Silver Key buys new buildings, expands operations

Famous singer’s legacy lives on
Birthday party honors five
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Silver Key buys new buildings, expands operations
Thirty-seven years in one place is a long time.
That’s how long Silver Key Senior Services has
occupied its current location at 2250 Bott Ave.
Much has changed since Silver Key opened for
business in 1978, but there’s no longer anywhere for
the organization to grow.
That’s why Silver Key has purchased two
buildings on South Murray Boulevard. The new
buildings will double the square footage Silver Key
currently has, said Lorri Orwig, chief development
officer.
The site also provides better parking and,
importantly, a big, brand new kitchen with the
capacity to provide half a million meals a year.
“We need a much larger kitchen because we are
now preparing meals for both the Golden Circle
Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels,” Orwig
said.
The one-level buildings and expansive, flat
parking lot will better accommodate both clients and
Silver Key staff.
In addition, Silver Key will be able to provide
community common spaces, which the current
building doesn’t have.
“The community space at our new location will
give us more opportunities to address the issue of
senior isolation,” said Silver Key President and
CEO Pat Ellis.
Silver Key Senior Services has outgrown its current building at 2250 Bott Ave.
Silver Key recently bought the buildings at
1605-1655 S. Murray Blvd. for $1.95 million, using
an initial gift of $1.5 million from the Silver Key
Foundation, and is financing the rest.
“We’re beginning a capital campaign soon for
the purchase and renovations,” Orwig said. Then
renovations, including the new kitchen, community
spaces, office space, updating and adding bathrooms
and other changes within the building will be
accomplished.
The current building will be sold, and proceeds
See SILVER KEY, page 4
Senior Center is in ‘no danger of closing’
Ownership issue could
drag on for a while, city
spokeswoman says
By Jeanne Davant
It will be at least a couple of
months before the city of Colorado
Springs hosts another meeting
regarding possible operation of the
Colorado Springs Senior Center by the
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. In
the meantime, the Senior Center will
remain open.
The city is still in the process of
finding answers to questions posed by
a large crowd at the Senior Center in
March, said Aimee Cox, Community
Initiatives Manager for the city of
Colorado Springs.
“We’re planning to come back to
the seniors the first week of May with
better information in response to their
concerns,” Cox said, adding that the
city has not entered into a management contract with the Y.
In the meantime, however, the
center “is in no danger of closing,”
Cox said.
The Colorado Springs Housing
Authority has operated the Senior
Center since the city of Colorado
Springs cut support to the center in
2010. The Housing Authority recently
asked to be relieved of that responsibility, and the city began a search for
another operator.
The Y was the only agency that
responded to the city’s request for
qualifications, Cox said.
Seniors, supporters, instructors
and partners packed the Senior
Center’s large meeting room in March
and hurled questions at Cox and Boyd
Williams, President and CEO of the Y.
“We need to take some additional
time to review some of the information we’ve received,” Cox said.
The city is also exploring issues
that have come to light as the
investigation has proceeded.
For example, Cox said, “We’re
trying to get a handle on things like
how instructors are selected and
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Getting the commercial kitchen up
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Silver Key.
“Our current kitchen is not big
enough to put out both Golden Circle
and Meals on Wheels,” Orwig said,
adding that the organization hopes to
have the kitchen functioning by
October.
The rest of Silver Key probably
will relocate by October 2016. The
timing depends on fundraising.
“We’re trying to stage this so we
are raising money and not financing
anything long-term,” Orwig said.
The current building has “lots of
quirks,” Orwig said – backed-up
sewers and leaky roofs have been
issues.
“It’s going to continue to cost a lot
of money to update and maintain,” she
said. “We may be forced to move
sooner, but that’s not our preference.”
At the new location, Silver Key is
looking to partner with other
organizations, such as the Colorado
Springs Senior Center and YMCA of
the Pikes Peak Region to provide
more services to clients.
“We want people to know that we
are really taking a long, hard look at
senior needs in the community,”
Orwig said. “There has been concern
about our moving away from the west
side of town. We are not abandoning
the west side, just looking at what
makes the best sense for our growth
and the community.”
Silver Key has an outpost on the
east side of town, a church where
Meals on Wheels volunteers pick up
meals to deliver to seniors.
“We are looking at partnering with
Westside Cares,” Orwig said, “and we
will have 21 locations within the
community for Golden Circle. We
may be using those Golden Circle
locations as community hubs. We
want to make sure we are serving
everyone.”
SENIOR CENTER/from page 1
polices regarding partners and room
reservations.”
One concern that has surfaced is
requirements for volunteers, for whom
background checks are not currently
required.
