Author Archive for David Whitsel

New scorecard shows where Colorado needs improvement for older adults, disabled

But pace of change must accelerate to meet demographic demands ~ Denver, Colo. – Colorado ranks No. 8 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in […]

Heart Failure Aware Seminar Planned for Friday, June 30, 2017

Denver, Colo. – Approximately 6.5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure, yet many have misunderstandings about the condition. That’s why Friday, June 30, there will be a free educational seminar, “Heart Failure Aware,” at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E Dartmouth Ave in Denver. This program will provide information to help patients and their […]

Jackson Creek Senior Living Ground Breaking Ceremony

Monument, CO – Jackson Creek Senior Living will celebrate the commencement of construction with a ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The ground breaking festivities will start at 10:00 am and the official ground breaking ceremony takes place at 11:00 am.

Boulder Will Blast Into the Past at the Ninth Annual 1940’s World War II Era Ball

Highlights Include Performance by the Legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, Reverent Boulder event brings costumes and nostalgia to the Boulder Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017 ~ DENVER – The Boulder Airport will blast into the past Saturday, June 17, 2017 with the 1940’s World War II Era Ball. In its ninth year, the large-scale charity […]

Ramblings of a Rambler – June 2017

A few weeks ago Deb and I were invited to the American Legion in Arvada by Al Jennings a veteran of WWII for the monthly meeting of Cooper’s Troopers. We did a story on Al and Don Whipple also a WWII veteran last year and we were humbled and honored to be able to talk […]

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 apps […]

Sensory Engagement: Montessori Activities Program for Alzheimer’s Participants

Denver, Colorado – Sensory Outings Company announces a new Alzheimer’s program called “Sensory Engagement.” Sensory Engagement is an one-hour Montessori activities program for groups of early to late stage Alzheimer’s participants. We visit assisted living facilities with memory care, residential memory care homes, and family homes from Longmont (north) to Castle Rock (south). Sensory Engagement […]

75 Year-Old Graduate Motivated To Help Others Realize Their Potential

Oldest Student to Graduate From the Colorado Film School at the Community College of Aurora ~ Aurora, CO –  Roland Alarid became the oldest to graduate with the 2016-2017 class from the Community College of Aurora when he graduated on Saturday, May 6 at Magness Arena. At 75 years young, he began taking classes in […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – June 2017

~ By Doris Beaver ~ Today’s column continues with the actions taken by Governor Hickenlooper on legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session. Senate Bill 17-087, postponed indefinitely on February 23rd, SB 087 would have modified sentencing of sex offenders by giving the courts discretion to choose between the indeterminate sentence or a determinate sentence […]

Take Emotions Out of Your Investment Decisions

~ By Herb White, MBA, CFP ~ Investing in the markets, like many other important decisions you make, requires you to take action based both on research and on dispassionate common sense rather than on your emotions. Common sense decisions come from thinking through the potential long-term consequences before acting. Your emotions, including fear, excitement […]

Creative Eldering: Coming to Terms

Throughout our lives, we may face unique challenges, but to have gotten this far, we can reflect on the process of achieving important milestones. As we journey toward elderhood, we can meet our personal trials with the vast amounts of wisdom we have gained throughout our lives. As wise elders, we have the advantage of […]

Essential Oils and Foot Care

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ Essential oils and the therapeutic use of, known as aromatherapy, have been used throughout history to help heal the body holistically. The field of aromatherapy has grown over the past few decades as well as all the products available on the market. Many people associate aromatherapy with fragrance and […]

Vietnam Veterans of America – South Metro Denver – Chapter 1106

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another” “That’s our motto, and as an organization, we strive to provide access to services and assistance, to as many Vietnam Era veterans as we can.” said Lee White, President of the local Chapter #1106 of Vietnam Veterans of America. “Our stated mission is to help foster, […]

This Summer Keep your Lawn and Your Banks Account Green and Healthy

~ By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ The Colorado legislature recently passed a bill making reporting of suspected elder financial exploitation mandatory for Colorado professionals who work for financial firms. If financial professionals see “red flags” of senior fraud, they now must report it to us. Regulators, law enforcement, and human services departments regularly […]

Colorado End of Life Options Act

~ By Tamra K Waltemath ~ 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 this option, […]