R-U-A PRO FITNESS Host Annual Senior Fitness Appreciation Luncheon

For the past 15 years, Rudy McClinon and his family have volunteered to help the senior community understand the importance of maintaining good physical, mental, and spiritual fitness.

On Sept. 22 at the Zion Senior Center, more than 125 of our Senior Fitness Pros from Sable Ridge Residences, Larimer Place, Dahlia Place, The Butler Sisters and Zion Senior Center were invited to enjoy a soul food luncheon in their honor prepared by Regina Jones of Dinner in a Dash and Kijana Bullock of Type 2 Delights.

Special tribute was given to several physically active older adults who were 90 years of age and older which included B. Louise Dave (91), Hannah Houston (93), Ulyssess Parker (90), Lugene Harper (96), Loleta Seymour (94), and L. Cecelia Reynolds (99). These inspirational individuals are examples of why it’s important to remain socially and physically engaged.

The Senior Fitness Pros were entertained by vocalist Linda Styles, Michael Smith and is Freestyle Urban Dancers and Charles Doss and his Let’s Start Dancing crew.

Purpose of the luncheon was to express appreciation to the class participants for their business while providing a service that is much needed to the senior community.

Editor’s note: Rudy and Elissa-Diaz McClinon are certified personal and group trainers and the owners of R-U-A PRO FITNESS LLC with over 45 years of experience with the special population. For more information, call 720-3230-2239, email ruaprofitness@gmail.com or visit www.ruaprofitness.com.


Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Announce New Board Trustee Member

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation welcomes CBS4 Denver’s Community Affairs Director, Elaine D. Torres to the Board of Trustees. Torres was named to the board in July 2017.

As CBS4 Denver’s Community Affairs Director, Torres oversees the station’s community partnerships through special events, initiatives, and other signature station events. She’s also the go-to person for the station’s sponsorships, charitable giving, and community outreach.

Along with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Torres serves on several community boards and committees, including the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, and the Denver Art Museum’s Market & Strategic Alliance Committee.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation also announces the latest awarded grants from a recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on the arts and cultural organizations that help inspire people and create and fuel an intellectual economy. The recent grants total $876,500.


Outstanding Elementary Students from Denver Public Schools to be Honored Scholars

Unlimited recognizes 18 students for academic achievement

Eighteen students from 10 different Denver Public Schools (DPS) elementary schools were honored for outstanding scholarship and academic achievement when the Cyndi Kahn and Jessica Pearson Awards were presented last month. The awards are sponsored by Scholars Unlimited, a Denver nonprofit founded by Kahn and Pearson to narrow the educational achievement gap for students from low-income backgrounds.

The awards ceremony was held at the Denver School of the Arts (DSA) in Denver.

The ceremony included a performance by DSA students, dinner and the presentation of awards.

The Cynthia C. Kahn Award for Outstanding Participation is presented to one outstanding student from each DPS elementary school that hosted Scholars Unlimited’s signature summer learning program during summer 2017. Winners have demonstrated a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, a willingness to help others, and have consistently put forth strong efforts to become better readers. Students representing Amesse, Ashley, Columbine, Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, Harrington, Oakland, Stedman, Swansea, and Whittier K-8 were presented with a certificate, books, and a $50 stipend for a college savings account.

The Jessica Pearson Award for Outstanding Achievement is presented to the student from each host DPS elementary school who made the greatest gains in reading during the 2016-2017session of Scholars Unlimited’s “Scholars After School” after-school program. Award winners attended Amesse, Ashley, Columbine, Florida Pitt Waller, Harrington, Oakland, Stedman, Swansea, and Whittier K-8. They also will receive a certificate, books, and the $50 stipend.