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Windsor Life - Windsor Gardens


Windsor Life The News of Windsor Gardens

Volume 7, Issue 6

Windsor Gardens, Denver's Premier Active Adult Community

June 2009 The President's Pen By Nathan Clifford, 2009 Board President

Photo by Dana Cusack

Photo by Dana Cusack



Photo by Nancy Delhay

Photo by Dana Cusack

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In This Issue Letters --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3 Policies Available in the Office and on the Web -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3 Model Units Open House ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 3 Building Zone Representatives ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 4 Proposed Amendments to Declaration -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 5 Proposed Six-Month Reserve Assessment for New Owners -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 5 Next Phase of Canopy Project Begins -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 6 Garage Sweeping Coming Up: Get Ready -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 6 Planters, Pots & Decorative Yard Items Prohibited on Grounds and will be Removed ------------------------------------------------- Page 6 Window Washing Schedule -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 7 Unit Renovations Need Prior Approval ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 7 Maintenance Report ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 7 Shopping Carts Need to be Padded---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 8 Library Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 8 Food Share America Order & Distribution Dates ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 8 Fire Safety Checklist ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 9 Security Report ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 9 Registered Sex Offenders at WG ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 11 Location of Security Phones ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page 11 Current Keys on File with Security ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 11 Golf Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 12 Virtual Sports at WG ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 12 Entertainment, Events & Tours ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 14 Classifieds --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 25 Service Directory ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page 26


About every year, the board president feels compelled to write a column on the many nasty communications that we receive from some residents. Now it is my turn. Having served on the board for two years before taking over as prexy I knew that, while most of our residents write and speak with kindness and courtesy, certain people write and come into the Association office repeatedly and often scream at our office personnel about almost everything that we consider. But since taking over as the president I have been astounded at the bad feelings that are expressed at me and the board as a whole. Nancy Barké constantly receives such vile expressions. Nancy has told me that there are a limited number of residents that do this, and, unfortunately, do it repeatedly. Many residents harass their hapless building representatives. Others take on our employees, and some appear to dislike anything that is done here. Why not try to give a factual, reasoned suggestion or ask a question in a way that President's Pen continued on page 2

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President's Pen continued from page 1 makes the recipient want to reply without having their nerves shattered? Before I was on the board, I wrote to Nancy concerning problems with our building’s mechanical functioning and got well written replies from the head of maintenance and other employees. I also often answered questions raised about health issues that Nancy referred to me. As president, I have received helpful suggestions from our residents. Often, I have asked some to come to a board meeting and inform everybody. We have a lot of very knowledgeable people on many subjects out of our 3500 residents. The board members this year are talented in a number of ways. We may disagree at times on subjects brought before us but find we can come to a solution to various problems despite our original

differences. We rarely raise our voices. (I am the worst offender in that regard.) We need some of you out there who are talented in one way or another to run for the board this year. If you have any questions about what it is like, contact me or any board member and we will fill you in. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;

Association Board of Directors & Management 2009 Board Members President: Dr. Nathan Clifford Vice Pres.: Clint Etter Treasurer: Mary Benton Secretary: Carol Brooks Asst. Treasurer: Barbara Thomas Asst. Secretary: Frances Worrell Director-at-Large: Charles Gatto Administration 303-364-7485 Office Hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nancy Barké, General Manager

If you can wait and not be tired of waiting

Tami Blake, Business Manager

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Charlotte Venhuisen, Community Administrator

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating

Patricia Frawley, Community Liaison

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise …

Jane Dickinson, Receptionist

~Rudyard Kipling, “If”

Welcome to Our New Neighbors

Betty Russo, Receptionist

Building Representative Association Connie Slaven, President Security

Have you introduced yourself to your new neighbors? See who is new in your building.

Bldg. 6




Michael Piccin, Chief of Security


June 2009

Windsor Life: The News of Windsor Gardens

Advertising: 303-364-7485 Founding Editor: Tami Blake Managing Editor: Lori Colvin-Hobbs Printer: Barnum Printing & Publishing Co.

Windsor Gardens Association Board of Directors 595 South Clinton Street Denver, CO 80247 303-364-7485 www.windsorgardensdenver.org Windsor Life is published by the Windsor Gardens Association Board of Directors for the benefit of Windsor Gardens residents and is dedicated to: fostering communication and collaboration among the residents, board of directors and staff; promoting Windsor Gardens numerous and diverse activities; and informing residents of community resources and issues. The Windsor Gardens Association, its board of directors and employees and the Windsor Life staff are not responsible or liable for any of the services or products advertised in the Windsor Life publication, nor do we endorse any advertisement, product or service. The Association recommends that you thoroughly research any product or service and check references prior to hiring any individual or company.

Vincent Castrigano



Mindy Penman



Mavis Parker

Brookings, SD


Lelah Rae & Michael Schoenecker Arvada


Pauline & Phillip Kusner



Lieselotte & Maurice Dailey

Yuma, AZ


Diane & Stephen O'Leary

Ft. Lupton

Jerry Dunlop, Golf Pro


Barbara Carignan


preserving and


Edward Rinne


Facilities Maintenance Bill Walsh, Manager


Michael Pansini


Kris & Pamela Andersen


Painting John Pacheco, Supervisor

property as an

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Wanda Pierce Manley

Paaheco, CA



Cynthia Courtney, Director Renee Jennings, Administrative Assistant

Golf Shop & Course 303-366-3133

Grounds Maintenance Dana Cusack, Supervisor

Windsor Gardens Association ... protecting, enhancing the active, independent adult community. Windsor Gardens Mission Statement

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Community Meetings Councilwoman Marcia Johnson

CenterPoint June 9

Note from the Desk of Councilwoman Marcia Johnson Councilwoman Marcia Johnson will meet with Windsor Gardens residents on Tuesday, June 9, at 1 p.m. in CenterPoint.


1 p.m.

Board of Directors

Dance Studio June 26*

9 a.m.*

*Meeting date and time subject to change. Please confirm with the Association office.

Board Committees Committee meetings are held throughout the month on an as needed basis. If you have an interest in attending any of the committee meetings, please call the Association office or e-mail after the first of each month to find out if and when a committee is meeting.

Building Rep. Assoc.

CenterPoint July 29

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7 p.m.

Association Offices Closed: Independence Day Friday, July 3

Labor Day

Monday, September 7


Thursday, November 26 Friday, November 27


Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25

Send HOA Coupons with Check Payments ... or Run Risk of Late Payment If you pay your HOA fees by mailing in a check, be sure to include your coupon in the envelope. Otherwise, you run the risk of a late payment.

Letter Submission Policy Letters submitted to Windsor Life are published at the discretion of the Windsor Gardens Association Board of Directors and the editors of Windsor Life. Letters are limited to 500 words in most cases and

are subject to editing for length, grammar and available space. Letters containing obvious factual inaccuracies, unattributed facts and quotes, or libelous statements will not be printed. All

submitted letters must include the writer's name, address, phone number and signature for verification purposes. The writer's name will be included with those letters that are published.

E-mail to: [email protected]

Mail to: Windsor Life 595 S. Clinton St. Denver, CO 80247

Fax to: 303-364-3341 Attn: Windsor Life

Board Needs to Represent All Residents

I dislike smoking, but it would be wrong for me to tell a neighbor that he needs to conform to my ideas. A resident should be able to make his or her own choices in his or her own home. I sincerely hope that we will hear no more on the issue.

It seems to us that new windows alone could yield only very minimal energy cost savings on the fourth floor in 4-story units or the top floor in 2-story buildings. Here is why:

I have had the privilege of living in this community for 27 wonderful years. Much of the reason for enjoying life here is due to the conscientious leadership provided by the board members who have served in the past. Most of those persons worked very hard during their tenure to provide for the needs of all the people who reside here. I would like to remind the present board that each of them was elected to represent the best interests of ALL the residents. Pushing an agenda of a smoke-free community does not meet this requirement.

Gerry Biram More than New Windows Needed in Some Buildings Concerning the board’s policy of requiring all residents to have new windows installed in their units: many residents have already had this done, often at considerable expense and hardship. All units will have to be in compliance by the new deadline of March 31, 2010.

Association Policies, Bylaws and Other Documents Available in the Association Office and on the Web Association policies, bylaws and other documents are available for your review in the Association office and on the the Association website at www.windsorgardensdenver.org. You can sit down and read policies and other documents in the office or get copies to

take with you for 15 cents a page. If you do not have your own computer to access the Association website, you can go to one of the many public libraries which offer free Internet access.

Most of the cold air comes down through the sloping parts of the roof/ceiling, which must not be very well insulated, if at all. During a recent power outage, the temperature dropped as much in a unit with new windows installed as it did in one which still had old ones. This leads us to believe that an exchange of windows, without insulating the roof/ceiling areas properly, is not only costly, but could be mostly cosmetic. The Hoffmans

Models Open House on June 13 Windsor Gardens will host a Models Open House on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Realtors also having open houses that day will have their information available in the Welcome and Design Center.

“Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations.” —Federico Fellini

June 2009

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Building Zone Representatives There to Help Did you know that Windsor Gardens residential buildings are divided into nine building representative zones? A member of the executive committee of the Windsor Gardens Building Representatives Association (BRA) is assigned to each of

alternate. The committee acts as a liaison between the building representatives association and the board of directors and presents to the board major issues or suggestions arising from BRA meetings.

these zones to serve as a contact and resource person for the buildings in that zone. The executive committee is composed of nine members. Each of the committee members has been or is currently a building representative or assistant/

The current BRA executive committee members and their assigned building zones are: Executive Committee Contact Person


Resident Directory Thank You The Windsor Gardens Breakfast Optimist Club wishes to thank all of the building representatives who provided resident names and phone numbers for the Windsor Gardens phone directory published by the Optimist Club. Directories will be delivered to building lobbies the first of June for pickup and distribution by building representatives. Again, thank you to our building representatives for their help.


Building Nos.


