Page 4 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 Can chocolate help you age grace-fully? Yes, if it's Healthy Choco-late! Numerous studies support the fact that the high content of anti-oxidants in cocoa can help your body age successfully when eaten regularly. Why anti- oxidants? The oxygen essential to living also con-tributes to the creation of free rad-ical molecules in our bodies. These rogue molecules bounce around in your body creating a continu-ous cycle of damage to our cells, tissue and organs. The end results of free radical damage are some of today's biggest health prob- Benefits Of Healthy Chocolate The Inspire Change with Chocolate team is based in the Denver area. Our mission is to educate people on the health benefits of chocolate lems - we are overweight, we feel run down, and many preventable diseases are on the rise. Anti- oxi-dants disable free radicals, thereby protecting our cells and slowing the aging process. Raw cacao is one of nature's top anti- oxidant super foods. Xoçai T , the healthy chocolate is a created with propri-etary cold processing from Bel-gian cocoa powder and combined with açai berries offers the highest known levels of anti- oxidants. For more information contact Inspire Change with Chocolate at 303- 805- 2999. The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition invites you to join us in commemorating 20 years of the federal civil rights law that pro-hibits discrimination on the basis of disability, the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA). Bring a dish to share and join us for food and games on Friday, Au-gust 20, 2: 00 - 7: 00pm, at Sloan's Lake Park, W. 17th Ave & Utica St., Denver. There is an accessible restroom, tables & benches, a playground, and open grass for games. This 20th Anniversary ADA Celebration Potluck Picnic celebration picnic is for everyone, adults and children, disabled and not. Service animals and well- be-haved, leashed pets are welcome. The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition is a grass- roots non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of social justice and systems change that benefits people with all types of disabili-ties in accessing the full American dream. Visit our website at http:// www. ccdconline. org. R. S. V. P.: 720- 254- 9559 or ada2010denver-picnic@ yahoo. com Denver Women's Chorus ( DWC) auditions for new mem-bers on August 22, 5: 00 p. m. at Montview Boulevard Presbyte-rian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street at Montview Blvd. Call 303- 325- 3959 to schedule an audi-tion or e- mail info@ rmarts. org with ' DWC Auditions' as your subject line. DWC also needs support members; put ' DWC Support' as your subject line. DWC rehearses Sunday eve-nings at Montview Blvd. Pres-byterian Church, 6: 00 p. m. to 9: 00 p. m. Denver Women's Chorus Auditions! Their concert calendar for the year includes a winter concert, ' Girls Rock the Radio' on Sat-urday, January 22, 2011, 2: 00 & 7: 30 p. m., L2 Arts & Culture Center, and a spring concert, ' Here, There, and Everywhere,' May 21, 2011, 2: 00 & 7: 30 p. m. at Montview Boulevard Presby-terian Church. DWC's New Members Meet-ing is August 29, 5: 00 p. m. to 5: 45 p. m., then the first rehears-al, 6: 00 p. m. to 9: 00 p. m., both at Montview Boulevard Presby-terian Church.
