Welcome to summer!
In this newsletter you will find information about fun events happening around the community, celebrations, and helpful tips for making this a wonderful time of year.
Heat Safety Weather forecasters say it’s going to be hot this summer! Please be cautious when the weather gets warmer and take steps to protect yourself and your family:
Drink plenty of water! Know the signs of dehydration and heat stroke. If you feel dizzy or nauseous, have a headache, rapid heartbeat, or feel faint, immediately get to a cool area, drink water, and call 911 if you need more help. Take advantage of air-conditioned areas when you go out. Movie theaters, recreation centers, and libraries are a few great places to enjoy while staying cool. Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which can be the hottest part of the day.
Protect your skin from the sun. Wear loose, breathable fabrics, a wide-brimmed hat, and a high SPF sunscreen when you are outside.
Don’t forget about our four-legged friends. They’re susceptible to the heat as well!
Falls Prevention Week · Sept. 18-22
Boulder County Senior Law Day · September 23rd
Please join us for an informative meeting with your property manager, maintenance staff, and senior resource coordinator. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about property updates and to ask any questions you may have.
September 18-22 is National Falls Prevention Week. Events are scheduled all over Boulder County to educate and empower us all to avoid falls. Check our website in early September to see a full schedule of events: www.BoulderCountyFallsPrevention.org. Senior centers all over the county will also have printed catalogs of the many events scheduled every day this week.
Mark your calendar! Senior Law Day will be held at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. This event provides education and legal resources to seniors and those who care about them. This is a great opportunity to hear legal panels speak on topics of interest to seniors and their caretakers. Attendees will also receive the Colorado Senior Law Handbook.
Please note: Meetings are property specific and for residents only.
“Feet, Feet, Feet” is a class designed for anyone who suffers discomfort or instability in your feet. Laura Olinger is a fitness instructor who will teach us how to keep our feet strong, capable, flexible, and comfortable. The class will focus on active participation, with many ideas and opportunities to try different approaches. This has been a hugely popular class that you won’t want to miss. Class will be held on September 20th, from1:30-3:00 p.m., at Josephine Commons, 455 N. Burlington Avenue in Lafayette.
Wednesday, July 5th 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the dining room
Falls Prevention Week events are open to everyone and free of charge. Look for a full schedule of events in early September.
Boulder County Senior Centers Senior centers offer older residents a place to meet other seniors and stay connected to the community with activities like day trips, classes, entertainment, support groups, fitness options, health screenings and meals. Check each center’s website for details and a complete schedule.
West Boulder: 909 Arapahoe Ave. | 303-441-3148 | www.BoulderSeniorServices.com East Boulder: 5660 Sioux Drive | 303-441-4150 | www.BoulderSeniorServices.com
Estate Planning Basics Medicaid for Long-Term Care Tax Considerations for Seniors Elder Fraud Protection Advance Medical Directives Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
Senior Law Day
Registration is FREE and will begin August 1st.
Questions? For more information or to register (begins August 1st) please visit www.BoulderCountySeniorLawDay.org or contact your Senior Resource Coordinator.
Just for Seniors Boulder County Parks & Open Space Senior Hikes Last Thursdays: On the last Thursday of each month, seniors get their own hikes sponsored by Boulder County Parks and Open Space. The hikes run from 10 a.m. to noon, and include information on the area’s history, wildlife and resource management. Call 303-678-6214 or check the calendar at www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org.
Via Mobility Services VIA is a “mobility manager” offering transportation for older or disabled travelers, travel training, information on mobility options, referrals and a range of other community resources. www.ViaColorado.org.
Lafayette: 103 S. Iowa Ave. | 303-665-9052 | www.CityOfLafayette.com
Blast from the Past
Longmont: 910 Longs Peak Ave. | 303-651-8411| www.ci.Longmont.co.us/sen_ctr
Lafayette Villa West resident, Ken Settles, was recently interviewed by Boulder High School junior Eve Boyd about his experiences serving in an anti-aircraft battalion in the army during World War II. To learn more about WW II, consider taking a day trip to the National World War II Aviation Museum located in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit them online at www.WorldWarIIAviation.org.
Louisville: 900 W. Via Appia | 303-666-7400 | www.LouisvilleRecreation.com/SeniorWelcome.php Lyons Golden Gang: 335 Railroad Ave., Bldg. B | 303-823-6771 | www.LyonsGoldenGang.weebly.com Nederland: Various locations | 303-258-0799 | www.NederlandAreaSeniors.org
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Summer Scoop for Seniors
This section is an opportunity to highlight all of the GREAT things that FSS participants are doing, each and every day! Make sure you let your case manager know if you have an accomplishment that deserves recognition! Keep up all of the amazing work!
