Author Archive for David Whitsel

Colorado Senior Softball Readies for 2018 Season

The Colorado Senior Softball Association (CSSA) held a Board of Directors meeting in late January to begin preparations for the 2018 season, which will start play or regular scheduled games in mid-April.  The Spring Managers Meeting will be held in early March. CSSA is a nonprofit organization that organizes and manages a softball league as […]

Happy 100th Birthday

Dorothy Baldwin celebrated her 100th Birthday on Dec. 5th at Highland Trail Independent Retirement Community in Broomfield. A party was held in honor of this momentous occasion with family, friends and staff at Highland Trail in attendance . Also, as part of the celebration, singer/songwriter Scott Buckley provided the music.

Ramblings of a Rambler – Jan. 2018

~ By Bill Watson, Publisher ~ Hi Prime Timers, we hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season!! Well its 2018, wow! A New Year full of promise and hope. We wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous year. To those dealing with illness, sorrow or adversity, we wish you strength, hope and peace of mind. […]

2018 Colorado Legislative Preview

The legislative session for 2018 will commence on January 10, 2018. Everyone comes with an agenda. But in the end it is about allocation of resources. As the Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) approaches the session, we will be evaluating all submitted legislation to determine the impact on seniors and the services they rely on.

Holocaust Survivor Paula Burger Speaks for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

DENVER, CO – