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12 • Better living

The fruit of the vine • Uncover the past on an historic hike • Celebrate fall

16 • B  etter health

Staying up on fall prevention • Crafting a healthy brain • Oh, dem bones

58 • Kidding around

Mentoring youth adds meaning to life

27 • SPECIAL SECTION

Discover the bounty that awaits you in our area in this extensive local resource guide that includes listings of local producers, restaurants sourcing local and farmers markets. Also, find how to preserve your harvest. And, discover locally owned grocers that sell locally produced goods.

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Taking charge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

For each of us, challenges and unexpected opportunities have altered the direction and fabric of our journey. But our intentions to pursue certain goals and live by chosen values have been central to shaping our life path. Like the rudder in a boat, our intentions help us navigate the changing conditions we face in life.

Back to school. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... 24 Keep your brain alive and thinking with lifelong learning classes. With CSU, UNC, Front Range and Aims Community Colleges in our backyard, there are many formal opportunities for intellectual growth. By learning something new, you keep on growing. So, whether in a classroom or on the road, keep on learning.

Lifestyle Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Financial assistance & benefits, Housing, Retail, Services

Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Activities & lessons, Arts & crafts classes, Arts & entertainment, Beauty/Spa, Education, Fitness, Food & beverage, Municipal support, Volunteer opportunities

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From the Publisher

Something new for you Keep the journey alive and lively

OUR SON ANDY AND I SIT around playing guitars and crooning when he’s in town. He indulges me and plays old John Prine and Neil Young songs. And he introduces me to newer material…though I just can’t seem to quite get into the Taylor Swift stuff that he plays as a crowd pleaser for his younger cousins. Anyway, sometimes we end up banging on the guitars while sitting around a camp fire and someone will say something such as, I wish I had learned to play the guitar. And I typically respond with something such as, well, you’re not dead yet. That’s usually followed by a little chuckle but not really an acknowledgement that they’re going to go out and pick up a guitar. Same thing with learning a foreign language or how to play bridge or how to knit or going to Paris. In Tibet, a saying goes: Even if you’re going to die tomorrow, you can still learn something new today. I think that’s a great attitude. I tried my hand at gardening starting a few years ago, and although I’m far, far, far from a master gardener, I certainly have learned a lot about how things grow. And nowadays, it seems that continued learning, whether formal subjects, travel, skills, hobbies or experiences are becoming more accessible than ever. This issue of Fifty & Better, which includes Bounty Food and Farm Guide, is chock full of ideas to keep you learning and growing. If you’re looking for some formal coursework, check out the feature by Kim Sharpe. She surveyed the formal continuing education scene here in northern Colorado and lays it out clearly for you. Need a little motivation and direction? See what Bob Calhoun says about the power of intention and how you can use that to take charge of your journey. Our volunteer story spotlights a man who began working with youth in a mentoring program in Greeley. He says that he gets out and does things he never thought he would do and the rewards of working with a young person are important to both of them. I think, part of it is working to develop a mindset that says I’m going to break out of my regular patterns. I’m going to put some effort into trying something new… whether it’s that thing I’ve always wanted to do or that place I’ve always wanted to go, or it could be something completely off the wall that just caught your eye. It’s so easy just to turn the TV on again or surf the web and let the time pass, but with a little effort you can enrich your life and, likely, the lives of those around you. Just do it (I didn’t make that up), Scott

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Better Living

Linda L. Osmundson

The fruit of the vine

WHEN YOU THINK OF GRAPE GROWING or wine tasting, California’s Napa Valley comes to mind. Did you know Colorado boasts over 90 wineries with more than 30 on the Front Range? And, the state’s winemaking began over a century ago? Or, some Colorado climates rival California’s grape-growing regions? Consider attending the largest Colorado wine festival, held September 16, in Palisades. General admission at $50 a ticket online plus a handling fee includes a wine glass, tote, tastings with over 55 wineries, live music, demonstra12 |

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tions and a grape stomp. For more information, log onto www.coloradowinefest.com. Want to partake in a festival that is a little closer to home? Attend the Denver International Wine Festival November 1-3 at Westminster’s Marriott Hotel. Special events on the first two days require additional tickets. General admission tickets for wine tasting November 3, 6-9pm, are limited to 300 and cost $95. Enjoy tastings from eighty wineries. Non-drinker tickets are $25. www.denverwinefest.com/schedule.html.


Uncover the past on an historic hike NORTHERN COLORADO HAS BEEN a great place to live since ancient times. Learn about life in the past by hiking one of these Soapstone Prairie tours. Take water, sun protection, snacks and any other comforts you feel you’ll need. Most of the tours are easy. Register at fcgov.com/ register or call 416-2815.

Tour 1: Hike Through the Ages until October 14.

Experts in geology, ecology and history teach the beginnings of Soapstone Prairie, the creatures who keep it functioning, homesteading and ranching history from 9am to 3pm. Choose either the moderate 3-mile or the longer moderate-to-strenuous 6-mile hike.

Tour 2: Rustic Women of Soapstone Prairie.

1-2:30pm, September 11 to October 21. In this quartermile hike, learn about three pioneer women homesteaders and get a glimpse of early life on the prairie.

Tour 3: In his own words, Loren Elseley: Scientist, Poet and Time Traveler, Sunday, September 3, 10am to

noon tells you how he made a key discovery at the famed Lindenmeier site in the 1930s. This is an easy .5-mile hike.

Celebrate fall LOG IN AT www.thegroupinc.com/blog/2016/09/ fall-events-in-northern-colorado/ to discover 24 fall activities you won’t want to miss. Here are a few. September 17, FORToberfest, 11am to 10 pm, celebrates fall with bands and beer in Old Town. This free event is the last outdoor music festival of the year. Listen to more than ten hours of live music and taste local, seasonal craft beers. October begins Harvest Festivals with fun for the whole family. Get lost in corn mazes, ride hay wagons, pick your own pumpkins, shoot corn cannons and more at these local farms: Miller Farms (www.millerfarms.net/fall-harvest-festival.html), Anderson Farms (www.andersonfarms.com/), Something From the Farm (www.somethingfromthefarm.com/activities), Harvest

Farm (www.harvestfarm.net/fall-festival). Fort Collins hits the switch to light up the Holidays on November 6 at Oak Street Plaza. Music begins at 5:30pm with the lighting at 6:30pm. Greeley’s “Lights the Night Parade” kicks off the holiday season on November 25 at 5:30pm. Loveland lights the lights on November 29 from 5-8.

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Better Health

Kim Sharpe

Staying up on fall prevention THE GROUND IS SO HARD and it’s best not to slam your body into it. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recommends the following precautions for staying on your feet. Regular exercise that focuses on balance and building core strength, like yoga, tai chi and weight lifting, can help you become more stable and reduce your chance of falling. Annual eye exams and up-to-date eyeglass prescriptions maximize vision so you can better see potential tripping hazards.

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Reduce tripping hazards in your home: throw out throw rugs, add grab bars inside and outside the tub or shower and next to the toilet, install railings on both sides of stairways and improve the lighting in your home. Dizziness and drowsiness, which can lead to falls, are common side effects of certain over-the-counter and prescription medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if anything you’re taking could cause you to feel unsteady so you can plan your activity accordingly.


Crafting a healthy brain YOUR BRAIN COULD BENEFIT from regular doses of fiber. Not the kind you eat, but rather the kind you spin, weave and tie in knots. Activities like knitting, crocheting, quilting and many other fiber crafts that provide mental challenges help keep brain neurons firing and sharp; those with rhythmic motions sooth the brain. “There’s promising evidence coming out to support what a lot of crafters have known anecdotally for quite some time, and that’s that creating—whether it be through art, music, cooking, quilting, sewing, drawing, photography or

cake decorating—is beneficial to us in a number of important ways,” says Catherine Carey Levisay, a clinical neuropsychologist and wife of Craftsy.com CEO John Levisay. “The skills involved in fiber arts are useful to everyone, and it’s silly that knitting and crocheting are viewed as crafts for females,” says Ryan Arithson, a fiber arts instructor at Lambspun in Fort Collins. “Accomplished designers are both women and men in the fiber world.” So when you feel stressed and like your insides are tied up in knots, try knitting or crocheting to unwind.

Oh, dem bones BONES WEAKEN AS WE AGE, and broken bones, most often due to osteoporosis, become more common as we get older. “After a hip fracture, eight out of 10 people will go to a nursing home. One year later we find one in five have died and nearly half are still in the nursing home. Only one in five will recover their independence one year after a hip fracture,” says Dr. James D. Hendrick, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine

and medical director of the Center for Bone Health in Fort Collins. The most important preventive step to take is to be screened for osteoporosis “…with a bone density test called a DXA scan. This testing helps us understand the risk of future fracture,” Hendrick explains. “Another extremely important thing that prevents fractures is to avoid falling down, since most osteoporosis fractures are the result of a simple fall that would not injure healthy bones.” To learn more about bone health, talk to your doctor or visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation at www.nof.org.

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Taking charge Bob Calhoun

Upon entering the second half of life, few can say, “My life has turned out just as I planned it.”

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FOR EACH OF US, challenges and unexpected opportunities have altered the direction and fabric of our journey. But our intentions to pursue certain goals and live by chosen values and the efforts to follow through on those intensions have been central to shaping our life path. Our intentions are in a way like the rudder we control on our ‘boat’ as we navigate the


Power of intention in the third chapter of life

changing conditions we face in life. But what is the role of intention in this latter chapter of life? Three years ago, I attended a weeklong Conscious Eldering retreat led by Ron Pevny, author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging. The retreat focused on transitioning into the last third of life. On the final day, we were asked to list ten intentions for our next ten years. The purpose

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of the exercise was to encourage attendees to take charge of their elder journey, to ‘keep a hand on the rudder,’ crafting a path following one’s deepest passion and open to new beginnings. We were instructed to list intentions both general and specific in nature. Some examples…strike a better work-life balance, dedicate more time to one’s spiritual practice, be more accepting of others, create a financial plan for retirement, have lunch once a month with your adult child, write 50 poems by years end, go to a midweek day game at Coors Field. And there is no magic to the ten-year time frame. The intentions were meant to be revisited periodically and revised if necessary based on changes in interests and life circumstances. So I encourage you to draft a list of your ten intentions for the next ten years. Then challenge yourself to take that first step. It may be starting a conversation you have been putting off, cleaning out that first closet or shelf, making a phone call to a friend or professional, purchasing a ticket to somewhere, initiating a lifestyle change,

submitting your essay for publication, or trying something completely new. Taking that first action step is the sweet side of intention! ‘A first step’ reminds me of a poem by David Whyte, “Start Close In.” The initial stanza reads, “Start close in, don’t take the second step, or the third. Start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take.” (Check out the entire poem and others by David Whyte in River Flow: New and Selected Poems.) This last third of life is much like other life stages. It is ours to craft. No longer in the building phase of careers, households or financial security, we are more likely on the path, as Carl Jung wrote, of simplifying, clarifying and intensifying…a journey which is more interior, spiritual and relational in nature. The crafting begins with intention and then taking that first step. When we are clearer about our intentions, we might be amazed by what support the universe offers. Bob Calhoun is a psychologist and writer in Fort Collins

