News & Events – November 2017 & Beyond

November 1, 2017 Care Manager’s Blog Post

Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
“What is the difference between home health care and non-medical home care? At first glance these terms look similar. According to Medicare, home health care is recommended to treat an illness or injury …” – READ MORE

Other Care Manager’s Corner Blog Posts

  • Alternative Treatments for Arthritis – READ MORE
  • Activities for People with Alzheimer’s – READ MORE
  • Combative Behavior with Dementia – READ MORE
  • Understanding the World of Dementia – READ MORE
  • The Importance of Reminiscence Therapy – READ MORE
  • Staying at Home vs. Moving to Long Term Care READ MORE
  • Communication with a Person Suffering from Dementia READ MORE
  • What is Dementia? –  READ MORE
  • Visit our new blog – The Care Manager’s Corner – CLICK HERE

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) Classes
UCHealth’s partnership combines with Memorial Health System, based in Colorado Springs, Poudre Valley Health System, based in Fort Collins, and Denver metro-based University of Colorado Hospital. With locations in Denver, Northern Colorado and Southern Colorado, UCHealth offers a variety of health related classes for all ages.
Learn more about classes with UCHealth – CLICK HERE


Through December 7, 2017
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018
For 2018 Medicare coverage, open enrollment is in the fall of 2017, from October 15th to December 7, 2017. Below is a link to materials from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Medicare Open Enrollment Period.
Medicare Open Enrollment Period – CLICK HERE
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) Website – CLICK HERE

November 2, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Colorado Initiative Kicks Off First Ever “Conversations on Aging” Regional Tour
Location: Mountain West Dental Institute
Address: 925 Lincoln St, Unit B, Denver, CO 80203
As part of its continued effort to prepare the state for the nearly 68 percent increase of people more than 65 years old by 2030, the State’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) will begin a series of meetings across the state to gather input from local residents responding to, and building on, the Planning Group’s Initial Strategic Action Plan on Aging for Colorado, released this past November. The meetings are open to the public, with a special invitation extended to older adults, caregivers, service providers, elected officials and advocates who work with seniors. The Planning Group seeks opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public that it can use to support local initiatives that improve the lives of seniors in the area.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 3, 2017 – Friday
2017 Age Well Conference
Location: Plaza Convention Center
Address: 1850 Industrial Cir, Longmont, CO 80501
The Age Well Conference is an annual event for professionals from Colorado’s front range and beyond to meet, learn and discuss ongoing and emerging issues and trends in aging. This year will include three session tracks: Health & Wellness, Tech & Innovation, and Aging in Community, featuring 10 sessions by over a dozen esteemed local and national presenters. New this year, the “experience hall” will feature exhibitors interspersed with interactive and engaging activities for the audience.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

November 3 – 5, 2017
Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show at The Denver Mart
Location: Denver Mart
Address: 451 East 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216
A unique shopping experience awaits you at the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show. There’s something for every member of your family! You’ll discover new gift ideas, original art, crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home décor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewelry, antiques, candles, toys and so much more.
Website: ColoradoChristmasGiftShow.com

November 4, 2017 – Saturday
Englewood Holiday Bazaar at Malley Recreation Center
Malley Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood, CO
Get a head start on your holiday shopping from 9AM to 4PM with over 100 artisans available to choose from in your search for wonderful handmade crafts and fine art. Invite your friends and neighbors along as you enjoy this annual Englewood tradition. Concessions are available for lunch or snacking. This is a one stop shopping event.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

November 15, 2017 – Wednesday
Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training at the Legislative Services Building
Location for Training: Legislative Services Building – Room LSB-B
Address: 200 East 14th Avenue, Denver
Our Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. The event is at the Legislative Services Building (which is just south of the Capitol) from 10AM to Noon.
But first join us for … Networking & a Tour of the Capitol – 9:00AM to 9:55AM
Drop by the Capitol for networking, a tour and sign up to be a citizen lobbyist — Yes, there is a form from the state!
The Colorado State Capitol – enter on the south side
200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
For networking at 9:00AM, meet in the cafeteria in the basement of The Capitol. You can purchase refreshments, network, and take a tour. Water can be purchased in the cafeteria. We will have handouts for the Citizen Lobbyist Training session. Bring a notebook to take notes at the training and a capped water bottle. We will walk across the street to the Legislative Services Building at 9:55AM.
Register Online – CLICK HERE
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 25, 2017 – Saturday
Small Business Saturday
LOCAL IS GOOD! In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses. This day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 25, 2017.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

December 5, 2017
Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Donations are accepted through Colorado Gives.org.
Website: ColoradoGives.org

 

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