6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Connie Slaven



2, 4, 66, 68, 78, 80, 82, 84

Carol Brooks



52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, Town H

Gary Roll



36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50

Bob Crews



20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34

Barbara Haines



15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29

Tracy Kunkel



1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

Barry Georgopulos



53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65

Gisela Weidl


There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.


37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51

Mary Ellen Clifford


~Ray Goforth

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By Nancy Barké, General Manager The Board is considering putting four amendments to the Declaration in front of the community to vote on in the fourth quarter of this year. The four amendments under consideration are as follows: 1. Expanding the common elements to include the Dayton Street property and the Windsor West property. 2. Changing the age restriction in the Declaration from 50 to 55. (The age restriction for no children under the age of 17 will not change). 3. A requirement that new owners in Windsor Gardens be required to pay six months of assessments at closing.

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Proposed Amendments to the Declaration 4. A ban on smoking within individual condominium units. Last month, there was an article about the governing documents for the community, including the Declaration, and the roles of the board and community members in relation to these documents. We also published the first in a series of focus articles on the proposed amendments, which discussed the proposal to expand the common elements to include the Dayton Street property and the Windsor West property. This month’s focus is the proposed six-month reserve assessment for new buyers in Windsor Gardens. Next month we will cover the proposed change in the age restriction from 50 to 55, and the following month we will address the proposed ban on smoking. With each article we will

request questions from the community on the proposed amendments, so that we can produce a “Frequently Asked Questions” answer sheet for owners and residents in the community. It is not an easy decision to propose to amend the Declaration, but the board is charged with acting in the best interests of the Association even when they know that the “best interests” of the Association may be a hotly debated topic. When it comes to amending the Declaration, the board cannot make a unilateral decision – only the owners in the community can do that. The board can ask the community to consider amendments and then ultimately to vote on those amendments. The questions we hear frequently from people about

the proposed amendments go something like this: “Who do you think you are?” “Where do you get off?” “You have no right.” The board not only has the right to put forth proposed amendments to the community, they have the responsibility to do so. Not every person on the board agrees with every one of the proposed amendments. However, they do agree that all of the amendments should be decided by the people who are owners in the community. Some of the proposed amendments are in response to legal issues that the Association has had or they are issues that have affected a majority of the population in Windsor Gardens – issues that either impact the finances or the quality of life for those living in the community.

Focus Article #2: Six-Month Reserve Assessment for New Owners By Nancy Barké, General Manager The second proposed amendment we will cover in our monthly series is the amendment that would require all new owners in Windsor Gardens to pay six months of assessments to be held in reserve at closing. This amendment would require that Article 6 of the Declaration be amended to include a new section with the following provisions:

The Owner acquiring title to a unit in Windsor Gardens will pay at the time of the closing an Assessment Reserve Contribution equal to six months of the annual assessment to which such Unit is subject at the time of the transfer.

The Assessment Reser ve Contribution is not a prepayment of assessments and shall be maintained with and held by the Association, without interest, at all times during the Owner’s ownership of the Unit. The Assessment Reser ve Contributions shall be deposited by the Association in a segregated account and the amount of each Owner’s contribution shall be reflected on the Owner’s account statement. If an Owner is more than 90 days delinquent in payment of any assessment to the Association, then the Association may apply the Owner’s Assessment Reserve Contribution towards the delinquency and the Owner

shall be obligated to replace any amounts deducted to bring their Assessment Reserve Contribution current in an amount equal to six months of the then current annual assessment. •

This Assessment Reserve Contribution serves as a lien on the Unit and if not paid at the closing of the Unit may be collected in accordance with the terms of Article 6 of the Declaration.

Upon the Owner’s transfer or other conveyance of the Unit, the Owner shall be entitled to a refund of the Owner’s Assessment Reserve Contribution, without interest; provided that any assessments due at the time of transfer may be deducted by the Association.

Why this amendment and why now? In a community the size of Windsor Gardens it is inevitable that there will be delinquencies and bad debt write-off. There may have been one foreclosure in the tenyear period from 1995 to 2005. However, in the last three years the Association has written off $93,300 in bad debt from homeowners living in the community – most of this from foreclosures and it’s not over. The Association currently has over $100,000 in various stages of delinquency still on the books. While it is uncertain how much of this will have to be written off, some will and it will be underwritten by the PROPOSED AMENDMENTS continued on page 23

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Maintenance & Improvements Next Phase of Canopy Project Begins

Rent Your Parking Space or Garage to Residents Displaced during Garage Reconstruction The Association is gearing up for this summer ’s garage reconstruction project and we are looking for spaces or garages to rent for displaced residents. If you have a vacant space or garage in Parking Lots 3 or 7,

The next phase of the canopy project began the last week of May, and will include Buildings 38, 40, 42, 46, 54, and 61. New concrete entry ways and a portion of the sidewalks have been poured for Buildings 10, 18, 26, and 28.

or the northern two rows in Lot 6, that you would be willing to rent during the reconstruction, please contact Tami Blake at the Association office. We will pay $15 per month for a space and $25 per month for a garage.

Grounds personnel are going to be very busy working on grading projects for the new canopy sidewalks. They have projects started at Buildings 18 and 36.

Garage Sweeping in July Get ready for garage sweeping next month. The grounds crew will give residents two days notice of the day their garages will be done. Notices will be posted in the parking lots and on the front doors of the buildings with parking lots next on the schedule.

No Items on Garage Floors

except for approved storage lockers or cabinets.

Garage sweeping crews will throw away items left out on garage floors. As detailed by Association policy, garage floors are to be kept clear,

All personal items in garages must be contained in an approved storage locker or cabinet with the exception of ladders and two bicycles per stall. Any ladders must be

secured and off the garage floor. Bicycles also need to be secured in some way. Small collapsible grocery carts may be stored in the garages as long as they are not on the garage floor and are hanging on a cabinet.

Planters, Pots and Decorative Yard Items are Prohibited on Grounds, including Areas Near Lanais, and will be Removed this Month As specified in Association policy, potted plants, planters, statuary, stones, and lawn ornaments are not allowed beyond the perimeter of a lanai on to the landscaping or

grounds where they can interfere with the maintenance of the property. The grounds crew will begin removing such pots and other

decorative items the week of June 22. The items will be stored temporarily at the maintenance warehouse for a short period of time, but residents will have to come and

Examples of violations of the landscape policy and the types of items that will be removed by the grounds crew if residents do not remove them before June 22.

pick the items up themselves once they have been taken.

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Maintenance & Improvements Window Washing Schedule

Building windows will be washed by King Kong Building Services, Inc., again this year. The following window cleaning schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. Date



78, 80, 82, 84, 68


64, 62, 66, 58, 60


65, 63, 61, 57, 55


56, 52, 54, 53, 50


48, 44, 46, 42, 40


49, 51, 47, 45, 36


41, 43, 39, 37, 38


34, 30, 28, 26, 32


27, 14, 18, 12, 20


10, 6, 4, 76, 74, 72, 70


3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19, 23, 29


1, 2, 15, 13, 8, 21, 25, 16, 22, 24, 59

Screen Removal Please remove your window screens one day prior to your scheduled day. If your screens have not been removed, your windows will not get washed.

If you are not able to remove your screens, you must sign up on the sheet provided in your building laundry rooms by 8 a.m., no later than three days before the window washing, to have someone come and remove the screens. Please do not call the Association office to schedule screen removal, as they will not be able to schedule you. The only way to sign up is to use the sign-up sheets in the building laundry rooms or, in the case of townhome units only, with the building representative. You must be home for screens to be taken out. The workers will not come back if you are not home. Screens will be removed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one day before window washing or on the Friday before if the washing is scheduled for Monday. Screens will be put back the following day from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. only. If you are not home during that time, workers will not put screens back and they will not come back. You will need to make other arrangements.

Got Wood Floors? Do you have wood floors in your unit? There have been some noise issues with wood floors as neighbors can hear chairs

being moved on the wood floor. If you could put felt pads under chair legs to help cut down on the noise, it would be appreciated by your neighbors.

Laundry Machine Pedestals As the pedestals for the Windsor Gardens laundry machines are no longer available from the manufacturer, the maintenance department has stepped up and will build to

order pedestals for those buildings who want them. If your building wants a pedestal, have your building representative contact Bill Walsh in the maintenance department and place an order.

Unit Renovations Need Prior Approval Planning a renovation project in your unit? Make sure you get prior approval from the Association and potentially save yourself some time and energy. There are a few owners, who have completed work in their units without prior review and approval – and suffered the consequences. For example, there have been cases of owners having to remove new flooring because the flooring did not meet Association specifications for sound insulation. “We are here to help the residents – not make it harder for them to complete their projects,” says Bill Walsh, maintenance manager. “The Association might be able to

save the residents money if they follow the guidelines and our recommendations the first time.” Renovations that require prior approval include (but are not limited to) the following: room renovations, flooring, moving or removing walls, closets, enclosing the lanai, adding screens to the lanai, installing garage storage cabinets, windows, doors, installation of air conditioners, and ceiling fans. If you are thinking of a renovation project, contact the Association office to get a copy of the unit modifications policy, project specifications and the forms needed to start the project approval process. You will be glad you did.

Maintenance Report Capital Projects The next phase of the canopy project began the last week of May and will include Buildings 38, 40, 42, 46, 54, and 61. New concrete entryways and a portion of the sidewalks have been poured for Buildings 10, 18, 26, and 28. New carpet has been ordered for the C and D floors of Buildings 44 and 63 and for the C floor of Building 84. Installation in Building 39 has been completed. The new gardening shed has been installed on Windsor West and was painted by our staff. General Maintenance Leaks in the underground garage are being checked. New coating may be needed. There have been drain leaks in walls in Buildings 34 and 49.

