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                                                             The News of Windsor Gardens
 Volume 7, Issue 5                                 Windsor Gardens, Denver's Premier Active Adult Community                                  May 2009
In This Issue
Town Meeting with Rep. Court and                                                                                                    The
Senator Foster ....................... Page 3
Letters .................................... Page 3                                                                              President's
Transparency at WG ............. Page 4                                                                                             Pen
Window Replacement ........... Page 5
Amendments to Declaration . Page 6                                                                                               By Nathan Clifford,
Fight Fraud Shred Instead ..... Page 8
                                                                                                                                2009 Board President
Flower Planting ..................... Page 8
Swine Flu .............................. Page 9
Exercise Equipment Alert ...... Page 9                                                                                       The response which I
Dispute Resolution Policy ..... Page 10                                                                                      received from my last two
Occupancy Sensors ............... Page 10                                                                                    columns was astounding.
Laundry Machine Refund ..... Page 11                                                                                         Some people liked what I had
Golf ....................................... Page 12                                                                         to say while others disagreed,
Art Show ............................... Page 13                                                                             sometimes with shocking
Tree Walk .............................. Page 13                                                                             bellicosity. As a physician, I
Entertainment ........................ Page 14
                                                                                                 Photo by Patricia Frawley   have always tried to get my
Classifieds ............................. Page 24
                                                                                                                             patients to stop smoking. I
Service Directory ................... Page 25
                                                                                                                             have also encouraged them
                                                                                                                             to control their blood
                            Fire Away: Fire Safety & Security Seminar                                                        pressure, lose weight, lower
The Denver Fire Department                             will include the proper use of    Everyone is encouraged to           their cholesterol, watch their
and Windsor Gardens Security                           fire extinguishers, building      come. Light refreshments will       blood sugar and do other
Department will present “Fire                          evacuation and a question and     be served. Please let the           difficult things.
Away,” a fire safety and security                      answer session. All members       Activities Office know if you       In these columns, I gave facts
seminar, on Wednesday, May                             of the Windsor Gardens            plan to attend.                     on smoking. At the end of the
20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the                       security team will be there for                                       first column, I predicted that
Auditorium. The presentation                           you to meet.                                                          smoking would eventually be
                                                                                                                             abolished,          meaning
                                                10 Guidelines for Fire Safety                                                everywhere. At the end of the
                                                                                                                             second column, which dealt
1. I will immediately get out of my 6. I will never leave burning                                                            with fire hazards associated
   unit and call 911 in the case of a     candles unattended.                                                                with smoking and drinking, I
   fire.                                                                                                                     urged good will and
                                       7. I will replace any worn or frayed                                                  compassion in dealing with
2. I will have an emergency exit plan     electrical cords.                                                                  differences of opinion.

   with alternate ways of escaping                                                                                           With the above reminders I
                                       8. I will keep space heaters a safe                                                   will leave smoking and turn to
   every room.                                                                                                               less divisive subjects.
                                          distance from anything that may
3. I will have a working fire             burn and will never leave them on                                                  Eugene Fields was one of
                                                                                                                             Denver ’s             earliest
   extinguisher in or near my kitchen.    when I leave home or go to sleep.                                                  newspapermen. He was here
                                                                                                                             in the 1880s and wrote a
4. I will never leave cooking food on 9. I will change the batteries in my                                                   gossip column which featured
   the stove unattended.                 smoke alarms at least once a year                                                   practically all of Denver’s
                                                                                                                             prominent citizens. Like
                                         and test them monthly.
5. I will never smoke in bed or                                                                                              many newspapermen in
   anywhere where I might fall 10. I will be certain I have personal                                                         those days, he liked to imbibe
                                                                                                                              with his fellow pundits. In
   asleep.                               property insurance.
                                                                                                                                       President's Pen
          WINDSOR GARDENS INFORMATION HOTLINE 720-862-1564                                                                            continued on page 2
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President's Pen continued from page 1                                               Association                   Windsor Life:
                                                                                    Board of                        The News of
about 1890 he moved to Chicago        Margaret (Molly) Brown, who                   Directors &
to work at another newspaper.         was an admirer of his poems,                                                 Windsor Gardens
                                                                                    Management
He died there after a few years,      eventually had the little house
perhaps from booze, but more          moved to the eastern side of
                                                                                                                    Founding Editor:
                                                                               2009 Board Members
likely due to infectious disease.     Washington Park not far from                                                       Tami Blake
                                      the lake. A small fountain was
                                                                            President: Dr. Nathan Clifford
Fields is best remembered for his                                                                                   Managing Editor:
                                      placed close to the house and         Vice Pres.: Clint Etter
poems about children which are
                                      contains statues of Wynken,
                                                                                                                     Lori Colvin-Hobbs
some of best that I have read.                                              Treasurer: Mary Benton
My mother used to read them to        Blynken, and Nod, the subjects        Secretary: Carol Brooks                   Advertising:
me and my younger brothers.           of one of Fields’ best-known                                                     303-364-7485
                                      poems. The last stanza of this        Asst. Treasurer: Barbara Thomas
One of them, “The Duel,”                                                                                                 Printer:
describes a battle between a          poem goes:                            Asst. Secretary: Frances Worrell
Gingham Dog and a Calico Cat           Wynken and Blynken are two           Director-at-Large: Charles Gatto   Barnum Printing & Publishing Co.
who, at the end of the poem, “ate                 little eyes,                    Administration
each other up.” Another, sadder           And Nod is a little head,
                                                                                                               Windsor Gardens Association
poem was entitled “Little Boy            And the wooden shoe that                  303-364-7485                    Board of Directors
Blue” and was about a toddler in               sailed the skies                    Office Hours
                                                                                9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                  595 South Clinton Street
his family who died. The poem           is a wee one’s trundle-bed.
tells of how his toys stand and           So shut your eyes while           Nancy Barké,                               Denver, CO 80247
wait for him to play with them                   mother sings               General Manager                              303-364-7485
again. The last stanza goes like       Of wonderful sights that be,                                               www.windsorgardensdenver.org
                                                                            Tami Blake,
this:                                 And you shall see the beautiful
                                                                            Business Manager                   Windsor Life is published by the Windsor
Aye, faithful to Little Boy Blue                      things
                                       As you rock in the misty sea,        Charlotte Venhuisen,               Gardens Association Board of Directors for the
           they stand,
                                      Where the old shoe rocked the         Community Administrator            benefit of Windsor Gardens residents and is
Each in the same old place—
  Awaiting the touch of a little              fishermen three:                                                 dedicated to: fostering communication and
                                                   Wynken,                  Patricia Frawley, Community        collaboration among the residents, board of
              hand,                                                         Liaison
   The smile of a little face;                      Blynken                                                    directors and staff; promoting Windsor Gardens
 And they wonder, as waiting                       And Nod.                 Jane Dickinson, Receptionist       numerous and diverse activities; and informing
     the long years through           Many of you doubtless had                                                residents of community resources and issues.
                                                                            Betty Russo, Receptionist
 In the dust of that little chair,    these poems read to you and                                              The Windsor Gardens Association, its board of
What has become of our Little         can probably remember some             Building Representative           directors and employees and the Windsor Life
            Boy Blue,                 of the verses. The original 1904             Association                 staff are not responsible or liable for any of
Since he kissed them and put          edition with illustrations by         Connie Slaven, President           the services or products advertised in the
           them there.                Maxfield Parrish is still available                                      Windsor Life publication, nor do we endorse
                                      from Amazon and other                           Security
Field lived in a very small house                                                                              any advertisement, product or service. The
                                      bookstores.                                  303-364-4924
across from the Denver Mint.                                                                                   Association recommends that you thoroughly
                                                                            Michael Piccin, Chief of           research any product or service and check
                                                                            Security                           references prior to hiring any individual or
            Welcome to Our New Neighbors                                              Activities               company.
                                                                                   303-364-9141
       Have you introduced yourself to your new neighbors?                  Cynthia Courtney, Director
       See who is new in your building.                                     Renee Jennings,
    Bldg.                      Name                     From                Administrative Assistant                Windsor Gardens
       5            Thomas Wise                         Las Vegas, NV          Golf Shop & Course                        Association ...
                                                                                   303-366-3133
       12           Janice Taylor                       Denver                                                            protecting,
                                                                            Jerry Dunlop, Golf Pro
       14           Barbara & John Hill                 Denver
                                                                              Facilities Maintenance                  preserving and
       32           Kathy Kruse                         Aurora
                                                                            Bill Walsh, Manager                        enhancing the
       44           William McIntyre                    Denver
       47           Michael & Nancy Toohey              Aurora                       Painting                          property as an
       54           Oscar Carlson                       Denver              John Pacheco, Supervisor             active, independent
       82           Roberta & Ronald Crockett           Denver               Grounds Maintenance                    adult community.
                                                                            Dana Cusack, Supervisor
                                                                                                                    Windsor Gardens Mission
             HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY                                                                                           Statement
Windsor                                                                                                                                                Page
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           Community                                Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Lois Court
           Meetings                                 & State Senator Joyce Foster
    State Rep. Lois Court &                 State Representative Lois              from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in           Everyone       is   welcome:
  State Senator Joyce Foster                Court and State Senator Joyce          CenterPoint to review the state       Republicans, Democrats and
             CenterPoint                    Foster will be at Windsor              legislative session.                  unaffiliated. There will be time
                                            Gardens on Tuesday, May 12,                                                  for questions and comments.
 May 12                    2:30 p.m.
     Fire Safety & Security                         Letters
            Seminar
                                                                                    Letter Submission Policy
             Auditorium
 May 20                    1 p.m.           Letters submitted to Windsor Life      are subject to editing for length,    submitted letters must include the
                                            are published at the discretion of     grammar and available space.          writer's name, address, phone
     Building Rep. Assoc.                   the Windsor Gardens Association        Letters containing obvious factual    number and signature for
                                            Board of Directors and the editors     inaccuracies, unattributed facts      verification purposes. The writer's
             CenterPoint
                                            of Windsor Life. Letters are limited   and quotes, or libelous               name will be included with those
 May 27                    7 p.m.           to 500 words in most cases and         statements will not be printed. All   letters that are published.
          Board of Directors                E-mail to:                             Mail to:                              Fax to:
            Dance Studio                    tblake@wgamail.com                     Windsor Life                          303-364-3341
 May 29*                   9 a.m.*                                                 595 S. Clinton St.                    Attn: Windsor Life
 *Meeting date and time subject to                                                 Denver, CO 80247
 change. Please confirm with the
 Association office.                        Proposed                               in this nation. Instead, let the      owing far more than the
                                            Amendments to                          one, or the few, mold a               property is actually worth.
          Board Committees                  Declaration                            community into its own                These things did happen, WG
 Committee meetings are held                                                       intolerant image.                     was not immune, and the result
 throughout the month on an as needed       I moved to WG only a month
                                                                                                                         is that the Association has had
 basis. If you have an interest in          ago, and already I have cause          Then came the April edition,
                                                                                                                         to eat some losses. A sad
 attending any of the committee             to regret my decision. Before          with more proposals to change
 meetings, please call the Association                                                                                   situation, but not an ongoing
                                            buying a unit here, I read             the character of WG by making
 office or e-mail after the first of each                                                                                threat. The underlying causes
                                            through      the    governing          it in essence a “buy in”
 month to find out if and when a                                                                                         are being remedied, which
                                            documents several times and            community. The idea of
 committee is meeting.                                                                                                   means that going forward, new
                                            was most impressed with the            collecting 6 months worth of
           Councilwoman                                                                                                  buyers at WG are far less likely
                                            wisdom reflected therein. The          HOA fees in advance and
                                                                                                                         to default on their loans and
           Marcia Johnson                   “founding fathers” had done the        holding that amount in
                                                                                                                         their HOA fees, which means
             CenterPoint                    nearly impossible. They had            perpetuity is not only
                                                                                                                         that this reactive legislation not
 June 9                    1 p.m.           produced a body of rules that          outrageous but also foolish.
                                                                                                                         only is unfair to sellers and
                                            exhibited the maximum respect          Undoubtedly it would hinder
                                                                                                                         buyers alike but also
                                            for individual freedom,                sales of existing units by adding
       Association                          tempered solely by the good            what is essentially a non-
                                                                                                                         unnecessary.
         Offices                            sense and courtesy necessary           refundable fee of some                And then there is the proposed
     Closed on these                        in a close-quarters community.         thousands of dollars to the           change to the age restriction.
                                                                                   settlement costs. That in turn        According to the write-up, both
        Holidays                            Yet the moving van had
                                                                                   would hinder the ability of those     the Board and their legal
                                            scarcely driven away before I
                                                                                   who need to sell their units to       advisors find the current
          Memorial Day                      read the proposals in the March
                                                                                   do so, which would lead to            restriction, coupled with the
           Monday, May 25                   edition of Windsor Life. So
                                                                                   more defaults and thus                programs at WG, to effect
                                            much for courtesy and good
    Independence Day                                                               exacerbate the problem which          compliance       with     HUD
                                            sense. Instead, there seems to
                                                                                   this ill-advised amendment is         regulations. Nonetheless, they
            Friday, July 3                  be a campaign to transform
                                                                                   meant to address.                     propose making a change: a
                                            WG into a cult community
            Labor Day                                                                                                    change which would further
                                            where all must follow strict           Moreover, the practices which
     Monday, September 7                                                                                                 restrict the market for existing
                                            behavioral modes imposed by            led to this situation have been
                                                                                                                         WG units. If age 50 here meets
          Thanksgiving                      the cult leader(s). Never mind         exposed and are now being
                                                                                                                         requirements, as was shown by
                                            that smoking is a legal activity,      corrected. Lenders no longer
    Thursday, November 26                                                                                                WG’s survival of a recent HUD
                                            that its effects on non-smokers        throw bundles of mortgage
      Friday, November 27                                                                                                audit, why implement a change
                                            are easily mitigated, and that         money at unqualified buyers.
                                                                                                                         that would adversely affect
            Christmas                       the      protection     against        Appraisers no longer collude
                                                                                                                         resale prospects?
                                            unwarranted intrusions into our        with mortgage lenders to inflate
    Thursday, December 24
                                            homes is a cornerstone of life         values so that buyers wind up                            LETTERS
      Friday, December 25                                                                                                         continued on page 23
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        Transparency at Windsor Gardens
By Nancy Barké, General                  no more than three                  computer that will be         committees.       The only
Manager                                  minutes. Board meetings             accessible in one of the      committee that is required to
                                         also allow for public               public areas, such as the     meet monthly is the Audit
The issue of Association and             commentary. Residents               Community Center library.     Committee. Other committees
Board           of     Directors         wishing to speak at the                                           meet on an “as needed” basis
transparency can mean                                                     5. Residents may come to the
                                         Board meeting will be                                             and this is determined by the
different things to different                                                Association office during
                                         requested to sign in before                                       committee chair.
people. For a community                                                      regular business hours and
                                         the meeting begins and the
association transparency may                                                 ask to see the minutes for    Guidelines for Private
                                         time limit is the same as
be defined as the Board of                                                   Board and committee           Executive Sessions
                                         noted above. This allows
Directors operating within the                                               meetings. However, the
                                         the Board and its                                                 The only time the Board of
purview of any federal, state, or                                            minutes for the month are
                                         committees to conduct                                             Directors or a committee is
local statutes, operating in an                                              not filed until the minutes
                                         business in a reasonable                                          allowed to meet privately to
ethical manner and conducting                                                have been approved by the
                                         amount of time. We need to                                        conduct business is when an
the Association’s business with                                              Board at their formal
                                         remember that Board                                               executive session is called and
integrity. If you ask people living                                          monthly meeting.
                                         members,        committee                                         this would normally be done by
in the community what                    members and Building             6. Another great source of       the Board President. There are
transparency means to them,              Representatives         are         information is the bi-        very specific guidelines for these
most would probably respond              volunteers and their time           monthly            Building   sessions and they are covered
by saying that they want to              must be respected. There            Representative Association    in Colorado’s Open Meetings
know what’s going on in their            are legends in the                  meeting. These meetings       Law as follows:
community: they want to know             community association               are held every other month
who is making the decisions              industry about Board                                               The members of the executive
                                                                             starting in January and are
and how the decisions are                meetings that went on for                                          board or any committee
                                                                             almost always on the last
made. There are a number of              hours      at    a    time.                                        thereof may hold an executive
                                                                             Wednesday of the month at
ways to achieve this in Windsor          Communities that have                                              closed door session and may
                                                                             7 p.m. in CenterPoint.
Gardens.                                 these kinds of meetings                                            restrict attendance to executive
                                                                             Meeting dates and times
                                         can’t find people to run for                                       board members and such
Open Meetings                                                                are posted on page three of
                                         the Board or serve on a                                            other persons requested by the
                                                                             Windsor       Life   under
1. Any business meetings that            committee.                                                         executive board during a
                                                                             “Community Meetings.”
   are held by the Association                                                                              regular or specially announced
                                                                             Time permitting there is
   where motions may be               4. Minutes for all Board and                                          meeting or a part thereof. The
                                                                             usually a question and
   made and carried are open             committee meetings are                                             matters to be discussed at
                                                                             answer period at the end of
   to the membership. Board              posted on the Association                                          such an executive session
                                                                             the business meeting.
   members can “get together”            website                     at                                     shall include only matters of
   for a discussion but they             www.windsorgardensdenver.org.    Board Decisions Often             this section:
   can’t conduct business for            If you do not have a             Based on Committee
                                                                                                            A.    Matters pertaining to
   the Association by making             computer with an Internet        Recommendations
                                         connection, all libraries                                          employees of the association
   motions or even making any                                             Residents should be aware that
                                         have public computers.                                             or involving the employment,
   decisions.                                                             the majority of decisions made
                                         Requests have occasionally                                         promotion, discipline, or
2. Information           about           come in from residents who       by the Board of Directors are     dismissal of an officer, agent,
   “Community Meetings” is               would like to have all           made          based         on    or employee of the association.
   posted on page 3 of                   minutes posted on the            recommendations             by
                                                                                                            B.     Consultation with legal
   Windsor Life. Every effort            building bulletin boards.        committees. The committees of
                                                                                                            counsel concerning disputes
   is made to apprise the                When the Association             Windsor Gardens are as
                                                                                                            that are the subject of pending
   community about dates and             receives requests such as        follows:
                                                                                                            or imminent court proceedings
   times, but sometimes                  this, we have to evaluate        Activities, Audit, Board          or matters that are privileged
   specific dates or times are           the time and expense it          Election, Decorating and          or confidential between
   not available before the              would take to facilitate the     Design, Employee Relations,       attorney and client.
   paper goes to print. When             request. We feel that having     Finance, Golf, Grievance,
   that happens, residents can           minutes available on the                                           C. Investigative proceedings
                                                                          Insurance, Long Range
   go to the Association                 website and in the                                                 concerning possible or actual
                                                                          Planning, Public Relations,
   website or call the                   Association office is                                              criminal misconduct.
                                                                          Rentals, Restaurant, and
   Association office for                sufficient to satisfy the vast   Security.                         D. Matters subject to
   specific information.                 majority of people who live                                        specific        constitutional,
                                         in Windsor Gardens. Future       Participation in committees is
3. If residents wish to speak at                                                                            statutory, or judicially imposed
                                         improvements in the              determined by the President of
   a committee meeting, they                                                                                requirement          protecting
                                         community may include the        the Board and the President
   must be on the agenda and
                                         addition of a “community”        can assign Board members as                TRANSPARENCY
   remarks must be limited to
                                                                          well as residents to those                continued on page 24
Windsor                                                                                                                                    Page
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          Window Replacement Deadline Extension
 The December 31, 2009,              Directors has agreed to give        coincide with our April 1 fiscal      surcharge. The amount cannot
 deadline for replacement of         owners     a    three-month         year start date. Owners who do        be determined at this time as it
 original windows has been           extension to March 31, 2010,        not replace their windows by          will be based on the price of
 extended. The Board of              in order for the deadline to        that time will receive a utility      natural gas at that time.

