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Page 8 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 Blessing of the Animals October 4, 2010, 10: 30 - 11: 30 a. m. Dumb Friends League's Quebec Street Shelter Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden Regardless of your religious affiliations or philosophy, the Dumb Friends League invites you to join in celebration of all creatures- great and small. In conjunction with the traditional feast day of St. Francis of As-sisi, the League is holding a Blessing of the Animals. Bring your four- legged friends to the Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., where a brief ceremony is planned. Admission is free. R. S. V. P. by calling ( 303) 751- 5772, Ext. 7081. For information, visit www. ddfl. org, or call ( 303) 751- 5772, Ext. 1378. The Wildlife Experience invites you to sample good food and frosty beverages from some of Colora-do's finest local breweries and res-taurants, relax in the cigar lounge and peruse The Wildlife Experi-ence's galleries and exhibits. This event features a diverse lineup of breweries, live music by " Flock of Beagles" and tantalizing treats. A few of the breweries that are participating in the event include Wynkoop Brewing Co., Rock-yard American Grill & Brewing Co., Dry Dock Brewing Co., Av-ery Brewing Co., Great Divide Brewing Co. and Full Sail Brew-ing Co. Some restaurants include Pasquini's Lone Tree, Melting Pot, Abo's Pizza and Noodles & Com-pany. Over 50 vendors sample their products at the 2010 Art & Ale Festival at The Wildlife Expe-rience. Art & Ale is sponsored in part by Go Toyota and Namaste Solar. Friday, August 20, 2010. Art & Ale runs from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. rain or shine. At The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria Parker. 720- 488- 3300. $ 45 Indi-vidual, $ 80 Couple, $ 35 Individual Members, $ 139 package includes a room at Courtyard Marriott, shut-tle, 2 Art & Ale tickets, breakfast, late checkout and more! Tickets are available online at thewildlifeexperience. org or by calling 720.488.3344. Purchase the hotel package by calling 720- 895- 0160. The event has sold out in the past, so purchase yours soon. Art & Ale Brew Festival is a 21 Plus event. The Wildlife Experience To Host Annual Art & Ale Brew Festival Jefferson Symphony Announces Summer Concerts in the Parks The Jefferson Symphony Or-chestra begins its 58th consecu-tive season with a celebration of free summer concerts in Jefferson County parks, performing selec-tions from classical and modern musical favorites. Concerts at the following Jef-ferson County locations are free, thanks in part to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and sponsorship by Exempla Lu-theran Medical Center, the City of Wheat Ridge and the City of Golden. Thursday, August 19, 6: 30 p. m., part of the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, Exempla Lu-theran Medical Center, 8500 W. 38th Ave. at Lutheran Parkway Sunday, August 22, 6: 30 p. m., conclusion of Golden's Fine Arts Festival, Parfet Park, Golden, 10th St. and Washington Ave. The symphony also performs at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts on September 2, featuring Masakazu Ito, Gui-tar. Ito performs a Colorado de-but of Concierto una Fiesta Para by Joaquin Rodrigo and Con-certo for Guitar and Orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi. Other selec-tions are An American in Paris by George Gershwin, selections from Westside Story by Leonard Bernstein and a Stevie Wonder Medley, arranged by Walter Barr. Tickets for this event may be ob-tained from the Arvada at 720- 898- 7200. The Jefferson Symphony is a nonprofit organization com-posed of 95 dedicated and gifted musicians. For more informa-tion, visit www. jeffsymphony. org or call 303- 278- 4237. Bravissimo! Celebrating our 58th Season

. 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . August 2010 . Page 9 I hope your summer has been filled with travel, family, fun, and per-haps a bit of genealogical research. It's the perfect time of year for road trips to ances-tral birthplaces and final resting places. Perhaps you attended a family reunion and met long-lost cousins. If you took lots of pictures, you'll want to download them while the memories are still fresh in your mind. Identify the people, objects and location of each picture and add keywords to link cousins to the correct family group. You may have even had the opportunity to scan some old photos at a family gathering. If you had the opportunity to visit a county courthouse in the an-cestral hometown and were able to get copies of marriage or land re-cords, you'll need to add source in-formation to the documents. This may be as simple as writing on the front of the document: " Johnson- Genealogy Rocks! Smith marriage registration, Mar-riage