Life After 50 - Feb. 2020

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FITNESS AFTER 50: Ways to strengthen your core page 8


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Enjoy an in-depth tour of Denver's Union Station, Denver's main transportation hub. Learn all about the station's rich history and architecture and the fire that nearly sealed its fate. Next, it's on to hear George Gray and his band bring the music and legend of Elvis back to life. You'll feel as though you've stepped back in time as you experience George's energy, charisma and talent. Enjoy a delicious dinner and desert as you sing along to the Gospel and Rock music of this great musician and entertainer.

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Come see history come to life through the eyes of a local Historican, Katherine Sturdevant. Katherine is a history professor at Pikes Peak Community College as well as a published author. We have the privilege of having her on Day 6 - for Salzburg–Mondsee–Vienna thethe parish in in Leighton, Iowa, for lunch and Day 2 - Our destination today is Moline, Illinois. Visit Along way,church we’ll stop board with us through the duration of this exciting trip! Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in the Sound of olorado Springs to Denver and departtour of the Tassel Ridge Winery and vineyards. We’ll dine in their greenhouse, overlooking the beautiful a guided 6/5 - This morning we depart Colorado Springs and arrive at the Ludlow Massacre Site. After visiting Music. Relax with kaffee und kuchen (coffee and cake) during a leisurely Danube cruise along scenic section the river. vineyards. After lunch and our wine tasting, we’ll the tourmost the winery and, ifofweather permits, their vineyards, as well. We’ll Ludlow we head to Trinidad for lunch before continuing on to Bent’s Old Fort, a fur trading post built in 1833. Arrive in Vienna, oncea the center of the mighty Come see history come to life eyes of aInn local Historican, Katherine Sturdevant. Katherine is a many. Welcome to Munich! continue The rest on to Moline, where we’ll enjoy dinner cruise aboard theHabsburg beautifulempire. paddlewheel boat, the Celebration Belle. Dinner in Lamar andthrough overnightthe at the Holiday Express. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening. raveling companions for a welcome Pikes Peak Community College wellover as a7,000 published WeAmerican have the privilege 6/6at - After breakfast we head to Camp Amache,aswhere Japanese,author. most being citizens, were Day 3 - This morning, we’ll tour the Isabel Bloom studio. Isabel was a well known sculpture artist who created history professor board with usatthrough theRelocation durationCenter of thisinexciting trip! forcibly imprisoned the Granada Granada, Colorado, from 1942 - 1945. After lunch, 7 - Vienna GuidedDuring sightseeing features visit behind-the-scenes to Belvedere beautiful designs ofDay animals and children. our tour we’llahave access to every step of this of having her on gau Germanyʼs “Secret Capital” Palace with famous Klimtsculptures collection,continue a drive along Ringstrasse, continue on to the Sand Creek Massacre Site,6/6 where overbreakfast 230 peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne process and discover whyitsher beautiful to be the treasured to this day. After our studio tour,6/5 we - This morningwe’ll - After we head to Camp Amache,Indians where were over we depart Colorado Springs and arrive at ation featuring the Olympic loving Stadium, passing the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, attacked and killed. 7,000 Japanese, most being American citizens, were forcibly the Ludlow Massacre Site. Today a ghost town, Ludlow was the wer, and Marienplatz in the historic move on to a tour of the John Deere Pavilion and learn about John Deere, the man, who used his skills and knowledge

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antiques, historic villages, old grist mill, Wyatt Earp house, Woodworking, Blacksmithing, Spinning, and much, much more! Day 5 - This morning is free time on your own at the Tulip Festival. You’ll have an opportunity to taste delicious homemade baked goods, browse the numerous boutique shops filled with imports, or roam Klokkenspel Plaza, boasting thousands of colorful tulips and deft murals. After lunch, we say goodbye to Pella and head towards Kansas City, where we’ll overnight. Day 6 - After breakfast we’ll head to the National WWI Museum and memorial. This is a fabulous museum dedicated to the 4.7 million men who fought for our country. We’ll enjoy a guided tour, as well as free time to explore. Your ticket also includes the Liberty Memorial Tower, which rises 268 feet and offers an open-air observation deck for breathtaking views of the Kansas City skyline. After lunch at the museum, we’ll continue on to the Russell Stover outlet store, selling the entire line of Russell Stover candies. You’ll find something to satisfy every sweet tooth, including hand dipped ice cream! We’ll overnight in Salina, Kansas. Day 7 - Heading for home, we’ll stop at the historic Cathedral of the Plains, located in Victoria, Kansas. Dating back to 1921, this lovely church has an interesting history which we’ll learn all about from our tour guide. After lunch in Colby, it’s home to Colorado Springs. PRICE INCLUDES: Fully escorted tour aboard a luxury motorcoach, 6 nights lovely accommodations, all tours as described, all attraction tickets, luggage handling, 6 full breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.

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winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the site of a vicious skirmish between the Colorado National Guard imprisoned at the Granada Relocation Center in Granada, ble drive brings you to picturesque PRICE INCLUDES: escorted andvisiting guided tour, hotel, luggage breakfast, 2 lunches, entrance feesin impressive courtyards, famousWe’ll Heldenplatz, andthe awesome St.up close along with the history and and striking coal miners asthe a blacksmith to change the course of farming. experience machines Colorado, fromhandling, 1942 - 1945. We'll learn all about their life that killed Fully 20 civilians. After and evening are dedicated to Amache and the history that brought them here. After lunch, Ludlow we head to Trinidad savor Sachertorte and watch the jolly Stephenʼs Cathedral. Time to and taxes. for lunch before continuing on to held every 10 years and performed innovation of this remarkable company. We continue on to the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark whichBent's was Old we'll continue on to the Sand Creek Massacre Site, where over Fort, a fur trading post built in 1833. Today, living crowd in one of Viennaʼs famous coffee houses, or choose from our mmergau. formed in 1856 whenexciting Germanoptional Pietistspossibilities. came to the United States to escape religious persecution in their homeland. Their 230 peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians were attacked historians, in period dress, recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special and killed. These events that occurred on November 29, 1864, schwanstein–Innsbruck, 26,000 acre colony still stands to this day. We’ll spend the remainder of the day here, complete with an in-depth tour, would forever change the course of history. We'll head back to events. Dinner in Lamar and overnight at the Holiday Inn the garden-like landscapes of the Daydinner 8 - at leisure For those whowith wishplenty to “see all,” for there Colorado Springs this afternoon. wine tasting, lunch and servedininVienna the local traditions, ofittime shopping the many lovely boutique Express. g Ludwigʼs Neuschwanstein Castle, is a chance to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps shops. capital of Slovakia. Later, a unique feature: enjoy a private visit of Katherine to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains Sturdevant Schönbrunn followed a farewell dinner andTulip a classical Day 4 - This morning we makepalace, our way to Pella,byIowa, for their annual Festival! With over 200,000 tulips in Medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilianʼs music concert, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien. or crystal, for which Innsbruck is bloom we’ll feel as though we’ve traveled back in time as we see thousands of local residents dress in Dutch attire to Mozartʼs hometown, Salzburg. celebrate their DutchDay heritage. While here, we willends see with windmills, antique autos, parades, quilts, Pella’s sunken garden, $385 per person double occupancy. Single supplement $75. Price includes fully escorted and guided tour, hotel, 9 - Vienna Your vacation breakfast this morning. DEPARTS 6/5/20 | PER luggage handling, breakfast, 2 lunches, entrance fees and taxes.

Tour Peter Pan with Backstage

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A beloved story comes to life with this Tony award-winning musical!

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We depart Colorado Springs this morning for the lovely Candlelight Dinner Theater. After a gourmet lunch, we’ll enjoy the amazing performance of Peter Pan! After the performance, we’ll be treated to an informative and educational tour, including meeting some of the actors! PRICE INCLUDES: A fully escorted tour aboard a luxury motorcoach, excellent seats for Peter Pan, a gourmet lunch complete with dessert and beverage and a private backstage tour after the performance.

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With castles, palaces, beautiful scenery, historical sights and cultural treats, this Munich, Salzburg and Vienna tour - with Oberammergau - is sure to delight all of your senses! You’ll overnight in Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg and Vienna and spend time in Innsbruck and Mondsee. You’ll enjoy visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, a fairytale castle offering magnificent views of the Alps; Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, including dinner and a classical music concert; Salzburg, home to Mozart’s birthplace and scenes from the Sound of Music; experience a special cruise along the most scenic section of the Danube River; the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau with first-class seats to the famous Passion Play, held every 10 years since 1634! PRICE INCLUDES: Fully escorted tour, roundtrip airfare from Denver, roundtrip transfers from Colorado Springs to Denver, 7-nights lovely accommodations, breakfast each morning, 4 dinners with wine, all sightseeing as described, taxes and surcharges.

The majesty of Quebec against the backdrop of the Depart Colorado Springs and arrive in Montreal, Canada today Mountains andLaurentian settle into your conveniently located hotel before a welcome dinner this evening.

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Day 1 - Arrive in French Canada - Settle into your conveniently located hotel before a welcome dinner

Day 2 - Montreal Sightseeing and Notre-Dame Basilica Embark on a narrated tour of Montreal, one of Canadaʼs vibrant this evening. cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage. Your local guide Day 2 -Montreal Montreal Sightseeing and Notre-Dame Basilica - Embark on a narrated tour of shows you Old with its narrow streets lined with a mixture of buildings dating from the 17th century, Place dʼArmes, St. Montreal, one of Canadaʼs vibrant cities known for its rich French-Canadian heritage Josephʼs Oratory, Mount Royal and Olympic Park, site of the sacred Notre-Dame 1976 summer visit Montrealʼs Day 3Olympics. - RideAlso VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack - After breakfast, Canadaʼs VIA Rail service Basilica, one of the crown jewels of Quebecʼs rich religious takes This youevening, to Quebec City. back The only walled North heritage. venture into the past city and in enjoy theAmerica, Quebecʼs Grande-Al-lee is alive with many quaint shops and fun, festivities and food at Le Festin du Gouverneur dinner and sidewalk cafes. show. where numerous species of animals cohabitate in their natural

