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Mon. 07/15/19
#TeamSchriever Plans Annual 'Summer Slam' Picnic
Schriever Air Force Base - 07/15/19 4:08 PM

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Force Support Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is gearing up for Summer Slam 2019. The summertime base picnic, scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19, is Schriever's largest annual morale and family event.

New this year is a BMX stunt show and military working dog demonstration. The event will include free food, drinks and activities such as a fire muster, games, face painting, musical performances by U.S. Air Force Academy band “Wild Blue Country,” and more.

The event kicks off with opening comments from Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander.

For more information, such as the schedule of events, visit the Schriever AFB website.

Media interested in attending the event need to call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at (719) 567-5040 to RSVP no later than noon Thursday.

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New Active Living Programs at Silver Key
Silver Key - 07/15/19 12:25 PM

Silver Key is developing a new resource, a hub of senior learning, creating and engaging. Join us at the Silver Key Active Living Open House and learn about this exciting new service for anyone age 60+. The celebration is at Silver Key Connections Café and Community Rooms, 1655 S. Murray Blvd., on Thursday, July 18 from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will feature a variety of senior activities and exhibits, tours, entertainment, Silver Key services information, plus lunch and an afternoon treat!

The Silver Key Active Living program will focus on new and innovative ways for people to engage at every age. This program emphasizes volunteer engagement opportunities, health and wellness, civic engagement and lifelong learning to develop skills, knowledge and participation leading to increased community, life satisfaction and well-being for senior veterans and aging adults.


11 am – 3 pm            Activity Stations

11:30 am – 1 pm       Lunch will be served

12:30 – 1 pm             Jason DeaBueno, President & CEO of Silver Key, will make remarks

1 – 2:30 pm               Culver’s Ice cream will be served

1:30 – 3 pm               Los Creyentes De la Familia performs

About Silver Key:

Since 1970, Silver Key services have supported quality of life for seniors, allowing them the choice of safely aging in place with dignity and independence. Silver Key provides more than 7,000 seniors annually with a wide variety of services, including Silver Key Connections Café, Home Delivered Meals including Meals on Wheels, Reserve & Ride transportation services, Active Living services, and vital Senior Assistance services including case management and government food program distribution. To learn more about Silver Key and volunteer opportunities, visit SilverKey.org.