Family Self-Sufficiency Family Self–Sufficiency (FSS) is a five-year academic, employment and savings incentive program designed to help low income families gain education and career skills to move toward self-sufficiency. Through case management, the program provides life-skills guidance and linkages to network service providers.
FSS Family Self-Sufficiency
Participants are expected to make continual progress towards their educational and career goals while meeting the additional program requirements of the FSS program in order to graduate successfully in five years. While FSS does not provide funding for employment or supportive services other than case management, it can facilitate collaborative relations with local agencies to access additional resources for its participants. For more information or to apply, please visit us online at www.FSSBoulderCounty.org. In this section of the newsletter, we’ll welcome new FSS participants, brag about some of our recent FSS successes, and highlight our FSS academic and program graduates.
Congratulations and welcome to the following new FSS participants: Selena O. Dara P. Sarah L. Krystal B. Barbara P.
Maria S. Seham T. Elena B. Louella M. Rachel M.
Gary G. Estrella G. LeToya G.
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A participant was promoted to a management position at her spa and earned a $6.50 raise. A participant passed her Tier II test at work and earned a $1.00 raise. A participant found part-time employment. A participant was hired full-time at Mental Health Partners and is earning benefits. A participant was hired full-time as a dental assistant and is earning benefits. A participant earned a $1.00 raise at work. A participant started a part-time position at Community College of Denver as a Career Counselor. A participant moved into homeownership. A participant earned a $0.75 raise. A participant earned a $6.00 raise at work and was asked to start a new employee training program. A participant was promoted to shift lead and earned a $0.75 raise. A participant made the Dean’s List at CU. A participant found full-time employment as a pastry chef. A participant started a job as a private nanny. A participant used her tax refund to pay off her car. A participant started his 401K. A participant earned his Peer Support Certification. A participant was awarded Adult Mentor of the Year at the annual Colorado Convening on Children, Youth and Families convention. A participant made the Dean’s List at PIMA with a 3.9 GPA. A participant moved up to Lead at her job after only 6 months working for the company. A participant was hired on to the Youth Program she was volunteering for this coming summer. A participant moved up to an Assistant Manager and moved to the new store with the new promotion. A participant was hired to work full time through the St. Vrain School District.
FSS Participant Brag Wall
Welcome to Homeownership FSS is proud to announce two new homeowners, Deepesh and Jenny! Deepesh graduated early from FSS after completing his CNA certificate and obtaining employment as a CNA caring for his disabled son. Deepesh and his wife were participants in the City of Boulder Affordable Homeownership Program and closed on their North Boulder home in April 2017. Jenny purchased her first home in May 2017 and graduated early from FSS after only 6 months in the program. She will complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in October and has multiple job opportunities with the Colorado Springs Department of Corrections. The FSS team congratulates Deepesh and Jenny on their amazing accomplishments in FSS and reaching their goal of homeownership!
Easy Apple “Donuts”
FSS would like to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to the following participants who have graduated from a school program and/or from FSS in the past year. You all should be REALLY proud of yourselves for all of your hard work—we sure are proud of you!
Ingredients: -apples -cream cheese -food coloring (optional) -sprinkles *you’ll also need an apple corer or something to create the donut hole.
Our annual graduation celebration was held on June 14th and we enjoyed an evening with great food and conversation while we celebrated some pretty amazing accomplishments. Pictured: FSS school graduate Claudia B. accepts her certificate from FSS Case Manager, Katie Frye
Miranda S. - Culinary, Escoffier Culinary School, October 2016 Sundara K. - CNA License, May 2016 Isabel C. - High School Diploma, Olde Columbine, October 2016 Alexis C. - GED, Workforce Boulder County, January 2017 Colette Q. - BA in Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University, December 2016 Esmeralda M. - Associates of Arts, FRCC, May 2017 Erica M. - BA in Criminal Justice, National American University, February 2017 Jasmine P. - Associate of Occupational Studies, Paralegal, IBMC, January 2017 Mariah R. - Dental Assisting Certificate, Academy for Dental Assisting, March 2017 Vianney R. -EMT Certificate, FRCC, December 2016 William M. -Associate of Arts, FRCC, May 2017 Effie T. - CNA Certificate, Compass Nursing Arts, October 2016 Samantha A. - Culinary, Escoffier Culinary School, May 2017 Michelle R. - BS in Business Administration, CU Boulder, May 2017 Keyvis G. - Associates of Arts, FRCC, May 2017 Claudia B. - Associates of Medical Assisting, FRCC, May 2017 Angelynn C. - Associates of Medical Billing and Coding, IBMC, May 2017 Miranda P. - Early Childhood Education Certificate, FRCC, May 2017 Rosa L. - LPN, Emily Griffith School, June 2017 Melissa C. - Associates of Medical Billing and Coding, IBMC, June 2017 Julianne M. - Accounting Certificate, FRCC, May 2017
FSS Graduates: Kayleigh R. Betty C. Mamata S. Mariel G. Abby H. Natasha L.
