Page 12 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 Assisted Living: ( Accepts Medicaid) Barth Hotel Denver Cinnamon Park Longmont Cli view Kremmling Madison House Cortez Mesa Vista Parachute Park Hill Residence Denver Princeton House Denver Apartment Living: ( HUD subsidized) Emerson Gardens Denver The Olin Denver Grand Living Granby Silver Spruce Kremmling September House Denver The Decatur Denver Servicios Denver To nd out more information about any of these residences contact Hilarie Olson at: 303- 595- 4464 ext. 17 TDD 1- 800- 659- 2656 www. seniorhousingoptions. org A 501 ( c)( 3) nonpro t charitable organization celebrating 30 years of service! Expanding lives and minds with community- based educational programs. Call us at: 303- 320- 7652 www. ActiveMindsForLife. com Active Minds Independent Living & Affordable Housing for Ages 55 and Better " Quality Living for a Modest Price" Quiet . Comfortable Elevator . Therapeutic Pool . Library . Fitness Room . Billiards 5820 S. Windermere Street . Littleton, CO 80120 303- 795- 2902 www. southviewplace. com S Southview Apartments China: Closing for Business? Examine how China's single- party communist rule has impacted its path to economic development and how this emerging conflict is viewed by the international busi-ness community. Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Au-rora, Free. RSVP: 303- 750- 0820 Native Americans of Colora-do. Tues, Aug. 10, 10 am. Hear the stories of the original inhab-itants of Colorado. From Mesa Verde to the high plains, trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colora-do's Native American history and legacy. Jewish Community Cen-ter, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver, Free. RSVP: 303- 316- 6359 Mother Teresa. Tues, Aug. 10, noon - 1 pm. The upcoming 100 year anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth, program looks at her life and legacy. Trace her works of charity and peace, including winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and examine the prospects for her someday be-coming a saint. First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W 10th Ave, Free. Info: 303- 235- 6946 The European Union. Tues, Aug. 10, 12: 30- 1: 30 pm. Explore the historical roots of the forma-tion of the European Union and the economic and social issues that challenge its future. Tattered Cov-er, 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, Free. King Tut. Wed, Aug. 11, 1- 2 pm. As the Denver Art Museum hosts an extraordinary exhibit of King Tut artifacts, here is the story of the famous Egyptian pharaoh and the time in which he ruled. We place King Tut's life and reign in the broader context of ancient Egyptian history and cover the ex-traordinary discovery of his tomb in 1922 and an overview of its con-tents. Foothills Park & Rec, 6612 S Ward St, Littleton, Free. RSVP: 303- 409- 2264 The European Union. Wed, Aug. 11, 3- 4 pm. See previous description. RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, Free. RSVP: 303- 797- 0600. Gold! Thur, Aug. 12, 10- noon. Trace the history of gold. A jour-ney from ancient civilizations to the 49' er strike at Sutter's Mill, Colorado's own gold rush and the role gold has played in the world, 1375 High St, Denver, Free. RSVP: 303- 399- 5555 ( limited seating) Vivaldi's " The Four Seasons" Fri, Aug. 13, 1: 30- 2: 30 pm. Delve into the world of music apprecia-tion by examining this most fa-mous work. Listen to short sam-ples and unravel how the composer creates such powerful visual imag-es, and strong emotional content. Music knowledge is not needed. Cranbrook Senior Living, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, Free. RSVP: 303- 327- 7340 ( Lim-ited seating) Active Minds ® 303- 320- 7652 . www. ActiveMindsForLife. com Writing is a passion of mine and I feel that I have a lot to say on many topics. I have an innate drive to help oth-ers. I have been blessed to live 50+ years. I have done a lot. seen a lot. and want to share my insight with others. We all should set a per-sonal goal to leave this world with less emotional noise than we cur-rently have in our lives. I have always been an extreme-ly organized person and used this skill to manage all aspects of my husband's care. During his illness, many people approached me from different segments of life regarding the unique care I was providing for my husband. I knew that I had to Uniquely Bea come up to speed real quick to find out the steps needed to develop our end- of- life plans and eventu-ally coping with the death and be-reavement of my husband. It was important that you are honest and direct about the variety of emotions you experience during this stressful process. You will find out that you are not alone. Being proactive in handling end- of- life decisions is the key. Honesty is the best policy. There is a definite need in our society to address caregiving and end- of- life issues in a direct manner. Planning these matters will not speed up your death. In actuality, planning turns out to be the ultimate gift that you can give to your family. v Bea Bailey, beatricebailey@ yahoo. com, ( 916) 745- 3454. For more in-formation, please logon to: http:// www. farewellmyfriend. net/ Bea Bailey Going Somewhere? My nursing school assignment was to interview 4 people of differ-ent age groups about their out-look on life and their goals. " At 83 you don't have goals," Millie said. Thinking that she had a differ-ent idea of what a goal is, I probed. " In what way are you trying to grow?" " You don't grow anymore when you get to be my age." Life would be boring without goals, without growth. But the as-signment is to listen, not argue, so I thanked her for her time, and left. A few months later, Millie died. Neighbor- to- Neighbor Mary Orchard Other than being overweight and having chronic urine leakage, Mil-lie seemed to have no major issues. Hmmm. Did Millie die of bore-dom? Did God take her just be-cause there was nothing left for her to do here? Is this how people think when they're getting ready to leave this earth? I often look at programs that target seniors and feel out- of-step with my own generation. Of course we are each unique, but do program designers understand the prevailing atti-tudes? Do most seniors feel that the retirement years are for rest, recovery and recreation? Are you going anywhere in life? I'd like to hear from any se-nior who has an opinion on this. Call: 720- 747- 4568. Please leave a phone number for a call- back.
