Photo by Danita Nixon
2018 Loveland Alzheimer's Walk
We Promise to Remember.
12/3 THRIVE Free Monthly Pizza Dinner for Older Adults (50+), 4:00pm-5:30pm
325 E 5th St, 1st floor Community Room (Use residence entrance), Loveland
White elephant gift exchange. Space is limited, please RSVP at 720-252-6880
12/4 Loveland’s Talking — Past, Present, Future 2:00pm-3:30pm Chilson Center, Oak Room. Topic this month: How Are the Holidays for You Now? RSVP at: (970) 962-2386
12/12 Savvy Senior Seminars, 2:00pm-3:30pm Perkins, 2222 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland
Topic: Preparing your house to sell. Space is limited, please RSVP at 720-252-6880
Bus Schedule 970-962-2700
Chilson Rec Center (main) 970-962-2386
Chilson Senior Center 970-962-2783
Crime Report Submission 970-962-2151
Drivers License 970-667-7247
Fire and Rescue (non-emergency) 970-962-2537
Golf Tee Times 970-669-5800
Loveland Water and Power 970-962-2111
Meals on Wheels 970-667-0311
Para-transit System 970-962-2700
Rialto Theater 970-962-2120
Sheriff (non-emergency) 970-416-5108
Utility Bill Payments 970-962-2111
Vehicle Licensing 970-619-4521
VOA Lunch Program 970-472-9630
11/4 Tribute To Veterans and their Families, 11:00am-2:00pm
Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland
Family event with Entertainment, Inspiration & Encouragement
RSVP with Renata at: 970-667-7340 or email Renata.Meusch@Thrivent.com
11/5 THRIVE Free Monthly Pizza Dinner for Older Adults (50+), 4:00pm-5:30pm
325 E 5th St, 1st floor Community Room (Use residence entrance), Loveland
Topic: Brain Health with Alzheimer's Association of Colorado's
Regional Director Katie Fahrenbruch.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Science is now able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about current research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Space is limited, please RSVP at 720-252-6880
11/6 Senior Options Simplified 1:30pm-2:30pm Perkins, 2051 Main Street, Longmont
Topic: Legal Planning. Space is limited, please RSVP at 720-252-6880
11/6 Loveland’s Talking — Past, Present, Future 2:00pm-3:30pm Chilson Center, Oak Room.
Topic this month: Inner-Generational Show & Tell Join us for a social afternoon centered around coffee, treats and discussions of the past, present and future. This fun monthly gathering is an opportunity to become more connected to one another through our life stories. Bring an item to show. RSVP at: (970) 962-2386
11/13 The Loveland Connection (TLC) 9:00am-11:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church.
3448 N Taft Ave. All are welcome!
11/13 Senior Options Simplified 1:30pm-2:30pm Perkins, 2051 Main Street, Longmont
Topic: Real Estate Realities. Space is limited, please RSVP at 720-252-6880
11/18 The Alternative Giving Fair 9:00am-2:00pm
The Plymouth Congregational Church in Ft. Collins. 916 W Prospect Road
11/28 Savvy Senior Seminars, 2:00pm-3:30pm Perkins, 2222 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland
Topic: Late Life Disability Planning. Space is limited please RSVP at 720-252-6880
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Important Phone Numbers
In This Issue...
Index of Sponsors..............5
Out & About.......................7
Sponsor of the Month....13
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Meet the Publishers
Index of Sponsors
Index of Sponsors
Important Dates in November:
Nov 4 Daylight Savings Time ends
Set clocks back 1 hour
Nov 12 Veterans Day Observed
Nov 22 Thanksgiving
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
Edward Jones, Art Aldrich
In Home Care
Medical & Non-Medical
Phoenix Home Care
I Love Loveland
Loveland Senior Magazine
Elizabeth Jane Photography, LLC
Elizabeth Fehringer, 720-250-6067
Eve McCormack, 970-430-0722
Senior Living Advisors
Senior Living Advisors of Colorado
Danita Nixon, 970-541-4592
THRIVE Loveland was created to serve seasoned adults (50+) in Loveland, Colorado.