A new overhead door was installed for underground entrance 25/26. A heavy, wet snow and rain in April caused several roof leaks and several garage door opener complaints. A new entry system was installed for Building 61. Four new doors were installed in Building 59. The dog pen was re-installed in Parking Lot 5. A used Cushman trickster was purchased for the maintenance department. It will be utilized to carry tools and equipment back and forth between the maintenance facilities. Grounds All flower beds have been planted and the entire property MAINTENANCE REPORT continued on page 8

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Library Notes Check out the new books at the Windsor Gardens Library: "First Family" by David Baldacci "Death of a Witch" by M.C. Beaton "Just Take My Heart" by Mary Higgins Clark

"Long Lost" by Harlan Coben "Fatally Flaky" by Diane Mott Davidson "Lethal Legacy" by Linda Fairstein "Deadlock" by Iris Johansen "True Detective" by Jonathan Kellerman "Running Hot" by Jayne Ann Krentz

"The Second Opinion" by Michael Palmer "Handle with Care" by Jodi Picoult The Geometry of Sisters" by Luanne Rice "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline "Loitering with Intent" by Stuart Woods

Shopping Carts: Storage & Use at Windsor Gardens The Association does not condone in any way the taking of grocery store shopping carts by its residents for their personal use.

grocery store manager to keep a store cart, the resident may keep the cart on Association property – with certain conditions.

be added to a grocery store cart to protect building walls and doors from damage as the bulky cart is moved in and out of the building.

However, if a resident has purchased a shopping cart from a grocery store or if a resident has been given specific permission from a

First, as with all other shopping carts used by residents, the cart may not be stored in a prohibited area, as noted above. Second, padding must

The Association would like to recommend that residents consider alternative shopping carts. There are a number of compact, lightweight shopping

carts available for purchase in retail stores and online. The Association has two models of the preferred shopping carts available for viewing by residents in the Association office.

Food Share America Program Dates June Orders

July Orders

The distribution date for June orders will be Friday, June 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Volunteers will be available in the Welcome & Design Center on Thursday, July 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, July

10, from 10 a.m. to noon to help you place your order.

July orders online is Monday, July 20, by 7 a.m.

The deadline for placing July phone orders is Friday, July 17, at 4 p.m. The deadline to place

MAINTENANCE REPORT continued from page 7 was mowed before Memorial Day.

Weed spraying has begun for the summer season.

Tree trimming has been completed with six large cottonwood trees removed – two from residential common areas. At least as many trees will be replaced this year.

Trees have been treated for Elm Scale disease with injections by Swingle.

Grounds personnel are going to be very busy working on grading projects for the new canopy sidewalks. They have projects started at Buildings 18 and 36.


Community Center

Laundry rooms were painted in Buildings 12, 14, 66, 68, 78, 80, 82, and 84.

Carpets will be cleaned in the auditorium and CenterPoint during June.

Outside stairwells were painted in Buildings 34, 42 and 58.

The projector in the auditorium needs to be replaced as needed repairs would exceed the value.

New chips have been installed around 75% of the buildings and one more delivery will be required to finish this project. The sprinkler system has been activated. A new vacuum breaker has been installed at the new gardening area. Personnel graded the area around the shed and installed some stones around it.

Comcast is still working on cabling issues around the complex.

The lobby in Building 45 was redone.

Exterior paint for Building 34 is almost complete. The exterior of Building 42 was started in May. Painting is complete in Parking Lots 13 and 16. Soffit repairs have completed for Buildings 8, 11, 13 and 19.

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Safety & Security Fire Safety & Security Seminar Provided Valuable Information Approximately 100 residents attended the Fire Safety & Security Seminar on May 20.

procedures in the buildings and gave statistics on the aging population and fire safety.

Mary Donlon, fire fighter technician spoke on general fire safety guidelines for residents within their own units, evacuation

All members of the security team were introduced to the residents. Chief of Security Michael Piccin discussed crime statistics here in

Windsor Gardens. Security officer Deleene Wagner was made the night shift supervisor in May and she discussed graveyard shift procedures. Security officer Stephanie Helfer spoke on advance directives and “do not resuscitate” orders. She

explained that advance directive forms are available through your physician and must be signed by the physician.

ten years old or older, get new ones.

5. A special message for smokers…

2. Make a home escape plan.

Use “fire-safe” cigarettes and smoke outside. Use large, deep ashtrays on sturdy surfaces like a table. Wet cigarette and cigar butts with water before putting them in the trash. Stay alert. Do not smoke if you feel sleepy, have taken medication or had alcohol to drink.

burn, immediately cool it with water for 3 to 5 minutes. Then call for help.

Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults Source: Home Safety Council 1. Have smoke alarms that work. Make sure you have at least one working smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside or near sleeping areas. Test smoke alarms once a month. Use a broom handle to gently push the “test button.” If you climb, always use a sturdy step ladder. Replace batteries with new ones at least once a year or when the smoke alarm “chirps,” which signals low battery power. If your alarms are

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8. Space heaters need space. Make sure space heaters are at least 3 feet away from anything in the room that can burn. Turn them off if you leave the room or go to sleep. 9. Prevent electrical fires.

3. Keep escape routes clear.

6. Smokers need watchers! Plug only one cord into each Clean out clutter. Move any electrical outlet. Make sure cords Check in and around furniture furniture that blocks your way. and appliances are in good cushions for cigarettes that may Make sure doors and windows shape. Unplug appliances when have fallen out of sight. open easily. If you you are not using have security bars them. on doors and Fire Make sure you can hear your smoke alarm 10. windows, have sprinklers save quick-release bars even when you’re sleeping. Have a family member lives. installed. These test the alarm while you are napping so you will know if make it possible If possible, you’ll wake up. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, get for you to open the choose to live in special smoke alarms that signal with strobe lights and/ bars from inside in a homes or or vibration. Ask your local fire department for help if an emergency. apartment with fire sprinklers. If you have trouble finding these. 4. If you can’t get you are building a out… new home, have Keep a phone in your bedroom 7. A recipe for safe cooking: a fire sprinkler system installed. to call for help if you can’t get out Your local fire department can Always stay in the kitchen when quickly. Write down emergency help you find a sprinkler food is cooking on the stove. numbers and tape them to the contractor. Avoid loose clothing and roll up telephone. Keep your door sleeves before you start to cook. closed to protect you from the Use oven mitts. If you do get a smoke.

Windsor Gardens Security Report, April 2009 Alarms 15 Alleged Burglary/Thefts 0 Attempted Burglaries/Thefts 0 Burglaries 0 Criminal Mischief/Vandalism 0 Family Disturbance 2

Harassing Phone Calls Missing Property Noise Complaints Police Assist Suspicious Person Suspicious Vehicle

6 2 15 3 12 17

Theft from Vehicle Theft of Vehicle Thefts Vehicle Accident Vehicle Barricade Warning Tickets

1 0 2 0 0 19

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Safety & Security In the Heat: Drink, Drink, Drink

As we heat up this summer, remember that the best way to prevent heat related medical conditions is to consume adequate amounts of water. Hot weather can lead to body water loss, dehydration, and heat stroke. Senior citizens especially need to be careful. Some studies

have shown that senior citizens may not drink sufficient fluids because of a lack of thirst. They may also be taking medications, such as diuretics for high blood pressure, which cause fluid loss. Since thirst is not the best indicator of how much fluid your body needs, it’s important to

drink fluids during hot weather even if you’re not thirsty. Some beverages, such as those containing caffeine or alcohol and/or high amounts of sugar may drain body water. Try drinking fruit juice diluted with plain water or sparkling water instead.

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West Nile Virus Reminders Source: Fight the Bite Colorado The West Nile virus is spread locally by mosquitoes that bite infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then bite and pass the virus to humans and animals, primarily birds and horses. Mosquito season in Colorado starts in the spring and ends in mid-September. Even in areas where the virus is circulating, very few mosquitoes are infected and most are simply a nuisance, not a health threat. Even if a mosquito is infected, the chances a person will become severely ill from any single mosquito bite are extremely small.

It is rare to catch the virus, and most infected people will not get sick or will have only mild symptoms, including fever, headache, body aches, and occasionally include skin rashes and swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms generally appear 3 to 14 days after exposure.

symptoms need to seek medical attention immediately.

People over age 50 seem to be especially vulnerable to the severe forms of the disease that on rare occasions have led to death. More severe infections may include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness or convulsions. Persons with these

• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.

Simple, yet effective, measures can prevent mosquito bites • Avoid mosquitoes by staying indoors at dawn and dusk when bugs are most active.

• Apply insect repellent that contains DEET. Follow directions carefully. • Repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Precautionary Measures Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention What You Can Do to Stay Healthy • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.

Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. Try to avoid close contact with sick people. • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-toperson through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

• If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Surgical Masks • Surgical masks are available during business hours at the Association Office.

Animals that expect to be fed by people can become aggressive, harassing people for food when they are hungry. Bubonic plague Plague is a bacteria that is maintained in various species of rodents, including squirrels, and

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Don't Feed the Animals When you feed wild animals you’re giving them the wildlife equivalent of junk food. Instead of eating a wide range of natural foods, they become dependent on processed seeds, bread and other foods. This can make them sick.

rabbits and is transmitted by fleas. When an infected rodent becomes sick and dies, its fleas can carry the infection to other warm-blooded animals, including humans. People also can be exposed through direct contact with infected rodents, rabbits and cats.

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Safety & Security Registered sex offenders at WG By Michael Piccin, Chief of Security In a neighborhood as large as Windsor Gardens it is inevitable that a few of our residents will have had a brush with the law for one reason or another. Communities often have particular concern over someone that has been convicted as a sex offender. Windsor Gardens has a small number of registered sex offenders living here and your security department is aware of who they are, where they live and how long they have lived here. If you want to know if your building is one in which a registered sex offender lives, please give me a call at 303364-7485, extension 1510, and leave me a voice mail. I think it is helpful to remember, whether we like it or not, that

paroled felons in compliance with the conditions of their parole have the same rights as you and me. State and local law enforcement authorities may disclose sex offender registry information and the following web sites are available to the general public for accessing sex offender information: www.mapsexoffenders.com www.sor.state.co.us You may also obtain information from the Denver Police Department. Be sure to request information for the zip code in which you live, or the zip code in the area you are seeking information for. For more information from the Denver Police Department on sex offenders, call 720-913-6050.