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Please look forNotre-Dame, our ad in Magazine Day 4 - Basilica-Cathedral St.environment. Anne de andCheese Factory to learn how AlsoBeaupre visit the Old Perron Day 3 - Ride VIA Rail and Quebec Sugar Shack the Perron family has been making its distinguished cheeses since 2020, more Montmorency Falls -Spring/Summer Depart for a scenicfor drive along thedetails! “Old Kingʼs Road” passing beautiful After breakfast, Canadaʼs VIA Rail service takesthis youmorning to Quebec 1886. Back at Ermitage Saint-Bouchette, take time to visit the City. The only walled city in North America, Quebecʼs Grande-Alheritage buildings andthe museum, the works or stroll the Normandy homesandtosidewalk St. Annecafes. de Beaupre, beautiful shrine, oldest view pilgrimage siteofinartNorth lee is alive with and manyBrittany quaint shops On yourfor a visit to the famous Kapatakan Trail. touring today, pass under the famed St. Louis Arch which leads into America. old Quebec. We arrive at the banks of the St. Lawrence River and 7 - Our Lady of the Cape Shrine Day 5 the - oldest Albert Gilles Art Studio andDay Ermitage Shrine settlement in the Copper region. See the majestic Place Royale, Today, travel to theSaint-Antoine city of Trois-Rivieres where youʼll visit-the Parliament Buildings before arriving at the Plains of Abraham, the Borealis Center to explore the history of the pulp andto paper the intricacies producing artSugar at theShack Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and hands-on workshop site Learn of the famous battle ofof 1759. Tonight,copper a special industry in Quebec. The lives of loggers, construction workers and dinner willyour introduce to Quebecʼs unique culture complete with make own you copper work of art. paper producers come to life. Also visit Canadaʼs National Shrine, a maple syrup making tour, musical entertainment and traditional Our Lady of the Cape. The historic chapel was built in 1714 and is Day 6 - cuisine. St-Felicien Zoo and Old Perron Cheese Factory - Traveling to the shores Lac French Canadian one of the two oldest churches in Canada. With itsofmagnificent

stained glass windows and unique 5,425 pipe Casvant organ, the come to the Notre-Dame, famed St-Felicien Zoo. DaySt-Jean, 4 - Basilica-Cathedral St. Anne de Beaupre and shrine welcomes over 250,000 pilgrims a year. Tonight, a farewell Montmorency Falls Day 7 - Our Lady of the Cape Shrine - Today, dinner. travel to the city of Trois-Rivieres where youʼll visit the Depart this morning for a scenic drive along the “Old Kingʼs Road” Borealis Center to explore history of the andde paper industry in Quebec. passing beautiful Normandy andthe Brittany homes to pulp St. Anne Day 8 - Transfer to Montreal and Home Beaupre, for a visit to the beautiful shrine, the oldest pilgrimage site After breakfastwe wedepart departfor for home. home. Day 8 Transfer to Montreal and Home After breakfast in North America. Continuing on, arrive at Manor Montmorency, once the summer home of the Duke of Kent for a breathtaking view Price includes: Fully escorted tour as described, round trip airfare from Colorado Springs, all transfers, lovely of Montmorency Falls. Higher than Niagara, Montmorency is ACCOMMODATIONS accommodations, breakfast 2 lunches, Eastern Canadaʼs highest waterfall.each In themorning, heart of Quebec sits and 6 dinners. Basilica-Cathedral Note-Dame de Quebec, a UNESCO World Days 1-2 Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis, Montreal, Quebec Heritage Site. Days 3-4 Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec Days 5-6 Ermitage Saint-Antoine, Lac-Bouchette, Quebec Day 5 - Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Ermitage Days 7 Gouverneur Hotel, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Saint-Antoine Shrine Learn the intricacies of producing copper art at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio with a tour and hands-on workshop to make DEPARTS 10/2/20 your own copper work of art. Also enjoy tea and canelé cake at $3375 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS $799. the studio. Later, we come to Ermitage Saint-Antoine, the national DEPOSIT OF $500 PER PERSON DUE TO SECURE BOOKING; FINAL shrine founded by the Capuchin religious order in 1907. Our PAYMENT DUE 8/1 included dinner and overnight stay are on the grounds of the shrine.

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From the Publisher’s Desk

From the Editor’s Desk

Valentine’s Day

ourselves. We do the things we want to do rather than what we had to do, like that full-time job back when. For many t is enjoyable for us to share this of us this becomes a special day with our loved one. labor of love. We all Flowers and chocolate, cards and know people who have dinner out are the standard elements volunteered to help of the Valentine’s holiday. Yet, we all others, people who have know that it is much more than that. helped family, people Valentine’s Day is more than Bruce Schlabaugh who created opportunibeing in love with somebody. It is a ties to make the world a LIfe After 50 Publisher celebration of the power of love. better place. When we have someone to share our One of the joys of senior living is life with, it is a beautiful thing. looking back over the memories we’ve As we grow older, some of our friends made. The events in our lives, our children, or loved ones may no longer be with us, but the loved ones, places we have traveled to, our love for them is still alive. There are and friends we’ve known along the way. ways to keep their spirit alive — some They are all woven into a fabric, a sort of bittersweet and some simply sweet. running tabloid. We can pick out a certain We are free to choose which way to event and turn it around in our minds to give our love. Following our passions can savor its memory. be productive and rewarding. Let’s say we Some say that they wouldn’t change volunteer our time to work for others as a anything if they had it to do all over again. mentor, guardian, caretaker, tutor or Not me, I have made a lot of bone-headed helping out at a food bank. If we have pets mistakes. There are plenty of things I in our family, then they are the object of would change but what can you do? The our care and affection. secret is to try and forget the mistakes of We might still be housing or helping the past, then work to reflect on your good our adult children - and the grandchildren! memories and those victories. In a way this We babysit or provide childcare for them is a form of personal editing — but so for many reasons. Sometimes we need to what? Valentine’s Day is all about love. We become their legal guardians. Yes, we have are blessed with people with whom we can more than enough people, pets, or share our love but as Shakespeare wrote, endeavors to feel the joy of our love! “To thy own self, be true.” When we retire, many of us reinvent “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”– Anais Nin

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n the spirit of join me for as many of my Valentine’s Day, I’d bands’ shows as possible. like to talk a little bit It comes in handy that she about my two greatest likes heavy metal music as loves of my life – my well. wife Ashley and son The same goes for Jaxson. Jaxson, an aspiring After nearly 20 musician in his own right, years of being in and he sings along to many out of relationships, I metal tunes that I love, was on the verge of along with his pop giving up on love. I was favorites. He too enjoys Anthony Welch also seeing my dream of Life After 50 Editor watching basketball, becoming a father especially live. He’s always starting to wane. That all changed screaming and cheering with when an unexpected date with enthusiasm. I also appreciate the fact Ashley turned into much more. he enjoys watching pro wrestling Ashley is the most loving with me, much like I did with my woman I’ve ever met. Quick to father. always help others, she also has the He’s the most sensitive and biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever loving kid I’ve ever encountered. met. I love the way she always wants Even when he loses his temper, he’s to hold my hand while I’m driving quick to apologize. I enjoy lying next the car and how she falls asleep on to him at night as he falls asleep. He my chest at night. Her smile lights often calls me the “best dad ever” as up a universe, and her laughter is he’s dozing off. And he always says contagious. his favorite line, which started when I love how she’s now a he was around 3 years old, whenever basketball fan and we can watch he goes to bed, when I drop him off games together. She often gets more fired up about the action on the court at school or when I leave the house: “Love you, like you, best friend, miss than I do. She’s also become a you.” long-range shooter in her own right, I plan to have my wife tattoo making me shoot 30-foot jumpers that on me soon. Ashley and Jaxson during our family shooting games. are my heart, my pulse and my Ashley is my “rocker wife” everything. I love you two. dream come true, always wanting to

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Photo by Robin Intemann

Bob and Kathy Wernly have won numerous accolades including several awards from Best Indie Books, Romance Writers of America, recognition from USA Today, Amazon and national film festivals. They also are recognized as The New York Times Bestseller.

Romance by more than the book

By Robin Intemann

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n innocent online request for friendship in 1993 unexpectedly led to romance, marriage and a slew of bestselling books for Kathy and Bob Wernly. “Neither one of us was interested in a relationship,” explained Kathy. “He was just relocating to Denver (From San Francisco) and wanted someone to show him around. I was glad to do it.” At the time, Bob was working for Southern Pacific Railroad and Kathy was leading tours around Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies. She also kept busy writing romance novels. “Back then there weren’t photos to post, but we talked a lot on the phone,” she said. “But not until after she gave me all the numbers,” Bob interjected. “She only gave me nine numbers, and I didn’t know which one was missing.” Despite the near-miss, the couple met, became

best friends and has been happily married for 26 years. “It was totally a soulmate thing,” Kathy said. “He’s my best friend.” The pair lived in Denver, moved to Pennsylvania where she obtained degrees in mass communications and fine arts before moving to Austin. They moved to Colorado Springs in 2015. Before they met, Kathy wrote books for Harlequin Romance and had written several screenplays. “After we were married Bob said he’d like to help write the screenplays. That evolved into him contributing to the books,” she said. They’ve written a young adult series about time travel, classic romances they describe on their website as “like a Hallmark movie,” romantic suspense and several nonfiction books. Bob does the research and puts together the first draft. Then Kathy adds the color, the details and the emotions to flesh out the story. Their technique seems to work. They’ve won numerous accolades

including several awards from Best Indie Books, Romance Writers of America, recognition from USA Today, Amazon and national film festivals. They also are recognized as The New York Times Bestseller. The Wernlys write under pen names. Yes, multiple noms de plume based on the content of the books, such as Bob Kat or other variations of Kathy’s name. The first time Bob mentioned wanting help, Kathy was surprised. “I had a five-book contract one year and he said maybe he could do a first draft,” she said. “Darn if he didn’t come up with one. He gave me structure to go on; it pulled me along while I fleshed it out.” Bob said he enjoys working on the screenplays because they’re shorter. “You figure for a two-hour movie, a 120-page screenplay, so a minute a page.” Kathy added, “Screenplays are fun because they’re tighter. They make our writing better since

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ROMANCE/from page 4 everything has to come across in the dialogue. It has to be true and honest or it doesn’t work.” They agree that their young adult series, which involves time travel, is something they also enjoy. “We’re teaching kids history without them knowing they’re learning history,” Kathy said. “We had to come up with a way for the characters to travel through time,” Bob said. “Thomas Edison had a telephone to the dead we learned about at the Edison Museum in Fort Myers, Fla. We thought, what if this is what the characters use?” Bob’s background is in engineering and he claims not to be creative, Kathy is quick to dispute this. However, she doesn’t limit herself to creating stories. Kathy sculpts, paints and does stained glass work. Even in these endeavors Bob is never far from the scene. When it comes to sculpting, he helps with the molds and casting. The pair started sculpting cold-cast busts of pets that can be used as urns. While it would seem there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish all they do, the Wernlys also have two distribution routes for Life After 50. “We’ve been doing it for two years,” Bob said. “It’s just a way for us to get out.” Kathy added, “We do everything together. We don’t get tired of each other and while we might disagree we don’t argue or fight. We’re best friends. We’re lucky to have each other.”

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They both seem to enjoy telling people they met online in 1993 back before swiping left or right was the norm in selecting (or rejecting) a potential partner. “

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Travel After 50

Five reasons Glenwood Springs is state’s most relaxing mountain town

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ith hot springs, Hanging Lake, heaps of history and delectable restaurants, a visit to Glenwood Springs promises luxuriant relaxation. No matter the season, pair outdoor adventure with wellness activities for the ultimate Glenwood retreat. And, as a 100 percent Green Energy community, visitors can feel good about not affecting the carbon footprint.

1. GLENWOOD SPRINGS HAS GEOTHERMAL HOT SPRINGS PERFECT FOR A WELLNESS RETREAT. Three Glenwood hot springs attractions, along with world-class spa amenities, offer the perfect vacation for your mind, body and soul. Home to the world’s largest hot springs pool, historic Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has drawn wellness-seeking visitors to its toasty waters since 1888. Up the relaxation factor with a state-of-the-art rejuvenation facial and couples’ massage at the on-site Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves feature mineral-rich geothermal steam in subterranean chambers.

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GLENWOOD/from page 6 Spa of the Rockies. Or, immerse yourself with a steaming soak at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. A relatively new kid on the block, Iron Mountain opened in 2015 and features 16 natural-mineral pools, along with a freshwater family pool by the Colorado River. Feeling adventurous? Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves feature mineral-rich geothermal steam in subterranean chambers, creating naturally occurring steam baths — just for you — underground. Yampa is one of the few known vapor caves in North America. It was originally used by Ute Native Americans for healing and rituals.

2. YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A NATIONAL NATURAL LANDMARK BY HIKING TO HANGING LAKE IN GLENWOOD CANYON. A Colorado treasure, Hanging Lake’s dreamy emerald waters attract visitors from around the globe. Located in the heart of Glenwood Canyon and surrounded by the lushness of White River National Forest, the lake — bedazzled with trickling waterfall tendrils — is a rare example of a travertine geological formation. You won’t experience instant gratification visiting this cliffside gem, however. The rewarding 1.2-mile trail to this Natural National Landmark is steep and rigorous. To help visitors enjoy Hanging Lake’s beauty without the crowds, a new reservation system was launched in 2019. Reserve your Hanging Lake permit here.

