( PDF via EMAIL ) FREE! TAKE ONE! This DigiC WELD NOTICE: COUNTY by the purchaser. U 50+ ADULTS Includes: Logan,Limitation Morgan, Washington, of Warran Sedgwick, Phillips, and Yuma Counties Encode: http://www.50plusmarketplacen SIZE 1.0000 MODULE 0.0345 BWA -0 Smart Phone Access Local News, Profiles, Events & Resources For 50 Plus Adults December 2014 • Volume 20 • Issue 12 Giving Thanks! Top: & right: Smiles and more smiles from reception guests. Left: Assistance League of Greeley President Dorothy Eckas. Community Partner Reception The Assistance League of Greeley recently hosted an appreciation gathering for league staff members, friends and Assistance League supporters. League President Dorothy Eckas gave welcoming remarks and introduced board members. Georgia Wambolt spoke about the League’s Philanthropic Programs. Lola Lucero devoted her time talking about Working Together in the Future. Guests were treated to refreshments provided by Thrivent Financial Services in Greeley. Fund raising programs are a vital aspect of the League’s activities. The major revenue sources are the Holiday Home Tour held the first Saturday in December and the Bargain Box Thrift Store located at 1706 9th Street, Greeley where and amazing variety of items will be found. To learn more about the Assistance League of Greeley and perhaps become a member, call 970-353-2226. The Greeley Senior Center hosted a delicious Thanksgiving Lunch. Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potato’s & Gravy, Vegetable, Cranberry Sauce, Roll & Butter, a Fruit Cup, Coffee and Punch were the featured menu items. Oh yes... Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream. The desert was compliments of Vitality HomeCare. Drawings were held. Games were played. Entertainment was provided by the extremely talented Mile High Jazz playing old favorites to the full enjoyment of the audience. Fun and laughter were easy to see from start to finish. All and all Giving Thanks was the order of the day. For more information about Greeley Senior Center call 970-350-9440. Senior Resource Services Seeks Volunteers Senior Resource Services is a 501(c) 3 non-profit member of the City of Greeley Chamber of Commerce and is in need of new volunteers to help with their programs. This organization seeks volunteers to help with their Special Friend Program which transports seniors to medical, dental and social appointments. Many seniors in the community can no longer drive and lack access to public transportation. In order to help them remain living independently in their own homes, volunteers are needed to assist on an as needed basis. Individuals are also needed for the respite program which provides weekly caregiver respite to those caring for a senior, as well as volunteers to provide weekly friendly phone calls to home bound seniors. A nearly 20% increase in clients in the last year with an average of 9 new clients per month; Senior Resource Services needs your help. This organization has nearly 550 clients and is asking for volunteers who would like to invest in periodic www.50plusmarketplacenews.com one-on-one experiences. Please consider helping Senior Resource Services; one ride a month or one ride a week, the personal rewards are fantastic! Our mission is to “Assist the Elderly and their Families in Addressing the Issues of Aging.” Services of our organization are free to our clients. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ashley Gilpin: Development & Outreach Coordinator at 970.352.9348 or by email at [email protected] You may also sign up or receive more information on our website at www.seniorresourceservices.info Top: Guests playing word games. Center: Staff & volunteers, seated (l-r) Alex Cox, Danika Jostes, Dominique Dimano; Standing (l-r) Lindsie Rupp, Sheri Lobmeyer, Tiffany Skoglund. Bottom: Mile High Jazz. INSIDE Emergency Preparedness Page 2 Healthy Holidays Page 3 Maui Page 9 Holiday Shopping Tips Page 16 Like us at www.facebook.com/50plusnews Page 2 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 December CALENDAR Safe Gifts, Celebrations and Toys Month Thursday/4 31ST Tree Of Memories, Remembering loved ones. Hosted by Hospice of Northern Colorado, 6 pm. Clarion Hotel, 701 8th St, Greeley. Info: (970) 352-8487 or www.HospiceofNorthern Colorado.org Saturday/6 Annual Johnstown Senior Center Christmas Boutique, 101 W. Charlotte St. 9-3pm. Crafts, a silent auction and bake sale. Raffle for Radio Flyer wagon raffle filled with toys. Santa visits 10–1 pm. $2 donation for photo with Santa. Lunch available, 11-1:30. Info: (970) 587-5251. Christmas Bazaar at 104 S.E 1st St. 10–3 pm. Local venders sell items including jewelry and special Christmas lights. Info: (970) 587-4500. Thursday/11 Christmas Dinner, Greeley SC, 1010 6th St. Noon. Ham Lynne Poole dinner & Christmas program. From: Info: (970) 350-9440. Emergency Preparedness Merrie Leach, Emergency Management Coordinator, Weld County Office of Emergency Management gave an insightful and vitally important presentation to the Weld County Senior Networking Group about… What does it mean to be prepared for an emergency or disaster? Traditional preparedness training tells people to “make a plan, get a kit, be informed,” but for many seniors, these sound like daunting tasks. Instead, the Weld County Office of Emergency Management encourages people to become more resilient and prepared by doing small things, one at a time. Over time, you become more resilient and prepared. For example, making a plan might mean reaching out to a neighbor, friend or family member who could help you evacuate; or it could include making copies of your important documents (insur- •••Correction••• Merrie Leach, Weld County Office of Emergency Management Andrew Glendenning,Public Health Preparedness ance, identification and important phone numbers) and putting them in a bag by the door. Getting a kit might start with picking up an extra food item or a bottle of water each time you go to the grocery store. High calorie, high protein foods like peanut butter or tuna are good choices and one gallon of drinkable water per person per day is recommended. On another day, you might find inexpensive flashlights or glow sticks to place in each room of your home in case of a power outage. Finally, being informed means knowing how you will get information about an emergency situation or approaching disaster. Jamie Carlsen, Angels Care Home Health Get a NOAA weather radio with S.A.M.E. technology and a backup battery so you always receive weather watches and warnings. Also be sure to sign up for emergency reverse notifications from the Weld County Communications Center at www.weld911alert.com. If you don’t have access to a computer, ask a friend or care provider for help, or call the Weld County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 304-6540 for assistance. Like most things in life, preparedness is best taken one step at a time. Before you know it, you will be more prepared for the next emergency or disaster in Weld County. 