          Energy Efficient Windows Rebate: Grande Vista Windows Qualify
 Residents who replace               Windows installs will qualify for   Craftsman Portrait windows            Residents can also contact
 windows can receive a tax           the tax credit. The tax credit      installed by Grand Vista do           Carlos at Grande Vista at 303-
 rebate on the purchase of           requires that windows meet two      meet the federal tax credit           777-4500 or 303-754-4600, or
 energy-efficient windows.           specific standards of energy        requirements. If you have any         e-mail         him          at
                                     efficiency in order to qualify –    questions or concerns, please         cperez@grandevistawindows.com.
 There has been some
                                     the “U Value” and the “SGHC         contact the Association Office.
 confusion regarding whether
                                     Value.”      The Amerimax
 the windows that Grand Vista

          Window Replacement Requirement: Background & Decision-making Process
 By Nancy Barké, General             pane, double strength, low E2       makes sense to focus on those         parameters of all of the
 Manager                             glass. The title company would      things that would affect this part    Association’s maintenance
                                     collect the improvement fee         of the utility budget. In addition,   responsibilities. It also says
 The window replacement              whenever a unit was sold in         the benefits extend beyond the        (under section b), that the
 discussion has gone on for a        Windsor Gardens.                    obvious savings in natural gas        Association        shall     be
 long time in Windsor Gardens                                            expenditures. New windows             responsible         for    the
 and many boards have                At the same time, owners living
                                                                         with low e coatings provide           improvement, maintenance,
 struggled with this issue as they   in Windsor Gardens were
                                                                         improved comfort for residents.       repair,       upkeep       and
 recognized the need to replace      advised that they should
                                                                         They greatly reduce dust and          reconstruction,            and
 old windows. Over the years,        replace their windows if they
                                                                         noise in the units as well as         replacement of the windows
 board members have met with         were able to do so. The
                                                                         conditioning bills in the summer      and screens of a Unit. In the
 window           improvement        information about window
                                                                         months. It would be very              case of the windows, boards
 contractors to discuss products     replacement was published in
                                                                         difficult to estimate the overall     past and present have decided
 and pricing but ultimately the      the newspaper a number of
                                                                         annual savings for the                that the Association’s position
 same conclusion was reached.        times and it was also discussed
                                                                         Association and the owner for         with regard to windows will be
 That is, the cost for the           in Building Representative
                                                                         window replacement, but it is         that the Association will
 Association to replace all of the   Association meetings. In
                                                                         safe to say that it would             maintain/repair the windows
 windows in Windsor Gardens          November 2003, there was a
                                                                         average over $100 per unit.           but will not replace them.
 was cost prohibitive.               survey in the newspaper about
                                     community interest in window        One of the questions I hear           For the “why” part of the
 The 2004 Board of Directors         replacement. The owners who         frequently concerns why and           question we can look to the
 decided to approach the             responded to that survey            how the Board is empowered            Articles of Incorporation for the
 problem in a different way. On      received a follow-up letter         to make these kinds of                Association because this is
 May 25, 2004, the Board voted       about the window replacement        decisions. The answer is found        where the purpose of the
 in favor of an improvement fee      program. By the end of 2004,        in the Declaration for the            Board’s role within the Windsor
 for all new property purchasers     a total of 710 owners or over       Windsor Gardens Association.          Gardens           Association
 effective with contracts written    26% had changed out their           In the Declaration the powers         Corporation is further defined
 on or after July 1, 2004. The fee   windows. In 2005 an additional      granted to the Board are              as “through its Board of
 was based on the cost of new        447 people joined that group        covered in a number of Articles,      Directors to maintain the
 vinyl window replacements for       and last year the Board was         but specifically Article III,         common           condominium
 the unit purchased and would        advised that almost 65% of the      Section 3.2 through 3.5 lists the     properties with the objective of
 apply to units that still had the   owners in the community had         authority, purpose, and powers        maintaining all common
 original aluminum windows.          replaced their windows.             granted to the Association            properties as a prime
 The Association obtained                                                Board. Article 4 in the               condominium         ownership
                                     Energy consultants have
 pricing from three bidders and                                          Declaration concerns itself with      project of the highest quality
                                     repeatedly advised the
 selected Grande Vista as the                                            Units, Common Elements, and           and value and to enhance and
                                     Association that the most
 recommended installer. The                                              Limited Common Elements               protect its value, desirability
                                     effective and efficient way to
 windows they would be                                                   and that section speaks to this       and attractiveness.” Most
                                     reduce utility and maintenance
 installing were Amerimax or                                             window issue. Under Section           people would agree that
                                     costs is to replace the old,
 Traco, with specifications that                                         4.3,             “Association         window replacement in
                                     aluminum        single    pane
 the windows would be white                                              Maintenance,” it says that the        Windsor Gardens meets those
                                     windows. With 75% of the utility
 100% vinyl with all fusion                                              Board of Directors shall              objectives. What do you think?
                                     budget spent on natural gas,
 welded frames and double                                                determine the specifications,
                                     you can understand why it
                                                                         scope, extent, nature and
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                                      Proposed Amendments to the Declaration
                                            Why These Amendments & Why Now?
By Nancy Barké, General               individual interest in the           Articles of                          a whole and the preferences of
Manager                               common facilities. Homeowner         Incorporation, Bylaws,               individual residents. The difficult
                                      associations are also called         Policies and Procedures              job of determining which
The Board has received a lot          “common                 interest                                          interests are most important
of input concerning the four                                               Other association governing
                                      communities,” which is perhaps                                            falls to the board of directors,
proposed           Declaration                                             documents include the Articles
                                      a more appropriate name for                                               because they represent the
amendments that are planned                                                of Incorporation, which brings
                                      what      the     homeowner                                               owners in the community. The
for a community vote later this                                            the corporation (the Windsor
                                      association aspires to be. There                                          Board has the authority to
year. We are going to cover                                                Gardens Association) into
                                      are more than 51 million                                                  present amendments to the
these amendments in detail in                                              existence and defines its basic
                                      Americans living in over                                                  Declaration, but is not
the next several issues of                                                 powers and purpose. They also
                                      260,000           homeowner                                               empowered to unilaterally
Windsor Life. We will focus on                                             serve to limit the liability of
                                      associations across the United                                            change the Declaration. Only
one amendment in each issue                                                individual owners for acts of the
                                      States and they are served by                                             the owners in the Windsor
and will request community                                                 community association. The
                                      more than one million people                                              Gardens Association can
input on each of the                                                       Windsor Gardens Association
                                      who serve on their Boards.                                                change the Declaration, which
amendments, so that we can                                                 Bylaws are formally adopted
                                                                                                                makes your vote very important.
begin producing a “Frequently         The Declaration                      governing regulations that
Asked Questions” sheet for                                                 provide for the administration       Role of the Community
                                      The Board is guided by the
owners and residents in the                                                and management of the                Members
                                      community          association
community. In case you missed                                              community. For the most part,
                                      governing documents, and the                                              One of the things we often hear
it in the last issue of Windsor                                            they pertain to the operation of
                                      most important of these is                                                from residents in our
Life, the four amendments                                                  the Board of Directors. The last
                                      known as the Declaration or the                                           community is that they are
under consideration are:                                                   set of governing documents are
                                      covenants, conditions and                                                 surprised that they don’t get to
                                                                           the “Policies and Procedures”
1.      Expanding the common          restrictions. The Declaration is                                          vote on important issues in
                                                                           for the Association. These
     elements to include the          subordinate to federal, state,                                            Windsor Gardens.           The
                                                                           board-approved documents
     Dayton Street property and       and local statutes. The                                                   governmental structure for
                                                                           provide additional information
     the Windsor West property.       Declaration spells out the                                                community associations is
                                                                           and clarification for certain
                                      essential      elements        of                                         similar to the U.S. government.
2.      Changing the age                                                   aspects of the Declaration. Why
                                      ownership for the property and                                            The United States is a republic,
     restriction in the Declaration                                        would this be necessary, you
                                      was created to maintain                                                   meaning          we       elect
     from 50 to 55. (The age                                               may ask? It’s because the
                                      standards        within      the                                          representatives to act in our
     restriction for no children                                           Declaration, like many legal
                                      community, to protect property                                            best interests. We don’t get to
     under the age of 17 will not                                          instruments, is written in a
                                      values, to promote harmonious                                             vote on specific tax increases
     change.)                                                              sometimes ambiguous fashion
                                      living and to encourage                                                   or other important decisions,
                                                                           to allow for the broadest
3.      A requirement that new        stewardship. It defines the                                               but our elected representatives
                                                                           possible interpretation. All
     owners in Windsor Gardens        rights and obligations of both                                            do. Most people understand
                                                                           Association          governing
     be required to pay six           the Association and the owners                                            this concept and don’t question
                                                                           documents are available on the
     months of assessments at         and serves to create a binding                                            it. But surprisingly few
                                                                           Association           website:
     closing.                         relationship for both parties.                                            homeowners           are     as
                                                                           www.windsorgardensdenver.org.
                                                                                                                knowledgeable about the
4.       A ban on smoking within      Declarations carry the same
                                                                           Role of the Board of                 governing structure of their
     individual condominium           weight as a contract and they
                                                                           Directors                            homeowner association. Often,
     units.                           “run with the land,” which
                                                                                                                members expect to vote on all
                                      means they apply to the land,        While       these     governing
The Governing                                                                                                   kinds of issues that are the
                                      regardless of who owns it in the     documents were put in place to
Documents                                                                                                       board’s responsibility. This is
                                      future. The terms are binding        protect all homeowners, they do
                                                                                                                why board elections in our
Let’s start this series by talking    on the real estate itself, as well   not eliminate hard feelings,
                                                                                                                community are so important
about       the     homeowner         as the original and succeeding       dissension or discontent.
                                                                                                                and why we provide so much
association and the documents         purchasers. When people              Issues often arise in community
                                                                                                                printed material each October
that govern us. In our                purchase property in a               living out of misunderstandings,
                                                                                                                when we hold that election.
community           association       covenant controlled community,       misinformation or unrealistic
                                                                                                                Make it your business to know
homeowners own their                  they have contractually agreed       expectations. Perhaps you feel
                                                                                                                who is running for the Board of
individual units and the              – explicitly or implicitly – to      that the proposed amendments
                                                                                                                Directors and what they stand
association owns the common           adhere to these codes.               fall into one of these categories.
                                                                                                                for. Let those people know your
facilities, including the land        Declarations can be changed or       All associations face difficult
                                                                                                                questions and concerns. And by
shared by the owners or               amended by the owners in this        issues from time to time and
                                                                                                                the way, you might think about
members in the association.           community when 51% of the            none more common than the
                                                                                                                running for the Board.
The homeowner holds title to an       owners in the association affirm     challenge of balancing the best
                                      a proposed amendment.                interests of the community as
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                                  Proposed Amendments to the Declaration
                     Focus #1: Proposed Amendment to Expand the Common Elements
 The first amendment we will         December, 2003, by the                because a legal precedent has       transferred from the developer
 discuss in a monthly focus          Association for $75,000. The          been established that tax           to the owner. Each unit owner
 series on the proposed              property taxes on this property       values on the common                therefore pays a proportionate
 amendments is the expansion         are currently $377 per year.          elements pass through to the        share of the taxes on the
 of the common elements of                                                 residential properties.             common elements through
                                     Property Tax Exemption
 Windsor Gardens to include the                                                                                valuation and taxation of the
                                                                           Under the “Colorado Common
 Dayton Street property and the      The Association’s attorney has                                            unit.
                                                                           Interest Ownership Act”
 Windsor West property.              advised the Board of Directors
                                                                           (CCIOA), it was provided that       If the Dayton Street and
                                     to initiate an amendment to the
 Dayton Street Property                                                    the valuation of the common         Windsor West properties are
                                     Declaration that would include
                                                                           elements in common interest         included as common elements
 The Dayton Street property is       these properties as part of the
                                                                           communities be assessed             in the Windsor Gardens
 around five acres and houses        common elements of the
                                                                           proportionately to each unit.       Declaration, they will be exempt
 the     Windsor       Gardens       Association. By doing this, we
                                                                           That allocation has been            from taxation and separate
 maintenance facility as well as     will not have to pay property
                                                                           occurring since the first unit in   assessment by law.
 RV parking and the Community        taxes on these locations
                                                                           Windsor      Gardens       was
 Gardens.       It   was                                                                                              Substantial Savings
 purchased in 1993 by
                                                                                                                      The benefit for the
 the Windsor Gardens                                                                                     Dayton St.
                                                                                                                      community to vote
 Association           for                                                                                Property
                                                                                                                      favorably on this
 $350,000. The Denver
                                                                                                                      amendment is financial:
 County      Assessor ’s
                                                                                                                      it will save the
 current valuation of this
                                                                                                                      Association $21,102
 property is $1,070,000.
                                                                                                                      currently and more in the
 The        Association
                                                                                                                      future.
 appealed this valuation Windsor
 and was denied, even         West                                                                                    Ask Questions
 though the appeal
                                                                                                                      If you have any
 included an appraisal
                                                                                                                      questions on this
 that    reported     the
                                                                                                                      proposed amendment,
 valuation at $764,000.
                                                                                                                      please fill out the form
 The property taxes on
                                                                                                                      below and we will
 this    property     are
                                                                                                                      include those questions
 currently $20,725 per
                                                                                                                      in “Frequently Asked
 year.
                                                                                                                      Questions” responses
 Windsor West                                                                                                         that we will publish in
 The Windsor West
 property              is                                                                                                     EXPAND THE
 approximately four acres                                                                                                         COMMON
 and was purchased in                                                                                                           ELEMENTS
                                                                                                                        continued on page 24

