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We depart Colorado Springs for the beautiful Chatfield Farms and Gardens. Here we’ll experience a private tour accompanied by a docent. We’ll see lavender fields, the Butterfly House, learn about their past and present agricultural history and visit a restored 1928 dairy barn. Then on to Balisteri Vineyards, an award winning winery. After a lovely tour of their wine making facilities we’ll settle in for a lovely, gourmet lunch, complete with desert. After lunch it’s on to the Buell Theater for the performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Denver’s golden ticket. It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination.” It’s your chance to experience the wonders of Willy Wonka like never before!
Jazz! Cirque du Soliel and a little Cirque du Soleil and elegant Brunch with Jazz!
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Come join us for an unforgettable day! We’ll depart Chapel Hills Mall at 8:30 a.m. aboard a luxury motor coach. An elegant brunch buffet awaits us while listen to live, Jazz music. After brunch we’ll head to the Pepsi Center for the Cirque performance. Our seats are Club Level and perfectly positioned to take in all the sights and sounds of this mesmerizing experience. We return back to Colorado Springs at 5:00 p.m.!
PRICE INCLUDES: Fully escorted tour, excellent tickets to Cirque du Soleil, elegant breakfast buffet with Jazz entertainment and memories to last a life time!
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PRICE INCLUDES: Fully escorted tour aboard a luxury motorcoach, 3 nights elegant accommodations, breakfast each morning, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, opera ticket with excellent seating, all sightseeing as described, luggage handling, all taxes and surcharges.
October 3, 2019
5 days of historic trains and breathtaking scenery
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Day 1 Leave Colorado Springs west on Hwy. 24 to Leadville. We will board Leadville train for their fall colors tour. We finish the day at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge that includes swimming and soaking in their hot springs pool. Day 2 & 3 on to Palisade through Glenwood Canyon to have lunch in Grand Junction. Then on to The Wine Country Inn for 2 nights, including a vineyard visit in Palisade. We will also visit Grand Mesa, Cedaredge, famous for fruit growing, and enjoy Applefest. Day 4 Leave via the million dollar highway to Silverton for lunch. Then we board the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge to Durango. We’ll spend the night in Durango to shop and relax. Day 5 We head for Alamosa. There we will visit Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge, a home for over 20,000 migrating sandhill cranes, as well as other species. Lunch in Alamosa then back to the “Springs.” If time allows we may see Bishop Castle, built by one man.
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SINGLE, TRIPLE AND QUAD PRICING AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS OCEANVIEW AND BALCONY STATEROOMS. Day 1 - Depart Colorado Springs to Vancouver. Board your lovely ship, the FINAL PAYMENT DUE 6/1 Celebrity Millennium! Fre e Day 2 - Cruise the lovely Inside Passage. See Fjords and an abundance of wildlife, upgrade to Oceanview! including bald eagles, orca, sea otters, and bear. Day 3 - Sitka, Alaska - Explore Sitka’s Russian heritage and architecture. Sitka Sound is famous for humpback whale. Day 4 - Ice Strait Point - Tlingit Indians have called this home for thousands of years. Visit their sacred monuments or fishing village. Day 5- Juneau, Alaska - Here’s your chance to take an optional glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska’s capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier! Day 6 - Ketchikan,Alaska - “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan is also home to the largest collection of totem poles and a gorgeous rain forest! Day 7 - Cruise the Inside Passage. Day 8 - Arrive Vancouver and depart for home.
PRICE INCLUDES: Price includes roundtrip airfare from Colorado Springs, 7-nights elegant accommodations in an inside stateroom, all meals onboard ship, roundtrip transfers in Vancouver, all taxes and surcharges.
Australia & New Zealand Departs March 8, 2020
A 12-night cruise featuring the beauty of the South Pacific!
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3/8 - Depart Colorado Springs for Auckland, New Zealand. 3/10 - Arrive Auckland and board your lovely ship, the Celebrity Solstice. 3/11 - Tauranga, New Zealand - Land of the Maori and white sand beaches. 3/12 - At Sea 3/13 - Picton, New Zealand - Charming seaside town with stunning coastal views, diverse wildlife and waterfalls. 3/14 - Akaroa, New Zealand - See fur seals and penguins in the harbor. Great port for bird watching! 3/15 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Beautiful port with heavy Scottish influence. Visit Botanic Gardens and see dolphins, penguins and albatross. 3/16 - Cruise Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. Gorgeous fjords and scenery! 3/17 - At Sea 3/18 - At Sea 3/19 - Eden, Australia - Beautiful, natural wonderland on Australia’s rugged coastline. 3/20 - Sydney, Australia - Depart for home. PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare from Colorado Springs, 12-night fully escorted tour and cruise,lovely interior category staterooms on luxury ship,all transfers, all meals onboard ship, all taxes and surcharges.
Vienna! Oberammergau, Munich & Departs June 19, 2020
Oberammergau & The Passion Play with Munich & Vienna! Book early! This tour will most likely sell out! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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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.
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Day 1 Off to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Next on to Santa Fe, to the beautiful, historic hotel. Day 2 After breakfast, we’ll visit the Farmers Market, at the famous Santa Fe Railyard. We’ll continue on to a world famous glass blowing studio. Then to our hotel to freshen up for an elegant outdoor dinner at the Santa Fe Opera House before proceeding to La Boh’eme! Day 3 We head south toward Los Alamos to visit Los Alamos National Laboratory and visit Bandelier National Monument, Then back to Santa Fe. Day 4 A morning Santa Fe tour from an expert step-on guide, grab lunch and then head home.
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Pictured is Art, Etc Gallery owner Kathleen Murphy and father Chuck, whose 43-image exhibit of photos taken in Iceland, Africa & India is set to open to the public in mid-June.
Exploring the World: One Photographer’s Passion
By Becky Elder “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” - Walt Disney
sk Colorado Springs’ native, businessman and octogenarian Chuck Murphy about his love of photography and get ready for the stories … Chuck and his wife, Mary Lou have traveled the world — from Ireland’s picturesque Cliffs of Moher or tribal gatherings in Nairobi and East Africa to a Buddhist temple in India or a rural church in Iceland. “I got my first Brownie camera in 1950,” he says. “Since then it’s been so rewarding to be able to capture nature up close. But it’s also frustrating. It can take 100 photos to get one good one!” And the rigors of back country photo shoots can be a little overwhelming. “On our first trip to Iceland we stayed on Westman Island. It was in an archipelago, south of Reykjavik — very remote,” Mary Lou says. “When I realized the distance and 6 a.m. departure required to reach the
puffins, I decided to stay at the hotel.” On his third trip to Iceland’s remote northwestern shores last fall, for example, Chuck hoped to capture a rarity — puffins diving for eels. He’d previously photographed a pair of mating puffins. “If they feel a little romance after touching beaks, they’ll mate for life,” he says. Turns out the small coral-red beaked divers eluded him, but he came away with great shots of another native species. “You see Arctic terns have razor-sharp bills. They migrate to Antarctica from the Arctic and can fly 45,000 miles a year,” he explains. Chuck credits his parents for instilling an appreciation for visual beauty early on — from architecture and historic preservation to photography and fine art. And as the owner of a local construction company, he’s put that passion to work, restoring Victorian homes near downtown, renovating the Manitou Springs Spa building and recycling historic building materials for use in
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Chuck records travel through remote areas of Iceland — including this church built by a local farmer.
MURPHY/from page 4 modern office buildings.But photography, he says, tops his list. That’s why the Murphys have chosen to see the world from many perspectives. Mary Lou recalls a hot air balloon ride in South Africa. Chuck was able to photograph the animals running below. “It was an amazing experience,” she says, “and we got to meet Bishop Tutu in Cape Town.” For years the couple’s Christmas cards have featured one of Chuck’s favorite photos from a land far away. Many of the images end up framed on recipients’ bookshelves and walls. “We send about 2,500 to 3,000 cards every year to personal and business friends,” he says. Getting the cards out is a family affair. Murphy’s daughter Maureen contributes a poem to accompany each photo and Chuck adds an Irish blessing. The postage — a specially chosen stamp — and the time required to address cards is considerable, but so far they’ve been able to keep up. “Sometimes we run into people who didn’t receive it, and they’ll ask us, ‘Did I do something that upset you? I didn’t get my card,’” Mary Lou adds. The public will soon have an opportunity to view some of Murphy’s work thanks to daughter and owner of the Art, Etc. gallery, Kathleen Murphy. “We’ll have 43 of his favorite framed
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Chuck and MaryLou Murphy both enjoy world travel. Chuck’s photos are sent annually to the couple’s 2,500 recipients of personal and business Christmas cards.
I got my first Brownie camera in 1950. Since then it’s been so rewarding to be able to capture nature up close. But it’s also frustrating. It can take 100 photos to get one good one! - Chuck Murphy
works on display by mid-June,” she says. Her dad, who recently underwent knee surgery, is already back on his feet and plans to give an art talk one evening. Rumor has it he has plenty of colorful stories!
Asked what he enjoys most, Chuck explains that capturing animals and their unspoiled habitats usually requires distant travel. Smiling he adds, “That means I won’t be around to deal with problems at the office.”
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alk down the world’s longest footbridge while scouting large cats and bears lounging in the shade or splashing around a pool. With over 9,000 acres of sanctuary lands an hour outside of Denver, The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg is an attraction travelers can’t miss. It’s not only a place to spot big cats but is also thoroughly invested in the captive-wild-animal crisis and helps animals around the world, operating with a mission of saving animals from less-thanideal situations and rehabilitating them. A typical visit might last four to six hours, spent walking the 1.5-mile walkway, stopping for lunch at the visitor’s center and learning about the wonderful creatures that call the sanctuary home. Here’s a closer look at why you and your family should add The Wild Animal Sanctuary to your northeast Colorado itinerary.
1. IT’S THE WORLD’S LARGEST SANCTUARY FOR CARNIVORES. Nearly 500 animals roam large-acreage, natural habitats and make Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary a must-see for animal lovers. The sanctuary is the oldest in the country, with over 38 years of experience. And while the center is open year-round, there are certain times of the day that are better to see the animals in action. In the summer it’s best to arrive in the late afternoon, as the animals nap during the hottest parts of the day. Come winter, you’re more likely to see animals up and about throughout the day.
2. YOU’LL GET A UNIQUE LOOK AT A FASCINATING VARIETY OF ANIMALS. Catch a tiger splashing in a pool, watch a lion play on a “jungle gym” or a bear playing with a “boomer ball.” The center is host to animals from
all different backgrounds including coyotes, jaguars, mountain lions, porcupines, alpacas and more. Over the course of the sanctuary’s history, they’ve rescued over 1,000 animals — all from illegal situations or neglect — with more than 460 living at the facility today. There’s even a roundhouse to receive new tigers, designed to allow them to recuperate and adjust.