3. THIS HISTORIC MOUNTAIN TOWN BECKONS WITH TOPNOTCH ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND CULTURE. Originally named Defiance, history buffs will be captivated by stories of Glenwood’s rowdy and rebellious early days. Delight in the town’s colorful characters and events with museum visits, historical tours and lots of entertainment. For stories of yore and old-time facades, stroll through downtown on a self-directed historic walking tour; use this guide to see where outlaw Kid Curry is buried, visit the train station where presidents stopped to greet citizens and more. Be sure to relish more Old West history with a replica of a typical

Above, Don’t miss the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, a dinner-theater comedy and musical show with Vaudeville-style skits. Below, the view from the Iron Mountain Tramway, which takes visitors to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Nepal Restaurant’s saag paneer and the crab cakes at CO. Ranch House. Or, taste-test delicious, award-winning brews at both Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company and Casey Brewing Tap Room.

5. GLENWOOD SPRINGS RUNS ON 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY, SO YOUR TRIP IS SUSTAINABLE.

pioneer household at Frontier Historical Museum; or head to Doc Holliday Museum (the site of his death in 1887) for photos, drawings, Doc’s pocket watch and the derringer that may have been gifted to him by his lover. Every October, the Glenwood Springs Historical Society offers a popular ghost walk at Linwood Pioneer Cemetery, where Holliday’s memorial marker resides. Or, tour historic Hotel Colorado, a true “Grande Dame” built more than 125 years ago. Discover where Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Al Capone and Molly Brown stayed over the course of history and enjoy a Doc’s Old Fashioned at the Polo Bar. Glenwood Springs entertainment opportunities abound as well. Don’t miss the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, a dinner-theater comedy and musical show with Vaudeville-style skits. The

Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar offers classical, jazz, show tunes and contemporary favorites almost every night of the week. Its neon sign has been gracing downtown Glenwood Springs since 1947.

4. INDULGE IN A LIVELY DINING AND BREWERY SCENE.

It’s good news for foodies: There is a vibrant mix of culinary expressionism in Glenwood Springs — from pan-roasted Colorado trout to Hanging Lake Honey Ale and everything in between at area restaurants and breweries. For a full and happy belly, start your perfect day with fluffy doughnuts at Sweet Coloradough before indulging in baked brie and macaroniand-cheese with sriracha-bacon at Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar. Other nosh-worthy delicacies include

Shrink your carbon footprint with a trip to Glenwood Springs! In 2019 it joined an elite group, becoming the seventh city in the United States to be powered entirely by renewable energy. All of its electricity comes from clean wind power, plus the town offers and promotes energy efficiency with its residences and businesses by offering rebates. The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park — known for cave tours and thrill rides — installed LED lighting within the caves as one of the first businesses to participate in the city program. It’s also one of the first amusement parks in the nation to use 100 percent renewable energy. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort additionally uses geothermal energy to heat its lodge, sidewalks and water. This article originally appeared on Colorado.com. Visit the site to learn more about things to see and do around Colorado.


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Ask Gabby Gayle your advice and joined a Dear Gabby Gayle: I dating site. I kissed a few read in your column about frogs, but then I met a guy these people that find themwith whom I clicked. We selves in retirement and have been dating for about become bored and you tell six months. Thank you and them to get busy and do keep up the good advice. stuff, even suggesting AB getting a job! My question is this: What’s wrong with By Gayle Dear AB: Congratuladoing nothing? Lagman-Creswick tions! Dating sites may not I have been doing be for everyone, but glad it worked nothing for five years and I think it is out for you. GG great. I stay up late, I sleep in late. I lunch with friends. I thoroughly enjoy Dear Gabby Gayle: I met a guy myself, and I think I have earned it on a dating site and we had three after all those years in the rat race. dates. His profile said he was What do you think of that? Signed, divorced. During a conversation he Happy Girl indicated he was separated. Not even legally. They just weren’t living Dear Happy: I think that is together. I asked him why and he said perfectly fine! My answer was to a it was easier financially. I have a person who felt “doing nothing” was depressing them. Whatever floats your problem with that, but he doesn’t see why. What do you think? Signed, boat is OK with me! Enjoy yourself. Worried P.S. Just remember sitting is the new smoking — bad for your health! Dear Worried: I am with you! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. GG What I really think is that he “wants Dear Gabby Gayle: I am writing his cake and wants to eat it too.” It appears he is looking for sex with no to you because I am so happy. I took

It appears he is looking for sex with no future. If you want that, I guess that is ok. Personally, I think the “gift without the giver” is boring and a waste of my time. future. If you want that, I guess that is ok. Personally, I think the “gift without the giver” is boring and a waste of my time. Good luck. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: So many men I have met say they are looking for someone to marry or they are just looking for someone to sleep with. Whatever happened to “let’s be friends and see if something develops”, and if it doesn’t that is ok too. You can’t have too many friends! Men really are from Mars! Thanks for letting me get that off my chest! Signed, MM Dear MM: I am uneasy dating either of those guys you mentioned. If they are looking for someone to marry

it reminds me of when I go to the meat market to pick out a good steak! And if they are looking for someone to sleep with it sounds like I feel when eating dry toast. Yikes! GG Dear Gabby Gayle: My dear husband was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and is having hormone treatments. Intimate relations are out of the question for us. Any advice? Signed, Mr. and Mrs. Dear Mr. and Mrs.: I have heard from my readers that there is an intimacy far greater than sexual intimacy that one discovers when faced with losing one’s life partner. They tell me it is the deepest form of love. I wish that for you. Signed, GG Dear Readers: Since this column is appearing in February, I decided to include the letters having to do with dating and love! For those of you who are not in the dating scene, I apologize. Tune in next month! If you have a question for Gabby Gayle, please send it to lagmancreswick@ gmail.com.

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Close Connections After 50

To forgive or not to forgive - that is the question S

hakespeare will forgive is devoid of the power to me, I’m sure. It really love.” was Hamlet’s dilemma: to • Dwelling on being forgive life or choose wronged encourages a death. victim stance: helplessIn close relationships, ness, fear and being on there’s no shortage of guard for the next hurt. things to hold a grudge • Spending time and about. I always assume energy on revenge forgiving is the best fantasies (unless you’re answer. But there are those By Nancy Norman writing a screenplay) who argue that forgiveness precludes following isn’t necessarily the right course of dreams. action. • Forgiving other people’s “sins” So which to choose? This column helps us forgive our own and move lists some reasons for and against forward more confidently, yet humbly. forgiving. • Forgiveness helps us learn empaForgiving is a choice, an action of thy, arguably the most powerful of all mind and heart. When we feel deeply human relationship skills. wronged, it is obviously not easy. As • It’s possible to forgive without Christian counselor, Dr. Deborah forgetting. Newman, puts it, “Forgiveness is not • Forgiving does not necessitate an action we take without agony of the continuing a relationship with the soul.” person forgiven. Here are some reasons people • A feeling of self-righteousness decide to forgive: can be gained by seeing oneself as a • Medical evidence indicates that “forgiving sort.” long-held resentments cause health Here are some reasons people do problems, particularly for the heart. not forgive: • Martin Luther King, Jr., said “He • The wrong is so diabolical, to who is devoid of the power to forgive forgive would be an intolerable

I always assume forgiving is the best answer. But there are those who argue that forgiveness isn’t necessarily the right course of action. injustice. As concentration camp liberator, Chaim Herzog (later sixth president of Israel), says, “I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.” • Not forgiving the transgressor may be the only way a survivor of abuse can lay claim to a “self.” • Feeling “right” or superior supplies some people a moral code to hold onto or a feeling of self-worth. • Not forgiving may offer a trump card in a relationship, making the person holding a grudge feel more powerful and in control. • Holding fast to the other’s wrongdoing can allow a person to feel

freer about not living up to his or her responsibilities. • Focusing on others’ “sins” may keep us from seeing our own. • Forgiving is a letting go which can create anxiety because we don’t know what will happen when we do. Whichever choice we make, there are resources. The International Forgiveness Institute at the University of Wisconsin (www.forgiveness-institute.org) is dedicated to “helping people gain knowledge about forgiveness and use that knowledge for personal, group and societal renewal.” And there’s the time-proven book by the somewhat misleading title, “Forgive and Forget,” by Lewis Smedes. Next month we’ll explore ways to either forgive or remain unforgiving. As always, I welcome your comments. Nancy Norman is a licensed clinical social worker, musician with The Storys music and former “Intimacy” columnist for The Wichita Eagle. Email her at jmediaate@aol.com.

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Safe ways to strengthen your core - part I

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system, it becomes eople who remove the core of an apple before hydrogen cyanide. You’d eating it are doing have to eat hundreds of themselves a great apple seeds for it to have disservice. They’re a lethal effect, but still … ignoring the most don’t go crazy with it.) important part! The apple’s core is Researchers at Graz what connects it to the University of Technology tree, to the earth, to its oriin Austria have found that gin. Life literally stems the stems and seeds within from the core of an apple. By Vicki Morgan the apple’s core contain Without core, all you have bacteria, which is healthy is mush covered by skin. for your gut microbiomes. The The human core is exactly that microbes and microbiomes in your gut important, if not more. All human are paramount indicators of your movement stems from the core. (When I refer to the core, I’m health. including the front and back of the The “good” bacteria helps digest human trunk.) Human balance and food, regulates the immune system, strength starts in the core. The ability acts against disease-causing bacteria to propel oneself forward doesn’t start and produces vitamins you need for proper blood coagulation, according to in the legs; inertia begins at the core. Our core contains and protects our The Center for Ecogenetics and vital organs which are predictors of Environmental Health. As with all health, good and bad. Our core things, everything in moderation. muscles protect and maintain our Don’t eat a ton of apple seeds! They spinal column and nerves. They contain trace amounts of a poisonous stabilize our muscles from the center substance called amygdalin. When metabolized in the digestive outward. Our ability to breath depends

upon the muscles inside and outside the core. When people stop using their core, their vitality, posture, muscle control, agility, mobility, flexibility, strength and digestive system all slowly degrade. (Not to mention their outlook, mood, motivation and countless other residual functions.) The “slouch” takes over. The gut billows forward. Back pain becomes a constant companion. Ignoring your

core is a no-win situation. I met with a woman in her 90s who was still mobile, but she had been prescribed a medication which reduced her ability to walk. She began watching more TV, slumped in a mushy comfy chair which folded her up into a human accordion. . “I used to have a flat stomach” she mourns. “Now I’m all bent over and I have

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New year, new home. Ring in the New Year by saying “bye-bye” to housework and “hello” to doing your own thing. Whether it’s socializing, traveling, exercising, or just relaxing, you can have these back pains. And this … (pointing to her gut) … this is new.” Granted, she’s in her 90s, but she’s not ready to throw in the towel. She wants a better quality of life, understandably so. If you are unable to move as you should, here are some steps I gave my client to get her core back in action: • No. 1 – No more mushy recliners. Find a more stable alternative to your comfy chair. A nice high-back chair would work. Use one with a stiffer cushion. • No. 2 – Sit at the edge of that chair with your legs square in front of you and your back upright. If you don’t have the muscles to sit straight up, get a firm, foam cushion to firmly support your back so that it props you up straight. Sitting in an upright posture is enough to reactivate weak core muscles that have been sedentary. • No. 3 – As you’re sitting, try some high marches or kicks with your feet. Sets of 10-20 work nicely, but start with sets of five if you have to. Take a deep breath and engage all your muscles to help you march. Lift your ribs and upper chest toward the ceiling. Grab the arm rests for added support. If you feel a twinge in your back, stop the exercise. It means you haven’t learned to recruit your muscles properly and your low back is trying to do the core’s job. Wait for a day or so, and try again. It takes the brain awhile to communicate to the muscles, especially if you’ve been sedentary. If you still feel twinges, it’s best to get a professional to walk you through the motion with proper form. • No. 4 – As you’re sitting, face forward and rock side to side. Just a small motion leaning to the side is enough to engage the oblique muscles along the underside of your ribs. Grab the arm rests for added support. But yikes -- make sure you’re in a safe place so you don’t topple over! • No. 5 – In bed, lay on your back.

To prevent injury and provide added support, put your hands behind you, centered underneath your lower back. Bend your knees and bring them together up to your middle and back down. When you’ve built up enough strength, you can straighten and lift the legs one at a time. When you’re ready for an added challenge, try bringing your legs up and down together. Keep them straight, tight and unbending. Engage those muscles; don’t be passive about it. Take a deep breath before each one. Go slowly. Remember, to prevent injury and provide added support, put your hands behind you underneath your lower back. Hernia sufferers should do this only with professional supervision. • No. 6 – If you’re going to watch TV, stand whenever possible. Allow yourself moments to be passive and relax, then stand back up and do some marches. When sitting, try lifting your ribs up. You may only be able to do it for a second or two, but your strength and posture will improve eventually, regardless of your age. Please keep in touch with your progress by emailing me at victoryfitnessteam.com. In part two of this article, I’ll address building core strength for more advanced senior athletes. If you’re at the gym, remember … don’t ignore your core! Vicki Morgan CPT ACTION is a Senior Strength & Fitness Instructor at Flex Gym and Fitness. You can reach her at 719-445-8566 or visit seniorstrength.pro. Remember to consult a 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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The stories we tell: Themes of generativity, redemption By Lisa Stone, BA

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y nature, human beings are story tellers. We like to tell stories of heroes, villains, families, love, war, and the average person. Research also indicates that we think of our lives as stories, or as a narrative. The older you get, the more complex and richer your story becomes. Dr. Dan McAdams is a professor of psychology at Northwestern University who has spent his career researching common themes in people’s life stories. He has especially looked at how the life stories of individuals change over the course of adulthood. One theme that has been persistent throughout his research is the idea of generativity.

What is Generativity?

Generativity is a concept developed by psychologist Erik Erikson in the 1950s. It refers to the concerns individuals feel for the next generation. People who are highly generative care about the well-being of future generations and work to positively contribute to their future. Generativity can be displayed in a multitude of ways, including parenting, volunteering, activism, and mentoring. Erikson believed that

generativity developed when people entered midlife, around age 40. In his research, McAdams has found that this concern for future generations begins in middle adulthood but extends beyond and continues throughout older adulthood.

What Does a Generative Life Story Look Like?

In their research, McAdams and his team interview hundreds of adults, asking them to tell the story of their lives, from childhood until the present. His team then analyzes the narratives people tell and look for common themes. Adults with high levels of generative themes usually talk about the meaning they derive from watching their children and other family members develop, the community activities they engage in, and the civic responsibility they feel for the future generations. Overall, generative middle-aged and older adults reference a concern for the future at a higher frequency.

How Does a Generative Life Story Develop?

McAdams is particularly interested in how adults develop generativity and how they communi-

cate it through their life stories. A common theme developed, which McAdams calls “redemption.” Those that frame their narrative as redemptive often have six major events that comprise their life story. 1. Early Advantage. They begin by telling about an advantage they had early in life – a special advantage, blessing, or a “call” to do good in the world. 2. Suffering of Others. Generative adults then discuss how they had an experience in which they witnessed the suffering or death of others. 3. Moral Steadfastness. Next, these individuals talk about how they developed a clear sense of right and wrong and discuss that they stuck to these values for the rest of their lives. 4. Redemption. Generative adults talk about how they had a negative experience (a death, divorce, job loss) that lead to a positive outcome in the end (strengthened religious connection, a happier life, a better job). 5. Power vs. Love. Throughout their stories, generative adults talk about their struggle between power (having a good job, attaining success) and love (raising a family, having a good marriage). 6. Prosocial Goals. The life story usually ends by the adult discussing

their goals for the future that involve furthering their community and broader society. The life story of redemption is well-suited for the generative older adult. It talks about how the storyteller was fortunate from early on in life, realized the world isn’t perfect, experienced their own negative event, and then worked to make the world better for future generations. Older adults become generative because over the course of their lifetime, they saw first-hand the problems in the world and felt the need to be a positive part of the future. Dr. Dan McAdams’ research gives us a positive way to frame the story of our lives and serves as an inspiration for all of us to be more generative and positive in the world we live. For additional support related to your life story, contact the UCCS Aging Center at (719) 255-8002. Lisa Stone is a UCCS clinical psychology doctoral student and psychology trainee at the UCCS Aging Center. For more information, contact her at lstone4@uccs.edu or call the Aging Center at 719-255-8002. Visit https://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/ foley/ for more information about Dr. Dan McAdam’s research into life stories.

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Prioritize your health in the New Year Tips to help achieve a healthier you in 2020

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If you’re feeling stressed, it’s important to unwind and relax by doing something you enjoy. Maybe

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Ways to make world a better place for seniors Family Features By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years. As the aging population increases, some 11.3 million seniors are living alone, according to the Institute on Aging. In addition, women are twice as likely as older men to live by themselves. Without proper support, seniors may face a wide range of issues including limited mobility, chronic conditions, improper nutrition and feelings of loneliness. For example, older adults can have problems chewing or may take medications which interfere with their appetites. However, research shows lack of companionship may be the biggest challenge. In fact, an AARP survey found 1 in 5 adults over the age of 40 were “socially disconnected,” which can impact health. People who reportedly experienced loneliness and isolation had lower mental well-being scores, and those who were dissatisfied with their level of social engagement were more likely to report a decline in cognitive function, as well. While anyone can benefit from a

kind gesture, seniors are some of the most in-need members in many communities. There is likely a wide range of opportunities to enhance the lives of seniors in your area. Numerous programs and agencies exist to help you determine the best way to make a difference. One example is Ready to Care, an initiative from Home Instead Senior Care that challenges people to complete weekly care missions. Each activity guides members through various ways to give to senior-related causes, learn about the aging crisis and issues impacting seniors, and

serve seniors through small actions of kindness. Most care missions are simple acts, such as opening a door, learning about Alzheimer’s or helping with a chore. Each week, a new mission is delivered to participants’ phones via text message. Small gestures, like these simple acts of kindness, can go a long way toward improving a senior’s day. Physical assistance: Most seniors are eager to retain their independence, but everyday tasks can pose fall risks or require exposure to harsh weather conditions that can be dangerous to older adults. • Offer to bring in the daily newspaper or mail. • Mow their lawn or offer to help with other yardwork. • Lend a hand in caring for pets, such as taking a dog for a walk or helping clean up waste from the yard. • Offer moral support and a sense of physical safety by volunteering to join them on a walk. Social support: Loneliness is common among seniors, especially those who live alone. Show seniors in your area they have a meaningful place in the community and options for companionship. • Offer a friendly wave and say hello when you see them out. • Invite them to dinner, either at your home or at a restaurant.

• Have your children or kids you know in the area draw pictures or write letters. • Make a date for an afternoon or evening of entertainment, such as cards, a movie or board games. Practical solutions: For various reasons, some seniors may be unable to complete everyday tasks. Offer a helping hand in their daily routines when possible. • Lend your time to take them to run errands. • Deliver baked goods or a home-cooked meal to improve access to nourishing foods. • Help arrange for professional assistance and services, such as an audit to ensure homes are safe. To find more ways you can care for the seniors in your community, visit imreadytocare.com.

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Consider these simple ways you can help the aging population by taking action and learning about issues impacting seniors: • Lend your voice. Be an advocate for change in public actions and medical research for the aging society. If you’re an expert by experience, share your knowledge about senior-related issues and public policy measures. • Give from your heart. Less than 1 percent of charitable donations go to organizations that help seniors. Find senior-focused non-profits to give your next charitable donations to, such as one dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change and accelerating progress in Alzheimer’s care and research. • Get prepared to care. Educate yourself on issues that impact seniors and complete small acts of kindness for seniors in your life. Sign up for weekly care missions and find additional information to better equip yourself to care for seniors at imreadytocare.com. • Give your time. Volunteer with local non-profit organizations that help seniors or offer support related to senior-affiliated issues.

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While telemedicine may have the potential to help treat other health issues, the technology is most widely used to address minor and nonemergency medical conditions, including allergies, flu, pinkeye, and rashes. Telemedicine is also emerging as a helpful resource for behavioral health services, making it more convenient for people to access this type of care. If needed, doctors can prescribe medications and send prescriptions to local pharmacies for pickup. While people who experience a significant or serious medical issue should go to the emergency room (ER), it is important to recognize that about 25 percent of ER visits typically involve conditions that could appropriately be addressed with a virtual visit.

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Telemedicine may be ideal for treating minor and nonemergency medical issues, but it is important for people to maintain a relationship with a primary care physician for wellness checkups, diagnostics, management of long-term conditions and some urgent and non-urgent treatments. As telemedicine programs evolve, people may have the option to use virtual visits to access primary care and main-

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Other Connected Devices Consumers can consider other connected devices to help access care and potentially improve their health, ranging from smartwatches and activity trackers to continuous blood glucose monitors and connected asthma inhalers. These connected devices – and others like them – may provide important real-time information and offer people actionable feedback about their behavior patterns, while helping make it possible for care providers to counsel patients to more effectively follow recommended treatments. Making telemedicine more widely available – and used – may be especially important for people with chronic conditions and the 20 percent of the U.S. population that lives in rural areas where access to health care, particularly specialty care, is often lacking. By considering these tips, people may make the most of telemedicine resources as part of their journey toward managing their health.

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You don’t have to study feng shui to start your new year off right. You don’t even have to believe it for it to work in your life. smaller than the other two piles. • Clean. Wash windows, vacuum and clean carpets, remove fingerprints from door frames and scrub floors. It’s a good winter activity that will help you keep warm as well. • Repair and replace. As you clean, make a note of the items that need to be repaired or replaced. It’s amazing how much better you feel when things are mended and look nice. • Set your intention. We often have one intention for a specific room and all of a sudden that room is filled with stuff from several other projects. It’s like putting your office computer in your bedroom, your exercise equipment in the dining room, or garages that are used for storage space and not your car. Ideally, you want each room to

enhance whatever activity you want to do in that space. You may not have enough room, so think about what activities might go together and move the items into a more conducive space to match your intention. • Place your treasures strategically. There are certain treasures we enjoy, and where they’re placed in your home is important in creating harmony. Think about what each room in your home represents and place the treasure that symbolizes it best in that particular room. Place a treasured dish on the table in the dining area, filled with fresh fruit. The dining area is where you are nourished and fruit in a beautiful dish represents the best nourishment you can provide. Think creatively, but don’t clutter. These steps can make a huge difference in how you feel in the new year. But don’t expect to do them all at once. Take your time and make your home environment the best it can be. Your home is an extension of you, and you want it to be positive, energetic and beautiful.

