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New officers installed† † † † †The installation of 13 newly elected officers of the†AARP Black Forest Chapter # 1100†took†place Jan. 13 at the regular†monthly meeting.†Jeremiah Mora, the†associate state director/community outreach for AARP†Colorado, conducted the ceremony.†The officers will serve†the†chapter†for the 2016 calendar year. The†usual potluck luncheon and business meeting followed†the installation of†officers.† † † † ††The Black Forest†Chapter meets the second Wednesday of most months in the Fellowship Hall†of†the†Black Forest Lutheran Church in Black Forest.†All ages are invited to join.†Dues are $10†annually.†For more†information on the chapter and its activities, contact Chuck at 719-749-9227 or†visit†http://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.comSave a lifeThe annual Black Forest AARP chapter-sponsored Stroke and Heart Attack Identification Training and Response class will be conducted from 9:30 ñ 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Black Forest Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Assistant Chief Jim Rebiski of the Black Forest Fire and Rescue will conduct this training. The training is FREE and open to the public. What you do for a family member or a friend in this kind of emergency could save their life.††††††††Assistant Chief Jim Rebiski will also provide a program at the Feb. 10 chapter meeting. This new presentation, titled Home Safety, is specifically designed around the Black Forest and rural type environment. The public is also invited to attend the meeting, which begins at noon at the Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church.†If you have questions, contact Gwen at 719-495-2176.Driversí safety courseThe Black Forest AARP Chapter will host a driverís safety training session from 12:45 ñ 5 p.m. March 17 at the Fellowship Hall of the Black Forest Lutheran Church. A valuable review of new Colorado motor vehicle laws and old ones will be provided. Most auto insurance providers give a discount for individuals who have taken this course in the last three years. For reservations, the cost of the training materials and more information, contact Stephen at 719-597-5683.Scholarships availableAre you a high school senior with plans to attend college or vocational school? Do you need help with tuition? Do you live in the Black Forest community? If so, the Black Forest Educational Opportunity Foundation is looking for you.The Educational Opportunity Foundation is a Black Forest community-based organization established to help local high school seniors achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance. For 50 years, the EOF, local businesses and residents of Black Forest have provided academic and vocational scholarships to many young members of our community. Thanks to our generous supporters, we are ready to do it again in 2016.The EOF is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year. An application form, a list of requirements, and instructions can be found on the website at The deadline for applications is March 7.Senior SocialNo fees, no dues, no obligations! A monthly informal occasion for seniors is the no fee event. They meet in the Black Forest Lutheran Church†Fellowship Hall at 12455 Black Forest Road in Black Forest.This informal group gathers from 1 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month to have fun,†socialize, play games, work on hobbies or to simply sit and talk about ìwhatever.î †Light refreshments†are always available.† † The Black Forest AARP Chapter and the Black Forest Lutheran Church†have sponsored this community service for the past four years. †All are invited to come and participate†with the group. For more information contact Lavonne at 719-494-1276.

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