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We all know however that the most wonderful time of the year is also a time that flu and other colds can be at their worst. With all of the holiday shopping, travel, parties and fun, it’s important to do what you can to keep you and your family happy and healthy this holiday season! Here are five tips to help! 1. Disinfect Surfaces: Before sitting down for a flight, be sure to wipe down armrests, seat buckles, air vents, overhead lights, the tray table and latch with disinfecting wipes. These are surfaces that can harbor loads of bacteria and viruses! Taking a moment to wipe them down helps reduce your chances of catching a Christmas bug! 2. Pack Hand Sanitizer and Wash Your Hands: In places you can’t wipe down yourself, go on the defensive and use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer frequently! Mall doors and elevator buttons are havens for viruses! Always also remember to wash your hands before preparing meals, after preparing meat like poultry, taking garbage out and of course, using the restroom. 3. Keep Hydrated: Drinking water throughout the day is a great habit to get into! It allows your mucus membranes to remain moist and perform at their peak, keeping bugs at bay. 4. Get Good Rest: Holidays are great times for catching up with old friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. However, it’s easy to feel like there’s just not enough time to pack it all into a few days. Make a list of events and gather- ings you just can’t miss and allow yourself to skip the other not-soimportant get-togethers. Catching a cold just because you ran yourself to exhaustion is avoidable! 5. De-Stress: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed during the holidays but don’t let it get out of control. Do what you can to give yourself some “you” time. Take a walk, ask others for help with tasks, and don’t sweat the small stuff! Being too stressed can make you more susceptible to colds and illnesses. In all your Holiday endeavors, we at Garden Square wish you a wonderful and healthy Holiday season! Resources: http://www.health.com /health/gallery/0,,20648861,00. html. http://www.mayoclinic.org/ healthy-living/adult-health/indepth/hand-washing/art-20046253 Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 1–5 It is a fact of life that people grow older everyday. With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of safe travel options. The real need is a broader awareness of the solutions, rather than a narrow focus on the problem. The American Occupational Therapy Assoc. (AOTA) believes that occupational therapy practitioners have the skills to evaluate a person’s overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and provide rehabilitation, if necessary. AOTA’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, promotes the importance of mobility and trans- portation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. Throughout the week, AOTA brings attention to a different aspect of older driver safety. Monday: Identifying Changes That Can Affect Driving. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in physical, emotional, and cognitive health. Although changes are a part of normal aging, they occur individually and at different rates and times. Proactive, early planning for transportation needs is paramount to continued independence and safety. Occupational therapists address driving as an essential activity of daily living, and they can help older adults maintain their driving safety and community mobility despite agerelated changes. Tuesday: Family Conversations. Intentionally held each year in December because families often come together for the holidays. One of the first steps is having a nonthreatening conversation with loved ones. It is better to start the conversation early, allowing time for planning and the exploration of options long before the crisis or accident. Wednesday: Screening and Evaluations. An older driver may decide that it is time to get a Continued on page 11 u Page 4 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 Find Einstein Can you find the hidden Einstein in this paper? New RVNA President and CEO Lori Follett has worked in the healthcare field for 34 years and as a registered nurse for 24 years. Her alma mater is the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawks!). Lori is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Business Administration with an expected graduation date of 2015. She has clinical nursing experience in cardiology, Ear Nose Throat, urology, orthopedics, neurology, ob/gyn, oncology research, home care and infection control. Wes Hael! And Happy Holidays! Come to the Greeley Chorale’s holiday celebration! featuring... A salute to our English Madrigal Feaste Including costumed Madrigal Singers! Friday, Dec. 19 7:30 p.m. Union Colony Civic Center 701 10th Ave., Greeley Tickets: 356-5000, 1-800-315-ARTS, or www.greeleychorale.org 2014-2015 Media Media U Underwriter nderwriter The Greeley Chorale. Everyday People. Amazing Music. In home care, she has case manager, marketing coordinator and Quality Improvement coordinator experience. Before coming on board at RVNA, Lori was Director of Nursing Services for Longmont Clinic and Carbon Valley Medical Center. Lori has 19 years of experience in healthcare leadership/ practice management roles and has worked in large healthcare systems, including the University of Kansas Medical Center, Hospital Corporation of America/Columbia, Banner Health and Poudre Valley Medical Group. She also served as a Joint Commission and OSHA consultant. Her passion is improving systems, building teams, and streamlining processes that translate to optimal patient outcomes. Her husband Dan is a clinical pharmacist at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. They have been married 24 years and have four children. Josh (19) is a 310 8th St HOURS: Greeley Mon-Sat 8am-6pm 970-352-0544 Sun 1pm-5pm News Talk Radio www.bigrofgreeley.com The Reivers Need Help With Your Holiday Shopping? WEDNESDAY IS SENIOR DISCOUNT DAY SENIORS 60 & ABOVE RECEIVE 10% OFF ALL REGULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY SEE STORE FOR DETAILS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE sophomore at the School of Mines in South Dakota. Rachel (16), Sarah (12) and Daniel (8 1/2). They live in the country north of Greeley with their two Labradors (Jake and Jenna) and three cats (Tia, Leia and Belle). For fun, Lori enjoys crosscountry skiing, traveling, hiking, running on the Poudre Trail, playing the piano, making jewelry and teaching fitness and cooking classes in the community. She is involved with women’s ministries at her church and enjoys medical mission opportunities. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on 2 local advisory boards. Lori is looking forward to getting to know her RVNA Team as they collaborate together for excellent patient care and home health services. RVNA has offices in Weld and Larimer Counties. To learn more visit www.RVNA.info or call 970-225-9399 “Reivers” is an old Southern word for “Thieves” and this wonderfully uplifting film, starring the great Steve McQueen as Boon Hogganbeck, was released in 1969 and over the years has become a minor “Classic” due to Gil Moon the outstanding performances by the likes of Sharon Farrell as Corrie, Mitch Vogel as Lucius, Academy Award nominated Rupert Crosse as Ned, and most especially Will Geer as “Boss” (Lucius’ grandfather). Adapted from the 1962 William Faulkner novel, narrated by Burgess Meredith, and with a fine musical score by John Williams; it’s set in the early twentieth century south, and centers on the acquisition of an automobile by a prominent small town Mississippi family. Through a series of humorous events it transports Boon, Ned, and Lucius into a world of wonderfully “Period” experiences as they commandeer it for a raucous adventure driving to Memphis. Now, there is the circumstance of Sharon Farrell’s character Corrie, who’s employed in what used to be called a “Sporting House” in Memphis, and Boon’s relationship with her that might be considered a bit risqué but in today’s world it’s really pretty tame. The overall film brings out the best in all of the main characters and it all works out in the end. Actually it’s sort of like a “Fairy Tale” in some respects. If you’ve never seen “The Reivers” I can tell you that it’s an inspirational film that mirrors perhaps some of the events and misadventures that have made our own early lives memorable and represents how truly wonderful they might have been. v Be sure and listen to “Senior’s Circle” every Sunday morning from 10 to 11 am and “Golden Years Theater” every Sunday evening from 6 to 10 pm on 1310 KFKA in Greeley, CO. • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 5 Social Security Today You might say to yourself, “Someday… I’ll dust behind the television. But getting back there is a pain and have you seen the spaghetti of power cords?” You might say to yourself, “Someday… I’ll stop eating that one Monica Ochoa cookie a day. Someday… someday…” But that one cookie a day could save you more than a thousand calories a week—depending on the cookie. That could potentially allow you to lose a pound of body weight a month. But hey, cookies are good. And it’s the holidays, so everyone you visit is offering up fresh-baked cookies! We all have our own personal somedays. Just out of reach. Just over the horizon. But you don’t have to wait for someday to plan for your retirement or make up your mind to sign up for your own personal my Social Security account. Planning for your retirement is one of the most important things you will do in your life and we’ve made that decision as easy as pie. (That’s something else you may want to give up someday!) Put the cookie—or piece of pie—aside and go to www.socialsecurity.gov/ myaccount to create your personal account. It only takes a few minutes. Once you’ve made that deci- sion, life gets a little easier. It really does. When signing up for my Social Security, you can see whether you’ve earned enough credits to apply for Social Security benefits and verify that your earnings history is correct. It’s very important that you verify your earnings, because we base your future Social Security retirement benefits on your lifetime earnings. You can also estimate how much money you will receive when you start collecting cash benefits. If you’re already receiving Social Security, you can instantly get a benefit verification letter when you need it. Most importantly, you can relax because you will have the ability to securely control, plan, and manage your receipt of Social Security benefits throughout your life. If you have friends or family who have a hard time making up their minds, giving them the gift of security is a great present. Let them know how easy it is to sign up for my Social Security. Over the holidays, in between watching A Christmas Story and passing the dessert tray, grab your electronic device and huddle around the hearth. Now that you’ve created a my Social Security account at www. socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, why don’t you treat yourself to that cookie…or piece of pie? We won’t tell anyone. Your Life Support Purveyors of Hope Have you noticed that you feel better around some people than others? You smile more in their presence and afterward feel a little lighter, a bit more cheerful? I think of those people as “purveyors of hope.” They Steve Goodier help me to know that beyond every mountain I face there is a path...even if I can't see it from the valley. I need those kinds of people – those purveyors of hope – in my life. John Chapman, born in 1774 in Massachusetts, was a great purveyor of hope in his day. In the early 1800's he got in on the opening of land in the Northwest Territory, as it was then called, of the new United States. He found small plots of land suitable for farming and cleared them by hand. He bought fruit seed in Pennsylvania every year and carried it to his many apple orchards, usually on his back. When the trees were large enough to transplant, he sold them to settlers homesteading the West. Eventually, he had little apple orchards spread around what would become the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Most people forgot, or never knew, his real name, and took to calling him Johnny the Apple Man or Johnny Appleseed. Johnny was a gentle man with a big vision. He was liked by most people who knew him, the native Indians and white settlers alike. His vision was to spread the goodness of apple trees everywhere people settled. Apples, he believed, gave the promise of harvest and hope that the wilderness would become home. Every tree he grew was a symbol of hope. Johnny had another curious habit. He loved books, but did not have the means to carry more than two, usually a Bible and a book of inspiration or theology. The books he chose were full of hope. Because Johnny wanted to share his books, he carefully cut chapters out of whatever inspirational book he had available and loaned one or two chapters to families that wanted to read, or simply needed a lift. He'd later swap those chapters for others when he came back through. In this way he spread some hope and encouragement wherever he traveled. His grave can be found today in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It says, "Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). He lived for others." Johnny was a great purveyor of hope. This old world could use a few more of his ilk. You? v Steve Goodier’s books & newsletter: http://LifeSupportSystem.com uestions about Q senior living? We can help. To learn more about our senior living community in Windsor, CO, call (970) 686-2743 All faiths or beliefs are welcome. Page 6 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 Better Business Bureau the year in which they are paid. BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a center of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, offers the following guidance when it comes to taking deductions for charitable giving: • The value of volunteer time or services to a charitable organization is not deductible. However, out-of-pocket expenses directly related to voluntary service are usually deductible. • Contributions for which the donor receives a gift or other benefits are deductible only to the extent that the donation exceeds the value of the benefit received. •Direct contributions to needy individuals are not deductible. To be tax deductible, contributions must be made to qualified organizations. •Keeping records of contribu- Of Charitable Donations and Taxes The holidays bring out generosity in many people, making the season a bonanza for