Tracy M. Jamie D. Brittany H. Deborah C. Kassandra O. Alma M.
Jennifer G. Jenny M. Lucia Q. Deepesh B. Pauline S. Rajesh R.
Step 1 Slice your apples about 3/4” thick. Use a knife, corer, or pastry tip to make a hole in the center. Step 2 Color you cream cheese if you’d like. They added a drop of neon food coloring to get these bright colors. Spread the cream cheese on your apple slices.
Congratulations FSS Graduates!
Step 3 Add sprinkles. Step 4 Enjoy! Recipe can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/kw4spoa
Need School Supplies?
Crayons to Calculators offers school supplies for students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (also known as the free and reduced lunch program). If your family needs assistance with school supplies, contact the front desk of your child’s school directly, prior to the start of the school year! Visit www.CrayonsToCalculators.org or call 303-524-3865 for more information.
Check Out Colorado Backpack Kits
Fascinated by the heavenly bodies? Always loved the moon? Wondered about galaxies far, far away? Indulge your interstellar curiosity by borrowing a tabletop telescope from the Longmont Library! Thanks to a very generous donation from the Longmont Astronomical Society, the library has five complete telescope kits to lend to patrons for use at home. The LAS will also be maintaining the telescope kits on behalf of the library.
Visit state parks for free with a Check Out Colorado Backpack Kit! The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Department of Education, and local libraries have teamed up to offer this unique experience package to library visitors statewide to encourage more people to take advantage of our beautiful state parks and all they have to offer. The Backpack Kits were entirely created and funded by these state agencies and provided to 286 participating libraries across Colorado.
The lowdown on borrowing a telescope kit:
Three of the five telescope kits are “Lucky Day” items, meaning that they are not available for holds, and if they happen to be checked in when you stop by, then it’s your lucky day! Lucky Day telescope kits have a one-week checkout period. Ask at the main desk in the lobby to find out if a Lucky Day telescope kit is available. The other two telescope kits may be reserved through the library catalog, and checked out for two weeks at a time.
Telescope kits contain: • • • • •
Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector Telescope E-Z finder sight Map of geological interest points on the moon Headlamp Basic astronomy guidebook
Things you should know:
Patrons must 18-years-old to check out the telescopes and must sign a waiver acknowledging the danger of looking at the sun through a telescope. Each kit is contained in a large plastic storage tub and weighs approximately 20 pounds. Overdue fines for telescope kits are $3 per day. If you’d like to see a telescope kit, stop by the Library and inquire at the Information or Circulation Desks.
Stargaze with Library Telescopes at the Longmont Library
It’s Easy! 1. 2. 3. 4.
Check out a Check Out Colorado Backpack Kit from the library using your library card. Use the pass to visit as many state parks as you’d like in one week. Use the materials in the backpack to explore a state park and see what you can learn. Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado to CPW’s Facebook or Twitter accounts (optional).
Each Backpack Kit comes equipped with: • • • •
A current year’s state park pass hang tag (hang to your car’s rearview mirror) A set of binoculars A Wildlife Viewing Guide Book Handy pamphlets about Colorado wildlife, trees and wildflowers, Colorado’s 42 State Parks, and park activity ideas • A Leave No Trace reminder tag Wondering where the state parks are in Colorado? Visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife online at www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks for more information. Backpacks are Lucky Day items, meaning they cannot be placed on hold and they can be checked out for up to 7 days (one week) at a time. No renewals are allowed. Overdue fines for backpack or kit pieces are $3.00 per day, with maximum overdue fines of $30.00. Replacement cost for a lost backpack is $70.00. Anyone with a public library card can check out a Backpack Kit. None available right now? Check back frequently and ask at the main lobby information desk! Backpack Kits are no longer available for holds. Existing holds will be honored, but no additional holds will be accepted.