Do You Know Where the Security Phones are Located in WG? Windsor Gardens has 8 security phone locations:

5. CenterPoint, 1st floor, next to the elevator


In the Auditorium Lobby



Outside the Aspen Room, 2nd floor of CenterPoint

Outside the Billiard Room, 2nd floor of the Community Center


Outside the Lapidary Room


Outside the Exercise Room


In front of the Security Office


In the hall by the Indoor Pool

Current Keys on File with Security? Your safety and convenience are best served by keeping your security file keys as well as your essential information sheets current and up to date. Keeping your security file keys current could save your life. Security has documented many instances where the file keys were not current and forced entries had to be made due to medical emergencies.

Please understand that, with the exception of an emergency, security would never let anyone into your apartment without you authorizing it ahead of time. Also don’t forget the ultimate convenience of having these keys so close and accessible when you lock yourself out of your apartment.






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Golf at the Gardens By Jerry Dunlop, Director of Golf & Head Golf Pro Golf Shop Merchandise The 2009 merchandise is beginning to arrive. We have many new items in the golf shop this season. The golf shop staff is available to help you pick out the perfect items for yourself or to surprise your favorite golfer. Golf Shop Hours

Dukes & Windsorettes

Join the Club

Frank Bridges started the Dukes of Windsor off with a bang in May. He had a hole in one on Hole #7 during the first outing for the Dukes. Irv Miller followed suit the next week with an ace on #4. Congratulations gentlemen!

The Dukes and Windsorettes still have room available for new members. The fee to join is $20 for golfing members. Both clubs also have social memberships available. Inquire in the Pro Shop.

The Windsorettes also started the golf season last month. We wish all the ladies good luck with their planned events.

“After all these years, it’s still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Golf Humor

sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.” ~Chi Chi Rodriguez Event Schedule for June Every Wednesday: Windsorettes Play Day (8 a.m. starting time) Every Thursday: Dukes Play Day (8 a.m. starting time) Friday June 5: Colorado Junior Golf, 10 and under Championship (8 a.m to 12 p.m.)

Play Virtual Sports on the Wii at WG Virtual bowling, golf, baseball, tennis and boxing are all being played right here at Windsor

Gardens on our new Wii game system. You can enjoy the games and get some exercise

at the same time. Instruction is available.

Stop by the Activities Office for a schedule and more information.

Personal Training in the Exercise Room Personal trainer Kathy Zimmer will be in the Exercise Room on Friday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. to

10:30 a.m.; Monday, June 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and

Wednesday, June 24, noon to 2 p.m.

Join Kathy on one of these dates to shake up your fitness program!

In a recent Duke University Medical Center study, 41 percent of participants were diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (MetS) before walking for 30 minutes six days a week. After eight months of

walking on this schedule – without making any dietary changes – only 27 percent still met the criteria for MetS.

Strolling to Health The risk factors associated with a greater likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke are large waist circumference, high blood pressure, high levels of triglycerides, low amounts of

HDL (“good” cholesterol), and high blood sugar. Having three out of five of these factors gets you a “MetS diagnosis” – metabolic syndrome. But you can change that just by walking.

Age Bears Little Impact on Muscle Strength of Older Women A University of New Hampshire study has found that elderly women can increase muscle strength as much as young

women can. Researchers say the findings indicate that a decline in muscle function is less a natural part of aging and

instead probably the result of a decline in physical activity.

spent eight weeks in training that targeted their knee

The study participants – two groups of inactive women –

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ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & TOURS WINDSOR HAPPENINGS Events posted in chronological order.

DOG BEHAVIOR SEMINAR presented by FURFIXES PET TRAINING: Friday, June 5, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in CENTERPOINT EAST. Denver animal trainer and behavior specialist Deborah Rogeness brings a series of pet seminars and workshops to Windsor Gardens. This session’s topic: “From Wolf to Westie: What Your Dog was Born to Do.” Learn the origin of your favorite breed and discover how knowing your dog’s history can help you shape his behavior today. *Classes are for humans only, please. Cost: FREE. Sign up with the Activities Office.

ACTIVITIES OFFICE HOURS Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 303-364-9141 The Activities Office does not accept reservations by phone for events that require payment. The office does not keep large sums of money, making it difficult to change large bills. Please keep this in mind when purchasing tickets. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

CAT BEHAVIOR SEMINAR presented by FURFIXES PET TRAINING: Friday, June 12, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in CENTERPOINT EAST. If you’re a cat owner, you’ve probably scratched your head over some of the things your kitty does! End the mystery by attending “Why Do Cats Do That?” This seminar will explore cat behavior, answer questions like, “Do cats always land on their feet?”, examine the checkered history of

these tiny tigers, and tackle problems like food refusal, scent marking, scratching and biting. *Classes are for humans only, please. Cost: FREE. Sign up with the Activities Office. FurFixes also offers in-home pet training and behavior modification for dogs and cats. For more information, visit www.furfixes.com.

MOVIE DAY – SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE: Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM. This Academy Award-winning movie has had everyone talking. Come see what all the excitement is about. The movie is rated R. Cost: Admission is FREE. Snacks are $1.

AFTERNOON TEA: Tuesday, June 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the WINDSOR INN. Relax and enjoy a variety of teas and food. The speaker will be Luan Akin, former News 4 reporter, now garden ambassador for Tagawa Gardens. The topic will be “Growing Fresh Air.” She will discuss which easy-care houseplants make great air filters WINDSOR HAPPENINGS continued on page 15

Tired of juggling remotes? Our skilled technicians are prepared to help you assemble the audio and video system of your dreams (Or even get your VCR to stop blinking 12:00). Contact Eagle AV at 303.337.3474 or visit us online at www.gr8tv4all.com for info on all our services.


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ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & TOURS WINDSOR HAPPENINGS continued from page 14 for particular common toxins. Tagawa gift cards will be available for purchase. Cost: $9 per person. Tickets are available at the Activities Desk. This event is sponsored by the WATT group and the Windsor Inn.


June 18, at 1:30 p.m. in CENTERPOINT. In 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan – seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. Join Active Minds® for a look at the path Afghanistan has taken since then, including the establishment of a new

government under the leadership of Hamid Karzai. Take a look forward at what the future holds for this war-torn country as U.S. troop presence there continues to increase.

Living Communities, which has been enriching the lives of seniors with quality senior communities, home care and adult day services for more than 35 years.

Cost: FREE. Sign up at the Activities Office. This Active Minds event is sponsored by Christian

Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. in


BOETTCHER MANSION & RED ROCKS GRILL Wednesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. This tour is sponsored by Dayton Place, who is providing us with their bus once a month for some different, fun-filled excursions.We will be picked up at 10:30 a.m. and driven to the Boettcher Mansion in Golden for a tour. Located in the heart of the Lookout Mountain Preserve, this Arts & Craftsstyle mansion offers a rare combination of historic authenticity and modern convenience. Built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, the 110-acre estate was donated to the County in the 1970s. In 1975, the mansion opened to the public as a unique venue for weddings and meetings. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. After the tour we will visit the Ship Rock Grille at Red Rocks. They have a varied menu and the setting is wonderful. Lunch will be on your own. After lunch you can tour the visitor center and enjoy a short film documentary on the geologic and musical history of Red Rocks and the Performer’s Hall of Fame, featuring pictures of the performers who rank as audience and venue favorites. Cost: $8 per person. Lunch is on your own.

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ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & TOURS WINDSOR HAPPENINGS continued from page 15 CENTERPOINT, always the third Friday of the month. Full audience participation. Bring your neighbors and form a team. Refreshments and good cheer will be served. Cost: FREE. Presented by the WATT group and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage.

BAND CONCERT & ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. The Children’s Hospital Association of Volunteers,

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WG Chapter, will host its annual concert and ice cream social. The VFW Band will play. Get your tickets early and come for an enjoyable evening of cake and ice cream. All proceeds benefit The Denver Children’s Hospital.

Cost: $5 per person. Tickets will be available in CENTERPOINT LOBBY on July 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from Joan Hoppis at 303-3660407 or at the Activities Desk.

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DANCES FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES: On the second and third Friday nights of the month dance to live music from 7 to 10 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM. Friday, June 12: Tom Allan will play. Our thanks to sponsors Harvard Square and Garden Plaza.

Friday, June 19: Dance to the music of Tom Yook. Our thanks to dance sponsors Life Care Center of Aurora and Garden Plaza Cost: $3 per resident (bring your Windsor Gardens ID); $6 per nonresident. BYOB.

MONTHLY DANCE: The monthly dance is held the last Saturday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM. Terry Titans will perform on Saturday, June 27. Our sponsors will be Brighten Gardens Continuum Care and Garden Plaza.

Our thanks to May dance sponsors Brighton Gardens Continuum Care and Home Instead Senior Care for their generous support.

late 1800s. The park is located along Clear Creek in downtown Golden. The outdoor setting recreates the look and feel of that period with mountain ranch complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and chicken coop. A costumed guide will show how butter was made. Tour is approximately one hour, 20 minutes. After the tour we will enjoy lunch at The Old Capitol Grill in Golden, where the food is good and the service is exceptional.

Fame Museum, located just inside Gate #1 on the west side. The 75minute walking tour is for active seniors and is approximately one half mile in length. Please wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen as you will be outside during a brief portion of the tour. After the tour the group will dine at La Loma Mexican Restaurant.

Cost: Residents are FREE (bring your WG ID). Non-residents are $6 per person.