“We’re not sure about current
policies,” Cox said. “We’re trying to
review those now. It is very likely that
a lot more discipline will be required.
There will be new policies. There
likely will be new requirements for
volunteers, new job descriptions and
background checks – we will be
requiring them because seniors are a
vulnerable population. If there are
certain requirements for instructors
now, it might be that certain
instructors aren’t eligible any more.
We have no idea how policy changes
would affect programming, and we
want to know all of that.”
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have been cut that we would have to
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“No membership fee will be
required, regardless of who operates
the Senior Center,” she said. “The
name will remain the same, and the
Golden Circle Nutrition Program will
continue.
In addition, she said, “we haven’t
made that final decision” regarding
the Y operating the center. The
Housing Authority still is the official
operator of the Senior Center and will
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“I do believe that seniors aren’t
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they continue to express interest. As
far as I know, the Y remains ready to
provide service.”
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New destination for historic Colorado Springs locomotive
The Denver & Rio Grande steam locomotive
No. 168 is headed for a new life as part of a
museum on wheels.
The locomotive, which is on display in Antlers
Park, will be restored to working condition and
operated by the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
It will join other vintage steam locomotives and
passenger cars dating back to the 1880s.
The engine will run on the railroad’s 64-mile
stretch of track between Antonito and Chama.
The Colorado Springs City Council approved on
March 10 a lease agreement with the Railroad under
which No. 168 will continue to serve as a memorial
to Colorado Springs’ founder Gen. William Jackson
Palmer.
The locomotive will remain in Antlers Park until
completion of a review and approval process by the
National Register of Historic Places. That decision
is expected by July. Once the locomotive is
removed, the site will be graded and seeded with
turf grass.
The steam locomotive, known as “Old 168,”
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Grande Western Railroad purchased it the same
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UCCS Aging Center hosts free caregiver workshops
By Laura Engleman
UCCS Aging Center Project Director
The UCCS Aging Center will host
free workshops to give caregivers
essential resources and skills to help
navigate the challenges of caring for
an aging loved one. The workshops
will be held April 17, 3-6 p.m., and
May 9, 9 a.m.-noon, in the Lane
Center for Academic Health Sciences,
4863 N. Nevada (across from
University Village), in the first-floor
classroom.
The workshops are funded by the
Pikes Peak Area Council of Govern-
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Center’s Aging Families and
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families and referrals for supportive
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“Due to the critical need for
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Famous singer’s legacy lives on at local restaurant
By Jeanne Davant
She was known as the queen of
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Ruth Etting was a huge star in the
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shorts.
With her blonde, blue-eyed good
looks and stunning voice, Etting
became America’s sweetheart. Her
tumultuous personal life also
fascinated Americans – as a young
girl, she married a Chicago mobster.
But in 1939, she gave up stardom
and retired, moving with her second
husband to Colorado Springs.
Although she kept a low profile
here, Etting is memorialized in a
display at the Omelette Parlor, 900 E.
Fillmore St., the site of her former
home.
Ruth Etting was born Nov. 23,
1897, on a farm in David City, Neb.
After her mother died when Ruth was
5, she was raised by her grandparents.
As a child, she loved to draw and
enjoyed singing at school and in
church.
At age 17, she left home to attend
art school in Chicago, intending to
Ruth Etting
become a designer. But fate had other
plans for her.
Etting was working as a costume
designer at a Chicago nightclub when
the featured tenor had to pull out of a
show because of illness. Etting was
tapped to fill in for him, because she
was the only employee who could sing
his parts.
Etting was so good that she
became a featured vocalist in the show
and left her design career behind.
A Chicago gangster, Martin “Moe
the Gimp” Snyder, was one of her fans
at the club. He courted Ruth, and in
1922, they were married.
Snyder managed Etting’s career
and helped her to obtain a recording
career with Columbia Records. Her
recordings were instantly popular and
vaulted her to fame.
She made more than 60 hit
records, including “Ten Cents a
Dance” and “Love Me or Leave Me,”
which became one of her signature
songs.
In 1927 she began a successful
run in the Ziegfeld Follies in New
York, appearing with performers like
Eddie Cantor.
She went on to appear in three
feature films, and she and Snyder
moved to Beverly Hills.
The marriage was marred by
abuse and Snyder’s gambling, which
no doubt annoyed Etting, who was
frugal and saved money from each of
her paychecks.
In 1937, she filed for divorce.
Etting had fallen in love with her
accompanist, Myrl Alderman.
Enraged, Snyder cornered Etting and
Alderman at her home in January
1938, holding them at gunpoint, and
shot Alderman. He survived, and after
a sensational trial, Snyder was
convicted of attempted murder.