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Back to school Let the world be your classroom Kim Sharpe TAKE IT FROM GENIUS ALBERT EINSTEIN, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” With CSU, UNC, Front Range and Aims Community Colleges in our backyard, there are many formal opportunities for intellectual growth. CSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute “is a member-based, memberdriven learning community for people who want to continue learning in retirement in a stress-free, welcoming environment,” says Jean Morgenweck, director of Osher. The institute’s course offerings provide opportunities to explore fresh insights, stay current on important topics and meet new people. They include: Global and Cultural Awareness,

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Environmental Issues, History, The Great Outdoors, Personal Skill Development, and more. Lenora Bohren, a retired CSU professor and Osher member, says, “Osher helps satisfy my curiosity to learn new information and ideas that I wasn’t able to explore when I was working. For example, one of my alltime favorite Osher classes is Ghost Towns of Colorado.” Through its alumni association, UNC offers 80-minute “Community Conversations” throughout the Front Range region, which feature “…presentations and activities that allow you to engage directly with topics that are important to you.” UNC faculty, alumni, and staff who are experts in their fields share their passions with Community


Conversation participants. Our local community colleges offer many opportunities for continuing education for the more mature student, too. For example, Front Range Community College offers Survival Spanish for Travelers, Birding for Beginners and Wildflower Identification for Hikers. Aims Community College strives to provide engaging continuing education opportunities, too. “Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills or seeking a lifelong learning opportunity, you will enjoy Aims Community College’s award-winning flexible, high-quality, and affordable educational environment,” says Dr. Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, Aims president.

the Estes Valley Library, High Plains Libraries, Loveland Library and Poudre River Libraries are not exceptions. “Throughout our lives, libraries are the place we’ve come to trust for reliable, unbiased and easy-to-access information. With all the programs libraries have to offer, they are the perfect place for older adults to rediscover their appetite for learning, for growing and for just plain happiness,” says Claudine Perrault, Estes Valley Library director. “At our library, it’s easy to find older adults participating in all types of lifelong learning like learning how to borrow digital books and navigate their tablets and iPhones, to attending and giving travel-adventure lectures, to taking a workshop on how to save money during retirement.”

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Michael Tarantino, CFP, Investment Centers of America 303 E. Mountain Ave., FC 292-0105, www.michael tarantino.net Customized financial planning to help make your goals a reality. Larimer County Office on Aging 2601 Midpoint Dr., Ste. 112, FC 498-7750 www.larimer.org/seniors Larimer County Veterans Services 200 W. Oak St., FC, 498-7390 www.larimer.org/veterans Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Larimer County 1501 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 498-7730, www.larimer.org/dhs/ assistance/leap.htm Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Weld County www.co.weld.co.us Neighbor to Neighbor 1550 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 484-7498, 242 Conifer St., FC 494-9705, 565 N. Cleveland Ave., LV, 663-4163 www.n2n.org

Old Age Pension Weld County 351-1551, www.co.weld.co.us Social Security Administration Larimer County 301 S. Howes St., Ste. 4, FC 866-336-7385, www.ssa.gov Social Security Administration Weld County 5400 W. 11th St., GR 877-405-9195, www.ssa.gov

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Medicare Information 800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov Options for Long Term Care (OLTC) Larimer County 1501 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 498-7780, www.larimer.org Senior Health Insurance Assistance www.cdn.colorado.gov Weld County RSVP 351-2588, www.unco.edu/nhs/ rsvp/services.html Weld County Social Services Department 315 N. 11th Ave., GR, 352-1551 www.co.weld.co.us

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Garden Square at Westlake Assisted Living 3151 W. 20th St., GR, 673-9402 www.gardensquareatwestlake.com

Brookdale North Loveland 2895 N. Empire, LV, 235-0683 www.brookdaleliving.com Brookdale Mariana Butte 215 Shupe Cir., LV, 235-0699 www.brookdaleliving.com Brookdale Greeley 1999 W. 38th Ave., GR, 818-5300 www.brookdaleliving.com Assisted living, providing fabulous food and great service. Bright Assisted Living 610 Hemlock Dr., WS, 674-1446 Collinwood Assisted Living and Memory Care 5055 S. Lemay Ave., FC, 223-3552 www.bethesdaseniorliving.com Social and recreational activities; maintenance-free living. Columbine Commons Assisted Living 1475 Main Street, WS 449-5540, www. columbinehealth.com Courtyard of Loveland 605 California Ave., LV, 667-3342 www.courtyardofloveland.com Comfortable home environment with 24-hour personal care. Eagle’s Nest Assisted Living 1026 Salmon Run, FC, 231-2692 www.eaglesnestal.com Fort Collins Healthcare Center 1000 S Lemay Ave, FC, 482-7925 www.savaseniorcare.com Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. Garden Square at Spring Creek 1000 E. Stuart St., FC, 494-3276

Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village 508 W. Trilby Rd., FC, 226-4909 www.good-sam.com Grace Pointe Continuing Care Senior Campus 1919 68th Ave., GR, 304-1919 www.gracepointegreeley.com Assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. Gray Cara West 3705 Carson Ave., Evans 330-5133, www.graycara.com Heritage Haus 208 19th St., SE, LV, 669-5616 Joneses Assisted Living 2127 Eagle Dr., LV, 663-2226 Lakeview Commons 1422 W. 29th St., LV, 278-4000 www.columbinehealth.com Empower­ing residents to be active and independent. Loveland House 2115 Eagle Dr., LV, 663-2223 Loveland Village – Good Samaritan Society 2101 S. Garfield Ave., LV 669-3100, www.good-sam.com MacKenzie Place 4750 Pleasant Oak Dr., FC 207-1939 www.mackenzieplace.com Meadowlark Assisted Living 1214 Catalpa Pl., FC, 221-3707 MeadowView of Greeley 5300 W. 29th St., GR, 353-6800 www.meadowviewofgreeley.com Morning Star Assisted Living and Memory Care 3509 Lochwood Drive, FC, 999-8790 www.morningstarseniorliving.com

New Mercer Commons 900 Centre Ave., FC, 495-1000, www.columbine health.com Assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia, short-term respite. Park Regency Loveland 1875 Fall River Dr., LV, 461-1100 www.ParkRegencyLoveland.com Primrose Place 1330 E. 1st St., LV, 667-5962 www.facebook.com/pages/ Primrose-Place The Residence at Oakridge 4750 Wheaton Dr., FC, 229-5800 www.nhaconsulting.com Rigden Farm Senior Living 2350 Limon Dr., FC, 224-2700 www.RigdenFarmSeniorLiving.com Independent living month-tomonth leases with no buy-in. Shamrock Manor 2914 W. Prospect Rd., FC 224-1400 Spring Creek Health Care 1000 E Stuart Street, FC, 482-5712 www.savaseniorcare.com Providing wound, bariatric, respiratory and respite care. Turnberry Place Assisted Living 2401 Turnberry Rd., FC 482-2215 www.turnberryassistedliving.com Wellington Assisted Living 8126 5th St., Wellington, 568-7199 Willows at Windsor 303 E. Chestnut St., 686-2258 WindSong Memory Care 3150 Rock Creek Dr., FC 372-5838 www.windsongmemorycare.com WindSong at Rock Creek is a memory care community that follows Montessori principles in caring for their residents.

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INDEPENDENT LIVING

Bonnell Good Samaritan Center 708 22nd St., GR, 352-6082 www.good-sam.com Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village 508 W. Trilby Rd., FC 226-4909, www.good-sam.com Greeley Place 1051 6th St., GR, 351-0683 www.holidaytouch.com/ our-communities/greeley-place Harvest Pointe

4895 Lucerne Ave., LV 622-9907, www.rhf.org/rhfcms Affordable housing for lowincome seniors. Hillcrest of Loveland 535 N. Douglas Ave., LV, 593-9800 www.hillcrestofloveland.com Applicants must be at least 62 years of age with an annual income of or below $25,750 for one person or $29,400 for two people. Harvest Pointe is a non-smoking community.

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Loveland Village – Good Samaritan Society 2101 S. Garfield Ave., LV 669-3100 www.good-sam.com MacKenzie Place 4750 Pleasant Oak Dr., FC 207-1939, www.mackenzieplace.com Mirasol Senior Living 1153 Finch St., LV, 663-1300 www.mirasolseniorcommunity.com

Sugar Valley Estates—Holiday Retirement 4320 Georgetown Dr., LV 744-3245 www.sugarvalleyestates.com Water Valley Senior Living Resort 805 Compassion Way, WS 686-2743 www.good-sam.com/watervalley Welcoming sense of community, golf, fishing, trails; restaurantstyle dining. The Wexford 1515 W. 28th St. LV, 667-1900 www.columbinehealth.com Service and amenity choices available in a caring community. The Winslow 909 Centre Ave.FC, 492-6200 www.columbinehealth.com For seniors to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational, educa­tional, and social activities. The Worthington 900 Worthington Circle, FC, 490-1000 www.columbinehealth.com. Fun, security and peace of mind for independent-living seniors.

MOVING ASSISTANCE

Park Regency Premiere Senior Living 1875 Fall River Dr., LV, 461-1100 www.parkregency.us

Kids Gloves, LLC 449-2309, www.kidgloves.us

Parkwood Estates Independent Senior Living Community 2201 S. Lemay Ave., FC 482-3924, www.holidaytouch.com

NURSING FACILITIES

Rigden Farm Senior Living 2350 Limon Dr., FC 224-2700 www.rigdenfarmseniorliving.com Independent living month-to-month leases with no buy-in. Silvernest 1-866-757-NEST www.Silvernest.com Connects baby boomers and empty nesters that have (or need) a room to share. 30 |

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Lone Pine Estate Service 224-2637 Bonnell Good Samaritan Center 708 22nd St., GR, 352-6082 www.good-sam.com. Centre Avenue Health & Rehab Facility 815 Centre Ave. FC, 494-2140 www.columbinehealth.com Private rooms for individuals; short stays after hospitalization, long-term care, end-of-life care. Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, PC 1045 Robertson St., FC, 493-6667, www.brainrecov.com

Columbine Commons Health & Rehab Facility 1475 Main Street, WS, 449-5541, www.columbinehealth.com. Columbine West Health & Rehab Facility 940 Worthington Cr., FC , 221-2273 www.columbinehealth.com Skilled nursing facility providing rehabilitation, de­mentia care, and hospice services. Fairacres Manor Inc 1700 18th Ave., GR, 353-3370 www.vivage.com/fairacres

North Shore Health & Rehab Facility 1365 W. 29th St. LV, 667-1111 www.columbine health.com Meets needs with regard to individual’s dignity and strengths. Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of the Rockies 1020 Patton St., FC, 484-7981 www.rncrhealth.com Sava Senior Care 1000 E. Stuart St., FC, 482-5712 821 Duffield Ct., LV, 669-0345 www.savaseniorcare.com

Golden Peaks Center 1005 E. Elizabeth St., FC 482-2525, www.genesishcc. com/GoldenPeaks

Windsor Health Care Center 710 3rd St., WS, 686-7474 www.savaseniorcare.com

Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village 508 W. Trilby Rd., FC, 226-4909 www.good-sam.com