Book 16, page 234; County Clerk's Office, Douglas County, Illinois." The " Marriage Book 16, page 234" tells other family mem-bers exactly where the document came from. If you are homebound this sum-mer with jobs and other family responsibilities, you may be lim-ited to virtual travel and research via computer. The US GenWeb project is a free website with links to each county in each state. The links are maintained by volun-teers who post information about the county, the records available, cemetery listings, and query pag-es for posting your own inquiries about your family in that county. The general website is http:// us-genweb. org/. Then look down the list of states and then select the county you're interested in. It's a great way to travel while still at your computer. v Carol Cooke Darrow is the presi-dent of the Colorado Genealogical Society. For more information, visit www. cogensoc. us Carol Cooke Darrow Defining Relationships and Setting Boundaries Caregivers come in different vari-eties - those who over commit, who've place themselves in impossible situ-ations because they thought the time com-mitment would be an hour or two a week, sud-denly it's turned into a full time job - adult chil-dren who suddenly become care-givers after years of an unbalanced or non- existent parental relation-ship - caregivers who find them-selves struggling to care for some-one with memory loss uneducated about the disease, fearing what will happen next. It's important to understand different perspectives not only in parental relationships but in care-giving relationships. The examples we set as caregivers transcends gen-erations. We don't acknowledge that our early lives set the stage for the rest of our lives. It's no wonder that our parents or grandparents Caregiving Pamela D. Wilson see life very differently and that there are conflicts when caregiving situations arise. Our parents and grandparents worked for every-thing, appreciated the little things and respected their parents many of whom were role models, tough as steel who came from the old country. Parents and grandparents who worked for, not expected, ev-erything they gained in life. If you're a caregiver looking to understand your loved one's per-spective, looking for education, information or direction, I'm of-fering 4- week small group edu-cational workshops on Thursday evenings beginning August 26th called Caregiving: Defining Rela-tionships, Setting Boundaries and Managing Change. Information is available at www. thecaringgen-eration. com, by calling 303- 810- 1816 or sending an email to info@ thecarenavigator. com v Pamela D. Wilson, an expert in the area of health care and aging, owns The Care Navigator. She hosts a week-ly talk show on 630 KHOW. Visit www. thecarenavigator. com or call 303- 810- 1816 for additional infor-mation. Copyright 2010 Medication: Your Life Depends On It Over the last few years, my mother's best friend has shown signs of dementia, first mild forgetful-ness and then some increas-ingly worrisome signs of " something gone wrong." She did not have family to step in, so my mother and I were her sup-port system. Neighbors began call-ing my mother, complaining that her friend was leaving the televi-sion on very loud for days. She was walking out and leaving the door to her apartment open. She was on occasion leaving her house inap-propriately dressed, and she began calling my mother multiple times, repeating the same conversation as if there was a new issue. She had been functioning quite well up un-til that time, and the change was acute and swift, so we felt that ac-tion should be taken. Finding the solution. We start-ed with taking our friend to her physician for a full evaluation, and The Golden Years Dr. Eva Mor her doctor referred her for a neu-rological evaluation. My mom and I met with the doctors, but were disappointed. There was no physi-cal justification for her signs of dementia. We went back to her personal doctor and reviewed each of her health issues and the treat-ment she was receiving, when the doctor asked when and how she took the medication. She could not clearly say, and did not even remember if she had taken it for that day. Clearly, she was not tak-ing it properly, maybe taking too much at one time or not taking any at another time. So, we put in place a system that provided her with safe and timely medication taking. We purchased a medica-tion dispenser for weekly supply, marked by day and time. Com-partments were clearly marked for day of the week, as well as morn-ing, noon, evening, etc. If a dose was not taken, it would buzz to re-mind the person to take it. In my book Making the Golden Years Golden I have a few suggestions as to different options for medica-tion dispensers. For more info - www. goldenyearsgolden. com v For more information: www. gold-enyearsgolden. com