charities nationwide. Forrester Research notes that 85 percent of all charitable donations are made at this time of year. The season of giving, however, Luanne Kadlub is closely followed by tax season. Which begs the question: Do you know how much of your gift is tax-deductible and for that matter, if you can even take the deductions? Quick answer: Only those who itemize their tax returns can deduct contributions. Contributions are deductible for the year in which they are actually paid or delivered. Pledges are not deductible until Continued on page 7 u Technology is Hip! New Credit Card Technology Protects Consumers! Credit card fraud has been on the increase worldwide with over $5.5 billion in 2014 per a recent Federal Trade Commission report. The U.S. accounts for half of the world’s credit card fraud. Colorado has the second highest credit card fraud Bob Larson in the nation. Last year’s Target holiday data breach with many other merchants this year exposed the confidential credit card information of over 100 million American customers. The classic magnetic strip cards are easy to clone and vulnerable to Soup Tasting Nov 19 • 4-6pm fraud besides hacker access to the merchant databases. This was the final straw for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which called for implementation of the more secure smart cards and new database protection by October 2015. According to the credit card industry, the new smart card is nearly impossible to create a fake card and conduct false credit card transactions. Currently about 20 million users have the smart cards, but there are over 400 million U.S. credit cards in use today. 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A residence that honors the health, wisdom, and experiences of Fairacres’ elders preserves and celebrates their past while cultivating new and valued relationships. Personalized accommodations, individualized dining, committed staff that care like family, and amenities like a fireside lounge, garden, bistro, barber and beauty shop provide the comfort and passion of daily life. Now Welcoming Kaiser Members • • Private Suites Physical Therapy By Dee McClure, MA, LPC, CAC • Fatigue III, North Range Behavioral Health • Hopelessness or helplessness • Loss of self-worth 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diag- • Irritability nosable mental illness or substance • Neglecting personal care & hyuse disorder. 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Peer County Agency on Aging. medications can counselors are oldmake one feel deer adults trained to pressed, impacting energy, sleep, work with seniors and their famiwork, hobbies, and relationships. lies. They provide encouragement Older adults may also have little and support, and they are often understanding of depression and able to help older adults cope with anxiety, thinking that these emo- the stress and problems that actions are a normal part of aging. company aging. Unlike younger Many can also miss the connection counselors, they have usually expebetween these feelings and physi- rienced many of these same chalcal illness. lenges and can relate effectively Depression and anxiety aren’t and easily with older adults. always identified by sadness and There are many positive aspects constant worry. Other symptoms to aging. It is challenging but healthy to grieve the losses that to watch for: •Sleep disturbances, difficulty come with growing older. There is falling or staying asleep, oversleep- also joy and hope in realizing that there is always more to do and that ing, or daytime sleeping • Increased use of alcohol or drugs your life has made a difference. While seniors face difficult chal• Weight loss or loss of appetite •Social withdrawal or isolation lenges, they also have wonderful (a reluctance to socialize or leave resilience, strong problem-solving skills, and wise perspectives and home) • Losing interest in family activi- insights—all strengths that need ties, hobbies, or other pleasurable to be recognized, embraced, and celebrated. activities • • Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy • • Wound Care Certified Nurses Family-owned and locally operated since 1964, call Ben Gonzales, 970-373-6469 or visit www.fairacresmanor.com. 1700 18th Avenue | Greeley, Colorado 80631 | 970-313-1504 [email protected] | fairacresmanor.com Sunny, Fall Day... and, The Konzek Family took full advantage of the day at Windsor Lake. The kids played. Dad and Mom watched closely. Fresh air, a bit of a breeze and a sunny, blue sky framed a fun and enjoyable visit to the lake. Little smiles & big smiles were the order of the day. • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 9 Maui: Tropical Island of Romance Ron Stern, Travel Photojournalist Whether you are celebrating a milestone anniversary, renewing your vows, or just searching for a romantic tropical island escape, Maui has more than enough ways to say I love you. Aloha wau ia `oe is but one. Your own love story may start here and can only grow on this second largest Hawaiian island. Maui has broad appeal with a year round temperate climate, ocean view resorts just steps from the beach, tantalizing local cuisine, and a host of activities. Most of the hotels and resorts have wedding coordinators to create your own idyllic wedding and each has its own charms and personality. Napili Kai in Lahaina has a laid-back, old Hawaii feel while the Westin Maui Resort has an upscale vibe with lush landscaping and a myriad of waterfalls and swimming pools. On Maui you can fill your day with activities or just lounge around the pool or the beach and do nothing at all. Some of my favorites include the Old Lahaina in. Luau10.0 ($95) per person, the half day snorkel with Alii Nui Snorkel & Sailing Adventure ($165 pp includes your food and drinks), and visiting Lahaina Town (try the shave ice at Uhulani’s). Some other little-known but great options are experiencing a farm to table experience at O’o Farm & Luncheon Tour ($58 pp), visiting the nearby Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm ($12 pp), and something you would expect on Maui, a vodka distillery at the Organic Ocean Vodka Distillery Farm. For your final romantic treat, make an advance reservation at Mama’s Fish House on the North Coast. Mama’s continues to receive awards from readers and writers alike as the place for an authentic Polynesian dining experience, from fresh fish to traditional Hawaiian cuisine. For more information visit: www.mauivb.com HUGS = HEALTHY At Kaiser Permanente, we believe your total health is what matters most. We also believe the things you love can lift much more than your spirits. By providing thorough preventive care measures like screenings and health classes as well as investing in the communities we call home, Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping you thrive. Every way we can. Join us at kp.org Page 10 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 Top 100 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite The Third Third Fraud Target: Senior Citizens A true story. When my brother was in his late 70s, dementia began its trek through his consciousness. We are not sure how much dementia played in what follows, but we believe it had substantial effects on his John Buck decision-making capabilities. Over the past decade, he lost over $25,000 via various internet/ telemarketing scams before his daughter discovered his misadventures. The primary ‘double your investment’ schemes were internet time-sharing properties and travel scams. Here are some tips from my niece on actions she wish her dad had taken: 1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 2. Don’t proceed alone, run the proposed ‘sweet deal’ by a family member or friend. 