RTD SENIOR RIDE EVENTS DENVER ART MUSEUM featuring CHARLES RUSSELL MASTERWORKS from THE PETRIE COLLECTION: Tuesday, June 30, at 10:45 a.m. Bus time to be announced. Explore the career of Western American master Charles M. Russell in this miniature retrospective. The works in this exhibition are selected from the Petrie Collection, which includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, bronzes and illustrated letters spanning Russell’s entire creative life – from boyhood until his death in 1926. Cost: $9 per person.

HAMMOND’S CANDIES with lunch at the GOLDEN CORRAL: Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. Bus time to be

announced. The Mile High City has seen a number of fine chocolate and candy manufacturers come and go over the years, but Hammond’s Candies has been here since 1920, when it was started by Carl Hammond. They still produce their candy the way Carl Hammond made it with the same tempting recipes and careful craftsmanship. Voted one of the top ten fun food factories in the world by the Travel Channel, this is one of Windsor Gardens’ favorite trips. Cost: $14 per person.

CLEAR CREEK HISTORY PARK with lunch at THE CAPITOL GRILL : Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m. Bus time to be announced. Get outside and see how Colorado’s early settlers worked and played in the

Cost: $24 per person including bus, tour, lunch, soft drink, tax and tip.


with lunch at LA LOMA : Wednesday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Bus time to be announced. This is a tour that many of you have asked for so please join us. Tours begin at the Colorado Sports Hall of

Cost: $10 per person, including bus fare and tour. Lunch is on your own. Meal prices are $10 and up. Some appetizers and lunch specials will be less. Please note that La Loma does not accept checks.





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RTD EVENTS continued from page 17 RIGATONI’S: Tuesday, July

21, at 10 a.m. Bus time to be announced. Learn all there is to know about earthquakes on the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) tour. The tour will last 45 minutes to one hour and will explain the NEIC operations, the earthquake alerting service and earthquakes in general. After the tour we will have lunch at Tony Rigatoni’s in Golden.

Cost is $6 per person. Lunch is on your own.

CINEMA GRILL: Thursday, July 23, at 11:15 a.m. Bus time to be announced. The Cinema Grill is a unique dining and entertainment experience, combining current feature films with a terrific menu. You will have a choice of three movies, available the Friday before your visit. Entrée choices include pizza, Philly cheese steak, chicken salad,

hamburger, or chicken sandwich with fries, served at your table while you enjoy the show from a comfortable swivel chair. Cost: $17 per person.

BIG RIVER ~ THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN at the ARVADA CENTER : Wednesday, July 29, at 11:30 a.m. Based on one of Mark Twain’s greatest creations, Big River tells a tale of adventure and self-

discovery. This timeless Tony Award-winning play begins aboard a raft on the Mississippi River in the 1840s, where Huck, escaping from a drunken father, meets up with Jim, a runaway slave, for an amazing downstream journey. Get swept away by this heartwarming slice of musical Americana. Cost: $44 per person, including bus fare, show, and plated chicken entrée.

TRAVEL AGENCY TOURS & TRIPS Casino Trips with Great Time Tours & Travel For reservations and questions regarding casino and extended trips, call Great Time Tours & Travel at 303-480-1234. The casino coach arrives in front of the Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. and loads. At 8:40 a.m. the coach drives the loop to pick up passengers and then returns to the

Auditorium. Coach departs Windsor Gardens at 9 a.m. BULL DURHAM: Tuesday,

June 9. $12 per person.


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June 19. $30 per person.

Tuesday, July 7. $12 per person.

BULL DURHAM: Wednesday, June 24. $12 per person.

BULL DURHAM: Thursday, July 23. $12 per person.

WINDSOR INN For reservations or information call 303-341-7480.

HOURS Tuesday—Friday Lunch 11:30 am to 2 pm Dinner 4:30 pm to 7 pm Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm Sundays 11 am to 3 pm

Spaghetti Buffet Dinner Frida ridayy, June 19 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$7.50 includes tax Gratuity at the discretion of the guest. Spaghetti & Marinari Meatballs (on the side) Parmesan Swaii Filet (on the side) Caesar Salad Mini Breadstix Beverage and Desserts additional. This will be the only menu offered this evening.

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Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon in the COLORADO ROOM. Instruction given on basic bidding, play, and defense.

This very popular class is held on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM. Some of the many benefits from weight training include upper body strength,

bone health, increased energy and stamina.

UP IN ARMS Ready for a great arm workout? This exercise class is for everyone

interested in toning, tightening and strengthening their arms. Class meets on Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM.

CLUBS & GROUPS ACT II CLUB will have a picnic on Thursday, June 18, at noon in the GAZEBOS. Cost is $10. Send checks payable to ACT II CLUB to Agnes Hill, 9625 E. Center Ave., #11C by June 11. The councilor from Urban Peak will speaker. Please remember donations to Urban Peak. ARTIST’S CLUB will hold their annual luncheon at noon on Friday, June 19, at the Golden Shanghai restaurant located at 1412 S. Parker Road. Officers will be installed. For more information call Jeanne Amen at 303-366-0684 or 303-725-1232. BOOMERS GROUP will gather Saturday, July 4 at 5 p.m. in the GAZEBOS. If you are a young at heart Windsor person, join them for some great potluck food; a refreshing dip in the pool; conversation and laughs. Questions answered by Eydie at 303-367-0016. THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEERS, WG CHAPTER, will meet on Monday, June 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the COLORADO ROOM. Plans for the ice cream social in July will be discussed. Please join them. For more information call Nancy Price at 303-343-4112.

COLORADO SYMPHONY GUILD, WG UNIT, will not meet again until September.

COMPUTER CLUB will meet on Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM. Steve Coulter will share his

experience with computer maintenance and virus protection. Everyone is welcome.

DEMOCRATIC BOOK CLUB will meet on Saturday,

p.m. at the WINDSOR INN before the meeting. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For further information, please call Lois Wageck, Pres., at 720-858-7975 or Barb Cotts, V.P., at 303-360-8808.

June 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at EAST HIGH ANGELS the home of Georgia Milstein, 595 have disbanded. S. Alton Way, #8A, 303-344-4153. The book to be discussed: “The GARDEN CLUB will have Nine: Inside the Secret World of the its quarterly Supreme Court” meeting on by Jeffrey Toobin. Saturday, June 13, MEN’S CLUB Toobin examines at 10 a.m. in the the decisions of MEMBERSHIP COLORADO the Supreme DRIVE ROOM. Court and the As a new member of the politics which GATES Men’s Club in 2009 you guided the RETIREES would be eligible for justices in the meet the fourth discounts at many local administrations of Tuesday of each Reagan through merchants. Just present month for George W. Bush. breakfast. Contact your membership card Please RSVP to Irene Osburn at and you will be eligible 303-367-9728 for Georgia at 303for your discount. For a more information. 341-4153 or Dot list of the participating Sobol at 303-363merc hants call Jack 9515.


Looby at 303-3642124 or Irv Miller at 303-341-0689.

Tuesday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The club's guest will be Colorado Senate Candidate for District 33, Anthony Graves, who is an elected member of the Democratic National committee. Graves is dedicated to community outreach having run leadership development programs for urban youth and serving as a guest lecturer at the Gilliam Youth Detention Center. Democrats are invited to join others for supper or a light snack at 4:30


Tuesdays at 8 a.m. Call Ted Lewis at 303-366-2259 for more information.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE will meet Tuesday,

Call Commandant Mike Dighero at 303-367-0770 or Barry Georgopulos at 303-360-6302 with any questions about the league or the meetings. Once a Marine – Always a Marine – Semper Fidelis.

MEN’S CLUB will meet on Saturday, June 13, in CENTERPOINT. Coffee and donuts will be served from 9 a.m. to 9:30 am with the general meeting and guest speaker at 9:45 a.m. The speaker will be Arik Pelkey, CEO of Life Without Barriers, a company dedicated to technology for seniors. Some of the many products he features are easy to use video phones for calling family, software designed specifically for seniors, easy email and faxing technology. Men’s Club Membership Drive: As a new member of the Men’s Club in 2009 you will be eligible for discounts at many local merchants. Just present your membership card and you will be eligible for your discount. For a list of the participating merchants call Jack Looby at 303-364-2124 or Irv Miller at 303-341-0689.

NEW GARMENTS ALWAYS meets the fourth

June 9, at 7 p.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. Mark your calendar for the following special events this summer:

Friday of the month in the ASPEN ROOM at 10 a.m. Garments are collected to be given to the needy. For information, please call 303340-1942.

June 20 – Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament


July 18 – Windsor Marines Picnic

INN on the fourth Wednesday of each month for lunch and a

August 28 – Marine Corps League Golf Tournament

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playing at 6:30 p.m. Close friendships can and have been developed in the group. Drop in any week. Beginners are welcome. Bring five nickels. For

THURSDAY CANASTA GROUP meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the ALLPURPOSE ROOM. Call Sara at 303-343-0012.


BRIDGE BASICS CLASS Group meets on the first and third meets on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. Friday of each month from 1 to 4 to noon in the COLORADO p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM. ROOM. Instruction given on basic bidding, play, and defense. WII VIRTUAL SPORTS GAMES Instructor: Anita The newly formed Wii group meets in the Colorado Room on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1 Heitler.

p.m. to 3 p.m. to play virtual tennis, golf, baseball and bowling. This is the fastest growing game in senior

DUPLICATE communities – come and join in the fun! Instruction will be provided. BRIDGE: Mondays at 1 p.m. in the EUCHRE more information call Helen & Jack COLORADO ROOM. Residents Kent at 303-344-4559. and guests are welcome. Call Rich Learn to play Euchre on Mondays at 303-344-1729 if you need a in the ASPEN ROOM from 1 to 3 SATURDAY NITE PARTY partner. p.m. For information call Sara at BRIDGE meets on the 2nd and 3rd 303-343-0012. Saturdays of the month in the DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLASS COLORADO ROOM at 7 p.m. For & PLAY: Tuesdays and PINOCHLE

SCRABBLE Scrabble club meets every Monday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. The group is always looking for additional players, feel free to join them.

