Author Archive for David Whitsel

Five Tips to Start Funeral Planning Conversations

By Gail Rubin, CT ~ Funeral planning is a hard conversation to start. You can only laugh in the face of death when it seems like a distant possibility. Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead – and your family can reduce stress at a time […]

Get Ready for the May Municipal Elections!

7 Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums  Denver Decides, a consortium composed of the League of Women Voters of Denver, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, Historic Denver, and Denver 8 TV, will once again hold candidate and ballot issue forums for the upcoming May 7 election.  The forums will be held in the community and also taped for later viewing on […]

Ramblings of a Rambler – Mar. 2019

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time For Seniors ~ Hi Prime Timers! Can you feel it? Neither can I. All signs point to Spring being right around the corner. The Rockies are in Arizona for Spring Training. I saw a Robin bobbing around my bare cherry tree last week and in a few week’s her […]

AARP supports importation of drugs from Canada bill

The AARP advocacy team represents more than 680,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older adults and their families, and we strongly support initiatives to lower out-of-pocket drug costs.

Blood pressure risk for African Americans poses Alzheimer’s threat

A recent research study released by Rutgers University regarding extremely high blood pressure rates among inner-city African Americans highlights concerns that this same population group is facing abnormally high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Compared to the national average, inner-city African Americans were found by Rutgers researchers to be five […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar. 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ Senate Bill 19-005: As introduced, SB 002 creates new Article 51 in Title 25 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, to be known as the “Colorado Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act” for the exclusive benefit of Colorado residents. The legislative declaration points out:

Creative Eldering – The Hidden Truth About Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease

Most people think (unfortunately have been brainwashed to think) that the secret to avoiding clogged arteries, heart attacks, and strokes is to be sure you take a statin drug every day for the rest of your life. NOT TRUE. That old outdated premise should have been thrown out decades ago.

Wonderbound Receives $10,000 Grant For Production Of Boomtown

DENVER, CO Feb. 14, 2019 – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Wonderbound for the organization’s production […]

Death and Taxes – Part 1

By Lynn Weitzel, BSN, Retired Hospice RN Case Manager ~ April 15th looms as tax day. April 16, ironically, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, designed to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. In plain language, that means you decide how you want […]

Registration open for Rocky Mountain Dementia Conference

An estimated 750 medical professionals, persons living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and early dementia, unpaid and professional caregivers will gather on Monday, April 29, for the 30th annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia, hosted by the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is now open for the one-day conference, which will be held from […]

The Choice is Yours: Choosing a Respite Care Provider

By Tia Sauceda, Seniors’ Resource Center ~ If you’re a family caregiver, you know that providing support for your loved one can feel like a full-time job. Finding a balance between caretaking and other responsibilities can be overwhelming, but with a Respite Provider, your loved one receives the care they need while giving you time […]

Resource Fair To Highlight The 30Th Salute March 2

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Gerontological Society is excited to announce the launch of a searchable website of housing and home care services that is statewide at the 30th Annual Salute. Individuals looking for services spend endless hours searching for services to help loved ones find the “right” placement or […]

Annuities and Retirement Planning

By Herb White, CFP, AIF, MBA, CLU, ChFC ~ You may have heard that IRAs and employer-sponsored plans (e.g., 401(k)s) are the best ways to invest for retirement. That’s true for many people, but what if you’ve maxed out your contributions to those accounts and want to save more? An annuity may be a good […]

Don’t Bet On the House: Avoiding Real Estate Scams

By Jillian Sarmo, Investor Education and Public Affairs Coordinator ~ Despite what some have called a “cooling effect” on the real estate market in Colorado, home sales are still booming, and as we head into the spring season, it’s worth refreshing the topic of real estate scams. Scammers are always on the hunt, and they take […]

More Baby Boomers turn to Reverse Mortgage

By Jim Doyle ~ According to a study recently released by Fannie Mae, more baby boomer retirees have mortgage debt than those retirees who were born between 1931 and 1935.