The new year is here! It’s not only a new year, but a new decade. 2020 delivers hope of better things to come. But we can always be sure of the great activities, events, and venues that are available to experience in the Denver area — in particular for seniors! Each month, Care & Comfort at Home searches for great Denver area activities that older adults will especially enjoy. So please check out our list of January 2020 Denver area activities for older adults.
For a unique treat, check out the Colorado Auctioneer Championships! The Colorado Auctioneers Association holds the contest as part of its annual convention at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. This group of fast talkers will amaze your with their mile-a-minute speech! This year, the contest runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. It’s open to the public and free to attend. You can bid on actual auction items during the event. To learn more about the championships, click HERE to check out the event on Facebook.
Do you want to learn more about the going-ons of the city of Golden and make your own voice heard as well? Join the city district councilors for a cup of coffee, and use the time to share your comments and concerns! Coffee with Councilors starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Café 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. There, you’ll have the opportunity to meet JJ Trout, who was recently elected to the office of District 1 City Councilor. For more information about the event, call Councilor Trout at 720-880-5084, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003.
The Highlands Ranch Community Association offers many activities for seniors. Coming up in January: “Make and Take Jewelry Making” — learn how to make your own jewelry, and wear home what you create! The class takes place on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m., and is held at Southridge Recreation Center location. For more information about the jewelry class, call 303-471-7020, and to learn more about all the senior activities offered via the Highlands Ranch Community Association, please click HERE to visit their website.
Warm up your insides this January with some hot and spicy food! Las Fuentes restaurant features the classic Mexican cuisine you’ve come to know and love on its very extensive menu: tostadas, tacos, enchiladas, tamales, flautas, and burritos. There’s a variety of nacho platters available to choose from as well. Located at 13161 W. Alameda Parkway, Las Fuentes (Spanish for “the fountains”) opens early — 8 a.m. daily — for breakfast. Lunch specials run from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. With a four-and-a-half-star rating on the AARP website, Los Fuentes promises to deliver a meal that’s muy delicioso. For more information, check out their website by clicking HERE.
Is it still OK to drink wine when you are older? You might have heard conflicting reports over the safety of enjoying a glass of wine. Discern fact from fiction and learn more at this informative session, “Consuming Wine Wisely as We Age.” The class will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Thornton Active Adult Center. The class is FREE and will be taught by nutritionist Laura Breiser-Smith. For more information and to register, click HERE or call 303-538-PARK.