3. WALKING “A MILE INTO THE WILD” IS A CAN’T-MISS EXPERIENCE. The center is home to an elevated walkway above the animal habitats that provides a fantastic view for visitors, while ensuring the animals are comfortable. At 1.51 miles in length, it even holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest
footbridge. Be sure to visit in the summer for Wild Nights — as the sun starts to set, the animals are particularly active. Wolves begin howling, lions roar and there are beautiful sunset views. You can even bring a picnic dinner!
4. THE WELCOME CENTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ENJOYABLE VISIT. A 48,000-square-foot complex housed inside a giant biodome greets you as your first stop at the sanctuary. Since the recommended time to spend at the sanctuary is 4 to 6 hours, you may need to pick up a few provisions. The center is designed as a small-town main street, complete with trees, grass and a brook running down the middle. Stop for a bite at Lion’s Den Café, which serves oven-fired pizza, burgers and pasta. There are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available as well. After lunch, grab some ice cream at The Ice Cream Shop; we recommend going for the English Toffee or Caramel Oreo. After walking the refuge, stop in the gift shop for the perfect souvenirs to commemorate your time with the animals.
5. THERE’S OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATION AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO GIVE BACK. The sanctuary also offers summer safari dinners, which are held at the sanctuary four times a year. These fundraising events include a meal and stimulating conversations with the staff, caretakers and volunteers. Plus, the education center features numerous videos about the animals at the center and there are many programs offered to continue your education. You can even adopt an animal by paying a fee that goes to giving them the best care, food and attention.
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Expanding into southern Colorado is the sanctuary’s next plan and with the purchase of 9,004 more acres in Las Animas and Baca counties, that dream is becoming a reality. Though it won’t be open to the public, these remote lands feature amazing natural landscapes with rocks, hills, canyons
and water that will serve the animals as a true sanctuary. To help with this much-needed extension of the center’s rescue efforts, you can help by purchasing acreage and donating it back. For more on the sanctuary, visit https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org.
6. THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY CONTINUES TO LOOK TOWARD THE FUTURE, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE WILDLIFE REFUGE.
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Dear Gabby Gayle: Last month, I went to my 5-year-old granddaughter’s birthday party. There were 30 kids and 15 adults in attendance, with one of those blow-up castles that kids jump around in, a By Gayle Lagmanface painter and a guy Creswick with a pony that gave rides to the kids. The kids had a blast. I know it must have cost a pretty penny, but that’s not what bothers me. Here’s the thing: If a child has this for her fifth birthday, what in the world are they going to expect for their sweet 16 or graduation? Why are these parties getting so lavish? What is wrong with us as a society that we feel compelled to do more, more and more? Signed, BW
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Dear BW: It appears that parents always want to do more for their children than what was done for them when they were kids. I did it. You probably did, too. When will it all end? I guess when they have exhausted their funds! Sometimes these lavish parties are more for the parents to feel like they have done something important for their child, which is probably a fallacy because I happen to think that nothing is more important to do
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GAYLE/from page 8 for your child than listening to them and spending time with them. GG
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Dear Gabby Gayle: My dad is impossible! He is in assisted living and it is really nice, but he finds stupid things to complain about. He needed to be there because he was falling, not eating properly and would forget (or refuse) to take his medicine. He resents the fact that his son and I have taken over his finances, and that he doesn’t know what is going on. It is getting harder to visit him and listen to his criticisms. Any advice would be appreciated. W.R. Dear W.R.: Since I am old, too, maybe I can help you understand him. He has evidently lost his wife, home, health, independence and ability to manage his affairs. All he has left is complaining and being critical of everything and everyone, especially those who he sees as trying to control him. Give him back some control if you can. Give him a financial report each month. If he doesn’t want to take his meds, he has that right. Let him know that you are not going to scold him. If he falls, he has that right, too. I am a spunky person, and I envision myself being in his position someday. I will be a mean old cuss if my kids begin to act like they are my parents and I am their child. After all, I changed their diapers! Good luck. GG Dear Gabby Gayle: I am a high school senior and I read your column to my grandma each month. She really enjoys it. Grandma keeps up on everything and is very broad-minded. My problem is my mother. I wish I could get along with her as well as I do my grandma. I can tell Grandma anything, and I do. I can’t talk to Mom. It always ends up in an argument. Why is that? Help! JW Dear JW: It has been said that there is no gap between grandparents and grandchildren, and sometimes this is true. Your grandma is not responsible for seeing you grow up to be a responsible and successful person. She is there to love you and listen to you. Your mother’s job is to guide and protect you. When she sees you heading in the wrong direction, it is her responsibility to explain that to you and to help you correct it. Someday, when you have children of your own, you will begin to understand that. Meanwhile, try to realize what a big job it is to raise a child, and keep that close relationship with Grandma! Best wishes. GG
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person I talked with who magine that! I mean, really imagine that. What lives in Yucatan said the does it feel like? What does people generally are it look like? What makes it accepting of their life possible? circumstance at the The saying comes from moment. That doesn’t a friend who’s lived in mean they don’t dream, Merida (the largest city on but he notices that they Yucatan Peninsula) don’t talk as if they’re amongst the Mexican folks By Nancy Norman longing for something for several years. As we else, depressed, desperate visited her on our travels, or anxious abt not living we were commenting how happy, differently. generally speaking, the people of the • Helpfulness. Because Bill and I Yucatan seem. No matter what job— learn our Spanish from the people we road worker, bathroom attendant, interact with, we are consistently construction workers—they connect struck with how helpful Yucatecans with each other and smile and wave. are. We stopped at a crossroads near And return our “buenos dios” on the the Mayan temples of Edzna, trying to sidewalk. decide which way to go. An old car Our friend said, “Since I’ve passed, turned around and the driver moved here, I’ve noticed that as well. asked (in Spanish) if we needed help. And I’ve decided, knowing how so We never hesitated to ask for help many have so little, that they are because people were so willing to give happy for no apparent reason.” it. I really don’t know what accounts • Connections. Due to U.S. for this as I think about it from our politics, we were aware that we might cultural viewpoint. But maybe…? not be accepted by some. To the • Expectations. One non-native contrary, whenever we reached out,
Happy for no apparent reason feels like acceptance of what is. people were eager to have conversation or connection. In a small village police station, we asked for un baño. There was a woman fixing lunch. On our way out, she offered us some of their food. Brief but warm connections. • Customs. The Yucatecans have customs that contribute to a pleasant feeling. When people are eating, others (stranger or friend) say to them, “Buen provecho.” It’s “enjoy your meal,” but it’s more than that. It’s a hope for the others’ pleasure and comfort. When we said it, smiles and “iguals” (equally for you) prevailed. Conversations there don’t usually start with what a person wants or
needs. Rather than, “Do you have a baño,” they say, “Buenos dias. Tienes un baño?” They take time for a personal greeting before going ahead with the conversation. It feels nice. (I’m doing that here more often now.) • Family. There is an obvious emphasis on family. Outings to town squares include family members holding hands and greeting others. Siblings caring for younger siblings. Interactions with laughter and smiles. • Pace. The people generally are industrious and keep busy. And their pace is not slow, but easy--not hurried and frenetic. Happy for no apparent reason feels like acceptance of what is. It looks like quiet smiles and “holas” all around. And it’s possible because relationships are what count. Nancy Norman is a licensed clinical social worker, musician with The Storys music and former “Intimacy” columnist for The Wichita Eagle. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How to recognize risks, symptoms of blood clots By Dr. David Severance
Chief Medical Officer UnitedHealthcare of Colorado
n average, 274 people die each day from blood clots â€“ thatâ€™s one person every six minutes. Yet, what may be even more surprising is that fewer than one in four people realize they have the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.
What is a blood clot?
Your body is made up of a tunnel of arteries and veins, which carries blood from the heart to the rest of your body. A blood clot occurs when a specific type of blood cell, known as platelets, forms a clump in a blood vessel, acting like a plug to slow or even stop bleeding after a cut or injury. But blood clots can also develop when they arenâ€™t needed, which may lead to serious health problems, such as intense pain, stroke and heart attack.
Who is most at risk?
Although blood clots can affect anyone â€” from infants and young children to senior citizens â€” some
people may be more at risk than others including: â€˘ Women using birth control methods or hormone therapy containing estrogen â€˘ Women who are pregnant, including up to six weeks after childbirth. In fact, blood clots are the No. 1 killer among new mothers. â€˘ People with a family history of blood clots â€˘ Individuals who are overweight â€˘ Smokers â€˘ Those 55 or older â€˘ Individuals suffering from long-term chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart problems and lung disease
When are you most at risk?
â€˘ During or after a hospitalization
for illness or surgery â€˘ During cancer treatment â€˘ Traveling or remaining confined for too long â€˘ After a physical injury and/or dehydration â€˘ How do I know? Blood clots can occur all throughout the body, but the most common places are in the legs, arms and lungs. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of blood clot in the leg or arm. Symptoms of DVT include: â€˘ Swelling â€˘ Pain or tenderness that feels like a cramp or â€œCharley horse,â€? not caused by an injury â€˘ Reddish or bluish skin discoloration â€˘ Skin that is warm to the touch
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A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a type of blood clot that takes place in the lungs. Symptoms of PE include: â€˘ Difficulty breathing â€˘ Sudden shortness of breath â€˘ Rapid heart rate â€˘ Sharp pain in the chest that may feel worse with deep breaths â€˘ Fainting or passing out Prevention is the key to avoiding blood clots, and it includes knowing your risks, listening to your body for any signs and symptoms, plus getting up and moving if youâ€™ve been sitting for hours. Talk with your doctor to understand the risks before any hospitalization.
