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you’ve known each other ith February being the month of love for longer seemed to come and Valentine’s Day fast over both of us. approaching, I thought The night ended with a I’d take a moment to talk perfect kiss, and a few years about the two greatest later we were married. loves of my life – my Because of Ashley, not wife Ashley and son only did I find my best Jaxson. friend for life, but I was My first date with blessed with a son – Jaxson. Ashley nearly six and a Anthony Welch I’m living out all the little Life After 50 Editor fatherhood daydreams I half years ago seemed like it might be a dud at used to have, and I couldn’t first. We met for a casual dinner at be more grateful. Old Chicago. We’re both quiet by Ashley and Jaxson inspire me. nature, but the date seemed a little Having them in my life motivates me too quiet as I struggled to make to do everything to the fullest. We’re conversation. I feared that any a family of musicians and artists. interest Ashley may have had in me Ashley is excelling in her work as a was quickly waning. tattoo artist, and I’m always in awe of My mind started to drift to her creations. Jaxson has inherited thoughts of how I could end the date his mom’s art skills and his drawings early and what would I go do are way beyond his age. afterward. But then, we decided to The three of us are all musicians. take a drive together through Garden Ashley plays a little tenor sax and of the Gods. As I drove my sweet PT sings. Jaxson is already excelling on Cruiser (man, I miss that car), our drums, sings and is about to take up hands found one another, and I felt a the electric guitar. Meanwhile, I try spark. We parked for a few minutes to stay busy with a few bands playing and start chatting under the stars. drums, electric guitar and doing a That feeling of being comfortable See EDITOR, page 5 with one another and feeling like


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Couple finds love again at senior center By Anthony Welch

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usan Evans and Freeman Simmons are frequent visitors to the Colorado Springs Senior Center. The two became friends two years ago during one of the center’s day trips. “That’s how we met,” Freeman said. The pair enjoyed keeping each other company during those trips, in particular the ones to Camp Shady Brook. There, the Freeman and Susan enjoyed hiking together, playing games and eating together in the cafeteria. “We were getting along great,” Freeman said. “I thought it was past time to ask her out. It took a while to get up the courage.” He asked her out this past September, and the two have been a couple ever since. “Well, I knew him for two years already,” Susan said. “We were friends. We had liked each other and got along good. And we liked the same things, so I said yes.” As the friendship blossomed, attraction grew between the two. Freeman said he felt moved to finally ask Susan out because, “… just her attitude and the fact that she’s always in those wolf outfits, and she enjoys the same things I enjoy.” (Editor’s note: Susan and Freeman were wearing wolf T-shirts during our interview.) Freeman worked as a registered nurse before retiring around five years ago. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1990 and had a live-in partner a majority of the time while working at Penrose Hospital. “I got lonely pretty quickly, because my partner had died just a little while after I retired,” Freeman said. “I came (to the senior center) mostly to keep the relatives off back who said, ‘You should be getting out instead of watching TV all the time.’” Susan, a housewife and mother of two children, was married for 37 years before her husband passed away around five years ago. She was living in New York, but her daughter Brianne encouraged her to come to Colorado. “I hadn’t done much of anything. I was lonely. I just had my daughter and grandson. They moved away. I all had was the senior center,” Susan said. “I was debating whether to move where

Above, Freeman Simmons and Susan Evans became met and became friends a few years back while on a senior center day trips. Freeman mustered the courage to ask Susan out back in September, and the couple has enjoyed each other’s company ever since. Below, the two enjoy taking motorcycle trips to places like Helen Hunt Falls and Cheyenne Mountain.

they moved or stay. When (Freeman) asked me out, that made up mind that I was going to stay here. I had a reason to stay.” Neither Freeman nor Susan were sure they’d ever find love again. It’s been a pleasant surprise for both. “I don’t know if I was content with (not finding love), but I was resigned to it,” Freeman said. “I never thought I’d find anybody else after my husband. I’m so happy with him,” Susan said of Freeman. The couple spends a lot of time enjoying day trips including heading to Cheyenne Mountain, Helen Hunt Falls and the Denver Zoo. A lot of those little trips are done on Freeman’s motorcycle. The 67-year-old has been riding motorcycles since he was a teenager. “I hadn’t ridden a motorcycle but a few times in the 70s. I was really scared when I started riding with him,” Susan said. “The more I ride on it, the more I’m not as scared. We bought each other matching helmets for Christmas!” And, of course, the two hang out at the senior center several times a month. The couple enjoys participating in the Drums Alive class. Susan and Freeman also took home first and second place at the center’s Halloween costume contest – Susan dressed as a witch and Freeman as Batman. The

I never thought I’d find anybody else after my husband. I’m so happy with him. - Susan Evans

pair also pitched in to help with the center’s Turkey Trot in November. On New Year’s Eve, the couple took a big step, as Freeman moved in with Susan. “We haven’t told everybody yet,” Susan mentioned. The couple is also talking about marriage. The two have been ring shopping and an engagement could happen soon. Then after Susan turns 65 (and gets on Medicare), the couple plans to wed.

“We like the trips, we like to hike, we love our dogs and we love animals,” Susan said. “We watch a lot of the same movies. Recently, we went to ‘Aquaman’ and we saw ‘Vice’ and ‘Mary Poppins.’” When it comes to meals at their house, Susan gladly does the cooking. “She’s good at it and I’m not,” Freeman said. “He likes eating,” Susan added. “I enjoy eating,” Freeman said. “She likes to cook, and I like to eat.”


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Self-compassion: Important to give yourself some lovin’ By Kelsey Bacharz, B.S Celebrated this month, Valentine’s Day is a holiday notable for gifts of flowers, jewelry, and chocolates. It may be a happy occasion for those with partners, but one that others would like to skip entirely. Forget the stereotypes: Give yourself a little love by practicing self-compassion.

What is self-compassion?

According to Dr. Kristin Neff, the leading researcher on self-compassion, it is “being open to and moved by one’s own suffering, experiencing feelings of caring and kindness toward oneself, taking an understanding, nonjudgmental attitude toward one’s inadequacies and failures, and recognizing that one’s experience is part of the common human experience.” In contrast with poor self-esteem or narcissism, self-compassion is not about trying to ignore or fix your perceived failures or shortcomings. Self-compassion is accepting that everyone deserves self-love, regardless of how they view themselves or others. Self-compassion is neither indulgent nor self-centered but rather, as writer Audre Lorde says, “an act of survival.”

How is it beneficial?

Think about a time when someone was kind to you and the warm, happy emotion you felt. When you are kind

In contrast with poor self-esteem or narcissism, self-compassion is not about trying to ignore or fix your perceived failures or shortcomings. to yourself, you can experience the same positive feelings. Research has shown that having self-compassion also can increase overall well-being, job satisfaction, self-improvement motivation, and self-warmth. Increased self-compassion also is linked with decreased interpersonal conflict, burnout, depression, and anxiety.

How do you do it?

According to Dr. Neff, there are three main elements of self-compassion: self-kindness, sense of common humanity, and mindfulness. Practicing self-kindness can start by simply being aware of the way that you talk to yourself and not punishing yourself for making a mistake. For example, if your new year’s resolution was to exercise more and you miss going to the gym one day, try saying, without judgment, “It’s okay, I will do better tomorrow,” rather than punishing yourself with negative self-talk (“I’m such a failure!”). Be mindful by neither ignoring nor exaggerating your feelings of failure.

Lastly, a person with a sense of common humanity recognizes that no one is perfect. Everyone experiences setbacks and disappointments, and you are not alone.

Resources

To learn more about self-compassion, see Self-Compassion, by Dr. Kristin Neff; The Gifts of Imperfection, by Dr. Brenè Brown; and A Year of Living with More Compassion, edited by Dr. Richard Fields. Additional resources are available online at www.self-compassion.org. For additional support related to self-compassion or other concerns, contact the UCCS Aging Center at 719-255-8002. Kelsey Bacharz, B.S., is a clinical psychology master’s student at UCCS who is completing her practicum at the UCCS Aging Center. For more information, contact her at kbacharz@uccs.edu or call the Aging Center at 719-255-8002.

she’s the greatest cuddler and, an added bonus is, she shares my love for Mexican food. She has the biggest and kindest heart of anyone I’ve ever met. Jaxson’s a very kind and caring soul. Throughout any given day, he walks up to me a handful of times a day and just tells me he loves me and gives me a hug. We both love singing along to the same songs in the car and he enjoys watching some of the old movies I enjoyed as a kid. My family is my heart, and because of these two, my passion for life is that much stronger. I love you Ashley and Jaxson. Continuing with the theme of love, be sure to read this month’s cover story (page 4) about Susan Evans and Freeman Simmons who became friends while on a senior center day trip and then fell in love. Thank you, as always, for reading Life After 50.

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Romantic Colorado getaways: Historic hotels L

ike a little history served alongside your Colorado hotel stay? These storied hotels — and they are all packed with stories — preserve their turn-of-the-century charm while still offering all the modern amenities the current century’s vacationers have come to expect. Their luxurious charm makes for perfect romantic getaways in Colorado.

The Stanley Hotel

The elegant 107-year-old, white-pillared landmark sits on a hill overlooking downtown Estes Park, just around the bend from Rocky Mountain National Park. Guided tours detail the great lengths builder F.O. Stanley (of steam-engine fame) traversed to build this beauty in its then-inaccessible mountainous setting and reveal many spooky happenings, including the reason Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining while staying in room 217.

