesses with the 50 plus community Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Boulder CO Permit No. 451 INSIDE Mental Health Movement Page 3 Senior Connection Page 5 Santa Fe NM Page 7 " 1964" The Tribute Page 10 Photos and story by Raymond Spears Hot! Hot! Hot! It was officially 102 degrees outside on Saturday, July 17th when the 17th annual Ms. Senior Colorado Pageant was held. " This Moment in Time" was the theme of the show... and how ironic that the weather outside would reflect this year's perfor-mances. There might have been nice, luxurious air conditioned seating, but these contestants Here She comes... Ms. Colorado Senior America showed the audience that 60+ can be hot. There was dancing of all sorts, singing, skits and even a whistler. Contestants were judged in four categories: talent, evening gown, interview and a personal, short philosophy of life. Kay Johnson was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America 2010 and competes for the title of Ms. Senior America in October in At-lantic City. The Ms. Senior Ameri- The 2010 Queen and her court, Diana Magers ( 3rd runner- up), Kay Johnson ( 2010 Queen), Maya Leon- Meis ( 1st runner- up), Marian E. Fisher ( 2nd runner- up) The 2010 Queen, her court and past Ms Colorado Senior America Queens The 2010 Queen, her court with this year's contestants. Kay Johnson ca Pageant emphasizes and honors gracious, elegant women who have reached the age of sixty. When the belly dancer finished, Master of Ceremonies - Parker's Mayor David Casiano said," some-one needs to call the Fire Dept". These ladies showed they can still spice things up... Habanera style. Congradulations to all the beau-tiful women who have participated in the 17 years of this event, you're all winners!
Page 2 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010Say You Saw It in 50 Plus Marketplace News W ednesday/ 4 Rebuilding Together Summer Wine Tasting Fundraiser, 6- 8 pm, Denver Design Center, 595 S. Broadway. $ 30 in advance. RSVP: Blacktie- Colorado Wednesday/ 11 R. M. Submarine Veterans, 2nd Wed. monthly, American Legion Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. 6 pm. Info: 303- 972- 8167, www. rockymountainsubvets. com M onday/ 16 1 pm, Littleton AARP Chapter # 4755, Buck Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave, Littleton. Program: Network of Care, the new infor-mation resource T uesday/ 17 AARP # 3838, 1 pm, St Thomas Moore Church, 8035 So. Quebec St. Centennial. Karen Wenzel of Rocky Mtn. MS Center on Multiple Sclerosis. Info: 303- 791- 9957. W ednesday/ 18 Alzheimer's Support Group 3rd Wed monthly. Brookside Inn, 1297 S. Perry St., Castle Rock. Info: 720- 733- 0491. Clear Creek Church, 10555 W. 44th Ave. Senior Luncheons, 3rd Wed. monthly, 11: 30 am. Lunch & program. Info: 303- 424- 3031. Friday 20/ Saturday/ 21 Huge Used Book Sale, 8am- 3pm, Parker Senior Center, 10675 S. Longs Way. Donations of clean, good condition books are accepted. Info: 303- 841- 5370. M onday/ 23 1 pm: ACCoA, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec. Program: " Network of Care," the new information resource. Tuesday/ 24 Triad of Jefferson/ Gilpin, 1: 30 pm, District Attorney Office, 500 Jefferson Cnty Pkwy, Golden. Program: West Metro Drug Task force present information on the misuse of prescription drugs. Free, info: 303- 271- 6980. Every Monday Forest Street Care Center, FREE Alzheimer's & Dementia Edu, 3345 Forest St., Denver, 10- Noon. Reg: www. alz. org or 720- 877- 3474. Calendar sponsored by. AUGCUalSendTar Find Einstein Can you find the hidden Einstein in this paper? Cataract Awareness Month, Psoriasis Awareness Month, National Health Center Week Senior Answers and Services presents Elder Care Consulting Services . On- Site Counseling for Employees . Lunch and Learn Seminars at the Workplace . Senior Resource Guidebook . Information Resources at www. senioranswers. org . Discussion Roundtables in Community Locations Sponsored by Senior Answers and Services 3006 East Colfax Denver CO 80206 303- 333- 3482 303- 333- 9112 ( fax) www. senioranswers. org Senior Answers and Services provides counseling and consulting for seniors and their families as well as information, resources, and services to improve quality of life for older adults. On Saturday, August 14th, a golf tournament to benefit the People House Affordable Counseling Program, is planned at the Broken Tee Golf Club in