We are hosting virtual Little Talks as Zoom and call-in meetings.
A Little Help offers a different installment of this series every month and strives to feature relevant and thought-provoking topics with captivating speakers. If you have suggestions or would like to sponsor a Little Talk, please contact our office.
THIS MONTH - The Power of Proactive Planning
Learn more and RSVP to join us here. All Little Talks are free and open to the public, we just ask that you Register with us.
UPCOMING LITTLE TALKS
- Feb 10 - Travel Without Leaving Home (and other things to do while you’re at home)
- March 10 - Managing Household Financial Issues
- April 14 - Getting your House in Order/Spring Cleaning (and other useful home tricks to help you stay organized)
- May 12 - Managing Life Transitions
- May ? - Wellness Check in Day
- June 9 - Finding Your Creative Side
PAST LITTLE TALKS
What fun we had at our December Little Talk. We had the following panelist:
- Hal Goldberg, Psychotherapist
- Chef Pam Read, Goddess Catering
- Kathy Baum, Buyer at Tattered Cover - See the book recommendation video/powerpoint below.
- Half Pelican from Sound Affects Music
View our recording of the Zoom gathering. Learn from Hal, get an easy recipe from Pam, book recommendations from Kathy, and of course wonderful holiday music from Half Pelican
Wow, what a great talk on Staying Safe in Today’s World – Protecting Yourself against Scams and Fraud.
See the Powerpoint and Video Below
Our panel was headlined by Hazel Heckers, the Victim Assistance Coordinator with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and joined by Clint Carlson, Program Manager of Digital Education at Colorado University.
View Our October Tough Talk on Navigating Self Care in Isolation below.
Check out our virtual Tough Talk on our Northern Colorado Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/alittlehelpnoco
A Sample of Past Topics
Holistic Health - A panel of experts in dietary needs and senior health in both mind and body discussed holistic medicine, a form of healing that considers the whole person-body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
Senior Safety - Police Chief Robert White spoke with us about the Denver Police Department’s community philosophy and about senior safety. He gave us a great sense of how DPD is keeping our streets safe and fielded several questions from our participants.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s - A panel featuring voices from many sides of the memory-loss spectrum. We were fortunate to have two representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association who shared with us the ten early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. We were also graced with the presence of a married couple dealing with the disease who shared their story with incredible transparency. As our group listened to their story and the answers they gave to our questions, it was equal parts heart-wrenching and heart-warming. The love the two of them share is inspiring.
Navigate End of Life Issues - The event featured a short video produced by Compassion and Choices and information from three panelists. Dr. Richard Loeffler M.D. represented Compassion and Choices, a nonprofit dedicated to improving care and expanding choices at the end of life. Jamie Sarche, the Director of Outreach and Prearranged Funeral Planning for Feldman Mortuary, helped our attendees explore their fears and misconceptions to make their best decisions, and help loved ones maintain family relationships and have a meaningful bereavement. Rabbi Sara Gilbert from Shalom Cares Hospice brought her myriad experiences to share about hospice care.
Primary Caregiving - Our panelists, Jane W. Barton of AARP and Cardinal, LCC, Joan Colby Wilson of Americorps, and Katie Wade and Emily Cooper of Boulder County’s Area Agency on Aging, shared important information about the challenges and blessings of caregiving, one of our most ubiquitous but toughest jobs as family members.
When to Stop Driving - We hosted a representative the Colorado Neurological Institute, a member who willingly gave up the keys, and a family member who went through the decision-making process with her mother.
Sex after Sixty - In partnership with Boomers Leading Change and SAGE of the Rockies, we assembled an expert panel on sexuality and aging including a medical professional, sex therapist, and sex educator to share their experiences as we learned more about this provocative topic in a safe and affirming space, while celebrating Denver PrideFest’s 40th year. Watch the video of this Talk here.
Elder Fraud and Scam Prevention - We discussed prevention, recognition, and repercussions of elder fraud with Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey; Aaron Bagully, MBA, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones; Sergeant Ana Brun of the Lakewood Police Department Economic Crimes Unit; Cary Johnson, the Director of Crime Prevention in Jefferson County; and an older adult who was a victim of fraud. Watch the video here.