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this stunningly beautiful thought I would go garden. What an amazing back and look at my display of love for column for February of humans and that means 2019, so I didn’t write the you and me! same article this year. I’m Showing us the glad I did because it was deepest love in offering the same theme that I was what was also the most thinking about for this painful gift he could give. year — focusing on He did that so that we loving our sweethearts could have relationship and those less fortunate By Beryl Williams with him. He loves it than ourselves. when we talk to him and As I thought about share our hearts and the theme of love this therefore deepen our relationship month, I asked myself “What other with him. Jeremiah 29:12,13 love is there to focus on?” Then I confirms that by saying, “Then you thought, “Hey dummy! How about will call upon me and come and pray the most sacred love that there is in to me, and I will hear you. You will the entire world?” seek me and find me, when you seek That is, the love that our Lord me with all your heart.” has for us. It is almost impossible to In this month of love, we should truly wrap our minds around the depth of it. 1 John 4:16 says “And so devote time to pondering the deep and abiding love that he has for you we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.” Just the fact and for me. So, it is my hope and prayer for that he created this earth exclusively you, that you not only dwell on the for us and for our pleasure can send us reeling. Really stop, take a minute reasons you love your sweetheart and show your love and appreciation for and think about that truth alone. If you have any doubts about what I am those things accordingly. But also, that you spend time meditating on saying, read the first few chapters of our father’s great love for you and Genesis. It describes the whole that those thoughts bring you closer creation process and when he was finished, what did he do? He put man to him and experiencing his love in new and deeper ways. and woman right in the middle of

Low-income Colorado seniors eligible for more financial help For Life After 50 Everyone can use a few extra dollars. Older adults age 65 and over or individuals who are disabled and who own property or who rent may be eligible to receive a PTC 104 rebate. In previous years, many low income individuals were not eligible for a PTC 104 rebate if they lived in subsidized housing or non-profit housing. However, starting in 2020, the rules were changed and regardless of where you live, if you meet the age and income guidelines, you can receive the rebate. To be eligible, older adults must have an income of less than $15,192 (single person) and $20,518 (couple) from all sources such as Social Security, pensions, and interest or dividends. Individuals must prove lawful presence by submitting a Colorado driver’s license or ID. The address on your license or your ID must be the same as the address on the application. Individuals whose address is

different may change their address in person or online at the Colorado Department of Revenue. To complete the application, you must include the amount of income you received, the amount of rent paid in 2019, and the amount of utilities paid. You must sign the application, as well as the affidavit of lawful presence. A copy of the Colorado driver’s license or ID must be attached. Rebates can be filed online at the Colorado.gov/RevenueOnline or you can complete and mail a paper copy to the Colorado Department of Revenue. Applications must be mailed before Dec. 31, 2021 for the 2019 application. Individuals who have not applied for the 2018 rebate, can apply until Dec. 31, 2020. The maximum amount of the grant is $937 and the minimum amount is $315. For information or assistance with completing the application, call Senior Answers and Services at 303-3333482 or toll free 1-855-293-6911 and ask to speak to a counselor.

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Love Valentine’s Day? It’s complicated

The Heart of the Matter: A survey about Valentine’s Day and social connections

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PET/from page 18 dreams of warmer climes and times. His Nostrildamos name comes from super sinus cleaning abilities while licking human noses. His first and second family’s names continue with him. Sparky Sunspot Nostrildamos Pig Wiggleton Prince Bandit Sprunger-Froese has a history. And at 4 ½ , new tales keep wagging this dog. Submitted by Mary Sprunger-Froese

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RECIPES/from page 20 • 1/4 c butter, cubed • 1/2 c all-purpose flour • 2 eggs lemon filling: • 1 egg, beaten • 1/3 c sugar • 3 T lemon juice • 2 T butter, cubed • 1 c heavy whipping cream • 2 t sugar • powdered sugar Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush water over parchment paper. Fill piping bags with pastry dough and pipe circle swirls 3 inches apart. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine beaten egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter. Slowly cook and stir

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A large motorhome from New York pulls into the only gas station in a very small town in Arizona, near the Mexico border. A man steps out of the motorhome (you know the type—designer Hawaiian shirt, Bermuda shorts, $200 athletic shoes and zinc oxide on his nose). He tells the attendant to “fill-er-up” and walks into the small restaurant nearby. The only person inside is an old man with a cup of coffee, dozing off. The tourist says to the man, “Sure is hot.” The old man startles awake and says, “Yup.” Tourist: “How hot do you think it is?” Old man: “I ain’t equipped to say.” Tourist: “Do you ever get any rain around here?” Old man: “Seldom.” Tourist: “What’s the most rain you’ve ever had?” Old Man: “Do you remember that story in the Bible about Noah and the ark?” Tourist: “Sure, that’s when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights.” Old man: “That’s right. Well, we got about an inch out of all that.”

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A small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness—an elderly woman—to the stand during a trial. He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?” She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a rising big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you will never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher.” The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?” She replied, “Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to babysit him for his parents. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He’s lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem. The man can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state.” At this point, the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both counselors to the bench. In a very quiet voice, he said with menace, “If either of you asks her if she knows me, you’ll be jailed for contempt!”

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An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again. The boy asked, “What is this, Father?” The father responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life. I don’t know what it is.” While the boy and his father watched with amazement, a large older lady in a wheelchair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small circular numbers above the walls light up sequentially. They continued to watch until it reached the last number, and then the numbers began to light in

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Pikes Peak Library District Introduction to Genealogy: Finding Your Family

This class explores the methods and records used in researching your family history. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register* • Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

discuss excerpts from three classic texts. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register* • East Library - Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:15 p.m. • Library 21c – Sunday, Feb. 16, 1:15 p.m.

Medicare 101

Learn about the history of soul food from its roots in West Africa all the way to the United States. Presented by Adrian Miller, the Soul Food Scholar. • Saturday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m. – East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Presented by PPACG Area Agency on Aging staff, this two-hour presentation covers the basics of Medicare A, B, D and all other insurance options. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register* • Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

African American Classics: An Introduction

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History of Soul Food

This workshop introduces participants to some major texts by African American authors that have come to be recognized as “classics” and explores some defining elements of African American literature. To illustrate the power and range of this literature, participants will read and

Author and Colorado women’s historian Gail Beaton will give an hour long Chautauqua presentation on Sarah Platt Decker and the history of Colorado Women’s Clubs. • Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Blvd.

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Everything You Need to Know to Write a Novel: A Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Have you always wanted to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? This intensive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of novel writing for beginning novelists. This is a two-part class. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register* • Saturday, Feb. 29, 3 p.m. & Saturday, March 7, 3 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

Taste of PILLAR II — Reading Thru the Lens of Culture

Culturally responsive reading: close, critical reading through the lens of culture, with illustrations of the process using excerpts from several different texts. Please call 719-389-8968 or visit ppld.org to register* • Monday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Blvd.

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Bring your own needlework project, share ideas, and learn new skills. • Fridays, Feb. 7 and 21, 1 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.

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Bring a project to work on, share ideas, and socialize with fellow knitters and crocheters. No registration required. Everyone is welcome! • Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 19, 1:30 p.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union

Hooked on Crochet! 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. 6 and 20, 10 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St.

Stitch-Wits Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilt pieceworkers and all other needle art workers to come stitch in community. Everyone is welcome! • Monday, Feb. 10 and 24, 6:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Ruth Holley Crafter’s Group Join this group of hand crafters to share ideas, socialize, and work on a project. • Monday, Feb. 10 and 24, 1:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.

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Happenings Feb. 1, 5, 8: “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.” It will be the first Met performance in three decades of this opera, starring bass Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue. See it at 10:55 a.m. on the big screens of Regal Interquest, Cinemark Carefree or Tinseltown movie theaters.

Feb. 6: Radio Oldies Jam Singalong. Larry Goodin will lead songs from the 60’s to 80’s, 7 p.m. at Westside Community Center (Cottage A), 1628 W. Bijou St. To download the Radio Oldies Jam songbook go to blackroseacoustic. org/jams

Feb. 1-8: “Lend Me A Tenor” is a comedy that won 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards. Lucky for us, it will be performed at the Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St. Thurs-Sat 7:30 p.m., call 719-425-9509 for tickets. Seniors, military/vets, first responders and educators pay $15.

Feb. 6: The Buffalo Rukus. It’s all about Americana, avant-garde, southern soul and country rock, at The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $8 cover. Doors open at 7, Buffalo Rukus at 8.

Feb. 1-16: “Gloria” is a funny satire tackling the fears within a group of bored writers. Performed by UCCS Theatreworks Thurs-Sat 7:30; Sat-Sun matinees at 2. Call 719-2553232 for tickets ($39.50+). Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Feb. 2: Prairie Dog Day. Explore Bluestem Prairie Open Space (6254 Goldfield Dr.) with a 2-mile guided outing to discover how prairie dogs are essential creatures. Register ($5) at Anna.Eick@coloradosprings.gov. Binoculars provided; dress for cold, windy weather. Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23: Sunday Bingo! Sundays at 5:30 p.m. the Colorado Springs Chapter of Disabled American Veterans hosts Bingo as a fundraiser to help aid local veterans, at DAV 26 Knob Hill, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Each Bingo packet is $7. (719) 591-8787. Feb. 2-16: “Small Mouth Sounds” takes place at a silent yoga retreat as misfits strive for self-acceptance – a

Famous Canadian folk musician Valdy (born Paul Valdemar Horsdal) will do us the honor of performing at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater, 433 E. Cucharras St. It is a free concert but artist donations will be accepted. (You will definitely love his music and want to donate!)

UCCS Theatreworks presentation, at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. For show times and tickets ($20+): 719-255-3232. Through Feb. 29: All Teller Reads. Rampart Library in Woodland Park and the Cripple Creek Library builds a stronger community through shared experience of reading, discussing and events, reading the same book, currently The Woolly West. For details call Jennie Darrah 719-687-9281. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26: The Joke Goes On Comedy Open Mic. All comedians welcome from road worn veterans to outlandish characters, at Gold Camp Brewing Co., 1007 S. Tejon St. at 9 p.m. Every week a comic will be chosen and offered a guest spot in the final Wed showcase! All February: Free Tai Chi. Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength,

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Happenings traditional Chinese hot pot dinner is similar to fondue. From 5-8 p.m. you cook meat, fish, vegetables and meatballs at your table, to traditional music on the bamboo flute and guzheng, at The Pinery, 775 W. Bijou St. For tickets ($40+) call (719) 287-7624.

workshops, 4-6 p.m. Fridays at Mt. Carmel Veterans Center, 530 Communication Cir. Writing helps relieve the effects of trauma PTSD and increases overall wellness. PPCC Professor and Air Force veteran Cindy Skaggs leads the workshops. For information: (303) 894-7951 ext. 15. Feb. 7: Mike Van Arsdale Quartet CD Release will be held at The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St. at 9 p.m. Enjoy a free performance of live jazz and new music by one of the best jazz musicians in Colorado Springs! Feb. 7 -March 2: “Love Thy Neighbor” An artistic tribute to C. H. Rockey, beloved neighbor of Manitou Springs, will display works he inspired in other artists at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave in Manitou. The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. on the 7th. Feb. 6-8: “Check, Please.” Dating can be hard – follow a series of blind dates that couldn’t get worse… until

Rainbow Falls Winter Waterfall Viewing will give you a great reason to be outdoors, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. It’s a short, easy walk from entrance to the falls. For directions or questions call 719-520-6977.

they do, at Discovery Canyon Campus Theatre, 1810 Northgate Blvd. Thurs-Sat 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinee on Sat. For tickets: Seniors $5 & Adults $8 online: dcctheatre.org or $2 more at the door.

and enjoy ice skating noon-3 p.m. courtesy of Monument Ice Rink. There will be ice games, a live ice sculpture contest, s’mores and hot chocolate at Palmer Lake. (630-7965885)

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Feb. 8: Art Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Assault. Finding Our Voices helps us make a mask as ‘a way to understand ourselves’. Masks represent the faces we present to the world – our ‘covering’ so to speak. The workshop is noon-3 p.m. at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave. No charge to participate but suggested donation is $10. (719) 650-3624. Feb. 8-16: Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. come watch sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art, along Bennett Ave. The theme in this their 13th year is “Carver’s Choice.” Feb. 9: “Storms,” The Pikes Peak Philharmonic at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., at 3 p.m. will perform the turbulent works of Rossini and Beethoven. Free will offering. Feb. 9&12: “Love Story.” Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw star, putting their hearts on the line for each other. See it 1 or 4 p.m. on the big screens of Regal Interquest, Cinemark Carefree or Tinseltown theaters. Feb. 11&18: High Altitude Gardening. With a combination of water restrictions, fire danger, high

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Happenings altitudes and soil composition, let’s start planning early! On the 11th at 5 p.m. and the 18th at 10 a.m. the town of Monument teaches the best gardening practices, plant selection to handle wildlife, less water and wild weather. Please sign up: 719-4812954. Classes are held at 166 -2nd St., Monument. Feb. 13: Galentine’s Movie Night. Grab your mom, sister, daughter or best girlfriend for a girl’s movie night out! It’s a free 6:30 p.m. showing of the comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” with Rebel Wilson, at SA Wilson Gym, 1820 Main St. in Security-Widefield. Refreshments will be offered. Feb. 13: Gospel Jam & Sing-along. Jerry White of the Black Forest Acoustic Society will lead it, 7 p.m. at Westside Community Center (Cottage B), 1628 W. Bijou St. To download the Gospel Jam songbook go to blackroseacoustic.org/jams Feb. 13 – March 1: “The Bridges of Madison County,” based on the best-seller by Robert Waller, will be performed Thurs-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2, by Colorado Springs Fine Arts cast, 30 W. Dale St. For tickets ($20+) call (719) 634-5583. Feb. 14: Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala. Join us for a sophisticated evening of dinner, dancing, casino games and silent auction to benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale, 6-10 p.m. at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr. RSVP ($80): 719-634-3737. Feb. 14-15: “Death by Valentine: A Murder Mystery” – a melodramatic evening 6-9:30 p.m. where you are the detective, accompanied by a

Taxes & Gratuity are $100 per couple. Call 719-685-5104 for reservations. Feb. 14&17: Air Force v Colorado College. Hockey played first on 14th upon CC’s turf, Broadmoor World Arena, 7:30 p.m. (719-389-6324) and on the 17th at AFA Falcon Stadium 5 p.m. (719-472-1895). Tickets $18+.