                            Proposed Amendment to Expand the Common Elements
 My questions for the Board of Directors and managers:
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                                                     Please return to the Association Office.
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                           Spring Clean Up Day                                      Windsor Car Care Grand Re-Opening
                               Wednesday, May 13                            Windsor Car Care Center is having     on Saturday, May 9. Prizes will
                                                                            a grand re-opening celebration May    include a free oil change, a Liberty
               It's time to get ready for the annual Spring Clean           6 through May 9 with special          Savings gift basket, a Windsor
               Up Day. Start sorting and organizing the items               discounts. An oil change will be      Pharmacy gift and more. Call the
               in your units, lanais and garages so that you will           $29.99 and other services             Center at 720-530-2799 for details.
               be ready to put disposable items out for pick up             discounted $7.77.
                                                                                                                  Windsor Car Care will beat
 by Waste Management on Wednesday, May 13.                                  The four-day celebration will end     competitors' repair estimates for
                                                                            with a barbecue and prize drawings    tune-ups, brakes and other repairs.
 The Windsor Gardens maintenance crew will be sweeping the
 garages in July. The May Spring Clean Up Day is a great time to
 prepare your garage for sweeping.                                                  Window Washing Schedule
 Items that the crew cannot pick up: large appliances or harzardous         Building windows will be washed by    If you are not able to remove your
 materials, including oil, combustible liquids, aerosol products,           King Kong Building Services, Inc.,    screens, you must sign up on the
 pesticides, paint, mineral spirits, varnishes, solvent, etc.               again this year.                      sheet provided in your building
                                                                            The following window cleaning         laundry rooms by 8 a.m., no later
        Spring Flower Planting                                              schedule is subject to change due     than three days before the window
                                                                                                                  washing, to have someone come
                                                                            to inclement weather.
                                                                                                                  and remove the screens.
The grounds department will           varieties that will be going in:       Date          Buildings
begin the annual flower beds          Nicotiana Hummingbird Lilly                                                 Please do not call the Association
                                                                             5/27      78, 80, 82, 84, 68
                                                                                                                  office to schedule screen removal,
planting on May 18.                   Rose, Petunia Dream (all               5/28      64, 62, 66, 58, 60         as they will not be able to schedule
Crews will be putting in 63           colors),             Impatiens,        5/29      65, 63, 61, 57, 55         you. The only way to sign up is to
varieties of flowers and 53,808       Snapdragons, Zinnias (all colors       6/1       56, 52, 54, 53, 50         use the sign-up sheets in the
plants this year. Some of the         and different mixes).                  6/2       48, 44, 46, 42, 40         building laundry rooms or, in the
                                                                             6/3       49, 51, 47, 45, 36         case of townhome units only, with
        Fight Fraud – Shred Instead Event                                    6/4       41, 43, 39, 37, 38         the building representive.
        Safely Discard Your No Longer Needed                                 6/5       34, 30, 28, 26, 32         You must be home for screens to
                                                                             6/8       27, 14, 18, 12, 20
        Personal & Financial Documents                                                                            be taken out. The workers will not
                                                                             6/9       10, 6, 4, 76, 74, 72, 70   come back if you are not home.
AARP ElderWatch and the               Shred-It, an international             6/10      3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19,
                                                                                                                  Screens will be removed from 9
Colorado Attorney General’s           shredding company, will provide                  23, 29
                                                                                                                  a.m. to 3 p.m. one day before
Office are pleased to announce        equipment capable of shredding         6/11      1, 2, 15, 13, 8, 21, 25,   window washing or on Friday if the
the 5th Annual Fight Fraud -          a carton of paper in mere                        16, 22, 24, 59             washing is scheduled for Monday.
Shred Instead Day to be held on       minutes at no charge. Windsor         Screen Removal                        Screens will be put back the
Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m.         Gardens has donated facilities        Please remove your window             following day from 12:30 p.m. until
to     noon     at     Windsor        for the event and will hold it in     screens one day prior to your         4 p.m. only. If you are not home
Gardens.This is an opportunity        the office parking area.              scheduled day. If your screens have   during that time, workers will not put
for older Coloradans and their                                              not been removed, your windows        screens back and they will not come
                                      AARP ElderWatch is a program
families to safely discard no                                               will not get washed.                  back. You will need to make other
                                      of the Colorado Attorney General
longer needed or outdated                                                                                         arrangements.
                                      and the AARP Foundation. For
personal      and     financial       more information call 1-800-222-
documents.                            4444, option 2, or visit online at:           Food Share America Program Dates
                                      www.aarpelderwatch.org                Windsor Gardens residents may         website          at          www.
        Models Open House on June 13                                        place their Food Share America
                                                                            orders in person with volunteers,
                                                                                                                  sharecolorado.com and click on
                                                                                                                  the "Order Online!" link on the left
Windsor Gardens will host a           The Association office is             by phone, or online.                  side of the screen.
Models Open House on                  contacting realtors to inform         May Orders                            The distribution date for May
Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m.       them that they can schedule their     Volunteers will be available in the   orders will be Friday, May 15, from
to 3 p.m.                             open houses at the same time.         WG Welcome & Design Center on         4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium.
                                                                            Thursday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to    June Orders
        Living in Coyote Country                                            5 p.m. and Friday, May 1, from 10     Volunteers will be available in the
                                                                            a.m. to noon to help you place        WG Welcome & Design Center on
If you encounter a coyote while       • Never feed a coyote.
                                                                            your May order.                       Thursday, June 4, from 3 p.m. to
enjoying our great outdoors,          • Do not turn your back or run
remember:                              from a coyote.                       To place your order by phone call     5 p.m. and Friday, June 5, from
• Coyotes are usually wary of         • If approached or followed by a      Share Colorado at 303-428-0400.       10 a.m. to noon to help you place
  humans and will typically avoid      coyote, make loud noises, yell       The deadline for placing May          your June order.
  people      when       possible.     and make yourself look big.          phone orders is Friday, May 8, at     The deadline for placing June
  Aggressive behavior towards         • If the coyote approaches to an      4 p.m.                                phone orders is Friday, June 12,
  people is not normal and is          uncomfortably close distance,        The deadline to place May orders      at 4 p.m. The deadline to place
  often a result of habituation due    throw rocks or other objects at      online is Monday, May 11, by 7        June orders online is Monday,
  to feeding by humans.                the coyote.                          a.m. Go to the Food Share             June 15, by 7 a.m.
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          Swine Flu Precautionary Measures
 Source: Centers for Disease                associated with this virus may             cough or sneeze. Throw the      Try to avoid close contact
 Control and Prevention                     be emerging in the U.S. Most               tissue in the trash after you   with sick people.
 The outbreak of disease                    people will not have immunity              use it.                         • Influenza is thought to
 caused by a new influenza virus            to this new virus and, as it            • Wash your hands often with          spread mainly person-to-
 of swine origin continues to               continues to spread, more                 soap and water,                               person through
 grow in the United States and              cases, more hospitalizations              especially after                              coughing         or
 internationally. As of April 29,           and more deaths are expected              you cough or        Surgical masks are        sneezing         of
 the Centers for Disease Control            in the coming days and weeks.             s n e e z e .       available during          infected people.
 and Prevention reported                    What You Can Do to                        Alcohol-based       business hours at         • If you get sick,
 several confirmed human                    Stay Healthy                              hands cleaners      the Association           CDC recommends
 infections, hospitalizations and           There are everyday actions                are        also     Office. After hours,      that you stay home
 the nation’s first fatality from this      people can take to stay                   effective.          call security.            from work or
 outbreak.                                  healthy.                                • Avoid touching                                school and limit
 The more recent illnesses and              • Cover your nose and mouth               your eyes, nose                               contact with others
 the reported death suggest that              with a tissue when you                  or mouth. Germs spread that         to keep from infecting them.
 a pattern of more severe illness                                                     way.

          Exercise Equipment Alert
On the morning of April 21 a               that the machine was on. As it           recovering at home, but the        off and clear any program you
resident was working out on one            was on the highest setting, when         injuries she sustained will take   may have set up. This simple,
of the treadmills and received a           the resident stepped on the              considerable time to heal.         two-second act could save
cell phone call. According to              machine she was thrown off.              If You Leave a Machine,            somebody from a serious injury.
witnesses, the individual left the         She sustained serious head               Turn It Off                        We have ordered new signs for
treadmill to talk on the cell phone        lacerations and bruising. This                                              all electronic exercise equipment
                                                                                    When you have completed your
but neglected to turn the treadmill        incident could have resulted in                                             that will advise users to turn the
                                                                                    workout on a piece of equipment,
off. Another resident went over            life-threatening        injuries.                                           machines off when they are not
                                                                                    or you leave the machine for a
to the treadmill and did not notice        Thankfully, the resident is                                                 using them. Thank you for your
                                                                                    break, please turn the equipment
                                                                                                                       cooperation.
                             FREE SEMINAR
                                                                                           Crime Alert: Increase in Theft from
                                                                                           Motor Vehicles
                ESTATE PLANNING
                                                                                    Denver Police District Three       evidence. Should you have any
      & LONG TERM CARE/MEDICAID PLANNING                                            has been experiencing an           questions please contact
                                                                                    increase in theft from motor       District Three at 720-913-1300.
       MAY 15, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                       vehicle crimes – items taken
                                                                                                                       Theft from Motor
 Windsor Gardens Centerpoint West Community Center                                  from inside vehicles. Contact
                                                                                                                       Vehicle Prevention Tips
                                                                                    the police should you, or
                                                                                    someone you know fall victim       • Lock your vehicle doors.
                                 Presented by:
                                                                                    to this crime. Should anything
                                                                                                                       • Arm your vehicle alarm.
                   LANCE E. McKINLEY, ESQ.                                          be left behind in the vehicle by
               LINDA MOON, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL                                      the suspect, i.e. blood, food,     • Put valuable items in the
                  SOLEM, MACK & STEINHOFF, P.C.                                     clothing, etc., the police need    trunk.
                           3333 S. Bannock Street, #900                             to respond and collect it as       • Park in a busy, well lit area.
                              Englewood, CO 80110
                                   (303) 761-4900
                                                                                            Windsor Gardens Security Report,
                                                                                            March 2009
                              ESTATE PLANNING BASICS:
                                        Wills
                                                                                    Alarms                      8       Police Assist                12
                                       Trusts
                               Powers of Attorney                                   Alleged Burglary/Thefts     4       Suspicious Person            17
                                    Living Wills
                                                                                    Attempted Burglaries/Thefts 0       Suspicious Vehicle            7
                             LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:                               Burglaries                  0       Theft from Vehicle            0
                            Long Term Care Insurance
                            Medicaid/Medicare Rules                                 Criminal Mischief/Vandalism 0       Theft of Vehicle              0
                                                                                    Family Disturbance          0       Thefts                        1
                                                                                    Harassing Phone Calls       0       Vehicle Accident              1
 If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 303-761-4900. If you are unable to attend,
                                                                                    Missing Property            1       Vehicle Barricade             0
 but would like some information, please call. We will make every effort to
 accommodate you.                                                                   Noise Complaints           22       Warning Tickets              22
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        New Dispute Resolution Process
On March 27, the Board of               negotiation or mediation between              the Board and resolve the dispute in       negotiation, the parties will
Directors passed a new dispute          Owners and/or residents, but will             an amicable fashion, and shall give        communicate directly with each
resolution policy. The policy           have no responsibility for any costs          the Board a reasonable opportunity to      other in an effort to reach an
follows.                                incurred by the parties to the dispute        address the Owner’s grievance.             agreement that serves the interests
                                        resolution process. For any step in           d.          If the dispute cannot be       of both parties. Should the dispute
In compliance with the Colorado                                                                                                  pertain to property issues, each
                                        the dispute resolution process, the           resolved, the parties may utilize the
Common Interest Ownership Act,                                                                                                   party will be granted the right to
                                        parties are not waiving their right to        discretionary mediation procedure set
the Board of Directors desires to                                                                                                inspect the alleged defects or
                                        employ legal counsel at their own             forth below, but shall not be required
adopt a uniform and systematic                                                                                                   problems at a time convenient to
                                        expense to assist them.                       to do so.
dispute resolution policy and                                                                                                    everyone involved.
procedure.                              3.        Required               Dispute      4.        Discretionary         Dispute
                                        Resolution Procedure.                         Resolution Procedures.             The     b.       Mediation. If the dispute is
The Association hereby adopts the                                                                                                not resolved by negotiation, any
following policies and procedures for   a.        Prior to filing a lawsuit against   procedures set forth below may be
                                        the Association, the Board, or any            used in disputes between Owners and        party may request in writing that the
dispute resolution:                                                                                                              issue be submitted to mediation. If
                                        officer, director, or property manager        residents. At its discretion, the Board
1.       Disputes          between                                                                                               the parties agree to mediate the
                                        of the Association, an Owner must             of Directors may utilize the procedures
Association and Owners Regarding                                                                                                 dispute prior to seeking other
                                        request and attend a hearing with the         set forth below to resolve disputes with
Collection and Covenant and Rule                                                                                                 remedies, they shall participate in
                                        Board of Directors. Any such request          Owners prior to filing litigation.
Enforcement Matters. Disputes                                                                                                    good faith in the mediation. The role
                                        shall be in writing and shall be              a.        Negotiation. A request for
between the Association and Unit                                                                                                 of the mediator is to facilitate further
                                        personally delivered to any member            dispute resolution by negotiation
Owners regarding assessment                                                                                                      negotiation between the parties. The
                                        of the Board of Directors or the              may be initiated by an Owner or the
collection matters and covenant and                                                                                              mediator will not have power to
                                        Association’s property manager.               Association. Any such request shall
rule enforcement matters are                                                                                                     decide how to resolve the dispute
addressed in the Collection Policy      b.        Upon receiving a request for        be in writing stating the nature and       but will use recognized, accepted
and the Covenant and Rule               a hearing, the Board shall give notice        details of the dispute and shall be        mediation techniques to assist the
Enforcement Policy.                     of the date, time and place of the            personally delivered to the other          parties in making that decision. The
                                        hearing to the person requesting the          party. So long as the other party
2.       Disputes          Between                                                                                               mediator shall be selected by a
                                        hearing. The Board shall schedule             agrees to negotiate, a meeting shall
Residents.       The Association                                                                                                 consensus of the parties involved
                                        this hearing at the next Board meeting        be held between the parties to begin
encourages Owners or residents                                                                                                   within 15 days of the receipt of the
                                        or such other mutually acceptable             a good faith attempt to negotiate a
with disputes among themselves to                                                                                                request. Any cost of mediation will
                                        date.                                         resolution not less than 10 or more
resolve such disputes without court                                                                                              be shared equally among the parties
proceedings. The Association may        c.        The Owner, in such request          than 30 days of receipt of such            unless they and the mediator agree
take reasonable steps to facilitate     and at the hearing, shall make a good         request, unless otherwise extended         otherwise.
                                        faith effort to explain the grievance to      by written agreement. Through

         Occupancy Sensors Conserve Energy in the Community Center
Occupancy sensors are being             a defined area. When occupancy is             According     to    the    U.S.            conference room areas. At this rate
installed on the upper floor of the     intermittent or not predictable, which        Environmental Protection Agency,           of savings, the motion sensors will
Community Center. Occupancy or          is the case in the upper floor of the         these inexpensive and effective            pay for themselves in two to three
motion sensors are devices that turn    Community Center, occupancy                   devices can reduce energy costs            years.
lights on or off in response to the     sensors help conserve energy while            from 40% to 65 % in classroom/
presence (or absence) of people in      reducing energy costs.