Alderman’s former wife, to whom he
was still married in 1938, later sued
Etting for alienating her husband’s
affections, which resulted in another
scandalous trial.
The scandal effectively ended
Etting’s career. She made her last
recording in 1937, but she finally
found personal happiness after
marrying Alderman on Dec. 14, 1938.
In 1940, the couple moved to an
eight-acre farm in the Papeton area of
Colorado Springs, where Alderman
had grown up.
They operated the T-Bone
Restaurant at 900 E. Fillmore St.,
which became the Hackney House and
subsequently, today’s Omelette Parlor.
Later she operated Henri’s Restaurant
with Colorado Springs restaurateur
Henri Ruiz.
Etting was rarely seen in public in
Colorado Springs. She and Alderman
did agree to play for the opening of
the Fun Room at the Antlers Hotel in
1949. Alderman performed occasionally as well, appearing at the Pine
Valley Club and the Iron Springs
Chateau in Manitou Springs.
Alderman died in 1966.
Etting made her last public
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Senior Resource Council salutes those who enrich seniors’ lives
Joe Beltramo, a volunteer at
Silver Key Senior Services,
geropsychologist Dr. Sheri Gibson,
and the Energy Resource center were
honored with Senior Legacy Awards
at the 2015 Joe Henjum Senior
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The awards program, sponsored
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held March 18 at the Norris-Penrose
Event Center. The awards pay tribute
to individuals and organizations who
have demonstrated exemplary
commitment toward improving the
quality of life for seniors in the
greater Pikes Peak Region.
Beltramo, who received the award
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ago and has given more than 2,500
hours to the organization.
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1979.
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The Senior Resource Council
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SINGER/from page 7
appearance in
March 1977,
when she
participated
in a segment
of a
Performing
Art for Youth
Organization
show at the
Fine Arts
Center.
Before
the performance, she
granted an
interview to
Gazette
Telegraph
reporter
Dorothy
Aldridge, in
which she
looked back
at her career
and gave her
opinions
about modern
performers,
for whom she had little use.
“Today there’s a beat, but not
much in the way of lyrics, which the
singers don’t have a feel for anyway,”
she said. “I can’t understand their
words when they sing. I lived the
lyrics.”
She didn’t think entertainers like
Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash could
sing and decried the lack of mystery
and romance in their performances.
She did enjoy the singing of Lena
Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald
and Barbara Streisand, and the
recordings of Jackie Gleason’s
orchestra.
Etting had recovered from a bout
of illness and surgery by the time she
did the interview, but her health
declined the following year. She died
Sept. 24, 1978.
Etting’s life was the basis for a
1955 film, “Love Me or Leave Me,”
starring Doris Day as Etting, James
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Etting didn’t much care for the movie,
but it made her famous all over again.
A number of recordings of her
songs on YouTube are testaments to
her enduring popularity. The
granddaughter of one of her cousins
maintains a Web site about Etting at
http://ruthetting.com.
In Colorado Springs, she lives on
at the Omelette Parlor, where
memorabilia including recordings,
photos and posters from her
Hollywood days are displayed.
Sources: Fun-Time in Fun Room
for All at Antlers Hotel This Friday,
Colorado Springs Free Press, June 2,
1949; Dorothy Aldridge, “Queen of
Torch Singers,” Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, March 5, 1977; “Ruth
Etting Dead at 80, Colorado Springs
Gazette Telegraph, Sept. 25, 1978.
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Concert and jazz
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Bill Callen, director of the Pikes
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They went to the same college and
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received his BA in music.
Bob was in the Army but did not
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musical talents. Instead he joined the
Air Force Jazz Band and sang in a
Bob Aupperle leads a sing-along at Medalion’s 100-plus birthday party in March.
male swing quartet for 3½ years.
After the military he used his GI
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He rode his bicycle regularly until two
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Eldon Addy, 100
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Irene Klein, 101
“I’m only 39, like Jack Benny,”
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Enjoying a 100+ birthday party at Medalion Retirement Community are, from
left, Eldon Addy, Bob Aupperle, Elsa Bailey, Irene Klein and Frank Royal.
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Irene said she most enjoys the
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Frank Royal, 100
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“I don’t advise anyone to follow it Frank Royal said. “For my own
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but I do my own thing,” said Elsa
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have a copy on my refrigerator, and I
wherever you want to and enjoy it.”
