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Upcoming Events

ACAN Senior Conference, April 26, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast and Lunch included
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 6 Workshops

Adams County Fairgrounds
Al Lesser Exhibit Hall
9755 Henderson Rd
Brighton, CO 80601

ACAN Senior Conference
Adams County Fairgrounds

You can register for the ACAN Senior Conference as a:

  • Keynote Address: Exploring How Nature Inspires and Transforms Us
Nature reduces our anger, fear, depression and increases our positive mood and psychological wellbeing. This not only increases our happiness, it makes us feel better physically. We will explore the many positive ways nature impacts our wellbeing as we grow older.

Kelli Squire was educated at Boston University’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research as a Certified Care Manager. She is the Owner of About Time Senior Solutions. Recognized as a Leader in Dementia Care, Kelli is an educator and facilitator in several different roles with The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. She also loves sharing her experiences and all that she has learned by offering education, training and speaking engagements on the many issues facing the senior population in Colorado. Kelli’s passion about helping families with aging loved ones stems from her own experiences navigating the world of senior care with her mother and mother-in-law. Her focus is to help people find the best solutions that improve quality of life and give individuals a chance to be as independent as possible.

  • Workshop: It’s In The Air: Problems with Pollen
Approximately 1 out of 5 people suffer from runny nose, itchy eyes, and sinus congestion every spring. These seasonal symptoms are often caused by our immune system reacting to harmless airborne substances like pollen. Wave goodbye to your problems with pollen by learning what nutrients and foods help support a balanced immune response to airborne irritants. Breathe Deeply!

Fallon Krystelle Rhodes holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Therapeutic Practices from Metro State College of Denver and is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. She has been the Nutritional Health Coach and Nutrition Educator for Natural Grocers in Northglenn for 7 years. A Colorado native, Fallon is also the proud mama of her 3 year old son, Logan, and you can find them out digging dirt or exploring in nature during her free time.

  • Workshop: Just Not for Boy Scouts
The goal of this workshop is to share different opportunities in the surrounding area to utilize for better health. Research has indicated that overall health improves when we remain active and outdoors. The presenter will share his experiences as a firefighter and Boy Scout Scoutmaster and how he utilizes the outdoors to his advantage.

James Kuemmerle has been a licensed clinical social worker for 25 years. Jim is a native of western Pennsylvania and has worked in 4 different states. Currently, he is employed by the Community Reach Center as a program manager for the OASiS (Older Adult Specialized Services) program. He has spent the last 20 years as a volunteer firefighter in three different states. Jim and his son became in involved in Boy Scouts when the family moved to Wyoming. He has been an assistant scoutmaster and now scoutmaster. Jim is also the proud father of an Eagle Scout.

  • Workshop: Bees, Butterflies, Flowers, and You!
In this workshop, we will delve into the world of pollinators and gardening for them! We will go over the basics of beekeeping, discover what other pollinators are in our backyards, and learn how to build a habitat garden. We will learn about some of the programs and initiatives that Butterfly Pavilion is currently hosting, and discover how you can help and become a part of the fun!

Marissa Copan is the Community Programs Manager for Butterfly Pavilion—overseeing all youth, adult and family programs. She has over ten years’ experience and a lifetime of involvement in environmental and experiential education programs – for the goal of getting Coloradans of all ages outside experiencing nature, playing, and understanding the importance of our ecosystem. She has with a Bachelor of Arts from Goucher College with a degree in Communications and Environmental Studies, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Conservation Biology through Miami University of Ohio in the Advanced Inquiry Program at The Denver Zoo.

  • Workshop: Severe Weather--Be Aware, Be Prepared, Be Safe
Severe weather can happen any time of year in Colorado, but if you are paying attention to the forecast, have a plan and have a kit you can be ready for whatever nature sends our way. In this presentation, we will review our weather hazards, various ways to get warning information and some practical steps you can take to be safe. In addition to general preparedness practices, we will also look at some recommendations to address the needs of older folks as well as preparedness for pets.

Greg Moser has been involved with emergency preparedness in Colorado since 1999. Prior to becoming the Emergency Management Coordinator for Westminster in 2015, he held various positions with the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management. As the Emergency Management Coordinator for Westminster, he is responsible for coordinating the city’s natural hazards risk assessment, developing the city’s emergency operations and recovery plan, and promoting whole community disaster preparedness.

  • Workshop: Locating Nature Destinations--Let The Ageless Outing Guidebook Tell You Where to Go!
A preview of 25 of the 60+ "connecting with nature" destinations within the Greater Denver Region, as described in the Ageless Outings Guidebook. Ageless Outings specifies which trips are appropriate for those using a cane, walker or wheelchair. Every destination identifies the amount of walking required, number of stairs, any admission fees, handicap parking availability, directions, and restaurant suggestions.

  • Workshop: Building a Backyard Wild Bird Haven
Best practices for attracting the greatest variety of Colorado’s wild birds to their yards. Certified Birdfeeding Specialist, David Menough owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada, will show how to build the best bird habitat by incorporation Food, Water, Nesting Places, and Shelter. Additionally, we will discuss migration, ecosystems, predation, and much more.

David Menough and his wife Kathy have owned the Arvada, CO Wild Birds Unlimited store located at 7370 West 88th Avenue. He and his staff of Certified Bird Feeding Specialists specialize in “Bringing People and Nature Together”. David is an international award-winning conservationist and co-host of the radio show BirdTalk, which airs Saturdays on 710am KNUS and 1690am KDMT from noon to 1:00. David and his brother Scott opened the first nature shops west of the Missippi more than 28 years ago.


A3 (Adapt, Adjust, Achieve)

American Association of Retired Persons

Assisted Living Locators

Boomers Leading Change

Care Patrol

Clear Captions

Colorado Talking Book Library

Crossroads of Colorado

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

Ensight Skills Center

Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care

Inglenook at Brighton

International Hearing Dog, Inc.

Newcomers Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

Orion Mortgage

Oval Options

Pennock Center for Counseling

Salvation Army-Broomfield Silvercrest

Shield HealthCare

Transition Living Real Estate Team

The Villas at Sunny Acres

For more information, call the ACAN Coordinator at 303-818-7232.

Upcoming Member Meetings
Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center
9:00 AM Meeting (Continental breakfast @ 8:45 a.m)
  • April 3, 2018 - Gary Olson, MAR/PSC, Resident Services Manager, Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.
  • May 1, 2018 - Rachel Kobelt, DRCOG/Medicare Program


Senior Law Day
  • For: Residents of Adams and Broomfield counties: senior citizens, family members, caregivers, and providers
  • When: Saturday, June 2, 2018; 8:00 a.m. opening, Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds

The event is being coordinated by:
  • The District Attorney’s Office and 17th Judicial District
  • The Adams County Aging Network (ACAN)
  • Tollison & Williams, elder law attorneys
  • Representatives from municipalities and senior centers in our district
Each attendee will receive:
  • The Colorado Bar Association’s Senior Law Handbook, a 500-plus page resource manual with chapters on 34 legal issues concerning seniors
  • Continental breakfast and lunch


Nine workshops covering issues that most senior citizens will face or should consider include:
  • Estate planning
  • Advance directives
  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Fraud prevention
  • Financial exploitation
The event features informational booths from service providers and agencies. At the Ask-A-Lawyer program attendees can have a free 15-minute consultation with an elder law attorney.

  • Begins April 1, 2018
  • For more information:
    • Call 303-500-7059
    • Email
    • Contact the District Attorney’s Office at 303-835-5639 or email
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