         Maintenance Report
Maintenance         and    grounds      A leak in the hallway of Building 13          working in Building 39 on the C and        Personnel have installed around 220
personnel relocated the gas meters      was ultimately traced inside the wall         D floors.                                  yards of cedar mulch around the
from the Community Center boiler        after the floor                               The canopy project is moving along         buildings, covering around 3.5
room to the Community Center            had already been excavated. The               with work commencing for buildings         acres.
walkway. This move was ordered          leak was caused by a drywall nail             10, 18, 26, 28, 30, 34, 44, 48, 50         There are 18 dog pens on the
by Xcel Energy, citing a code           in the pipe.                                  and 51.                                    property and they are cleaned out
ordinance by the City of Denver.        A leak under the floor in Building 59         We have ordered a new gardening            once a week with bag replacements.
The grounds department had to           was traced to a 1.25" copper                  shed for the Windsor West property.        Sand is changed out twice a year in
remove an old telephone pole that       domestic cold water line that                 It should be in by the end of the          April and November. The new sand
had been enclosed by the building       ruptured on the inside of a 90                month.                                     has activated carbon added to it.
of the pool and the maintenance         elbow.                                                                                   Painting
                                                                                      Grounds
personnel moved the meters.
                                        Switches were installed for the new           The irrigation system is in the            The interiors of Buildings 13, 22, and
Some remodeling will be necessary
                                        shop air handling system in the               process of being activated.                38 have been completed.
to close off this area again, but the
                                        plumbing and wood shop areas.                 Weed spraying will begin this              The outside stairwells in Building 34
meters will have to remain
                                        The fan speed was turned down and             month.                                     have been completed.
accessible.
                                        the contractor is also planning to                                                       Parking lots 13 and 16 are being
All Fire Department inspections                                                       Flower beds will be readied for the
                                        replace the diffusers, which will                                                        prepped for painting.
were completed this month. We will                                                    May 18 planting.
                                        reduce the noise.
be billed around $13,000 from the                                                     The curbing contractor will be here        Painters have started soffit repairs
                                        Capital Projects                                                                         with Building 13.
City.                                                                                 Friday, April 24 to discuss sidewalk
                                        New carpet was installed on all               issues for the buildings that have         Painters have completed painting
A kitchen sink back-up in Building
                                        floors of Building 47 and the C floor         the new canopies. There are                the moveable wall in CenterPoint,
15 was cleared by removing a
                                        in Building 34. Installers are                numerous grading issues that will          the Billiards Room and the Exercise
section of pipe in the hallway and
installing a cleanout.                                                                have to be addressed.                      Room.
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          Underground Parking Spaces Available for Purchase
 Several parking spaces are                  Underground Parking Garages                  $4,500 each. Please contact         details.
 available for purchase in                   24, 25 and 26. The spaces are                the Association Office for more

          Laundry Machines: Updates & Reminders
 Refund Requests By                          Mac-Gray sends all refunds via               residue in the clothing, which      Gardens laundry rooms, it was
 Phone                                       a check, and residents will                  can cause skin irritation. Also,    discussed that if residents found
                                             typically receive the check                  the washer will sense there is      the machines to be too low when
 Last month, the corporate office
                                             within 7 to 10 business days.                soap left in the clothes and run    they removed their clothes, the
 of Windsor Gardens laundry                                                               extra rinses, which will            laundry machines services
 machine service provider, Mac-              Use HE Laundry
                                                                                          neutralize the water savings of     provider could install pedestals
 Gray, started receiving letters             Detergent                                    these machines.                     which were approximately 8
 from Windsor Gardens                        The best laundry detergent to                                                    inches high. Our services
 residents requesting refunds                                                             The worst soap for Windsor
                                             use in Windsor Gardens                       Gardens machines is the             provider did this on a handful of
 related        to      machine              laundry room is the liquid
                                                                                          powder detergent due to the         machines. Shortly thereafter, the
 breakdowns. These residents                 detergent with the HE logo as                                                    manufacturer who supplied
 were under the impression that                                                           difficulty the washers have in
                                             this detergent is especially                                                     these to Maytag went out of
 a letter request is required – it                                                        breaking down the powder –
                                             manufactured for the high-                                                       business.
 is not.                                                                                  especially if it gets caught in a
                                             efficiency front load washers                wrinkle or the bundling of          About a year ago Maytag was
 If a resident has a problem with            that     we     have.    The
                                                                                          clothes. Like traditional liquid    sold to Whirlpool and a new
 a laundry room washer or dryer              manufacturer’s recommended
                                                                                          soap, another problem with          Maytag machine is now a
 that requires a refund, they                amount as specified on the                   powder is that it can be hard on    Whirlpool with a Maytag name
 need to call Mac-Gray at 1-800-             back of the bottle should be
                                                                                          clothes and cause premature         on it. They offer pedestals for
 MAC-GRAY.            Mac-Gray               followed.
                                                                                          wearing to the fabric.              these machines, but they do not
 recommends that residents call              The next best laundry soap to                                                    fit the older Maytag models. Our
 within two days of the loss as              use is the traditional liquid soap
                                                                                          Machine Pedestals
                                                                                                                              laundry machines service
 they need to be able to                     – but only use a quarter of a                When the high efficiency            provider has not been able to
 associate a refund with a                   cup. If not, the soap does not               Maytag laundry machines were        find another vendor who makes
 specific equipment issue.                   break down and can leave a                   initially installed in Windsor      the old pedestal.




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       Golf at the Gardens
By Jerry Dunlop, Director of       New Cart Rental Fee                decided to only raise the cart          Event Schedule for May
Golf & Head Golf Pro                                                  fee for the 2009 golf season.
                                   The new fee for cart rental is                                             May 6: Windsorettes Opening
Golf Season Has                    $7 per rider, effective May 1,     Clear Our Your Golf                     Play Day (and every Wed. after
Officially Arrived                 2009. This fee is in line with     Stalls                                  this date through September)
                                   other courses similar to                                                   with 8 a.m. starting time.
We are excited to start the 2009                                      A second reminder to please
                                   Windsor Gardens in the
season and hope you are as                                            clear your golf stalls of anythingMay 7: Dukes Opening Play
                                   Denver and surrounding areas.
well. We look forward to seeing                                       but your bag and pull cart. The   Day (and every Thurs. after this
                                   Many courses in the metro area
you on the links very soon.                                                                             date through September) with
                                                                                                               8 a.m. starting time.
League and tournament
play begins this month.
                                                        Blow-out Sale                  Golf Shop Hours
                                                                                                               May 25: Memorial Day
                                                                                        8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Keep an eye on the                                       at the Golf Shop                                      Scramble (open to
bulletin boards outside                                                                                        Dukes               and
                           All specially marked clothing is 50% off, all golf bags are 30% off, hats and
the Golf Shop for                                                                                              Windsorettes). Sign-
updated information on     caps are 20% off and many more discounts. Stop by when you get a moment.            begins May 4 in the Golf
the men’s and women’s                                                                                          Shop (9 a.m. shotgun;
                                                                    stalls are not big enough for
golf clubs, the Dukes of          raised fees across the board.                                         72 player limit).
                                                                    anything else to be in there.
Windsor and the Windsorettes,     Windsor Gardens, however,
and for weekly sign-ups.

                                                        Join a Golf Group
The Dukes of Windsor and           clubs also have social             Starting time is 9 a.m. The sign-       for a 25· donation for their
Windsorettes golf clubs still      memberships available. Inquire     up sheet is located on the              tournament prizes. For more
have room available for new        in the Golf Shop.                  bulletin board in the Golf Shop         information call Charlotte at
members this year. The player                                         lobby. This is a great golf group       303-341-4628 or Alice at 303-
                                   The Monday Golf Group
membership fee is $20. Both                                           for beginners. The group asks           360-7812.
                                   begins play on Monday, May 4.

       Personal Training in the Exercise Room
Personal trainer Kathy Zimmer      to 10:30 a.m.; Monday, May 11,     Wednesday, May 20, from                 Join Kathy on one of these
will be in the Exercise Room on    from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and         noon to 2 p.m.                          dates to shake up your fitness
Friday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m.                                                                                 program!

       Exercise and Shower Rooms Cleaning Schedule
The Exercise Room is closed        Exercise Room is closed from       safety and the efficiency of            The Women’s Shower Room is
on Mondays & Thursdays from        1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for               those at work.                          closed Monday through Friday
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for cleaning      maintenance       on      the                                              from 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. for
                                                                      The Men’s Shower Room is
and is vacuumed daily from 1       equipment. Please respect the                                              cleaning.
                                                                      closed Monday through Friday
p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The first        closure of the room for your
                                                                      from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. for
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                                                                    2009 Artist's Club Art Show & Sale
  Twenty-three artists were represented in the 2009 Artist’s Club Art Show and Sale with over 700 submissions. This year’s best of show went to
  Dorothy Gross for a watercolor piece. This is the 37th year for the Artist’s Club. The club has 45 members.




   Estelle Petitt, Art Show chairwoman, left, with Jeanne
   Schneider, the Art Club President, right, and Jeanne’s son
   Dick, center.
                                                                                                                                                  Opal Gonder, a Windsor Gardens resident artist since
                                                                                                                                                  1984, is shown shaking hands with Berten Weaver.
                                                                                                                                                  Berten purchased Opal’s painting titled “Wintertime
                                                                                                   Fran Hahn is shown in front of                 San Miguels.” He was drawn to the realistic look of
                                                                                                   one of her paintings holding her               the painting and said, “You can hear the snow
                                                                                                   Outstanding Service Award.                     crunching when you look at this picture.”



                                                                                               2009 Tree Walk




                 Roy and Sandra Strick enjoying                                                                                                                              This was the first year for
                 the art at the show.                                                                                                                                        the sculpture category.




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                                      ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & TOURS

                                                    WINDSOR HAPPENINGS
         Events posted in                                                                                                   INTERNATIONAL
       chronological order.                             ACTIVITIES OFFICE HOURS                                          LUNCH – GERMAN
                                                                    Monday – Friday                                      STYLE: Tuesday, May 19, at
    MOVIE DAY –                                                    9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                   11:45 a.m. at the WINDSOR INN.
WIZARD OF OZ: Sunday,                                                                                                    Enjoy a German meal of Tomato,
                                                                      303-364-9141
May 10, at 2 p.m. in the                                                                                                 Cucumber, and Onion Salad in
AUDITORIUM Join us for this
AUDITORIUM.                             The Activities Office does not accept reservations by phone for events that
                                                                                                                         vinaigrette, Beef Sauerbraten
classic family movie. We have a         require payment. The office does not keep large sums of money, making it         (beef roast marinated in traditional
slight change in movies from our        difficult to change large bills. Please keep this in mind when purchasing        German spices and braised in the
original schedule.                      tickets. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.                        oven until tender), Spatzle, roasted
The June movie has been changed                                                                                          carrots, rolls/butter, and Black
to “Slumdog Millionaire”, which       session. Everyone is welcome:                  AARP SAFE                           Forest Cake. After this delicious
has been requested by many of our     Republicans, Democrats and                DRIVING  CLASS:                          fare, Marlene Garrett, owner of the
regular Movie Day attendees.          unaffiliated. There will be time for      Monday and Tuesday, May 18 & 19,         Café Berlin will speak.
                                      questions and comments.                   from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
Cost: Admission is FREE Snacks
                   FREE.                                                                                                 Cost: $13 per person. Tickets are
                                           TRIVIA FUN DAY:                                     WEST.
                                                                                CENTERPOINT WEST Check with              available at the Activities Office.
    $1.
are $1
                                                                                your insurance carrier about             Sponsored by the WATT group and
                                      Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in
    TOWN     HALL                                                               potential savings on your auto           the Windsor Inn.
                                      CENTERPOINT,
                                      CENTERPOINT always the third
MEETING with STATE                                                              insurance with completion of this
                                      Friday of the month. Full audience
                                                                                course.                                      FIRE AWAY –
REP. LOIS COURT &                     participation. Bring your neighbors
                                      and form a team. Refreshments             Cost: New price for 2009. Members
                                                                                                                         SAFETY & SECURITY
STATE    SENATOR
                                      and good cheer will be served.            pay $12 and non-members pay $14   $14.   SEMINAR        with
JOYCE FOSTER: Tuesday,
May 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in                                             Fee is paid on the first day of class.   DENVER       FIRE
                                            FREE.
                                      Cost: FREE Presented by the WATT
CENTERPOINT Come and hear a
CENTERPOINT.                                                                    Sign up at the Activities Office.
                                      group and sponsored by Kaiser                                                       WINDSOR HAPPENINGS
review of the state legislative       Permanente Senior Advantage.                                                            continued on page 15
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 WINDSOR HAPPENINGS continued from page 14
 DEPT.: Wednesday, May 20,              creme chantilly (profiteroles          specialist Deborah Rogeness                  FREE.
                                                                                                                     Cost: FREE Sign up with the
 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the           stuffed with whipped cream and         brings a series of pet seminars and   Activities Office. FurFixes also
 AUDITORIUM.
 AUDITORIUM Everyone is                 strawberries). You will be given a     workshops to Windsor Gardens.         offers in-home pet training and
 encouraged to come to a fire           booklet with the recipes and menu      This session’s topic: “From Wolf to   behavior modification for dogs and
 safety presentation, followed by a     as a memento. After lunch its time     Westie: What Your Dog was Born        cats. For more information, visit
 Q&A session, with the Denver Fire      for a visit to Tattered Cover on       to Do.” Learn the origin of your      www.furfixes.com.
 Department and Windsor Gardens         Colfax where you will have time to     favorite breed and discover how
                                                                               knowing your dog’s history can           ACTIVE MINDS –
 security officers. The presentation    shop for the latest releases from
 will include the proper use of fire                                           help you shape his behavior today.    AFGHANISTAN: Thursday,
                                        your favorite authors.
 extinguishers and building                                                    *Classes are for humans only, only,   June 18, at 1:30 p.m. in
 evacuation. All members of the         Cost: $36 per person. Our thanks       please.                               CENTERPOINT.
                                                                                                                     CENTERPOINT In 2001, the U.S. led
 Windsor Gardens security team          to Dayton Place for providing their                                          a coalition invasion of Afghanistan
                                                                                       FREE.
                                                                               Cost: FREE Sign up with the           – seeking to oust the ruling Taliban
 will be there for you to meet. Light   shuttle bus once a month for this
                                                                               Activities Office.                    and find Al Qaeda leaders,
 refreshments will be served.           and future WG trips.
                                                                                  CAT BEHAVIOR                       including Osama bin Laden. Join
 Cost: FREE Sign-up is required at
       FREE.                               ANNUAL FLEA                                                               Active Minds® for a look at the path
 the Activities Desk.                                                          SEMINAR presented by
                                        MARKET: Friday, May 29,                                                      Afghanistan has taken since then,
                                        from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday,
                                                                               FURFIXES           PET                including the establishment of a
      LE CENTRAL                                                               TRAINING: Friday, June 12,
                                        May 30, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the                                         new government under the
 AFFORDABLE FRENCH                                                             from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in           leadership of Hamid Karzai. Take a
                                                           GAZEBOS.
                                        AUDITORIUM & GAZEBOS The
 RESTAURANT      –                      annual Windsor Gardens Flea            CENTERPOINT EAST If you’re a
                                                                                                EAST.                look forward at what the future
 LUNCH & COOKING                        Market promises to be a great          cat owner, you’ve probably            holds for this war-torn country as
 DEMONSTRATION:                                                                scratched your head over some of      U.S. troop presence there
                                        event with the tables sold out in
 Wednesday, May 27, at 10:15 a.m.                                              the things your kitty does! End the   continues to increase.
                                        record time. There will be
 This Windsor Gardens exclusive                                                mystery by attending “Why Do
                                        something there for everyone.                                                      FREE.
                                                                                                                     Cost: FREE Sign up at the Activities
 trip, sponsored by our neighbor                                               Cats Do That?” This seminar will
                                                                               explore cat behavior, answer          Office. This Active Minds event is
 Dayton Place. We will have a              DOG BEHAVIOR
                                                                               questions like, “Do cats always       sponsored by Christian Living
 cooking demonstration at Le            SEMINAR presented by                                                         Communities, which has been
                                                                               land on their feet?”, examine the
 Central where you will watch the       FURFIXES          PET                                                        enriching the lives of seniors with
                                                                               checkered history of these tiny
 chefs prepare the following for        TRAINING: Friday, June 5,                                                    quality senior communities, home
                                                                               tigers, and tackle problems like
 your dining enjoyment: Salade          from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in                                                  care and adult day services for
                                                                               food refusal, scent marking,
 Lyonnaise, Papillotte de Saumon                       EAST
                                        CENTERPOINT EAST. Denver                                                     more than 35 years.
                                                                               scratching and biting. *Classes
 (salmon prepared in parchment          animal trainer and behavior                             only,
                                                                               are for humans only, please.
 paper), Petit Choux, Fraises and