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Monroe happy to help others vacation By Robin Intemann
t’s a tossup as to what Kris Monroe, owner of Quality Cruises and Travel, enjoys more: travelling or planning trips for others. Admittedly, the former happens less frequently than she likes, but that doesn’t cloud her enjoyment of running her travel business. “Being in the travel industry has allowed us to travel and we used to do a lot more,” Monroe says. “I love what I do, I love serving people. I love planning trips for people.” Organizing trips for individuals is something Monroe has done for 20 years as a full-service travel agency; she added the group tours about 10 years ago. She has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. Monroe works from her Manitou Springs home, which also accommodates the Carriage House Vacation Rentals operated by her husband, Tim. The first tour Monroe planned was a group tour to Branson, Mo. It proved to be a success; she now offers eight to 10 tours a year, in addition to cruises and individual travel planning. “I offer anywhere from day trips to Denver to two-week trips overseas,” she says. Typically, Monroe spends up to seven months planning group tours for the following year. Her brochure for 2020 tours will be available in August. The tours reflect her creativity and ability to entice one’s wanderlust. For example, an upcoming day trip to Denver, “Lavender, Wine, and Chocolate,” combines numerous elements appealing to the senses. The group will visit lavender fields at Chatfield Farms and Gardens before going to Balistreri Vineyards in north Denver for wine tasting and lunch. The final stop will be the Buell Theatre for a performance of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The length of the trip usually depends on the final destination, as does the number of participants, Monroe explains. The range is between 15 and 30. Each group is accompanied by Chris Burger, who Monroe notes is “an exceptional tour leader who goes along to make sure everything is seamless. She’s there to make everyone feel special. This is different than booking with a large tour company.” Meeting tour members before the trip also helps set Quality Cruises and Travel apart from the competition. “Before our trips we have an opportunity for everyone to meet each other beforehand. That way no one’s a stranger at the beginning of the trip.” This often leads to new friendships, Monroe adds. “Many remain traveling companions on other trips. “For a lot of people new to the area or new to traveling with a group, our tours become a friendship base. No one ever has to feel like an outsider even if traveling alone.” Many of the group tourists are in the 75-plus age range, she says. She also lets prospective travelers know what to expect in terms of activity levels.
Kris Monroe and her husband Tim get upclose and personal with a rhinoceros during a trip to Kenya. Organizing trips for individuals is something Monroe has done for 20 years with her business Quality Cruises.
“I know some people aren’t as mobile as they once were, and I gear most tours with that in mind,” she says. Conversely, Monroe also plans trips for individuals or private groups interested in more
It almost feels like a calling. It’s my heart. What I do is create tools for people to meet each other, to continue to live and experience the world around us. - Kris Monroe
physical exertion. Costs also vary depending on tour length, activities and area. For example, the “Fall Colors Historic Trains of Colorado,” a five-day bus trip with train trips, breakfast each morning, one dinner and accommodations for four nights is less than $1,500 per person, based on double occupancy. Many day trips are under $200. Monroe estimates 70 percent are repeat clients. She relies on word-of-mouth and limited advertising
and expects to have a new website operational in the near future. With internet access available to anyone planning a trip, Monroe says she is able to get better rates and provide individual service that might be missing if booking on one’s own. “I use the internet to my advantage. Travel agents are privy to special fares and benefits to pass on (to our clients). Working with a travel agent should always be at least cheaper if not more than if someone books on their own.” In addition to saving travelers money, Monroe says she can help avoid some headaches. She mentions a couple recently en route to Belize who were stuck in Dallas due to inclement weather. The airline offered little assistance, but Monroe was able to rebook the pair to their final destination. “I am able to offer exceptional service,” she says. “Being home-based I am available 24 hours.” Planning and organizing the trips is a labor of love for Monroe. “The wheels are always turning and some tours are easier to plan than others, but I enjoy piecing together every detail. This isn’t about the income,” she says. “It almost feels like a calling. It’s my heart. What I do is create tools for people to meet each other, to continue to live and experience the world around us.”
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hile May is the month to celebrate mothers, June is the month to celebrate fathers. I just read an article that said Mother’s Day is still a more popular holiday than Father’s Day. I think that dads are getting a bad rap. Let’s think for a moment about all he does. He goes out every day into what is often a “dog eat dog world.” More than likely, he is going to a job that he doesn’t enjoy but still goes every day so that he can take care of his family. If he is not the sole bread winner, he is more often than not, the primary one. There is a good chance By Beryl Williams that he has a crappy boss who doesn’t acknowledge his accomplishments or ever give him a “Job well done!” This is what he deals with day in and day out, for a minimum of eight hours. Why does he do this? Because he loves his family. Yet sadly, he often receives no thanks from his family. After all, it’s expected of him, right? “That’s just what dad’s do.” There are things that every member of the family is “supposed to do” but we all want to be appreciated for what we do. Dads are no different. Now, this world tells them to put up a tough front, to act like they don’t care. However, let me assure you that they do care. We, as their families have the ability to make them feel glad to do all they do for us or we can make their hearts feel heavy, sad and unappreciated. Let’s be honest, who wants to live in that environment? However, his day isn’t over yet. As soon as he walks through the door, often it can feel like every member of the house wants something from him. “Dad, will you take me to…?” “Dad, can I have $10 to go out with my friends?” “Honey, the toilet is leaking again. Will you take care of that?” Ask yourself, how often do you ask him how his day went BEFORE asking something of him? How often does he get a few minutes to relax before the barrage of requests hit him? Now, please know that I am not intentionally bashing anyone, it’s just that I have seen the above to be true in more households than not. So, THIS Father’s Day, really give thought to all that your Dad does for you and show him how much you appreciate all he does. Love on him a little! He’ll love it! Happy Father’s Day Dad!
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s a child, you knew dad would be thrilled with whatever card or
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Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe courtesy of Omaha Steaks Cook time: 25 minutes Rest time: 30 minutes Servings: 10
4 oz. bacon, coarsely chopped 2 sticks unsalted butter, divided 1 small shallot, minced
3 t chives, finely chopped 1 t apple cider vinegar kosher salt, to taste freshly ground pepper, to taste In small saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally until browned and crisp, about 8-10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to small bowl. Cut 1 stick butter into pieces. Add pieces to drippings and cook, stirring
often, until butter foams and browns, about 5-8 minutes. Strain mixture into medium bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Stir in minced shallot. Allow bacon fat-butter mixture to cool 30 minutes, or until it reaches room temperature. Add remaining stick butter to bacon fat mixture. Using hand mixer or stand mixer, beat until light and
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Attitude By Kay Owen-Larson “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5
side dishes and more. Keep in mind this multiuse food aligns with a variety of cooking methods, according to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board: saute 3 minutes, grill 5 minutes, steam 5 minutes or roast 15 minutes. In addition to quick and easy preparation, asparagus also allows for loads of wholesome health benefits with its low-calorie qualities and sources of fiber, folate and vitamins. To get the most nutritional value out of your asparagus, consider buying the veggie when it’s in-season from your local area instead of purchasing imported asparagus. Grown by over 100 family farmers in the United States, Michigan asparagus can be used in a tasty, savory dish like Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus for a fresh family meal. For more asparagus-inspired recipes and information, visit michiganasparagus.org.
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Servings: 6-8
1 pound Michigan Asparagus olive oil 1 package uncooked bacon, thin sliced balsamic glaze (optional) salt, to taste pepper, to taste Wash asparagus and trim ends. Place asparagus on tray and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. Wrap 2-3 spears with one slice bacon. Repeat with remaining
asparagus and bacon. Heat grill to medium heat and clean grates. Place asparagus bundles on grill and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until bacon is crispy. During last minute of grilling, brush asparagus bunches with balsamic glaze, if desired. Avoid adding glaze too soon or it may burn. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
God inhabits the praises of His people. The Lord is always with us, but He loves for you to praise Him. He wants you to have an attitude of praise. How does your attitude toward God and others affect your life? It makes a difference in how you think, in what you say and how you feel. It really comes down to choices. Will you have an attitude of praise & thanksgiving or will you choose a negative attitude instead? It isn’t always easy to choose to give praise, but when you do make that decision, it will always make a positive difference in your life. Sometimes it’s easy to just let things happen or to allow yourself to have a negative attitude. And sometimes you don’t even think about the fact that you need to
choose to be positive and to walk in an attitude of praise. Just remember; how you feel should not keep you from praising the Lord. Ask yourself, “will I choose to praise Him today?” When you are faithful in your praises to Him, your feelings will begin to change for the better. Begin to be thankful for the small things. “Did someone smile at me today?” “Did someone help me today?” “Did I eat well today?” “Do I have friends and family?” There are so many things we can be thankful for, but the greatest blessing we have is God love. In the book of Proverbs, we have some encouraging words of wisdom: Pro. 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Pro. 15:15 says, “The cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Do you have a cheerful heart and a continual feast? If not, make the decision to change your attitude and you can have praises in your heart and a cheerful attitude toward others.
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Medicating your cat not as daunting as you think By Carole Galloway Dear Miss Kitty, We just found out Muffin, our cat of 12 years, needs medication. Everything written about medicating a cat sounds very difficult and frustrating. Muffin is usually pretty chill, but there is no possibility of shoving a pill her down her throat or sneaking it in her food. Help! Helpless in Hartsel Dear Helpless, First of all, take a deep breath, think positive, and feel confident that you can medicate your finicky feline. Cats have long had the upper paw in beating us in the battle to medicate them. Their reputation is well earned; however a more thorough understanding of them has led us to novel ideas. We humans have come up with new and clever tricks to outwit our furry friends.
Make sure Muffin is motivated
Don’t free feed. Many cat owners leave food out all day and night for
their cat. While it is easier to feed this way, it undermines the possibility of medicating without force. If Muffin eats 24/7, she has no motivation to try something new and possibly yucky. She needs to be hungry! Don’t overfeed. Whether you feed dry kibble, wet food, or both, always measure the amount of food she actually needs. If you are unsure about the amount, read the back of the food package, talk with your veterinarian, or work with an experienced behaviorist. Measure out her meals for the day, and feed in 2 or 3 feedings. Have a routine. Cats respond very well to routine. Feed them at the same time every day and make it a positive time for you and them. Medicate with the first feeding of the day if possible. Your cat will be hungriest at this time and less likely to detect the medication.
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food or even a different brand to entice your kitty. Rotate flavors to further disguise the medicine. Pill Pockets and paste. Some cats will take the pill if it is in a Greenie Pill Pocket. The pockets come in different flavors including salmon and chicken. Pick your cat’s favorite or even alternate flavors. You can also disguise the pill by using Tomlyn Paste. The pill is wrapped in a tiny piece of the paste. Be sure to cover the entire pill so it can’t be detected and don’t get the flavor of the pill on the outside of the paste. As discussed above, then hide the paste covered pill in the very first bite of the wet food. Tomlyn Paste comes in several flavors including bacon, which is a new flavor to most cats and can lure them to the food. Finally, keep an emergency treat on hand if your kitty refuses the hidden pill. Add a small piece of turkey lunchmeat, a few bonita flakes, or even a pinch of tuna right on top of the wet food that is covering the paste LIFE after 50 to lure her back. So, you are not helpless at all. You just have to be determined, creative, and resourceful to outsmart your cat!
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A Day in the Life of an American Caregiver Photographers captured the daily struggles — and the surprising joys — of caring for a loved one close friend. “My husband wanted to adopt him so we could write him off on our income tax,” jokes Davidson, 75. Two years ago, after Davidson’s husband died and Shettleroe, 57, became ill with COPD, the choreographer moved in with his pal. “He’s here to keep me company, and I’m here to take care of him,” she says.