Strater Hotel

An 1887 confection of white cornices, native red bricks and Gold Rush-era tales, the Strater Hotel in Durango has thrived in many colorful eras. Early on, it served as a winter retreat for townspeople who would close up their homes and hole up for the season in rooms heated by wood-burning stoves. Today, hand-painted wallpapers, velvet draperies and ornate stained glass re-create the original Victorian atmosphere, and a fun night in the ragtime Diamond Belle Saloonshows visitors why Western novelist Louis L’Amour always requested the room right above it.

The Brown Palace

For a touch of Old World class, Denver’s Brown Palace has delivered since 1892. Host to 17 U.S. presidents, The Beatles and the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (some of whom tried to rappel from the roof during World War II), The Brown is a world unto itself. Faucet waters springs forth from its very own artesian well, baked goods come from

The elegant 107-year-old, white-pillared Stanley Hotel sits on a hill overlooking downtown Estes Park.

its 65-year-old carousel oven and traditional afternoon tea is still served daily in the eight-story atrium lobby.

The Broadmoor

Since 1918, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has been dazzling guests with over-the-top amenities. Constructed by a Philadelphia entrepreneur to echo the full-service luxury resorts he’d experienced in Europe, an unheard of feat in the U.S. at the time, the resort began with an on-site golf course (now one of three), a manmade trout-fishing lake, the largest indoor pool in the West, a collection of exotic pets roaming the grounds (they moved to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in 1924) and the Hawaiian Village rooftop garden and nightclub.

Delaware Hotel

Another gem established during mining boom, Leadville’s 1886 Delaware Hotel also housed a few characters. Doc Holliday frequented this hotel, as well, often choosing a room where he could keep watch for anyone coming after him down Harrison Avenue. During the mining era, the hotel catered to an upscale crowd, but workaday miners were welcome to stay — as long as they washed their boots in a specially designated sink.

Hotel Boulderado

Boulder’s most historic hotel was built in 1905 with the help of community stock subscriptions, $100 shares sold to those interested in promoting growth in the area with the “comfort of a first-class hotel.” Luckily for that town of just 8,000, the hotel was a wild success from the start, with much-discussed details such as a cathedral-glass canopy ceiling and a cantilevered cherrywood staircase that ran (and still runs) from the basement to the fifth floor.

Other historic hotels in Colorado

• The Cliff House at Pikes Peak: What started as a stagecoach stop in Manitou Springsbetween Colorado Springs and Leadville in the late 1850s became the Cliff House in 1873 — a place where at the height of the Gold Rush, tents were pitched to accommodate the overflow of precious-metal seekers. • New Sheridan Hotel: Established as a wood structure in 1891, Telluride’s New Sheridan Hotel met a fiery fate before being resurrected in brick in 1895. It was completely renovated in 2008, but retained Victorian-era furnishings and accouterments give it a special feel. • Grand Imperial Hotel: This Mansard-roofed Victorian hotel in Silverton was built in 1882 to

Leadville’s 1886 Delaware Hotel also housed a few characters, including Doc Holliday who frequented the hotel.

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ClOSe CONNeCTIONS afTer 50

shock and heartache

herself what happened

of having our trust in

— and wondering

another person broken?

whether to risk another

We think we can count

relationship.

on her or him to be honest

Trust is defined by

and true and fairly consistent. But it’d be a miracle to get through this

Webster as relying on By Nancy Norman

life without having to deal with a loss of trust. A reader writes that she’d been in

someone’s integrity and honesty. Trusting lets us be confident that another

person will treat us in a certain way and not be so unpredictable as to make

a relationship with this fellow for a

us lose that confidence. It gives us

few months and trusted that there was

hope for the relationship continuing.

a commitment between them.

Trust is built in many ways, from

Then one day she saw him at

a person doing what they say they’ll

lunch with a young woman. When she

do (“I’ll pick up some milk for you

asked him about it, he said she was a

when I go to the store”) and following

friend from work and they were “just

through, to showing us over time that

sharing selling strategies.” (That’s a

we’ll be their only true love; from

new one.)

saying we can have a ride somewhere

Trusting lets us be confident that another person will treat us in a certain way and not be so unpredictable as to make us lose that confidence.

needs, the more I can risk trusting and loving other people. And while learning how trustworthy another person is, I can keep building trust in myself to be reliable, steadfast, honest and strong enough to handle the difficulties that come along in this life.

So back to our reader. What are

This means accepting who I am

her choices? If she (and we) trust another person, somewhere along the line we’ll be let down. No one is

Tennyson’s wisdom: It’s better to trust

trust and live in fear that he’ll let her down, or decide not to risk being hurt again by not investing in love. While some people can live without trusting others very much, many of us want to learn how to handle the hurts that go

excuses for not being with her, this

secret; from giving honest comments

connections is vital.

woman began to see the reality: her

about the way we look, to being there

trust in him was broken. Her heart is

when life is the hardest.

and being able to count on myself if To do a take-off on Alfred Lord

So she can trust and be hurt, not

with loving because having close

with my shortcomings and strengths, others break my trust.

perfectly trustworthy.

and picking us up, to keeping a tender

As time went on and he gave more

handle hurts and take care of my own

ourselves to handle the hurts and breaches of trust than never to trust again. Nancy Norman is a licensed clinical social worker, musician with The Storys duo and former “Intimacy” columnist for “The Wichita

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Be on alert for tax ID theft By AARP As with many unpleasant things, we often put off doing our taxes until the last minute. But as much as you don’t want to face those 1040 forms, there’s one very good reason to file well before April 15: It’s your best defense against tax-related identity theft. Tax ID scams usually work like this: Someone who has obtained personal information such as your Social Security number and date of birth files a tax return in your name. They do so as early as possible, because the scam relies on the phony return getting to the Internal Revenue Service ahead of the real one. By the time you file, the fraudster may have already gotten a refund, and you won’t know you’ve been victimized until you get word from the IRS (electronically or by mail, depending on how you filed) that it already has received “your” return. Your tax data can be stolen in a number of ways: theft of mail or tax returns, corrupt tax-preparation services, phishing emails from impostors, or hacks of tax firms and employers’ personnel records. Some tax scammers file in the name of deceased taxpayers, or steal children’s identities to claim them as dependents. Another twist: A fraudster might use your tax ID to get work, leaving you to deal with the tax man when his or her earnings aren’t declared on your return. A joint crackdown by the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax-preparation industry appears to be bearing fruit, with the IRS recording big declines since 2015 in the number of reported and confirmed cases of phony returns.

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• Do file your return as early in the tax season as possible. • Do go to the IRS’ Refunds page (www.irs.gov/ refunds) to check the status of your refund after you file. • Do get to know your tax preparer. Ask about data security and what they do to protect your information. • Do fill out an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039) if you discover or suspect your tax ID has been compromised. • Do keep personal and financial documents secure, and shred them when you no longer need them. • Do take steps to protect your identity online, such as: - Use security software and keep it updated. - Use different passwords for online accounts and change them regularly. - Learn to recognize phishing and impostor emails.

But the fraudsters are fighting back, developing new ways to use your tax info to enrich themselves. For example, they may file a fake return, have the refund deposited in your bank account, then contact you, posing as IRS agents or IRS-hired debt collectors, to reclaim the erroneous payment. As with identity theft scams generally, it pays to be proactive in safeguarding personal data.

Don’ts

• Don’t give out personal information such as your address, date of birth and Social Security number unless you know who’s asking for it and why. • Don’t click links or open attachments in an email unless you are certain of who sent it and why. • Don’t routinely carry your Social Security card or that of a family member. Ditto for documents containing Social Security numbers. • Don’t enter personal or financial information on a website unless you know it is secure — look for https:// in the URL address or a padlock icon in the browser window. • Don’t do anything while using a public Wi-Fi network that involves password-protected accounts or personal or financial data.

Warning signs

A notice from the IRS that more than one return was filed using your Social Security number. A warning from the IRS that you didn’t declare all of your income, based on wages from an employer or job you do not recognize.

More resources

If you’re victimized by tax ID fraud, call the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490 and

notify your state tax agency. You can also file a report, and get started on a recovery plan, at the Federal Trade Commission’s IdentifyTheft.gov site. The IRS’s “Identity Protection” page has numerous resources for individuals, businesses and tax professionals on preventing and dealing with fallout from tax identity theft, including a guide for taxpayers and detailed information on assistance for victims.

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seem to keep in close touch with each other. On the other hand, there is a young couple living next door to me who seems to really care about me. They check on me every day, bring me home-cooked food, invite me for holidays, send their nice kids over to keep me company and play chess with me. They seem more like family to me than my own family. I am thinking about leaving my estate to my neighbors instead of my sons. What do you think? Signed, Dad Dear Dad: I am an advocate of the belief that your estate is yours, to do with as you see fit. I do believe it would be a good idea to let your sons know that you are hurt by the fact that they never call or visit. Maybe they do not think you need a relationship with them. You would not be the first person to leave estates to those who love them … even their cats and dogs! Dear Gabby Gayle: When I read about people having to forego their trip to Europe, or keep their Lexus for another year, or buy their kids a Honda instead of a luxury car, due to the economy, I think, “I wish they could see how the other half lives.” I worry about whether I can afford my medical care, support my fifteen year old car, and have enough food to eat . Will you please tell them that my heart cries for them? Signed, Worse Off Dear W.O.: You just did! And there are others even worse off…with no home, no transportation, no job and no food! If you wish to send a question for the column, please send your question to Ask Gabby Gayle in care of this newspaper or to lagmancreswick@ gmail.com.