Big Thompson Manor I & II 230 Monroe Ave., LV, 667-4195

Grace Pointe Continuing Care Senior Campus 1919 68th Ave., GR, 304-1919 www.gracepointegreeley.com Assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. Kenton Manor 850 27th Ave., GR, 353-1017 www.savaseniorcare.com Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab Facility 4824 S. Lemay Ave., FC , 482-1584, www.columbine health.com. Life Care Center of Greeley 4800 W. 25th St., GR, 330-6400 www.lifecarecenterofgreeley.com Home-like atmosphere with nursing care. In-house physician. Loveland Village – Good Samaritan Society 2101 S. Garfield Ave., LV 669-3100, www.good-sam.com

SENIOR APARTMENTS

Birchwood Apartments 2830 W. 27th St. Ln., GR, 330-6206 Broadview Apartments 2915 W. 8th St., GR, 352-9305 CARE Housing 1303 W. Swallow Rd., FC 282-7522, www.carehousing.org Century III (Windsor Housing Authority) 1027 Walnut St., WS, 686-5576 www.windsorgov.com DMA Plaza Apartments 300 Remington St., FC, 493-7727 Fort Collins Housing Authority (Northern Hotel, the Villages, Wellington) 1715 W. Mountain Ave., FC 416-2910, www.fchousing.com Fox Run Good Samaritan Society 1720 60th Ave., GR, 353-7773 www.good-sam.com Governor’s Farm Apartments 701 6th St., WS, 686-9650 Greeley Manor Apartments 1000 13th St., Ste. 105, GR 356-5489 Hamilton Park Apartments 1402 N. 4th St., Ste. 2, Berthoud, 532-3725


Harvest Pointe 4895 Lucerne Ave., LV, 6229907, www.rhf.org/rhfcms Affordable housing for lowincome seniors. Immaculata Plaza 530 10th Ave., GR, 356-0610 Applicants must be at least 62 years of age with an annual income of or below $25,750 for one person or $29,400 for two people. Harvest Pointe is a non-smoking community.

Section 504 Coordinator: Stuart Hartman, VP - Operations, FPM, Inc. 911 N Studebaker Road, Long Beach CA 90815, 562-275-5100. TDD 800-545-1833 x 359.

Island Grove Village 119 14th Ave., GR, 356-2808 www.islandgrove.org Joe P. Martinez Garden Apartments 1701 2nd St., GR, 356-2332 La Casa Rosa (Greeley/Weld Housing Authority) 1011 C St., GR, 353-7437 www.greeley-weldha.org Loveland Housing Authority (Maple Terrace, Mirasol, Silver Leaf I & II) 375 W. 37th St., Ste. 200, LV 667-3232, www.lovelandhsg.org Meeker Commons Mutual Housing 505 9th Ave., GR, 378-9393

Oakbrook I Apartments 3200 Stanford Rd., FC 226-5060 www.mynewplace.com

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Woodside Village Apartments 144 E. 24th St., GR, 356-5991

Bohlender Funeral Chapel 121 W. Olive St., FC, 482-4244 www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com Full-service, funeral home offering funeral, burial, cremation, and preneed planning services.

RETAIL

Oakbrook II Apartments 3300 Stanford Rd., FC 223-1356 www.mynewplace.com

HORSES

Reflections Senior Apartments 321 E. Troutman Pkwy., FC 225-3711 www.cowboy.us/reflections.php Sanctuary Apartments 3732 Kunz Ct., FC, 225-2116 www.voacolorado.org The Pines at Southmoor 2162 30th St., GR, 356-4059 www.thepinesatsouthmoor.com University Plaza 1534 11th Ave., GR, 353-9275 Villa Fourteen 214 Birch Ave., Ault, 834-1570 Woodbridge Senior Apartments 1508 W. Elizabeth St., FC, 472-1703

Happy Horse 113 Peterson St., FC, 484-4199 www.happyhorsetack.com Everything for horses and the people they love.

Goes Funeral Care and Crematory 3665 Canal Dr., Ste. E, FC, 4822221, www.goesfuneralcare.com Personalized services including traditional burial and cremation. Green burial available.

HOME REMODELING

Johnson Custom Flooring and Design 2093 E. 11th St., LV, 663-1266, www.johnsoncustom flooringanddesign.com Single rooms, remodels and new construction; free estimates.

Seitz Funeral Services Inc 2000 47th Ave., GR, 330-6151 www.adamsonchapels.com Stoddard Funeral Home 3205 W. 28th St., GR 330-7301 www.dignitymemorial.com

SERVICES

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Allnutt Funeral Service 650 W. Drake Rd., FC, 482-3208, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., LV 667-1121, 702 13th St., GR

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Viegut Funeral Home 1616 N. Lincoln Ave., FC, 6794669, www.viegutfuneralhome.com Photography services.

Misty Bordeaux, Estate Law 2629 Redwing Rd., Ste. 112, FC 488-2737 www.bordeauxandboyes.com

LEGAL SERVICES

Peter W. Bullard, Elder Law 375 E. Horsetooth Rd., Bldg. 6 Ste. 200, FC 223-5900 www.estate-planning-help.com

Bill Beyers, Elder-Law Attorney 762 W. Eisenhower Blvd., LV 669-1101, www.beyerslaw.com C. Jan Lord, Elder-Law 1211 Lake Ave., Ste. 202, Berthoud 532-4183 www.cjlordlaw.com Colorado Legal Services 211 W. Magnolia St., FC 493-2891 www.coloradolegalservices.org Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr., FC 221-6644 www.fcgov.com Larimer County Bar Association Pro Bono Program 424 Pine St., FC, 402-2075 www.cobar.org

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Procter and Callahan, LLC, Elder Law & Estate Planning 343 W. Drake Rd., Ste. 240, FC, 266-9669 www.proctercallahanlaw.com Wallace & Kling, P.C. 412 S. Howes St., Ste. B, FC 221-5602 www.wallace-kling.com Weld County Legal Services Pro Bono Program 800 8th Ave., Ste. 202, GR 310-8367 www.coloradolegalservices.org

TRANSPORTATION

SAINT 333 W. Drake Rd., Ste. 42, FC 223-8604 or 223-8645 LV, 223-8653, www.saint volunteertransportation.org

City of Loveland Transit (COLT) 410 E. 5th St., LV, 962-2700 www.ci.loveland.co.us

Shamrock Taxi 4414 E. Harmony Rd., FC 303-772-5222

Dial-A-Ride 250 N. Mason St., FC, 224-6066 www.ridetransfort.com Larimer County Lift 2255 Midpoint Dr., FC, 498-7541

Super Shuttle 4414 E. Harmony Road, FC 225-4838 www.supershuttle.com/dia 20 trips daily to and from DIA.

Greeley Paratransit 1200 A St., GR, 350-9287 www.greeleygov.com/thebus

Transfort Fort Collins 250 N. Mason St., FC, 221-6620 www.ridetransfort.com

Greenride 4414 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 200, FC, 226-5533 www.greenrideco.com Shuttle service to Denver International Airport from Front Range and Wyoming locations.

Uber get.uber.com Sign up for Uber on your phone. Get reasonably priced rides any time.

Berthoud Area Transportation Service (BATS) 248 Welch Ave., Berthoud, 532-3049 www.berthoud.org/Town/bats.php

Yellow Cab of Northern Colorado 303-777-2001 www.fortcollinstaxi.com


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DIRECTORY Activities & lessons . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Archery, biking, boating, bowling, cards and bingo, dancing, equestrian gear, gardening, golfing, hiking, music, scuba, spectator events, swimming, tennis Arts & crafts classes . . . . . . . . . 38 Glass blowing, knitting, painting, pottery, quilting & sewing, stained glass Arts & entertainment . . . . . . . . . . 38 Cinema cafes, dinner theaters, museums, performance venues Beauty/Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hair removal

ACTIVITIES ARCHERY

Greeley Archers www.greeleyarchers.com Loveland Archery Exchange 907 VanBuren Ave., LV 667-2934 www.laxarchery.com Rocky Mountain Archery 4518 Innovation Dr., FC 226-5900 www.rockymountainarcheryfc.com

BIKING

The Bicycle Advisory Committee 215 N. Mason Ave., FC www.fcgov.com/bac The Bicycle Ambassador Program (BAP) A partnership between FC Bikes & Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition www.bicycleambassadorprogram.org The Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition (BPEC) www.bicycleambassador program.org/bpec City of Fort Collins Bikes 281 N. College Ave., FC, 416-2471 www.fcgov.com/bicycling 34 |

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City of Greeley Bikes 1001 9th Ave., GR, 350-9424 www.greeleygov.com/activities/ greeley-bikes

Rocky Mountain Recumbents 2111-G S. College Ave., FC 221-4838 www.rockymountainrecumbents.com

City of Loveland Recreation Trails and Bike Map www.cityofloveland.org

Two Rivers Cycling Club Greeley www.tworiverscycling.org

Fort Collins Bike Co-op 1501 N. College Ave., FC, 4843804, www.fcbikecoop.org

A Wanderlust Adventures 4120 W. County Rd. 54G, LaPorte, CO, 482-1995 www.awanderlustadventure.com

Fort Collins Bike Library 250 N. Mason Ave., FC, 4191050, www.fcbikelibrary.org Fort Collins Cycling Club www.fccycleclub.org Lee’s Cyclery Bike Shop 202 W. Laurel St., FC, 482-6006 www.leescyclery.com. P.E.D.A.L. (People’s Efforts to Deemphasize Autos in Loveland) www.pedalclub.org Recycled Cycles 4031 S. Mason St., FC, 223-1969 www.recycled-cycles.com RideKick 877-974-4440, www.ridekick.com Electric-pow­ered trailers.

BOATING

A1 Wildwater Rafting 2801 N. Shields St., FC, 2243379, www.a1wildwater.com Boyd Lake State Park 3720 N. CR 11C, LV, 6691739, www.cpw.state.co.us/ placestogo/parks/BoydLake Inlet Bay Marina @ Horsetooth Reservoir 4314 S. Shoreline Dr., FC 223-0140 www.inletbaymarina.com Mountain Whitewater Descents 1329 N. Hwy 287, FC, 419-0917, www.raftmwd.com Rocky Mountain Adventures 1117 N. Hwy 287, FC, 493-4005, www.shoprma.com

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Continuing Education Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 General fitness, Pilates, yoga Food & beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Brewery tours, cooking classes, delivery services, farmers’ markets, grocery shopping assistance, makeyour-own, wine tasting Municipal support . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 City services, libraries, senior centers Volunteer opportunities . . . . . . . . 42

BOWLING

Chippers Lanes 830 N. College Ave., FC, 484-4777 217 W. Horsetooth Rd., FC, 2266327, 2454 8th Ave., GR, 3534275, www.chipperslanes.com Highland Park Lanes 1900 59th Ave., GR, 330-2695 www.highlandparklanes.com Sweetheart Lanes 2320 N. Lincoln Ave., LV, 667-3510 www.sweetheartlanes.net Leagues, parties and open bowling.