We believe that people need THREE things in order to THRIVE:
Someone to care about them.
Something to do.
Something to look forward to.
It is our mission to help meet these needs by creating meaningful, local connections through this monthly publication and local events.
We invite you to contribute! We are looking to feature the following types of articles that spotlight older adults (50+) or are of interest to older adults in our community:
Local Heroes, Volunteers, Artists Senior-owned businesses Home & Garden Organizations that serve seniors Loveland Senior Events Recipes Travel Pets
Senior Spotlight - Professional photos are taken for this article. One free image is given to the participant as a thank you for allowing us to spotlight you in THRIVE Loveland. (additional images may be purchased from the photographer if desired)
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
— MELODY BEATTIE
Danita & Mark Nixon
Let's meet for coffee, our treat!
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Danita & Mark Nixon are the proud publishers of THRIVE Loveland. Prior to moving to Loveland in 2017, they owned a community magazine in Highlands Ranch, CO.
Mark is a native of Colorado, he was born in Ft. Collins. Danita was raised a Navy brat, and considers Colorado home.
Danita and Mark also own Senior Living Advisors of Colorado (Slacolo.com). They help older adults (and those who care for them) find resources that meet their needs, desires and budget.
When they aren't working or serving in the community, Danita & Mark can be found spending time with friends and family, geocaching, traveling or soaking in hot springs!
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October THRIVE Meeting
Bigger Than Beads
Making Friends with Death
The FREE THRIVE Loveland dinner occurs on the first Monday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm. For more information, check out the calendar on page two of this publication.
THRIVE Loveland Monthly Dinner
Cattail Creek Women's Golf End of Year Luncheon
The Cattail Creek Women's Golf club held their end of year luncheon at the Fireside Cafe. A great meal was shared, and awards were given out. The ladies enjoyed reading the article about their group in the October issue of THRIVE Loveland. (left photo)
Eldercare Network of Northern Colorado hosted an author's book talk at Affinity in Loveland. Local, award-winning author Laura Pritchett, spoke on her book Making Friends With Death. She highlighted her travels around the world researching how individuals and cultures embrace the inevitable. Laura's book presents a light, practical how-to work guide, that is infused with wisdom, advice, and humor. You can find out more about Laura and all of her books at laurapritchett.com.
Penny with Penny Wise Coaching was our guest speaker at the October FREE THRIVE Monthly dinner. Penny had great tips on "Planning on where your money will go, so you won't be wondering where it went". For more info check out her website at: pennywisecoaching.com.
By: Danita Nixon
Affinity Community Director Frank welcoming attendees
Out & About
Support this non profit by purchasing jewelery at:
The Alternative Giving Fair, Nov. 18 from 9am-12pm The Plymouth Congregational Church 916 W Prospect Road , Fort Collins
Contact Pam to purchase directly or schedule a trunk show. Email Pam at: email@example.com
A Loveland 2006 concert featuring Ugandan singers transformed not only Pam McCormick’s life but the lives of many. It was at this concert that Pam met the founder of H.E.L.P. International, Jean Kay of Johnstown. Neither Pam nor Jean Kay had any idea how this chance meeting would change the course of their lives and many others across the globe.
Two years later, Pam accompanied Jean Kay on a medical mission trip to Kenya and Uganda. In the impoverished village of Masese, Uganda they met a compassionate young man who desperately wanted to start a school for the young children who could not afford to go to public school. Pam learned that teachers in Uganda make between $40 and $100 per month. She had been thinking about sponsoring a new child. Instead, she decided to sponsor the young man to support his family and to enable him to teach the children of his village.
