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Beacon Senior News

That crazy little thing called love

Jan 30, 2018 12:22AM ● By Cloie Sandlin

The stories in this month’s BEACON prompted a few of us in the office to take a break from putting together the February issue and reminisce about some of our early love stories—our first kiss, the day we met our significant other and the first thing we noticed about them. We’ve all been with our beaus for several years, but what’s crazy is how these moments seem to have happened just yesterday.

I’m sure most of the couples featured in this issue can relate, and they’ve been in relationships much longer than I have. What’s their advice to a long and happy marriage? Their secrets range from honesty and mutual respect to sharing a Tempur-pedic mattress. Whatever their secrets, these couples have it figured out. The stories of finding each other also show that it’s never too late for love and it can come around when you least expect it.

Love happens at the Valentine’s Dance

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s Dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be from 7-10 p.m. on February 10 in the Garden Room at the Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road. Tickets are available for only $20—a sweet deal, especially since each ticket includes two drinks from the bar. Dancers will be able to glide across the area’s largest portable wooden dance floor (even bigger this year), led by the big band melodies of Clark Gault’s Swing City Express. Hilltop’s finest chefs will be cooking up a delectable assortment of hors d’oeuvres and sweet indulgences. Call Stacey at 243-8829 to get your tickets!

BEACON Best results

Seniors favor quality products and services that make their lives easier and more enjoyable. This month, we’ve found out what seniors love as we reveal the winners of the 2018 BEACON Best Awards—a list of the most loved locales, activities and businesses voted on by BEACON readers. Read the results for Mesa County and Montrose and Delta.

Volunteer of the Year

Do you work alongside an outstanding volunteer, or has your life been touched by the efforts of one? Local organizations can show their appreciation by nominating exceptional volunteers for the BEACON’s Volunteer of the Year award. All nominees will be recognized in the March Create a Legacy insert and at BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair on Thursday, April 19. The nomination form is here.


Our annual boomer and senior fair and reader appreciation party is a whole lot of fun (and FREE)! This year’s BeaconFest will be from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. For information about being a vendor or speaker, call 243-8829 or email [email protected].