Denise Gard’s famous Border Collie, Joey, will play the part of Tramp from The Lady and The Tramp, at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr, at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15. Yes, Joey is a real dog and he will act out what life was like for the Tramp before he found the love of a Lady! Free to the public.

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Feb. 14: Silent Film Soiree & Roaring 20’s Costume Party. The event, 6:30-9:30 p.m., will feature 1925 Lon Chaney film “Phantom of the Opera”, followed by access to museum exhibits, a Roaring Twenties costume party, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dessert bar. Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. For tickets ($30+) call 719-385-5990. Feb. 14-23: “The Pillowman” is a thrilling drama performed by UCCS students, where we meet Katurian who confesses to police about his sordid past, Fri-Sat 7:30 and Sat-Sun 2 p.m. at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. General admission: $7. Feb. 15: Wine Tasting Event & Awards Reception. Sample wines,

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enjoy light appetizers and enjoy live music by Melange Duo, 7-9 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. RSVP ($15+) at elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6977. Proceeds will support environmental programs in El Paso County. Feb. 15-16: Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute. Portraying John, Paul, George and Ringo, the group Yesterday will bring Beatles hits to Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr., at 7:30 Sat and 6 p.m. Sun. For tickets ($20+): 719-46-2200. Feb. 16: Love the League 2020. With all the threats to our elections, it is the right time to support the League of Women Voters, who have fought since 1920 to improve our elections through citizen education and advocacy. Their fundraiser will be held 4-6 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. To purchase tickets ($65) call Brenda Mensink 719-473-1110.

Feb. 16: The Wildflower Excursions. Local historian and author Edward McFarland will give a slide show of train excursions 1887-1919 into Eleven Mile Canyon and Lake George area, 2 p.m. at Lake George Charter School, 38874 Hwy 24. Free to the public. Do not miss the Annual Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 19, from 7-10 p.m. at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave in Old Colorado City. It promises to be one of the best parties of the year! Enjoy Zydeco music by locally popular Tribe, Cajun Creole food specials, and of course Hurricanes! Come in costume if you like and ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’!

Feb. 16: “Sanctuary.” A Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble with give a choral performance with musical program that addresses displacement of people due to human conflict or climate crisis, 3 p.m. at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 N.

Feb. 19: Teller County Fire Mitigation. Fire chief Tyler Lambert will tell us what to do to protect our property during the upcoming fire season, 3 p.m. at Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Ave. Free and open to the public. Feb. 20: Manitou Meditation for Peace, Universal Energy & Transcendence. Experience a guided meditation using amethyst, deep relaxation, as you listen to sounds of ancient Tibetan singing bowls, 6:30 p.m. at SunWater Spa, 514 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs. Donations

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Happenings graciously accepted. (719) 695-7007. Feb. 20: Swing Jam & Sing-Along. Paul McCann of the Black Rose Acoustic Society will lead the jam in the style of Django Reinhardt. To join in, be at Westside Community Center (Cottage Rm B), 1628 W. Bijou St. at 7 p.m. Feb. 22: Happy, I Love to Read Month! Please donate any new book(s) to Assistance League’s book drive, 10 a.m. to noon, 318 E. Cimarron St. Your donated books will benefit local schools. Books can also be dropped at: Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. or Books for You (1737 S 8th) or Bargain Box (405 S. Nevada) in advance of the event. Feb. 22: Faschings Dance Party. Rick Borger & Band kick off at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Austrian-American ‘Enzian’ Club party at VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. So get into costume, put on your dancing shoes and join the fun! Beer and German-style weiners will be for sale. For tickets, call Ursula ($10-$15) 719-632-6143. Feb. 22: Air Force Falcons Basketball v Wyoming, 2 p.m. at AFA Clune Arena. For tickets call 719-472-1895. Feb. 22: Kyle Emerson and Spirettes will bring indie-rock to Lulu’s Downstairs. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of. lulusdownstairs.com. Feb. 22: Conejos Neighborhood Celebration. A new exhibit “Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project” will kick off with music by Motivado, dance by Ballet Folklorico de la Raza, paper

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flower crafts, artifacts, photos and stories at Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Feb. 22: Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo & Carnivale Parade. Manitou Springs, every year, thee best Mardi Gras time! Devour samples of Gumbo from 20 chefs 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. at Soda Springs Park, 42 Park Ave. Tastings are 50c each. Then beat feet to watch the Carnivale Parade down Manitou Avenue starting 1 p.m. sharp. Grab your beads and costume up if you like! Feb. 22-23: Mozart & Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky’s 4th is magnificent. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will not only perform the 4th but also Mozart Symphony No. 41 at 7:30 p.m. Sat and 2:30 p.m. Sun. To enjoy it call 719-477-2122. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Feb. 23: “The Color Purple.” Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey star in an adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. See it 1

or 5 p.m. on the big screens of Regal Interquest, Cinemark Carefree or Tinseltown theaters.

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Feb. 23: Multi-Cultural Black History Program will present music, dance, poetry, fashion, re-enactment and tribute to African Americans, 3:30 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside. Tickets are all by donation so be generous.

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Feb. 26: Jewish Music Concert. Members of Amernet String Quartet will perform works by Schulhoff, Zeitlin, Chajes, Shostakovich, and CC Prof. Ben-Amots, 7:30 p.m. at Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free to the public.

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Feb. 27: Itzhak Perlman. Virtuoso of the violin Perlman will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. He is the finest violinist alive today and will be here for only one night. For tickets ($28+) call 719-477-2100. Feb. 27: Hootenanny Sing-Along. Chuck Stovall of the Black Rose

Hootenanny with folk songs of the 60’s. To lend your voice, be at (Cottage Rm A), 1628 W. Bijou St. at 7 p.m. Feb. 28: Cello and Electronics – is one type of music you can imagine yet its reality will blow your mind! merging contemporary composers with new electronic techniques. The free concert is at 7:30 p.m., in Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Feb. 29: Come Meet Pastor Keith Moore. He is the new senior pastor at Peyton Community Church and if you don’t currently have a church home (and even if you do) come meet him from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and cookies will be served. The church is at 13697 Manitou St. in Peyton.


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Stop kitty stress with natural solutions By Carole Galloway Dear Ms. Kitty, We got a new couch for Christmas. When we moved out the old one, our cat Rosco was not happy and peed on the new sofa. What can we do? Steamed in Steamboat Dear Steamed, Many situations can stress your feline friend. Anything from people coming to your home or remodeling a room can quickly increase the stress your cat feels. Like you found, even rearranging furniture can be a doozy in the world of cat stress. Cats, big and small, are territorial beings. Most of us have seen the big cat programs on TV that show a lion marking the perimeter of his territory. He sprays urine, scratches trees, and shuffles his back feet on the ground all to mark his territory. If Rosco is stressed in his environment, his marking can become destructive. Scratching inappropriately, urine spraying, and even defecating out of the box are signals that he doesn’t feel safe in his territory. A professional feline behaviorist can determine why Rosco is exhibiting unwanted behaviors and whether they are medical issues or behavioral. Medical issues will be referred to your vet. To resolve any behavior issues, the behaviorist puts a plan together and will likely use one or more natural remedies. These are all easy to use and safe for Roscoe.

Pheromones

Cats use pheromones, which are equivalent to human hormones, when they rub on you or an object. Feliway is a product that mimics feline pheromones and can assist in reducing inappropriate behaviors. It comes in a spray, plug-in atomizer, and wipes. Use Feliway at entry points to Rosco’s territory such as doors and windows if he is worried about outside

cats or people visiting your home.

Calming Collars

Calming collars have become extremely popular. If Rosco will tolerate the collar, it can help him feel less anxiety in his territory. Collars are designed to last about a month. There are many different brands, and even different solutions in the collars. Some contain essential oils such as lavender and chamomile. Others have simulated pheromones.

Flower Essences

These natural remedies have been used for decades by pet behavior professionals. They are easy to apply and are effective for reducing anxiety and stopping inappropriate behaviors. The most well-known of these is Rescue Remedy which is recommended for significant short-term stress such as vet visits or owner travel. It’s great for people too!

Essential Oils

AnimalEO is a line of essential oils created by a veterinarian. They are effective and safe when used as directed. Anxiety as well as some physical ailments can be improved with the right essential oils. Calm-a-Mile and KittyBoost are popular animalEO blends used to reduce stress, and might be helpful for Rosco. For best results with natural solutions, work with a professional feline behaviorist or a veterinarian who uses the specific remedy in her practice.

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n my line of work, I often brush elbows with a lot of well-known names. Johnny Cash, Coco Chanel, Stevie Nicks and Charlie Chan are a few that readily come to mind. But, believe me, there have been many others. Aside from Mr. Chan (who was neither benevolent nor amiable like he was in the movies), these notables have routinely been congenial, welcoming—and even very affectionate. I’m not one to normally kiss and tell, however Sam Elliott routinely bussed me directly on the lips in front of a room full of people. But, then again, Golden Retrievers are famous for their unbridled affection. Anybody who has worked with dogs—from veterinary staffs to kennels to groomers to pet sitters— knows that owners love to give their furry family members famous monikers. I’ve done it myself. Gus— the first dog I owned as a young adult— was a sickly Terrier mix adoptee from a Phoenix animal shelter. Named after a character in a popular mini-series that I loved (Gus McCrae in “Lonesome Dove”) and Apollo 1 astronaut, Gus Grissom, I hoped their heroic names would imbue my frail little adoptee with the strength and courage he needed to thrive. Thirteen years ago, when our three male puppies made their unexpected debut into this world, we bestowed upon them names familiar to a certain generation of TV viewers—Robby, Chip and Ernie. Brothers forever!

Just in case you think I hobnob only with celebrities, I am friends with Bella, Luna, Max and Cooper, too—all amongst 2019’s most popular dog names in the United States, as published recently by Rover.com. Rounding out that roster for the lady dogs are: Lucy, Daisy, Lily, Zoe, Lola, Molly, Sadie and Bailey. For the gentlemen: Charlie (but not Charlie Chan), Buddy, Rocky, Milo, Jack, Bear, Duke and Teddy. When I worked at the veterinary clinic, I loved guessing a new dog’s breed by its name. After 14-plus years at the front desk, there were some things I knew for sure. Cujo and Killer were always Chihuahuas; Brownie, Blackie, and Hershey signified Labradors; Ethel was nearly always a Rottweiler, and Aspen was certainly a Malamute or Husky. Lady and Jake, however, always threw a Frisbee into my little name game. Lady could run the gamut from Yorkie to Great Dane; Jake covered everything from a Heeler to an English Bulldog. You just could never tell. After all of my years working with dogs, I still have some sentimental favorites when it comes to names. Handsome Dude (or HD, for those of us who knew him well), Chicken Man and Twinkle Toes still make me smile. I won’t tell you what breed they were—I’ll leave that to your own imagination. However, at the end of the day, I’m willing to bet that all of our fur babies answer to the same name—“good dog!”


