Living Deeply Weekly Discussion Group

Location: LaFontana Condos, 4570 E Yale Ave, Community Room

Date and Time: Every Tuesday from 10am-noon

Suggestion Donation: $10-$50

This is an opportunity to explore topics related to conscious aging and compassionate communication on a personal level and to learn from others in a facilitated small group format.


June 20th – Financing the Long Life: Is A Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

  • A reverse mortgage is a special type of home loan for older homeowners (62 years or older). It allows you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash. Reverse mortgages are regulated and insured like many other financial products. However, reverse mortgages can be complicated and require careful consideration. In this presentation, we will cover the pros and cons and how to use them or NOT use them. Some people use reverse mortgages to:

    • Eliminate monthly mortgage payments

    • Provide supplement income

    • Pay for healthcare expenses

    • Finance home repairs and modifications

    • Cover in-home care

    Date & Time: Thursday, June 20th from 1pm-2:30pm

    Presented by: Kathleen Chapman, Colorado Senior Insurance and Zach Smith, Chariot Financial

    Location: Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver.

    Cost: Free, donations accepted

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June 26th — Relieve Chronic Pain with Fitness - Stage 1 Mobility

Many non-medical treatments can be effective to prevent and/or reverse a downward cycle of de-conditioning that can result in chronic pain. Mobility is a fundamental component of health and wellbeing and is considered a major factor in an individual's quality of life. As we age, there is an urgent need to plan for the prevention of chronic pain. Research has shown the best long-term care plan is to maintain mobility. In this session you will learn:

  • Effective motivational strategies

  • The 3 Stages of posture decline

  • How to improve conditions such as osteoporosis, stenosis, sciatic nerve, bursitis

  • Correct alignment when exercising

  • Simple daily exercises you can do anywhere

Date & Time: Wed, June 26th from 1pm-3pm

Presented by: Kevin White, certified personal trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and an Exercise Performance Enhancement Specialist (EPES). Kevin is the owner of Full Circle Fitness specializing in +60 adults on pain relief fitness and proper body mechanics.

Location: Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing, 2122 S Lafayette St, Denver (parking in the back)

Cost: Free, donations accepted

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June 27th — Conscious Wellness: Cannabis/CBD

In this monthly wellness event, you will learn how cannabinoids work for our healing; methods of consumption (smoke, vape, topicals, patches, ointments, oils); how to buy (including samples). Bring your questions for brief consultations.

Presented by: Alayna Adair, cannabis educator and wellness coach

Location:  Evanston Spiritual Center, 2122 S Lafayette St, Denver (parking in the back)

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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Navigating Change (TBD)

Using a proven-effective holistic approach turn fears of aging into mindful and conscious participation in this stage of your life. If you are looking for new purpose and direction, you will find that it is during times of significant change that we can learn and grow the most. It's how we engage in the process that allows it to either be our demise or a call to live a more meaningful life. 

Topics include:

  1. Developmental changes in the third age 

  2. Model for navigating change and transition for lifelong renewal

  3. Create a vision for aging based on authentic living that empowers your life

Effective Communication Leads to Deeper Connections (TBD)

Most people long for deeper relationships with themselves and family and friends. In this workshop you will learn to reach beyond differences and connect to needs. Imagine knowing how to let others fully express themselves without generating fear, anger or irritation. Wouldn't life be more fulfilling? This experiential workshop offers simple, effective personal growth skills that will help you foster self-empathy and connection toward yourself and others. This 4-week workshop utilizes concepts developed by Marshall Rosenberg in Nonviolent Communication

Co-facilitated by Catherine Dockery, Louise Wilder of Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication and Susan Ludwig, LCSW, the Colorado co-coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby.