Author Archive for David Whitsel

Caring For Mom and Dad From Afar

You want to take that job in New York, but you worry about being so far from mom and dad, now that they’re over sixty. Never fear, help is here. From apps to video monitoring, it is now easier to keep tabs on elderly loved ones more than ever. Daily video monitoring A number of […]

Littleton Events – April 2018

Blue Sonnet Jazz Duo, Hear Blue Sonnet Jazz perform torch songs by great blues and jazz artists of our time, such as Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald and Bonnie Raitt. This duo showcases singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Elea Plotkin with vocalist Karen Banning. Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m.

April’s Move More Month: How to Hit Your Stride

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare ~ As winter gives way to spring, some of us Colorado residents may be emerging from a state of “seasonal sedentary syndrome.” With National Walking Day and April’s Move More Month, it’s time to lace-up those sneakers and start finding your stride.

Ramblings of a Rambler – April 2018

~ By Bill Watson, Publisher, Prime Time For Seniors ~ Happy Spring Prime Timers! Everything will soon be in bloom and growing. What a wonderful time of year! My wife Deb and I really enjoyed meeting folks at the Day at the Capitol and Senior Connection events held last month. It’s always fun to get […]

Creating Community, Independence, A Way of Life!

~ By Jessica Edgar,  Prime Time For Seniors ~ Last we spoke with Gary Sobol, his Foundations Exercise Class for People with Parkinson’s spanned 15 states with over 560 certified trainers. His class is now being offered in 23 states (60 cities) with over 2800 participants. The goal is to have a presence in every […]

GZ Sobol Parkinson’s Network

~ By Jessica Edgar,  Prime Time For Seniors ~ Michael Gardner practiced law for 40+ years in Washington D.C., was an ambassador under Reagan in 1982, and currently runs a nonprofit group that trains women and men from developing countries in communication and technology. Michael retired in 2016 and moved to Boulder, CO. His nonprofit […]

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Reveals Sharp Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence, Deaths and Costs of Care

71,000 Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s ~ Denver [March 20, 2018] – For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the United States will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars ($277 billion), which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to […]

Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s — June 16

Spring is here, which means it’s bicycling season in Colorado. On Saturday, June 16, hundreds of cyclists and their supporters will gather in Lone Tree’s Sweetwater Park for the ninth annual Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s charity ride and expo. “P4P” gives 100% of the money raised to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and […]

13th annual Caregiving Symposium Coming in May

~ By Juliette Jonjak Kershner ~ Caregivers are often so busy it can be challenging for them to get out and explore all the available resources in their community. At the same time, it’s hard to know where to turn for education and wisdom on caregiving, and learn about new technologies or programs that have […]

Mountain Senior Scene

Mountain Hardy Seniors ~ By Serene Karplus ~ At age 75, Bonnie lived in a small cabin in the forest. A minimalist, she hauled water in on a sled, chopped firewood for her stove, and enjoyed a few hours a day of solar panel electricity. She had no phone and no car. When she needed […]

Remodel for Life-Long Independence

~ By Tom Boone, Aging Well Housing Workgroup Chair ~ If you are considering remodeling your home, you are not alone. Home-improvement spending among homeowners age 55 and over, according to a report issued by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, is currently at record levels and is projected to increase by […]

AARP: PERA bill doesn’t provide the right solutions

Senate Bill 18-200 would make it harder for older Coloradans to make ends meet AARP believes Americans are faced with a crisis in achieving adequate and secure retirement income, and SB-200, as written, is not the answer for the Public Employee’s Retirement Association.

Creative Eldering: Divine Energy: The Chakras

The word chakra comes from the Sanskrit word for “wheel.” It is believed that the human body has seven major chakras, each consisting of energy localized in your physical body and coinciding with different levels of your spine, usually in conjunction with one of your major organs. Each of the seven chakras also correlates to […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – April 2018

~ By Doris Beaver ~ “In federal fiscal year 2016, over ten thousand people died waiting to be approved for federal disability benefits,” – a statistic that should haunt every legislator in this country. House Bill 18-1192: The “maze” of paperwork for those in need of federal disability benefits can be daunting and downright frustrating […]

The Tech Trek Comes to Salute to Creative Aging May 12

~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO – Smart phones, smart cars, smart TVs, robots to clean your kitchen. Technology is taking over America. And then there are remote locking doors, security cameras for safety, GPS systems to track our location. And now there is the cat that purrs, turns over and asks you […]