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support, food pantry support, and veterans support. Also needed are office staff and materials support. Please apply at 1625 S. Murray Blvd or online at: silverkey.org/volunteer. WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING & INDUSTRY seeks Volunteers to greet or lead tours of visitors, help in gift shop, assist curator or do clerical work. Please share your time and expertise with us! For infor-

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BETTER HOME CLEANING. Call us you’ll be glad you did. Husband and wife team. We do more and help you with everything you need. 20 Years experience. References. Please call us at 303-2507274 (Colorado Springs)

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JC’S HEAVENLY CLEANING. Commercial or Residential * Excellent References * Over 15 Years Experience * Licensed * Insured. Call Jacqueline Composto (719) 644-8638. 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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Clubs & Organizations 21st Century Toastmasters meets 1 p.m. on Fridays, at 21C Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. 591-8045 American Civil Liberties Union defends civil rights and liberties. To join, call (303) 777-5482. Air Force Assn. Lance P. Sijan #125 “Force behind the Force” meets 4:30pm, 2nd Tues. of month at MTSI, 985 Space Center Dr. American Legion Post 5 meets 7 p.m. on 3rd Thursdays monthly, 15 Platte Ave. 632-0960. American Legion Post 208, meets 4th Thurs. monthly at Patriot Center, 11990 Swingline Rd. in Falcon. Austin Bluffs Sertoma, meets 2nd & 4th Wed. 7:15 a.m. for cafe breakfast at Valley Hi Golf, 610 Chelton Rd. 331-1212. Austrian-American Enzian Club meets 6pm on 2nd Tues monthly at VFW-4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 380-1163. BINGO presented by Paralyzed Vets of America, every Tuesday 12:30 p.m., Bingo World, 272 S. Academy Blvd. 578-1441 Black Forest AARP meets noon, 2nd Wed. monthly. Potluck lunch , Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Rd. 596-6787 Bridge Players: Duplicate Bridge played Mon-Sat. 901 N. 17th St. For times call 634-7250. Carnelian Coffee Book Group meets 1pm first Sun. monthly at 2426 W. Colorado Ave. jpaisley@ppld.org Centennial Post 209 meets 2nd Sat. of month, breakfast 9 a.m., 3613 Jeannine Dr. 719-599-8624

Deli, 7455 N. Academy. 332-5141 Colo. Springs Stamp Club 7:30pm 1st Tues. monthly, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 598-2670. Colo. Springs Toastmasters Club, Mondays 6pm Old City Hall, Kiowa & Nevada Ave. 244-2465. Curiosity Unlimited 9:30am 2nd Fri monthly, free lectures by UCCS professors, University Center Rm 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs. RSVP: 574-1449. DSC BINGO Thursdays starts 12:30, 3440 N. Carefree. 574-9002. Downtown Toastmasters Club, Fridays 12pm, Old City Hall, 107 N. Nevada. 630-0783. El Paso County Dems Social, 2nd Thurs. monthly, 5:30 pm at 332 W. Bijou, at Spruce. 473-8713 Falcon Adult Group meets 1st Wed. monthly at High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Rd., Falcon. Falcon Senior Services meets every 2nd Wed. at 11 a.m., Patriot HS, 11990 Swingline Rd. 494-0353 Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship breakfast meeting 8:30 a.m. on 2nd Sat. monthly at IHOP, 6005 Constitution Ave. 229-3317. Gold Camp Victorian Society meets 2pm 4th Sun. monthly, Cripple Creek Heritage Center 689-0907. High Country Newcomers Club for women, meets 3rd Mon. of month 10am at East Library, 5550 N. Union, 262-0361. International Dance Club has dances Saturdays 7-10pm, with live bands! $10 per person, 2422 Busch Ave. 598-9774.

Colo. Rockies Cribbage Club meets Wed. 4:30 p.m. at Elks Club, 3400 N. Nevada.

Korean War Veterans-Dutch Nelson Chapter. meets 3rd Sat. monthly Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada, 237-4461.

Colorado Springs Breakfast Club for Singles 50+ meets on first Sat. monthly at Patty Jewett Clubhouse restaurant, 900 E. Espanola for breakfast ($18 cash/check). Also lots of activities! RSVP 719-260-0651 or tbc50plus.org

Maxi’s Dance Party happens every Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Aerie Eagles Club, 1050 S. 21st St. Music geared to ages 50+. $6 Cover. Food and drinks available for purchase. 660-1358.

Colo. Springs Chess Club meets 6pm Tues., Acacia Apartments, 104 E. Platte Ave., 459-9612. Colo. Springs Coin Club, 7pm 4th Tues. monthly, PD Community Rm, 955 W Moreno. 433-8417. Colo. Springs Numismatic Society, 2pm 2nd Sun. monthly, PD Community 955 W. Moreno, 433-8417. Colo. Springs Scrabble Club, 3 games Mondays 6-9 p.m. at Jason’s

Pikes Peak Computer App. Society 9am 1st Sat. monthly, Springs Comm. Church, 7290 Lexington. ppcompas.apcug.org Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, meets 6pm on 2nd Wed. monthly at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. 531-6333 x2252. Pikes Peak (Dollhouse) Miniaturists, 3rd Thurs. monthly, 2:30 p.m. Call 331-8556 for location. Pikes Peak Water Garden Society, meets 2nd Thurs thru Oct ppwgs.org Pikes Peak Neighbors women’s social is 2nd Wed. for lunch. For location & RSVP: 634-1476 Marva

Sons of Italy meets 6:30 p.m. 1st Tues. monthly, VFW Post 101, 702 S. Tejon St. 290-9586. Sons of Norway meets 2nd Wed. monthly, 7-9 p.m. at Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., 351-3554. Stammtisch German group, 2nd Wed. monthly, 6:30pm, Edelweiss, 34 E. Ramona, 633-2220. Stitch n Bitch Club – knitters meet Thurs 5 p.m., Coffee House, 330 N. Institute, 445-1157. Story Project - stories, comedy or drama on 2nd Fri. of month, 7:30pm, 514 El Paso, Manitou Springs. $5.

Pikes Peak Over the Hill Gang for active people who enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, etc. 576-0483

Spiritual Study of Edgar Cayce 7pm Mondays, Ruth Holley Library, 685 N. Murray, 634-2945.

Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners, 6pm ($17) dinner & program, 2nd Mon. monthly, Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama. RSVP: 473-0330.

Sunday Bingo! Fundraiser to help aid local veterans, 5:30 p.m. at DAV-26 Knob Hill, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Packets $7each. 591-8787.

Pikes Peak Whittlers, Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Cir., 2nd Sat. monthly, 9a.m. 577-9282

Therapeutic Thursdays Adult Coloring Contests, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Goat Patch Brewing Co., 2727 N. Cascade Ave.

Pikes Peak Woodturners, Bemis Art School, 818 Pelham Pl. 1st Fri. monthly, 5:30 p.m. 683-3350. Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers (of children in the military), meets 2pm 1st Sun/month, Falcon Police Dept, 7850 Goddard (719) 301-9454. Rotary Club meets Friday Noon at The Antlers, 2 S. Cascade Ave. Sacred Harp Singing hymns and anthems, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6 p.m. at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Senior Chats at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Tuesdays at 10am Senior Circle Book Club, 2nd Thurs of month 10:30am, Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland 687-9281 Silicon Mtn Macintosh Users meet 2nd Mon. monthly, 6pm, Fire Stn, 1875 Dublin Blvd. www.smmug.org

Overeaters Anonymous M 5:30pm, Tues 9am at Grace Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St. and Men’s Emphasis Fri. noon, Beth El Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Dr. 644-1337.

Silver Sneakers for ages 65+, insured thru AARP, Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, Kaiser Permanente and United Healthcare. Free gym membership at YMCA & other locations. Silversneakers.com.

Pathways to Peace meets 2nd Thurs/ month 4pm at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Ln. RSVP 355-1636.

Socrates Cafe: Tues. 1-3pm at Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meets 7pm on 2nd Wed. of month at Living Hope Church, 640 Manitou Blvd. 651-1534

Sons of Confederate Veterans dinner meeting 5 p.m. on 3rd Tues monthly at Double Tree Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd. 368-7837.

Tri-Lakes Lions Club 5:30pm 1st Thurs. of month, Mnmt Country Club, 18945 Pebble Beach 481-2272 Triviality Trivia at Gold Camp Brewing, Wednesdays 7pm, 1007 S. Tejon, 695-0344. Ute Pass Kiwanis Club, Wed. 6:45 a.m. breakfast meeting, Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 UW Hwy 24, Woodland Park (719) 660-9176. Vietnam Veterans of America meets 9am last Sat. of month, Fire Station, 3737 Airport & Academy, 650-1513 Wellness at Cottonwood, for holistic lifestyle, meets 1st Mon. 5:30 p.m., Cottonwood Center, 427 E. Colorado Ave. 210-2065. Women’s Army Corps Veteran Assn. meets 10am on 4th Sat monthly at Sand Creek P.D. 4125 Center Park Dr. 660-3641 or 331-6877 Women’s Club of Colo. Springs meets every 2nd Wed. monthly, 2 p.m. at CC Slocum Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. Write Drunk; Edit Sober -improv writing & critique, 2nd Wed. at Bar K, 124 E. Costilla at 6:30 p.m. 244-6220. PLEASE CALL 719-418-2717 or text 719-460-8314 with any updates to our clubs and organization listings.


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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

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6 Lasagna Roll/ Marinara Broccoli WW Roll Tossed Salad w/ Rasp-berry Vinaigrette Tropical Fruit

719-884-2304. CENTRAL Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-9553400 1514 N. Hancock Ave. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:15 weekdays Holiday Village 719-475-2915 3405 Sinton Road Serving Times: 11:45-12:30 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 (residents only) 719-884-2304 516 E. Kiowa St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays NORTH Mountain Comm. Mennonite Church 643 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake 884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays SOUTH Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. 719-520-6470 Serving Lunch 11:45-12:45 weekdays Pikes Peak Towers (residents only) 719-632-1556 1912 Eastlake Blvd. 80910 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Silver Key 884-2304 1655 S. Murray Blvd. Serving Lunch 11:45-12:30 weekdays Villa San Jose (residents only) 719-632-7444 1810 S. Corona Ave. 80905 Lunch 11:30-11:45 Tues, Thurs & Fri. Villa Santa Maria (residents only) 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

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18 Chicken Carbonara Broccoli Green Bean Salad Spiced Peaches Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Closed for Presidents Day

Chicken Mole Bahama Vegetable Blend Spanish Rice Black Bean Corn Salad Orange Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wild & Brown Rice Peas Beet & Onion Salad Orange

Beef Tips Penne Pasta Brussel Sprouts 3 Bean Salad Applesauce

THURSDAY

24 25 Chicken Tacos w/ Sweet & Sour Pork sour Cream, Cheese& Jasmine Rice Salsa Southwestern Asian Vegetables Black Beans Applesauce Orange High Fiber Cookie

13 BLT Sandwich Black Bean Lentil Soup Pasta Vegetable Salad Spiced Peaches

FRIDAY 7 BBQ Beef Sandwich Seasoned Pinto Beans Coleslaw Tropical Fruit

14 Cod Tuscany Baby Bakers Broccoli Banana High Fiber Cookie

Yankee Pot Roast w / Gravy Baked Potato Medley Maple Glazed Carrots Apple

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Hamburger w/ Lettuce, Tomato & Onion Carrots Coleslaw Diced Pear

Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes California Vegetables WW Bread Apple

21 Stuffed Pasta Shells w/ Meat Sauce Green Beans Carrot Raisin Salad Garlic Bread Stick Pear

26 27 28 Beef Chili w/ Cheese Smothered Pork Manicotti Baked Potato w/ Chop w/ Onions and Bahama Vegetables Sour Cream Peppers Sunflower Broccoli Tossed Salad w/ Mashed Potatoes Salad Chick Peas Brussels Sprouts Apple Orange Tropical Fruit Salad Raisin Nut Cup High Fiber Cookie Milk is provided with every meal.