. 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 . Page 5 Continued on page 19 FEMALE PELVIC PROBLEMS Urogynecology It is not a normal part of a woman's aging process to develop uncomfortable, troublesome symptoms of incontinence or prolapse. Women don't have to live with these symptoms. Effective help is available through the services of a urogynecologist. What is a Urogynecologist? A urogynecologist is an obstetrician/ gynecologist who has specialized in the care of women with " pelvic floor dysfunction". The pelvic floor is the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the bladder, vagina, uterus, and rectum. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery. What are symptoms of " pelvic floor dysfunction"? 1. Incontinence: loss of bladder or bowel control, leakage of urine or feces. 2. Prolapse: descent of pelvic organs; a bulge and/ or pressure; ' dropped uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum.' 3. Emptying Disorders: difficulty urinating or moving bowels. 4. Pelvic ( or Bladder) Pain: discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain. 5. Overactive Bladder: frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder. When Should I See a Urogynecologist? Although your primary care physician or OB/ GYN may have knowledge about these problems, a urogynecologist can offer additional expertise. You should see ( or be referred to) a urogynecologist when you have problems of prolapse, and/ or troublesome incontinence or when your primary doctor recommends consultation. For more information please visit www. MountainStatesUrogyn. com or call 303- 403- 3470. © 2010 Exempla Healthcare EXEMPLA LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER AND DR. ROBERT HAMMER DISCUSS ... Exempla Mountain States Urogynecology - Downtown 2005 Franklin Street, Midtown 2, Suite 600 Denver, CO 80205 303- 837- 7682 Exempla Mountain States Urogynecology - West 8550 West 38th Avenue Suite 200 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303- 403- 3470 Exempla Mountain States Urogynecology - North Community Physician Pavilion 300 Exempla Circle, Suite 250 Lafayette, CO 80026 303- 837- 7682 www. EPNdoctors. org Files on Your Computer Ever wonder how to find a docu-ment or picture you have saved on your computer? After all, your computer liter-ally has thou-sands of Files. A " File" might be a 3- page let-ter you wrote, but on the other hand it might be something you don't recognize at all. This is because some of the files came with the system and are only there to help run and man-age the computer. These are called " system files" and should general-ly be left alone. You only want to change your files. Windows has a program called Windows Explorer that you can use to see a listing of all the files stored on your computer. It looks like an indented table of contents. The listing also shows something called Folders. Folders are a handy way to group or categorize files Computers Marianna Madison together to make them easier to find. If you click on a Folder you will see files it contains and maybe also other folders beneath it. Your computer disk has a large storage area, and a folder is just one sub-section of that storage area that has been given a name. The folder " My Documents" comes with your system and is a handy place to put your own files. The computer will assume that is where you want to put things, but you can also create and name your own folders or sub-folders if desired, and save your files there. In Windows Explorer, you can control how the files are sorted and displayed. You can also copy or move them, rename them, and even delete them. 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By utilizing color contrast and having a person stand behind the hoop ( a visible target) and talk ( directional sound), this recreation can be adapted, too. Braille Trail. The Braille Trail utilizes a waist- high guide wire and interpretive signs which provides hiking experiences. Beaver Brook Braille Trail is a one mile loop owned and operated by the City and County of Denver in Genesee Park on Lookout Mountain. Accessible Trail. Wilderness on Wheels is a mile- long 8- ft wide boardwalk located approximately 60 miles southwest of Denver on U. S. 285. At the edge of the Con-tinental Divide of North Amer-ica, a trout stream, wildflowers and trees offer a melody of colors and sounds. Besides hiking, there's fishing, camping, grilling and pic-nicking. To obtain a listing of rec-reation ideas, contact the Senior Low Vision Program at 303- 442- 8662 ext. 115. Low Vision Recreation One of eight Senior Connection expos in 2010, the Westminster show is at the Event Center at Church Ranch on August 19th. Admission is free for this full day of entertainment, fashion shows, food, activities and information. The show runs from 9 am to 2 pm so come early and stay late! Lunch for only $ 8 is available starting at 11: 30 am, is a box lunch Annual Senior Connection Show in Westminster from " Just Have It Catered", in-cluding two choices of sandwichs, potato salad, and fruit. The compli-mentary dessert bar called Sweets for Seniors opens at 1: 30. The newly crowned Ms Senior Colorado, Kay Johnson is on hand. Guests win door prizes by playing the roulette wheel. Each person is given two tokens when they en-ter the ballroom. They can pick up additional roulette wheel coins as they visit the vendors. Activities on stage occur every hour on the hour. The entertain-ment begins at 10 am with a Se-nior Connection favorite, A Step Above Dance Team. Join Vern as he sings and plays old time favor-ites on his guitar in the Sentimen-tal Journey. A variety show of se-nior talent performs at noon with song and dance from " Cream of the Crop". Elvis is in the house! at 1: 00 as Don D'Angelo imperson-ates the King. Senior Connection is not just about entertainment, though. It showcases an array of products and services that cater especially to the tastes and needs of today's seniors. Vendors offer financial planning, health and fitness options, legal services, health care, insurance, cosmetic surgery, cruises, massage, assisted living, retirement commu-nities, handyman services, medi-cal equipment and supplies, travel