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no pity on them, how can he theme for February is always love. — the love of God be in that flowers, chocolates, person? Dear children, let stuffed animals and tender us not love with words or cards. speech but with actions and All these things will be in truth.” sold in an abundance this These scriptures make month. There is no it clear that love should be argument that romantic demonstrated in actions, By Beryl Williams love is greatly needed in not just words. Let’s be this harsh and somewhat honest, whether it be cold world we are living in. However, materially or emotionally, we all know what about brotherly love? What someone in need. So, here is a about the love we are to show to those challenge for this month of love. Sit less fortunate than us? down and think about the people you The Bible gives us the perfect know and choose someone that is less description of love in the book of 1 fortunate than you financially or Corinthians. “Love is patient, love is someone who is lonely and down and kind. It always protects, always trusts, make the decision to pour into them. always hopes, always perseveres. A few bags of groceries can do Love never fails.” The scriptures also wonders to boost the hope in someone give one facet of showing that love in struggling financially. 1 John 3:16-18: “This is how we know An afternoon spent with a lonely what love is: Jesus Christ laid down heart can do much to lighten their his life for us. spirits. Decide today to make a “And we ought to lay down our difference in someone’s life and as a lives for our brothers and sisters. If side benefit, you will find that your anyone has material possessions and day is brightened too! sees a brother or sister in need but has Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

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Puzzle feeders of love By Melissa Shandley Dear Ms. Kitty, I have a 4-year-old male cat who is overweight. My vet recommends I put him on a diet. He currently eats dry kibble whenever he wants. My concern is that restricting his meals will increase his bad behavior. He already scratches my couch, gets on the counter and knocks things off shelves. He knows I don’t like that but he seems to do it when I am on the phone or doing something important. I want to do the right thing for my cat, but I also must live with him. Tough Love Dear Tough Love, It sounds like you have an active cat who needs an outlet for his energy. All cats are hunters and if he doesn’t get enough opportunities to exercise those skills, they can turn into behaviors you do not want and pounds he doesn’t need.

diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and many forms of cancer. It is estimated that 60 percent of U.S. cats are overweight, so you are not alone. Cats 2 pounds above their ideal weight are at risk for health problems. Work with your vet to figure out what they should weigh and develop a safe plan for reducing their weight.

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Cats’ natural eating routine involves multiple small meals throughout the day. Typically, they would get physical and mental stimulation by stalking and catching their food. The bowl of kibble that you leave out all day is a boring substitute. Cats will often overeat because they are bored. Interactive feeders can address both their weight and unwanted behaviors, and they can be lots of fun for both you and your cat!

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still attention. If your cats are busy with activities that satisfy their natural instincts, they will be calmer and not so insistent on getting your attention. Try not to accidentally reward things you don’t want them to do.

How to feed a cat

There are other ways to love your cats beside overfeeding them. To help your cats reduce both their weight and these behaviors, provide food in ways that require them to interact to get it. You can purchase many devices to do this, or you can make them yourself. These interactive or puzzle feeders can be very satisfying since cats get rewarded for “hunting” their food. It also slows down the eating process and allows them to feel satisfied with smaller portions. A wide variety of feeders will keep your cats interested and challenged. Try distributing some of their kibble around the house so they can enjoy foraging on the window sill, cat tree, behind the couch, under the bed, etc. This can keep them engaged in natural activities when you are away or busy.

Puzzle feeders are fun

Puzzle feeders can be stationary

objects with openings the cat has to reach into to paw out the food, like a box with small openings. They can be also be movable so the cat can roll the object to get food dispensed, like a tube or ball with holes. Some cats will immediately take to this fun activity and you can quickly increase the challenge by making openings smaller or putting one device inside another. You don’t want to frustrate your cat by making the initial puzzle feeders too difficult. Watch your cats interact and assist them until they catch on to the game. Many of the interactive feeders you

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1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 T chili powder 2 t ground cumin 1/2 t dried oregano 1/4 t ground chipotle pepper 2 c chicken broth 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 can (15 oz.) black beans 1/2 c quick-cooking barley 1/2 t salt Heat casserole over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until browned and crisp, about 7-8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-covered plate. Reduce bacon fat in casserole to 2 tablespoons and return to stove over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes, onions and jalapeno pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano and ground chipotle; cook until fragrant, 15 seconds. Pour in broth, tomatoes, beans and barley; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and barley is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in bacon and salt; let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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Story of Valentine’s Day By Kay Owen-Larson “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1John 4:16

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pproximately 250 years after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there was a priest by the name of Valentine. He lived in Rome. At that time, Claudius was the Emperor of Rome. Some people called him Claudius the Cruel. St. Valentine didn’t like Emperor Claudius, and he wasn’t the only one! Many people felt the same way. Claudius wanted a big army. He thought men should volunteer to join. But not many men volunteered for the Roman army. This made Emperor Claudius very angry. He had a crazy idea that if men were not married, they would be more inclined to join his army. So Claudius decreed that there would be no more marriages. Young people thought his new law was really cruel. Valentine thought it was ridiculous! One of his favorite duties as a priest was to marry people. After Emperor Claudius passed his law, Valentine kept on performing marriage ceremonies – but secretly. He would whisper the words of the ceremony, while listening for

soldiers on the steps outside. One night, Valentine did hear footsteps at his door. The couple he was marrying escaped, but he was caught. He was thrown in jail and told that his punishment was death. St. Valentine tried to stay cheerful. Many young people came to the jail to visit him. They threw flowers and notes up to his window. They wanted him to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit him in his cell. They often sat and talked for hours. She believed he did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and performing marriage ceremonies. On the day Valentine was to die, he left her a note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. He signed it, “Love from your Valentine.” That note started the custom of exchanging love notes on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day he died, Feb. 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. When they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh — because they know that love can’t be beaten! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Yoga came to Anna’s rescue when she was 86 years old. That’s right – 86 years old. She chose Rachel Jesien, a fellow scoliosis victim and spinal expert, to train her. Rachel had discovered spine restoration yoga after failing to get results from physical therapy. She also had to wear a back brace for over five years, and tried everything she could to get out of it. Anna and Rachel made a pact to meet once a week and practice back restoration yoga. Rachel came to Anna’s home and taught her restorative poses and stretches like Child’s Pose. After one month, Pesce was able to walk again. In two months, she had come to a place where she could address a particular pain with a particular yoga position. For instance, when her hip pain would flare up, she would do the ankle-to-knee-pose. Rachel remembers when Anna first came to her. Anna was very distressed about her hopeless physical condition. Today, according to Anna’s daughter Rosemary, she has become self-sufficient and is the happiest she has ever been. Some people don’t believe Anna’s story. Snopes.com says that they are unable to prove it. Dr. Nick Shamie, a spine surgeon and professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the University of California at Los Angeles, told Snopes that while practicing yoga has likely been good for Pesce’s overall health, he can’t credit it with healing her back. Dr. Shamie practices yoga himself, but stressed that while he generally considers it beneficial, people with back pain need to see a medical doctor before jumping into an exercise regimen. Vicki Morgan A.C.E. is a Senior Strength Trainer at Flex Gym & Fitness. You can reach her at victoryfitnessteam@gmail.com or call 719-445-8566. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you experience pain or difficulty, stop and consult your healthcare provider. This article is not meant to take the place of any treatment or activity your physician has deemed necessary.


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Smoker’s guide to quitting smoking By Jan Weeks I smoked my first cigarette when I was 18. By the time I was 19 I was hooked. My habit soared from one pack a day to, at one point, seven. Even when I consciously watched my smoking, I averaged four packs a day. Quitting was easy—it was not starting up again the next day that was hard. Many times I tossed a half-smoked pack away, swearing I was through forever. An hour later I was dropping quarters into the nearest cigarette machine. My life revolved around smoking: I lit up before I got out of bed; my last bedtime ritual was smoking a final cigarette; and in between, I measured time in how many cigarettes it took me to go to the store, drive to work and suck down during a 15-minute break. But on October 30, 1978, I smoked my last cigarette. I’ve been clean for more than 40 years now, and boy, does it feel great. Are you ready to quit? Here’s how you can do it. You must really want to quit. “I should” isn’t a good motivator. I spent more than 10 years “shoulding” myself, feeling guilty every time my willpower failed. When I went on a road trip, I stocked the car with several cartons. Obviously I didn’t want to quit. Use whatever aid will help you reach your goal. I used a set of filters that gradually reduced the tar and nicotine I was inhaling, but you can use gum, candy, patches or whatever other support you need. Don’t be tempted to quit before you reach your target. On September 30, 1978, I gave myself 30 more days to smoke. By mid-October I’d decreased

my consumption by over half. “This is great,” I thought. “I’ll just quit now.” But deep inside, a part of me whispered, “Don’t stop now or you’ll always feel like you were cheated, and someday you’ll smoke the cigarettes that you didn’t smoke now.” Enlist the help of family and friends. If your spouse smokes, encourage him or her to stop, too. You can quit on your own, too, using online support groups or other networks. Cut back on your consumption. This helps even if it’s only by a couple cigarettes a day. I put my cigarettes in the kitchen cupboard instead of next to my chair. Whenever autopilot took over, I stopped and waited for a few minutes before I went to get them. Exercise. A gentle walk gets your body used to the fact that a change for the better is coming. Whenever you feel the urge to light up, take a few deep breaths. I walked more than a few miles around the block during that last month, promising myself I’d indulge once I got home. Bargain with yourself. Tell yourself you can have a smoke after cleaning the bathroom, mowing the lawn, folding the laundry, etc. Do the things you did before you smoked. Knit a scarf, model with clay, buy a yo-yo. Keep your hands busy and your mind occupied with something other than thoughts of smoking. Drink lots of water. Flushing the nicotine out of your system makes withdrawal less painful. Coffee and tea have the opposite effect, so avoid them if you can. Stick to your commitment. You can make your life better. It’s up to you.

