The Tech Trek Comes to Salute to Creative Aging May 12
~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~
DENVER, CO – Smart phones, smart cars, smart TVs, robots to clean your kitchen. Technology is taking over America. And then there are remote locking doors, security cameras for safety, GPS systems to track our location. And now there is the cat that purrs, turns over and asks you to scratch her belly. Jibo, featured on the cover of Time magazine, gives you daily updates on the weather, reminds you to take your medicine, and wlll even dance for you. What is next?
At the Salute to Creative Aging, formerly the Salute to Seniors, on May 12, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, businesses and services will be focused on The Tech Trek with apps, robots, smart appliances, and more. Computers, tablets, and phone apps drive our lives remotely reporting our heartbeats and blood pressure.
The headline entertainment is The Jerseys with hits from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In concert, the crowd is sure to go wild with selections such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.
Other acts include Nearly There! with hits of John Denver and the Beatles. Also in concert will be One World Singers and Colorado New Style Dance Troupe.
The Resource Fair will feature experts from housing, home care, health care, insurance, finance, and home services. These experts provide a myriad of services needed by older adults.
Admission is free. There is free parking in the Tundra Lot at the Pepsi Center, off Chopper and Speer Boulevard, with free shuttle service to the Convention Center. Lyft is offering a 20% discount, up to $5 for those who use the code Salute2018. Light rail stops in front of the Convention Center.
Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society. Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982. She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University.