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ometimes it starts small: Maybe Mom needs a little help with her checkbook or a hand with the housework. Other times, it arrives like a thunderclap, with a catastrophic injury or shocking diagnosis. But however an illness or disability arrives, the person who steps up to assist a stricken loved one earns a title: That person becomes a caregiver. Many caregivers don’t even recognize themselves in that word, though. To them, helping family is simply what you do. Their contributions are quiet and often overlooked. But caregivers are legion. In the United States, about 40 million people provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult. One-quarter of those caregivers have been in their roles for five years or longer. And these loving helpers often go it alone. Only half of family caregivers say they get unpaid help from another family member or friend. On one day this past summer, we visited caregivers across the nation to talk about their joys and challenges. Together, they showed us the meaning of devotion.
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Leah Davidson caring for friend Scott Shettleroe.
she says. “I can’t get tired of caretaking. That is not an option.” 4:22 p.m. / Chicago Melida Butler, 83, was always a “fiery, hardworking, upbeat Caribbean woman,” recalls her son Marcus Waller. But by 2001, Butler was so disabled by rheumatoid arthritis and a spinal infection that Waller, 56, moved home. He works full time as a mail handler, then helps his mom exercise, eat and bathe. “For me to not be able to lift my mother’s spirits is just one of the most disheartening things that I’ve ever had to endure,” he says.
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5:02 p.m. / Nashville When Peter Rosenberger met his wife in college, he noticed that she walked with a limp. “But I just saw the courage, saw the beauty,” he recalls. Gracie had been in a car crash, and the pain from her injuries has never gone away. To ease it, she has had dozens of operations, including two leg amputations. In search of balance, Peter, 52, took up the martial art of hapkido. Caring for Gracie, 49, means embracing happiness in the midst of pain, he says: “Even while you have tears on your cheeks, you can experience deep levels of joy. You’re not cut off from life. This is life.”
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Marcus Waller assisting his mother who has rheumatoid arthritis.
6:23 p.m. / Outer Banks, N.C. In 2005, Alice Arnold’s husband, D.W., was injured in a mortar attack in Iraq. The Army chief warrant officer broke one of his knees, both of his ankles and seven disks in his spine. The explosion also caused a traumatic brain injury that has gradually led to confusion and short-term memory loss. Alice, 69, helps keep him on track. A hot tub soothes her arthritis as well as his pain. D.W., 65, can get aggravated by his limitations. “I see him struggling,” says Alice. “He used to run every day — three, four, five miles — and now just walking can be a challenge.”
11:04 p.m. / New Orleans to Los Angeles Melissa Lee lives in New Orleans; her widowed father, Joseph, stayed in the California home where she grew up. But a heart attack last year led to a cascade of health crises for Joseph, 79. Now Melissa, 42, shuttles back and forth to see to her father’s care. “He’s always taken amazing care of me,” she says. “Now it’s my turn.” In hospitals, part of her role is to “represent who he is as a human being,” she says. “To say, ‘This is a man, and here are his wishes.’ “
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Four Things Caregiving Taught Me By Jeff Yeager AARP Magazine
lmost 14 years ago, our family was sitting around the Christmas dinner table when my mother began speaking to my brother as if he were her brother, not her own son. That confused exchange lasted only a minute, but it left everyone — including Mom — speechless or in tears. That was our first indication that Mom was heading down the dark hole of Lewy body dementia, a frightening, painful and yet somehow life-affirming journey for her and our family. Along the way she lost not just her memory and grasp on reality, but also her vision and her ability to walk unassisted or feed, bathe or dress herself. It also, at least indirectly, cost Mom her beloved husband of 61 years. Although she remained mercifully unaware of that loss, my father passed away in 2015 under the constant stress of being her
primary caregiver for more than a dozen years. Even at age 83, Dad’s death was quite sudden and unexpected, as we were all focused on Mom’s terminal illness. It was only after Dad passed that I learned a shocking statistic: Of family caregivers age 70 and older, 70 percent die before the loved one they are caring for. Sadly, Dad is now part of that statistic. After my father’s death, my wife and I moved to Ohio to care for my mother in my parents’ home. With support from my brother and other family members, as well as an extraordinary part-time care worker and in-home hospice services, each day until her recent passing filled a full spectrum of emotions, from tremendous sadness and anxiety to occasional joy and even a new appreciation of what it means to be alive. Here’s some of what that experience taught me, and — while I wouldn’t wish my mom’s condition or my family’s situation on anyone — how caring
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for her changed my perspective on life and love forever. • Preserve human dignity. We would never speak about Mom in the third person when she was present; we wouldn’t “feed her,” rather we would “help Mom eat.” Yes, Mom was profoundly diminished, but that had no bearing whatsoever on her human dignity. • Rethink the meaning of “hope.” I realized that despite everything we were doing for Mom, her condition was terminal, and in the end we would lose this good fight. Accepting this has given me a new perspective on “hope,” one that has helped me to maintain my emotional stability. I began to hope simply that Mom had a good day, or even that she’d smile when she woke up in the morning. • Never sell your loved one short. Like many late-stage dementia patients, my mother could no longer use language to effectively communicate her wishes, but she could do so in nonverbal ways (she could definitely make it known if she didn’t want to do something). In the absence of communication via language, it was easy for outsiders to assume that Mom was far less able than she in fact was. • Be here now. I never mastered the true art of living in the present until I started taking care of my mom in this final stage of her life. For Mom, there was only the present — fleeting thoughts, random words, partial outward reflections of her world. I finally, fully, resigned myself to the fact that I had to visit her there, in her world, rather than continue to attempt in vain to pull her back into ours. To my surprise, I found that living entirely in the moment with her was strangely comforting and joyful for me, and, I feel certain, for her as well. Being there in the present, with Mom, was where I wanted and needed to be.
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Is It Time for Hospice Care? A daughter reflects on how she made the decision for her father and family By Amy Goyer AARP
was sitting at the dining room table in the place that had been Dad’s since I was a little girl. On the outside, I was calmly listening to the nurse and matter-of-factly filling out detailed forms. But, on the inside, I was struggling. I felt the weight of making a huge decision: It was time for hospice care for my beloved father. As I took a break from the needed paperwork, my eyes were drawn to Daddy’s bronzed baby shoe, displayed on a nearby cabinet. The shoe was the symbol of life’s start, the hospice forms were signaling an end. The circle of a 94-year life was coming to a close. I didn’t believe Dad would die the next day or even the next week. But his congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease had progressed to a point where he qualified for hospice, a program that could help meet his needs, and with which my sisters and I would find the support we would need as we dealt with our own fears and grief. We knew he would die at home and we wanted to be as prepared as possible.
Making the decision
Fortunately, my father had made his end-of-life wishes known, in conversations and in his living
will, long before Alzheimer’s rendered him unable to make or share them. I wanted Dad to die on his own terms. It was up to me, as the one who held power of attorney, and my sisters to interpret those wishes and make plans accordingly. For several years, our family focused on comfort care for Dad. That is a broad category that includes palliative and hospice care and does not necessarily mean that all medical treatment ends. In fact, for us comfort care meant intensifying support, which my sister Linda and I welcomed because the two of us provided the bulk of his care along with a stream of doctors, nurses, X-ray and lab technicians coming to the house. At home, we could focus on treatments and personal care that made Dad feel better, including massage, reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy, movie musicals, Lawrence Welk, and a hot shower daily (his best quality-of-life moment all day). We continued his medications to alleviate anxiety, lessen his Alzheimer’s symptoms and treat conditions that would cause physical discomfort. In line with Daddy’s wishes, we hung a bright orange “Do Not Resuscitate” order on our refrigerator.
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realized that it was also help for our entire family. One of the benefits of bringing hospice on board is that the program focuses on more than the patient. Lori Bishop, vice president of palliative and advanced care at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, explains that hospice is the only Medicare benefit for which the patient and the family are considered a unit of care. “That’s why you get comprehensive services like respite for the caregivers — no other sector of Medicare includes the family,” she says. In addition to respite (primarily provided in facilities — not at home), hospice programs are required to provide care, such as a home health aide to help with bathing, plus chaplain and bereavement services, including grief support, for up to 13 months after the patient dies. In our family’s case, a hospice nurse visited weekly and a nurse was on call 24/7, which provided much peace of mind about handling Dad’s symptoms. Medications related to his primary diagnosis were provided by home delivery. Dad also received durable medical equipment (for us that meant oxygen). A social worker helped with both emotional and practical support, including helping to research body donations for programs that study Alzheimer’s, because that was Dad’s wish.
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HOSPICE CARE/from page 22 Although it is covered by Medicare, hospice is a highly underutilized service. People think of it as geared for the last days of life, not the last months. Bishop urges families not to wait. “Bringing hospice in won’t make that person die any sooner. In fact, there are a lot of studies showing that people live longer with better quality of life if they get hospice in sooner,” she says. Bishop suggests that families research hospice programs. Determine what your loved one’s needs are and then look for hospice care to meet those needs. Interview people at programs in your area and ask about the specific services they provide. I asked friends and colleagues for personal recommendations as well.
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A few months before Dad died in June, as my nephew and I settled him in his recliner after a short walk, I leaned down to give him a hug and a kiss. I asked if he was OK. “Yes. My daughter,” he said in a loud and clear voice, as if to proudly acknowledge that he knew exactly who I was. My heart nearly burst with joy! It had been a long time since he had expressed knowing me so distinctly. Clearly, he felt safe, loved and surrounded by his people. After four months in hospice care, his final days were indescribably hard and sad. A lot was out of my control. But what I could do was ensure that he continued to feel the way he did on that day he acknowledged me: supported with the best possible care, experiencing moments of simple joy at home, fully enveloped in love until he took his last breath.
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s a person ages, he or she may begin to lose their ability to live independently due to a variety of physical conditions. These include limited mobility, chronic pain and frailty, as well as typical everyday activities that may become stressors, such as maintaining a household and caring for themselves. Mental health problems may also arise as people grow older. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health conditions. Health conditions and lifestyle adjustments are inevitable. However, an elderly person does not need to feel alone in dealing with such changes. Whether a loved one needs full-time or part-time in-home care, or just a friendly face to stop in for a visit, in-home care offers a great deal of value that offsets the isolation, depression and anxiety an elderly person sometimes experiences. Most seniors enjoy the company of family, friends, caretakers and new companions. In-home companionship has a huge impact on the mental health of the elderly.