3. “Google” the company or individual’s name and you may very well find some comments from others who got caught up in the scam and issued a warning about it. The FBI’s website has many other tips on what you should and should not do. It is very informative and understandable. Here’s how to get to it and what you can find. 1.www.fbi.gov 2.Go to the “A-Z Index” in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage. a. Click on ‘Internet Fraud’ and find tips for avoiding scams and on the right-hand side is a list of ‘Common Frauds’ with info about them. The last section in this list is ‘Fraud Target: Senior Citizens’. b. Click on ‘Telemarketing Fraud’ and you’ll find info about those types of fraud. 3.To report a fraud/scam go to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center as www.ic3.gov Be smart! Stay savvy! v John H. Buck is a retired executive who currently studies life after retirement, creates and facilitates courses on senior living and legacy. johnh [email protected]” Merry Christmas Touchstone Home Health Named Marci Heydt, Product Manager to Top 100 of the 2014 HomeCare for the post-acute care business Elite group of DecisionHealth, said the award puts seniors in the forefront. Touchstone Home Health, a “HomeCare Elite recognition leading home health provider in is a significant acknowledgement. northern Colorado, was named to In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it the 2014 HomeCare Elite™ List, is imperative that our seniors have ranking in the nation’s Top 100 access to quality home healthcare for best-performing home health in order to ensure better patient agencies. outcomes and improve overall “The 2014 HomeCare Elite cost, and therefore, home healthwinners demonstrate a commit- care continues to remain an intement to providing high-quality gral part of the care continuum,” care in their home health commu- Heydt said. nities, and we recognize them for About Touchstone Home their remarkable achievements,” Health said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice Touchstone Home Health has serPresident of Post-Acute at Na- viced northern Colorado’s home tional Research. health-based population for more Touchstone Home Health’s Jus- than eight years. Touchstone is a tin Yeater credits hard work and a family-owned business that strives focus on patients’ needs with the to integrate technology and innoagency’s ability to achieve recog- vation to achieve the highest level nition as one of the HomeCare of patient satisfaction. The TouchElite. stone caregiver team exemplifies “We founded Touchstone with a the best in the medical profession commitment to provide the high- and goes above and beyond on a est level of care to the patients of daily basis to provide a unique panorthern Colorado,” Yeater said, tient experience. The company, “a “We are excited to be recognized touchstone in the medical comfor doing what is right for our pa- munity,” continues to improve our tients.” processes and patient outcomes. from the Greeley Senior Center er 1 Decemb eater w S s a m t Chris e Trim e r T & t s Conte arty P December 2 EE • 1pm Holiday Brid ge Tournament FR Reservation s Required December 8 • 11 am Sunday Mornings 10-11 am Decembe r 11 • No on Christmas Lunch Reservatio n Require er Decemb Senior’s Circle Your “On the Air” resource for the “Over 50” crowd GRASP Holiday Party Reservations Required Gil Moon Presents: d $5 Golden Years Theater Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am m 17 • 6p ight tour L y e l e e Gr equired tion r Reserva 970-350-9440 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 11 Driver n from page 3 Colorado Gerontological Society Colorado Gives Day... A Way to Support Your Favorite Charity Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on the generosity of donors to be able to serve those in need in our community. Eileen Doherty The Community First Foundation and FirstBank announce the fifth consecutive Colorado Gives Day on December 9, 2014. Donors come together as part of this movement to give to nonprofits in their community and throughout Colorado. Coloradoans are most generous and have raised $58.1million for Colorado non-profit organizations in the past four years. The purpose of Colorado Gives Day is to raise money. Another most important goal is to raise awareness of non-profit organizations who are providing critical services each and every day to supplement the work of government and the for-profit sector. Colorado Gives Day also supports the benefits of online giving making it easy for donors to give to their favorite non-profit organization. FirstBank has partnered to create a $1 million Incentive Fund. Nonprofit organizations receive an additional percentage of the Incentive Fund raised in the proportion to the total raised on December 9. The Colorado Gerontological Society is no different than hundreds of other nonprofits in Colorado. Our work is supported by the generosity of hundreds of donors in the community. Most recently, Hearing Rehab Center donated $330,000 worth of hearing aids to 120 low income seniors throughout Colorado as part of Make a Difference Day. Other donors include: Denver Ear Associates, Advanced Audiology Hearing & Tinnitus Center, New Leaf Hearing Clinic, HearingLife of Arvada, HearingLife of Northglenn, Marion Down Center, Mark’s Optical, Eye Vision Downtown, Golden Eye Optical, Look Optical Martinez Dental and Aurora Dental Group. Each year more than 125 volunteers from all over the front-range come together to deliver more than 200 Holiday Baskets to low income seniors in the metro area under the auspices of The Scoeity. Food and gifts are donated by a host of agencies including Colorado Access, Kaiser Permanente, United Health Care, Charles Schwab, Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Vivage, Mountain States Employer Council, Bonfils Blood Center, Christian Living Campuses, ElderLink, Xcel Energy, Shield Health Care, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Jeffco Department of Human Services, and many others. AIH Rebuilders is delivering an additional 45 baskets this year through a special campaign. Older adults received food and gifts worth more than $25,000. Donations are the strength of The Society. Hundreds of dollars are donated each year to help with the costs of training programs, advocacy for seniors, marketing and outreach support, and direct services. As with any non-profit, The Society is in need of your support on December 9, 2014. A donation of just $10 or $20 on Colorado Gives Day will help us to buy more food for the Holiday Baskets or to give the gift of hearing to a grandmother who can’t hear her grandchild laugh and cry. As any non-profit member, The Society supports our work through individual donations and memberships. By making your donation at https://www.coloradogives.org/ ColoradoGerontologicalSociety you will help us continue to serve you and your clients. You can also visit us at www.senioranswers. org or by calling 303-333-3482 to learn more about our activities. v Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society since 1982. She has almost 40 years of experience in education and training, advocacy, clinical practice, and research in the field of gerontology. She is an adjunct instructor at Fort Hays State University teaching non-profit management. She can be reached at 303333-3482 or at doherty001 check-up on his or her driving fitness. 