FRIDAY TRIPOLY N I G H T Players meet in the ALLINTERESTED IN PLAYING CHESS? PINOCHLE PURPOSE ROOM every Friday Interested parties should call Jerry at 303-341-8065, who is looking to form a at 6:30 p.m. evening at 5:30 p.m. Call Sandra every week chess club at Windsor Gardens. at 303-344-2099 for more in the information. COLORADO more information, call Edith at 303Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the ROOM. Contact Vi at 303-366WG CARD GROUP 343-1351. COLORADO ROOM. A short 1367. lecture on various bridge topics is Pinochle & gin rummy are played SOCIAL BRIDGE: Tuesdays at followed by a game. All residents LADIES PINOCHLE is played daily, noon to 5 p.m., and poker is 1 p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM. are welcome. Call Rich at 303every Thursday evening at 6:15 played on Wednesdays, noon to Come with a partner or foursome 344-1729 if you need a partner. p.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. You 5 p.m., in the CARD ROOM. All to practice, play and have do not need a foursome to play. residents are welcome. questions answered. INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BRIDGE CLASS: Tuesdays from CANASTA 3 to 5 p.m. in the COLORADO SKIP-BO CARD GAME CANASTA ROOM. This class requires some Those wanting to learn Skip-Bo, a fun and easy card game, can meet in the CLUB meets knowledge of the basics and CenterPoint Lobby on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 e v e r y introduces students to p.m. to 3 p.m. For questions call Mary at 303-344-4880. Wednesday intermediate concepts of bidding. at 6 p.m. in THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY TUESDAY PINOCHLE every the ALL-PURPOSE ROOM. For BRIDGE: This group loves bridge week at 6:30 p.m. in the more information, call Sandra at and loves people. Join them COLORADO ROOM. For 303-344-2099. Thursday nights in the information, call Howard at 303COLORADO ROOM. They start 340-1825.

BILLIARDS Plan to join other pool players Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Billiard Room, second floor of CenterPoint. There are five beautiful pool tables waiting for you to enjoy. You do not need your own cue. For those residents wishing to play evenings and weekends, a key may be purchased at the Activities Office for $1 when you present your WG ID card.

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SUPPORT GROUPS AL-ANON: Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. For more information call Fred or Pat at 303344-0715. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS at WG: Call Diane at 303-366-0171 or 720-352-6123.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 4th Monday of every month in the ASPEN ROOM at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are for caregivers, family or friends who deal with the daily challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The group provides support and

encouragement in a confidential setting at no cost. Meet other caregivers and learn more about the disease, care giving issues and suggestions on how to take care of you.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the ASPEN ROOM above the Auditorium. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 9. If you are looking for a safe and supportive environment where you can talk about the loss of your loved one and your grief, explore ideas for coping, and journey toward healing, please come. This Denver Hospice Grief Center facilitated group is free with donations

welcome. For more information call Ellen Perricone, grief counselor with The Denver Hospice, at 303-3986213.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the DANCE STUDIO, above the Security Office. Take the outdoor elevator north of Security to the second floor. Dance Studio is straight ahead. For more information, call Dean at 303-3403663.

PERIPHERAL N E U R O P A T H Y ASSOCIATION: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Meetings are held at Christ

Church Chapel in the meeting room at 690 Colorado Boulevard, corner of 7th Ave. and Colorado. Parking and entrance are in back. For more information call Terry Ford at 303690-3933.

STROKE SURVIVORS: Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Littleton Adventist Hospital, 7700 S. Broadway, in the Family Conference Room, 1st floor.

WIDOWED MEN’S BREAKFAST: Saturdays at the Village Inn at 1595 S. Colorado Boulevard at 7:30 a.m. The AARP Widowed Person’s Service sponsors the breakfasts. For more information call Eldon Smith at 303756-0029.

FAITH COMMUNITIES CATHOLIC MASS is celebrated every Sunday at 1 p.m. in CENTERPOINT.

month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the SEWING ROOM . Call Doris at 303-364-1045.

CATHOLIC MASS is celebrated the 1st Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in CENTERPOINT WEST.



Sunday evening at 5 p.m. in CENTERPOINT with Dr. Everett V. Thurman.

meets on the last Tuesday of each

PRAYER GROUP meets for Rosary from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in the DENVER ROOM. Call Joan at 303-364-1307. ROSARY GROUP meets every Friday in the ASPEN ROOM from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


CLUBS & GROUPS continued from page 19 program. For information, call Rich Elliam at 303-758-5571 or Ann Theiss at 303-340-3952.


on the proposed bylaws. Copies of the bylaws will be available at the June meeting for preview. Please let Darrell Land, Chairman, 303-3441913 or Paul Steinhauer, ViceChairman, 303-341-0056, know if you’d like to have a social activity in July. Please share your many hidden talents and ideas.

meet on Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in CENTERPOINT. Tom Waymire from the High Line Canal Preservation Association will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the canal's future and its past. Long time residents of the metro area have so many memories of the canal and you newcomers will be surprised to hear its history. Everyone at Windsor Gardens is welcome to bring a friend and share this evening.

SINGLES FRIENDSHIP GROUP will meet on Thursday,

At the July 7 meeting club members who have paid annual dues will vote

WOMEN’S CLUB will meet on Thursday, June 11, at 2

June 11, at 6 p.m. CENTERPOINT WEST.


Call Lois Clayton at 720-839-7102 for more information.

p.m. in CENTERPOINT. The club will plan the remainder of their summer meetings. No entertainment is scheduled for this meeting. Summer Meetings Schedule: The Women’s Club has changed its meeting schedule to include the months of June, July and August. Meetings will be held in CenterPoint at the regular time of 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

WRITER’S GROUP meets on Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. If you would like to have your work critiqued by other writers, join them. The group writes about a wide variety of subjects.

interdenominational community, meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in CENTERPOINT.

WINDSOR GARDENS CHURCH BIBLE STUDY takes place in the ALL-PURPOSE ROOM on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. There is only the moment. The now. Only what you are experiencing at this second is real. This does not mean you live for the moment. It means you live the moment. —Leo Buscaglia

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Please Note: There are some paid announcements in the sections below for upcoming informational meetings, workshops, or seminars related to commercial products or services that are conducted by outside individuals or groups not affiliated with Windsor Gardens. Please be aware that the products or services discussed or offered during such meetings are not endorsed, sponsored, or approved by the Board of Directors or management of Windsor Gardens Association, nor is your attendance necessarily encouraged. Residents who attend such meetings are urged to carefully research the product or services that may be offered through these meetings before entering into any agreement or contract to purchase. The Windsor Gardens Association assumes no responsibility other than for the rental of meeting facilities. —Nancy Barké, General Manager

HEALTH SCREENINGS & SERVICES ACUPUNCTURE: Treatments offered every Wednesday and Friday by appointment. Call Dr. Liu at 303- 819-3276.

303-363-8011 (office) or 303-2632045 (cell) for your appointment.

ASPEN ROOM. $40 per hour. Call Zhanna at 720-338-3821.


REFLEXOLOGY: Hands and feet treatments offered every Tuesday by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CERAMICS ROOM. Many different problems can be eliminated or relieved with reflexology. Work is guaranteed. A one hour session is $40 and a half hour session is $25. Call Marina at

Clinic provides hearing tests, hearing aid repairs, batteries and wax management. Call 303-7527200.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: The Windsor Gardens Optimist Club has medical equipment available for residents to borrow. They have two scooters and other equipment. For information call Larry McClelland at 303-364-1127 or Leonard Essig at 303-344-8639.



Massage therapy offered every Thursday by appointment in the


care for $23 and fingernail care for $5 in the ASPEN ROOM on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments required. Call 303698-6496. Kaiser Permanente patients may call this number to be approved for free foot care treatments. If you are a Kaiser patient and you come without being pre-approved, you may be subject to private pay. Bring your Kaiser card and number to the clinic.

SERVICES & PRODUCTS PRESENTATIONS DOLLARS & SENSE: Tuesday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m. in CENTERPOINT. Presenter Troy Hamsher, host of “The Dollars and Sense Show,” has extensive experience in helping seniors

protect and preserve their hardearned assets. Please see the insert flyer in this publication for more details. RSVP is required. Please call 303-539-5420 to reserve your seat. Coffee and donuts will be served.

MALE & FEMALE PELVIC HEALTH: Wednesday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in CENTERPOINT. Join Dr. Jeffrey Snyder, Board Certified Urologist, for a talk on female and male pelvic health issues, including

incontinence, ED, prolapse, and BP, and options for addressing these problems. Please RSVP at 1-800-253-4267, ext. 2359.

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW RTD SHOPPER SERVICE ON FRIDAYS: Take the bus every Friday to the Walmart and Target stores near the Town Center at Aurora and to the Sears at the Town Center. Pickups will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the bus using the same route that the grocery shopper bus does on Thursdays. It will travel to the Walmart south of the mall, then stop at Sears at the Town Center and then drop off at the Super Target north of the mall. The bus will leave Super Target at 11:20 a.m., Sears at 11:25 a.m. and Wal-mart at 11:30 a.m. Bus fare is $2 per person round trip. Reservations are not required. Bus will pick up and drop off at the RTD stops.



SOOPERS and US BANK now makes two Thursday trips from Windsor Gardens due to the crowded conditions we have been experiencing. For the first trip the bus will pickup at Windsor Gardens at 9:30 a.m. with the return pickup at 11:15 a.m. at King Soopers and 12:05 p.m. at Albertsons. For the second trip the bus will pickup at Windsor Gardens at 10:35 a.m. with return pickup at King Soopers at 12:45 p.m and at Albertsons at 1 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the street in front of the AUDITORIUM. The bookmobile will not be here on Friday, July 3.

The bus stops at the main entrance on Clinton, continues around on E. Center, S. Alton Way, S. Clinton, and then exits on E. Center. Bus fare per person is $2.