CARD GAMES, BINGO, BUNKO AND MORE

Fort Collins Duplicate Player’s Club Community of Christ Church 220 E. Oak St., FC, 204-1952 Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr., FC, 221-6644 www.fcgov.com/recreation/ seniorcenter Bingo, bridge and pinochle Greeley Afternoon Club Senior Center 1010 6th St., GR, 304-0410


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DANCING

Andre’s Ballroom Dance, LLC Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak St., FC, 266-8249 www.andresballroom.com Ballroom Fort Collins 2600 Fieldstone Dr., FC, 493-2922 www.ballroomfortcollins.com Club Tico 1599 City Park Dr., FC, 224-6113 or 224-6033 www.fcgov.com/recreation/ clubtico.php Contemporary Dance Academy 2531 S. Shields St., #2A, FC, 232-9539, www. contemporarydanceacademy.com Foot and Fiddle Square Dance Club Mountain Range Shadows Clubhouse, 8401 Mummy Range Dr., LV, 498-8997 www.coloradosquaredance.com High Country Conservatory of Dance 5112 S. College Ave., FC 225-0600 www.highcountrydance.com Dancer Guy, LLC FC, 207-9176 www.dancerguy.com Swing, Latin, Ballroom or Country dance lessons.

EQUESTRIAN GEAR

Happy Horse 113 Peterson St., FC. 484-4199 www.happyhorsetack.com Everything for horses and the people they love.

GARDENING

Fort Collins Nursery 2121 E. Mulberry, FC, 482-1984 www.fortcollinsnursery.com The Gardens on Spring Creek 2145 Centre Ave., FC, 416-2486, www.fcgov.com/gardens/ The Sustainable Living Association FC, 224-3247, www. sustainablelivingassociation.org

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GOLFING

City of Fort Collins Golf Division Multiple locations, FC, 221-6650 www.fcgov.com/golf City of Loveland Golf Courses Multiple locations, LV, 669-5800 www.ci.loveland.co.us Fort Collins Country Club 1920 Country Club Rd., FC 482-1336 www.fcgolf.org Greeley Country Club 4500 10th St., GR, 353-2431 www.greeleycc.org Harmony Club Golf 4176 Club Dr., FC, 482-4653 www.harmonyclub.info/golf/ Highland Meadows Golf Course 6300 Highland Meadows Pkwy., WS, 204-4653, www. HighlandMeadowsGolfCourse.com Weeklong camps for beginner and intermediate golfers. Indi­ vidual and group instruction.

HIKING

City of Fort Collins: Parks and Trails FC, 221-6660 www.fcgov.com/parks/trails.php Larimer County: Natural Resources 1800 S. CR 31, LV, 619-4570 www.larimer.org/naturalresources Poudre Wilderness Volunteers www.pwv.org

MUSIC CLASSES

EZ Keys Piano Studio 6th Place SW, LV, 222-6234 www,ezkeyspiano.com Private and shared lessons; free introductory session.

Piano Center of the Rockies 2721 S. College Ave., FC, 282-9171, www. pianocenteroftherockies.com

Chimney Park Pool 421 Chimney Park Dr., WS, 6740826, www.windsorgov.com/ index.aspx?NID=276

Loveland Academy of Music, LLC 575 N. Denver Ave., Ste. 120, LV, 581-3553, www. lovelandacademyofmusic.com

City Park Pool 1599 City Park Ave., FC, 221-6363, www.fcgov.com/ recreation/cityparkpool.php

SCUBA

Discovery Bay Water Park 715 E. 24th St., GR, 3533538, www.greeleygov.com/ Recreation/default.aspx

Colorado Scuba Diving Academy 3320 N. Shields St., FC, 855-5572822, www.codivingacademy.com

Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) 1801 Riverside Ave., FC, 221-6683, www.fcgov.com/ recreation/epic.php

Alpine Scuba 1110 W. Prospect Rd., FC, 4847049, www.alpinescuba.net

High Plains Scuba Center 115 W. Harvard, FC, 493-8562 www.highplainsscuba.com Scuba Schools International Inc 2619 Canton Ct., FC, 482-0883 www.divessi.com Tortuga Bay 2986 W. 29th St., GR, 353-3337 www.tortugabay.net

SPECTATOR EVENTS

Colorado Eagles Hockey Budweiser Event Center, 5290 Arena Cir., LV, 619-4100 www.coloradoeagles.com Colorado State University Rams Sports Moby Arena, 1951 W. Plum St., FC, www.csurams.com University of Northern Colorado Bears Sports Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, GR, 351-4849 www.uncbears.com

SWIMMING

Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr., FC, 221-6644 www.fcgov.com/recreation/ seniorcenter Greeley Recreation Center 651 10th Ave., GR, 350-9400, www.greeleygov. com/Recreation/GreeleyRec.aspx Hillside Pool 1414 27th St., GR, 352-1692 www.hillsidepool.com Island Grove Park 501 N. 14th Ave., GR, 350-9392, www.greeleygov.com/Parks/ islandgrove.aspx Mulberry Pool 424 W. Mulberry St., FC, 221-6657 www.fcgov.com/recreation/ mulberrypool.php Winona Outdoor Pool 1615 SE 4th St., LV, 962-2435, www.ci.loveland.co.us/index. aspx?page=231

TENNIS

Magnolia Music Studio 210 W. Magnolia St., FC, 481-8661 www.magnoliamusicstudio.com

Bittersweet Swimming & Tennis 1429 39th Ave., GR, 353-0957, www.bittersweetwetnet.org

Philomusica: A Muscial Playground 2105 S. College Ave., FC 419-8801, www.philomusica.com

Centennial Outdoor Pool 2315 Reservoir Rd., GR, 3302837, www.greeleygov.com/ Recreation/default.aspx

Edge Sports Center, Inc. 4450 Denrose Ct., FC, 472-0048 www.edgesportscenter.com

Piano & Guitar Institute 2925 S. College Ave., #8, FC 206-4930, 1295 Main St., #3, WS, 686-9660, www. pianoinstitutellc.com

Chilson Recreation Center 700 E. Fourth St., LV 962-2386, www.cityofloveland.org

Lewis Tennis School Rolland Moore Park, 2201 S. Shields St., FC, 493-7000 www.lewistennis.com

City Park Tennis Courts 1500 W. Mulberry St., FC, 4847665, www.fcgov.com/parks/map


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Rolland Moore Racquet Complex 2201 S. Shields St., FC, 493-7000, www.fcgov.com/ recreation/racquet-complex.php

Pinot’s Palette 159 W. Mountain Ave., FC, 2142508, www.pinotspalette.com/ FortCollins

Evergreen Tennis Courts 1337 W. Broadmoor Dr., LV, 663-7788, www. evergreentenniscourts.com

Studio Vino 426 N. Lincoln Ave., LV, 6229632, www.studiovino.com

ART CLASSES GLASS BLOWING

Glass & Fire FC, 402-3280, www.glassnfire.com Daggett Glass Studio 918 N. Garfield Ave., LV 667-8073 www.daggettglass.com

KNITTING

Lambspun 1101 E. Lincoln Ave., FC, 4841998, www.lambspun.com Yarns and fibers, weaving supplies, books, classes, specialty items. My Sister Knits 1408 W. Mountain Ave., FC, 4071461, www.mysisterknits.com Latest yarns and accessories, en­ couragement, assistance in cozy atmosphere. Your Daily Fiber 4019 S. Mason St., FC, 4842414, www.yourdailyfiber.com A family-run shop featuring a wide range of yarn and supplies for fiber enthusiasts.

PAINTING

Gadabout Art Various locations, FC, 719-2291159, www.gadaboutart.com Juiced on Imagination 115 N. College Ave., Ste. 220, FC, 301-9695, 1349 Cleveland Ave., LV, 301-9695 www.juicedonimagination.com Mona Lisa & Me 20 S. Parish, Johnstown, 6859385, www.monalisaandme.com Picasso & Wine 1540 Main St., #236, WS, 4600833, www.picassoandwine.com

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Showcase Art Center 1335 8th Ave., GR, 356-8593 www.greeleyartassociation.org/ classes.html

POTTERY

Northern Colorado Potters Guild 209 Christman Dr., FC, 416-5979 www.nocopottersguild.org Smokestack Pottery 119 E. Lincoln Ave., FC 484-8183 www.smokestackpottery.com The Pottery Studio 1541 W. Oak St., FC, 221-6204, www.fcgov.com/recreation/ potterystudio.php The Clay Center of Northern Colorado 1024 6th Ave., GR, 590-1561 www.claycenternc.com

QUILTING & SEWING

Jukebox Quilts 406 N. College, FC, 224-9975, www.jukeboxquilts.com The Fig Leaf: Fabrics & Notions 2834 S. College Ave., FC 495-1766 www.thefigleafquilting.com Old Town Quilting 916 Akin Ave., FC, 217-3483 www.oldtownquilting.com Sew What? Inc. 1817 E. Mulberry St., FC, 4827681, www.fortfabrics.com Quilter’s Stash 1180 W. Ash St., Ste 100, WS, 686-5657, www.quilterstash.com Sew Downtown 824 9th St., GR, 352-9230 www.sewdowntown.com Laughing Ladies Quilting 349 Massachessetts Ave., Berthoud, 532-2130 www.laughingladiesquilting.com

STAINED GLASS

KDD Fused Glass 2601 Platte Pl., FC, 223-3778 www.kddfusedglass.com

Greeley Museum 714 8th St., GR, 350-9220 www.greeleymuseums.com Four museums with special events, pro­grams, exhibits, tours.

Northern Colorado Stained Glass Supply 3000 N. Overland Tr., LaPorte 482-7655 www.ncstainedglass.com

Bas Bleu Theatre Company 416 Pine St., FC, 498-8949 www.basbleu.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Budweiser Event Center – The Ranch 5290 Arena Circle, LV, 619-4100 www.budweisereventcenter.com

Lyric Cinema Café 300 E. Mountain Ave., FC 493-0893 www.lyriccinemacafe.com

Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia St., FC, 2216730, www.lctix.com Local, regional, and national enter­tainment.

CINEMA CAFES

The Kress Cinema & Lounge 817 8th Ave., GR 515-5717 www.kresscinema.com

DINNER THEATERS

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 4747 Marketplace Dr., John­ stown, 744-3747 www.coloradocandlelight.com Midtown Arts Center 3750 S. Mason St., FC, 225-2555 www.midtownartscenter.com

MUSEUMS

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 408 Mason Ct., FC, 416-2236 www.fcmod.org Northern Colorado history; hands-on science experiences. Fort Collins Museum of Art 201 S. College Ave., FC 482-2787, www.ftcma.org Exhibitions, events, educational programs to foster learn­ing, interaction and inquiry. Global Village Museum of Arts & Cultures 200 W Mountain Ave, 221-4600 www.globalvillagemusem.org Art collections and activities to promote global understanding. Loveland Museum/Gallery 503 N. Lincoln, LV, 962-2410 www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org Loveland history through art/his­tory exhibits, programs and events.

PERFORMANCE VENUES

Rialto Theater 228 E. Fourth St., LV, 962-2120 www.rialtotheatercenter.org Music, theater, film, community events; touring performers. Union Colony Civic Center 701 10th Ave., GR, 356-5000 www.ucstars.com Local, regional, and national enter­tainment.

BEAUTY/SPA

Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic 2032 Lowe St., Ste. 103, FC. 223-0193, 4450 Union St., Ste. 201, Johnstown. 223-0193 www.alluraclinic.com MD Body and Med Spa 3000 S. College Ave., #208, FC, 779-2920 www.mdbodyandmedspa.com FDA-approved coolsculpting and microneedling treatments. Screamin’ Peach Waxing Studio 638 S College Ave., 224-2930 4414 S College Ave., 224-2936 www.screaminpeach.com Total Vein Care 1136 E. Stuart St. #4102, FC 498-8346 www.totalvein.net Specialists in disorders of the lower extremity; varicose & spider veins.