Not only do companionship services provide the senior with much needed interaction, they relieve some of the stress and worry from family caregivers. This allows time spent with family to be more fun and carefree, and less of a stressor. In-home companionship care includes activities such as: • Playing games, telling stories and help with reading • Crafts, like scrapbooking and collages • Maintaining calendars and organizing social engagements • Planning trips outside of the home • Assisting with personal tasks • Engaging in meaningful conversation A helpful and friendly companion has a unique influence on a senior’s quality of life. In many cases, after a few visits from a companion, the senior is much more willing to initiate activities and accomplish tasks independently. This sense of self-worth has a significant impact on mental health.
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LAUGHING MATTERS Real mothers Submitted by Cara Goodrich
Real mothers don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it. Real mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. Real mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids. Real mothers know that dried Play Doh doesn’t come out of carpets. Real mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up. Real mothers sometimes ask, “Why me?” and get their answer when a little voice says, “Because I love you best.” Real mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade. It is marked by the progression of “Mama” to “Mommy” to “Mom.”
Kids should have kids because Submitted by Renee Lawrence
You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut up. Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your children. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like clearing the driveway before it’s stopped snowing. There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has one.
Mothers of teens know why animals eat their young. I asked Mom if I was a gifted child and she said they certainly wouldn’t have paid for me. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. We child-proofed our home three years ago and they’re still getting in!
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Many years ago there was a state senator in Texas who liked to participate in rodeo events. One time he got bucked off a bull and was injured. The reporter who covered the rodeo asked his editor, “Don’t you think it’s kind of ironic what happened to that guy?” “In what way?” asked the editor. The reporter said, “It’s kind of a man-bites-dog story. My headline is going to read, ‘Bull Throws Senator.’”
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I was changing a flat tire on the side of the road when a passersby stopped to ask, “Did you have a flat?” “No, dumb ass,” I answered coldly. “I rotate my tires every 3,000 miles regardless of where I am.”
Women can be so insensitive Submitted by Hap Jordan
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tells his wife that the doctor has told him he only has 24 hours to live. Given this prognosis, Ralph asks his wife for sex. Naturally, she agrees, and they make love. About six hours later, he goes to his wife and says, “Honey, you know I now have only 18 hours to live. Could we please do it one more time?” His wife agrees and they do it again. Later, Ralph gets into bed, looks at his watch and realizes he now has only eight hours left. He touches his wife’s shoulder and asks, “Honey, please, just one more time before I die?” She says, “Of course, dear.” And they make love for the third time. After this session, the wife rolls over and falls asleep. Ralph, however, worried about his impending death, tosses and turns until he’s down to four more hours. He taps his wife, and she rouses. “Honey, I have only four more hours. Do you think we could…” His wife rolls over and says, “Listen, Ralph, I have to get up in the morning, you don’t.”
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A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding. Officer: May I see your driver’s license? Driver: I don’t have one. I had it suspended when I got my fifth DUI. Officer: May I see the owner’s card for this vehicle? Driver: It’s not my car. I stole it. Officer: The car is stolen? Driver: That’s right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner’s card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there. Officer: A gun in the glove box? Driver: Yes sir. That’s where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk. Officer: There’s a body in the trunk?! Driver: Yes, sir. Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. Police quickly surrounded the car, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation: Captain: Sir, can I see your license? Driver: Sure. Here it is. It was valid. Captain: Who’s car is this? Driver: It’s mine, officer. Here’s the owner’s card. The driver owned the car. Captain: Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there’s a gun in it? Driver: Yes, sir, but there’s no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box. Captain: Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there’s a body in it. Driver: No problem. The trunk is opened; no body. Captain: I don’t understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn’t have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glove box, and that there was a dead body in the trunk. Driver: Yeah, I’ll bet he told you I was speeding, too!
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Rankin Scott Kelly was a man with a dark secret who became the first lawman in the Colorado Territory (Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass area). He was quite a character! His career included many gunfights with outlaws, cattle rustlers and assorted troublemakers. Come see this slide presentation by John Anderson, the 26th sheriff of El Paso County (retired). No registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome! • Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. – noon Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Road, Cascade • Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – noon Manitou Springs Library hosting at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave.
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Tom Tudor presents a moving and informative narrative on our nation’s most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Tudor is an authority on the history of Arlington, having served as a sentinel and relief commander. A Taste of PILLAR II is a
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Rockrimmon Art Buddies with Deb Ross
Join us for art demonstrations and activities or bring your own project to work on and share in a group setting. Local artist and instructor Deb Ross
Bring your own needlework project, share ideas, and learn new skills. Refreshments provided. • Fridays, June 7 and 21, 1-3 p.m. Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr.
Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilt pieceworkers and all other needle art workers to come stitch in community. Everyone is welcome! • Mondays, June 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. • Mondays, June 10 and 24, 1:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Library, 685 North Murray Blvd.
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the Certified Nursing Aide course at The Independence Center, 711 S. Tejon St. For cost and registration, call (719) 505-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org. June 4: Pavarotti Premiere Screening Event. See the opera legend in HD 7pm at Tinseltown or Cinemark Carefree Circle theaters. Seniors: $11.50. June 5-9: “Les Miserables” Victor Hugo’s classic turned into a Tony Award-winning musical will be performed at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, for tickets ($45+) and times call (719) 520-7469. June 5-26: Great Music at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave, 7:30 p.m.. There’s no cover charge to hear Woodshed Red on the 5th, The Tumbling Wheels (from New Orleans) on the 12th, Route 358 (bluegrass) on the 19th, and Second Hand Street Band on the 26th.
June 6: Radio Oldies Jam and Sing-along. Songs from the 60s through the 80s led by Larry Goodin 7pm at Westside Community Center, Cottage A, 1628 W. Bijou. June 8: Walk a Barefoot Mile to raise funds to fight human trafficking. Walk starts 10am at Lewis Palmer Don Brease Stadium, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. BBQ lunch to
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June 5-26: Hillside Gardens Summer Concerts, 1006 S. Institute St. Seniors pay $8 for 6:30-8:30 p.m. concert, (includes beverage of choice). The Psychedeligates play 60-70s Rock on 5th, John Wise and Tribe play New Orleans R&B on 12th, Davenports play Classic Rock on 19th, and Rawbert Beard plays 7090s Rock on the 26th.
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Happenings June 12, 19 & 25: Hike the Summer Front Range. Learn how and where to begin day hiking close by. It is an incredibly healthy, low cost habit! Free lecture on the 12th 6:30pm at East Library; 19th 6:30pm at Monument Library; 25th 6:30pm at Cheyenne Mtn Library.
prevents soil erosion, saves money on your water bills and makes plants grow better. Learn how at 10 a.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. It’s free. June 8: “London Calling” National Flower Show, hosted by Broadmoor Garden Club, 10am-3pm, at Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. will display more than 110 entries in floral design, photography, horticultural excellence and botanical arts. Free and open to the public. June 8: Feast of St. Arnold Beer Festival, 12-4pm, at The Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 8 Fourth St. Showcasing the best Colorado craft beers, wines, fine food, and great music. June 8: “Blue Steel” Music on the Mesa, the Air Force Band will play 4-7 p.m. at Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S. Raven Mine Dr. Food and craft vendors will be on the scene, admission is free. June 9: New Vintage Jazz Band, will play jazz from the ‘Hard Bop’ era, mid 50s thru 60s, at the Olympian Events Center, 975 S.
June 12-16: U.S. Roller Speed Skating Championships, starting 8am each day at Xfinity Sports Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Dr.
Sheep shearing started here in the 1800s. Be at Rock Ledge Ranch on June 1 to watch (10am-5pm) as sheep are sheared, see expert sheep dog handling, demonstrations of carding, spinning and weaving fleece. The ranch is located near Garden of the Gods at 3105 Gateway Road. Admission for veterans or seniors (age 55+) is $5.
Union Blvd. From 1-4pm there’s a lavish buffet while enjoying the music! $15. June 9-10: Night Sky/ Milky Way Photography at Paint Mines Park, 29950 Paint Mines Rd., Calhan. Workshop ($199) 10pm - 7am. For gear list and to register: 719-5206388. June 11: “Broadway In Love” Concert will feature melodies from
Broadway musicals, performed by the fantastic Senior Chorale of the Rockies, 6:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. June 12: Dating Your Vintage Photos. Learn to date photos at the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meeting, 6 p.m. at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Guests are welcome.
June 14: Sunny Vista Art Show & Silent Auction. Artwork for sale, lots to bid on in the auction including a 65” TV, and food and drinks will be served. This fun event will be held 4-7 p.m. at 2445 E. Cache La Poudre. $5 Suggested Donation. Proceeds will help purchase Sunny Vista’s transport van. June 14-15: Tusk: #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr., 8 p.m. Tickets ($20+): 719.476.2200 June 14-15: June Jubilee kicks off summer with an outdoor marketplace
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of visual arts and handcrafted goods in downtown Colorado Spring, at Acacia Park, 11am-7pm. Live music plays while you shop for paintings, sculptures, glass work, photography, ceramics, woodwork and handcrafted goods.
June 20: Vintage Game Night. Play games from the 1800’s to 1980’s like Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Moris, Battleship, and Shoot the Moon from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Admission ($10-15) includes 1 drink and lots of snacks.
June 15: Monument’s 140th Birthday Celebration! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Limbach Park in downtown Monument, hear live music by country band Latigo, buy lunch at Smokey the Pig BBQ, and shop at Covered Treasures Books and other stores. June 15: Dancing With Finger Cymbals. Beginner belly dancing class, using rhythmic cymbals, at Yoga Studio Satya, 1581 York Rd, 2-4:30pm, $30; 719-203-4525. June 16: Glenn Miller Orchestra, one performance only, 3 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Don’t miss the Chattanooga Choo Choo! For tickets ($40+) call 719-520-7469. June 18: Glen Eyrie after General Palmer. Learn what happened after his death in 1909 – a history filled
The Wild West has never been wilder! Now in its sixth year, the Top of the World Rodeo, June 8-9, features pancake breakfasts, rodeo competitions (start 1pm), street dances, mutton busting, bronc roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl barrel racing, and bull riding! Park in Cripple Creek and take shuttle from any casino to the Teller County Fairgrounds. 1 Day Passes are $10; Veterans pay $5.
with colorful characters, natural disasters, and gold-digger schemes. Attend a free lecture 7 p.m. at CS Fire Station #19, 2490 Research Pkwy. June 19 & 26: “Romeo et Juliette,” the opera will be performed at the Met and on the 26th Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be performed. See
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CAREGIVER FOR LOVED ONES. Can do meal preparation, take to doctor appointments, days or overnights, occasional weekends. Drug-free, have over 35 years experience with great references. Diana (626) 646-8089
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“HOME AWAY FROM HOME” providing a safe, loving environment where participants an engage in meaningful activities and social interactions for as long as possible - avoiding premature long-term care. Contact Paula at DayBreak - An Adult Day Program at (719) 687-3000, in Woodland Park at 404 N. State Hwy 67. LIFTING SPIRITS SENIOR DAY CARE in a safe, clean home-like Tri-Lakes setting. Professional caring for those who cannot be left alone. Open M-F 6am-6pm. Friendship, activities, meds given, health checks. Medicaid accepted. Call Sonja 488-1415, Palmer Lake, 705 Hwy 105.