ALTERATIONS SERVICE: Anna of Stitch Express, is in the SEWING ROOM (2nd floor of the Community Center) on Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Alterations for men and women. 303-359-9704.

WATCH BATTERY & REPAIR on the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CENTERPOINT LOBBY. Sale of watch and hearing aid batteries and repair of watch bands.


Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in CENTERPOINT LOBBY. Most items sharpened while you wait. Paring knife $1; 5" knife $2; butcher knife $3; serrated knife $5. Scissors $5 per pair.

JEWELRY & GIFTS for sale every third Tuesday in the CENTERPOINT LOBBY. Cards, jewelry, miniature dolls and more for sale. JEWELRY REPAIR & SALES on the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in CENTERPOINT Most repairs while you wait. Magnetic clasps are $5.

AVON for sale in CENTERPOINT on the third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in CENTERPOINT.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS continued from page 5 people living in Windsor Gardens. This amendment is being proposed in order to avoid this event from happening in the future. When a unit is foreclosed on it takes at least a year from start to finish to litigate. In Colorado, homeowner associations have a “super lien” that has priority over a first deed of trust to the extent of six months worth of delinquent assessments. This means that the homeowner association is going to have to write off anything still sitting on the books after that six months is collected and ultimately this means that the homeowners living in the Association get to pick up the tab. Let me play devil’s advocate at this point and say that there are a number of objections that could be made to this amendment including the following: •

It makes it harder for owners to sell property when this type of financial requirement is a condition of the sale. It penalizes new owners for the actions of previous owners.

It is unfair to hold money for an indeterminate amount of time without paying interest on it.

On the other hand, these counterpoints could be made: •

Foreclosed properties and delinquencies eat away at the financial foundation of homeowner associations and this also makes it difficult for owners to sell properties. Many homeowner associations require reserve assessments to cover themselves for a future potential delinquency. You could make an argument that a buyer who cannot pay six months assessments in reserve may not be financially stable enough to live in an amenities-based community. While new owners may not like the idea of paying six months in reserve assessments in advance, most buyers should appreciate that the homeowner association is trying to protect the homeowners from future delinquencies.

The interest on the money that would be held in reserve would be used to benefit the residents in the community by offsetting budgetary expenses. Paying interest on this money to the owners would add an undue administrative burden to the Association because it would have to be reported annually to each owner on a 1099 form for tax reporting purposes.

Let’s have a civil debate on the pros & cons of the amendments Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all of the proposed amendments to the Declaration. Ask your friends and neighbors to read the Windsor Life series on the amendments so that everybody can be involved in the process and discuss the pros and cons of the amendments. This is not something that has to divide the community. Rather, it can bring the community together as we discuss these important issues

in a civil way. You can and should advocate for your position. We will not all agree on every issue. One person’s protection is another person’s restriction.

Community will decide with vote As we go forward there will be public meetings and opportunities for people to be heard on the issues that are important to them. Ultimately the community will have the final say on all of these amendments. Each one of the four amendments will either have the needed 51% affirmative votes to pass – or not. The decisions will be made by your votes. You might consider asking yourself these questions prior to the vote: •

Is this amendment right and reasonable?

Will the passage of this amendment make the community better?

Is this the best thing for the majority of the people who live here?

Proposed Declaration Amendments My question about the proposed Declaration amendments: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please include your name, address and phone number if you want a direct response: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please return to the Association Office.

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Swimming Pool Rules Pool Access Some pool access reminders for our residents and their guests as you enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool area: Access to the pool is through the Community Center. This allows for better security as residents and guests must show identification and sign-in. If you notice someone at the pool that you don't think should be there, contact security and let them handle it. Please keep in mind that the demographics of Windsor Gardens are changing -- we have increasing numbers of fiftysomething residents. You may notice an adult at the pool who looks too young to be a resident, but in fact they are. Rules for the Outdoor Pool • Upon entrance to the pool area, all residents will be required to show their Windsor Gardens identification card and sign a logbook. Guests will be required to sign the logbook under the resident sponsor‘s name. Please see “Guest Privileges for Outdoor Pool” section following this section. If residents are unable to show such identification they will be requested to bring it the next time. • The activities department, lifeguard, or on-duty security officer(s) may close the pool at any time due to unfavorable or unsafe conditions that might endanger the swimmers. • The activities department and/ or lifeguard on duty have been

given full discretion to enforce all pool rules including the right to ban offenders from the pool area.

• Only special swim diapers are allowed in the pool. Ordinary diapers are not allowed. No exceptions.

• Any recourse on the part of the residents must be taken directly to Windsor Gardens Association.

• Pool “talkers and walkers” are requested to show courtesy to swimmers by staying at the edge of the pool.

POOL HOURS Outdoor Pool Open every day from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is no lifeguard on duty from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pool is closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for cleaning.

Indoor Pool Open every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., except during classes. Please refer to class schedule available at the Activities Desk . Indoor pool is closed for cleaning Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. • No alcoholic beverages or food permitted within five feet of the pool. No glass containers permitted anywhere within the pool area. • Running and scuffling will not be permitted in the pool area. • Inner tubes, balls, floats, noodles, etc., are permitted in the pool at the discretion of the lifeguard based on the number of swimmers at the time. Attached swimming aids, which are worn on the body, will be allowed. • The Association will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal property of any kind. • No pets are allowed in the pool area.

Guest Privileges for Outdoor Pool • Guests are required to pay a fee of $1 per visit. • Guests are defined as those persons not possessing a Windsor Gardens identification card, but who are invited and accompanied by a resident at all times. • Guests will be limited to four per resident at one time. • Guests under 17 years of age, accompanied by a resident, may use the pool only when a lifeguard is on duty – between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. • Guests 17 years of age and older, accompanied by a resident, may use the pool during regular hours.

• Temporary identification cards may be requested for temporary out-of-town guests providing they are 17 years of age and older and are staying with the resident at least one week. The resident must request the temporary card and bring the guest to the office for issuance. Temporary cards will be issued for the outdoor pool only. Guests holding temporary cards do not have to be accompanied by a resident. All guests pay the required $1 swimming fee whether or not they are accompanied by a resident at the pool. • Guests under 7 years of age must be accompanied in the pool by their sponsor. • Sponsors are responsible for the actions of their guests at all times. Rules for Indoor Pool & Therapy Pool The indoor pool facilities, including the therapy pool, and the exercise room are for the exclusive use of Windsor Gardens residents. Guests are not permitted at any time. All residents must shower before using the indoor pool or therapy pool. Never wear corn pads or bandaids when in the pool. Consult your doctor before using the therapy pool. Do not use the therapy pool if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. Residents using some medications may react unfavorably to therapy pools.

MUSCLE STRENGTH continued from page 12 extensor muscles, the muscles that are critical to walking, stairclimbing, and rising from a sitting position. The participants in the older group (ages 65–84) increased their strength the

same percentage as the younger group (ages 18–34). However, the older group was not as successful in increasing their power over time. They showed a 10 percent increase

in power whereas the younger group showed a 50 percent increase. This is most likely the result of being inactive for so long.

Increase or continue your physical activity and you can increase or ensure your quality of life. Increased muscle function can help prevent falls, a hazard for 40 percent of the elderly.

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Classified ad rates: $5/line, maximum of 50 characters per line, including spacing and punctuation. Call 303-364-7485 for more information. Submission deadline is the 15th of the month prior to month of publication. HOMES FOR SALE CONDO FOR SALE! 3rd Flr-2bd/2ba-1200 sq.ft.,Kitchen Remodel,Oversized/Updated Guest Bath w/Dbl Vanity Amy & Scott Grossman, Transition Specialists-RE/MAX Call 303-941-9436 or email [email protected] CONDO FOR SALE! 4th Flr-2bd/1ba-945 sq.ft.Nice Updates Throughout,Bath w/Shower, Some Mtn Views. Amy & Scott Grossman, Transition Specialists-RE/MAX Call 303-941-9436 or email [email protected] FOR SALE BY OWNER. 4bd/3ba 2145+sq.ft. Windsor Gardens condo for sale end of June. 2 entrances, 2 garages. Also perfect for 2 friends +/or mother apt. 4th floor beautiful view of golf course. Call (best) 719-486-1626 or 303-363-0614. No agents. ITEMS FOR SALE UNIQUE GIFTS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. Hand crafted Origami photo & autograph albums for graduations, weddings, bridal & baby showers, etc. Rita 303-344-1799. ITEMS WANTED GUNS-all types, ammo, knives, any man items, WWII scrapbooks, etc. Legal sale to collector. Alan 303-232-1212. SERVICES ALTERATIONS for men & women, all kinds CenterPoint Sewing Room Tuesdays,1 to 5 p.m. Reasonable prices, fast, quality work. Call 303-359-9704 Anna. MOBILE MANICURE & Pedicure Service:13 yrs. exp., Reasonable rates, Jeanine 303-510-6124. HAIR CARE – IN HOME. I’ll come to you! Full service. Ashley 303662-8107. LICENSED IN-HOME MASSAGE THERAPIST specializing in senior massage, 17 years experience (references available). For appointments call Susie at 720-859-0328. IN HOME EXPERT FOOT CARE & Manicure-I am a licensed pedicurist with over 20 yrs experience who specializes in thick toenails, fungus, ingrown nails, bunions & hammer toes. References provided. Call Sandy 303-861-2279. UNDERSTANDABLE & EFFICIENT COMPUTER SUPPORT – Free one hour consultation. Do you need help purchasing a new computer at a reasonable cost? Is your computer so slow that it isn’t usable? Do you need help understanding your computer’s features? With Word or Excel? Oneda at Everything Computer can help you with these items and more. Call (303) 596-5623, email [email protected], or online at everythingcomputer.org. WG RESIDENT AVAILABLE TO ASSIST other residents by running errands, etc. $10.00 hr. Rita 303-344-1799. Answers on page 21.

