National Senior Olympic stars coming to Denver on June 14

Denver Human Services and City Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann are hosting the Become Their Champion event from 9 a.m. – noon on June 14 at the Eisenhower Recreation Center. This free event will feature Age of Champions documentary, hands-on workshops, interactive resource fair and continental breakfast.

During the event,
Age of Champions will be shown. The documentary features five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. It highlights a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.

Along with the film, the
Become Their Champion event will feature an interactive resource fair with information about services available for caregivers and seniors. Guests also have the opportunity to attend two free workshops aimed at providing useful tips to help aging adults plan for the future and how to protect assets from the latest scams.

This event is free to the public and is being coordinated to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. People that plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Denver Human Services at 720-944-2649 or

When: June 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. – noon

Where: Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Ave., Denver

What: Become Their Champion: A free, entertaining and special event for all ages

Why: Denver Human Services and City Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann are coordinating this event in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will feature:

  • Interactive Resource Fair: 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Caregiver Workshop: Planning for the Future, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Age of Champions Documentary, 10 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Adult Workshop: How to Protect Your Assets, 11:15 a.m. - Noon

In Colorado, more than 11,000 reports of adult abuse, exploitation, or neglect are received each year. Sadly, many more go unreported. We need help from our community to look out for those adults and elders who are at risk of being abused or who have fallen prey to abusers.

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Posted on May 08 2013 (Archive on Jul 07 2013)
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