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PiKes PeaK LiBrary District Winter Adult Reading Program: A Universe of Stories

PPLD invites you to participate in 2019’s Winter Adult Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! From Feb. 1 - March 31, read books and attend Library programs to win prizes. Complete the program by reading eight books OR a combination of reading four books and attending four programs or activities. Prizes include a chocolate bar, polar bear heat/cold pack, and a 2019 Winter Adult Reading Program Mug. Join us for parties to kick off the program. Come

enjoy a hot chocolate bar, find some new reads, and participate in a book swap. The first 30 people who register in person at a party will receive a limited edition tote bag. Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-3 p.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

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Join us for art demonstrations and activities or bring your own project to work on and share in a group setting. Local artist and instructor Deb Ross will be on hand to explain and inspire. Basic drawing and painting materials will be available for your projects. Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

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Come crochet with a small group and help each other with your crochet projects. Or just socialize while you hook. No registration required. Everyone is welcome. Thursdays, Feb. 7 and 21, 10 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St.

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Join this lively group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and, of course, work on a project! Everyone is welcome! Fridays, Feb. 8 and 22, 10 a.m. Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

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Join this group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and work on a project. Mondays, Feb. 11 and 25, 1:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.

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Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilt pieceworkers and all other needle art workers to come stitch in community. Everyone is welcome! Mondays, Feb. 11 and 25, 6:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.


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LAUGHING MATTERS Grandma’s advice Submitted by Rose Avery

I just found a card with a gem that I think my grandmother wrote: “You’re not old until you start wearing your lipstick a lot bigger than your lips!”

I’m rich

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Silver in the hair, Gold in the teeth, Crystals in the kidneys, Sugar in the blood, Lead in the butt, Iron in the arteries, and an inexhaustible supply of natural gas. I never thought I would accumulate such wealth.

All the right answers Submitted by Nickie Gomez

A drunk was at the Pearly Gate asking St. Peter to let him enter. St. Peter hesitated then decided that he should be able to answer some questions. He asked the drunk, “How many days of the week have a ‘t’ in their name?” The drunk thought about it for a few minutes and replied, “Six.” St. Peter was puzzled and asked, “How is that?” The drunk answered, “Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, yesterday, today and tomorrow.” St. Peter thought for a few seconds and said, “Okay, I’ll accept that answer.” Then he asked a question he thought would be more difficult: “How many seconds in a year?” The drunk thought for a minute then answered, “Twelve.” Astonished, St. Peter asked him to explain. The drunk replied, “Well, there is January 2, February 2, March 2, and so on.” St. Peter is so surprised, but

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doesn’t stop there. “What is God’s first name?” he asked. The drunk thought about this for several long minutes, then he said, “Andy.” St. Peter was skeptical and asked for an explanation. The drunk responded by singing a few lines, “Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me...”

Pecans in the cemetery Submitted by Sue Bowen

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me” said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence. Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.” He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old

man with a cane, hobbling along. “Come here quick,” said the boy, “you won’t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls.” The man said, “Beat it kid. Can’t you see it’s hard for me to walk?” When the boy insisted, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.” The old man whispered, “Boy, you’ve been telling’ me the truth. Let’s see if we can see the Lord.” Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, but were unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord. At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all. Now let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.” They say the old man made it back to town a full five minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.

The black bra Submitted by Kevin Ray

I had lunch with two of my unmarried friends. One is engaged,

one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20 years. We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here’s how it all went. My engaged friend: “The other night my boyfriend came over. He found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, ‘You are the woman of my dreams. I love you.’ Then we made passionate love all night long.” The mistress: “Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office. I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn’t say a word, but he started to tremble and had his way with me.” Then I had to share my story: “When my husband came home, I was wearing the black bra, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said, ‘What’s for dinner, Batman?’”

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he’s the most beautiful cat in the entire world. (Do not waste your time trying to argue that fact.) Her name is Jazzy, and she is the love sponge of our family. Of course I love my adult sons but having no grandchildren (as of yet), Jazzy has become our surrogate darling granddaughter! The only demands she makes of us is for daily food and cold water, lots love, some attention and petting. Oh, and maybe her cat tree perch made high enough to check out birds, squirrels and rabbits out in the backyard. She purrs while we comb the excess fur from her coat and delights if we surprise her with some fresh tuna, shrimp or fancy cat food. If we humans need cues at the same time she is overly bored, needing exercise, she will jump atop the refrigerator where we keep her toys. Then it’s necessary to pull out the long stick with fabric at the end for her to chase. She pretends it’s a live snake and we do our best to accommodate that fantasy. Having suffered from depression for so many years, I find that Jazzy’s company is perhaps the only way to avoid mild depression becoming the mean blues. Her expression is always so serious yet for some reason, her push into my purview and begging for my love always seems to dissipate my sadness. We absolutely adore and are permanently Jazzy-fied. - Submitted by Boris and Natasha Badenov

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Happenings Through Feb. 10: “American Prom,” from award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, is yours to enjoy at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada, performed by UCCS Theatrework’s cast. For tickets ($38.50+) call 255-3232.

Through all Feb.: Free Tax Preparation Help by IRS certified AARP volunteers at 9 locations in Colorado Springs. For the Tax Aide Site nearest you call 888-227-7669 or check aarp.org/FindTaxHelp. Feb. 1-22: Birthday Suit. Local artist Kelly Gilleran will display a vibrant, humorous collection that focuses on vintage inspired food and pin-ups, at The Modbo, 17-C E. Bijou, Free: Tues-Thur 10-3; Fri 1-6. Feb. 2, 6 & 9: Bizet’s “Carmen,” will be performed at the Met and you can see it live in HD 10:55 a.m. on the 2nd with encores on 6th and 9th on big screens at Tinseltown (1545 E Cheyenne Mountain Road), Cinemark (3305 Cinema Point) or Regal (1120 Interquest Pkwy). Tickets are $27+. Feb. 3: Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” will be performed at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. at 11:45 a.m. A free will offering with be taken. Feb. 5 & 19: High Altitude Gardening, 5 p.m. on 5th, 10 a.m. on 19th. Make best plant selection to handle wildlife and wild weather. Classes are free at Tri-Lakes Chamber, 166-2nd St., Monument, but you must pre-register at

Feb. 7-23: “Murder of the Heart” will showcase an audience full of suspects along with a thousand laughs! Thurs-Sat 7:30 and Sundays 2 p.m. at Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 There are free shows at Front Range B B Q , 2 3 3 0 W. C o l o r a d o Av e . , S. Tejon. For tickets ($18+) call Wednesdays at 7 p.m. During the 719-465-6321. month of February, CountyWide brings high-energy bluegrass on the 6th; Willie Bean Bluegrass (shown above) will play gospel and traditional bluegrass on the 13th; Out of Nowhere, a local bluegrass band, will perform on the 20th; and Easy Morning Rebel will play classic rock and jazz on the 27th.

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safety concerns, 2-4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, 530 Communications Circle. For questions call 719-444-7000. Feb. 8: Science Riot makes for a special Valentine’s Day as STEM scientists-turned-comedians explain the mysteries of love, at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($14) call 368-6100. Feb. 8-9: “The Wonderful Music of Oz.” Follow the yellow brick road and over the rainbow to the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469. Feb. 8-10 & 15-17: Super Heroes in Ice is the theme of this year’s Cripple Creek Ice Festival. This spectacular event over 2 weekends will feature interactive sculptures, an ice slide and maze, along with street vendors and an ice bar with liquor luge. Enjoy it all along Bennett Avenue. Feb. 9: Valentines Day Sale is from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bargain Box Thrift Store, 405 S. Nevada. All

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starting 8 a.m. (bring sack lunch) at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Royal Troon Dr., Monument. It’s taught by Carley Lehman, instructor of EMT classes at PPCC. To register, call 719-339-7831.

Band’s Stellar Brass will give a free concert at Widefield High School, 615 Widefield Dr. at 7 p.m. From Americana music to patriotic favorites, this six-piece ensemble is sure to delight you!

Feb. 10: Second Sunday Jazz Affair. The Mississippi Mudders, a Dixieland sextet, will play authentic New Orleans style jazz, at Olympian Plaza Center, 975 S. Union Blvd, 1-4 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15.

Feb. 11: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt will bring storytelling along with Texas-based music the fuses country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. They’ll be at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., at 7:30. For tickets ($46.75+) call 719-520-7469.

Feb. 10: A Patriotic Celebration Concert pays tribute to all branches of the U.S. Military with choir, orchestra and honored guest narrator, Brigadier Gen. Robert Titus (Ret.). Starting at 3 p.m., this free event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Feb. 10: “Movie House Music.” A Stick, A Pick, A Chick & Friends plays 2:30-4 p.m. at Gold Hill Theater, 615 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $16 for Movie, music & beverage. 719-687-2210.