          CONCERTS
       SWING INTO                       a wide variety of music for you this   CONCERT to benefit THE                Children’s Hospital. The band is
SPRING CONCERT                          year at their annual spring concert.   C H I L D R E N ’ S                   donating their time to this worthy
presented by SPICE OF                                                          HOSPITAL: Sunday, May 17,             cause too.
                                        Cost: FREE. Still a few tickets
LIFE: Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m.,        remaining so pick them up at the                        AUDITORIUM.
                                                                               at 2 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM Join      Cost: $5 per person. Tickets can be
and Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m. in      Activities Office.                     the bluegrass, gospel group           purchased at the Activities Office.
CENTERPOINT From swing to
CENTERPOINT.                                                                   Epiphany Mountain Boys for a high     Please make checks payable to The
                                              EPIPHANY                         energy one-hour concert. All
patriotic to Mozart, the Windsor                                                                                     Children’s Hospital.
Gardens Spice of Life singers have
                                        MOUNTAIN  BOYS                         proceeds will go directly to The

          DANCES
   FRIDAY NIGHT                         Friday, May 15: Dance to the music         MONTHLY DANCE:                    and Home Instead Senior Care for
 DANCES: On the second and              of Tom Yook. Dance is sponsored        The monthly dance is held the last    their generous support.
 third Friday nights of the month       by Life Care Center of Aurora          Saturday of the month from 7 to 10    Cost: Residents are FREE (bring
 dance to live music from 7 to 10       Rehab and Home Instead Senior                      AUDITORIUM.
                                                                               p.m. in the AUDITORIUM At the         your WG ID). Non-residents are $6
 p.m. in the AUDITORIUM.                Care.                                  next dance on Saturday, May 30,       per person.
                                        Cost: $3 per resident (bring your      you will be dancing to the music
 Friday, May 8: Terry Norona will                                              of Perfect Harmony.
 play. Dance is sponsored by            Windsor Gardens ID); $6 per
 Harvard Square and Home Instead        nonresident. BYOB.                     Our thanks to May dance sponsors
 Senior Care.                                                                  Brighton Gardens Continuum Care
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                                         ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS & TOURS

         RTD SENIOR RIDE EVENTS
    WHO WANTS TO                         Cost: $13 per person including                      ANNIE at the                    “I think I’m Gonna Like it Here” and
MURDER          A                        entrance fee and bus fare.                     BOULDER DINNER                       “You’re Never Fully Dressed
                                                                                                                             without a Smile.”
MILLIONAIRE at the                                HUDSON                                THEATRE: Saturday, June
new ADAMS MYSTERY                        GARDENS: Tuesday, June                         27, at noon. Bus time to be          Cost: $42 per person.
PLAYHOUSE: Sunday,                                                                      announced. Leapin’ Lizards! Your
                                         23, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bus                                                            DENVER
June 7, at noon. Bus time to be                                                         favorite redheaded orphan and her
                                         time to be announced. Hudson
announced. Your presence is              Gardens features thirty acres of
                                                                                        dog are back on the Boulder          MOUNTAINAIRES
requested at the reading of the will                                                    Dinner Theatre stage all summer      present    FLAG,
                                         gardens arranged in a continuous
of the recently deceased, multi-                                                        long. Annie is a spunky              FREEDOM & FLOATS
                                         flow along a mile-and-a-quarter
billionaire Senior Meene. First in                                                      depression-era            orphan
                                         walking path. A classic outdoor                                                     at WHEAT RIDGE
line for the bulk of the estate                                                         determined to find her parents,
                                         regional display garden, the                                                        HIGH SCHOOL: Saturday,
seems to be his only child, Junior                                                      who abandoned her years ago on
                                         Gardens reflect the multitude of                                                    June 27, at 2 p.m. Bus time to be
Meene. What about Miss Finch,                                                           the doorstep of a New York City
                                         plants, flowers, and trees that                                                     announced. High-flying harmony
the young wife? Grieving widow or                                                       orphanage run by the cruel,
                                         thrive in the dry Colorado climate,                                                 and old fashioned root beer floats.
devious gold digger? Also in                                                            embittered Miss Hannigan. In
                                         and include land that varies from                                                   The Denver MountainAires
attendance are Professor Prune,                                                         adventure after fun filled
                                         high dry prairie to wetland near the                                                Barbershop Chorus and Quartets
scientific genius and distinguished                                                     adventure, Annie foils Miss
                                         river. The Gardens are an oasis of                                                  present the perfect patriotic
allergist, Colonel Dippinsaus,                                                          Hannigan’s evil machinations,
                                         serenity in the midst of the city.                                                  combination with traditional songs
noted adventurer and bon vivant,                                                        befriends President Roosevelt and
                                         You may bring a sack lunch or visit            finds a new family and home in       of American heritage and an ice
and Mrs. Off-White, domestic                                                                                                 cream social intermission. Wear
servant and accredited psychic.          the Café Hudson to grab a                      billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his
                                         sandwich, cup of Joe or cold drink             personal secretary Grace Farrell     your red, white and blue and enjoy
Secret identities and torrid love                                                                                            a star-spangled tradition, including
triangles all contribute to this         during your visit.                             and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
                                                                                        Featuring some of the most famous    audience sing-along.
evening’s suspense, mystery and,         Cost: $7 per person.
dare we say, murder!                                                                    music on Broadway including          Cost: $9.50 per person.
                                                                                        :”Hard Knock Life,,” “Tomorrow,”
Buffet dinner provided by Bella
Basil, including entrée, salad, fruit,
                                                                                                                             Allow Me To
rolls, coffee or lemonade, and
chef’s choice finger desserts.                              WINDSOR INN                                                      Assist
Alcoholic beverages may be                                                                                                   Hi, my name is
purchased separately.                                      For reservations or information                                   Karen.
                                                                  call 303-341-7480
Cost: $46 per person, including bus                                                                                               er
                                                                                                                             I offer a wide
fare, show, dinner, tax and tip.                                                                                             range       of
                                                                                                    The Fry                  services from
  DENVER BOTANIC                                    HOURS                             Fish Fry / Fried Chicken Buffet
                                                                                                                             personal care
                                                                                                                             and hygiene
GARDENS: Wednesday,                             Tuesday—Friday                          Watermelon and Creamy Slaw           to    personal
June 10, at 10:30 a.m. Bus time to            Lunch 11:30 am to 2 pm                                                         assisting and
                                                                                                 Friday, May 8
                                                                                                  riday May
be announced. Denver Botanic                  Dinner 4:30 pm to 7 pm                                                         home care.
Gardens at York Street presents a                                                          4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
                                                   Saturdays                                                                 Compassion and
wide range of gardens and                         9 am to 3 pm
                                                                                                 $7.50 includes tax          understanding are cherished
collections that illustrate an ever                                                             please tip accordingly       values that I practice from my
                                                    Sundays
widening diversity of plants from                                                               Entertainment                many years of experience
all corners of the world. These                   11 am to 3 pm                           Regular menu will not be served.   working with cancer patients.
distinctive gardens define and                                                                    No to go orders.           Call me for your free, personal
celebrate our western identity and                                                                                           consultation and see the
unique high altitude climate and            Reservations
                                                                Mother's Day Brunch                               Rose for
                                                                                                                             difference that dedication and
                                                                                                                             personal attention can make
geography, showcasing native and             strongly                   Sunday, May 10
                                                                        Sunday May 10                              every     for you. References provided.
adapted plants that thrive in                                         10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                            suggested.                                                            mother.    I am BLS certified.
western gardens. Throughout                                                  $20 includes tax                                         Karen Hill (RTT)(CMA)
Denver Botanic Gardens, the time                                Gratuity is to the discretion of the guest.
honored traditions of European                                                                                                      Karenhill22@gmail.com
                                                  Omelet Bar Waffle Bar Eggs Benedict Chicken Pomodoro                                      303-759-2286
horticulture merge with a dynamic             Roast Ham Chef Carved Turkey Duchesse Potatoes Sausage/Bacon
diversity of plants and design that
                                                Vegetable Medley Breakfast Potatoes Green Bean Casserole
represent the best in horticultural
                                                      Assorted Salads Shrimp in Ice Assorted Pastries
achievement.
                                                 Champagne Assorted Fruit & Cream Pies Banana Pudding
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             PLAY VIRTUAL SPORTS!
                                                                                                                                              Delicious Food
 Virtual bowling, golf, baseball,                                  and get some exercise at the
 tennis and boxing are all being                                   same time. Instruction is available.                                   Good Conversation
 played right here at Windsor                                      Stop by the Activities Office for a
 Gardens on our new Wii game                                       schedule and more information.                                           The
 system. You can enjoy the games
                                                                                                                                International Luncheon
             WHEN THE PLUMBING LEAKS:                                                                                                at Windsor Gardens
             Basic Home & Bladder Health
             Maintenance                                                                                                                      Tuesday, May 19
 Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla                                  This informative program will                                                 11:45 a.m.
 Healthcare, will present "When                                    highlight the latest advances in                                             Windsor Inn
 the Plumbing Leaks: Basic                                               bladder health and includes
 Home and Bladder Health                                                 a short session on home                                        Featuring German cuisine
 Maintenance" on Tuesday,                                                maintenance by a master
 May 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.                                           plumber.                                                    and speaker Marlene Garrett,
 in CENTERPOINT as part of
                                                                       Please RSVP to the                                                  owner of Cafe Berlin.
 the Spirit of Women
                                                                   Women’s Pavilion at 303-866-8600.
 program.

             TRAVEL AGENCY TOURS & TRIPS

                        Specialty Tours & Travel                                                                                Great Time Tours & Travel
  For reservations or questions, contact Specialty Tours & Travel at 303-                                          For reservations and questions, call Great Time Tours & Travel at 303-
  337-7488 or visit their website at: www.specialtytours.com. Mention                                              480-1234.
  you are with Windsor Gardens. Book early and receive a discount; call
  Specialty Tours & Travel for details.
                                                                                                                                                Casino Trips
 Tour Name                                                             Tour Dates                 Early             The coach arrives in front of the Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. and loads. At
                                                                                                  Booking           8:40 a.m. the coach drives the loop to pick up passengers and then
                                                                                                  Discount          returns to the Auditorium. Coach departs Windsor Gardens at 9 a.m.

    COLORADO RAILROADING                                          August 4 - August 6             May 6              BULL DURHAM: Thursday,                         CRIPPLE CREEK: Friday,
    CROW CANYON                                                   August 10 - August 14           May 12           May 14. $12 per person.                    June 19. $30 per person.
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG
                                                                                                                       BULL DURHAM: Thursday,                            BULL DURHAM:
    MOUNTAIN MEANDERING &
    MOUNTAIN                                                      August 18 - August 20           May 20           May 28. $12 per person.                    Wednesday, June 24. $12 per
    FRUIT HARVEST                                                                                                                                             person.
                                                                                                                      BULL DURHAM: Tuesday,
   BLACK HILLS &                                                  August 24 - August 27           May 26           June 9. $12 per person.
   MOUNT RUSHMORE



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        CLUBS & GROUPS
    ARTIST’S CLUB will                  Georgia can also be reached at        a.m. and 9:30 a.m. with the general   dinner. Bring a dish to serve 4 to 6
meet Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in      ggreen@q.com.                         meeting and guest speaker at 9:45     or $4 and bring your favorite game.
the COLORADO ROOM. After the
                ROOM                                                          a.m. All Windsor Gardens men are      Call Lois Clayton at 720-839-7102
meeting Maxine Gnozzo will give
                                            DEMOCRATIC                        welcome to attend. For more           for more information.
a demonstration of watercolor and       CLUB will meet on Tuesday,            information call Irv Miller at 303-
colored pencils. Visitors and                                CENTERPOINT.
                                        May 26, at 6 p.m. in CENTERPOINT      341-0689.                                  WG BOOK CLUB:
guests are always welcome. For          Members and visitors are invited                                            This newly formed club meets on
more information call Jeanne            to meet author Adam Schrager,           NEW GARMENTS                        the fourth Monday of the month at
Schneider at 303-341-8093.              who will discuss his new book,        ALWAYS meets the fourth               1 p.m. New members are
                                        “The Principled Politician: The       Friday of the month in the ASPEN      welcome. The book chosen for
  THE CHILDREN’S                        Ralph Carr Story.” Schrager,          ROOM at 10 a.m. Garments are          May is “Rebecca,” the well-
H O S P I T A L                         winner of more than a dozen Emmy      collected to be given to the needy.   known classic by Daphne
                                        Awards, is a political reporter and   For information, please call 303-     DuMaurier. For more information
ASSOCIATION      OF
                                        host/producer of "Your Show" on       340-1942.                             call Irene Oyler at 303-317-2924 for
VOLUNTEERS, WG                                                                                                      location.
                                        9NEWS. Colorado Governor Ralph
CHAPTER, will meet on                   Carr, Republican, championed the        PHOTOGRAPHY
Monday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the     constitutional rights of Japanese     CLUB meets at the WINDSOR                 WOMEN’S CLUB will
COLORADO ROOM to discuss the            Americans during World War II.                                              meet on Thursday, May 14, at noon
                                                                              INN on the fourth Wednesday of
success of the Epiphany Mountain        For more information call Lois                                              in CENTERPOINT for their annual
                                                                              each month for lunch and a
Boys concert and the annual             Wageck at 720-858-7975 or Barb                                              salad luncheon. For more
                                                                              program. For information, call Rich
volunteer luncheon. The group is        Cotts at 303-360-8808.                                                      information call Louise Lee at 303-
                                                                              Elliam at 303-758-5571 or Ann
starting their craft-making                                                                                         360-7638.
                                                                              Theiss at 303-340-3952.
meetings again on Tuesdays from              EAST HIGH
                                                                                                                    Summer Meetings Schedule: The
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the ART ROOM
                            ROOM.       ANGELS meet every other                 REPUBLICAN CLUB                     Women’s Club has changed its
Need more information? Call             month; the next meeting will be       will meet on Tuesday, May 5, at 7     meeting schedule to include the
Nancy Price at 303-343-4112.            Saturday, May 9, at noon at the                CENTERPOINT.
                                                                              p.m. in CENTERPOINT Visitors          months of June, July and August.
       COLORADO                         WINDSOR INN. Call Sue Dedrick
                                                  INN                         from outside Windsor Gardens          Meetings will be held in
                                        at 720-277-3509 if you plan to        who attended last month’s             CenterPoint at the regular time of
SYMPHONY GUILD,                         attend.                               meeting added enthusiasm and          2 p.m. on the second Thursday of
WG UNIT, will hold their final                                                interest and are always welcome       the month. The club’s new, active
meeting, beginning with a coffee          GATES RETIREES                      to return regularly. May is “Bring    year will begin in March and
hour, on Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in   meet the fourth Tuesday of each       a Friend Month.” As the club’s        continue though November. No
CENTERPOINT.
CENTERPOINT Following a brief           month for breakfast. Contact Irene    meeting time is early in the month,   meetings will be held in December,
business meeting dramatist              Osburn at 303-367-9728 for more       mark the first Tuesday of each        January and February.
Barbara Daubenspeak will present        information.                          month on your calendar and
a live historical vignette. The group                                         watch for details that will be          WRITER’S GROUP
will then adjourn to the WINDSOR           HORSESHOE CLUB                     posted on building bulletin boards.   meets on Mondays from 9 to 10
INN for a luncheon and installation     meets on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. Call      Call Darrel Land, chairman, for       a.m. in the ASPEN ROOM. If you
of officers. Luncheon reservations      Ted Lewis at 303-366-2259 for more    more information at 303-344-1913.     would like to have your work
at $13 each will be accepted by         information.                                                                critiqued by other writers, join
unit secretary Barbara Keinholz.                                                      SINGLES                       them. The group writes about a
                                          MARINE CORPS
                                                                              FRIENDSHIP GROUP                      wide variety of subjects and many
       COMPUTER CLUB                    LEAGUE will meet on                   will meet on Thursday, May 14, at     pieces are published in Windsor
will meet on Wednesday, May 13,         Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the     6 p.m. in CENTERPOINT WEST for        World.
at 7 p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM
                            ROOM.       ASPEN ROOM Upcoming events:
                                               ROOM.
Tami Blake, WGA Business                May 29 – Flea Market (donations
Director, will present the new and      accepted and appreciated); June                                .
improved Windsor Gardens                20 – Texas Hold-Em Poker                               TRAVEL SIMPLIFIED
website.                                Tournament; July 18 – Windsor
                                        Marines Picnic; August 28 –Golf
    DEMOCRATIC                          Tournament. Call Commandant
BOOK CLUB will meet on                  Mike Dighero at 303-367-0770 or                  With 32 years of experience in
Saturday, May 16, from 2 p.m. to 4      Barry Georgopulos at 303-360-6302                the industry, we make your travel
p.m. at the home of Dot Sobol, 615      with any questions about the                     dreams a reality.
S. Alton Way, #8B. The club will        league or the meetings. Once a
discuss “American Lion: Andrew          Marine – Always a Marine –                       Call today for your free brochure!
Jackson in the White House” by          Semper Fidelis                                   Group Tours: 303-337-7488
John Meacham and examine                                                                 Independent Travel: 303-337-1422
Jackson’s strengths and failings.          MEN’S CLUB will meet                          or www.specialtytours.com
RSVP by calling Dot at 303-363-         Saturday, May 9. Coffee and
                                        donuts will be served between 9                    Pick-up & Drop-off at Windsor Gardens
9515 or Georgia at 303-341-4153.
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                                         Library Notes
   Bayada                        Check out the new books at the
                                 Windsor Gardens Library.
                                                                         • ”Fatally Flaky” by Diane Mott      • ”The Second Opinion” by
                                                                           Davidson                             Michael Palmer
   Nurses...                     • “First Family” by David
                                                                         • ”Lethal Legacy” Linda
                                                                           Fairstein
                                                                                                              • ”Handle With Care” by Jodi
                                                                                                                Picoult
                                   Baldacci
 The Trusted Name                                                        • ”Deadlock” by Iris Johansen        • ”The Geometry of Sisters” by
                                 • ”Death of a Witch” by M.C.
                                                                         • ”True Detective” by Jonathan         Luanne Rice
 in Home Care for                  Beaton
                                                                           Kellerman                          • ”Look Again” by Lisa
                                 • ”Just Take My Heart” by Mary
   Over 30 Years!                                                        • ”Running Hot” by Jayne Ann           Scottoline
                                   Higgins Clark
                                                                           Krentz                             • ”Loitering With Intent” Stuart
                                 • ”Long Lost” by Harlan Coben
                                                                                                                Woods

