Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Supports Our Seniors
At the beginning of October, the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce made a very generous donation of $1,000 to the Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance for the Tri-Lakes Senior Center programs and general usage.
For the past several years, the Chamber has hosted the best beer fest in the Tri-Lakes area. Bines and Brews featured 11 area breweries, including Monument’s own Pikes Peak Brewery and 2 guest pourer’s, local Ice Cave Hard Cider and 3 Hundred Days of Shine. There were food vendors and music in the park!
Silver Alliance is very grateful for the continued support from the Tri-Lake Chamber of Commerce!
New Expanded Hours @ The Senior Center!
The Senior Center is now open everyday:
The classes are open to people of all ages and abilities.
Please refer to the November Program Schedule to find the right activity for you! Call Sue at 719-464-6873 for more information.
COVERAGE TO CARE
November 10 at 10:30am
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 12:00pm 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.
Local NonProfit Helps Seniors and Their Pets Stay Together
Harley’s Hope Foundation, located in Colorado Springs, oﬀers help to low income and senior pet owners to allow them to stay together in times of crisis. They have four funds that each focus on a diﬀ erent need:
1. SPECIAL SERVICES: Focuses on senior and the disabled. Volunteers assist with basic post-op care as well as transportation to and from vet appointments.
2. SHORT TERM FOSTER CARE: If you are temporarily unable to care for your pet because of an emergency such as illness or injury, volunteers will take care of them for you.
3. PET ASSISTANCE FUND: Financial assistance is available for major or emergency vet care and behavioral or specialty training.
4. SERVICE ANIMAL FUND: Medical service and assistance dogs are oﬀ ered no matter the geographical location, type of service or diagnosis.
You can visit their website at:
Harleys-hopefoundation.org or call 495-6083.
Be A Senior Smarty Workshop
On Friday, September 29, Silver Alliance played host to “Be A Senior Smarty” workshop.
- Tri-Lakes Cares educated participants about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), food programs and other benefits available to the Tri-Lakes community.
- Silver Key Case managers discussed how to access mental health services, nutrition, durable medical equipment, housing and rental assistance and many other services.
- The Tri-Lakes Fire Department educated the audience about fall prevention and fire safety. Advice and supply lists for preparing and protecting your important personal paperwork was discussed by Dick Schehr.
- Attendees were treated to a scrumptious breakfast from Catering By Nikki.
- For information you may have missed, please contact Tri-Lakes Cares at 719-481-4864.
Cindy Stickel, the Neighborhood Nurse from Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach Program, educates her audience about services provided at Tri-Lakes Cares
The Palmer Lake Historical Societypresents
“The Star on Sundance Mountain”Thursday, November 16th - 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Palmer Lake Town Hall (28 Valley Crescent Street)
Hear the Tri-Lakes area’s own documentary filmmaker Jim Sawatzki present “The Star on Sundance Mountain.” His film features the giant 470-foot Palmer Lake Star, the world’s largest illuminated star, seen for over 20 miles shining on a ridgeline between Denver and Colorado Springs. It was built during the depths of the Great Depression by determined citizens wishing to spread a light of hope and goodwill during the Christmas Season and became an iconic symbol of inspiration for all. It was placed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties in 2013.
Jim will host his documentary film and answer questions afterwards.
This event is free and open to all.
Light refreshments will be served aft er the presentation. For more information, visit our website at