Residence Vacation Check
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will conduct vacation checks of homes in El Paso County for residents who are on vacation. This is a great way to add security to your home when you’re away for multiple days. Either a deputy or trained volunteer will visit your home while you’re away and check it periodically.
To add your home to their schedule, visit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office website, https://www.epcsheriffsoffice.com. On the home page is a link, under Services, to their downloadable Vacation Check Request Form. Or, enter “vacation” into the search box at the top right of the website. SA
COVERAGE TO CARE
Coverage isn't only important when you are sick, it’s helpful when you don’t feel sick.
This workshop will explain what your health coverage is, and how to use it to get the primary care and preventive services that are right for you to help you and your family live long, healthy lives.
Please join us at the Silver Alliance Senior Center on Friday, November 10th from 10:30am to noon as Penrose-St.Francis presents “Coverage To Care”. Learn how to access healthcare at the right time.
Reservations are required for this highly informative workshop! Please call Sue, 719-484-6873 to register or for more information. Refreshments will be served. SA
Vitamin D and Heart Failure
By Kent Jarnig
A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older men and women, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency was linked with a 12.2-times increased risk of heart failure. The study in ESC Heart Failure involved analysis of the medical records of 137 people in Brazil aged 60 and older. Additionally, cognitive impairment in older adults is another common symptom. see Vitamin D, page 4
THE PALMER LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETYpresents
Potpourri of Rarely
Presented by Rich Luckin
seen Rich Luckin videos
7 PM, Thursday, October 19
Palmer Lake Town Hall; 28 Valley Crescent St.; Palmer Lake
Variety is the spice of life - exemplified by this program of rarely-seen videos by multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, Rich Luckin. Included in the evening program are Tour of the Turbo, a 1971 film chronicling a year-long tour by Amtrak of this unique train; Mexico Rail Odyssey: The Tour of Discovery, a film of GrandLuxe Rail Journeys' Copper Canyon Train;
Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.
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Thank You For Making The World A Better Place
The September Ladies Tea featured a tribute to one of Silver Alliance’s most dedicated volunteers.
For over 7 years, Irene Clark has tirelessly hosted the monthly social gathering at the Silver Alliance Senior Center. She has prepared meals, forged new friendships, made the attendees feel welcome and provided various educational and fun lunch discussions.
Irene has been instrumental to the success of the tea for all these years and she will be greatly missed asshe takes time off from this special monthly social.
Thank you, Irene for all of your time spent making a difference in the lives of others.
Irene and her husband, Curt will continue to host the monthly bingo games at the senior center and the Mennonite Church. They have hosted bingo for almost 12 years.
We are very blessed to have both Irene and Curt in our Silver Alliance family. The Ladies Tea, which was hosted the third Tuesday each month, has changed to the third Thursday starting in October. The tea starts at noon and ends approximately 1:30pm. The tea is open to everyone and each attendee is encouraged to bring a simple side dish or dessert to share.
If you are interested in attending or volunteering for this event, please call Sue, 719-464-6873. SA
The September Silver Alliance day trip to Cripple Creek was well attended. Our seniors report that they contributed their “share” to stimulating the Cripple Creek economy!
Socrates Café Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
Senior Chats Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon
Life Circles Writing Group First and Third Mondays @ 9:30- 11:00 a.m.
History Buffs Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 2 p.m.
German Conversation Group Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. No registration necessary, all are welcome.
Monumental Readers Book ClubFriday October 20 10 a.m.- noon. This month’s book: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Knitting! Wednesday Oct. 4, 11, and 18, 3-4:30 p.m. This intergenerational knitting group meets the first three Wednesdays of each month. Practice materials are provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. Some instruction provided for new knitters.
APPR: Second Thursday Craft: Recipes in a Jar Thursday Oct. 5 2-4 p.m. This month, in honor of the All Pikes Peak Reads book Like Water for Chocolate, we’ll be making beautiful hand-decorated jars filled with dry ingredients for a variety of recipes, plus creating gift tags with recipe cards attached. Bring your favorite recipes to share with he group! Registration required: registration opens two weeks before craft day. This was moved to first Thursday this month due to scheduling conflict.
Anatomie of the World: A Poetry Reading by Annie Dawid Thursday Oct. 5. 7-8:30 p.m. Writer/artist Annie Dawid, whose assemblages are on display in the library this month, will read from her first book of poetry. Primarily a prose writer with three volumes of fiction, Annie wrote a number of poems both political and personal included in this chapbook from Finishing Line Press.
Dip into Fermenting! Sat. Oct. 7 10-noon. Fermenting is a fun way to preserve your food and promote good health. Join us for a demonstration of some easy favorites. Celtic Music and Folklore! Thurs. Oct. 19 7-8:30 p.m. As part of Arts Month, come for an evening ‘round the peat fire: Willson & McKee, Celtic musicians and touring folklorists for 28 years, bring history and culture alive! National and international awards guarantee quality musicianship, while rich stories and humor dance with hearth shadows for a step back in time.
Pranic Healing Introductory Lecture Sat. Oct. 28 10 a.m. This free introductory lecture includes a CBS 2 News video presentation, group energy exercises, a Pranic Healing demonstration, and concludes with a non-denominational Meditation for Planetary Peace.
Spinning Group! Thursday Oct. 26 1:30-3:45 p.m. Exploration of hand spinning.