The school was started in 2009 in a building with no floor, no walls, and no furniture, just a roof. The only supplies were paper and a marker for the teacher, the children had nothing. The young man began to teach English to the children who enthusiastically showed up for school. This school now teaches 550 children, and 90 have graduated to the next level of schooling with scholarships provided by donations through H.E.L.P. International. Funding was an ongoing need for the school. Pam and Jean Kay collaborated to figure out a way to keep the school running and to help the village become more economically self-sustaining. They developed “Bigger Than Beads" to bring the beautiful hand made Ugandan jewelry to the United States. One hundred percent of the Masese women’s jewelry sales proceeds go to their village and school.
With the holiday season upon us, Pam asks you to explore purchasing these unique Ugandan creations as gifts from biggerthanbeads.com. Each purchase supports the village of Masese, its children and the school and makes a global impact bigger than beads.
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Meet Loveland Resident Jacki Marsh
Local Real Estate
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Meet Jacki Marsh. Some people know her as the Mayor of Loveland, and behind the title is a very strong, generous, creative, and humble woman.
Jacki was born and raised in San Jose, California. The middle child of three, her father was an attorney, and her mother, Jacki describes as, “The strongest person I have ever known”.
Jacki began breaking barriers at the age of 17. She was a strong long-distance runner during a time when women were not “allowed” to run long-distance races because women were believed to be too weak. In 1972, Jacki’s perseverance led her to win the world's 1st women's professional long distance road race, The Crazylegs Mini Marathon - 6 miles in New York City’s Central Park.
Jacki is willing to take calculated risks for the right reasons. In 2003, as an act of kindness, she purchased a large lot of expensive beads from a friend who was in a financial bind. She bought the beads thinking her friend would buy them back, or that she would be able to sell them to recoup her investment. She did not sell the beads! This bead purchase pivotally launched her into a new creative career and she became a successful jewelry artisan. Jacki’s necklaces have sold in galleries and high-end stores all over the United States.
The birth of her only grandchild in 2004 compelled Jacki to move to Utah to be near her son, daughter-in-law, and precious new grand-daughter. When her son’s family moved to Colorado in 2012, Jacki followed. When she saw that Loveland was such a great art town, she decided to turn her art business into a brick and mortar gallery and she purchased a building in downtown Loveland to open her shop Rabbask Designs. The shop highlights her beautiful artwork and also serves to promote 90 plus Colorado artisans of all types.
Jacki’s describes herself as someone who “bucks the system”. She is passionate about standing up for the little guy, and speaking up for those who aren’t heard because either they don’t speak up for themselves or people aren’t listening to them. This characteristic is most apparent in Jacki’s role as Mayor of Loveland as she listens and works to address the broad and diverse needs of its citizens.
When asked what the secret of her success is, Jacki says, “do the right thing, and live by the golden rule”. She seems to be doing a great job doing both!
Stop by and say hello to Jacki at Rabbask Designs downtown in Loveland at 243 E 4th St. and check out the beautiful selection she carries. Join the monthly “jam session” for local musicians she hosts in her store on the 3rd and 4th Weds of the month from 7pm-10pm. Spend some time and get to know this amazing woman and how she is making an incredible difference in our community.
Three of Jacki's Favorite Things:
(besides friends & family)
Music - especially blue's music.
Listening to the sound of water; be it creek, fountain, river or ocean
Reading novels when time allows.
By: Danita Nixon Photos by Elizabeth Jane Photography, LLC
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The Larimer County walk had 100
volunteers, and approximately 1200
walkers who were enthusiastically
cheered on by the Colorado Eagle Chicks
and other volunteers!
Katie Fahrenbruch is the Regional Director for the Alzheimer's Association. Below is an excerpt from the powerful speech she gave at the Larimer County Alzheimer's Walk that was held on September 22nd at Chapungu Park in Loveland.
"The Larimer County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a part of the world’s largest event to fight this disease. It is one of over 625 Walks in the US and 12 in Colorado.
