Author Archive for David Whitsel

Colorado has a new Ms. Colorado Senior American 2017 – Ms. Jeannine Montgomerie

Congratulations, Ms. Jeannine Montgomerie, of Aurora, who was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America 2017 at the Pageant held on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Lakewood Cultural Art Center.  This marked the 23rd Anniversary of the annual pageant, created to give honor to women who have reached the age of elegance, 60+ years of age.  This […]

Adult Coloring Book: The Rocky Mountains released by local Colorado artist/author

EAST MONTPELIER, VT—Green Frog Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of the Adult Coloring Book: The Rocky Mountains by artist and author Ross Kirkham. The Rocky Mountains is a set of twenty distinctive, hand-drawn illustrations based on Ross’s favorite venues in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains (along with directions to artistic destinations). Lose yourself in these […]

Dementia and the Living Environment: How Much Does It Matter?

I have been a nurse for 14 years, and through my experience as a Clinical Director in a Memory Care community, I have found my passion and my gift. Along the way, I have met the most amazing people and am very grateful and humbled that I am able to care for, comfort, and love […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – May 2017

Even though adjournment day for the 2017 Colorado General Assembly is fast approaching, legislators still have a great deal of work to do with many, many pieces of legislation awaiting their first committee hearing. House bill 17-1264: Alternatives to nursing facility care have long-been favored by those providing services to persons age 55 or older. […]

Baby Boomers Pave the Way for Changing the “Later Years”

~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO – Ever thought you might want to xeriscape your yard to reduce maintenance in your later years, save a few bucks on home repairs, or spend a summer being a camp host in a national park. These and many other opportunities such as learning how to download […]

Adams County Board of Commissioners Encourages Inspection of Oil and Gas Wells

In light of the recent Firestone tragedy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Great Western Oil & Gas Company are taking proactive measures to ensure public safety by shutting in and inspecting several oil and gas wells in the area.

AutismOne 2017 Conference – Recovering Children from Autism!

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address Colorado Springs, CO – Is Autism Recovery Possible? Yes! Recovery from autism is possible. Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public, and most of our medical community are still unaware that this is even possible. It is becoming increasingly clear that many children diagnosed […]

A World Full of Dandelions

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Curious are the little yellow flowers popping up in lawns everywhere known as dandelions. For some, they are a nasty invasive weed. For others, they are a valuable medicinal herb. To many children of the world, they hold the power of granting wishes when the seeds are blown into […]

Are Robo-Advisers in Your Future

~ By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ It seems every day there is some new business that takes advantage of technology. Want a taxi? Use the internet on your phone to get an Uber driver to pick you up. Need a hotel room? Rent someone’s house on a web site through Airbnb. Owe your […]

Retirement and You: Answers to Your Top Financial Concerns

~ By Herb White, MBA, CFP ~ The word retirement likely brings up all sorts of questions related to your finances. For example, what is an RMD? Simply put, if you have taxable accounts, such as a traditional IRA, a 401(k), 403(b), or 457 plan, you will have to start taking annual Required Minimum Distributions […]

Colorado End Of Life Options Act

~ By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~ Colorado voters approved the End of Life Options Act which is also referred to as the medical aid-in-dying law in 2016 which will become effective upon Proclamation of the Governor. This law enables your doctor to prescribe medication for you to bring about your own death. To exercise […]

Choosing a Trustee or Personal Representative at Your Death

~ By Carol Johnson, JD ~ Do you have a trusted family member or friend who will act as your Personal Representative or Trustee at your death? If you do, you are lucky, because many people struggle with this decision because the trusted friend has predeceased or there is family discord as a result of […]

Adams County Sets Seven Town Hall Meetings for 2017

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has set dates for seven town hall meetings, including two telephone town halls, in 2017. The meetings are open to all county residents. The first of the meetings will be a telephone town hall on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. Visit to sign up to receive a […]

Creative Eldering: Build Your Niche

~ By Susan L. Levy, D.C. ~ Have you ever considered your importance in the ways of the world? Perhaps it’s time to think about how your life thus far has contributed to the spectrum of human experience.

Who Is A Hero?

~ By Darlene Franklin ~ Who is a hero? What makes a hero? I never saw myself in that light until I faced my own hero’s challenge. I had to battle back from a month-long hospitalization. I had never fully recovered from the crippling weakness and arthritis which had led to my moving to a […]