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Feb. 13-17: Miramount Castle Valentines High Tea in the Queen’s Parlour TeaRoom. Built in the 1890s, the Castle at 9 Capitol Hill Ave. in Manitou Springs is thee best place for tea! Two seatings each day at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Reservations required ($35+): 719-884-4109.

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3/8 - Depart Colorado Springs for Auckland, New Zealand. 3/10 - Arrive Auckland, and transfer to your beautiful ship, the Celebrity Solstice. Experience New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. 3/11 - Tauranga, New Zealand - Explore this chic coastal town in the North Island and discover the land of the Maori. Tauranga’s white sand beaches offer something for everyone. 3/12 - At Sea. 3/13 - Picton, New Zealand - A seaside town at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, settled by early whalers. Now a bustling seaport surrounded by award-winning restaurants, local art galleries, water sports’ activities plus beautiful yet challenging nature trails. 3/14 - Akaroa, New Zealand - Fur seals and white-flippered penguins hang out along the rocky platforms edging the harbor, where albatrosses, petrels, and other seabirds visit. 3/15 - Dunedin, New Zealand In this capital of architectural heritage, you might think your Dunedin cruise has taken you to Edinburgh. Take a harbor cruise to spot albatrosses, cormorants, penguins, dolphins, and seals. In town, stroll the spectacular Dunedin Botanic Garden, discover ancient Maori artifacts in the Otago Museum, or learn about beer at Speight’s Brewery. 3/16 - Cruise Dusky Sound - Steep cliffs have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls. The largest , most complex of the many fjords along the coast. It’s also a wildlife paradise. Visit Doubtful Sound - cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, creating a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. A playground for many species, including fur seals and the fiordland crested and blue penguin. Visit Milford Sound, situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife. 3/17, 3/18- At Sea. 3/19 - Eden, Australia - a natural wonderland on the coastline of Australia’s New South Wales, Eden is nestled among national parks, wilderness areas and beaches. It’s one of Australia’s best locations for oyster farming, so bring your appetite. Its surrounding landscapes offer an abundance of outdoor activities on the water and by land. 3/20 - Sydney, Australia - Arrive Sydney and transfer to the airport for your flight home to arrive the same day! PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare from Colorado Springs, 12-night fully escorted tour and cruise, lovely interior category staterooms on luxury ship, all transfers, all meals onboard ship, all taxes and surcharges.

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Snowshoeing and Snow Science for Active Adults. Join a Bear Creek Naturalist as they lead a snowshoe hike allowing you to take in the beauty of the woods in winter and explore the science behind the snow on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to Noon. You will meet at Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, 56 Rampart Circle, Florissant. Prepaid regis-

Feb. 12-13: “Evita.” Presented by Broadway at Pikes Peak, Evita combines the story of Argentina’s First Lady with Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theater, at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469.

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Happenings Feb. 13: David Dorfman Dance: AroundTown. Through dance, music, text and visuals, examine the unique notions of love, at 7 p.m. in the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. For tickets ($27.50) call 719-255-3232. Feb. 13: Emmet Cahill Live in Monument. The award-winning Irish tenor and Celtic Thunder principal singer will perform Irish classics, Broadway standards and nostalgic favorites, 7 p.m. at The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Road. For tickets ($30) call 719-488-3200. Feb. 13: CC Professor Emeritus Carlton Gamer’s 90th Birthday Concert highlighted by his compositions, 7:30 p.m. at Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre. Free to the Public. Feb. 14: “Blockchain: How Could it Change Your Life?” UCCS Professor Bill Ayen will lecture on blockchain, a new technology, at UCCS University Center, Rm 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy at 9:30 a.m. Call 719-574-1449 re: free parking. Feb. 14-16: “One Bad Apple or As the Worm Turns” is the latest melodrama from Iron Springs Chateau, 6-10 p.m., 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. For dinner &/ or show reservations: 719-685-5104. Feb. 15: Rotary Wine and Beer Tasting. The Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs is holding its eighth annual event at Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon, 5:30-7:30 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Dictionary Project. Tickets ($35) are available Through the 14th: 719-440-5022. Feb. 15: Rocky Mountain Brewing Symposium, is the only conference designed by brewers, for brewers! It will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UCCS Berger Hall, 1420 Austin

Bluffs. Cost to attend: $99 (breakfast & lunch included). 719-255-4552. Feb. 16: Sweetheart Ball, 4:30-10 p.m. at Shining Mountain Golf Course, Woodland Park, offers a gourmet dinner, dancing to live music, silent & live auctions – all to help the needy of Teller County. RSVP ($65) by 2/5: 719-687-7273. Feb. 16: “Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute.” Legends in concert will perform as John, Paul, George and Ringo did, at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside, at 8 p.m. For tickets ($20+) call 719-476-2200.

from Anadarko, Oklahoma. See her live 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. 719-634-5583. Feb. 19: Gumbo & Jambalaya – It’s a class straight from the bayou. Learn to make chicken and andouille gumbo, crab and shrimp gumbo and French quarter jambalaya at Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., 11am-1pm. Register ($55): 719-3082992.

Feb. 19: Outpouring. John Wolf, former Air Force Intelligence Officer, will speak on Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s rise to power and how China’s future will affect us. Sponsored by Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church and held at Pikes Peak Brewery, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr. at 7 p.m. Free to the public; food

See HAPPENINGS, page 24

Feb. 16: Valentine’s Tango & Desserts. A beginners’ dance class is followed by delicious chocolate tastings at 6:45 p.m., Cacao Chemistry, 109 N. Tejon St. Reservations ($40+): 719-445-9470. Feb. 16: Bear Creek Wine Tasting & Wine Awards, 7-9 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Sample wines, enjoy light appetizers and mingle with wine lovers. Pre-register ($20) 719-5206977 or elpasoco.com. Feb. 17&20: “My Fair Lady” starring Audrey Hepburn, on the big screen once again, shown 2 or 7 p.m. at Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Road), Cinemark (3305 Cinema Pt) or Regal (1120 Interquest Parkway) Theaters. Feb. 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1934) starring Marilyn Monroe will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $5.75 includes the movie, popcorn and soda or coffee.

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Feb. 21: Genealogy One Step Beyond. Discover your ancestral past – where to start, how to proceed. The class is 2 p.m., free at High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Road in Peyton.

Feb. 22: “Pink Boots & a Machete” is the story of wildlife correspondent Mireya Mayor who will share stories, images, film clips of her adventures, 7 p.m. at the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada. Cost ($27.50+): events.uccs. edu.

Feb. 22: Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala. It’s an evening of glamour, costumes and masks that will benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale, 6-10 p.m. at Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets are $80 and include dinner and casino games. RSVP: 719634-3737. Feb. 22, 23&28 and Mar 1-2: “Fond Farewell” is a play starting with a funeral for wealthy Benjamin Fullman followed by 3 wives making claims on his estate! A Fountain Theater production, 326 W. Alabama, Fountain at 6:30 p.m. Seniors ($8) tickets at Fountain Valley Newspaper, 713 Dale St. Feb. 22: A Portrayal of Maya Angelou to teach how she wrote and why and to reflect on her philosophies, 6 p.m. at Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Register in advance

Feb. 22-24: Colorado Springs Sportsman & Boat Expo. Fri 2-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4 at Colo. Springs Events Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Adults $7.50 at the door. Feb. 23: “A Raisin in the Sun” starring Sidney Poitier will be shown free at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. at 1 p.m. Snacks and drinks provided. Feb. 23: Julia Archibald Holmes, hear the story of her 1858 climb of Pikes Peak re-creation at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain at 10 a.m. Prepaid reservations ($4) required: 520-6745. Feb. 23: Rainbow Falls Winter Waterfall Viewing, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at historic site, 1360 Serpentine

Dr., Manitou Springs. For a striking new perspective in winter meet at the entrance (cost $1). Feb. 23: Native American Tales. Come hear Native American tales from Rose Red Elk. Stories are the blend of medicine stories, spiritual in nature and she’ll teach you to sing “Keepers of the Earth.” It’s free at High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Road, Peyton but pre-registration is required: 260-3650. Feb. 27: How Big is Space? It’s an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. Free for outdoor telescope viewing 6-8 p.m. or ½ price admission to Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr. 576-8000.

Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469. March 5-6: Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019, will let you experience remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions and work to protect our beautiful environment and playgrounds. Event will be held 7 p.m. at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside, but get tickets Through Mountain Chalet ($17.50) at mtnchalet.com.