Currently, in the United States, nearly 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and over 16 million individuals are serving as their unpaid, volunteer caregivers. As the number of people living with Alzheimer’s continues to grow, the cost of care is escalating into the hundreds of billions, and it’s destroying our families, our finances and our future. This disease is relentless, but so are we. Together, Larimer County has raised $210,000 toward our goal of $235,000.
The money we raise will enable the Alzheimer’s Association to continue to provide critical care and support programs to those living with the disease – as well as their caregivers. These services are offered at no charge to all Colorado families. Our efforts are also moving us closer to discovering methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
We all have a reason to end Alzheimer’s — whether it’s to honor friends or family we’ve lost, to show support for a caregiver or person living with the disease, or to slow rising health care costs and put a stop to this global epidemic.
We know we’re facing a relentless and devastating disease that can’t yet be prevented, cured or even slowed - at least not yet. But we also know that this is a fight that we CAN win. Every step we take in this fight is a step forward. We must continue to lead the way. Because — together— we can end Alzheimer’s disease!"
For information and support, contact the Larimer County Alzheimer’s Association at 970-472-9798 or the 24 hour National Alzheimer’s Association help line at 800-272-3900.
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By: Danita Nixon
Bart, his Daughter Dari
and his wife Dot at the 2018 Alzheimer's Walk
"Bart" Bartholomew, USN
Loveland resident “Bart” Bartholomewe has a long history of service. Bart served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, he was a Colorado Highway Patrolman for twenty years, and now he is the primary caregiver for his wife Dot who is living with Alzheimer’s. His life truly epitomizes service.
Bart was born and raised in Burlington, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1970. Bart came home on emergency leave in late 1967 due to a family emergency. While on leave he had the opportunity to spend time with friends cruising Main Street. They spotted two cute girls in a 59 Ford with Kansas license plates cruising main as well; one of those cute girls was Dorothy his future wife. When the opportunity presented itself, Bart jumped into their car to introduce himself, three dates later they were engaged to be married, and the rest they say, is history. Bart and Dot have been blessed with two daughters and five grandchildren ranging from 10 to 23 years old.
Dot began to show signs of dementia in 2007. Since then, Bart has watched his wife slowly fade; it is hard for him to even remember what she was like prior to being afflicted with this disease. In 2014 Dot started to rapidly decline, Bart began to worry about her being safe when he was at work, so in 2015 he retired in order to become her full-time caregiver.
Bart is passionate about taking care of his wife and believes it is a part of the commitment he made when they said, “I do”. “The contract I signed with that young lady 49 years ago, was for better or worse.”
Bart is also passionate about the military, and recently started an organization "Veterans Honoring Veterans". They honor those who have served by giving them a military statue to commemorate their service.
If you bump into Bart out in the community, you will meet a man with kind eyes, a welcoming smile, and an optimistic viewpoint on life that is truly contagious.
Thank you Bart for being such a great example of "service over self"!
“The contract I signed with that
young lady 49 years ago, was for
better or worse.”
Norma with her brothers Dick & Bill
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Norma with her five children:
Left to Right: Debye, Skip, Sandi, Pam
with Catherine in the front.
During this time of Thanksgiving I wish to give thanks for a wonderful mother, Norma Knox, who recently passed on to the next great life. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska during the Great Depression, the middle child of five siblings and the only girl. When Norma’s mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Norma helped care for her mom and brothers. Norma's natural care giving abilities were evident even as a teenager. Her daughter Catherine was born with Down’s Syndrome and Norma knew that life would give Catherine many challenges. She nurtured Catherine into a very capable, independent person. Mom treated each of her five children with an eye to their personal needs and gifts and it has served each of us well throughout our lives.
Norma extended her care giving beyond her immediate family, and graced many others with her care. People were naturally drawn in by her generous nature and her kindness. While she might not always have agreed with you, she would always support you. She offered her wisdom and advice, allowing you to decide your own next course of action. She was considered “Mom” or “Grandma” by many who were not related to her! She also shared her spirit with her new friends at Big Thompson Manor, singing in the choral group and enjoying time with friends. Her impact on people’s lives will be felt for a lifetime.
