Centennial news in a hurry


Relay for Life needs volunteers

A Relay Rally, at 1 p.m. May 19 at CB & Potts at 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. in Greenwood Village, aims to drum up volunteers for Relay for Life. Learn more about the Relay For Life of Centennial/DTC and how the funds helped 565 cancer patients in Arapahoe County last year.

Attendees can sign up for the June 21-22 event, which will be held at Newton Middle School, 4001 E. Arapahoe Road in Centennial. A guest speaker will discuss how the American Cancer Society is helping save more lives faster. For more information, visit www.centennialrelay.com.

Election panel has vacancies

The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on its Election Commission. The Election Commission is an advisory board that assists the designated election official upon request, recommends redistricting and establishes election policies.

Terms are for a three-year period. Meetings take place quarterly on the fourth Tuesday evening or on an as-needed basis at the Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road in Centennial. Applications may be obtained online at www.centennialcolorado.com, or call 303-754-3302.

More help for county vets

Local troops returning seeking federal benefits will find more help in the Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office. The Board of County Commissioners has appointed Tim Westphal as assistant county veterans service officer — a new role created and approved in the county’s 2013 budget. Westphal is charged with helping veterans identify and file for VA benefits such as those for service-connected disabilities, pensions, burial benefits, health care and education.

Arapahoe County is home to more than 50,000 veterans, 40,000 dependents and 15,000 active military members. Veterans in need of assistance should call 303-738-8045 or visit the Veterans Service Office at 1690 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 103, Littleton.

Hearing center opens

Sound Relief Hearing Center has opened a new office in Centennial at 15450 E. Orchard Road. The center specializes in tinnitus — ringing in the ears — and offers a full range of preventative and diagnostic hearing services.

With offices in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, the Sound Relief Hearing Center is a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated audiology practice that offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing care services, including tinnitus testing and treatment, hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aid sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. Dr. Julie Prutsman, who leads the practice’s audiologist team with her mother Karen Swensson, founded the center. For more information, call 720-344-7600 or visit www.YourEarDoc.com.

Senior moving seminar set

Holly Creek Retirement Community will host a “Moving Tips for Seniors” seminar and lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 15. Senior move specialists Sharon Kaplan and Gail Whitman will share tips and advice to help seniors plan, organize and downsize for a move.

The program will look at what items to keep, what should go to family, what to donate and what to throw away. The event is free and open to the public. Holly Creek is located at 5500 E. Peakview Ave. in Centennial. Call 720-266-5611 to reserve a seat.


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