January 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

Colorado Indian Market

By Lauren Banas, Contributing Writer

A new year is nearly upon us and while 2018 was fun, 2019 has the potential to be much more exciting. Whether you are finalizing your list of resolutions or looking for an activity in the Denver area to begin the 2019 fun, we have just the thing for you.


Kick the new year off right with a dose of local culture. Denver Mart is hosting the 38th annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20. This event displays the works of 200 fine artists whose pieces represent both contemporary and traditional Western and Native United States heritage. This festival also features various traditional dances and entertainment for you to enjoy. $15 adult tickets are available at the door and will admit you to the event for all three days! For more information, click HERE.


Looking to pamper yourself and learn more about your health in the upcoming year? Stop by the Keystone Health and Wellness Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., for its Community Spa Day. This is an opportunity for you to take a step back from the daily grind and enjoy a few hours with others who care about health and wellness. This event will expose you to products and services from vendors that encourage self-care. Lots of giveaways will be available too! For more information and to register, click HERE.

Estes Park

Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival weekend on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20. Taste award-winning chili (while supplies last), sample a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and more at the new Estes Park Events Center! General adult admission tickets (which do not include drinks), are $15, while adult drinking tickets are $30. For more information, click HERE, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to be more active. But being active, especially out of your own home, comes with its own set of risks. It is for this purpose that Runners Roost Lakewood is offering a Self Defense Class for Female Runners on Sunday, Jan. 13. Unfortunately, safety concerns are a reality in today’s society. In addition to making smart choices about where you run (or walk), what time of day, and who you go with, you can be prepared by learning both psychological and physical techniques that may assist you during your workout. For $15 general admission, you can join a group of other female walkers and runners at this educational self-defense class. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Northglenn Senior Center is hosting a trip to the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Wings Over the Rockies has more than 50 iconic aircraft, aviation uniforms, and space exhibits on display. You’ll take a guided tour and have time to roam around and enjoy the displays. Cost is $8 for people ages 55 and over. If you are interested, please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 7 by calling 303-450-8801. For more information, click HERE, and select the event on January 9.

Start the new year off right with some post-holiday fun this January!

Happy New Year from all of us at Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans!