July 27 is Senior Law Day at Denver Mart


SUN Columnist

An annual educational seminar in Denver presents a multitude of programs specifically designed for seniors in the Colorado community.

If you are a senior, an adult child with an aging parent, or a caregiver, this is one day you cannot afford to miss, Saturday, July 27, at the Denver Mart.

Admission is an optional contribution of $10 which includes a free copy of the 2013 edition of Senior Law Handbook (a fabulous handbook I might add).

The following is a sampling of the many workshops available:

• Adult protection and elder abuse.

• Consumer and investment fraud prevention.

• Living wills, advance medical directives, DNR order, proxies and end of life issues.

• Estate planning: wills, trust and your property.

• Social Security.

• Aging in place: maintaining your independence at home.

• Bankruptcy.

• Planning for your pets.

• LGBT domestic relationships and civil unions.

• Lifelong learning and the aging brain.

• Hanging up the car keys for good.

• What to do when someone dies.

For more information, or to register, visit www.seniorlawday.org or call (303) 860-0608.

Thank you

Thank you to Gary and Glenna Sullivan for donating their Christmas tree for use in the Festival of Trees fund-raising event.

Thank you to special members of town staff who always take such good care of us in preparing for our picnic in the park and to special members of county staff who do the same. It takes a lot of time and energy to provide picnic in the park. We couldn’t do it without you

Thank you to Ken and Jan Harms and their lovely daughter, Jackie Bramwell, for sharing their Back in the Saddle songs and poems. Their great music was recently reviewed as Best of the West in Western Way; what a great treat for us!

And last, but not least, thank you Kevin Kelly for sharing your production, “80 Years Through the Lens-the Life and Work of George T. Henry.” Your production was an inspiration to all and reminds us to somehow record our memories in the journey of our lives.

Activities at The Den

Friday, June 28 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. book club.

Monday, July 1 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Tuesday, July 2 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk; 1 p.m. Meditation for Healing.

Wednesday, July 3 — 12:30 p.m. gym walk.

Thursday, July 4 — Closed.

Friday, July 5 — 10 a.m. Stitchin’ in the Kitchen; 10:30 a.m. Brain Injury Support Group.

Cafe Fox menu

All meals include our great salad bar.

Friday, June 28 — Chicken picatta, orzo with dill, salad, broccoli, whole wheat roll, sour cream cake with blueberries.

Monday, July 1 — Cheeseburger, baked French fries, baked beans, peaches.

Tuesday, July 2 — Baked chicken, black-eyed peas, orange beets, orange wedges, whole wheat roll.

Wednesday, July 3 — Lemon tilapia, oven-browned potatoes, peas and carrots, creamy coleslaw, banana, oatmeal-blueberry muffin, sherbet.

Thursday, July 4 — Closed.

Friday, July 5 — Spinach lasagna, Italian veggies, salad, Italian bread, strawberry fluff with bananas.

Reservations are required by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine at Cafe Fox. You may make your reservation up to one week in advance by calling 264-2167, through our website at www.archuletacounty.org, at select departments and the Senior Center.

Suggested donation for older adults age 60 plus is $4, guests $6. Our meal program is partially funded through the Older Americans Act via the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, United Way, Archuleta County, Town of Pagosa Springs and other individual donations and grants. These funds help support the cost of the meal which is approximately $12.85. Please note our menu is subject to change. The salad bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.