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Xanadu Med Spa 2244 E. Harmony Rd., #100, FC. 482-1889 www.xanadumedspa.com Offers nonsurgical cosmetic options to help you look and feel more youthful.

Fort Collins Club 1307 E. Prospect Rd., FC 224-2582 www.fortcollinsclub.net

Loveland Athletic Club 1000 S. Lincoln Ave., LV 663-4009 www.lovelandathleticclub.com

EDUCATION

Fit5 Studio 4637 S Mason St., FC 775-3955, www.fit5studio.com Offering the Lagree Fitness Method to northern Colorado.

CSU Online Plus Colorado State University 492-4717 www.online.colostate.edu Designed for those who are 50 and better.

Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr., FC 221-6644, www.fcgov.com/ recreation/seniorcenter Enriching lives through activity and knowledge.

Miramont Lifestyle Fitness South: 901 Oakridge Dr., FC, 282-1000; North: 1800 Heath Parkway, FC, 672-4219; Central: 2211 S. College Ave., FC, 225-2233; Centerra: 3755 Precision Dr., Ste 100, LV, 744-5005 www.miramontlifestyle.com

FITNESS

Hatfield Chilson Recreation 700 E. 4th St., LV, 962-2386 www.ci.loveland.co.us

CONTINUING EDUCATION

GENERAL FITNESS

Anytime Fitness 324 W. 37th St., LV, 203-0800 www.anytimefitness.com/ gyms/1380/loveland-co-80538 Aspen Club, Senior Services 1025 Garfield St., Ste. #A, FC, 495-8560, 2000 16th St., Ste. 3, GR, www.uchealth.org

Lifestyle Centre Health Club 802 W. Drake Rd., Ste. 133 FC, 494-6446 www.lifestylecenter.net Comprehensive program encouraging commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Raintree Athletic Club 2555 S. Shields St., FC, 490-1300 www.raintreeathleticclub.com Silver Sneakers www.silversneakers.com SNAP Fitness 201 South Elm, Eaton 454-3741 www.Snapfitness.com/eaton The Conditioning Spa 2640 11th Ave., GR, 352-0974 www.conditioningspa.com

The Other Club 1227 Riverside Ave., FC, 2214FIT, TheOtherClubFitness.com Yoga, personalized fitness and training. Work Out West 5701 W. 20th St., GR 330-9691 www.workoutwest.com

PILATES

b. Pilates 1022 S. College Ave., FC, 8196763, www.schedulicity.com/ scheduling/BPLXEN Perk! Pilates Fitness 351 Linden St., Ste. 100B, FC 481-8474, www.perkpf.com Powerhouse Pilates 1002 W. Drake Rd., #104, FC 556-4589 www.prhspilates.com The Yoga Pilates Center 1307 E. Prospect Rd., FC 224-2582 www.fortcollinsclub.net/yoga

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Just Yoga Fort Collins 5112 S. College Ave., Ste. C, FC, 472-5700, www.bikramyogafc.com Just Yoga Greeley 2343 W. 27th St., Ste. 505, GR, 339-9101 www.bikramyogagreeley.com Fort Collins Yoga CoOp www.fortcollinsyogacoop.org Loveland Yoga Core Fitness 100 E. 3rd St., LV, 292-8313 www.lovelandyogacorefitness.com Mindstream Yoga 2733 Council Tree Ave., #129, FC 266-9642 www.mindstreamyoga.com Old Town Yoga 237 Jefferson St., FC 222-2777 www.oldtownyoga.com Om Ananda Yoga 115 N. College Ave., Ste. 200, FC, 488-9192, www.omanandayoga.com Sacred Space Yoga 1616 14th St., GR, 515-6821 www.ssyoga.com Yoga Luna 206 E. 4th St., LV, 690-7909 www.yogalunaloveland.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE

BREWERY TOURS

Budweiser Brewery Tours 2351 Busch Dr., FC 490-4691 www.budweisertours.com New Belgium Brewery 500 Linden St., FC, 221-0524 www.newbelgium.com Odell Brewing Company 800 E. Lincoln Ave., FC, 4989070, www.odellbrewing.com

COOKING CLASSES

Come Back to the Table 725 E. Mulberry St., FC 407-8828 www.comebacktothetable.com/ cooking-classes

The Cupboard 152 S. College Ave., FC 493-8585, www.thecupboard.net The Cooking Studio Fort Collins 123 N. College Ave., FC www.the-cooking-studio.com Salud! Cooking School Whole Foods, 2201 S. College Ave., FC, 267-9200 www.wholefoodsmarket.com

DELIVERY SERVICES

Meals on Wheels Fort Collins 1217 E. Elizabeth St., Ste. 11, FC 484-6325 www.fcmow.org Nutritious meals, conver­sation, and well-being check on delivery. Meals on Wheels of Greeley & Weld County 2131 9th St., GR 353-9738 www.mealsonwheelsgreeley.com Delivers meals to people in their homes in Weld county. Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud 437 N. Garfield, LV 667-0311 www.lovelandmealsonwheels.org

FARMERS’ MARKETS

City of Loveland Farmers’ Market 700 S. Railroad Ave., LV, 9622727, www.cityofloveland.org Drake Road Farmers’ Market 802 W. Drake, FC, 218-5521 www.drakeroadfarmersmarket.com Fort Collins Farmers’ Market 215 E. Foothills Pkwy., FC 495-4889, www.fortcollinsfm.com Greeley Farmers’ Market 1100 8th Ave., GR 350-9783 www.greeleygov.com/ CommunityDevelopment/ FarmersMarket.aspx

Fortified Farm Dinners

YOGA

Harvest Moon Salmon Bake SEPTEMBER 10 Fossil Creek Farms

Bounty & Brews Beer Dinner OCTOBER 14 Bath Garden Center & Nursery

Mad Farmer Dinner NOVEMBER 4 Hope Farms

FortifiedCollaborations.com/tickets New for 2017: Season Tickets Available A series of community dinners on farms around Fort Collins, each benefitting a local non profit.

CULTIVATING SPONSORS:

Larimer County Farmers’ Market 200 W. Oak St., FC 498-6000 www.fortcollinsfarmersmarkets.com

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Loveland Farmers’ Market N. Garfield & Orchards (Hobby Lobby Parking Lot), LV, 4954889, www.fortcollinsfm.com Winter Farmers’ Market Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., FC, www.downtownfort collins.com/ events/winter-farmers-market Zippity Zoo Farmers’ Market & Boutique 6921 Ridge Valley Ct., LV, 2316444, www.alpacarancher.net

GROCERY SHOPPING ASSISTANCE

City of Loveland COLT Minibus 105 W. 5th St., LV, 962-2700, www.ci.loveland.co.us Albertson’s Home Shopping Assistance—no delivery charge Volunteers of America 405 Canyon Ave., FC , 472-9630 www.voarsvp@frii.com RSVP Weld County: Grocery Shopping and Delivery 351-2588, www.coseniorcorps.org Safeway Grocery Delivery 877-723-3929 www.shop.safeway.com

MAKE YOUR OWN

Hops and Berries 130 W. Olive St., Unit B, FC, 493-2484, 1833 E. Harmony Rd., Unit 16, FC, 493-2484, www. hopsandberries.com Vintages—Your personal winery 120 W. Olive St., FC 484-9813 www.vintageswine.com Warhammer Supply 1112 Monroe Ave., LV 635-2602 www.warhammersupply.com

WINE TASTING

Blue Mountain Vineyards Berthoud, CO, 303-532-6104 www.coloradobluemountain.com Blue Skies Winery 251 Jefferson St., FC, 407-9463 www.blueskieswinery.com

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Sweetheart City Wines, LLC LV, 744-4907 www.sweetheartcitywines.com Ten Bears Winery Taste Room, 114 N. College Ave., FC, 484-8101, Winery, 5215 Ten Bears Ct., LaPorte, 566-4043 www.tenbearswinery.com The Cellar 3600 Mitchell Dr., Ste. 90, FC 223-1555, www.thecellarfc.com Vintages—Your personal winery 120 W. Olive St., FC, 484-9813 www.vintageswine.com Custom-made wines. Wilbur’s Total Beverage 2201 S. College Ave., FC 226-8662 www.wilburstotalbeverage.com

MUNICIPAL SUPPORT CITY SERVICES

City of Fort Collins 215 N. Mason St., FC, 221-6207 www.fcgov.com City of Greeley 1000 10th St., GR, 350-9710 www.greeleygov.com City of Loveland 500 E. 3rd St., LV, 962-2727 www.cityofloveland.org Downtown Fort Collins 19 Old Town Square, FC, 484-6500 www.downtownfortcollins.com Town of Berthoud Town Hall, 328 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud, 532-2643 www.berthoud.org

LIBRARIES

Poudre River Public Library District www.poudrelibraries.org Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., FC, 221-6740 Harmony Library 4616 S. Shields St., FC 221-6740 Council Tree Library 2733 Council Tree Ave., FC 221-6740

High Plains Library District 888-861-7323 www.mylibrary.us Centennial Park Library 2227 23rd Ave., GR Farr Regional Library 1939 61st Ave., GR Lincoln Park Library 1012 11th St., Ste. B, GR Riverside Library 3700 Golden St., Evans Kersey Library 413 1st St., Kersey Clearview Library District www.clearviewlibrary.org Windsor-Severance Library 720 3rd St., Windsor, 686-5603 Loveland Public Library 300 N. Adams Ave., LV 962-2665 www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org

SENIOR CENTERS

Berthoud Senior Center 248 Welch Ave., Berthoud 532-2730

Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr., FC 221-6644 www.fcgov.com/recreation/ seniorcenter Encouraging adults to enrich their lives through activity and knowledge. Greeley Senior Activity Center 1010 6th St., GR, 350-9440 www.greeleygov.com/recreation/ SeniorCenter.aspx Special events, travel programs, sports & tournaments, classes, games, nutritional lunches. Loveland Chilson Senior Center 700 E. Fourth St., LV 962-2783 www.ci.loveland.co.us Variety of programming opportu­ nities for older adults. Windsor Community Recreation Center 250 N. 11th St., WS 674-3500 www.windsorgov.com Windsor Community Recreation Center offers numerous activities and trips for seniors to enjoy.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County 103 Smokey St., FC 223-1709 www.begreatlarimer.org

Boys & Girls Club of Weld County 2400 1st Ave., GR 353-1278 www.bgcweld.org City of Fort Collins: Parks and Trails FC, 221-6660 www.fcgov.com/parks/trails.php Colorado Welcome Center 3745 E. Prospect Rd., FC 491-3583 www.colorado.com/ official-colorado-welcome-centers Food Bank for Larimer County 1301 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 493-4477 www.foodbanklarimer.org Fort Collins Bike Library 250 N. Mason Ave., FC 419-1050 www.fcbikelibrary.org Fort Collins Museum of Art 201 S. College Ave., FC 482-2787, www.ftcma.org Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 408 Mason Ct., FC 221-6738 www.fcmod.org Fort Collins Rescue Mission 316 Jefferson St., FC 224-4302 www.fortcollinsrescuemission.org Larimer County Landfill 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., FC 498-5770 www.larimer.org/solidwaste/ ftc.htm Larimer County: Natural Resources Volunteer Program 1800 S. CR 31, LV 619-4552 www.larimer.org/nrvolunteer


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Loveland Museum/ Gallery 503 N. Loveland Ave., LV 962-2410 www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org Meals on Wheels Fort Collins 1217 E. Elizabeth #11, FC 484-6325 www.fcmow.org Poudre River Public Library District Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., FC 221-6740 www.poudrelibraries.org Poudre Wilderness Volunteers www.pwv.org Realities for Children 1610 S. College Ave., FC 484-9090 www.realitiesforchildren.com Rialto Theater Center 228 E. 4th St., LV 962-2120 www.rialtotheatercenter.org

Ten Thousand Villages/Fort Collins 113 Linden St., 224-9501 www.tenthousandvillages.com/ fortcollins United Way of Larimer County 424 Pine St., FC 407-7000 www.uwaylc.org United Way of Weld County 814 9th St., GR 353-4300 www.unitedway-weld.org Volunteers of America Retired Senior Volunteer Program 405 Canyon Ave., FC 472-9630 www.voacolorado.org/ volunteer-opportunities/retiredsenior-volunteer-program-rsvp Weld Food Bank 1108 H St., GR 356-2199 www.weldfoodbank.org

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CAREGIVING

ADULT DAYCARE AND RESPITE CARE

Brookdale Fort Collins 1002 Rule Dr., FC, 235-0698 www.brookdaleliving.com Brookdale North Loveland 2895 N. Empire, LV 235-0683 www.brookdaleliving.com

ResCare 5400 West 11 th St., GR 356-0093, www.rescare.com Provides quality residential, supported living, and day programs services. Stepping Stones Adult Day Progam @ McKee Medical Center 302 3rd St. SE, LV, 669-7069, www.bannerhealth.com

HOME HEALTH SUPPORT

Brookdale Mariana Butte 215 Shupe Cir., LV 235-0699 www.brookdaleliving.com

Accent Care 1180 Main St., Ste. 9, WS 800-368-7167 www.accentcare.com

Brookdale Greeley 1999 W. 38th Ave., GR 818-5300 www.brookdaleliving.com

Advanced Home Healthcare, LLC 1730 S. College Ave., Ste. 304, FC, 493-8500

Eldergarden Adult Day Care 910 27th Ave., GR, 353-5003 www.eldergarden.org Elderhaus Adult Day Programs 605 S. Shields St., FC, 221-0406 www.elderhaus.org New Mercer Commons 900 Centre Ave., FC, 495-1000 www.columbine health.com.

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Banner Home Care – McKee Medical LV, 820-4435, GR, 810-6222 www.bannerhealth.com Bloom at Home 1455 Main Street, WS, 460-9200, www. columbinehealth.com Care Pathways www.carepathways.com

Caring Companions Volunteers of America 405 Canyon Ave., FC, 472-9630 www.voacolorado.org Caring Hearts Home Health Care, LLC 6801 W. 20th St. Ste. 207, GR 378-1409, www.caringheartshh.com Columbine Poudre Home Care 915 Centre Ave. Ste 2., FC, 482-5096, 1455 Main Street, WS, 460-9200 www.columbinehealth.com Healthcare in patients’ homes.

Good Samaritan Society 226-4909, FC 669-3100, LV 352-6082, GR www.good-sam.com Home Instead Senior Care 251 Boardwalk, FC, 494-0289 www.homeinstead.com Wide variety of senior care ser­ vices, resources and support delivered to the home. Homewatch Care Givers 1220 W. Ash St. Ste. C, WS 674-9723 www.homewatchcaregivers.com

Comfort Keepers 1218 W. Ash St. Ste. L, WS 829-3100 www.comfortkeepers.com

Interim Home Style Services 2000 Vermont Dr., Ste. 100, FC 472-4180 www.interimhealthcare.com

Eldercare Network 495-3442, www.eldercarenet.org

Maxim Healthcare Services 3665 JFK Pkwy., #330, FC 493-9300 www.maximhomecare.com In-home nursing care, rehabilita­ tion, and support services.

Evergreen Home Health Care 301 N. Howes St., Ste. 110, FC 416-6481, www.evergreenhhc.com Family Care Connection 223-9026 www.familycareconnection.com Family Link 720-266-2791 www.familylinkcolorado.org

Preferred Home Health 2802 Madison Square Dr., #100, LV, 776-1970 www.phhco.com


Bringing the Joy of Natural Hearing

Back to Everyday L ife I

grew up in Southern California, always knowing that I wanted to become an equine veterinarian. After junior college, I moved to Fort Collins, CO to attend CSU’s Equine Sciences program.   In my undergraduate junior year, I realized that horses were my passion and hobby and I really did not want to “work” my hobby.  I needed to find a career that I felt the same passion.  In 1999, I began working at a hearing clinic as the receptionist.  Within a few months, I knew helping people restore their hearing was my career passion.  I went back to school, studied under my mentor and received my Certification in Hearing Healthcare and my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.   I have also furthered my education by taking online courses in Neuroanatomy to learn more about how the brain works. In July 2010, my career path expanded by becoming the owner of Advanced Hearing Services.  I enjoy my journey everyday by helping people regain their natural hearing. I believe that what sets me apart from others in my field, is that I am the owner and provider at Advanced Hearing Services.  I am not owned by a large corporation that dictates what I can provide for my patients.  I have the autonomy to make decisions that benefit you, not a large manufacturer. When you call to make an appointment, your appointment will be with me.  I will guide you through the process of restoring your natural hearing and will continue to provide care for many years. I have a large practice with a family feel.  Everyone who becomes part of Advanced Hearing Services will be part of my family. Away from the office, my husband Duane and I enjoy the beautiful nature that Fort Collins offers us and I ride my two horses, Einstein better known as “E” and Ruby. Thank you to everyone who trusts me with your hearing healthcare,

Susan Susan D Baker, BC-HIS, Owner Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Right At Home 2850 McClelland Drive, FC. 494-1111, www.rightathome.net Improving the lives of those we serve. RVNA Home Health Care 107 Cameron Dr., FC, 225-9399 www.rvna.info Senior Helpers 1051 6th St., GR, 667-6400 www.seniorhelpers.com/noco Seniors Helping Seniors Senior In-Home Care 2290 E. Prospect Rd., Ste. 4, FC. 631-8251 3805 Valley Crest Drive, Timnath. 484-8445 www.seniorshelpingseniors.com Touchstone Home Health 5312 W. 9th St. Dr., Ste. 120, GR 356-3922 www.touchstonehomehealth.com Visiting Angels 5441 Boeing Dr., Ste. 200, LV 2925668, www.visitingangels.com

HOSPICE CARE

Front Range Hospice 3770 Puritan Way, Ste. #E, Frederick, 776-8080 or 303-957-3101 www.frontrangehospice.com In-home hospice care. Hospice of Northern Colorado 1801 16th St., GR, 475-0041 www.hospiceofnortherncolorado.org Pathways Hospice Community Care for Northern Colorado 305 Carpenter Rd., FC, 663-3500 www.pathways-care.org Compassionate care for those who have an advanced condition.

INFORMATION

Alzheimer’s Association 415 Peterson St., FC, 472-9798 918 13th St., #1, GR 392-9202, www.alz.org/co Programs and services that sup­ port families, enhance care and support those affected. Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Contact Helpline 800-272-3900, www.alz.org

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Aging Center of the Rockies 149 W. Harvard, Ste. 201, FC 631-7133 Provides in-home or office-setting counseling on a sliding scale. American Cancer Society 8221 W. 20th St., Ste. A, GR 356-9727, www.cancer.org Answers on Aging (Senior Hotline) United Way, 407-7066 www.uwaylc.org Connections for Independent Living 1331 8th Ave., GR, 352-8682 www.connectionsforindependent living.org Eldercare Locator (National) 800-677-1116, www.eldercare.gov Grandparents Support Group in Greeley 353-6433 or 346-6952 Hispanic Elderly Outreach Program 353-6433, www.co.weld.co.us Larimer County Office on Aging 2601 Midpoint Dr., Ste. 112, FC 498-7750, www.larimer.org/ seniors Seniors Resource Guide www.seniorsresourceguide.com Volunteers of America Senior Resource 472-9630, www.voacolorado.org Weld County Area Agency on Aging 315 C N. 11th Ave., GR, 346-6950 www.co.weld.co.us

INFUSION THERAPY

Poudre Infusion Therapy 1455 Main Street, WS, 460-9208 www.columbine health.com

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING

24-Hour Crisis Helpline 221-2114 www.summitstonehealth.org

Centennial Peaks Hospital 2255 S. 88th St., Louisville 303-673-9990 www.centennialpeaks.com Connections for Independent Living 1331 8th Ave., GR, 352-8682 www.connectionsforindependent living.org Heart-Centered Counseling 320 W. Oak St., FC 1770 W. 25th Ave., Ste. 206, GR 1032 N. Lincoln Ave., LV 310-3406, www. heartcenteredcounselors.com Larimer Center for Mental Health 525 W. Oak St., FC, 494-4300 www.summitstonehealth.org Loveland Counseling Connections (Information and Referral) 450 Cleveland Ave., LV, 461-8944 www.summitstonehealth.org North Range Behavioral Health 1300 N. 17th Ave., GR, 347-2120 www.northrange.org. Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope 242 Conifer St., FC, 494-9940 www.summitstonehealth.org Spirit Crossing Clubhouse 125 Crestridge St., FC, 493-4051 www.summitstonehealth.org Veterans Clinic 2509 Research Blvd., FC 224-1550, www.va.gov

PERSONAL ALERT SYSTEMS

Banner Lifeline LV, 669-0959, GR, 378-4743 or 877-493-8109 www.bannerhealth.com Caring Solutions 24/7 Alert 1713 Trailwood Dr., FC, 206-9595 www.larimer.co.networkofcare.org

Adult and Primary Care Clinic 1250 N. Wilson Ave., LV, 494-4200 www.summitstonehealth.org

CLR Medical and Security Systems, Inc 2115 Cape Hatteras Dr., WS 877-813-8310 www.uslocalmedical.com

Alliance for Suicide Prevention 1100 Poudre River Dr., FC, 482-2209 www.allianceforsuicideprevention.org

Guardian Medical Monitoring 877-435-7225 www.guardianmedicalmonitoring.com

Interim Health Care of Fort Collins 877-435-7225 www.interimhealthcare.com Life Fone 877-849-8611 or 800-882-2280 www.lifefone.com Life Response 800-921-2008 www. liferesponseusa.com Life Station 866-725-8679 www.lifestation.com Mountain Home Medical 866-686-7504 www.mthommed.com Philips Lifeline 855-681-5351 www.lifelinesys.com Response Link 844-394-9006 www.responselink.com

HEALTHCARE ALLERGY

Allergy Partners 555 Prospect Ave., EP 221-2370 2121 E. Harmony Rd., #350, FC, 221-2370 1130 38th Ave., Ste. A, GR 330-5391 2026 Blue Mesa St., LV 663-0144 www.allergypartners.com Leaders in allergy and asthma care. Banner Health Clinic 2923 Ginnala Dr., LV, 669-6660 608 E. Harmony Rd. Ste. 101, FC 498-9226, www.bannerhealth.com Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers 1136 E. Stuart St., Bldg 3, Ste. 3200, FC, 221-1681, 7251 W. 20th St., Bldg. N, Ste 1 GR, 3563907, www.coloradoallergy.com Allergies, asthma and eczema.