                                                            2009 SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
                                 Only exercise and bridge classes, and any classes with make-up sessions, will continue through the
                                 summer. All other classes will end the last week of May and resume the first week of September.

                                                          Summer schedule effective June 1 to August 28.
                                                                                        MONDAY
                                   Water Exercises (Cowen)                                 Indoor Pool                3 to 4 PM
                                   Yoga (Hambrick)                                         CenterPoint East           9 to 10:30 AM
                                   Writer's Group                                          Aspen Room                 9 to 10 AM
                                   Pilates (MacIntire)                                     CenterPoint                5:30 to 6:30 PM
                                                                                                                      6:30 to 7:30 PM
                                                                                        TUESDAY
                                   Bridge Basics (Heitler)                                 Colorado Room              10 AM to Noon
                                   Bridge Class                                            Colorado Room              3 to 5 PM
    ●   Skilled Care—Nurses,       Bridge Duplicate Play (Heitler)                         Colorado Room              1 to 3 PM
        Therapists and MSWs        Chair Exercise (Zimmer)                                 Auditorium                 9:45 to 10:30 AM
    ●   Personal Care—Home         Jazzercise (Kempf)                                      Auditorium                 6 to 7 PM
        Health Aides, Live-Ins
        and Companions             Low Impact Aerobics (Zimmer)                            Auditorium                 9 to 9:45 AM
    ●   Skilled Visits and
                                   Water Exercises (Cowen)                                 Indoor Pool                8:30 to 9:30 AM
        Extended-Hour Care
    ●   Staff Screened                                                                WEDNESDAY
        and Fully Insured
                                   Bridge Duplicate Play (Heitler)                         Colorado Room              1 to 3 PM
    ●   RN Supervision
                                   Water Exercise (Cowen)                                  Indoor Pool                8:30 to 9:30 AM
    ●   JCAHO Accredited
                                   Strength Training                                       CenterPoint                6 to 7 PM
    ●   Medicare Certified
                                   Yoga (Hambrick)                                         Auditorium                 9 to 10:30 AM

    Call 24 Hours, 7 Days!                                                             THURSDAY
           Private Duty            Chair Exercise (Zimmer)                                 Auditorium                 9:45 to 10:30 AM
          303-333-2900
                                   Jazzercise (Kempf)                                      Auditorium                 6 to 7 PM
          Medicare Visits
          303-782-0900             Low Impact Aerobics (Zimmer)                            Auditorium                 9 to 9:45 AM
                                   Quilting (De Pasquale)                                  Colorado Room              9 AM to Noon
                                     Quilting class schedule varies, please check with Activities Office.
                                   Water Exercise (Cowen)                                  Indoor Pool                6:30 to 7:30 PM
                                                                                         FRIDAY
                                   Water Exercise (Cowen)                                  Indoor Pool                8:30 to 9:30 AM
                                   Yoga (Long)                                             Auditorium                 9 to 10:30 AM
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        CARD & GAME GROUPS
BRIDGE                                        THURSDAY
                                              THURSDAY NIGHT PARTY    PARTY        CANASTA                                 RUMMIKUB
                                          BRIDGE: This group loves bridge
   BRIDGE BASICS CLASS meets                                                          CANASTA CLUB meets every
                                                                                      CANASTA                              Group meets on the first and third
                                          and loves people. Join them
on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon                                                  Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the ALL-         Friday of each month from 1 to 4
                                                        Thursday nights in
                                                                                   PURPOSE ROOM. For more
                                                                                                 ROOM                      p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM ROOM.
                                                        the     COLORADO
                                                                                   information, call Sandra at 303-
                                                        ROOM. They start                                                   SCRABBLE
         Wii CLUB FORMING                                                          344-2099.
                                                        playing at 6:30 p.m.
                                                        Close friendships                                                  Scrabble club meets every
  Would you like to play virtual tennis, golf,                                        THURSDAY CANASTA GROUP
                                                                                      THURSDAY CANASTA
                                                        can and have been                                                  Monday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the
  baseball, bowling or boxing? Stop by the                                         meets on the 1st and 3rd
                                                        developed in the                                                   ASPEN ROOM. The group is
                                                                                   Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the ALL-
  Activities Office and sign up for the new Wii         group. Drop in any         PURPOSE ROOM  ROOM.
  Club. Games will be played at least two Fridays       week. Beginners are        Call Sara at 303-343-
  a month in the COLORADO ROOM from 1 p.m.              welcome. Bring five        0012.                      USE OF COMMUNITY ROOM
  to 4 p.m.                                             nickels. For more                                            REQUIRES YEARLY
                                                        information       call     EUCHRE
                                                                                                                        RESERVATION
                                                        Helen & Jack Kent at       Learn to play Euchre
                                          303-344-4559.                            on Mondays in the         ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS: You must make
in the COLORADO ROOM       ROOM.
                                                  TURDAY
                                               SATURDA
                                               SATURDAY NITE PARTY    PARTY        ASPEN ROOM from           reservations each year for use of the
Instruction given on basic bidding,
                                          BRIDGE meets on the 2nd and 3rd          1 to 3 p.m. For           community rooms for your group. Rooms are
play, and defense. Instructor:
                                          Saturdays of the month in the            information call Sara     reserved for groups of 12 or more. If your group
Anita Heitler.
                                          COLORADO ROOM at 7 p.m. For              at 303-343-0012.          falls below 12 we will no longer be able to
   DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mondays
   DUPLICATE BRIDGE:                      more information, call Edith at 303-                               reserve a room for your group. We apologize
                            ROOM.
at 1 p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM                                                     PINOCHLE                  for any inconvenience this may cause.
                                          343-1351.
Residents and guests are                                                               FRIDAY
                                                                                       FRIDAY NIGHT
welcome. Call Rich at 303-344-               SOCIAL BRIDGE: Tuesdays at 1
                                                     BRIDGE                        PINOCHLE at 6:30 p.m. every             always looking for additional
1729 if you need a partner.               p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM  ROOM.         week in the COLORADO ROOM ROOM.         players, feel free to join them.
                                          Come with a partner or foursome          Contact Vi at 303-366-1367.
      DUPLICATE
      DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLASS              to practice, play and have                                                       TRIPOLY
      PLAY
& PLAY : Tuesdays and                     questions answered.                          LADIES PINOCHLE is played           Players meet in the ALL-PURPOSE
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the                                                        every Thursday evening at 6:15
                                                                                                                           ROOM every Friday evening at
                 ROOM.
COLORADO ROOM A short                                                                           p.m. in the ASPEN          5:30 p.m. Call Sandra at 303-344-
lecture on various bridge topics is                                                             ROOM.
                                                                                                ROOM You do not
                                                 PING PONG PLAYERS                                                         2099 for more information.
followed by a game. All residents                                                               need a foursome to
are welcome. Call Rich at 303-344-                           UNITE!!                            play.                      WG CARD GROUP
1729 if you need a partner.                 Windsor Gardens has two new Kettler ping
                                            pong tables ready for initiation. Join other                  TUESDAY
                                                                                                          TUESDAY          Pinochle & gin rummy are played
   INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
   INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED                                                                      PINOCHLE every             daily, noon to 5 p.m., and poker is
                                            Ping Pong players on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in
           CLASS:
BRIDGE CLASS Tuesdays from 3                                                                    week at 6:30 p.m. in       played on Wednesdays, noon to 5
                                            the Ping Pong Room; Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. in the COLORADO ROOM
                            ROOM.                                                               the      COLORADO                                  ROOM.
                                                                                                                           p.m., in the CARD ROOM All
                                            in the Auditorium; Thursdays in the Ping Pong
This class requires some                                                                        ROOM.
                                                                                                ROOM              For      residents are welcome.
                                            Room; and Saturdays at 3 p.m. in the
knowledge of the basics and                                                                     information, call
                                            Auditorium when available.
introduces         students      to                                                             Howard at 303-340-
intermediate concepts of bidding.                                                               1825.

        FAITH COMMUNITIES
       CATHOLIC
       CATHOLIC MASS is                       FASHIONED
                                          OLD FASHIONED GOSPEL                         PRAYER
                                                                                       PRAYER GROUP meets for                  ROSARY GROUP meets every
celebrated every Sunday at 1 p.m.       HOUR every fourth Sunday                  Rosary from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on        Friday in the ASPEN ROOM from 10
   CENTERPOINT.
in CENTERPOINT                          evening at 5 p.m. in CENTERPOINT          Fridays in the DENVER ROOM. Call
                                                                                                        ROOM               a.m. to 11 a.m.
                                        with Dr. Everett V. Thurman.              Joan at 303-364-1307.
       CATHOLIC
       CATHOLIC MASS is                                                                                                        WINDSOR GARDENS
celebrated the 1st Friday of each                                                                                          CHURCH, an interdenominational
month at 9:30 a.m. in                                              A TIME TO PRAY
                                                                             PRAY                                          community, meets every Sunday at
               WEST.
CENTERPOINT WEST                                                                                                                         CENTERPOINT.
                                                                                                                           10:30 a.m. in CENTERPOINT
                                                                National Day of Prayer
  LADIES BIBLE STUDY meets                                                                                                     WINDSOR GARDENS
on the last Tuesday of each month         On Thursday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in CENTERPOINT WEST come and
                                          pray – silently or audibly – for those in the government, military, media,
                                                                                                                           CHURCH BIBLE STUDY takes
from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the                                                                                             place in the ALL-PURPOSE ROOM
SEWING ROOM . Call Doris at 303-          business, education, churches and our community. Everyone is
                                                                                                                           on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to
364-1045.                                 welcome. Sponsored by Windsor Gardens Church.
                                                                                                                           10:15 a.m.
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         Note
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                 Marina at 303-363-8011 (office) or        ASPEN ROOM. $40 per hour. Call
                                                                                            ROOM                               nurses offer foot care for $23 and
 offered every Wednesday and               303-263-2045 (cell) for your              Zhanna at 720-338-3821.                   fingernail care for $5 in the ASPEN
 Friday by appointment. Call Dr. Liu       appointment.                                                                        ROOM on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to
                                                                                                    EQUIPMENT:
                                                                                       MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: The                  noon. Appointments required. Call
 at 303- 819-3276.                            HEARING TESTS &                        Windsor Gardens Optimist Club             303-698-6496. Kaiser Permanente
      REFLEXOLOGY:
      REFLEXOLOGY: Hands and                            REPAIR:
                                           HEARING AID REPAIR:                       has medical equipment available
                                                                                                                               patients may call this number to
 feet treatments offered every             Bayer’s Mobile Ear Clinic provides        for residents to borrow. They have
                                                                                                                               be approved for free foot care
 Tuesday by appointment from 10            hearing tests, hearing aid repairs,       two scooters and other                    treatments. If you are a Kaiser
 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the CERAMICS            batteries and wax management.             equipment. For information call
                                                                                                                               patient and you come without
 ROOM Many different problems
 ROOM.                                     Call 303-752-7200.                        Larry McClelland at 303-364-1127          being pre-approved, you may be
 can be eliminated or relieved with                                                  or Leonard Essig at 303-344-8639.
                                                       THERAPY:
                                               MASSAGE THERAPY:                                                                subject to private pay. Bring your
 reflexology. Work is guaranteed.          Massage therapy offered every                 VISITING   NURSE                      Kaiser card and number to the
 A one hour session is $40 and a           Thursday by appointment in the            STAYWELL CLINICS: Clinic
                                                                                     STA                                       clinic.
 half hour session is $25. Call

         SERVICES & PRODUCTS PRESENTATIONS
    WHEN THE PLUMBING                      Women program. This informative               ESTATE PLANNING &
                                                                                         ESTA                                 paralegal, will discuss estate
 LEAKS: BASIC HOME AND                     program will highlight the latest         LONG      TERM        CARE/              planning basics, wills, trusts,
 BLADDER         HEALTH
                 HEALTH                    advances in bladder health and                                                     power of attorney, living wills, and
                                                                                     MEDICAID       PLANNING
                                           includes a short session on home                                                   long term care planning. If you
 MAINTENANCE: Tuesday, May                 maintenance by a master plumber.          presented by SOLEM, MACK                 plan to attend, please RSVP to 303-
 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in              Please RSVP to the Women’s                  STENHOFF, P.C.:
                                                                                     & STENHOFF, P.C.: Friday, May            761-4900. If you are unable to
 CENTERPOINT.
 CENTERPOINT Sponsored by                  Pavilion at 303-866-8600.                 15, at 10 a.m. in CENTERPOINT            attend, but would like some
 Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla                                                    WEST.
                                                                                     WEST Lance E. McKinley, Esq.,            information, please call.
 Healthcare, as part of the Spirit of                                                and Linda Moon, certified


