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seniors in september
The Denver Commission on Aging and the Denver Office on Aging will be hosting the second annual Seniors in September event. Last year this event attracted over 300 older adults to the Denver Art Museum for a day of fun and learning about important services available. This year the event will offer free workshops on health, fitness and legal Issues pertaining to aging, as well as a community resource forum showcasing services from the City and County Denver and non-profit organizations. Mayor Michael Hancock will deliver a keynote speech, and a free lunch will be served to attendees. The event will be held at the Denver Art Museum on Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public and those interested in issues concerning aging and older adults. Transportation will be provided by Innovage from select Denver locations.
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The introduction of a serious illness or disability disrupts the stability of a family system. A family’s response to stress is predicated on several factors: family structure, communication patterns, family history, and belief systems. With
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At some point, caregivers wear out and truly need to tap into other resources for help. But where does one start and what is available in the community? This session will review a variety of helpful community resources and explain how
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For older adults, limiting driving or stopping driving altogether can represent the end of freedom and independence. Family members may feel angry, frustrated, or guilty about making driving-related decisions. How do you talk to someone
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How many of us have planned to age well? Quite often, due to our aversion to death and the aging process, we disregard the need to plan for our physical and cognitive demise. In order to plan well, we must realistically assess our
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Caregiving in the 21st century is an interesting journey. We’ll examine the demographic trends and societal changes in the U.S. that are fueling growing concerns about aging, illness, and caregiving. We need to prepare to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Being proactive always beats being reactive when it comes to reducing stress!
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