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More tech help for older adults

More free iPad and iPhone fun for older adults from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the CMC Glenwood Center. Explore more apps, manage settings, and get to know SIRI better. Participants will look at the anatomy of an app and how to find apps that enrich their life. A $5 donation will be accepted for copied materials. For more general information call 970-947-8461.

Town hall for veterans

Meet county veteran service officers and representatives from High Country RSVP, CMC and the VA from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., for a casual, informative evening and learn about benefits and resources. Topics include: aid and attendance pension benefit; home care services for veterans and surviving spouses; CHOICE program for medical care; transportation for VA approved medical appointments; VA educational benefits; Western Slope Veteran’s Coalition weekly coffee and donuts; circuit exercise group; RSVP’s free SHIP/Medicare counseling program; RSVP’s free tax preparation and electronic filing program; RSVP’s free helping hands for seniors program; and RSVP’s free classes for older adults/seniors/veterans.

County veteran service officers expected are Joe Carpenter and Greg Bak from Garfield County and Patricia Hammon from Eagle County.

This event is free and sponsored by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Light snacks will be served. Register by phone at 970-945-7486, in person or online at Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn# 01158. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mission of the ColoRAIL organization

The mission of ColoRail, the Colorado Rail Passenger Association, is the topic of a program to be presented at the Glenwood Railroad Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Harry Safstrom, a ColoRail board member, will be on hand to discuss the efforts of the ColoRail organization to encourage rail passenger travel and services throughout Colorado. This includes the recent success in helping bring about a return of the Winter Park Ski Train, commuter rail service to Denver International Airport and preservation of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief service to southern Colorado.

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver on Seventh Street. Entrance to the museum for this program will be from the trackside of the depot. Take the stairway located to the west of the depot and walk along the depot to the museum entrance. All programs of the Glenwood Railroad Museum are open to the public.

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