March 1: Mardi Gras Dance Party will feature 6035, a rock classic tribute band, with music of Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters, starting 8 p.m at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr. And it’s free! March 2-3: Rachmaninoff Third Symphony. There will be performances of this symphony as well as

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What’s

for

Lunch

Silver Key Connections Cafe’ For reservations, call 719-884-2304 or visit silverkey.org/connections-cafe

Feb. 20 – Chicken chimichanga Feb. 21 – Yankee pot roast Feb. 22 – Stuffed pasta shells w/meat sauce Feb. 25 – Beef stroganoff Feb. 26 – Pork green chili Feb. 27 – Lasagna roll Feb. 28 – Chicken mole

Feb. 11 – BBQ beef sandwich Feb. 12 – Lemon pepper chicken Feb. 13 – Roast turkey w/gravy Feb. 14 – Beef tips Feb. 15 – Cod Tuscany Feb. 18 – President’s Day – No meal Feb. 19 – Smothered pork chop w/onions & peppers

Feb. 1 – Sweet & sour pork; broccoli stuffed chicken Feb. 4 – Chicken tacos w/ lettuce, tomato, salsa & sour cream Feb. 5 – Stuffed bell pepper Feb. 6 – Pesto chicken Feb. 7 – Salmon burger Feb. 8 – Chicken cordon bleu

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Feb. 15 – Cod Tuscany; chicken marsala

Feb. 1 – Sweet & sour pork; broccoli stuffed

Feb. 16 – Swiss steak

chicken Feb. 2 – Baked ziti w/sausage & marinara

Feb. 17 – Beef tips

Feb. 3 – Meatball sub

Feb. 18 – Pesto chicken

Feb. 4 – Chicken tacos w/ lettuce, tomato, salsa &

Feb. 19 – Smothered pork chop w/onions & peppers

sour cream; cod Olympia

Feb. 20 – Chicken chimichanga; Monte Cristo

Feb. 5 – Stuffed bell pepper; Italian wrap

sandwich

Feb. 6 – Pesto chicken; Swiss steak Feb. 7 – Salmon burger w/ lettuce & tomato;

Feb. 21 – Yankee pot roast; roast turkey

405 Broadway - Penrose - 719-372-3872 Feb. 5 - Meatloaf, Potatoes, Vegetable Feb. 7 - Turkey a la King, Rice or Noodles, Green Beans Feb. 12 - Chicken Strips, Fries, Cole Slaw Feb. 14 - Hoagie Sandwich, Chips, Soup (TBD) Feb. 19 - Italian Feast! Feb. 21 - Swedish Meatballs, Noodles, Vegetable Feb. 26 - Chicken Noodle Soup, Tossed Salad Feb. 28 - Chicken/Beef Soft Tacos, Rice, Beans

Feb. 22 – Stuffed pasta shells w/meat sauce;

riblettes Feb. 8 – Chicken cordon bleu; baked salmon

citrus tilapia

Feb. 9 – Sweet & sour pork

Feb. 23 – Roast turkey w/gravy

Feb. 10 – Stuffed bell pepper

Feb. 24 – BBQ beef sandwich

Feb. 11 – BBQ beef sandwich; breaded chicken

Feb. 25 – Beef stroganoff; pulled pork sand-

sandwich

wich

Feb. 12 – Lemon pepper chicken; pork roast

Feb. 26 – Pork green chili; chicken parmesan

Feb. 13 – Roast turkey w/gravy; roast beef

Feb. 27 – Lasagna roll; shrimp taco

Feb. 14 – Beef tips; Cobb salad

Feb. 28 – Chicken mole; stuffed shells

Menu Subject to Change. Suggested Donation $3. Bread, milk and dessert available with most meals. Lunches served at noon. All Ages Welcome! Our attendance is increasing … We request that you call in advance so we can plan accordingly: 719-372-3872. Carry out available. Please call between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for same day carryouts.

Silver Key Connections Cafe’ sites This program serves nutritious meals in a social group setting to eligible diners. You are eligible if: you are 60+ years old or married to someone age 60-plus or disabled residents of any age who reside in the buildings listed below. Meal donation is $2.25 but no eligible person is denied lunch because they can’t pay. Guest lunch is $6. Call the number (listed below) for your meal location one day in advance before 2 p.m. No reservations are necessary for Acacia Park Apartments, the Senior Center or Fountain Valley Center. Questions? Call Silver Key offices at 719-884-2304. CENTRAL Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-955-3400 1514 N. Hancock Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Temple Shalom 719-634-5311 1523 E. Monument St. 80909 Kosher meals 12:00-12:30 Mon&Wed DOWNTOWN Acacia Park Apartments 719-884-2304 104 E. Platte Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Centennial Plaza Apartments 719-884-2304 516 E. Kiowa St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays EASTSIDE Sunny Vista (residents only)

719-635-9595 2480 E. Dale St. 80909 Serving Lunch 11:00-11:45 weekdays NORTH Crestview Apartments 719-884-2304 3880 Van Teylingen Dr. 80917 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Mountain Comm. Mennonite Church 643 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake 884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays SOUTH Hillside Community Center 385-7900 925 S. Institute St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. 719-520-6470 Serving Lunch 11:45-12:45 weekdays Grinde Manor

719-382-7690 906 Grinde Dr. 80817 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso 80905/ 719-385-7940 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Pikes Peak Towers 719-632-1556 1912 Eastlake Blvd. 80910 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Silver Key 884-2304 1655 S. Murray Blvd. Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Southview Plaza Apartments 1462 E. Fountain Blvd. 719-884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Villa San Jose 719-632-7444 1810 S. Corona Ave. 80905

Lunch 11:30-11:45 Tues, Thurs & Fri. Villa Santa Maria 719-632-7444 405 St. Elmo Ave. 80905 Lunch 11:30-11:45 Monday & Wed. WEST St. Andrews Church 719-685-9259 103 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Westside Community Center 385-7920 1628 W. Bijou St. 80904 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Woodland Park Senior Center 687-3877 321 N. Pine St. Woodland Park Lunch served 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays


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com (719) 634-8833. Mention this Ad for a 10% Discount. COMPUTER LESSONS, PODCASTING, Audio Editing and other Media Services by Life after 50 columnist. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. 520-247-8291 FLAT RATE COMPUTER REPAIR. Most repairs start at $50. Parts extra if needed. Free pickup and delivery or up to 2 hours of on-site tune-up, virus removal and/or training. 35 Years of experience. Call Richard Sobe with SOBE I.T. (719) 216-8994. Thank you for looking at my ad.

FOR SALE BARGAIN BOX THRIFT STORE. Clothing, shoes, jewelry, jackets, kitchen goods, decore, books, movies, lots more! Open M-F 10-4, Sat 9:30-12:30. Seniors get 10% OFF on Tuesdays. 405 S. Nevada Ave (free parking in rear). Proceeds support Assistance League programs helping families in El Paso County. BEAUTIFUL FOR VALENTINES DAY OR EASTER. New light pink purse for sale, has lots of bling on it. Paid $60 but will sell for $50. Call 636-2536. If no answer, please leave a message.

NAIL EXAM & IN-HOME PERSONALIZED CARE by clean, gentle and knowledgeable RN. (719) 963-6398.

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February 11-16

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ELDERLY TOENAIL CARE in your home by medically trained team members. (719) 930-3602.

QUALITY HAIR CARE IN YOUR HOME. I do Shampoo & Sets, Haircuts, and Perms. Colorado licensed hairdresser. Pedicures and Manicures, too. 719-330-5251.

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FEB 9TH VALENTINES DAY SALE! Bargain Box Thrift Store will sell all jewelry, purses, scarves, hats, gloves at 50% off their already low prices. Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 405 S. Nevada Ave. (free parking in rear) FLOATING RED WHEAT TIME SHARE, $500. Mountainside at Silver Creek in Granby Colorado. 719-424-7078 HONDA GOLDWING 1800 MOTORCYCLE with Escapade Trailer $9000. (719) 598-3357 SEVEN STATUS SELLS NAME BRAND Clothing, shoes, handbags & jewelry. 20% of Profits help The Exodus Road to rescue victims of human trafficking. University Village, 5012 N. Nevada. Open Tues-Sun. UNCLUTTER YOUR LIFE - SELL STUFF in Life after 50 Classifieds for as little as $11.50 a month. Write your ad then call 418-2717 by the 22nd deadline.

FUN & ENTERTAINMENT MAXI’S DANCE PARTY happens every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Aerie Eagles Club, 1050 S. 21st St. Great music geared to ages 50-plus! Food and drinks are available for purchase. $5 cover ($2 for Eagles members). (719) 660-1358.

HAIR & NAIL CARE BACK-PORCH BEAUTY SHOP Affordable Haircuts, Perms, Manicures, Pedicures for Seniors. Centrally Located. Call Today 719477-0141.

Scent of Heaven Massage

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3215 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Suite C Colorado Springs, CO 80917

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HEALTH AND FITNESS = CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS = EXPIRED or NEW. TOP $ DOLLAR PAID. CALL (719) 749-1436.

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Trish Meza • purecolonics.net CBD BENEFITS BODY & MIND. Lotions, bath salts, beverages or gummies will ease your arthritis, help you sleep, lessen PTSD symptoms and reduce stress. Visit Evergreen Cafe, 1442 N. Hancock Ave., near the Senior Center, M-F 9 to 3.


batted around based on businesses that come to mind. So how you get your brand to pole vault into your customer’s subconscious? The Right Exposure. This is the condition where you can drive the bus. This is your chance for top of mind awareness, and it is within your control. The more frequently your customer is exposed to your brand, the more likely they are to do business with you. As you increase your exposure you build brand awareness.

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all month long. They see your ad through the month – and, if you have what they need...they’ll call you! Serving El Paso, Teller, Pueblo and Fremont Counties, in Colorado. Dedicated to reporting relevant news to the lives of our readers, age 50 and older, since 1990.

HELP WANTED Distribution: 23,000 reaching more than 46,000 readers.

Advertising Account Executive Life After 50 Newspaper is looking for an outgoing Account Executive to assist with building the company’s brand by securing new business, sustaining long-term relationships, providing support and serving as the point of contact for our clients.