The youngest of six girls, Elsa was glance at it once a day. That is my
guide. Do the best you can in this life
born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in
1913. She graduated from high school we’ve been given.”
Frank was born on a pioneer ranch
and attended college at Sarah
near
Rocky Ford in 1915. He
Lawrence, graduating with a
®
graduated
from high school at the age
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Arts. She
of 16 during the Depression, drought
was married briefly, but the marriage
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and dust bowl years.
did not work out.
To
find
employment
he
left
the
3220 Fillmore Ridge Heights
During World War II, Elsa
state
and
headed
east.
He
worked
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
accepted paid training in Occupational
many jobs and ate at soup kitchens to
Therapy and living expenses the Army
4 Hour Minimum
survive.
was offering to civilians. After the war,
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she became head of the Occupational
Colorado and attended the University
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Administration in San Francisco,
interrupted his education.
Calif., where she lived for many years.
Frank, who had a pilot’s license,
When she turned 50, she and her
enlisted in the Army Air Corps and
mother took a boat trip and traveled
became a fighter pilot.
around
the world. 1984,
She has
enjoyed
referral services; medical, food
requirements and has expanded its
visits
during
and
impacted
the
In November
a group
of
After
the 2012,
war, he
married
his wife
sports
of all types, including
clothing, financial and seasonal
services
to
seniors
over
the
years.
lives
of
children
10,197
times,
adults
community-spirited
citizens snow
of the
Renee. They had five children. He
skiing,
hiking,
rock
climbing
and
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assistance; and financial assistance for
11,64130times
seniors
2,904 times.
Tri-Lakes area founded Tri-Lakes
spent
yearsand
in the
Air Force,
program,
designed
to
get
seniors
a
bag
kayaking.
post-secondary education.
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is
dedicated
to
improving
Cares (TLC).
retiring as a colonel. He and his family
of
items
specially
designed
for
them,”
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programs
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1992 Elsa
people’s
lives
through
emergency
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strength
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enjoy
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peaceful
living
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at is
lived in many countries during his
says
Haley
Chapin,
who
has
been
the
limited to people whose income is185
convertible
to Colorado
and moved
assistance,
self-sufficiency and relief
in a centralized
organization
to help
military
years.
organizations
executive
director
for
percent or less of the federal poverty
into
Sunny
Acres,
which
now to
programs,
education
and
other
social
people
in need,
this
groupisbegan
After retirement Frank and his
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2 Bedroomthat
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four
and
a
half
years.
level.
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known
as
Medalion.
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helped
to
services.
keep a small food pantry, some used
wife
spent many years traveling and
•
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near
bus-line
Seniors
who
qualify
specify
their
amounts to $21,257 or less per year.
raise
fundsand
to with
buildcash
the garden
and
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clothing,
donations
volunteering.
Come
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needs and
wants,see
suchus
as gluten-free
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government
programs have a
pool
area
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helped design
the on
named
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helped
with
emergencies
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hobbies include
for
a tour!
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foods,
pet
foods
and
other
specialty
lower
threshold:
125
percent of the
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on
the
2nd
floor
writing
books and the
being
with his
Great Nonprofits,
leading
provider
a very limited basis.
•
24-hour
emergency
items.
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items
are
included
in
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federal poverty level, ormaintenance
$14,363 for
balcony.
of user reviews about nonprofit
Tri-Lakes Cares, which celebrates family.
th
th
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with
planned
once-a-month
bags
these
seniors
single-person
households.
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celebrated
her
special
100
Frank
still
lives
in
the
same
organizations.
its 30 anniversary this month, grew
resident
activities
receive.
About
60
households,
some
Other
housing
situations
are also
birthday
skiing
and
plans
to
go
to
apartment
at Medaliongenerally
he movedserves
into
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from those small beginnings into an
•
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located
near
theof four
with
more
than
one
senior,
participate
covered: for example, a family
Yellowstone
her family
next year. in
August
1998.
anyone
who
meets income eligibility
organization with
that had
8,495 service
Broadmoor,
Arena
& two
in the program.
that includes
twoWorld
seniors
raising
Tinseltowncan qualify for
Seniors also can sign up for a holi- grandchildren
day food basket and gift program.
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and Friendly,
Caring
Staff
185-percent
if their
income
“People in the community ‘adopt’ is $43,568
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environment
or community
less, or $29,438
for
a senior and try to fulfill their gift
• Refreshments
offered daily
125-percent
programs.
list,” Chapin says.
•“We
Handicap
accessible
will go
through and help
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• Pets
welcome if they are eligible,”
people
determine
participate in other programs.