         ANNOUNCEMENTS
   NEW SHOPPER SERVICE                       RTD GROCERY SHOPPER                        DENVER     LIBRARY                     Most items sharpened while you
    FRIDAYS:
 ON FRIDAYS: Beginning Friday,             BUS to ALBERTSONS, KING                   BOOKMOBILE: Fridays from                  wait. Paring knife $1; 5" knife $2;
 May 1, you will have the                  SOOPERS and US BANK now                   1:30 to 4 p.m. on the street in front     butcher knife $3; serrated knife $5.
 opportunity to take the bus every         makes two Thursday trips from                    AUDITORIUM.
                                                                                     of the AUDITORIUM                         Scissors $5 per pair.
 Friday to the Wal-mart and Target         Windsor Gardens due to the                                                                    REPAIR
                                                                                                                                 JEWELRY REPAIR & SALES
 stores near the Town Center at            crowded conditions we have been               ALTERATIONS SERVICE:
                                                                                           TERATIONS
                                                                                         ALTERA
                                                                                     Anna of Stitch Express, is in the         on the second Thursday of every
 Aurora and to the Sears at the            experiencing. For the first trip the
                                                                                     SEWING ROOM (2nd floor of the             month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
 Town Center. Pickups will begin at        bus will pickup at Windsor
                                                                                     Community Center) on Tuesday              CENTERPOINT Most repairs while
 9:30 a.m. with the bus using the          Gardens at 9:30 a.m. with the
                                                                                     afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.                                     $5.
                                                                                                                               you wait. Magnetic clasps are $5
 same route as the Grocery                 return pickup at 11:15 a.m. at King
 Shopper Bus does on Thursdays.            Soopers and 12:05 p.m. at                 Alterations for men and women.
                                                                                                                                 JEWELRY & GIFTS for sale
 It will travel to the Wal-mart south      Albertsons. For the second trip the       303-359-9704.
                                                                                                                               every third Tuesday in the
 of the mall, then stop at Sears at        bus will pickup at Windsor                                                                           LOBBY.
                                                                                                                               CENTERPOINT LOBBY Cards,
                                                                                         WA           BATTERY
                                                                                         WATCH BATTERY &
 the Town Center and then drop off         Gardens at 10:35 a.m. with return                                                   jewelry, miniature dolls and more
 at the Super Target north of the          pickup at King Soopers at 12:45           REPAIR on the first Friday of each
                                                                                     REPAIR
                                                                                                                               for sale.
 mall. The bus will leave Super            p.m and at Albertsons at 1 p.m.           month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
 Target at 11:20 a.m., Sears at 11:25                                                                LOBBY.
                                                                                     CENTERPOINT LOBBY Sale of                       AVON
                                                                                                                                     AVON for sale in
 a.m. and Wal-mart at 11:30 a.m.           The bus stops at the main                 watch and hearing aid batteries           CENTERPOINT on the third
                                           entrance on Clinton, continues            and repair of watch bands.                Wednesday of the month from 10
 Bus fare is $2 per person round           around on E. Center, S. Alton Way,                                                                    CENTERPOINT.
                                                                                                                               a.m. to 3 p.m. in CENTERPOINT
 trip.                                     S. Clinton, and then exits on E.             KNIFE & SCISSOR
                                           Center.                                   SHARPENING on the second
       JERRY’S NUT HOUSE:                                                            Monday of each month from 1 p.m.
 Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                             $2.
                                           Bus fare per person is $2                                          LOBBY.
                                                                                     to 4 p.m. in CENTERPOINT LOBBY.
    CENTERPOINT.
 in CENTERPOINT
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        SUPPORT GROUPS                                                                                             HOA Assessment Payment Options
                                                                                                                           ACH (Recurring Automatic Debit)
       AL-ANON: Wednesday                                      counselor with The Denver
                                                                                                            Your assessment will automatically be debited from your
evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in the                               Hospice, at 303-398-6213.
                                                                                                            checking account each month that an assessment is due.
ASPEN ROOM. For more
information call Fred or Pat at 303-
                                                                   PARKINSON’S                              If you wish to use this service, send a completed authorization
344-0715.                                                      DISEASE SUPPORT                              form and a voided check to the Association. The authorization
                                                               GROUP: 4th Tuesday of each                   form is available at www.windsorgardensdenver.org or by
    ALCOHOLICS                                                month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the           contacting the Association office.
ANONYMOUS at WG:                                              DANCE STUDIO above the
                                                                        STUDIO,                                   Online Payment Service by eCheck or Credit Card
Call Diane at 303-366-0171 or 720-                            Security Office. Take the outdoor                               (one time or recurring)
352-6123.                                                     elevator north of Security to the
                                                              second floor. Dance Studio is                 You may set up a one time or recurring payment using eCheck,
    ALZHEIMER’S                                               straight ahead. For more                      MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
DISEASE SUPPORT                                               information, call Dean at 303-340-             To     use     one    of    these      options,    go      to
GROUP: 4th Monday of every                                    3663.                                         www.windsorgardensdenver.org and sign in as a resident or go
month in the ASPEN ROOM at 6:30                                                                             to www.smartstreet.com, select “Pay Assessments” and choose
p.m. These meetings are for                                         PERIPHERAL                              either “One Time Assessment” for credit card or eCheck, or log
caregivers, family or friends who                              N E U RO PAT H Y                             in to “Recurring Assessment Payment”.
deal with the daily challenges of                              ASSOCIATION: 1st and 3rd
                                                                                                              o If you would like to set up a recurring assessment payment,
caring for someone with                                        Thursdays of every month from
                                                                                                                 you will need to obtain a login. This can easily be done by
Alzheimer’s or other dementias.                                3:30 to 5 p.m. Meetings are held at
                                                                                                                 clicking on “Register” and completing the form or by
The group provides support and                                 Christ Church Chapel in the
                                                                                                                 contacting your management company to have a login and
encouragement in a confidential                                meeting room at 690 Colorado
                                                                                                                 password assigned to you.
setting at no cost. Meet other                                 Boulevard, corner of 7th Ave. and
caregivers and learn more about                                Colorado. Parking and entrance                 o Select your homeowner’s association and follow the
the disease, care giving issues and                            are in back. For more information                instructions on the screen.
suggestions on how to take care                                call Terry Ford at 303-690-3933.              Note: There is a $9.95 transaction fee only if you pay via a
of you.                                                                                                      credit card and a maximum of $5,000 per transaction.
                                                                        STROKE
 GRIEF SUPPORT                                                 SURVIVORS: Thursdays                                                   Lockbox Service
GROUP: 2nd Tuesday of each                                     from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at             Make the check payable to your homeowner’s association and
month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the                                  Littleton Adventist Hospital, 7700 S.        write your unit number on the check. If you do not know your
ASPEN ROOM above the                                           Broadway, in the Family                      unit number, you can locate it on the upper left hand corner of
Auditorium. The next meeting will                              Conference Room, 1st floor.                  your coupon or you may call the Association office at 303-364-
be Tuesday, May 12. If you are                                                                              7485 and they will gladly give you this number.
looking for a safe and supportive                               WIDOWED MEN’S
                                                               BREAKFAST: Saturdays at                       Mail your check and coupon to the address listed on the coupon.
environment where you can talk
about the loss of your loved one                               the Village Inn at 1595 S. Colorado                               Your Bank’s Online Bill Pay
and your grief, explore ideas for                              Boulevard at 7:30 a.m. The AARP
                                                                                                            You can use your bank’s online banking bill pay service to make
coping, and journey toward                                     Widowed Person’s Service
                                                                                                            your monthly assessment payments by setting up your
healing, please come. This Denver                              sponsors the breakfasts. For more
                                                                                                            homeowner’s association as a payee. Please complete your
Hospice Grief Center facilitated                               information call Eldon Smith at 303-
                                                                                                            bill pay setup exactly as follows:
group is free with donations                                   756-0029.
welcome. For more information                                                                                 o    Payee:           Windsor Gardens Association
call Ellen Perricone, grief                                                                                   o    Address 1:       PO Box 105007
                                                                                                              o    City:            Atlanta
                                                                                                              o    State:           GA
                                                                                                              o    Zip:             30348-5007
                                                                                                              o    Account Number/Reference Number: Your unit #
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                                                      LETTERS continued from page 3

 Each of the proposed                  50’s/60’s everyone smoked. All    Enough about smoking in the        Background & Decision-making
 amendments addressed here             the men in my family smoked       President’s Pen. We know your      Process" on page 5, which
 seems designed to further             even though my mother and I       position on smoking; let’s move    addresses issues raised in the
 homogenize the population of          did not. My husband smoked        on to more important things.       above letter.]
 WG to fit someone’s image of          as well as most of our friends.
                                                                         If this doesn’t stop, the Board    Board Transparency,
 the “desirable” WG resident.
                                       Since my divorce in 1974 when     members need to rein in Dr.        Smoking Ban &
 And that is a most disturbing
                                       I started my new life, smoking    Clifford or replace him.           Windows Replacement
 sign.
                                       was banned in my home and
                                                                         Nancy Bullis                       I wish to express my full
 I just got here, but already I long   the ashtrays were thrown out.
                                                                                                            agreement with Frank & Nancy
 for a return to the wisdom and        None of my friends smoke; I do    Windows Replacement
                                                                                                            Hatch’s letter in the March
 common sense displayed by             not associate socially with       Supposed to be
                                                                                                            Windsor Life regarding Board
 the original WG founders and          smokers. I hate the smell and     Responsibility of Board
                                                                                                            transparency. I read the Board
 by their like-minded successors       more so what it does to a
                                                                         What was that piece of green       minutes online and now will
 over the past 40-some years.          person’s health.
                                                                         scrap paper that fell out of my    start posting them on our
 The injudicious wielding of
                                       It took me over three years to    payment coupons?                   building bulletin board, and I
 power to serve personal
                                       gain back a normal and healthy                                       encourage the same for the
 agendas needs to end, and                                               What is this nonsense about
                                       lung. I am a hiker and like to                                       other buildings. I have never
 thoughtfulness and fair play                                            replacing windows?
                                       snowshoe, so you can only                                            understood how the transcripts
 need to be restored to the
                                       imagine how I hated having to     According to the stack of          of the BRA meetings are
 governance at WG.
                                       put my extracurriculars on the    paperwork I received when I        faithfully posted, but not the
 Jan Sheppard                          “back burner” until I regained    bought my place, I don’t even      Board minutes. I would further
                                       my former health status. I am     own the windows ... why would      urge the Board to publish an
 [Editor's Note: Please see
                                       not about to allow smokers to     I want to replace perfectly good   agenda for upcoming meetings.
 General Manager Nancy
                                       ruin all my efforts. If they      windows that I don’t even own?     This way, residents can attend
 Barke's article, "Transparency
                                       haven’t the wisdom, self-                                            board meetings if there is
 at Windsor Gardens" on page                                             I certainly don’t have a bunch
                                       concern to reside in healthier                                       something of particular interest
 4, which addresses issues                                               of extra money lying around
                                       conditions, I don’t want to be                                       to them.
 raised in the above letter.]                                            that I don’t know what to do
                                       anywhere near them! I will not
                                                                         with. Heck, I don’t even have a    In reading the January, 2009,
 For Smoking Ban                       sacrifice my good health for
                                                                         dishwasher in my condo – if I      minutes, I was surprised at the
 Proposal                              other people’s bad habits.
                                                                         had a bunch of extra money I       number of issues the Board has
 I am all for the smoking ban.         Diane Parker                      would certainly buy a              changed or is considering
 In 1998 I acquired a constant                                           dishwasher!                        changing without resident input.
                                       Against Smoking Ban
 coughing that sometimes would                                                                              Such as now requiring all lanai
                                       Proposal                          If you expect me to replace
 leave me in sweat and tears it                                                                             enclosures be the more
 was so intense. By April, 1999        Let me try and get a clear idea   windows that Windsor Gardens       expensive white vinyl rather
 I had major surgery removing          on what is going on with the      owns ... what’s next? Maybe I      than the option of aluminum.
 a small portion of my left lung;      smoking ban issue.                should be expected to replace      And “sliding glass doors not be
 benign spots due to second-                                             the downspout outside that is      allowed on the first floor on the
                                       You sent out a survey and         loose and rusty? Maybe I           outer lanai but that the ones
 hand smoke. Growing up in the
                                       received a response of 159 for    should be expected to replace      that are already in place are
                                       and 210 against the smoking       the crooked sidewalk outside       grandfathered in”.
                                       policy. Now the Board is          the front door!
                                       considering an amendment to                                          Even more disturbing was
                                       the Declarations on a smoking     Really now, I think you board      Windsor Gardens push to ban
                                       ban.                              members are pushing us just a      smoking. “The elimination of all
                                                                         little too far. If you want my     smoking in Windsor Gardens
                                       Even though only 15% voted,       windows replaced, YOU              residential units” is how it was
                                       it has already been decided we    replace them at your own           phrased in the minutes. As
                                       are against the smoking ban.      expense. I sure as heck am not     suggested, Dr. Clifford wrote a
                                       Why are you considering an        going to!                          piece in the Windsor Life giving
                                       amendment when it has                                                the history and evils of tobacco.
                                       already been decided on? I        Melanie Dexter
                                                                                                            In the board meeting, it was
                                       didn’t see an amendment on        [Editor's Note: Please see         suggested there should be a
                                       the dog park issue.               General Manager Nancy              reminder about fires from
                                       This one man vendetta by Nate     Barke's article, "Window
                                                                         Replacement Requirement:                              LETTERS
                                       Clifford has got to stop.                                                     continued on page 24
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 24                                                                                                                                        2009
                                               TRANSPARENCY continued from page 4

 particular proceedings or             No rule or regulation of the      Run for the Board                     disenfranchised, but this is what
 matters from public disclosure;.      board or any committee                                                  they are charged to do, and they
                                                                         Windsor Gardens is considered
                                       thereof shall be adopted during                                         take the responsibility they have
 E.      Any matter the                                                  to be a “large scale” community
                                       an executive session. A rule                                            for the community very seriously.
 disclosure of which would                                               association and the business of
                                       or regulation may be validly                                            Do you have what it takes to
 constitute an unwarranted                                               the association is not dissimilar
                                       adopted only during a regular                                           make the difficult decisions about
 invasion of individual privacy.                                         to that of a small city. There are
                                       or special meeting or after the                                         protecting, preserving and
                                                                         around 55 full time employees
 Prior to the time the members         body goes back into regular                                             enhancing the property? If you
                                                                         and another 45 part time
 of the executive board or any         session following an executive                                          think you have the “right stuff,”
                                                                         employees who keep this large
 committee thereof convene in          session. The minutes of all                                             there is a Board election coming
                                                                         and complex machine humming
 executive session, the chair of       meetings at which an executive                                          up in October. We would love to
                                                                         along. The Board of Directors
 the body shall announce the           session was held shall indicate                                         have you step up and participate.
                                                                         sets the policy as well as the tone
 general matter of discussion as       that an executive session was                                           Watch for more articles about
                                                                         for the community. It’s not an
 enumerated above.                     held and the general subject                                            running for the Board in
                                                                         easy job to respond to one group
                                       matter of the executive                                                 upcoming issues of Windsor
                                                                         without another group feeling
                                       session.                                                                Life.