Norma very graciously accepted her health conditions in the last two weeks of her life, helping all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, accept the heart condition that would take her from us. True to her nature she helped all of us through the challenges of her care, lifting our spirits and reassuring us that she was more than ready to join Catherine in heaven. Norma will be greatly missed as Mom, Grandma, GG, sister and friend. We all give much thanks for our precious time with her!
Meet Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., THRIVE Loveland’s monthly legal contributor. For over 25 years, our full-service law firm is proud to have assembled a group of dedicated and passionate lawyers. With three office locations serving Northern Colorado, our firm is known for achieving favorable results in and out of the courtroom.
Each month we will present a new legal topic, the facts associated with Colorado Law, and how the attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. are able to assist you with your needs. This month we focus on Estate Planning.
Grandparent Visitation Rights in Colorado
What rights do grandparents have for visitation with their grandchildren?
Colorado courts recognize the fundamental right of fit parents to make decisions regarding the care and custody of their children. What does this mean for grandparents? There is no automatic right to grandparent visitation. Colorado grandparents can petition a family law court for reasonable grandchild visitation in the following instances:
1. The child’s parents have an existing custody case, are divorced or legally separated, or their marriage has been annulled,
2. The child is placed in the legal custody of someone other than a parent, excluding a child who was adopted (therein terminating parental rights),
3. The child’s parent - who is the child of the grandparent - is deceased.
If one of the above situations exists, and it is in the best interests of the child, a court can grant grandparent visitation. Once granted, grandparent visitation is treated in a similar manner to parental visitation, and it may be modified if the court finds changes are in the child’s best interest. Grandparents can enforce these visitation rights if they are not honored by child’s parents.
Parents have a fundamental constitutional right to the care, custody and control of their children. To protect this right, courts have a presumption that the parent’s decision concerning grandparent visitation is in the child’s best interest. The grandparent seeking visitation against the wishes of a parent must rebut this presumption by clear and convincing evidence that the parent’s determination is not in the child’s best interests and that the grandparent’s visitation schedule is in the child’s best interest.
In determining what is in the best interest of the child, courts consider several factors such as the prior relationship of the child with the grandparents, the child’s wishes, and whether the grandparent’s child can exercise parenting time.
For more information on this important topic, contact the family law attorneys of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, PC.
Mix a little bit of charm, and a lot of great customer service with cutting edge innovation, and you’ve got a locally owned company known as “Good Day Pharmacy”.
Good Day Pharmacy is owned by three local pharmacists, David Lamb, Nancy Lamb, and Vicki Einhellig, who have 40 years of experience in the industry. Their promise to the community is, “We are comprehensive enough to serve you, and small enough to really take care of you.”
When you walk in to drop off or pick up a prescription at any of their nine Colorado pharmacies, it is like you have walked into Cheer’s (you know, where everyone knows your name). There are thoughtful gifts, great personal products, and medical supplies all available in a friendly, and inviting atmosphere.
Good Day Pharmacy is not “just” a traditional pharmacy; they also compound prescriptions. Prescription compounding is the art and science of creating personalized prescription medications to treat individual and unique needs. Some of the common prescriptions they compound assist with hormone replacement, adrenal dysfunction, thyroid Imbalance, and pain management. They also compound prescriptions for pets; talk about “full service”.
An unusual offering that Good Day Pharmacy provides, is a breast care center in Ft. Collins at 2001 S. Shields. The Good Day Breast Care Center offers a boutique-like setting to assist with fitting state of the art bras and forms, as well as fashionable scarves, hats, and other apparel for women with breast cancer, mastectomy and augmentation. The Breast Care Center also features essential oils, supplements, ambulatory aids, and skin care products including pharmaceutical grade compounded creams.
One of the most convenient services that Good Day Pharmacy provides is their prescription delivery program. We all have had those times when picking up a prescription was impossible, but getting the medication was important;
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By: Debye Wolf
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