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HPLD has a huge range of eBooks, Audio-eBooks, full-color eMagazines, downloadable music and even streaming movies, all for free. Plus, get our digital content from any location that has an internet connection, whether that’s the beach or your aunt’s family room. No need to let 10% Off anY membership Purchase any membership to the Family FunPlex or Greeley Recreation Center Dec 15, 2014-Feb 15, 2015 and receive 10% off! Receive s t discounss e n it f n o ree classes & flf! o g i min Please present coupon to redeem offer Family FunPlex • 1501 65th Avenue • 350.9401 • familyfunplex.com Greeley Recreation Center • 651 10th Avenue • 350.9400 • greeleygov.com/rec Johnstown Senior Center’s Annual December 6 • 9 am to 3 pm Johnstown Senior Center 101 W. Charlotte St. Johnstown Featuring: • Crafts from local vendors • Silent auction • Bake sale • Raffle: Radio Flyer wagon filled with toys for youth 12 & under. Drawing 2 pm Saturday. Tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5 Sponsored by the JM Post Club, benefits the Senior Center. A great donation to a favorite charity. • Santa Visits! 10 am–1 pm with treats for kids. Picture with Santa, $2 donation. Sponsored by Rotary Club • Lunch available 11 am to 1:30 pm Information: 970-587-5251 JM Post Club’s Chris tmas Bazaar December 6 • 10 am – 3 pm 104 S.E. 1st Street Locals have various items for sale including jewelry & special Christmas lights. Information: 970-587-4500. Bonanza re-runs and Uncle Bert’s snoring take center stage in your vacation. With a quick tour of our free digital resources, and then some hands-on help downloading the stuff. Bring a tablet, phone or laptop with you so we can jump right in. Participants need to have a valid email address and password, and a current HPLD library card. Wednesday, December 3, Centennial Park Library, 6:00 pm iPad Basics. Learn the basics of navigating an iPad. Menus, buttons and settings will be explained in a relaxed and friendly environment. We will talk about apps and how to manage them. Bring your own iPad or iPhone.Registration required. Thur., Dec. 4, Lincoln Park Library, 2 pm. Greeley Senior Center 970-350-9440 Wear your most outstanding Christmas sweater and help decorate our center during our Tree Trimming & Christmas Sweater Contest, Dec 1, 1pm. “Dear Santa, please bring me good cards” for the Holiday Bridge Tournament, Dec 2, 11:30am. Connect Hearing offers FREE Hearing Screenings, 10am-12pm, Dec 3. Appointments required. On Dec 4, 9:30am learn effective Caregiving Strategies that enable successful communication with people who have dementia. Reservations required. Celebrate monthly birthdays and anniversaries at Shareholder Lunch, Dec 4, 11:30am. Register by Dec 1. Entertainment provided by the Keen-age Singers! At 12:30pm, Dec 5 during Medicare 101 learn about supplemental plans and an advantage plans. Reservations required. Healthy Home 101, Dec 5, 2pm to learn what you can do to promote a healthier lifestyle at home. Reservations required. Enjoy Christmas Lunch, Dec 11 at noon. Entertainment by Tom Barbour and the A Cappella Group! Register by Dec 5. During Conversations About Dementia, Dec 16, 9:30am learn to talk with loved ones about topics about memory loss. Reservations required. On Dec 2, 8:30am tour the U.S. National Ice Core Lab (NICL) which curates & studies ice core from polar regions of the world. At 11am, Dec 8 the Gabbie Gourmet travels to Pelican Lakes Country Club. Blossom of Lights, Dec 17, 4pm features dazzling lights that illuminate the natural beauty of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Shop ‘til you drop at Park Meadows Mall, 9am, Dec 12. A 38-acre holiday safari featuring animated light displays at the Denver Zoo Wild Lights, Dec 16, 4pm. Dash through the snow during our Greeley Holiday Lights Tour, 6pm, Dec 17. There are plenty of sharks at the 9-ball Singles Tournament, 8:30am, Dec 3. Our 8-ball Singles Tournament & Lunch is Dec 31, 8:30am. Practice skills and receive oneon-one instruction at 50+ Volleyball Clinic, 9-11am, Dec 5. Don’t miss our Holiday Volleyball Draw Tournament, Dec 10, 9am. Teams of similar ability are 50 Plus Marketplac organized. Register by Dec 5. Compete in our Shuffleboard Tournament 9am, Dec 10. 1 at2 1:30pm, 3 4 Dec 5 GRASP meets 1 to study “Staging Plays” and 12 11 “What’s on Broadway?” On Dec 17 8, 11:30am attend the GRASP 18 Holiday Luncheon. 20 Learn to navigate the inter22 23 net and find info during Internet Search Class 10am, Dec 5. 26 Check with your 29 30insurance agent about receiving a discount by 34 completing AARP Driver Safety 37 38 Class, 12-4:30pm, 36Dec 10. Preregistration required. 43 Attend SilverSneakers® Ori44 entation, Dec 1, 9am for a facility tour and an overview of fitness 47 equipment & classes. 51 52 53 54 55 Senior Car Lovers Unite, meets at 9am, Dec 3 to59 discuss cars and a 60 variety of other 62topics. Steve Young offers one-on-one Medicare Counseling, Dec 4, ACROSS 9am-12. Appointments 1 Lectern required. Softwood tree 69am-12pm, On Dec 4, 11 Deb Image A poplar on Aging from the Area 12 Agency 16 First-class visits for Legal17 Acquire Assistance. Apthrough merit 18 Gyratory pointments required. 19 Petty criminal Book Club meets Dec 11, 10am 20 Scoffed Coin 22 to discuss SecretUnrefined Daughter by 24 Shilpi Somaya Gowda. 26 Spectacle makers 29 Logic New members are invited to plain 31 Extensive New Member Orientation on Dec 11. 10am. P I E R S L Q U A K Y O D I U M C O N A L A R N G Y S N E P E C I E O P T I R E A S O N E E S V L T A V A E D I T I N D A R R E B N E W L A A R A A N E A R L Y P O A M O R A L E R E D C O C I A N S T E O L E O R I A O S O A N T D L E D E S S U P L A R A O N E S P I V U A R S E S P P E H U R L A T E L T L E R O A Z O V L I N E P P E R • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 13 Erie Active Adults 303-926-2795 Thursday Lunches. By Weld County Senior Nutrition Program, 12:15 pm. Socialize, 11 am. Reservations required by Tues, 5 pm. Donation $3, 60 up; $10 under 60. Free entertainment at 12:45 pm, open to everyone. 12/4: Primrose Academy, singers; Dec. 11: CR5 Choir; Dec. 18: Ray Anderton, Musical performance Medicare or Medicaid Counseling. Free counseling is available to help with Medicare or Medicaid issues. Reserve a 45 minute, oneon-one appointment with a SHIP counselor. Help fill out forms or answer questions. For general questions about Medicare call (970) 313-2796. Appointments Noon-3 pm, 3rd Th each month. Drop-In Activities. Drop in and December 18 play favorites! Times are ongoing. Mon & Fri 9: Coffee Talk. Mon 1 Fitness/Sports. Drop-in. Volpm: Hand & Foot Canasta. Tues leyball: Fri 11-1 pm. Racquetball: 12:30 pm: Bridge. Th 9 am: Pool. Tues 8:30-11:30 am, singles/douFri 1 pm: drop in games. 