CANCER TREATMENT

Cancer Center of the Rockies 2121 E. Harmony Rd. Ste. 150, FC 493-6337, www.uchealth.org Diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with malignancies and/or blood disorders.


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Front Range Cancer Specialists 2315 E. Harmony Rd. Ste. 110, FC, 212-7600, www. frontrangecancer.com Diagnosis, surgery, chemothera­ py, radiation and other complementary therapies. Loveland Oncology and Hematology 2975 Ginnala Dr., Ste. 120, LV 667-7870, www.uchealth.org Diagnosis, treat­ment, specializing in chemo­therapy and infusion. UCHealth Cancer Care & Hematology 2121 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 170, FC, 493-6337 1675 18th Ave., GR, 347-5780 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. LV, 203-7083. www.uchealth.org Diagnosis, surgery, chemothera­ py, radiation and other complementary therapies.

CARE MANAGEMENT

Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH) Larimer County FC, 498-7750 www.larimer.org/seniors/arch.htm American Elder Advocates, LLC www.americanelderadvocates.org Catholic Charities Northern Senior Outreach (no cost) FC, 484-5010, 1442 N. 11th Ave. GR, 353-6433, www.ccdenver.org Consultants for Aging Families, LLC 649 Remington St., FC, 498-0730 www.agingfamilies.net Disabled Resource Services (no cost) 1017 Robertson St., Unit B, FC 482-2700, 640 E. Eisenhower Blvd., LV, 667-0816 www.disabledresourceservices.org Fil’s Place www.filsplace.com Legacy Services, LLC 1724 Silvergate Rd., FC, 488-1275 www.legacygcm.com Options for Long Term Care (OLTC) Larimer County 1501 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 498-7780, www.larimer.org/dhs/ adultservices/oltc.htm

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UCHealth Cancer Patient Navigation 2121 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 330, FC, 297-6165 www.uchealth.org

Adult Protective Services (APS) Larimer County 2555 Midpoint Dr., Ste. F, FC 498-7770, www.larimer.org/dhs/ adultservices/aps.htm

Poudre Valley Hospital - UCHealth Community Case Management 1024 S. Lemay Ave., FC 495-8554, www.uchealth.org

Alternatives to Violence 313 E. 4th St., LV, 669-5150 www.alternativestoviolence.org

Seniors in Transition, LLC 2627 Pasquinel Dr., FC 204-6977, www.seniorsintrans.com

DENTAL

BenchMark Dental Dr. Joshua Fowler, 1640 25th Ave., GR. 352-5448, 640 E. Eisenhower Blvd., Ste. 100, LV. 667-8782, 1555 Main Street, Ste. A-2, WS. 686-7858 www.BenchMarkDentalCare.com Specializing in implants and dentures for those 50 and up. Family Dental Clinic – Health District of Northern Larimer County 202 Bristlecone Dr., FC 416-5331, www.healthdistrict.org

Front Range Dentures 1525 Riverside, Suite B, FC 493-9001 Affordable dentures, denture repair, tooth extraction, dental implants, bridges, complete den­tistry services. Loveland Dentistry and Dentures 274 E. 29th St., LV 744-2345, wwwLoveland DentistryandDentures.com Comfortable and caring dentistry and dentures to northern Colorado. Northern Colorado Periodontics 4033 Boardwalk Dr., Ste. 100, FC, 207-4061, 3400 W. 16th St., Ste. 5X, GR, 351-6166 www.nocoperio.com Dedicated to restoring excellent dental health through affordable periodontic care.

ELDER ABUSE

AARP ElderWatch (fraud assistance), www.aarp.org

Crossroads Safehouse 421 Parker St., FC, 482-3535 24/7 Hotline: 482-3502 www.crossroadssafehouse.org Elder Abuse Education 6801 W. 20th St., Ste. 207, GR 353-3800 x3324 www.co.weld.co.us Elder Abuse Reporting 6801 W. 20th St., Ste. 207, GR 352-1551 x6211 www.co.weld.co.us Long Term Care Larimer County 498-7754 SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate) 4812 S. College Ave., FC, 472-4204 www.savacenter.org

FOOT & ANKLE CLINICS

A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center 3850 N. Grant, Ste. 130, LV 667-0769, 2001 S. Shields, Bldg. F, FC, 493-466, www.asafoot.com Treats ankle pain, bunions, corns & callouses, fractures & sprains, hammertoes, heel pain, orthotics, and more. Anderson Podiatry Center 1355 Riverside Ave., Ste. 6, FC 484-4620, www.anderson podiatrycenter.com Helping to heal the foundation of the human body. Poudre Valley Foot & Ankle Clinic 1355 Riverside Ave., Ste., C, FC 484-4620, www.pvfac.com Foot care and surgical center. Neuropathy treatment, laser treatment for fungal nails.

GERIATRIC CARE

UCHealth Internal Medicine 1106 E. Prospect Rd. Ste. 100, FC, 495-7410 4674 Snow Mesa Dr., Ste. 100, FC, 778-3052, www.uchealth.org Care specializing in people age 65 and older.

HEALTH CLINICS

Banner Medical Clinics— Harmony 608 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 101 FC, 204-9069 www.bannerhealth.com Family physi­cians; accepting new patients and all insurances. Banner Medical Clinic-Highland Meadows 8201 Spinnaker Dr., Suite D, WS 223-2272, www.bannerhealth.com Family physi­cians; accepting new patients and all insurances. Banner Medical Clinic-North Loveland 3880 North Grant Ave., Ste. 140 LV, 203-0047 www.bannerhealth.com Family physi­cians; accepting new patients and all insurances. Family Medicine Center 1025 Pennock Pl., FC 495-8980, www.uchealth.org Greeley Medical Clinic 1900 16th St. GR, 353-1551 www.uchealth.org Multi-specialty healthcare services.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinics 2950 E. Harmony Rd., FC, 4901 Thompson Pkwy, LV, 2429 35th Ave., GR, 207-7171 www.kaiserpermanente.org Family medicine, and more. Loveland Community Health Center 302 3rd St., LV, 669-4855 www.sunrisecommunityhealth.org McKee Medical Center 2000 N. Boise Ave., LV 669-4640, www.bannerhealth.com


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Medical Center of the Rockies UCHealth 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., LV, 624-2500, www.uchealth.org North Colorado Medical Center 1801 16th St., GR, 352-4121 www.bannerhealth.com Poudre Valley Hospital - UCHealth 1024 S. Lemay Ave., FC 495-7000, www.uchealth.org Salud Family Health Centers 1635 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 494-4040, www.saludclinic.org The Seasons at McKee Medical Center 2000 N. Boise Ave., LV 635-4097, www.bannerhealth.com Sage Holistic Health 1136 N. Lincoln Ave., LV, 667-7071 www.sageholistichealth.com Acupuncture, nutrition, herbs. Sunrise Health Center 1006 A St., GR, 352-0048 www.sunrisecommunityhealth.org

United Medical Center of Berthoud 549 Mountain Ave., Berthoud 532-4644, www.berthoud.org VA Medical Clinic 2509 Research Blvd., FC 224-1550, www.va.gov Windsor Medical Clinic - UCHealth 1455 Main St., WS, 686-3950 www.uchealth.org

HEALTH INSURANCE

Kaiser Permanente 877-297-0566, www.kp.org/ask-co Rocky Mountain Health Plans 800-823-8356, www.rmhp.org Medicare and health insurance specialists.

HEALTH PROMOTION

The Seasons Club McKee Medical Center 2000 N. Boise Ave, LV, 820-4097 www.bannerhealth.com Quality of life enhancement for mature adults.

Weld Aging Well—Weld County Area Agency on Aging 315C N. 11th Ave., GR, 346-6950 ext. 6117, www.co.weld.co.us Health and longevity tools for older adults.

HEARING

Advanced Hearing Services 2001 S. Shields St. Bldg. J2, FC 221-5249, www.bakerhearing.net Evaluations and consultations, rehabilitation, follow-up care.

Audiology Associates 4675 W. 20 th Street Rd., Unit A, GR, 352-2881 www.hearingtime.com Com­prehensive diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation. Hearing Rehab Center 1217 E. Elizabeth St., Ste. 9, FC 482-5700 www.hearingrehabcenter.com

HEART CARE

CardioVascular Institute of Northern Colorado - Banner Health 4700 Lady Moon Dr., FC, 821-4500 1800 15th St., Ste. 310, GR 810-0900, 1900 Boise Ave., Ste. 200, LV, 820-2400 Heart Center of the Rockies 2121 E. Harmony Rd. Ste. 100 & 200, FC, 221-1000, www.uchealth.org Heart and vascular care.

INFUSION THERAPY

Poudre Infusion Therapy 1455 Main Street, WS 460-9208, www.columbinehealth.com

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Aspen Medical Center 2923 Ginnala Dr., LV, 669-6660 www.bannerhealth.com

MEDICAL CENTERS

McKee Medical Center 2000 Boise Ave., LV, 669-4640 www.bannerhealth.com Full range of medical services.

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Medical Center of the Rockies 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., LV 624-2500, www.uchealth.org Full spectrum of services, special­ ties in cardiac and trauma care. Northern Colorado Medical Center 1801 16th St., GR, 352-4121 www.bannerhealth.com Full-service hospital, burn and trauma care, hyperbaric medicine, cardiac program, cancer care, more. Peakview Medical Center 5881 16th St. GR, 313-2700 www.uchealth.org Wide range of medical specialties. Poudre Valley Hospital 1024 S. Lemay Ave., FC 495-7000, www.uchealth.org Treatments, surgeries, and diag­ nostic testing.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

Apria Health Care 1337 Riverside Ave., Ste. 1, 484-8211, 2400 W. 16th St., Ste. D, GR, 353-5355, 420 W. 67th St., LV, 663-0500, www.apria.com Banner Home Medical Equipment 810-6420 or 800-752-4074 www.bannerhealth.com Certified Prosthetics & Orthotics, LLC 1620 25th Ave., Ste. A, GR 356-2123, www.certifiedpando.com Christ Center Outreach Center 2700 S. Lemay Ave., FC, 223-4442 Columbine Medical Equipment 802 W. Drake Rd. Ste. 123, FC, 221-1453, 1455 Main Street, WS, 460-9205. www.columbinehealth.com. Disabled Resource Services 1017 Robertson St., Unit B, FC 482-2700, 118 E. 29th St., Ste. C, LV, 667-0816 www.disabledresourceservices.org Don Paul Respiratory Services, Inc 965 59th Ave., Ste. C, GR 356-0210, www.rotech.com

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Ensight Skills Center 3307 S. College Ave., #108, FC 866-375-5693 www.ensightskills.org Frontier Access and Mobility 1308 Riverside Ave., FC, 2238267, www.FrontierAccess.com Offering access and mobility solutions. Lincare 4700 S. College Ave., FC 482-8114, 107 W. 29th St., LV 663-1163, 2533 11th Ave., GR 356-1506, www.lincare.com Mobility and More 493 N. Denver Ave., LV 461-8400, www.mymobility.biz MTI Medical, LLC 612 Bighorn Ct., WS, 221-5612 Praxair Healthcare Services 1600 E. Mulberry St., FC 224-1441, www.praxair.com UCHealth Home Medical Supply 1420 Riverside Ave., Ste. 108 FC, 484-6616, www.pvhs-hms.org RCC Medical Supply 3109 35th Ave., Ste. C 356-9078, www.rccmed.net Rocky Mountain Medical Outfitting & Recycle 2003 W. 8th St., LV, 624-6002 2611 W. 11th St. Rd., GR 515-6935, www.rmmor.org Veteran’s Club of Loveland 305 Cleveland Ave., LV 667-4722, www.va.gov

NEUROLOGY

Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, P.C. 1045 Robertson St., FC, 4936667, www.brainrecov.com Neurology Associates of Northern Colorado 1106 E. Prospect St. Ste. 100, FC 482-4373 Diagnostic and treatment for dis­orders of the nervous system.

