. 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.
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A 2003 AARP study of 3,501 singles aged 40 to 69 showed that about one- third of those surveyed were either in a relationship or dating one person exclusively. A si-miliar percentage had dated one or more people in the previous three years. But of those who were dat-ing, just 8% listed " to find someone to marry" as their reason for doing so. 49% said they were looking for someone " to talk to and do things with." However, dating isn't always easy for anyone returning to the dating pool. Fortunately there are many ways for older folks to meet and get to know one another: . Online dating and social net-working sites, like BOOMj. com, SeniorFriendFinder. com, Match. Healthy Relationships com and eHarmony. com help se-niors find like- minded people with whom they can connect. . Travel programs, such as Elder-hostel offer learning adventures worldwide. . Volunteer programs, like the Se-nior Corps, connect with commu-nity service programs in need. . Institutes of higher education, such as local colleges, many of-fer tuition waivers or discounted classes for seniors. . Denver and Boulder have many " Meet- up groups" which offer classes and meetings to help you find people of like interests and minds. See www. meetup. com. . Denver's Colorado Free Uni-versity offers classes on numerous topics, all excellent places and pro-grams to bring people of similar interests together. See www. colo-radofreeuniversity. com Just as older Americans aren't letting the years stop them from dating, they're not letting it end their sex lives, either. Many of the 3,005 U. S. adults aged 57 to 85 surveyed for a study published in the New England Journal of Med-icine ( NEJM) reported having sex: 73% of people aged 57 to 64, 53% of those aged 65 to 74, 26% of those aged 75 to 85. . Among the very oldest group of sexually active adults, many over 85, 54% were having sex at least twice a month, while 23% reported en-gaging in sex at least once a week. These numbers would be higher if it weren't for the fact that many el-derly no longer have partners. v For more information read " The Second Half Begins at 50!" See www. boomerbookseries. com Othniel Seiden Colorado Senior Lobby Annual Meeting " Working to Balance the Scales for Seniors" August 21, 2010 . 9: 00 AM - 12: 30 PM Scheitler Recreation Center at Berkley Park 5031 West 46th Ave. ( at Sheridan) Denver, Colorado Continental Breakfast Business Meeting, Officers Election Senior Programs Funding Outlook, Guest Speakers Update on Federal Health Care Legislation Contributions accepted One is a poet. Another a musician. Several have fathers who have been killed. One has a mother in jail. And one just got into Colo-rado's most prestigious and ex-pensive private school. They are all from Denver's inner- city. They are all 12- years- old and they have all found a hint of salvation from their violent neighborhood in a most unlikely sport called lacrosse. From the moment the kids dis-cover what a lacrosse stick is, to the heart stopping finale at the State Championships, " City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story" takes us on an unforgettable journey. With the wealthy, white sport of lacrosse as the backdrop, we watch as these kids confront the vicious inequali- Official Premiere Of Denver's Nationally Awarded Documentary: City Lax, An Urban Lacrosse Story ties that plague urban youth today. Yet their undeniable spirit carries them, and their story, to places un-expected and unbelievable. This homegrown documentary has gripped the nation. The Den-ver premiere is at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., on Saturday, August 7, at 7 p. m. and is open to the public. Doors open at 6: 15 p. m. for a meet and greet with the cast, and a silent auction. Tickets are available through KNUW Seeds, participating youth development organizations, www. paramountdenver. com, www. tickethorse. com, Dicks Sporting Goods stores and Park Box Office, Pepsi Center Box Office, and 1st Bank Center Box Office.