Buy 3 ads get 1 free Buy 6 ads get 2 free Buy 8 ads get 3 free

See Rate Sheet for pricing details For NewWANTED Accounts Only HELP

CNA’S NEEDED FOR LOCAL CLIENTS in the Colorado Springs area. Call NURSE NEXT DOOR 719 / 368-1695. CONNECT WITH A VET HIRING EVENT is Feb 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wm Reed Special Events Center, 6550 Specker Ave. Bldg 1829 at Fort Carson. Over 70 employers are ready to hire you. For more information, check ppwfc.org. (Note that only Fort Carson can approve visitor access to their facility.) PARTICIPANTS NEEDED for personality research study of men aged 40-64. Answer questions in person 50-60 minutes at UCCS Lane Center, 4863 N. Nevada Ave. ($15 Pmt) For details call (719) 470-0329. PROJECT ANGEL HEART needs Sat. morning meal delivery drivers and meal bag decorators. The project delivers free, nutritious meals to those living with lifethreatening illness. To apply, call (719) 323-0084. SILVER KEY VOLUNTEER DRIVERS. Deliver hot meals to seniors. Multiple pickup locations. If you enjoy visiting with seniors and have a reliable car, contact Silver Key (719) 884-2319.

PERSONALS Sundays at 10 a.m.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT RESCUED HEARTS UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, an upscale thrift store funding local animal rescue groups. Retail experience helpful. Apply in person at 3314 Austin Bluffs. 4 Hour shifts in this pet-friendly boutique are productive and fun! Must enjoy being around dogs.

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The ideal candidate strives to meet goals, is passionate about Life After 50 and its readers and has a strong sales background, preferably in media advertising. This part-time position will earn a base salary along with a generous commission plan.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLO. Hiring Event, Feb 4th from 1-4 p.m. at Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. New Briargate hospital will open in Spring of 2019. Over 200 openings include patient/family service specialists, administrative, and many clinical roles. For details/registration: go to ppwfc.org.

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Candidates must have effective communication and negotiation skills, be self-confident and show good judgement. They must be proficient in current Windows software, Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail and browsing the internet.

To apply for this position please email your resume with cover letter to the Advertising Director Bruce Schlabaugh at bruce.schlabaugh@ gmail.com by 2/20/19.

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ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Experienced house-cleaning services. Reliable, efficient, with excellent references. $20+ an hour. Tracy (719) 630-8232

ALL PAINTING & REMODELING Projects. Top quality work at excellent pricing. Senior and Military discounts. Free estimates. Call Darren (719) 310-6429.

Dave’s Home Improvement All Kinds Home Maintenance & Repairs 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE U.S. NAVY VETERAN

(719) 393-5851

EXPERT ROOF REPAIR -or- New Roof Installation, if needed. Over 35 years experience repairing or replacing all types of roofing. Skylights installed new or replaced. Call Don Turner for free estimates and friendly service. (719) 661-1593.

DRYWALL AND TILEWORK Repairs • Basement Finishes Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

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(719) 232-7218 or 390-7779 GOODMAN HANDYMAN. Quality Work installing light fixtures, plumbing jobs, decks, and all jobs considered. Free estimates. Call Chad (719) 244-2871. HANDYMAN SERVICES. ODD JOBS Plumbing, Carpentry, Fences, Decks, Doors, more. (Mowing or yardwork in spring and summer.) John (719) 471-7471. HONEST HANDYMAN will do small jobs like plumbing, painting, drywall, and other maintenance. Free estimates. Call or text D.A. 719-308-7373 MORE THAN A HANDYMAN. Home maintenance, yard work, repairs, organize, clean-up. 25% Senior Discount (62+). Call Mike - a senior and veteran. (719) 3384279. R.A.Y. PLUMBING. CALL FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE NEEDS (719) 491-2848.

CALL CATHY’S HOUSECLEANING. Weekly or one-time. My husband will clean gutters, do caulking, garage clean-ups, yard work, or home repairs. Quotes over the Phone- (719) 347-0832. EXPERTISE HOUSECLEANING, reliable and trustworthy. Senior personal care services are also available. Please call Karen (719) 434-2922. JC’S HEAVENLY HOUSE CLEANING * Excellent References * More than 15 Years of Experience * Special Discounts for Seniors *Licensed *Insured. Call Jacqueline Composto (719) 644-8638. RESIDENTIAL HOUSECLEANING. All supplies included, affordable, fully insured, 23 years experience. (719) 477-0679.

INSURANCE & MEDICARE ONE CALL FOR YOUR INSURANCE: Health coverage, Dental coverage, Vision Coverage. Call your local, licensed independent Humana sales agent today. Bruce Schlabaugh 749-8541.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT STERLING STAIRLIFT is near new, with remote controls for Lift Call to top or bottom of stairs, has swivell and folding features. $625. (719) 2381321.

MOBILE HOMES CIRCLE DRIVE SENIOR CITIZEN MOBILE HOME PARK. Rentals starting at

Traditional Worship Experience

Hymns • Choir • Orchestra Bible Teaching Pastor Drew Stephens

3815 N. Academy Blvd. (Near Academy & Austin Bluffs) heart-song-church.org

“FOR THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. / Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Psalms 109: 2 & 8.

Gem Consultants William C. Myers Graduate Gemologist

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RETIRED WOMAN IN HER 60’s is looking for a pet-friendly man as a companion. I enjoy sports, outings, movies and am petfriendly. Would prefer a man of same age, average height, who’s a non-smoker and non-drinker. Reply to: LADY #60RR, c/o Life After 50, PO Box 50125, Colo. Springs, CO 80949.

PETS DOG WALKING! Providing needed daily exercise for your dog. Responsible and reliable Westside business owner. (719) 3605932. TAKING A VACATION? Very responsible senior will care for your pets, home, or car while you are away. Reasonable fees. Call Sue at (719) 302-3338.

REAL ESTATE BEN IS BUYING HOUSES. If you would like a quick, no-hassle cash sale for your home in “as-is” condition and for a fair price, please call me so we can talk. Ben (719) 492-1671.

$800/mo. Includes mobile home, lot rent,

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BEN’S LANDSCAPE, TREE REMOVAL.

cle Dr. 719-576-1000.

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24/7 Emergency Service. (719) 492-1671.

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fort of your home. Talon Auto Care: 719-

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REAL ESTATE

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SERVICES

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Judy Trout 719-332-8811 Blue Spruce Real Estate 719-633-6223 Doing business the OLD-FASHIONED WAY: YESTERDAY’S VALUES TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY Helping Seniors Make Real Estate Decisions. (Senior Real Estate Specialist)

SENIORS LOVE HELPERS that arrive right at their door! If you can assist them by doing home repair, cooking, cleaning, hair care or even companionship, place an ad in Life after 50 because our readers are hunting for your services. Cost is $11.50+ per month. Ad deadline: 22nd. Call 4182717.

1950s-1960s LP’s, 78’s and 45’s. Blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country, Broadway, movie soundtracks, TV, R&B, soul, children’s, spoken word, etc. I’m a collector, not a business. Call me first - I pay the most for your records. (719) 633-5848. CASH FOR OLD BANKS AND TOYS, presidential pin back buttons, Simpich dolls, military insignia and memorabilia. Will buy single items or entire collections. (719) 632-9904.

TAKING A VACATION? Very responsible senior will care for your home, pets, plants, or car while you’re away. Reasonable fees. For details, call Sue (719) 302-3338.

I AM A CASH BUYER for Antiques, Art, Jewelry, Watches, Cameras, Military, Railroad, Western items, Bottles, Insulators, Signs and a lot more. Will buy single item or entire estates. Also will help selling estates. Over 35 years experience. Free consultation. Call or text 719.641.0320.

Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Mention this Ad to Get

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HASTINGS HOME FURNISHINGS will buy quality, pre-owned furniture, antiques, collectibles and entire estates. Please call Terry for appt. (719) 352-5083.

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DAN THE CARPET MAN. EXCELLENT carpet repair, wrinkles re-stretched, patches, 48 years experience, very reasonable, guaranteed satisfaction, call 719-8228588. DOG WALKING! Providing needed daily exercise for your dog. Responsible and reliable Westside business owner. (719) 360-5932. PERSONAL ASSISTANT CONCIERGE. General Errands, Home and Office Organization, Vehicle Care, Waiting Service, House-Sitting, House Checks, Grocery Shopping, Gift Baskets, Light Yard Work, Light House Work, Reservations, Tickets, Travel Needs, Packing, Unpacking. Call Angela - VISION CONCIERGE SERVICE (719) 330-3337.

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Life After 50

Community Centers

Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock - 955-3400 Please stop by or go online to find the full listing of classes, trips and special events at csseniorcenter. com. All classes require registration.

Special Events

Living History- Buffalo Soldiers. Feb. 4, 1:30-3 p.m. $5. Several African American regiments were formed after the Civil War as part of the Union Army. Learn their history, the origin of their name, and their legacy today. Presented by our local Buffalo Soldier troupe. Grandma’s Kitchen Bake Sale. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. ‘Tis the season for all of those lovey dovey feelings! All of our baked goods are made with sugar and spice and everything nice! Just like grandma made them. Tunes on Tuesday- Frank Moore. Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Frank has been performing locally since the early 70’s in the style of John Denver and other leading folk artists. Original songs, sing-alongs, and comedy are an integral part of his performance. Do not miss this one! Voices of Grief. Feb. 19, 1:30-3:15 p.m. A documentary film that shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we successfully navigate through grief. Wisdom from contemporary authors, experts, and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of community, compassion and connection in this sacred journey. Penrose-St. Francis Blood Drive. Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m. Free. Come donate life-saving blood, all donations stay right here in El Paso county. Please sign up for a time slot.