Englewood. The tourney is a four person scramble format with " longest drive" and " closest to the hole" contests. Sign up to reserve a place for an afternoon of fun and fellow-ship while providing for counsel-ing programs. For details and a link, please visit PeopleHouse. org, and click on the Golf Tournament Benefit page. This year the 4th annual People House Presents event takes on a new format, providing participants the opportunity to work with in-novative, local authors in a more personal venue. Each author leads a small interactive workshop dur-ing the day focusing on Mindful-ness: Positive Tools for Challeng-ing Times. The event is October 16th, details and a link to purchase early bird tickets are on the People House Presents page. Call for Volunteers! We wel-come volunteers to help President Rick Beaver with the remodeling/ residing of the east wing at Peo-ple House. Interested people can call Rick directly at 303 886- 9243. We welcome both skilled and un-skilled help! As well as providers of snacks and cold drinks for the volunteers! Follow Us on Twitter. If you are on twitter, please follow us! People House and its practitioners " tweet" about upcoming events. Follow us by visiting http:// twitter. com/ peo-plehouseco. People House, is located at 3035 W. 25th Ave. in Denver, ( 303) 480- 5130. Golf Tournament to Benefit People House Advance Directives Help Se-niors Get Care Outraged by former Governor Richard Lamm's statement that elders have a " duty to die", Col-oradoans are more comfort-able with mak-ing end- of- life decisions. Now they have access to numerous ad-vance directives which help to direct the elder's care at a time of frailty and inabil-ity to care for one's self. Advance directives provide guid-ance to family and the medical community to deliver appropriate health and palliative care. The Col-orado legislature recently made sig-nificant changes to the Living Will and added the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment. Passed in 1985, the original Liv-ing Will form was pre- printed and directed caregivers to remove life support under prescribed conditions. The new form defines life- sustain-ing procedures, persistent vegetative state, and terminal condition. Colorado Gerontological Society Eileen Doherty A life- sustaining procedure is any procedure administered for the specific purpose of prolonging the dying process. For example, if a medication is prescribed solely for the purpose of keeping one's blood pressure level as the person is dy-ing, that intervention might be in-terpreted to be a " life- sustaining procedure". Artificial nutrition and hydration are excluded as palliative measures providing comfort rather than life support. " Persistent vegetative state is deemed when the attending phy-sician and another physician agree that within a reasonable degree of medical probability the patient can no longer think, feel anything, knowingly move, or be aware of being alive". Physicians must agree that the condition will last indefi-nitely without hope for improve-ment through monitoring. Terminal condition is defined as " an irreversible condition for which the administration of life sustain-ing procedures will only serve to postpone the moment of death". Individuals who have a living will do not need to make a new one, but may want to consider completing a new form to be con-sistent with current laws. Although the medical power of attorney empowers the agent to determine the need for medical care, the legislature has strength-ened the agent's powers by enact-ing a standardized form, the Medi-cal Orders for Scope of Treatment ( MOST). This form orders medi-cal professionals to deliver care that can include comfort measures only, hospital care, limited interventions or full treatment. A medical pow-er of attorney may sign a MOST order for someone who lacks deci-sional capacity. The MOST order can be revoked at any time by the individual or the medical power of attorney. A MOST order signed by a phy-sician, requires emergency profes-sionals, home care personnel, hos-pital staff, and/ or nursing home managers to follow the treatment orders. Medical personnel are im-mune from criminal prosecution if they follow the MOST orders. MOST orders may be provid-ed verbally. Similarly photocopies, faxes, and other electronic copies of the form are recognized as le-gally constituting the wishes of the Continued on page 19