BARGAINS $50 or LESS FREE CLASSIFIED! If you’re selling something for $50 or Less, Life After 50 will run your 12-word ad for free. (Private party, 1 per household). Deadline: 22nd. (719) 418-2717. MAHOGANY ANTIQUE DRESSER, deep drawers, great for storing, good cond. $40. Call/ text (719) 749-8541 MARILYN MONROE 6 VHS movie collection $10; Marilyn Monroe black+white poster in frame $20. Call/text 719-460-8314.
CHRISTIAN LADY WOULD LIKE to help you: personal caregiver/ assistant, light housekeeping, meals, and errands. References on request. (719) 291-5053 Anita CHRISTIAN LADY: PERSONAL ASSISTANT, Private Secretary, Companion. Will do light housekeeping, cooking, or run errands. 719-271-0165 (Sunny)
A DEPENDABLE, HONEST & KIND CNA and/or Caregiver. I have a background check and excellent references. If you need a little help, please call Barbara (719) 578-9865.
ELDER CARE NON-MEDICAL. Will do errands, prepare meals, do wash, change linens, help with bathing or dressing, tidying up, and more, depending on your needs. Reasonable hourly rate. Call Vi (719) 237-4316 Text OK.
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Classic Cremation Package $855 Family Owned & Operated Onsite Crematory www.simplycremationco.com MEMORIAL GARDENS COMPANION PLOT in the Garden of Victory area. Value $5,195; asking $3,800 which includes transfer fee (719) 651-0532.
SENIOR CARE BY ANGELS - Our caring home caregivers help Seniors stay at home. Personal care, meals, and light housekeeping. Up to 24-hour care. Top references and criminal background checks. Call VISITING ANGELS today. (719) 2820180
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MEMORIAL GARDENS. TWO burial plots, easy access, Garden of the Good Shepherd. Seller will pay transfer fee. $2,500 for both (or best offer). (719) 209-0289.
Call today for a FREE consultation!
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FAMILY BURIAL PLOT Memorial Gardens in Garden of the Last Supper Lot 10C3, four sites $3200 negotiable. (719) 2719438 call Ron.
COMPUTER / MEDIA / PHOTO COMPUTER LESSONS, PODCASTING, Audio Editing and other Media Services by Life after 50 columnist. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. 520-247-8291. FLAT RATE COMPUTER REPAIR. Most repairs start at $50. Parts extra if needed. Free pickup and delivery or up to 2 hours of on-site tune-up, virus removal and/or training. 35 Years of experience. Call Richard Sobe with SOBE I.T. (719) 216-8994. Thank you for looking at my ad. REPAIR-IT-RYAN Affordable Computer Repair. Colorado Springs (719) 460-7620.
CAREGIVER CNA - HONEST, MATURE companion will assist client with driving, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, medical care, whatever services are needed. Overnights if needed. For information, call anytime. Please leave clear message, name and phone number. Emily 719- 322-5956.
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Park Manor Apartments
2004 BORN FREE MOTORCOACH, 24FT Class C, in excellent condition, sleeps four, bath has full shower, solid oak cabinets, all maintenance records, priced reduced - negotiable at $25,900. Call (503) 400-8205 Colo. Springs.
New 1 Bedroom Apartments With Private Balconies Overlooking the Park! • Tranquil Living • Age 55+ Neighbors • Near Walking Trails, Restaurants, and the Fine Arts Center • Reserved Covered Parking & Individual Storage Unit
Donate. Shop. Find. Repeat! 1605 S. Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80916 Open Monday – Saturday 9 am to 4 pm www.silverkey.org/thrift-store
New, Used and Reconditioned Building Materials & Supplies Furniture and Appliances 411 S. Wahsatch, Colorado Springs (719) 667-0840 MON-SAT 9AM-5PM Donations Accepted at South End of Building Mon-Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm
TRUMP-PUTIN 2020 T-SHIRTS, V-necks or tank tops - $20. Leave your name and number at (719) 360-5757. You will receive a call-back to get order information. “Impeach Trump” tshirts are still available.
FUN & ENTERTAINMENT GUARDIANS OF ROCK & ROLL. The Storys will perform for birthdays or at any live music venue. For availability, call Bill Duryea (719) 822-1012. MAXI’S DANCE PARTY happens every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Aerie Eagles Club, 1050 S. 21st St. Great music geared to ages 50-plus! Food and drinks are available for purchase. $5 cover ($2 for Eagles members). (719) 660-1358.
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ENJOY LIFE AFTER 55 in Circle Drive Senior Citizen Mobile Home Park. Rentals starting at $800 /month includes mobile home, lot rent, trash pickup, water & sewer. 2840 South Circle Dr. (719) 576-1000. SPACIOUS WALK-OUT APARTMENT 1264sf lower-level, 1 bedroom, very private with separate entrance, completely furnished, all utilities & internet paid. No pets. $875/month (719) 534-3519.
FOR SALE 42” ROUND OAK TABLE, makes five foot oval with leaf. Two Captains, four side chairs. Great condition $175.00 (719) 6357317 Colorado Springs. BERNINA SEWING MACHINE in wooden cabinet, excellent condition, with attachments, $300. (719) 598-1484.
ORIGINAL UNIQUE FOLK ART - Wall Art and Decor - Yard and Garden Art. Wholesale prices. Saturdays 1-5 p.m. Call anytime (719) 473-7101. SPRING CLEANING? SELL WHAT is unused, no longer fits or just pure clutter in Life After 50 Classifieds for only $14 (10-words). PHOTO & 25 word ad costs $25. Fill out ad form or call 719-418-2717.
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BARGAIN BOX THRIFT STORE. Clothing, shoes, jewelry, jackets, kitchen goods, decore, books, movies, lots more! Open M-F 10-4, Sat 9:30-12:30. Seniors get 10% OFF on Tuesdays. 405 S. Nevada Ave (free parking in rear). Proceeds support Assistance League programs helping families in El Paso County.
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7610 Goddard St. Ste. # 121 Colorado Springs
ANY SERVICE New customers only. Please present ad. Exp. 6/30/2019
FRIENDS DAY SPA. Centrally located or Will Come to your Home. Affordable Haircuts, Perms, Manicures and Pedicures for Seniors. 719-477-0141 QUALITY HAIR CARE IN YOUR HOME. I do Shampoo & Sets, Haircuts, and Perms. Colorado licensed hairdresser. Pedicures and Manicures, too. 719-330-5251.
THE TOENAIL GUY ELDERLY TOENAIL CARE in your home by medically trained team members. (719) 930-3602.
HEALTH & FITNESS PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM THE SILENT KILLER RADON! Radon is at high levels in 50% of Colorado homes. Don’t wait to have your home tested. Call Chad Goodman 719-244-2871.
STRENGTH AND WEIGHT BEARING Exercise specifically for Seniors. Work with an experienced, certified and skilled trainer. Call Vicki Morgan at (520) 247-8291 or visit seniorstrength.pro for more information.
I’m a massage therapist! What’s your Super Power?
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Call Windy for details. Scent of Heaven Massage
3215 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Suite C Colorado Springs, CO 80917
ScentOfHeavenMassage.com = CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS = EXPIRED or NEW. TOP $ DOLLAR PAID. CALL (719) 749-1436.
HELP WANTED CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS will be hiring Customer Service Billing Reps and Technical Support Reps on Wed. June 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of Gods Rd. Apply by taking a 75 min assessment at jobs.spectrum.com. Hourly pay starts at $15/hr. Contact Malissa Wallace 719-457-4453 with any questions. GRAZING YAK SOLAR PROJECT is hiring carpenters, forklift operators, electricians, inventory, mechanics, heavy equip operators and general laborers at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., on June 6 from 9am to 3pm. Apply online beforehand at craftcareers-mortenson.icims.com OCCASIONAL HELP WANTED with home and yard projects; hourly pay; (719) 550-0880 leave message. PART-TIME DRIVER for local courier service, A.M. hours, good driving record required, no lifting over 5-lbs., will drive commercial vehicle, please call 719-591-6207 PROJECT ANGEL HEART needs Sat. morning delivery drivers & meal bag decorators. We deliver free, nutritious meals to those living with life-threatening illness. To apply, call (719) 323-0084.
June 2019 HELP WANTED
HOME REPAIR & REMODELING
Dave’s Home Improvement All Kinds Home Maintenance & Repairs 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE U.S. NAVY VETERAN
719.667.3700 Job search assistance, résumés, workshops, hiring events, computer training.
DRYWALL AND TILEWORK
Citizens Service Center 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm
– Free Estimates –
Repairs • Basement Finishes Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling
(719) 232-7218 or 390-7779
TEK EXPERTS IS HIRING representatives, tech support, engineers and more on June 4 from 1-4 p.m., PPWFC, 1675 Garden of Gods Rd. Apply at tek-experts.com/ en-us/usa.
2 GIRLS ARE READY TO CLEAN! Our services include: deep cleaning, moveouts, from top to bottom, plus laundry service. 30 Years experience. Have it done right. Call us (719) 464-1037.
USO VOLUNTEERS. Make a difference in the lives of active duty military, veterans, and their families. 3-4 Hr Shifts available. Contact Karla Wright-Giles 524-1043.
ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. QUALITY house -cleaning services. Reliable and efficient, experienced with excellent references. Call Tracy today (719) 630-8232
VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT RESCUED HEARTS UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, an upscale thrift store funding local animal rescue groups. Retail experience is helpful. Apply in person at 3314 Austin Bluffs. 4 Hour shifts in this pet-friendly boutique are productive and fun! (You must enjoy being around dogs.) WORK ONE DAY A MONTH delivering L i fe A f t e r 5 0 . NORTH ROUTE is available and we prefer someone who lives in and/or is familiar with north Colo. Springs, Monument, Black Forest. Need a good driver with valid CO drivers license, reliable vehicle and proof of insurance. Some heavy lifting involved. Call Circulation Desk MonThurs mornings, 719-418-2717.