Exercise & Dance This is not a complete list, so please stop by or go online to find the full listing. • Nia

• Yoga- Several classes to choose form including vinyasa, gentle and chair yoga • Drums Alive! - This unique drumming class is different from every other exercise class you’ve tried. • Silver Sneakers Boom – SilverSneaker Classes have now added more options to their class offerings. • Feldenkrais- Awareness thru movement, develops awareness, flexibility, coordination and balance. • Power Moves - Power Moves provides community exercise, enrichment, education, and empowerment for everyone to get better and stay better.

Health Education FREE, but please register. A donation of $1 to the Senior Center is requested. This is not a complete list. • Medicare-What is in it for you? Feb.7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. • Essential Oils and the Liver - Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m. • Chest Pain vs Indigestion - Feb. 13, 9-10 a.m. • Breathe and Be - Feb. 14, 10-11 a.m. • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia - Feb. 20, 10-11:30 a.m. • Medicare Made Clear - Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Look on our website or call for more class info and to register.

Art Classes You do not have to be an artist to take an art class! Find your creativity and let it flourish through the variety that we offer. Some

classes have additional supply costs. So many to choose from including Drawing, painting, mixed media chair caning and other unique offerings. Call for more info 719-955-3400.

Lifelong Learning • Bingo & Home care Lingo - Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. Free • Soul Searchers Guide - Feb. 5 &12, 10-11:30 a.m. $12 • Long Term Insurance 101 - Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m. Free • Continuing Education- PPCC - Feb. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free • Planning for Long Term Care - Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Free • Carfit &Driving Safety - Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m. Free • Civic Superhero Training - Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Free • Ukele-Continued - Feb. 26-March 12, 10-11 a.m. $30 • Brand New! Hike for Life- Fow Run Park - Feb. 13, noon-4 p.m. $15

Technology Classes • Technology Hour - Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m. $10 • Ebay-Selling - Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. $20 • Intro to Microsoft Excel - Feb. 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $20

Day Trips On Monday, Feb. 4, we will hold a lottery for the following trips! Call or come in between 8-10 a.m. to put your name in the basket. PREMIERE – “The Wizard of Oz” by The Colorado Ballet. Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $60. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Ellie Caulkins Opera House for this must-see performance! Before the performance you will have two

hours to explore the 16th Street mall and have lunch on your own. Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $30. Watch as Ice Sculptors carve beautiful works of art at this spectacular event. Street vendors offer the perfect item to bring home as a memento of your visit and get lunch on your own. Live music all day! Colorado Home and Garden Show. Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. $40. Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious home and garden show. Find the latest inspiration, trends and ideas in landscape, gardens and home improvement, located at The Colorado Convention Center. We will stop in Castle Rock for lunch at the Outlets. Not your Grandma’s Bingo Party Bus Tour. Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $25. Local Motive Events presents this unique day trip! Hop on the party bus as we take you to four locations with the best breakfast cocktails paired with delicious foods and a version of Bingo that was not invented for Grandma! This tour has prizes, dancing, plus food and drinks at fun locations! Drinks and small bites are discounted for you to purchase at each location. Don’t miss this trip!

Open Public Dances Every Thursday 1:30-3 p.m. A suggested donation of $3 to the band is appreciated.

Free Friday Ping Pong Open play from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive - 520-6470

Hillside Community Center

Meal Served Daily - Monday-Fridays, noon. Suggested donation is $2.25 RAMP (Rural Area Meal Program) please call 520-6471 for more information Meals on Wheels please call 884-2300 Transportation please call 520-6472 for additional information. Reservations are required. GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS-UPCOMING TRIPS: • The Day Traveler’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. • Garden of the Gods Market and Café for brunch:

925 S. Institute - 385-7900

Saturday, Feb. 9. Bus is $10 and leaves St. Dominic’s at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.

• Cosmo’s Magic Theatre with dinner at Old Chicago prior: Saturday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $30 and bus is $8. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 5 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. • Fountain Theatre “Fond Farewell” with dinner

prior at Black Bear Diner: Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $8 and bus is $6. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 8.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center has bingo four times a month: • Thursday, Feb. 7 at1 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Weekly activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:

• Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30 a.m.-Free • Yoga: Monday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.-Free • Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.-Free • Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. • Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1 p.m.-Cost $2 • Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.-Cost $25 for a 4-week course • Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Free • T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Cost $2 • Harmonizer practice: Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. • Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30 a.m.-Free • Woodcarving: Thursday at 8 a.m.-Cost $2 • Rubber Stamp: Thursday at 10 a.m.-Cost $2 • Wii Games: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Chi Kung: Friday at 10 a.m.-Cost $1 • Computer Class: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Pinochle Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Canasta Class meets on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Barb Bragdon and her Friends present their Valentine’s Dinner Show on Friday, February 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and show will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $6 for Kids 5 and under or 90+. The senior center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of President’s Day.

Silver Key Connections Café – Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required 24 hours in advance at (719) 884-2304. $2.25 per meal suggested donation. Games at Hillside - Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Billiards cost is $1. Table Tennis - Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Free to play, donations welcome Seniors on Saturday - Third Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Iota Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Sorority, Inc. Come enjoy activities, refreshments, games, music and prizes. Seniors Enjoying Exercise - Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Seniors enjoy exercise and strength conditioning.


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Community Centers Meadows Park Community Center

Our focus is people...our residents... their lives...their families. The comfort and happiness of our residents comes first. Our team of professionals strives to provide quality services which meet the individual needs of our residents.

1943 S. El Paso - 385-7940 Exercise Class - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Taught by a certified

instructor, this 45-minute session will make you feel better inside and out.

Tri-Lakes Senior Center 1300 Higby Road, Monument 1300 Higby Road, Monument, CO 80132 (on the campus of Lewis-Palmer High School) Open Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., and other days and times to accommodate scheduled events. Monday Movie Matinee - Mondays, 1-4 p.m. Recent and classic movies with free refreshments and snacks. Pinochle - Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m.; Thursdays 1-4 p.m. Line Dancing - Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Ladies Tea - Third Tuesday of the Month 1-3 p.m. Open to everyone. Each month is a different theme. Please bring a salad, side or dessert to share. Bingo - Third Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Prizes galore! Bridge - Second Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Mah Jong - Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Join us for national Mah Jong. Foot Care Clinic - Second Wednesday and last Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3

p.m. Service by the Visiting Nurse Association. Thirty-minute appointment for $30. Call 719-577-4448 for an appointment (please no walk-ins). Services include callous and corn buffing; toenail clipping, trimming and filing; circulation check; monofilament test; skin condition check; pulse check in both feet; and foot care education. Silver Key Connections Cafe Senior Lunch - Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meal served at The Mountain View Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Suggested donation is $2.25 each meal. Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership Seniors Lunch - Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 146 Jefferson Street, Monument (basement of the School District 38 Administrative Building). $3 donation suggested.

Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. - 385-7920 Crafts Unlimited - Fridays, 9-11 a.m. No registration fee. Bring materials for the project you are working on, enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and share creative ideas with other crafters. Silver Key Connections Café - Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 387-6758 or 385-7920. The suggested donation is $2.25. Lively Discussion Book Club - 2nd Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m. SilverSneakers Classic - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. This fitness class is designed for seniors who want to improve their general health and well-being and ... it’s fun! For more information,

please call 385-7920 ext. 100. $5 per class if your insurance does not cover it. VNA Foot Care Clinic - third Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month by appointment only. The Visiting Nurse Association performs foot care services including: toenail clipping/ trimming/filing, callous and corn buffing, foot care education, blood pressure checks, follow-up with physician as needed. Services are offered in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 385-7920 ext. 100. Cost is $45 for first visit, $35 thereafter. Payments can be made at time of appointment.of service.

Woodland Park Senior Center

321 N. Pine Street, Woodland Park - 687-3877 Silver Key Connections Café. Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Suggested donation is $2.25. Monday: Quilting, 9-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m. Tuesday: Catered club luncheon (fundraiser) and program, fourth Tuesdays 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations required. $7.50 Wednesday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge, noon-3 p.m.

Thursday: Bingo, 10:30-11:30. Free. Free Blood Pressure checks, second Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced Tai Chi, 1-1:30 p.m. Friday: Exercise Class for Arthritis, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Art class, 1-3 p.m. Different projects every week. Newcomers welcome. Saturday: Pancake Breakfast, third Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. All you can eat, $8! Kids six and under are $2!

Sub-acute care • 24-hour skilled nursing • Rehabilitation • Long-term care • Dementia care • Hospice and Respite care

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call a facility near you. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and most types of insurance

Home of Aspen Living Center 1795 Monterey Rd., Colo. Springs, CO 80910

(719) 471-7850

Colonial Columns Skilled Nursing and Memory Care

1340 E. Fillmore, Colo. Springs, CO 80907

(719) 473-1105

Terrace Gardens

2438 Fountain Blvd., Colo. Springs, CO 80910

(719) 473-8000 Cedarwood Health Care Center

924 West Kiowa, Colo. Springs, CO 80905

(719) 636-5221


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