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ƒ Air Conditioning

ƒ Flooring

Home Care Services & Equipment continued

Air Conditioner Sales & Service Tom Grace 2075 S. University #211, Denver 80210 303-755-2111

Aladdin Carpet Cleaning / Carpet Sales “The WINDSOR Cleaner” Discounted Rates Ron 303-690-2229

Le Hair Salon At Your Door Door to Door Service 1:00-4:30 p.m. Appointments Welcomed Aster 720-324-3202

ƒ Artists

ƒ Garage Door Openers

People, Pets and Murals Artist Trds Welcome. $350 sepia. $600 pastel. Beautiful lifelike. Excellent References. Lynn 720-271-5236

GDO Dynamics Garage Door Openers & Parts Scot Sturgis 5017 S. Gibralter Way 303-693-6894

Lojuanna’s Loving Care Experienced C.N.A., Personal Caregiver $ reasonable hourly rates $ Lojuanna 720-207-7939 or 720-298-7875

ƒ Attorney Services

ƒ Hauling Services

Martha Karnopp, Attorney at Law I will come to you! www.marthakarnopplaw.com 303-766-7727

Clutter Trucker Home and Estate Clean Out Services www.cluttertrucker.com 720-982-7856

Mallgren & Ferrell, P.C. Wills, trusts, probate, real estate, powers of attorney and guardianship Paul Chmielewski, Esq 303-692-0700

Haul Away Anything Anytime Anywhere to Dump 30% Senior Discount Rudolph 303-525-5421

ƒ Auto Repair & Services

ƒ Healthcare Services

Jim Paris Express Tire & Auto Rod Ellis 10593 E. Mississippi Ave. 303-341-4836

Acupuncture Treatments Given at WG by Dr. Liu Call for Appointment 303-819-3276

Keller’s Professional Auto Service Courteous-Fair-Honest 18385 E. Girard Ave. 303-343-9200

Ruth Kang, DDS PC 496 S. Dayton St. Denver, CO 80247 303-360-5660

ƒ Electrical Services Electrical Construction Maintenance Senior Discount Available Licensed & Insured Don Nagy 303-908-5880 Professional Electrical Service Trouble Shooting is our Expertise From New Services to New Wiring 303-360-8226 or 303-668-4854 ƒ Errand Services

Windsor Dental Care Michael K Frisch DDS 1155 S. Havana St., #43, Aurora 80012 720-213-0004 ƒ Home Care Services &


24/7 BrightStar Healthcare CNAs for Housekeeping & Personal Care Free RN Assessment & Windsor Discount 720-890-7777

Love and Care Services, Inc. Bobbi Sengenberger 1780 S. Bellaire St. #600, Denver 80222 303-504-0313 ext. 11 LPN, C.N.A., PCPs Assist w/meals, Dr. Appts, Meds, daily living Available days and overnights 720-366-7571 Private Duty, Personal & Respite Care 4 hrs to 24 hrs – 7 Days a Week Private Pay Mary C.N.A. 303-367-8627 ƒ Home Cleaning Services Comprehensive Cleaning Detailed, deep cleaning, and/or Bi-weekly or monthly cleaning Annette Dotterer 720-384-5809 House Keeping Guaranty Excellent Work, Honest, Affordable, Friendly, Ref. Avail. Cristina 720-690-1958 Li’s House Cleaning Services I do a thorough job. I will make sure you are happy. Li Hardison 720-298-0384 Nina Cleaning Very Responsible Housekeeping Affordable Rates, Ref. Available. 303-847-6670 Thai Smile Cleaning Service Lady housekeeper from Thailand Cleans, organizes closets & can cook. Lee, 720-385-6062.

Companion/Assistant Will help w/laundry, shopping, transportation, errands, cooking, etc. Yrs of exp. & exc. refer. Janet 720-329-3149

ƒ Home Repair & Remodel

Extended Family, Inc. Asst w/Personal Care, Meds, Meal Prep Housekeeping, Laundry, Transportation 303-955-8107

AAA Hammer for Hire Absolute Guarantee Marc Hufnagel 303-377-9004 [email protected]

ƒ Financial Services

Hilde’s Helping Hand, CNA Hildegarde Ratliff 725 S. Clinton Street, #13A, Denver 80247 303-366-2088

A Handy Bob Bob and Randy Olson Painting, Plumbing, Tile Work 303-503-1314

National Senior Associates Co., LLC 8400 E. Prentice Ave., #715, Greenwood Village 80111 Jamie Swanbom, CSA, 303-818-1240 Samuel L. Torrez, LUTCF, CSA, 303-818-0360

Home Health Care C.N.A. & Qmap certified, Experienced Reliable, & hardworking – Eunice Munyi [email protected] or 720-341-9191

Bob’s Handyman Service Handyman & Computer Services When you need a “Helping Hand” Call Bob Turra 303-750-8045

Carol Streamer Organize your files and records 720-323-6838 ƒ Estate Sale Services Estate Help Sales, hauling, clean, set up. Free estimates and trades accepted. Joseph at 720-271-5237 Joan Bailey 303-537-4101 or 303-204-5926

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Home Repair & Remodel continued

Painting continued

Realtors continued

Eagle AV – Lucas Audio Video HDTV Sales, delivery & installation DISH TV, DSL Internet & phone services Andy Lucas, 303-337-3474

Purcell Painting, Inc. Father & Son owned & operated Over 20 years experience 303-617-0917

RLO Realty Chad Barlow [email protected] 720-422-1979

Emerald Home Remodel & Repair LLC Kitchen/Bath, Elec./Plumbing, Etc. Call and ask! Windsor references Larry Dotterer 720-384-5806

ƒ Personal Assistants

Yarbrough Realty Company Bill Yarbrough 745 S. Clinton St., #7A, Denver 80247 303-366-4797 www.os-bo.com

Handiest Man In Denver Windsor Gardens References Reasonable Rates Norm Hill 303-355-7992 Handy Danny All Types of Home Repairs, Honest, Reliable, Reasonable, Ref. Avail. Danny 720-690-1958 JLVContracting Kitchen&BathRemodeling Licensed, Insurance & References No down payment Guaranteed Workmanship Free Estimates Contact [email protected] Rainbow Furniture Furniture Repair & Refinishing Proceeds Donated for Student Scholarships Bill 720-234-1122 ƒ Lanai Enclosures Champion Window Co. of Denver 10000 E. 45th Avenue, Denver 80238 303-375-0745 Grande Vista, Inc. Enclosed Lanais, Windows & Doors 1550 Larimer St., #454, Denver 80202 Carlos Perez 303-777-4500 ƒ Moving Companies

On the Move with Mary Clean/Organize; Pack/Unpack; Errands Appts. Secretarial Services. Exc. Refs. 303-946-1351

ƒ Security Systems

Personal Assistant Shopping, packing&moving, errands Seminary student. Ref. available. $15hr. Nancy Niero 303-394-9025

Response Link 24-Hour Medical Emergency Response Live in Your Home Safer and Longer John Weslar 303-805-5979

ƒ Plumbing Services

ƒ Transportation

A-1 Plumbing Co. Since 1948 1509 Osceola Street, Denver 80204 303-629-0722

Chad’s Transportation Service Doctors appointments, Errands, & Store. No wheelchairs. Low rates. Chad 303-810-3954

Aurora Huddleston Plumbing, Inc. 2380 Dayton Street 303-344-4400

Limo - DIA & More Bob Feder 303-343-4747

Bell Plumbing & Heating Company Plumbing, Cooling, Bath Remodel 2150 S. Abilene Street, Aurora 80014 303-757-5661

ƒ Window Cleaning

ƒ Realtors Cherry Creek Properties, LLC Trudy Benedict 303-506-0328 Jackie Benedict 303-956-3773 Coldwell Banker, Bob White 9385 E. Center Ave, #9A, Denver 80247 720-989-7290

2 Men with Big Hearts Moving & Storage 5203 Lincoln St., Denver 80216 Carol Allen 303-292-9200

Home Real Estate, Shirley Shideler Welcome Home! 9320 E. Center Ave. #9A, Denver 80247 303-503-0745 [email protected]

City & State Movers Aurora / Denver CO Larry Sanders 303-696-6900

Park Place Real Estate Diane Zimmerman 6901 E. Vassar Ave 303-756-5056

Johnson Storage & Moving Johnson United Van Lines 7009 S. Jordan Road, Centennial 80112 Greg Kiehm 720-394-5429 ƒ Painting High Plains Restoration & Repair Paint-Drywall Repair-Handyman Complete Remodeling Dennis White 303-726-3225 Jake’s Painting & Drywall Work Also Repair Work-Handyman 30 years experience 303-781-6849 (H) or 720-206-5955 (C)

Prestige Real Estate Group, LLC Marshall Evilsizer 303-799-9898 Re/Max of Cherry Creek, Dan Braun 1873 S. Bellaire Street #700 Denver 80222 303-883-5881 Re/Max Southeast, Amy Grossman, SRES 3600 Yosemite, Suite 150, Denver 80237 www.wgdenvercondos.com [email protected] 303-941-9436

Twin Pines Window Cleaning Bob Starr 303-329-8205 ƒ Window Fashion Darnell Designs Draperies/Window Coverings/Carpet Decorating Problems Solved/WG Discount Jan Darnell 665 S. Clinton 720-334-6957 High Plains Window Tint Reduce Heat, Glare & Fading Senior Discounts 303-358-1227 Home Decor, Window Fashion, Blinds Cleaning & Repair, and New Sales 754 S. Mobile St., Aurora 80017 Terry Gent 303-696-2015 ƒ Window Installation and


Champion Window Co. of Denver 10000 E. 45th Avenue, Denver 80238 303-375-0745 Grande Vista, Inc. Windows, Doors & Enclosed Lanais 1550 Larimer St., #454, Denver 80202 Carlos Perez 303-777-4500

Would you like to see your business or service advertised in our Service Directory? Call 303-364-7485 for more information.

June 2009

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