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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
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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.
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Preparedness
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Healthy Holidays
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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.
Seniors Are Popular Targets
Among Scammers
The bad guys think the elderly have that the National Council on Aging has posted a warning on its
Sent:
Web site listing the “Top 10 Scams
To:
Weld County Subject:
Area Agency
Targeting Seniors.” They include
on Aging Advisory Board,
seniors as easy targets, accord- Medicare fraud where they pose
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• 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 3
Stay Healthy This Holiday!
Many of us know December to
be filled with busyness, celebration, family get-togethers and the
joys of the holidays. 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
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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
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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
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The Reivers
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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
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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
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Credit card fraud has been on the
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Last year’s Target
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with many other
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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. Widely used in Europe
and Asia, total fraud losses
dropped by 50
percent and card
counterfeiting
fell by 78 percent
in the first year after the smart cards
were introduced in
F r a n c e in 1992. One wonders
why it took so long for the U.S. to
adopt smart credit cards.
The new smart card includes a
microchip (pictured here) and now
requires a special PIN code, making it harder to create a fake card
and also hack databases.
Tip: If you are planning an international trip before October 2015,
call your bank and request the new
smart card as many overseas merchants will not accept the older
magnetic strip cards.
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• 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,
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to say I love you. Aloha wau ia `oe
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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
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each has its own charms and personality. Napili Kai in Lahaina has
a laid-back, old Hawaii feel while
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On Maui you can fill your day
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Some other little-known but
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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
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on senior living and legacy. johnh
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Occupational therapists trained
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tailored to the individual driver.
These suggestions sometimes include adaptive equipment. Occupational therapists can work with
older drivers in their vehicles to see
which types of equipment, if any,
are necessary to help them remain
comfortable and safe on the road.
Friday: Taking Changes in
Stride. When an older driver discovers the need to make adjustments to drive safely or can no longer do so, families and friends can
help him or her take these changes
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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
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Information: 970-587-4500.
Bonanza re-runs and Uncle Bert’s
snoring take center stage in your
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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
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card. Wednesday, December 3,
Centennial Park Library, 6:00 pm
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in a relaxed and friendly environment. We will talk about apps and
how to manage them. Bring your
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“Dear Santa, please bring me
good cards” for the Holiday Bridge
Tournament, Dec 2, 11:30am.
Connect Hearing offers FREE
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On Dec 4, 9:30am learn effective Caregiving Strategies that
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Reservations required.
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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
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GRASP meets
1 to study “Staging
Plays” and 12
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“What’s on Broadway?” On Dec
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the GRASP 18
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9am for a facility tour and an overview of fitness
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at 9am, Dec 3 to59 discuss cars and a 60
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Steve Young offers one-on-one
Medicare Counseling, Dec 4,
ACROSS
9am-12. Appointments
1 Lectern required.
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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
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SKILLED NURSING
PHYSICAL THERAPY
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Serving Northern Colorado since 1979
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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
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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.
D
Discount
acono
Groceries
Big Savings on major brand
groceries, health & beauty &
much, much more
Also fresh produce & bread
Celebrating our 1st anniversary
913 Carbondale Dr., Dacono
(2 miles east of I-25 on Hwy 52
M-W & Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4
Closed Thu & Sun
Book Shelf
NEW FICTION
The Tudor Vendetta C. W. Gortner
Five days left Julie Lawson Timmer
The house we grew up in Lisa Jewell
Uncompahgre : where water turns rock
red
Reid Lance Rosenthal
A quilt for Christmas Sandra Dallas
Snowfall : a Days of redemption
Christmas novella Shelley Shepard
Gray
Where courage calls : a When Calls the
Heart novel Janette Oke and Laurel
Oke Logan
Death on Blackheath : a Charlotte and
Thomas Pitt novel
Anne Perry
Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novelDebbie
Macomber
Grace and the Guiltless Erin Johnson
NEW NON-FICTION
The Roosevelts : an intimate history
Geoffrey C. Ward
A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials
and the American experienceEmerson
W. Baker
The international living guide to retiring
overseas on a budget : how to live well
on $25,000 a year Suzan Haskins
Back to basics : a complete guide to
traditional skills Abigail R. Gehring
The church of mercy : a vision for the
church
Pope Francis
NEW IN LARGE PRINT
Death of a dog whispererLaurien
Berenson
The Prime Minister’s secret agentSusan
Elia MacNeal
In want of a wife
Jo Goodman
Woman of courage
Wanda E.
Brunstetter
Delancey : a man, a woman, a
restaurant, a marriageMolly
Wizenberg
FICTION BESTSELLERS
Leaving time
Deadline
Lila
Some luck
Winter street
Jodi Picoult
John Sandford
Marilynne Robinson
Jane Smiley
Elin Hilderbrand
NON-FICTION BESTSELLERS
As you wish
Cary Elwes
Being mortal : medicine and what
matters in the end
Atul Gawande
The innovators
Walter Isaacson.