Colorado Backpack Kits are available at the following Boulder County locations:
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
George Reynolds Branch
3595 Table Mesa Drive
North Boulder Branch
4800 Baseline Road
CU Norlin Library
1720 Pleasant Street (184 UCB)
Longmont Public Library
409 Fourth Avenue
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce Street
Lyons Depot Library
430 Fifth Avenue
Summer Bucket List Don’t let summer pass you by without checking a few things off your summer bucket list. You can use this copy, or download and print your own at www.yellowblissroad.com/free-printable-summer-bucket-list/. This site has some great ideas for summer fun, including links for supplies, tutorials, and more. Enjoy!
Free Days for the Family Denver Zoo
www.DenverZoo.org 2300 Steele St., Denver 720-337-1400 Nov. 3rd, 6th and 16th
Denver Art Museum
www.DMNS.org 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 303-370-6000 Aug. 6th and 28th, Sept. 17th, Oct. 16th, Nov. 13th and Dec 10th
www.DenverArtMuseum.org 100 W. 14th Ave Parkway, Denver 720-865-5000 July 1st, Aug. 5th, Sept. 2nd and 9th, Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th and Dec. 2nd Note: General museum admission free for kids 18 and younger every day.
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
York Street: 1007 York St., Denver 720-865-3500 June 14th, July 17th, Aug. 29th, Nov. 10th and 11th Chatfield Farms: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton July 15th, Aug. 1st and Nov. 7th
www.MyChildsMuseum.org 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver 303-433-7444 Play for free the first Tuesday of every month from 4 - 8 p.m.! Sponsored by Target. Joy Park free nights: June 16th, July 21st, Aug. 18th and Sept. 15th from 4 - 8 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
www.DMMDT.org 1880 N. Gaylord St., Denver 303-322-1053 July 2nd, Aug. 6th, Sept. 3rd, Oct. 1st, Nov. 5th and Dec. 3rd
www.DenverCenter.org 1101 13th St., Denver 303-893-4100 Discounts: $10 tickets to all locally produced Theatre Company productions on select dates, plus occasional discounts to Broadway and Cabaret shows. Visit denvercenter.org/dcpaccess for details.
And don’t forget some of Colorado’s hot spots that are ALWAYS FREE! Hudson Gardens Chautauqua Mountain CU Art Museum Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Lookout Mountain CU Museum of Natural History Colorado State Capitol US Air Force Academy Visitor Center & Chapel United States Mint Fort Collins Museum of Art
With summer approaching, kids home from school, and windows open in the warmer weather, we would like to remind all community members to be considerate of their neighbors.
Please keep these things in mind this summer: Supervising Children: Please supervise your children at all times and make sure you are outside with them. This is for their safety as well as the consideration of your neighbors.
Please keep your patio and public areas clean and toy free: Please remember to keep your
RECYCLABLES are: Containers AND Paper & Cardboard ALL in the BLUE Bin! Think before you THROW!
Paper & Cardboard
patio area neat and clean. It is also important to have your children pick up their bikes and toys during the summer months to prevent any possible thefts from occurring. Toys left in the middle of the sidewalk or in the road are a hazard to other residents, so please have your children place their toys in a safe area when they are finished playing with them.
Develop relationships with other residents: Please take the time to get to know your neighbors in the community. This can be as simple as saying “hello” and briefly introducing yourself. It’s easier to solve problems with people when you’ve already had contact with them. Getting to know who lives in your community will also help you to identify when someone doesn’t belong on the property.
Respect boundaries: If you have a concern with someone, speak to him or her directly. Try to put
Opened mail & envelopes
#1-7 Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs & screw-top jars (no #7 PLA compostables, do not flatten)
Steel/tin & empty aerosol cans
Sticky notes, receipts & adding machine tape
Glass bottles & jars Gl
Tissue, cracker boxes & other paperboard
Keep noise level at a low volume: Keeping music, conversations and other noise at a low level is
Keeping our communities clean, safe and enjoyable is up to all of us! Please keep in mind the following: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Al Aluminum i cans (do not crush)
Newspaper & inserts
CLEAN aluminum foil (ball to 2” or larger)
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Corrugated cardboard & brown paper bags
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8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Magazines & catalogs
Paper milk & juice cartons/boxes
Make sure all toys, bikes, etc. are out of the yard for mowers. Mowing will be done on designated days unless it rains. Please pick up after your dog. Dump your trash in the dumpster/trash cans only. Please do not leave bags of trash around the dumpster/trash. Do not dump furniture or large items in and/or around the dumpster/trash area (the company will not pick these up and you will be charged). Please remember that plastic bags cannot go in recycling bins. Please do not plant anything in the ground without prior permission. If you would like to plant something, you must call Maintenance first. If you don’t, it may be removed by Maintenance without advance warning. Only outdoor furniture is allowed on the patio, and no furniture is allowed in the lawn/rock areas. Please do not put decorations on your lawn. Screws, hooks, nails, etc. may not be installed on the exterior of the building. All walkways must be clear (no toys, furniture, etc in walkways). Please do not feed any wildlife. This includes bird feeders, which may not be hung.
