It’s February, and thanks to Valentine’s Day, our focus is romance! Each month, Care & Comfort at Home searches for activities, events, and venues in the Denver area that seniors can enjoy. This February, we looked specifically for activities that spark love and romance. Read on and fall in love with our list of February 2020 Denver area activities for older adults!
Shakespeare’s Juliette once asked, “Would not a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Roses are often connected to love and romance, but they aren’t the only plants to be associated with amour. The Love Portions from the Vine Tour at the Denver Botanic Gardens explores a host of enticing, inspiring, and downright seductive plants. Stop by the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory between Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 15 to escape the chill and learn more about these less famous — but no less romantic — tropical plants. To learn more about the tour, please click HERE.
If you like your Valentine’s Day to be low-key and drama-free, check out this unique event! ARES Thrift Store will be offering free appetizers and drinks starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Everyone who age 13 or older at the event between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. will receive two free raffle tickets, good for a chance to win one of the store’s most fun donations! The raffle starts at 6 p.m. Come for the snacks, stay for the prizes! It’s family fun for everyone. For more information, go to their page about the event on Facebook by clicking HERE.
Poet Omar Khayyam romantically quipped: “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” Get your fill of all of the above by experiencing the Winemaker’s Dinner at the Turquoise Mesa Winery on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Chef Ryan DiFranco will be preparing your meal. Each course features a specific wine. The meal will include a 2018 Riesling, a 2018 Chardonnay, a 2016 Morvedre, and for dessert, a 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. To see the menu and learn more, please click HERE. And to register for the dinner, please click HERE.
Taking good care of your health and well-being is a great way to love yourself! You can do just that by taking advantage of the Nutrition Event Series at Lakewood Fitness and Wellness center. The series offers a number of sessions that will help you learn how to eat more nutritionally. There are two sessions in February. The first, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, is a class on meal planning. You’ll learn how to create meal plans that meet your nutritional needs as well as your way of life. The second, at the same time but on Saturday, Feb. 22, is the grocery store tour. This class teaches you how to buy healthy foods that will still fit your budget. Show yourself a little love this February by learning more about healthy nutrition! To find out more information on both classes and the entire series, just click HERE.
With a name like “Loveland,” you know this town has to have something full of passion and excitement to enjoy this February. Now in its fourth year, Loveland’s Fire & Ice Festival does not disappoint. The event, held from Sunday, Feb. 9 through Tuesday, Feb. 11, features unique sculpting competitions with creations made of ice, snow — and yes, even fire! There will also be musical entertainment, works on display by local artists, and plenty to eat and drink. Everything is topped off by a spectacular light and fireworks display, set to music. To learn more about the event, click HERE.