• Fitness
Chapin
says.Center, Computer Room
Hours:
- Friday
• 1 - 5 p.m. Seniors
“If theyMonday
are in need
of legal
& Gamecan
Room
register for programs
counsel, we pair them up with a pro
• Walking
to Meadow
Park
by coming
in distance
to the office
on “walk-in
bono attorney,” Chapin says. “If they
and3 Broadmoor
days,”Senior
fromCenter
noon to
p.m. and 6 to 7
– SENIOR SPECIAL –
need assistance filling out a LEAP
Towne Center
p.m. Mondays
and Thursdays, or other
application (for help with winter home days• by
1 bedroom
from $489 to $626* &
Monday before noon,
appointment.
*
heating costs), a volunteer will sit
2 bedroom
$585 to $750
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personfrom
is assigned
to a case
green fees and cart only $30.
down and help them.”
manager,
whotoworks
withand
theincome.
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availability
Offer good through November.
All other Tri-Lakes Cares
individual to determine eligibility and
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Road assessFor
programs,
those for children,
needs.a personal tour
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who meet CO
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guidelines. Those programs include
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LIFE after 50
DENTAL SERVICES
FOR LOW INCOME
SENIORS AGED 60+
Call 719-310-3315 for qualification, location,
scheduling and more information.
Dental services provided
include: Dental Cleanings,
Exams, X-Rays, Dentures,
Fillings and Extractions.
www.SeniorMobileDental.org
BARBER SHOPPE
Over 100 Years’ Experience
Straight Razor Shaves Available!
SHOPPE HOURS
Tuesday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday & Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Randy Leaming
Owner/Barber
Don DuBois
Barber
Ron Uldrickson
Barber
3436 W. Colorado Ave.
328-1135
BEAUTIFUL NEW SENIOR COMMUNITY
Reserve your apartment home today!
 Private Balconies
 Ages 62 and Better
 Washer and Dryer in every home
 Pet Friendly
 Community Room
 Exercise Room
 Elevator
 1 Bedroom from $489 to $626
 2 Bedroom from $585 to $750
Income restrictions apply
The Village at Homewood Point
907 E. Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-630-2260
Letters to the editor
Concerned about
new management
I would like to respond to the
issue regarding the YMCA potentially
taking over the operations of the
Colorado Springs Senior Center.
There are several concerns that I
have not only as the retired director of
the Center, but as a citizen of
Colorado Springs.
The Y is an expert in serving
Youth. I believe in what they have
done for the youth of our community.
I believe that is what the “Y” stands
for in their name – Youth, Young, etc.
I’m not sure how many of our
citizens know but the Y is the current
operator of not only their own pools,
but also all the City owned pools! The
Y is actually, I do believe, MAKING
MONEY from the City paying them to
operate the pools. The City is not
saving money because the City pays
somewhere around $850,000 to the Y
for the pools, yet when the Park and
Recreation Department operated the
pools and they were “public pools,”
the budget was roughly $650,000.
Plus, the City still provides all the
maintenance and upkeep on those
pools. Not sure why this makes sense?
I see the same arrangement
forming for the Senior Center. The
City has said they will take back the
“ownership,” yet they will also make
up the “shortfall” of funds at the end
of the year. Sounds like “Paying” the
Y to me. It just does not sit right. It
makes no sense.
The City Park and Recreation
Department developed senior
recreation programming back in the
1970’s. It built the current senior
center and operated it just fine for
over 30 years. Just like you said in
your article in the March edition, the
Housing Authority was only a stop
gap. It was intended to return to the
City when the City recovered from its
financial setbacks of 2010. It makes
sense that it goes back to its original
“home” under Park and Recreation.
The Center should not be passed
around like a hot potato.
The most concerning issue about
the transition is that there will be no
guarantee that the current staff will
stay on. The director of the YMCA
said at the March meeting that the
staff would be able to apply for their
current job, but he never has said that
they will be retained.
Additionally, I am concerned
about the YMCA ultimately changing
the “culture” of the Colorado Springs
See LETTERS, page 20
April 2015
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LIFE after 50
Class helps prepare for retirement
The Pikes Peak Area Council of
Governments’ Area Agency on Aging
and Ent Federal Credit Union are
teaming up to offer six classes
providing an overview of community
resources for older adults who plan to
retire soon.
The classes will provide
information on medical, legal, income
and housing options. Older adults and
their families are encouraged to
attend.
All classes are 6-7:30 p.m. at Ent
Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus
Dr., and are free of charge. Register at
Ent.com/seminars or call 719-4712096.
April 2: Key Planning Issues –
Learn about medical, legal, financial,
and housing considerations and
available support services. Participants
will come away with knowledge of the
main issues to address in their
retirement planning. Presenter: Kent
Mathews, Family Caregiver Support
Center, PPACG