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The “Beav” Is Special Guest At Salute To Seniors Resource Fair

“You know, working isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be. I wonder why older people do it so much?” says Beaver Cleaver who has endeared himself to hundreds of individuals, young and old, since the age of 2.

Simmons Foundation for Youth and Change

6 th Annual Life Skills/Basketball Camp East High School - 1545 Detroit St. June 11-13, 2013 (Tuesday-Thursday) 10 AM to 3 PM

The Basketball Camp will be directed by Hall of Fame Coach Rudy Carey of East High School. Life Skills Workshop will be conducted by Alvertis Simmons. Free lunch served daily.

This is a FREE community event. For more information, call:

303-521-7211 or 303-249-2196

Gold Sponsors: Nike, Walmart, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Silver Sponsors: Webb International, Safeway Stores, King Soopers, Denver Safe City Bronze: Hensel Phelps, Denver Sheriffs Dept (Fraternal Order of Police), Tom Martino Supporting Sponsors: Johnson and Wales University, Lu Vason Presents, Moses Brewer/Miller Coors, Tish Maes, Coca Cola, Geta Asfaw/McDonalds, Billy Scott/ReMax, Colorado Rockies, Kroenke Sports (Denver Nuggets), National Western Stockshow, East High School, North Aurora Chiropractic (25th & Peoria), Sawaya Law Firm, Mayfair Cleaners, Herman Malone/RMES, Maaco/East Colfax, O.C. Brown/Metropolitan Services, UFCW Local 7, Professor Richard Jackson, Metro State; Robin Gordon/VIP Productions, Coach Rudy Carey, Joy Walker/Sista Love Inc., Simmons & Associates Denver Urban Spectrum — – May 2013


The “Beav” is turning 65 this year and making a debut at the Salute to Seniors on May 15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Mark Koebrich of Channel 9 will be the host for the day joined by Mayor Michael Hancock who has proclaimed May 15, Salute to Seniors Day. Jerry Mathers, the Beav, began his career when he did a Pet Condensed Milk commercial with Ed Wynn on the “Colgate Comedy Hour” in 1950. He had numerous roles until 1957 when Jerry entered the hearts and homes of millions of Americans in the series “Leave It to Beaver.” A total of 234 episodes were recorded. In 1957, “Leave It to Beaver” became the longest running scripted show in television history making Jerry an American icon. In the mid-90s Jerry was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Being an individual who is in control, Jerry lost 55 pounds and is a leading lecturer on living with diabetes. He has been the national spokesman for Johnson & Johnson and for PhRMA in their Partnership for Prescription Assistance program. This program helps uninsured and financially-struggling patients to obtain prescription medicines for free or nearly free, a program widely promoted by the Colorado Gerontological Society in all of our work. In addition to sharing his life as the Beaver and some information on diabetes, Jerry will sign autographs and take against the backdrop of the Cleaver living room and a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. The Convention Center ball room will be transformed into five themed rooms including Games Shows, singers and sing-a-longs, variety shows, and live television fun. The Senior Resource Fair will be complete with more than 75 exhibits and 200 aging experts to answer questions for Baby Boomers and older adults on making decisions for the future. Individuals who dress in their favorite television character of the 50s and 60s can enter a contest for prizes. The Salute will feature baseball exhibits, classic cars of the 50s and 60s, bingo and prizes for everyone. Tickets are $9 for the first ticket and $4.50 for the second ticket. Groups of 10 or more are $6 each. Free parking is available at the Pepsi Center with free shuttle service to the front door of the Colorado Convention Center. For information and tickets call 303-3333482 or visit  Editor’s note: Eileen Doherty, M.S. is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society. She has more than 35 years of experience in gerontology in administration, research, training and education, and clinical practice. She can be

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Denver Urban Spectrum May 2013 Issue

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