NUTRITION

Hospitality Center and Kitchen: Catholic Charities 460 Linden Center Dr., FC, 484-5010 www.larimer.co.networkofcare.org Food Bank for Larimer County 1301 Blue Spruce Dr., FC 493-4477 www.foodbanklarimer.org Food Stamps (Larimer County Human Services) 200 W. Oak St., FC 498-7000, www.co.larimer.co.us House of Neighborly Service 1511 E. 11th St, LV 667-4939, 531 8th St., Berthoud 532-0161, www.honservice.org Meals on Wheels 1217 E. Elizabeth St., Ste. 11, FC 484-6325 437 Garfield Ave., LV, 667-0311 2131 9th St., GR, 353-9738 www.mowaa.org Open Door Mission 316 Jefferson St., FC, 224-4302 Salvation Army 3901 S. Mason St., FC, 207-4472 www.salvationarmyfortcollins.org Senior Nutrition Meals 315C N. 11th Ave., GR 346-6955, 346-6955x6120 www.co.weld.co.us Senior Nutrition Program with Volunteers of America 405 Canyon Ave., FC 472-9630, www.voacolorado.org Weld County Area Agency on Aging 315C N. 11th Ave., GR, 346-6952 www.boulder.co.networkofcare.org Weld Food Bank 1108 H St., GR 356-2199, www.weldfoodbank.org

OB/GYN

OB/GYN Associates 1813 Cheyenne Ave., LV, 203-6801, 1900 N. Boise Ave. Stes. 330 & 410, LV, 203-6801 www.bannerhealth.com

ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies 2500 E. Prospect Rd., FC, 493-0112 3470 E. 15th St., LV 663-3975, www.orthohealth.com Specializing in the medicine of motion: surgery centers, radiology, therapy, work comp.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Colorado Clinic 3810 N. Grant Ave., LV, 221-9451 www.coloradoclinic.com Your northern Colorado sports and regenerative medicine pain specialists. Front Range Pain Medicine 3744 S. Timberline Rd., FC 6200 W. 9th St., Ste. 5, GR 495-0506, www.frpmedicine.com Specializing in treating pain with intervention pain management practices.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Front Range Therapy 802 W. Drake Rd., Ste. #133A, FC 494-6449 www.columbine health.com Harmony Hand and Physical Therapy 3744 S. Timberline Road, FC. 204-4263, 1455 Main St., Ste. 160, WS. 674-9675 www.harmonyhand.com

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Catholic Charities Northern 460 Linden Center Dr., FC 493-0141 www.ccdenver.org House of Neighborly Service 1511 E. 11th St., LV 667-4939, 531 8th St., Berthoud 532-0161, www.honservice.org McKee Prescription Assistance Program 2000 Boise Ave., LV, 635-4017 www.bannerhealth.com


Feel good in your feet for Fall As summer winds down and autumn approaches you might be noticing that your feet are a little worse for the wear. Summer is a time for sandals and fun in the sun, however, it can leave us with a number of troublesome issues such as hard calluses, dry and cracked skin and athlete’s foot infections, not to mention numerous aches and pains from all the flip flops and barefoot walking. Fortunately, there are several easy tips one can use to get those feet back into shape in no time.  When feet are exposed to water and moisture for too long, fungal growth can occur. This is often referred to as Athlete’s foot, which is a common problem during the hot summer months when our feet sweat much more and we tend to spend more time at the lake or pool-side. Rather than wear one pair of shoes day in and day out, it is best to rotate through a few pairs. This allows the shoes to fully dry out prior to wearing them again. In addition to this, using a wicking sock can help to draw moisture out and away from the skin. Make sure the spaces between the toes are always dried well and avoid lotion between the toes. Once an infection has developed it is best to contact your podiatrist for a prescription to treat the infection. Failure to treat the infection can lead to other problems, such as toenail infections or break down of the skin that can lead to

cellulitis, a serious bacterial infection that may require antibiotics, hospitalization and/or surgery. While some of us have issues with feet that are too wet, others have the opposite problem and struggle with calloused, dry and cracking skin. Regular use of a foot file or pumice stone can help to reduce the discomfort from painful calluses and an exfoliating scrub can help loosen dry, dead skin. If the skin is beginning to crack, getting the calluses thinned down is a key part of treatment. Once the calluses are taken care of use a thick moisturizing cream or ointment on the affected area and cover with socks or plastic wrap for the night. This will help to hold all that moisture in and your heels should be feeling baby smooth within a week. If this fails to do the trick reach out to your podiatrist as there are many excellent prescription creams available for this very purpose. Lastly, don’t forget to stay hydrated! One of the greatest pleasures of summer, in my opinion, is walking barefoot in sand at the beach or through some nice cool grass. However, this can certainly take its toll on the skin of the foot as previously discussed. In addition to this, frequent barefoot walking or wearing flip flops and strappy sandals through the summer months can contribute to several forms of overuse injuries. These include such bad actors as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and stress fractures. Naturally, the best solution is prevention. Begin the summer months by wearing more supportive sandals. Many of the hiking style sandals are very well constructed and are designed to allow for hours of use on uneven and varied terrain. This would be my first recommendation. If hiking sandals aren’t for you, fortunately there are many companies that are making dress-style sandals with good arch support as well. If the damage is already done and you are experiencing foot, ankle or leg pain, it is time to seek professional help. With guidance and education through your podiatrist we can often speed recovery significantly so that you can get out there and keep enjoying the turning of the season… Welcome Autumn! Kate Johnson DPM is a board qualified podiatrist practicing at A STEP AHEAD FOOT & ANKLE CENTER, in Loveland and Fort Collins, along with Michael Burns DPM, Robert Schulte DPM and Chad Knutsen DPM. Currently accepting new patients. Dr. Kate also now seeing patients in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Prescription Assistance Program Health District of Northern Larimer County 120 Bristlecone Dr., FC, 224-5209, www.healthdistrict.org/ prescription-assistance VA Assistance Program 888-483-9127, www.va.gov

REHABILITATION SERVICES

The Ascent at Life Care Center of Greeley 4800 W. 25th St., GR 330-6400, www.lcca.com

SPINE CARE

Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery 1313 Riverside Ave., FC 493-1292, www.brain-spine.com Full-service practice dedicated to spine and brain surgery offering comprehensive clinical expertise.

Spine Correction Center of the Rockies 2244 E. Harmony St., Ste. 110, FC, 226-1117 www.spinecorrectioncenter.com Specializing in neuropathy.

SURGERY

Surgical Specialists of the Rockies 2315 E. Harmony Rd. Ste. 130, FC 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Ste. 340, LV, 221-5878 5881 W. 16th St., GR 221-5878, www.uchealth.org

URGENT CARE

Associates in Family Medicine Urgent Care Clinic 3519 Richmond Dr., FC 204-0300, www.afmfc.com Open late and on weekends.

Concentra Urgent Care 620 S. Lemay Ave., FC, 221-5811 9299 Eastman Park Dr., WS 674-0626, www.generalcare.com Specializing in sports and camp physicals for all ages. Harmony Urgent Care 2127 E. Harmony Rd. FC, 297-6250 www.uchealth.org Loveland Urgent Care 3850 N. Grant Ave., Ste. 100, FC 624-5150, www.uchealth.org Skyline Urgent Care 2555 E. 13th St., Ste. 110 LV 461-6140 www.bannerhealth.com Urgent Care in Greeley 1900 16th St. GR, 350-2454 www.uchealth.org

VISION

Dr Robert Stamm 877-393-0025, www.LecVisionSource.com Solutions for macular degeneration and other limiting vision conditions.

Eye Center of Northern Colorado 1725 E. Prospect Rd., FC 221-2222, 2555 13th St., Ste. 225, LV, 679-0000 6125 Sky Pond Dr., Centerra 663-3262 www.eyecenternoco.com Medical, surgical and optical care. Kirk Eye Center 3650 E. 15th St., LV 669-1107, www.kirkeyecenter.com A full-service eye clinic & optical department serving Loveland, and northern Colorado. Positive Vision 1015 S. Taft Hill Rd., FC 482-6034 www.positive dentalvision.com Comprehensive vision care. See Life Family Vision Source 2867 35th Ave., GR, 346-1411 www.seelifevision.com Windsor Eye Care & Vision Center 515 Main St., WS, 460-0154 www.windsoreye.com

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KIM SHARPE

Mentoring youth adds meaning to life ARE YOU STUCK IN A RUT? Feeling useless? Bored? Then partner with a kid and put some fun back into your life. “You’ll get out and do things you never thought you’d do,” says Bill Heideman, a volunteer with Greeley’s Partners Mentoring Youth program. Since 1978 Partners Mentoring Youth has supported thousands of one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models, like Heideman, and youth ages 7-17 who are facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives. Senior partners commit to hang out with their junior partners for a minimum of once a week for one year. The partners may share a meal together, enjoy some fun social time and just get to know one another. Heideman became a senior partner in 2015 to a young man who’s now 14

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years old. He taught his junior partner to fish and enjoy the outdoors. They also like to go bowling together and participate in the many activities the Partners program plans for its participants. At 64 years old and with grown kids who are off doing their own thing, one might think it would be time for Heideman to take time for himself. But that’s not the case. When he experienced significant changes in his own life (after 35 years, he lost his job at Kodak and then his marriage deteriorated to the point of divorce), he knew he needed to change his outlook. He decided to do that by giving back to the community and thought the Partners Mentoring Youth program would allow him to do so in a special way. “I wanted to help a kid grow up who maybe doesn’t have as much as my own kids did,” he says. “But my favorite

part is encouraging this young person with so much potential to be a leader.” “Kids always benefit from having adult mentors in their life, but there are a lot of local kids who don’t have access to positive role models who can help shape their future,” says Vanessa Lewis, Partners community engagement manager. “As northern Colorado grows, the need for dedicated volunteers grows with it. Partners currently has nearly 150 kids on the waitlist. We especially have a shortage of male mentors, which means boys on our waitlist might wait for months before getting matched.” Bill says, “The Partners program has given me a way to meet other people and gives me a sense of belonging. Also, I’ve realized, even though I’m older, I have a lot to contribute.” Don’t we all?


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