Not my father’s son : a memoirAlan
Cumming
Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership
in war and peace
Leon Panetta
TRADING POST
Help Wanted
For Sale
Services
DRIVER COURIER
Northern Armored Service
Full Time. Must have a
good driving record. Good
Customer Service. Able to
pass back ground check.
Call for appointment to apply. (970) 351-6262
FOR SALE:
Tissue Box Covers with
Box -- $6ea; Bronco Bibs
-- $5ea; Hot-Pan-Holders-$3ea; Gill, CO, Call 720231-0477.
MOBILE MASSAGE:
Registered, Insured massage therapist who specializes in all types of injury
corrections. For lasting results call 970-370-8118, or
www.VickiAriattiMangum.
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Wanted
NEED CAR
For for single mom. Will
take good care of it and
provide it A new home.
Please call 303-694-5512
to set appt.
PAYING CASH
for old radios, old radio
parts, old HiFi equipment
(amplifiers, etc.), unusual
1950s lamps, 1950 blonde
TV sets, Heywood-Wakefield blonde furniture. 303623-6451, or [email protected]
Services
“ACHY & STIFF?
Affordable massage at
Greeley Senior Center
970-350-9440 or Bonnell
Campus 970-203-5320.
Deb Krause, CMT”
ASPIRE PHYSICAL THERAPY.
Personalized one-on-one
care! Your source for back,
neck, shoulder, and other
muscle and joint pain. Convenient downtown Louisville location. Accepting
Medicare clients. (720) 5230643 or www.aspireptcolo
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provides a service to those
who are homebound and
unable to shop for themselves in the Tri Town
community. This no cost
grocery shopping and delivery service is available
weekly. For information and
to place an order please call
303-833-2739.
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• 50 Plus Marketplace News • Weld County • December 2014 • Page 15
Weld County Senior Nutrition Program
1 Hungarian Goulash over Buttered
Penne Pasta, California Vegetables,
Banana, Multigrain Roll, Margarine,
Carrot Cake
2 Northern Colorado Krautburger,
California Blend Vegetables, Waldorf
Salad, Oatmeal Molasses Cookie
3 Beef Goulash, Seasoned Vegetable
Blend, Chilled Apple Wedges, Fruited
Gelatin Salad, Whole Wheat Bread,
Margarine
4 Tuna Fish Casserole, Peas, Spinach and
Cauliflower Salad, Blushing Pear Halves,
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
5 Barbecued Chicken, Home-style New
Red Mashed Potatoes, Italian Blend
Vegetable, Corn Muffin, Honey, Chilled
Sliced Pears and Raspberries
8 Chicken Cordon Bleu, Roasted Red
Potatoes, Lemon Broccoli, Chilled
Ambrosia Salad, Multigrain Roll, Butter
Rosette, Holiday Cookie
9 Prime Rib, Baked Potato and Sour
Cream, Green Bean with Red Pepper,
Cranberry Dream Salad, Dill Roll, Butter
Rosette, Horseradish Sauce, Cream Puff
10Prime Rib, Baked Potato and Sour
Cream, Green Bean with Red Pepper,
Cranberry Dream Salad , Dill Roll,
Butter Rosette, Horseradish Sauce,
Cream Puff
11Baked Ham and Sweet Potatoes, Peas
and Carrots, Roll, Butter Rosette, Apple Cranberry Crisp
12Lasagna, Italian Vegetable Medley,
Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries
and Raspberry Dressing, Garlic Bread
Sticks, Tiramisu Italian Dessert
15Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese,
Broccoli, Chilled Red Seedless Grapes,
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Roll, Margarine,
Chocolate Cream Pie
16Spaghetti with Meatballs, Mixed Garden
Salad with Italian Dressing, Chilled
Apple and Orange Halves, Garlic
Breadstick, Chilled Chocolate Éclair
17Cheeseburger, Lettuce, Tomato and
Onion, Tater Tots, Chilled Coleslaw,
Apple-Cranberry Crisp
18Turkey Pot Pie with Puff Sheet, Apple
Waldorf Salad, Broccoli with Lemon
Seasoning, Chocolate Cream Pie
19Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Brown
Gravy, Peas and Pearl Onions, Chilled
Watermelon, Roll, Margarine, Cheese
Cake
All Meals Include ½ pint Fat Free Milk
Suggested donation: $3 for adults 60 years or older. Menus subject to change based on product
availability. To find a Weld County Senior Nutrition site near you call (970) 346-6950 x6120
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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.
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Saturdays. English Hour, 2 pm,
Lincoln Park Library. An hourlong English lesson for new learners, including conversation, new
vocabulary and grammar practice.
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21 Completed
23 Proceeded without effort
25 Paving substance
27 Prefix meaning not
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29 Revolution
30 Snakelike fish
32 Place
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37 6th month of the Jewish
calendar
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41 Female lion
42 The Orient
44 Tremulous
46 Wanderer
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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
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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
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Make sure the information
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sure that you’re getting sound
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The American Academy of
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statistics.
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factual, versus opinion.
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