Phone books & soft cover books
It’s Up to All of Us
Metal jar lids
yourself in your neighbor’s place when issues come up involving you or your child(ren), and treat others like you would like to be treated.
important especially after 9:00 p.m. Please remember that even in the summer, individuals work and attend school and have to get up early in the morning.
For questions: search “Zero Waste” on InsideBC or call 720.564.2220
Think before you throw! Contamination hurts our program. When in doubt, find out. FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES PLEASE do NOT include items that are NOT
recyclable in our program. If compostable, put it in the compost bin. If trash, throw it away. For information about Hard-to-Recycle items visit www.bouldercountyrecycles.org or call 720.564.2220.
CONTAINERS PLEASE, NO PLASTIC bags, PLASTIC lids, PLASTIC &
Styrofoam® to-go containers, or any other PLASTICS than those listed. NO glass vases, ceramics, meal trays, or food-contaminated foil. PLEASE pour all liquids down the drain before recycling your containers. Put twist caps on bottles. Recycle metal lid AND throw flat plastic lids in trash.
PAPER & CARDBOARD PLEASE, NO neon, fluorescent, goldenrod or dark-colored paper,
sheets of address labels or stickers, Kraft® (orangish/brown/yellow) or Tyvek® envelopes, paper towels/plates/cups, waxed cardboard, frozen food boxes, facial tissue, napkins, shredded paper, photographs or popcorn bags. GOOD NEWS: You do NOT need to remove paper clips, tape, staples, stamps & address labels on envelopes, rubber bands or metal fasteners.
BUY $1 FRUITS & VEGGIES
UP TO $20
FRUITS & VEGGIES
If you’re enrolled in Food Assistance (SNAP) you can use your EBT card at the Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont farmers markets to get SNAP bucks to purchase SNAP-eligible foods anywhere in the market. And for every dollar you withdraw from your SNAP account, you will receive an equal amount of Double Up Bucks, which can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re enrolled in WIC you can receive farmers market coupons to buy fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese. Just ask your WIC educator for coupons at your next appointment. Locally Grown Produce is Healthier Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. As soon as fruits and vegetables are picked they start to lose some of their vitamins. The fruits and vegetables from the farmers market ripen on the plant rather than in the store, so they keep their healthy vitamins longer.
Double Up Food Bucks is a LiveWell Colorado collaboration.
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apples apricots asparagus beets broccoli cabbage cantaloupe carrots cauliflower celery chard cherries cucumbers eggplant green beans herbs
honeydew lettuce (leaf and head) onions peaches pears peppers pinto beans (all year) plums potatoes
To learn more about Double Up Food Bucks and SNAP at the Farmers Market, call 303.441.1564 or visit BoulderCountyDoubleUp.org.
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Eat in Season! Check the market often for your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Plenty of free parking.
Use Boulder County Connect to:
Look for the official Farmers Market booth to get started!
Boulder County Farmers Markets Boulder
Located in the Lafayette Florist parking lot at 600 South Public Rd. Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Second Thursday in June through the fourth Thursday in September. Plenty of free parking.
HEALTHY FOR YOU!
Locally Grown Produce Supports Local Families Buying from the local farmers market helps to support small family farmers. Buying directly from farmers reduces costs to them and helps them to continue growing healthy, nutritious food for our community. And supporting local farmers supports our local economy and environment.
Located on 13th Street, between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Parking is free in all public garages. Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Wednesday in May through the first Wednesday in October.
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Good To Know
Double your Money at the Farmers Market
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Stop wrestling with your finances! Everyone deserves a bright financial future. We can help you identify and move toward the financial future you want.
Together, we can create a plan for going forward. A HUD-approved Housing & Financial Counselor will help you to: • Construct a realistic and easy-to-use spending plan • Establish financial goals that are meaningful and attainable • Review and improve your credit • Create a focused payment plan to get out of debt
To make an appointment, visit us online or give us a call. www.BoulderCountyHC.org 720.564.2279
Housing & Financial Counseling www.BoulderCountyHC.org · 720.564.2279
Family & Children Services
Education & Skill Building
Want to learn more about Boulder County Housing & Human Services and the work we do? Check out our Building a Community of Hope Report at www.BoulderCountyHHS.org
Contact us: Email:
Phone: 303-441-1000 Benefits: 3460 Broadway, Boulder 515 Coffman, Longmont
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