Author Archive for David Whitsel

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School to host annual 5K

All proceeds benefit students ~ Join us for the third annual Peter and Paul 5K Run & Walk and Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Wheat Ridge. Official welcome begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race sets off at 9 a.m. The Pete and Paul 5K Run & Walk is USA Track and Field […]

Join AARP for its Be the Difference tour

AARP to visit Aurora and Pueblo to engage the community in a dialogue about its legislative priorities for older adults and their families ~ Now, more than ever, we must put pressure on our state and federal representatives to ensure our leaders act in favor of older adults and their families. Come hear about what […]

Ramblings of a Ramber – Sept. 2018

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time For Seniors ~ Hi Prime Timers! As of this writing it’s been reported that Senator John McCain has passed away. It’s a sad day for our country. Sen. McCain spent six of his eight decades serving our country. His life story is remarkable. From POW in the Vietnam War […]

Creative Eldering: Unfriendly Energy: Electromagnetic Pollution

All around you are invisible electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s). This errant energy stems from your televisions, computers, Wi-Fi routers, cable boxes, radios, microwave ovens, cell phones, and other common household items. Though the energy is invisible, it is not harmless, in fact, many studies show that this electromagnetic pollution may be carcinogenic.

Do you have low bone mass? Are you a woman interested in bone health?

New CU study focuses on understanding whether adding DHEA to exercise can improve bone density and muscle strength in older women with low bone density. University of Colorado College of Nursing Associate Professor, Catherine Jankowski, is leading the DAMES study, a five-year study that will look at how boosting naturally declining levels of the hormone […]

Medicare Matters to All of Us

With the arrival of fall, Medicare beneficiaries must consider which Medicare Supplemental Plan to sign up for. The air waves are blanketed with advertisements to get our attention and our mail boxes may also be filled with flyers and letters about choices to consider. Seminars are offered and one must make a decision to stay […]

‘Use It or Lose It’: The Importance of Strength Training for Seniors

By Sandra Crews, Health Strategist, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ When Patrick Mulqueen retired in 2011 at the age of 62, he found that his more relaxed schedule came with an unwelcome side effect that’s all too familiar to retirees: weight gain. No longer walking daily for his outdoor sales job, he began packing on the […]

Meals On Wheels America to Support Older Adults and Their Pets

Much-Needed Funding Helps Keep Colorado Seniors and Their Pets Together Thornton, Colorado, August, 2018 – The Senior Hub’s Companion Care Program is proud to announce that it has received a $2500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its senior pet care program through the Homecare Program. Funding will be used to provide food, […]

Roosevelt’s Truth Telling Law

By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ These days there is a lot of talk about regulation of the financial sector. Is the system rigged in favor of “Wall Street,” requiring a makeover of regulations to rein them back in. Or is there bureaucratic overreach, too much government regulation that stifles job creation. In light […]

The Thinkers

By Darlene Franklin ~ As a baby boomer, the revolution that rocked America in the 1960s rubbed off on me. Not everyone agreed with what I considered absolute truth, and I wanted to know why. The answer began in the past. A survey of our great philotophers pointed to the downward spiral.

Protecting the Client

By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~ “Can I get a power of attorney for my parent?” People call my office and ask this question quite often, so my assistant asked me to write an article about the issues involved in answering this question. We don’t know if your parent wants to appoint you to act […]

How Social Security Defines Disability

By Josh Weller, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist ~ Disability affects millions of Americans, in one form or another. Social Security is here to help you and your family, but there are strict criteria for meeting the definition of disability. The definition of disability under Social Security is also different than it is for other […]

Live Your Best Retirement

If you have paid off your home and have no mortgage, you have done well and should feel proud of your accomplishment. It took faithfulness and sacrifice to achieve that mile marker. Your home is likely your greatest asset, and yet the money that is in the home, your equity, is tied up with no […]

Challenges in Finding Housing Supports in Jefferson County

By Maureen McDevitt, Co-Chair Jefferson County Aging Well Housing Workgroup ~ Did you know that “Based on a U.S. average of 100, Jefferson County scores a 128.41” and “Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference?2” If you are one of the people impacted by the raising costs of housing, you are […]

Get Ready for the November Elections!

10 Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums  Denver Decides, a consortium composed of the League of Women Voters of Denver, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation and Denver 8 TV, will once again hold candidate and ballot issue forums for the upcoming November 2018 election.  Forums can be viewed live on Denver 8 TV at the times listed below.  They can also […]