Home Delivered Meals Menu | February 2020 Connections Café

Registered clients can order meals at www.silverkey.org/home-delivered-meals-order-form/ are Please keepmeals this menu forpartially reference.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY 1

Riblettes Baked Beans Potato Salad Applesauce

BBQ Beef Sandwich Seasoned Pinto Beans Coleslaw Tropical Fruit

8

Meatballs w/ Marinara Pasta Broccoli WW Roll Strawberries

Cod Tuscany Baby Bakers Broccoli Banana High Fiber Cookie

Milk is provided with every meal 3

Stuffed Bell Pepper Baby Baker Potatoes Cauliflower Carrot Raisin Salad Spiced Peaches

funded by the Pikes SUNDAY Peak Area Agency 2 Chicken on Aging. al a King Jasmine Rice Green Beans Carrot Raisin Salad Apple

4 Salmon Burger 5 Lasagna Roll/ w/ Lettuce & Marinara Tomato Broccoli Cream of Mushroom WW Roll Soup Tossed Salad Broccoli Slaw w/ Rasp-berry Vinaigrette Banana Tropical Fruit

6 Chicken Mole Bahama Vegetable Blend Spanish Rice Black Bean Corn Salad Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting Orange

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11 Lemon Pepper Chicken Wild & Brown Rice Peas Beet & Onion Salad Orange

12 BLT Sandwich Black Bean Lentil Soup Pasta Vegetable Salad Spiced Peaches

13 Yankee Pot Roast w / Gravy Baked Potato Medley Maple Glazed Carrots Apple

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15

16 Chicken Mole Bahama Vegetable Blend Spanish Rice Black Bean Corn Salad Orange

17 Presidents Day 18 Chicken Baked Ziti w/ Carbonara Broccoli Sausage & Marinara Bahama Vegetables Green Bean Salad Caesar Salad Spiced Peaches Oatmeal Raisin Orange Raisin Nut Cup Cookie

19

Hamburger w/ Lettuce, Tomato & Onion Carrots Coleslaw Diced Pear

20 Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes California Vegetables WW Bread Apple

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22 Yankee Pot Roast w / Gravy Baked Potato Medley Maple Glazed Carrots Apple

23 Lasagna Roll/ Marinara Broccoli WW Roll Tossed Salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette Tropical Fruit

24 Chicken Tacos w/ sour Cream, Cheese& Salsa Southwestern Black Beans Orange

26 Beef Chili w/ Cheese Baked Potato w/ Sour Cream Tossed Salad w/ Chick Peas Orange

27 Smothered Pork Chop w/ Onions and Peppers Mashed Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Tropical Fruit Salad High Fiber Cookie

28

29 Lemon Pepper Chicken Wild & Brown Rice Peas Beet & Onion Salad Orange

10

Beef Tips Penne Pasta Brussel Sprouts 3 Bean Salad Applesauce

25

Sweet & Sour Pork Jasmine Rice Asian Vegetables Applesauce High Fiber Cookie

Stuffed Pasta Shells w/ Meat Sauce Green Beans Carrot Raisin Salad Garlic Bread Stick Pear

Manicotti Bahama Vegetables Sunflower Broccoli Salad Apple Raisin Nut Cup

Beef Bourguignon Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Roll Strawberries

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Stuffed Bell Pepper Baby Baked Potatoes Cauliflower Carrot Raisin Salad Spiced Peaches

Menu substitutions may occur without notice. Clients are advised to keep a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods and bottled water in the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that may cause a temporary suspension of service.


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February 2020

Life After 50

Community Centers

Musical Monday-Colorado College: Mon, Feb 3, 1:30-2:30 Free Lots of Love Food Drive: Mon-Fri, Feb 3-7, 8-5 Free Baked with Love-Bake Sale: Thurs, Feb 13, 12-3 $1 per item Cupid’s Social-We Love Our Community! Fri, Feb 14, 1:30-2:30 $5 Blood Drive-You’re Somebody’s Type! Tues, Feb 18, 1-4:30 Free Mardi Gras Mix & Mingle: Tues, Feb 25, 1:30-2:30 $5

Space Foundation Discovery Center: Fri, Feb 7, 11-3:30 $35 Cripple Creek Ice Festival: Tues, Feb 11, 10-5 $30 Adam’s Mystery Playhouse-A Monster Murder: They Came From Below: Fri, Feb 21 4-10 $75 Dog Sledding in Breckenridge: Thurs, Feb 27 9-7 $100

Moving Into a Senior Living Community: Tues, Feb 4 3:30-4:30 Free Reverse Mortgage: Unraveling the Myths: Wed, Feb 5, 9:30-11 Free Real Estate Probate: Mon, Feb 10, 1-2:30 $5 Downsizing: Wed, Feb 12, 1-2:30 Free The Truth About “The Stuff” Wed, Feb 12, 10-11:30 Free The Truth About Senior Living Communities: Tues, Feb 18, 1:30-3 Free The Superstitions of Mardi Gras: Tues, Feb 18-25 10-11:30 $12 Annuities 101: Wed, Feb 19, 1011:30 Free San Francisco: The Earthquake, Fire & Bubonic Plague of 19051907: Mon, Feb 24,1-3 $5 Veterans of Foreign Wars: Tues, Feb 25, 10-11 Free CarFit: Thurs, Feb 27, 1-3 Free

Intro to Gmail: Wed, Feb 5, 10-11 $10 Shutterfly: Thurs, Feb 6, 9:30-11 $15 All About Facebook: Mon, Feb 10, 9:30-11:30 $20 1 on 1 Technology Help: Fri, Feb 21, 3-4:30 $10

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: Mon, Feb 3, 10-11:30 Where to Start to Love Your Heart: Fri, Feb 7, 10:30-11:30 Cooking with Essential Oils: Mon, Feb 10, 10-11 Breath & Be: Thurs, Feb 13, 10-11 Love Your Heart: Tues, Feb 18, 1011 Prescription for Change: Why Exercise is a Medicine Your Don’t Want to Stop Taking: Wed, Feb 19, 10-11 Knowing Your DNR Status: Fri, Feb 21, 10-11 Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Mon, Feb 24, 10-11:30 Nurse Chats: Women and Heart Disease: Wed, Feb 26, 9-10

We appreciate your $1.00 donation . Every dollar helps offset the cost of

Thursday Dances: 1:30-3 Ping Pong Fridays:1:30-2:30 Movie Fridays: 1-3 AARP Driver Safety Class: Wed, Feb 5 or 19, 1-5 Private Music Lessons: Tuesdays, by appointment only Silver Key Connections Café: Lunch, Mon-Fri, 11:15-12:15 No

Painting with Oil & Acrylics: Thurs, Feb 6-27, 9-11:30 $47

We offer several exercise and dance classes:

Personal & Small Group Training Massage Therapy Yoga: Beginner, Gentle Flow and Chair Silver Sneakers: Open Gym, Stability Classic, Circuit, Stretch It Cardio Drumming TaijiFit: Combines traditional Tai Chi & modern Western fitness. Zumba Jazz Dance Fitness Dance Classes: Line Dancing, Fox Trot, Jitterbug Nia: Fusion of martial arts, dance, and healing art.

reservation necessary

Colorado Creative Co-op: Find Senior Center patron’s art work for sale in Old Colorado City! 2513 1, 2 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive - 520-6470 Fvscenter.org 719-600-2644 – Senior Center 719-600-2643 – Transportation Yearly Membership: Single - $20 per year Couple - $30 per year MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Daily Drop In - Time for breakfast, socialization, lunch, activities, events and entertainment- 8am4pm 8:30–11 a.m. Breakfast Corner Free Coffee & Tea - Donuts 50¢ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Kittie Paster Thrift Shoppe Open 11:45 a.m. - Nutritious Meals provided by the Connections Cafe Nutrition Program Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2.25 1-3:30 p.m. - Cards & Games - Pinochle, Dominoes, Hand & Foot - free. MONDAY 9-10 a.m. - Zumba Gold 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Modern “Low Mobility” Interpretive

Dance 1 p.m. – Pinochle Tournament (1st Monday of the Month) 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Yoga for Seniors TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. -noon and 12:30–3 p.m. - Porcelain Class 10:45 a.m. - Blood Pressure Check: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 1–2:30 p.m. - Line Dancing Class: 1–2:30 p.m., cost $2 WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety Class 2nd Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $15/$20 8:30–11:30 a.m. - Oil Painting: Cost: $25 4-week course, supplies not included 9:30- 11 a.m. - Quilting Class 9:30–11 a.m. - T’ai Chi Class: Cost: $2 1 p.m. - Macular Degeneration Support Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month 1 p.m. - Movie: 2nd Wednesday

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Legal Assistance: 2nd Wednesday (Free) By Appointment Only 2:30-4 p.m. - Harmonizers Singing Group Practice – 2:30-4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - Dinner on the Town: 4th Wednesday THURSDAY Woodcarving – 8 a.m. –noon, Cost: $2 per class 10-11:30 a.m. - Rubber Stamp class – Cost: $2 per class 11 a.m.-noon - Birthday Social - Fourth Thursday A Very Special Thank You goes to the Security Lions Club for providing Cake for this monthly event and various musicians for providing the entertainment

1 p.m. BINGO every Thursday. 12:30 Birthday Raffle 4th Thursday 2:30 Zumba Basics

FRIDAY

9-10 a.m. - Yoga for Seniors: 10–11 a.m. - Chi Kung Class, Cost: $1 a class 10 a.m. - Basic Technology Class/Support Free* 10:30 a.m.-noon - Wii Games Free* 12:30-3:45 p.m. - Canasta Class Free* 12:30 p.m. - Line Dancing Cost: $2 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Happy Hour and Ice Cream Social Every Third Friday Various musicians providing entertainment

SATURDAY

GAME DAY: 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. - 1st Saturday of Every Month. Potluck and $3 donation CRIPPLE CREEK: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Currently 3rd Saturday of each month – Saturday may change) Donations to the Center to continue programming are always appreciated. Thank you.

Hillside Community Center 925 S. Institute - 385-7900 Games at Hillside - TuesdayThursday, 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 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

planning for retirement, shopping or looking for an affordable senior apartment, the decision making process is the same. Suggestions are batted around based on businesses that come to mind. So how you get your brand to pole vault into your customer’s subconscious?

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, Wednesday, Thursday 12-12:30 p.m. Meal served at The Mountain Community 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.

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.

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. SilverSneakers Classic - Mondays, 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 contacting Andrea Wells 618-616-8701 or Wellsa@ vnacolorado.org. 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 Home of the Woodland Park Senior Organization. Please stop by or visit our website: www.woodlandparkseniors.com Weekly Activities: Quilting, Knitting, Bridge, Fitness Classes, Arthritis Class, Bingo, Tai Chi, Card Making, Arts and Crafts, Billards, Shuffle Board, Free blood pressure checks. Check our website Activities Calendar for

days and times of activities. Special Meals: Potluck, bring your favorite dish – 2nd Tuesday. Catered Lunch, reservations required - 4th Tuesday, $7.50. Pancake Breakfast – All you can eat, $8, Monthly on Saturdays, 8 to 11, check website for days. Social Time: Greet old friends, meet new friends, Free coffee and snacks, Monday to Friday, 9 to1.

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