HOME REPAIR & REMODELING
CALL CATHY’S HOUSECLEANING. Weekly or one-time. My husband will clean gutters, do caulking, garage clean-ups, yard work, or home repairs. Quotes over the Phone- (719) 347-0832. EXPERTISE HOUSECLEANING, reliable and trustworthy. Senior personal care services are also available. Please call Karen (719) 434-2922. HOUSECLEANING AVAILABLE, great references and friendly service in your neighborhood. Katia (240) 618-9161 Colo. Springs RESIDENTIAL HOUSECLEANING. All supplies included. Affordable, fully insured, 40 yrs experience. Pet Sitting too. (719) 477-0679
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS, $400. with Warranty. We also sell portable concentrators and oxygen supplies. Repair and servicing of equipment. ASPEN CONCENTRATOR REPAIR SERVICE, 3112 Century St. 719-471-9895 TRANSPORT WHEELCHAIR, new custom-made, comfortable, lots of padding. Cost $1,834. Asking $800. Papers available. (719) 564-8690 Pueblo.
Honorably DiscHargeD Vet Will buy your useD VeHicle icle to Help Military FaMilies
MORE THAN A HANDYMAN. Home maintenance, repairs, yard work, organize, and clean-up. 25% Senior Discount (62+). Call Mike- a senior and veteran (719) 3384279.
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(719) 200-9048 MOBILE HOMES
CIRCLE DR. SENIOR CITIZEN MOBILE HOME PARK. Rentals starting at $800 / month, includes the mobile home, lot rent, trash pickup, water and sewer. 2840 S. Circle Drive. 719-576-1000. EVERGREEN PARK MOBILE HOMES are For Sale, Cascade Ave & Fillmore St. 55+ Senior Community, small yard, and covered parking. (719) 636-1900.
PERSONALS “THE WILDERNESS and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing.” Isaiah 35:1-2 TESSA SAFEHOUSE and counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis Line (719) 633-3819 or 719633-1462.
“I do Real Estate the Old-fashioned Way with Honesty, Patience and Integrity.” Vi Hunt 20 Years Local Experience as Senior Real Estate Professional
INDEPENDENT FULL-SERVICE BROKER
Vi Hunt Realty Call or Text
Call Vi for a Free Market Analysis
TAKING A VACATION? Very responsible senior will care for your pets, home, or car while you are away. Reasonable fees. Call Sue at (719) 302-3338.
Your Realtor for Life! Helping Senior Sellers since 2003
Anita C. Schimmel
GRI, SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist
www.SearchingColoradoHomes.com AnitaSOCORealty@gmail.com Rocky Mountain, REALTORS®
660 Southpointe Court #200 Colorado Springs, CO 80906 OFFICE: (719) 576-6767
Senior Real Estate Specialists
SERVICES BEN’S LANDSCAPE, TREE REMOVAL. Also tree trimming and stump grinding. 24/7 Emergency Service. (719) 492-1671.
HOME FOR SALE! $59,900 EXPERT ROOF REPAIR -or NEW ROOF Installation, if needed. More than 35 years experience repairing or replacing all types of roofing. Skylights installed new or replaced. Call Don Turner for a FREE ESTIMATE (719) 661-1593. GOODMAN HANDYMAN. QUALITY Work, ALL JOBS Considered. FREE Estimates. Call Chad (719) 244-2871. HANDYMAN SERVICES. ODD JOBS Plumbing, Carpentry, Fences, Decks, Doors, more. (Mowing or yardwork in spring and summer.) John (719) 471-7471.
3405 Sinton Rd #42, Colorado Springs. This beautiful mobile home is located in Holiday Village, a 55+ community with swimming pool, billiards game room and workout gym. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an office and 3 storage units. The garage has an automatic door opener and wheelchair accessible ramp. In the living room there’s a wood-burning fireplace and the master bath has a walk-in jetted tub. The backyard is perfect for hosting! Sold as personal property, it is a cash deal. Don’t miss out, this home won’t last! Call Nick Taylor for a showing at 719-551-7619. Keller Williams Partners.
125 Higginbotham Road Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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DAN THE CARPET MAN. EXCELLENT carpet repair, wrinkles re-stretched, patches, 48 years experience, very reasonable, guaranteed satisfaction, call 719-822-
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.
8588. ORLANDO’S YARD WORKS. Sprinkler Service, Install and Repairs. Fencing, Terraces, New Lawns, Retaining Walls and much more. Call 719.310.0944 or 719.964.1699 for a free estimate.
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SENIORS LOVE HELPERS that arrive right at their door! If you can assist them by doing home repair, cooking, cleaning, hair care or even companionship, place an ad in Life after 50. Our readers are hunting for your services! Cost is $14+ per month. (Deadline: 22nd) Call 418-2717.
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VINTAGE ITEMS WANTED. TOYS, comic books, children’s books, dolls, movie and music posters, Halloween, guitars and amplifiers, and plastic model kits. I’m a collector, not a business. (719) 633-5848.
HASTINGS HOME FURNISHINGS will buy quality, pre-owned furniture, antiques, collectibles, and will pay cash for entire estates. (719) 352-5083.
CASH FOR OLD BANKS AND TOYS, presidential pin back buttons, Simpich dolls, military insignia and memorabilia. Will buy single items or entire collections. (719) 632-9904.
BEN IS BUYING HOUSES. If you would like a quick, no-hassle cash sale for your home in “as-is” condition and for a fair price, please call me so we can talk. Ben (719) 492-1671
10-Wo Extra Wrod ad 25¢ eacrhds
1950s-1960s LP’s, 78’s AND 45’s. Blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country, Broadway, movie soundtracks, TV, R&B, soul, children’s, spoken word, etc. I’m a collector, not a business. Call me first - I pay the most for your records. (719) 633-5848.
= CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS = EXPIRED or NEW. TOP $ DOLLAR PAID. CALL NOW (719) 749-1436.
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TONY’S WINDOW CLEANING. $50 to Clean 10 Windows* & $2.50/each for more! We clean solar panels too. (719) 271-2199 (*exteriors).
We have up-to-date information on the Springs home market. Give us a call! (719) 338-8110 BRENT DEMOS
Main Level Living? Downsizing? No Yardwork? Closer to Relatives?
TAKING A VACATION? Very responsible senior will care for your home, pets, plants, or car while you’re away. Reasonable fees. For details, call Sue (719) 302-3338.
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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 married to someone age 60-plus or disabled residents of any age who reside in
the buildings listed below. Meal donation is $2.25 but no eligible person is denied lunch because they can’t pay. Guest lunch is $6. Call the number (listed below) for your meal location one day in advance before 2 p.m.
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Lunch Menu JUNE 2019 Please be sure to make a reservation by calling 719-884-2304 or go to www.silverkey.org/connections-cafe-reservations by 2PM the day before you expect to eat.
Milk is provided with every meal. Connections Café meals are partially funded by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging.
No reservations are necessary for Acacia Park Apartments, the Senior Center or Fountain Valley Center. Questions? Call Silver Key offices at 719-884-2304. CENTRAL Colorado Springs Senior Center 719-9553400 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 719-884-2304 516 E. Kiowa St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays EASTSIDE Sunny Vista (residents only) 719-635-9595 2480 E. Dale St. 80909 Serving Lunch 11:00-11:45 weekdays NORTH Crestview Apartments 719-884-2304 3880 Van Teylingen Dr. 80917 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Mountain Comm. Mennonite Church 643 Hwy 105 Palmer Lake 884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays SOUTH Hillside Community Center 385-7900 925 S. Institute St. 80903 Serving Lunch 11:30-12 Tues-Thurs Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. 719-520-6470 Serving Lunch 11:45-12:45 weekdays Grinde Manor 719-382-7690 906 Grinde Dr. 80817 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Meadows Park Community Center 1943 S. El Paso 80905/ 719-385-7940 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Pikes Peak Towers 719-632-1556 1912 Eastlake Blvd. 80910 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays
4 Stuffed Bell Pepper Baby Bakers Cauliflower Broccoli Sunflower Salad Spiced Peaches
10 Spinach Ravioli with Marinara Tossed Salad WW Roll Strawberries Raisin Nut Cup
17 BBQ Beef Sandwich Seasoned Pinto Beans Coleslaw Tropical Fruit
Chicken Tacos w/ Lettuce, Tomato, Salsa & Sour Cream Tortillas SW Black Beans Orange
Beef Stroganoff Penne Pasta Roasted Brussel Sprouts Roll Apple Vanilla Pudding
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wild & Brown Rice Peas Beet & Onion Salad Orange Apple Cobbler
Smothered Pork Chop w/Onions and Peppers Brussels Sprouts Baby Baker Potato Pineapple High Fiber Cookie
Pork Green Chili Pinto Beans Cornbread Strawberries Raisin Nut Cup
Silver Key Home Delivered Meals For reservations, call 719-884-2370
6 Pesto Chicken Florentine Rice Carrots Whole Grain Roll Strawberries Oatmeal Cookie
Salmon Burger w/ Lettuce & Tomato Cream of Mushroom Soup Banana Low Sodium V-8 Juice WW M&M Cookie 13
Roast Turkey w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes California Vegetables Rotini Tomato Spinach Salad Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
7 Chicken Cordon Bleu Wild & Brown Rice Green Bean Almandine Mandarin Orange Pineapple Compote High Fiber Cookie 14 Cod Tuscany Baby Bakers Broccoli Banana High Fiber Cookie
Beef Tips Penne Pasta Roasted Brussel Sprouts 3 Bean Salad Apple Sauce Sugar Cookie
19 20 21 Chicken Chimichanga Yankee Pot Roast w/ Stuffed Pasta Shells Salsa Gravy w/Meat Sauce Spanish Rice Baked Potato Medley Green Beans Broccoli Maple Glazed Carrots Almandine Tossed Salad w/ Red Green Bean Salad Carrot Raisin Salad Wine Vinaigrette Banana w/Pineapple Apple Garlic Bread Stick Pear 26
Lasagna Roll w/ Marinara Broccoli Breadstick Tossed Salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette Tropical Fruit
Chicken Mole Bahama Vegetables Spanish Rice Black Bean Corn Salad Orange Carrot Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting
28 Sweet & Sour Pork Jasmine Rice Asian Vegetables Mandarin Spinach Salad Applesauce Milk
June 24 – Beef stroganoff; pulled pork
June 1 – Honey curry chicken June 2 – Meatball sub June 3 – Chicken tacos; cod Olympia June 4 – Stuffed bell pepper; Italian wrap June 5 – Pesto chicken; Swiss steak June 6 – Salmon burger; riblettes June 7 – Chicken cordon bleu; baked salmon June 8 – BBQ chicken June 9 – Baked ziti w/marinara June 10 – Spinach ravioli w/marinara; beef pot pie June 11 – Lemon pepper chicken; pork roast
June 12 – Roast turkey w/gravy; roast beef June 13 – Beef tips; Cobb salad June 14 – Cod Tuscany; chicken marsala June 15 – Pesto chicken June 16 – Stuffed bell pepper June 17 – BBQ beef sandwich; breaded chicken sandwich June 18 – Smothered pork chop; crab cake June 19 – Chicken chimichanga; Monte Cristo sandwich June 20 – Yankee pot roast; roast turkey June 21 – Stuffed pasta shells; citrus tilapia June 22 – Roast turkey w/gravy June 23 – BBQ beef sandwich