1st & 3rd bles. Tennis: Fri 11-1 pm, weather permitting. Pickleball: Tues 11– 1 Fri. 9–1 pm: Painting. pm & Th 12:30-2:30 pm. Friday Afternoon Bingo. Friendly & social. Prizes sponsored by Life Introduction to Qi-Gong and TaiCare Center of Longmont. Fri, Chi Chuan. Qi-gong (Energy Cultivation) is the practice of coDec. 5, 1:30 pm, Free. ordinating one’s mind, breathing, Blood Pressure Checks. A free and body movement to improve service offered by the Moun- circulation throughout the body. tain View Fire Dept. 1st Th each Based on one’s practice, mental atmonth, 11–noon. Stop in the titude, metabolism, sleep, physical strength and balance, and thus Briggs room for a free check. over-all health will display signifiFoot Clinics. Registered nurse cant improvement. Teaching the provides a full range of services, 13-Posture Form. Register one 4th Tues each month. Call 303- week prior to start date. Tues, Dec. 651-5224 for appointment & fee. 2-30, 11:30–12:45 pm, $45/$55. Assistance League’s 18th Annual Eagle View Adult Center 303-655-2077 • www.brightonco.gov All That Glitters Holiday Dinner. their families. 1:30 pm, Wed. Dec Tradition… we love tradition! An 10, Free. Deadline: Mon. Dec 8. evening of singing, laughing and of course, eating! At 4 pm appetiz- Caregivers Support. Learn helpers and a sing-along led by Brigh- ful caregiving tips, gain valuable ton High School teachers and have insight from others, and more. a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Find out about resources. Mary Claus. At 5 pm ham dinner. The Thatcher from the Senior Hub, CU Buffoons, one of the premier 303-426-4408, facilitates the college a cappella men’s groups, group. 10–11:30 am, Th. Dec 11. perform. 4 pm, Wed. Dec 3, $6. Friday Feast. With cheese potato Deadline: Mon. Dec 1. soup, a sandwich and cookie from Conversations about Dementia. Sterling House. The Crooners, a When seeing your older relatives singing group from Heritage Todd this season, you may realize they Creek entertain. Noon, Fri. Dec need assistance. Tips on how to 12, $4. Deadline: Wed. Dec 10. have honest and caring conversations with family members about VOA Holiday Lunch. Mr. & Mrs. going to the doctor, deciding Claus are here for holiday phowhen to stop driving, and making tos at 10:30. Limited seating for legal and financial plans. By Kar- lunch. Reservations opened on en Moravek from the Alzheim- Nov. 24. Pay the day of the lunch. er’s Assoc. 6 pm, Th. Dec 4, Free. 10:30 am photos, 11:15 am lunch, Thurs. Dec 18. $2.50 donation 60 Deadline: Tues. Dec 2. years + $7.25 under 60. Top Ten Mistakes People Make When Dying. Learn the Top 10 Friday Potluck. It’s the day afMistakes people make when pre- ter Christmas and that is reason paring for their eventual death. enough for a potluck! Bring a faDolan and Assoc shares easily vorite dish to share (enough for avoided mistakes that would have 10) and your table setting. 11:30 made their transition better for am, Fri. Dec 26. Helping our patients .. . .. . Weprovideexceptionalin-homehealthcarethatincludes: SKILLED NURSING PHYSICAL THERAPY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Serving Northern Colorado since 1979 107 Cameron Dr. | Ft. Collins, CO Weld County 970.330.5655 2105 Clubhouse Dr. | Greeley, CO www.RVNA.info Do all hospices help people who are grieving? All hospices provide some level of grief support; services vary. Pathways for Grief & Loss offers comprehensive individual counseling and support groups plus art, journaling, and play therapy. Tickets $15 Donation (Tax Deductible) For tickets & information visit: Bargain Box (353-2226) Cottonwood Florist Mariposa Plants Flowers & Gifts Lolly’s Hallmark SPEECH THERAPY PERSONAL CARE HOMEMAKING ASSISTANCE Larimer County 970.225.9399 Saturday, December 6th 10:00- 4:00 p.m. Five Unique & Intriguing Greeley Homes, from old to modern, quaint to luxurious - all decorated in the Holiday Spirit! ! get back on their feet for 35 years Greeley Assistance League is a non-profit organization and all proceeds stay in Weld County Losing someone is hard enough; we make it easy to get the support you need. Pathways Hospice … nationally recognized for excellence and innovation in helping people with grief and loss. UPCOMING SUPPORT GROUPS Newly Bereaved: Nov. 4, 11, 18 • 3:30 pm Living with Loss: Nov. 25 • 5:30-7:30 pm Call for fee and registration information. www.pathways-care.org 305 Carpenter Rd, Fort Collins • (970) 663-3500 1455 Main St, #140, Windsor • (970) 674-9988 Page 14 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 Windsor Community Center 970-674-3500 • www.windsorgov.com Thur, Dec 4. Holiday Shopping Trip (FlatIrons): Make holidays a breeze and get shopping done with ease! Two trips are scheduled for the holidays this season. Park Meadows and FlatIrons are the places you can shop and buy Jay a gift. 9 a.m. departure; $15, lunch on own. Tues, Dec 9. Breakfast Club / Vern’s (La Porte): Great conversation and friends at breakfast - at a different restaurant every month! There is no charge if you drive yourself, or you can catch a ride on the Parks and Recreation mini-bus for just $6. Sign up so appropriate reservations can be made. 7:30 a.m. departure, 8 am. $6 for a ride; breakfast on own. Wed, Dec 31. New Year’s Eve Party: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Community Recreation Center. Featuring music by Jim Ehrlich, dancing, casino games, lunch, and a champagne toast at noon! Attire is semi-formal, reserve and receive $3 off price of admission. 11:30 am, $7 early registration, $10 after Dec. 12. Carbon Valley Seniors 303-833-2739 • www.recdistrict.com District Launches New Brand munities it serves, and a running Identity figure that characterizes an active lifestyle. Carbon Valley Park and Recre- The Carbon Valley Park and Recation District is pleased to reveal a reation District woodmark innew brand identity, symbolized by cludes the words Carbon Valley a new logo that signifies its growth in a bold blue font with the words and transformation. The logo em- Park & Recreation District below braces the new mission statement, in silver. “Engaging Community, Enhanc- “Our goal was to design a logo ing Life and Encouraging Play” that would be relevant and resoadopted by the Board of Directors nate with the active lifestyle of the earlier this year. Carbon Valley community” said The new logo has a vivid color Bess loveless, Communications palette of blue, green, white and and Community Outreach Coorsilver. The graphic representation dinator. has a hexagon, mountain, and run- The new brand look appears this ning figure. The hexagon carbon month on promotional items, as molecule symbol portrays Carbon well as the cover of the 2015 WinValley, the mountain has three ter/Spring Activity Guide that is points representing the three com- delivered to homes in December. 