Ramblings of a Rambler – Dec. 2019

Hi Prime Timers! Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? It seems the older I get the faster time flies. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We had our granddaughters spend Thanksgiving night at our house…

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CBD and the elderly – what you need to know

By Maryanne Damiano-Hojnacki, FNP- BC, MSN ~ Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have infiltrated the market, including lotions, creams, smoothies, coffee and alcohol. CBD has been touted as a sleep aid, pain remedy and effective treatment for cancer-related side effects. What…

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Creative Eldering: Save Your Skin

Your skin is quite remarkable. Most people never stop to think about how incredible it is. The surface area of your skin is approximately 21 square feet (2 square meters) and contributes about 15 percent (or about 9 pounds) of…

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Gratitude: The Gift of Being Present

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The holiday season can be a wonderful time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, but it can also be a source of much added stress. You may be fretting about any number…

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Make Your Wishes Clear While You Are Well

By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. To all of you who have read my articles, I hope my articles have given you food for thought. To all of you who have become my clients, thank…

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Brothers Redevelopment and Jefferson County partner to offer residents home repairs and modifications at no or low cost

EDGEWATER – Snowy days and colder temperatures have arrived! With wintry weather upon us, Jeffco residents are fortunate that trusted housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. and Jefferson County have joined forces to give homeowners a helping hand.

Congress: End Surprise Billing While Protecting Colorado Seniors

By Ken Jenson, Owner Amada Senior Care ~ For seniors, accessing the healthcare services and treatments on which they rely can be an overwhelming task fraught with obstacles ranging from mobility and transportation issues to fixed incomes and high prescription…

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Mental Health Colorado promotes a “Miami Model” for decriminalizing mental illness

Diversion initiative allowed Miami to close a jail, save taxpayers millions, and get care to those in need ~ DENVER — Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, is looking at Miami as a model for keeping…

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New AARP Report on Caregiving: Expert Sources Available

Two acclaimed experts are available to comment on it ~ Donna Thomson and Zachary White, Ph.D., are experts on family caregiving and co-authors of The Unexpected Journey of Caring:  The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver. 

Top Ten Sites Of Social Security For 2019

We provide our online services to improve our service to you. Here are our top 10 websites of 2019:

The Mindful Path – Spark Joy

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW ~ The greatest gift this holiday season originated in Ancient India and has been re-gifted millions of times.  The gift of being in the present may be our greatest present. Mindfulness allows us to slow our…

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SSA and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams—in which fraudulent…

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More People Eligible for Assistance with High Utility Bills

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO.   Annually, people struggle with paying for high utility charges throughout the winter months, especially heating costs.  Colorado policy makers are hoping to bring relief to more Coloradoans this year. The Low Income Energy Assistance…

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How to Help Avoid the Flu

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ A sore throat. A headache. Body aches. A persistent cough. We’ve all had those symptoms and it’s easy to immediately chalk it up to a common cold. But what if…

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Veterans Service Office Partners with Department of Veterans Affairs for Unique Pilot Program

The Adams County Veterans Service Office and the Denver Vet Center—part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—have teamed up for a unique pilot program. “This collaboration is a wonderful service for our community,” says Steve O’Dorisio, Chair, Adams County…

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