Silver Key 884-2304 1655 S. Murray Blvd. Serving Lunch 11:45-12:30 weekdays Southview Plaza Apartments 1462 E. Fountain Blvd. 719-884-2304 Serving Lunch 12:00-12:30 weekdays Villa San Jose 719-632-7444 1810 S. Corona Ave. 80905
Lunch 11:30-11:45 Tues, Thurs & Fri. Villa Santa Maria 719-632-7444 405 St. Elmo Ave. 80905 Lunch 11:30-11:45 Monday & Wed. WEST St. Andrews Church 719-685-9259 103 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays
Westside Community Center
sandwich June 25 – Pork green chili; chicken parmesan June 26 – Lasagna roll; shrimp taco June 27 – Chicken mole; stuffed shells June 28 – Sweet & sour pork; broccoli stuffed chicken June 29 – Beef tips June 30 – Lemon pepper chicken
385-7920 1628 W. Bijou St. 80904 Serving Lunch 11:30-12:00 weekdays Woodland Park Senior Center 687-3877 321 N. Pine St. Woodland Park Lunch served 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays
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Run/Walk/Stir Neighborhood Walking Club: Wed, May1-July 31, 5:30pm. Meet at Shooks Run Trailhead near Stir Coffee & Cocktails- 2330 North Wahsatch Ave. Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert: Wed, June 5, 1:30-2:30 $3 Senior Prom: Fri, June 7, 6-8 $10 National Donut Day: Fri, June 7, 9:30-11:30 Free Senior Chorale Summer Concert: Tues, June 11, 1:30-2:30 and Wed, June 12, 6:30-7:30 Free Father’s Day Cookout For All: Fri, June 14, 1:30-2:30 $5 The Challenge of Going Solo: Mon, June 17, 1:30-3 Free Tunes On Tuesdays-The Cliff Dwellers: Tues, June 18, 1:302:30 Free CONO Block Party: Fri, June 21, 5-8 Free Historical Downtown Walking
How & Where to Sell Your Stuff for Extra Money: Thurs, June 13, 1 -3, $20 Shopping On Etsy: Tues, June 18, 9:30-11 $15 All About Facebook: Wed, June 19, 10-12 $20 Technology Hour: All about Smart Phones: Fri, June 21,1-2, $10
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation: Wed, June 12, 8:30-4:30 $40. Martin Drake Power Plant Tour: Tues, June 18, 9:15-2:15 $25 Redstone Meadery & Lunch: Fri, June 21, 9-5 $45 Denver Museum of Nature & Science-Da Vinci: Tues, June 25, 8:30 -4:30 $60
Woodcarving: Mon, June 3-June 24, 9-11:30 $60 Create a Felted Bag: Mon, June 3June 24, 9-12 $53 Beginning Crochet: Tues, June11June 25, 12:30-3:30, $43 Watercolor Plein Air: Mon, June 24-Aug 5, 9:30-11:30, $53 Drawing & Painting Game Birds: Mon, June, 24-July 29, 1-3 $53 Unfinished Beading: Tues, June 25 -Aug 6, 1-3 $15 The Art of Animals in Motion: Tues, June 25-July 30, 1-3, $53 Painting & Drawing the Human Figure: Wed, June 26-July 31, 1-3 $53 Watercolor Portraits: Fri, June 28Aug 2, 9-11 $53 Knitting/Crochet: Techniques & Project Finishing; Fri, June 28Aug 9, 9-11 $53
Breathe & Be: Thurs, June 13, 1011 Free Cravings & Sugar: The Blood Sugar Rollercoaster: Mon, June 3, 10:30-11:30 Free Aging Happily: Thurs, June 6, 1-2 Free Lunch & Learn: Heart & Lung Disease: Fri, June 7, 11-12:30 Free Long-Term Care Planning: Wed, June 12, 10-11:30 Free Essential Oils & Immunity: Tues, June 18, 1-2 Free CBD Oil 101: Mon, June 24, 10-11 Free Nurse Chats: Thyroid Gland: Wed, June 26, 9-10 Free
We appreciate your $1.00 donation . Every dollar helps offset the cost of these classes.
We offer several exercise and dance classes: Yoga: beginning, gentle, flow and chair Silver Sneakers: Open gym, Classic, Circuit, New-Stability Pilates Drums Alive TaijiFit: Combines traditional Tai Chi & modern Western fitness. Zumba Jazz Dance Fitness Dance Classes: Line Dancing, Waltz, West Coast Swing
Many more classes! Call for information on days, times and cost.
Hike for Life: Wed, June 12,12-2 $15 Cooking Demonstrations: Fancy Compound Butters: Tues, June 25, 1:30-2:30 $10 AARP HomeFit: Mon, June 3, 1-2 Free Improv Comedy-Confidence: Building for Play & Public Speaking: Tues, June 4, 1-3 $10 Let’s Talk Baseball: Thurs, June 6, 1-2 $3 Pickling for Beginners: Mon, June 10, 1:30-3:30 $15 Zero-Based Budget: Mon, June 10, 10-11:30 Free Make Your Own Healthy Herbal Teas: Thurs, June 13, 10-11 $5 Feng Shui Chic: Tues, June 18-25, 10-11:30 $12 Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s: Wed, June 19, 9:3011:30 Free
Thursday Dances: 1:30-3 Ping Pong Fridays:1:30-2:30 Movie Fridays: 1-3 AARP Driver Safety Class: Wed, June 5 or 19, 1-5 Private Music Lessons: Tuesdays, by appointment only Silver Key Connections Café: Lunch, Mon-Fri, 11:30-12:15
No reservation necessary
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Drive - 520-6470
Hillside Community Center
GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS-UPCOMING TRIPS: • The Day Traveler’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. • Sunday, June 2. Rockies vs. Toronto Blue Jays. Tickets $12 each. Bus fee is $18. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 10:30 a.m. *Registration has ended. • Saturday, June 29: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad concert series. Ticket includes ride, (Michael Martin Murphey) and brunch on the way to the concert. Ticket is $115 for first class and bus fee is $35. Bus leaves senior center at 6:30 a.m. Registration has ended. • Sunday, July 14th. Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds. Tickets $12 each. Bus fee is $18. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 10:30 a.m. *Registration ends June 21. The Fountain Valley Senior Center has bingo four times a month: • Thursday, June 6 at 1 p.m. • Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m. • Monday, June 17 at 1 p.m. • Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m.
925 S. Institute - 385-7900
Weekly activities at the Fountain Valley Senior Center:
• Interpretive Dance: Monday at 10:30 a.m.-Free • Yoga: Monday at 3 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.-Free • Blood Pressure Checks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.-Free • Porcelain Class: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. • Line Dancing: Tuesday at 1 p.m.-Cost $2 • Oil Painting: Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.-Cost $25 for a 4-week course • Quilt Class: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Free
• T’ai Chi: Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-Cost $2 • Fitness Walking: Thursday at 10:30 a.m.-Free • Woodcarving: Thursday at 8 a.m.-Cost $2 • Rubber Stamp: Thursday at 10 a.m.-Cost $2 • Wii Games: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Chi Kung: Friday at 10 a.m.-Cost $1 • Computer Class: Friday at 10 a.m.-Free • Pinochle Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Canasta Class meets on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. • Our Father’s Day Car show will be on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Barb Bragdon will be providing musical entertainment at 11 a.m. with Karaoke to follow at 12:30pm. Come down and bring your friends for some of our favorite events. June events at the FVSC: • Pinochle Tournament on Monday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. • Biscuits and Gravy on Wednesday, June 12 at 8 a.m. (cost is $3) • Movie Day on Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m. • Ice Cream Social and Dance on Friday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. ($1 for a sundae) • Game Day on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (this event is a potluck &$3) • Birthday Social and Bingo on Thursday, June 27 at 11 a.m. with bingo at 1 p.m.
Silver Key Connections Café – Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required 24 hours in advance at (719) 884-2304. $2.25 per meal suggested donation. Games at Hillside - Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Billiards cost is $1. Table Tennis - Wednesdays, 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Free to play, donations welcome Seniors on Saturday - Third Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Iota Beta Omega Chapter Alpha Sorority, Inc. Come enjoy activities, refreshments, games, music and prizes. Seniors Enjoying Exercise - Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Seniors enjoy exercise and strength conditioning.
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 Association. Thirty-minute appointment for $30. Call 719-577-4448 for an appointment (please no walk-ins). Services include callous and corn buffing; toenail clipping, trimming and filing; circulation check; monofilament test; skin condition check; pulse check in both feet; and foot care education. Silver Key Connections Cafe Senior Lunch - Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meal served at The Mountain View Mennonite Church, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Suggested donation is $2.25 each meal. Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership Seniors Lunch - Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meal served at 146 Jefferson Street, Monument (basement of the School District 38 Administrative Building). $3 donation suggested.
Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. - 385-7920 Crafts Unlimited - Fridays, 9-11 a.m. No registration fee. Bring materials for the project you are working on, enjoy a beverage, good conversation, and share creative ideas with other crafters. Silver Key Connections Café - Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 387-6758 or 385-7920. The suggested donation is $2.25. Lively Discussion Book Club - 2nd Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m. SilverSneakers Classic - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. This fitness class is designed for seniors who want to improve their general health and well-being and ... it’s fun! For more information,
please call 385-7920 ext. 100. $5 per class if your insurance does not cover it. VNA Foot Care Clinic - third Wednesday and last Tuesday of each month by appointment only. The Visiting Nurse Association performs foot care services including: toenail clipping/ trimming/filing, callous and corn buffing, foot care education, blood pressure checks, follow-up with physician as needed. Services are offered in the east building at 1616 W. Bijou St. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 385-7920 ext. 100. Cost is $45 for first visit, $35 thereafter. Payments can be made at time of appointment.of service.
Woodland Park Senior Center
321 N. Pine Street, Woodland Park - 687-3877 Home of the Woodland Park Senior Organization. Please stop by or visit our website: www.woodlandparkseniors.com Silver Key Connection Café: Lunch served from 11:45 to 12:15 weekdays. Reservations required 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation for seniors 60 and over is $2.25. Weekly Activities: Quilting, Knitting, Bridge, Fitness Classes, Arthritis Class, Bingo, Tai Chi, Card Making, Arts and Crafts, Billards,
Life After 50
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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