. 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 . Page 13 ?? Help For Low Income Seniors 60+ Sponsored By Colorado Gerontological Society, 3006 E Colfax, Denver 80206 ?? This ?? program ?? is ?? made ?? possible ?? with ?? grants ?? through ?? the ?? ?? Denver ?? Regional ?? Council ?? of ?? Governments, ?? Area ?? Agency ?? on ?? Aging ?? Under ?? the ?? Comprehensive ?? Older ?? Americans ?? Services ?? Act ?? and ?? Private ?? Dona ?? ons ?? Grants Available to Metro Denver Seniors to Help With Costs of ?? ?? Dental Services ?? ?? Eyeglasses ?? ?? Hearing Aids CALL 303 ?? 333 ?? 3482 FOR AN APPLICATION Coming Events As President of the Highlands Ranch Histori-cal Society, I am pleased to announce that since we have moved to our new home at the Highlands Ranch, South-ridge Recreation Center we are able to accommodate many more folks at our meetings. I have frequently been asked to publish a list of upcoming pro-grams so folks can plan ahead and not miss something that is espe-cially interesting to them. So, list-ed below programs from August through November. We send out emails every month to those who request them and if you would like to receive it, please call and I will add you to the list. Also, I make telephone calls to those who do not wish to receive emails and if that would be your choice please call me and give me your telephone number. . August 16: " What Lies Beneath" archeology PowerPoint program. . September 20: " A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America" Caroline's Corner PowerPoint of a remarkable coffee table book. Books are available and the author will be happy to auto-graph your copy. . October 18: A paranormal pre-sentation by researchers/ investiga-tors. See the pictures and hear the sounds. . November 15: John Fielder, our local distinguished photographer/ author introduces his newest book " Colorado Ranches" in a Power- Point presentation. Tucked into every corner of the Colorado land-scape are places where legends still live. Mr. Fielder has books available and will be happy to autograph your copy. ( These make excellent Christmas presents!) Our programs start at 7: 00 p. m. but come early for refreshments. In order to get enough chairs set up, we would appreciate a reserva-tion. We do not charge admission. We invite you to join the Histori-cal Society if you wish to do so. I hope this information will help get your calendars in order and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Caroline's phone: 303- 471- 5611. v Caroline T. Smith, is the president of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society. Suggestions welcome for the " Corner". Email: foxycaroline@ hot-mail. com. Caroline T. Smith The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Vic-tim Assistance pro-gram was awarded the National Sheriffs' Assoc. Crime Vic-tim Services Award for 2010 in June. The National Sheriffs' Assoc. rec-ognizes that victims have unique needs and that appropriate assis-tance should be provided as early as possible in the process. In an effort to focus more na-tional and local attention on law enforcement services provided to victims of crime, NSA annually recognizes a Sheriff's Office that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in support of victims with the NSA Crime Victim Ser-vices Award. Over 3,000 Sheriffs' offices can apply for the annual award. Patty Moschner, Program Co-ordinator indicated, " This is a tre-mendous honor for our advocates, for Douglas County Sheriff's Of-fice, and for all Colorado victim services." " I am extremely proud of the dedi-cation that the Vic-tim Assistance staff and volunteers have towards their job and the victims they serve. This award just echoes that te-nacity," Sheriff Da-vid A. Weaver stated. The Victim Assistance Program is part of the Investigations Divi-sion and responds to victims of vi-olent crime and survivors. Victim advocates provide information, follow- up support, and referrals. The advocates are available 24/ 7 to help victims get information, support, and provide for advocate safety. The program also has 4 full time and one half time staff. The program's success can be attributed to the many volunteers that dedi-cate themselves to helping others. There are currently 24 volunteers that represent all geographical ar-eas of the county. Most maintain full time jobs and families in addi-tion to committing to assisting vic-tims of crime in Douglas County. Sheriff's Office, Victim Advocates Recognized with National Award.