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—   Friday, November 18:  Denver Small Business Coffee Meetup, 11:30 Please join AARP, SCORE, and the U.S. Small Business Administration for an informational meet-up to help prepare your small business for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Learn tips and techniques on how to enhance your revenues during the holiday. You will also learn out about the hurdles small business retailers face during the holiday season. If you are an “Encore” (50+) Entrepreneur, this is a great way to find out …

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— The Main Stage Theatre at the Arvada Center in Arvada is offering discount admission for AARP members and their guests to enjoy a Dec. 10 matinee performance of I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The musical tells the story of a family preparing for a Christmas variety show when the oldest son returns home from the Vietnam War. To purchase the $30 tickets, call the box office at 720-898-7200 and use the promo code #4950.

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— Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6 p.m., Easter Seals Colorado (ESC) will host the 6th Annual Season of Lights Gala at The Brown Palace in downtown Denver. Proceeds will support ESC in its efforts to send children and adults with disabilities to a memorable week of zip lining, fishing, horseback riding and more at Rocky Mountain Village Camp; where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. Comcast has consistently supported ESC through volunteerism, contributions – including a $20,000 Assistive Technology …

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— Four Colorado senior athletes overcame extreme obstacles to help pioneer the sport of recumbent racing. While they won gold, each one says the experience was worth far more than medals. While serving the U.S. armed forces and stationed in Germany, Rodger D. Reddish, 68 of Colorado Springs, was hit by a car. That accident left him with neurological damage, making it difficult to communicate. His injuries led to a stroke, which left him with a slur. Once he was able …

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— Every 60 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops dementia. As adult children reunite with their aging parents during the holidays, they often notice worrying signs that their elders’ memories are failing. When does forgetfulness signal something more? What are the early warning signs of dementia? What’s the best way to initiate a conversation with a loved one who seems increasingly forgetful? For answers to those questions, call the 9News 9Line — 303-698-0999 between 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT/1pm MT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information …

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— The barriers for Colorado’s military veterans to receiving the health care they need can seem daunting. And so the Veterans Administration has tried to be among the leaders in pushing telehealth services across the frontier of acceptance in Colorado and across the rural and frontier West. The early evidence is in black-and-white photos of 1950s-era VA psychologists in Nebraska trying a “two-way television link” for mental health counseling. Trace from there a direct line to the Eastern Colorado VA in …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

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— Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that November is upon us. I am reminded that the holidays are just around the corner—as well as the winter season. The snow will soon be flying here in Denver. But before things get too crazy, let’s take a little break and chat for a bit. Grab your favorite beverage. Cozy up in your preferred chair. Breathe deeply. Since November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month, I want to highlight and …

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— Join AARP and Su Teatro for an exciting presentation for the whole family this holiday season in Denver. Don’t miss Joaquin’s Christmas, written and directed by Su Teatro playwright and composer Anthony J. Garcia, about a 7-year-old boy who wants a new bike for Christmas, but in this 1950’s steel town, his father is on strike from his job, and money is tight. Can a talking dog and a magical Abuela save Christmas? Find out during this 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18 matinee showing at Su …