After all the cold and snow of this past January and February, March gives us in the Denver area a tiny glimpse of the better weather to come. If you or an older adult in your life has been feeling cooped up, perhaps March is the time to get out! And with all the activities, both inside and outside, that the Denver area has to offer, there’s no excuse to stay home. Here are just a few of the many March 2019 Denver area activities for older adults…
On Saturday, March 16, the city of Denver will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (a day early) with its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! Denver has held a St. Patrick’s Day parade since the 1960s. More than 200,000 people — both Irish and those who wish they were Irish — head downtown every year to check it out. There will be marching bands, floats, dancers, and more! The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Field parking lot and then continues to the intersection of 27th St. and Blake St. (which is renamed “Tooley Street” for the parade). This end location is typically the best spot for families to watch the parade. Make sure you dress warmly and bring lots of water to avoid altitude sickness. For more information, please click HERE.
Lakewood Church welcomes all veterans of the armed forces to join them for the new Welcome Home Program — Celebrate Recovery. This program is designed to help veterans by addressing their various needs. If you are a veteran and would like to be a part of this initiative, please join the group at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in Mission Control on the 3rd floor. Please click HERE to learn more!
Do you find that you have trouble working with technology? Are all the new devices — such as smartphones and tablets — just too complicated and newfangled for you? Then you might find this helpful! On Wednesday, March 13, from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m., the Bemis Library is offering One-on-One Tech Help appointments to help teach you how to use these devices and improve your life in the process! During the 30-minute appointment, you’ll meet one-on-one with a librarian who will give you the assistance and education that you need. NOTE: Registration is required for these one-on-one appointments. To register, just click HERE! Hurry, as the spots do fill up fast!
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, head over to Denver Mart to check out all kinds of old electronics at the Vintage Voltage Expo! You’ll find vendors from around the region selling old school audio gear, antique radios, old speakers and turntables, 8-track tapes, and more! Admission is $5. Kids under 12 are free! And early birds can come at 10 a.m. for the entry fee of $10. To learn more, click HERE.
Are you a resident of Wheat Ridge? Why not take out time to have coffee with the mayor?! Running from 9 to 10 a.m. on 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, Coffee with the Mayor is your opportunity to do just that. Every month, Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker sits down with attendees in an informal setting to discuss their concerns and thoughts about the community. Mayor Starker will go over what’s happening in Wheat Ridge and what’s being planned for its future. Light refreshments and coffee will be offered at no cost! To learn more about attending, just click HERE.
No matter your age or the weather, there’s always things to do and see in the Denver area. Let March be your time to get out and enjoy these activities and events!