                                    EXPAND THE COMMON ELEMENTS continued from page 7

Windsor Life as we go forward
                                      should advocate for your           opportunities for people to be        consider asking yourself these
with articles about the
                                      position. This is not something    heard on the issues that are          questions:
proposed amendments to the
                                      that has to divide the             important to them.
Declaration.                                                                                                   Is this amendment right and
                                      community. Rather, it can bring
                                                                         Decision By Vote                      reasonable?
Educate Yourself                      the community together as we
                                      discuss these important issues     Ultimately the community will         Will the passage of this
Please take time to familiarize
                                      in a civil way. We will not all    have the final say on all of these    amendment      make  the
yourself with the proposed
                                      agree on every issue. One          amendments. Each one of the           community better?
amendments          to     the
                                      person’s protection is another     four amendments will either
Declaration. Ask your friends                                                                                  Is this the best thing for the
                                      person’s restriction.              have the needed 51%
and neighbors to read Windsor                                                                                  majority of the people who live
                                                                         affirmative votes to pass or not
Life so that everybody can be         Public Meetings                                                          here?
                                                                         – these decisions will be made
involved in the process and
                                      As we go forward there will be     by your votes. You might
discuss the pros and cons of
                                      public     meetings      and
the amendments. You can and

                                                    LETTERS continued from page 23

cigarette smoking. In the small       such an irresponsible policy,         4.             Association            Unit; (c) the maintenance
amount of digging I did, I            you open the Association – and        Maintenance. The Board of             and repair of periodic
discovered there have been            all of us to a lawsuit I believe      Directors of the Association          cleaning of assigned
more fires and smoke damage           you would lose. Oh, by the way,       shall    determine      the           (Limited Common Element)
from stoves – either forgotten        I do not smoke and don’t allow        specifications, scope,
                                                                                                               This clearly states, the
food left on the stovetops or         folks to smoke in my place –          extent,      nature     and
                                                                                                               Association is responsible for
ovens not turned off. I hope you      but I’m the property owner, and       parameters of all of the
                                                                                                               replacing our windows.
do not suggest we remove the          get to make that rule.                Association’s maintenance
stoves from Windsor Gardens!                                                responsibilities.       The        Kathi Anderson
                                      In the new HOA fee notification
                                                                            Association shall be
The bottom line is: tobacco           (thank you for keeping the fee                                           [Editor's Note: Please see
                                                                            responsible for: (a) the
(although it may be a nasty           down!), a green piece of paper                                           General Manager Nancy
                                                                            i m p r o v e m e n t ,
habit,     unhealthy        and       fell out, reminding everyone the                                         Barke's article, "Transparency
                                                                            maintenance,        repair,
unpopular) is a legal substance       windows need to be replaced                                              at Windsor Gardens" on page
                                                                            upkeep and reconstruction,
in this country. Secondly, I do       by December, 2009. Is the                                                4, and her article, "Window
                                                                            and replacement of the
not think any member of               Association paying for this                                              Replacement Requirement:
                                                                            Common Elements; (b) the
Windsor Gardens board, staff,         requirement? The Windsor                                                 Background & Decision-
                                                                            i m p r o v e m e n t ,
security or maintenance crew          Garden’s Declaration, section                                            making Process" on page 5,
                                                                            maintenance,        repair,
has the authority to enter any        below printed form the website                                           which address issues raised in
                                                                            upkeep and reconstruction,
of our residences without our         as of today, states:                                                     the above letter.]
                                                                            and replacement of the
permission, so how will you
                                                                            windows and screens of a
enforce this policy? By passing
Windsor                                                                                                      Page
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          KING CROSSWORD                                            CLASSIFIEDS
                                            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 RENT
                                            LARGE 1800 SQ. FT. 3 bdr., 2 ba, separate dining room,
                                            remodeled kitchen, 2nd floor of 2 story bldg., 2 garages 1 yr. lease
                                            $1,400/mo. + deposit Linda 303-340-1638.
                                                                    HOMES FOR SALE
                                            Condo for Sale! 3 Flr-2bd/2ba-1200 sq.ft.,Kitchen
                                                               rd

                                            Remodel,Oversized/Updated Guest Bath w/Dbl Vanity
                                            Amy & Scott Grossman, Transition Specialists-RE/MAX
                                            Call 303-941-9436 or email amygrossman@remax.net.
                                                                     ITEMS FOR SALE
                                            HATS beautifully designed crocheted hats, ear warmers, Felted
                                            purses. Great gifts. Dorothy 720-849-0428.
                                            PARK FOREST NEIGHBORHOOD-wide garage sale, May 2-3, 9AM-
                                            3PM.
                                                                     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 303-
                                            662-8107.
                                            REMODELING? FOR EXPERT WORK (cleanliness), call Michael
                                            Cox, 303-921-0435. Submitted by grateful customers. Call them at
                                            720-277-3644.
                                            HELP IS MOMENTS AWAY-40 year old female. Experienced Care
                                            Giver by the hour or per visit. Can shop, clean, run errands or any
                                            other duties. References available. Live 2 minutes from Windsor
                                            Gardens. Call Louise at 720-309-2185.
                                            TRUSTED COMPANION CARE-Companionship, Housekeeping,
                                            Personal Care, Medication, Walking Assistance. Reasonable Rates
                                            & “Seniors-Men Only” Call 303-364-1173.
                                            APT CLEANING-PERSONAL CARE, Quality Service, Med Certified,
                                            CPR/First Aid, Reasonable Rates, Ref. Pat 303-368-4078 (leave msg).
                                            PIANO TEACHER – Have you been neglecting your piano lately?...Or
                                            worse, depriving yourself of the enjoyment and personal satisfaction
                                            that comes from the musical learning challenges and fun of playing
                                            your piano? No need to fret! There is a piano studio in your
                                            neighborhood – near Monaco and Alameda. Programs for adults and
                                            children. Call Carol at 303-388-9948.
                                            LICENSED IN-HOME MASSAGE THERAPIST specializing in senior
                                            massage, 17 years experience (references available). For
                                            appointments call Susie at 720-859-0328.
                                            HOUSECLEANING - $12/hr. once/twice month. Ref avail 20 years
                                            exp. Susan 720-482-1920.
                                            “WE LOVE TO CLEAN” Mother & Daughter Dream Team Cleaning
                                            Service. Honest & Dependable. Please call Crystal, Connie or Betty
                                            for other listed services 720-447-4718.
                      Answers on page 23.
                                            LET KATHY DO IT. Condo Cleaning. Non-Smoker. 303-216-0282.
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 26                                                                                                                                              2009

                                                           SERVICE DIRECTORY
  Air Conditioning                                       Garage Door Openers                              Home Care Services & Equipment
Air Conditioner Sales & Service                                                                           continued
                                                       GDO Dynamics
Tom Grace                                              Garage Door Openers & Parts                        Lojuanna’s Loving Care
2075 S. University #211, Denver 80210                  Scot Sturgis                                       Experienced C.N.A., Personal Caregiver
303-755-2111                                           5017 S. Gibralter Way 303-693-6894                 $ reasonable hourly rates $
  Attorney Services                                                                                       Lojuanna 720-207-7939 or 720-298-7875
                                                         Hauling Services
Martha Karnopp, Attorney at Law                                                                           Love and Care Services, Inc.
                                                       Clutter Trucker                                    Bobbi Sengenberger
I will come to you!                                    Home and Estate Clean Out Services
www.marthakarnopplaw.com                                                                                  1780 S. Bellaire St. #600, Denver 80222
                                                       www.cluttertrucker.com                             303-504-0313 ext. 11
303-766-7727                                           720-982-7856
Mallgren & Ferrell, P.C.                                                                                  LPN, C.N.A., PCPs
                                                       Haul Away Anything Anytime                         Assist w/meals, Dr. Appts, Meds, daily living
Wills, trusts, probate, real estate,                   Anywhere to Dump
powers of attorney and guardianship                                                                       Available days and overnights
                                                       30% Senior Discount                                720-366-7571
Paul Chmielewski, Esq 303-341-0700                     Rudolph 303-525-5421
                                                                                                          Private Duty, Personal & Respite Care
  Auto Repair & Services                                 Healthcare Services                              4 hrs to 24 hrs – 7 Days a Week
Jim Paris Express Tire & Auto                          Acupuncture Treatments                             Private Pay
Rod Ellis                                              Given at WG by Dr. Liu                             Mary C.N.A. 303-367-8627
10593 E. Mississippi Ave.                              Call for Appointment
303-341-4836                                                                                               Home Cleaning Services
                                                       303-819-3276
Keller’s Professional Auto Service                                                                        Comprehensive Cleaning
                                                       Ruth Kang, DDS PC                                  Detailed, deep cleaning, and/or
Courteous-Fair-Honest                                  496 S. Dayton St.
18385 E. Girard Ave.                                                                                      Bi-weekly or monthly cleaning
                                                       Denver, CO 80247                                   Annette Dotterer 720-384-5809
303-343-9200                                           303-360-5660
                                                                                                          House Keeping
  Electrical Services                                  Windsor Dental Care                                Guaranty Excellent Work, Honest,
Electrical Construction Maintenance                    Michael K Frisch DDS                               Affordable, Friendly, Ref. Avail.
Senior Discount Available                              1155 S. Havana St., #43, Aurora 80012              Cristina 720-690-1958
Licensed & Insured                                     720-213-0004
                                                                                                          Li’s House Cleaning Services
Don Nagy 303-908-5880                                   Home Care Services &                              I do a thorough job.
Professional Electrical Service                          Equipment                                        I will make sure you are happy.
Trouble Shooting is our Expertise                      24/7 BrightStar Healthcare                         Li Hardison 720-298-0384
From New Services to New Wiring                        CNAs for Housekeeping & Personal Care              Nina Cleaning
303-360-8226 or 303-668-4854                           Free RN Assessment & Windsor Discount              Very Responsible Housekeeping
  Errand Services                                      720-890-7777                                       Affordable Rates, Ref. Available.
Carol Streamer                                         Companion/Assistant                                303-847-6670
Organize your files and records                        Will help w/laundry, shopping, transportation,      Home Repair & Remodel
720-323-6838                                           errands, cooking, etc. Yrs of exp. & exc. refer.
                                                       Janet 720-329-3149                                 A Handy Bob
  Estate Sale Services                                                                                    Bob and Randy Olson
                                                       Extended Family, Inc.                              Painting, Plumbing, Tile Work
Joan Bailey                                            Asst w/Personal Care, Meds, Meal Prep
303-537-4101 or 303-204-5926                                                                              303-503-1314
                                                       Housekeeping, Laundry, Transportation
                                                                                                          Bob’s Handyman Service
  Financial Services                                   303-955-8107
                                                                                                          Handyman & Computer Services
National Senior Associates Co., LLC                    Hilde’s Helping Hand, CNA                          When you need a “Helping Hand”
8400 E. Prentice Ave., #715, Greenwood Village 80111   Hildegarde Ratliff                                 Call Bob Turra 303-750-8045
Jamie Swanbom, CSA, 303-818-1240                       725 S. Clinton Street, #13A, Denver 80247
                                                       303-366-2088                                       Eagle AV – Lucas Audio Video
Samuel L. Torrez, LUTCF, CSA, 303-818-0360
                                                                                                          HDTV Sales, delivery & installation
  Flooring                                             Home Health Care                                   DISH TV, DSL Internet & phone services
Aladdin Carpet Cleaning / Carpet Sales                 C.N.A. & Qmap certified, experienced,              Andy Lucas, 303-337-3474
“The WINDSOR Cleaner”                                  reliable, & hardworking – Eunice Munyi
                                                                                                          Emerald Home Remodel & Repair LLC
Discounted Rates                                       cirahmunyi@yahoo.com or 720-341-9191
                                                                                                          Kitchen/Bath, Elec./Plumbing, Etc.
Ron 303-690-2229                                       Le Hair Salon At Your Door                         Call and ask! Windsor references
                                                       Door to Door Service 1:00-4:30 p.m.                Larry Dotterer 720-384-5806
                                                       Appointments Welcomed
                                                       Aster 720-324-3202
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                                          SERVICE DIRECTORY             continued

Home Repair & Remodel continued              Personal Assistants                      Realtors continued
Hammer for Hire                            On the Move with Mary                      Yarbrough Realty Company
Absolute Guarantee                         Clean/Organize; Pack/Unpack; Errands       Bill Yarbrough
Marc Hufnagel 303-377-9004                 Appts. Secretarial Services. Exc. Refs.    745 S. Clinton St., #7A, Denver 80247
huffmobile@comcast.net                     303-946-1351                               303-366-4797 www.os-bo.com
Handy Danny                                Personal Assistant                           Security Systems
All Types of Home Repairs, Honest,         Shopping, packing&moving, errands          Response Link
Reliable, Reasonable, Ref. Avail.          Seminary student. Ref. available. $15hr.   24-Hour Medical Emergency Response
Danny 720-690-1958                         Nancy Niero 303-394-9025                   Live in Your Home Safer and Longer
JLVContracting Kitchen&BathRemodeling        Plumbing Services                        John Weslar 303-805-5979
Licensed, Insurance & References
                                           A-1 Plumbing Co.                             Transportation
No down payment Guaranteed Workmanship
                                           Since 1948                                 Chad’s Transportation Service
Free Estimates Contact Jim@303-517-0439
                                           1509 Osceola Street, Denver 80204          Doctors appointments, Errands, &
Rainbow Furniture                          303-629-0722                               Store. No wheelchairs. Low rates.
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
                                           Aurora Huddleston Plumbing, Inc.           Chad 303-810-3954
Proceeds Donated for Student
                                           2380 Dayton Street                         Limo - DIA & More
Scholarships
                                           303-344-4400                               Bob Feder
Bill 720-234-1122
                                           Bell Plumbing & Heating Company            303-343-4747
  Lanai Enclosures                         Plumbing, Cooling, Bath Remodel              Window Cleaning
Champion Window Co. of Denver              2150 S. Abilene Street, Aurora 80014
10000 E. 45th Avenue, Denver 80238         303-757-5661                               Twin Pines Window Cleaning
303-375-0745                                                                          Bob Starr
                                             Realtors                                 303-329-8205
Grande Vista, Inc.
                                           Cherry Creek Properties, LLC                 Window Fashion
Enclosed Lanais, Windows & Doors
                                           Trudy Benedict 303-506-0328
1550 Larimer St., #454, Denver 80202                                                  Darnell Designs
                                           Jackie Benedict 303-956-3773
Carlos Perez 303-777-4500                                                             Draperies/Window Coverings/Carpet
                                           Coldwell Banker, Bob White
  Moving Companies                         9385 E. Center Ave, #9A, Denver 80247
                                                                                      Decorating Problems Solved/WG Discount
                                                                                      Jan Darnell 665 S. Clinton 720-334-6957
2 Men with Big Hearts Moving & Storage     720-989-7290
5203 Lincoln St., Denver 80216                                                        Home Decor, Window Fashion, Blinds
                                           Home Real Estate, Shirley Shideler
Carol Allen 303-292-9200                                                              Cleaning & Repair, and New Sales
                                           Welcome Home!
                                                                                      754 S. Mobile St., Aurora 80017
City & State Movers                        9320 E. Center Ave. #9A, Denver 80247
                                                                                      Terry Gent 303-696-2015
Aurora / Denver CO                         303-503-0745 shideler3@gmail.com
Larry Sanders                                                                          Window Installation and
                                           Park Place Real Estate
303-696-6900                               Diane Zimmerman
                                                                                      Repair
Johnson Storage & Moving                   6901 E. Vassar Ave 303-756-5056            Champion Window Co. of Denver
Johnson United Van Lines                                                              10000 E. 45th Avenue, Denver 80238
                                           Prestige Real Estate Group, LLC
7009 S. Jordan Road, Centennial 80112                                                 303-375-0745
                                           Marshall Evilsizer
Greg Kiehm 720-394-5429                    303-799-9898                               Grande Vista, Inc.
  Painting                                 Re/Max of Cherry Creek, Dan Braun
                                                                                      Windows, Doors & Enclosed Lanais
                                                                                      1550 Larimer St., #454, Denver 80202
High Plains Restoration & Repair           1873 S. Bellaire Street #700
                                                                                      Carlos Perez 303-777-4500
Paint-Drywall Repair-Handyman              Denver 80222
Complete Remodeling                        303-883-5881
Dennis White 303-726-3225
                                           Re/Max Southeast, Amy Grossman,
Jake’s Painting & Drywall Work             SRES                                         Would you like to see your
Also Repair Work-Handyman                  3600 Yosemite, Suite 150, Denver 80237
30 years experience                        www.wgdenvercondos.com                            business or service
303-781-6849 (H) or 720-206-5955 (C)       amygrossman@remax.net 303-941-9436
Purcell Painting, Inc.                     RLO Realty
                                                                                         advertised in our Service
Father & Son owned & operated              Chad Barlow
Over 20 years experience
                                                                                                   Directory?
                                           chadbarlow@gmail.com
303-617-0917                               720-422-1979                                Call 303-364-7485 for more
                                                                                                  information.
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