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Menus subject to change based on product availability. To find a Weld County Senior Nutrition site near you call (970) 346-6950 x6120 Windsor has a full-service salad bar in addition to above menu items. b Say You Saw It in 50 Plus Marketplace News a 2 3 4 5 11 12 17 18 6 13 14 8 9 16 60 Mountain range 61 Queue 62 Once each year 63 Evening meal 21 24 26 27 25 28 30 31 32 34 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 51 52 53 54 59 62 ACROSS 1 Lectern 6 Softwood tree 11 Image 12 A poplar 16 First-class 17 Acquire through merit 18 Gyratory 19 Petty criminal 20 Scoffed 22 Coin 24 Unrefined 26 Spectacle makers 29 Logic 31 Extensive plain 48 49 46 50 55 56 60 61 57 63 34 Dreg 35 Fling 36 Which river of the Czech Republic passes through Prague before joining the Elbe to the north of the city 40 Salt of oleic acid 43 Pertaining to an editor 44 Monetary unit of Albania 45 Stableman 47 Reverberating loudly 51 Once more 55 Scoop 56 Northern arm of the Black Sea 59 Into which sea does the Ob, Siberia's principal river, flow 58 Participants need to have a valid email address and password, and a current HPLD library card. December 8. Hour Of Code, 3: pm, Farr Regional Library. Ages 8 December 1. Non-Fiction Book and up are invited to join us for acClub, 1 pm, Farr Regional Library, tivities and programming. 1939 61st Ave., Greeley. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah December 8. Evening Book Parker and the rise and fall of the Club, 6:30 pm, Centennial Park Comanches, the most powerful Library. “A Week in Winter” by Indian tribe in American history, Maeve Binchy. by S. C. Gwynne. December 11. Echoes To Bugles: Moving as a Chess Match, December 1. Knitter’s Circle, 6 pm, Centennial Park Library. All 12 pm, Farr Regional Library. To needleworkers welcome. Bring any get from where it sleeps to where it type of needlework and join us. All eats, a Bobcat has to move; so does skill levels welcome. Library craft the Mountain Cottontail, its prey. But movement attracts attention. books are available for reference. A Bobcat seen is a Bobcat avoided; December 3. E-reader Fair, 6 a Cottontail seen is a Cottontail pm, Centennial Park Library. caught. For both Bobcat and CotDon’t risk driving bad roads when tontail, the interaction of predator HPLD has a huge range of eB- and prey is a chess match of movooks, Audio-eBooks, full-color ing and not moving. eMagazines, downloadable music and even streaming movies, all for December 11. Ripped From The free. And, you can get our digital Headlines Online Book Club, 7 content from any location that has pm, “Unbroken: A World War an internet connection. Includes a II Story of Survival, Resilience quick tour of free digital resources, and Redemption” by: Laura Hiland hands-on help downloading. lenbrand. To register: https:// Bring a tablet, phone or laptop. www3.gotomeeting.com/register/277717646. 10 19 23 29 7 15 20 22 Saturdays. English Hour, 2 pm, Lincoln Park Library. An hourlong English lesson for new learners, including conversation, new vocabulary and grammar practice. December 2014 • Weld County Answers on page 12 50 Plus Marketplace News 1 HPLD December Events DOWN 1 Wharves 2 Wood sorrel 3 Beetle 4 Tavern 5 Electric generator 6 European weasel 7 Step in ballet 8 Cut off 9 Black bird 10 Theatrical entertainment 13 Alkali 14 Part of verb to be 15 Impair 20 Drinks slowly 21 Completed 23 Proceeded without effort 25 Paving substance 27 Prefix meaning not 28 Part of the verb to be 29 Revolution 30 Snakelike fish 32 Place 33 Before 37 6th month of the Jewish calendar 38 Old French form of short poem 39 Near to 40 Otherwise 41 Female lion 42 The Orient 44 Tremulous 46 Wanderer 48 Prohibit 49 Eccentric 50 Malt beverage 52 Not 53 Period of history 54 Armed conflict 56 High mountain 57 Energy 58 Single unit December 13. Kidney Smart Education, 10:30 am, Lincoln Park Library. Learn from experts about chronic kidney disease and its causes, diet and nutrition, benefits of employment and managing insurance, and treatment choices. Empower yourself with no-cost kidney disease education. December 16. Farr Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 pm, Farr Regional Library. Bring a plate of cookies to share and a gently used book to swap with the group. December 16. Ho-Ho-Holiday Fun, 2 pm, Lincoln Park Library. Celebrate the winter season with a variety of entertainments and crafts, suitable for all ages. Make a nifty gift or something for yourself during this family-friendly program. December 24. HPLD Libraries are closed for the Christmas holiday. Libraries reopen Dec. 26. December 31. HPLD Libraries are closed, 5 pm, for the New Year’s holiday. Libraries reopen Jan. 2. All program details: www.MyLibrary.us Page 16 • 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 Tips for Jolly Holiday Shopping It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season while shopping for friends and families. Bargains! Extreme markdowns! And that nagging feeling that if you don’t buy it today it’ll be gone tomorrow. Consumers will spend on average $737.95 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and more, according to the National Retail Federation. To retain control over your checkbook and credit cards, make a holiday budget and stick to it - no matter what. A list of people and how much you want – or can – spend on each is helpful as well. Better Business Bureau® Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming offers these offers these additional tips: • Compare prices and shop carefully. “Sales” and “markdowns” are not always bargains. If you put items on layaway, be sure to understand store policies about payments. •Ask retailers about refund and exchange policies. Make sure you have a receipt and tuck it in with the gift should it need to be returned. • Whether shopping online or on Main Street, check out the business first at wynco.bbb.org. •Be informed about your rights when placing orders through catalogs, mail order, TV shopping networks or online venues. Ask about delivery times, delivery costs and how returns are handled. Before making an online purchase, look for trustmarks such as the BBB Accredited Business Seal and click to confirm that it’s valid. •Check a website’s security settings. If it’s secure, the URL (Web address) will start with https:// The “s” stands for secure. You also may see a closed lock icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen. • If you’re shopping online, make sure your computer has the most recent antivirus and security updates. •Always pay with a credit card should the need arise later to dispute charges. • Keep the order confirmation and tracking number until the item is received. Start With Trust. For more consumer tips and information, visit wynco.bbb.org or phone 970-4841348. About Better Business Bureau. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. BBBs across the U.S. and Canada – 113 in all – rate more than 4 million local and national businesses and charities. Our local BBB provided 1.1 million instances of service in the last 12 months. Health Tip: Using the Web for Health Information Make sure the information sources are sound REASON #35 : SAVE ON MEDICARE. SPEND ELSEWHERE. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH PLANS PUTS YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR MEDICARE PLAN. At Rocky Mountain Health Plans you can choose a plan that fits your budget. 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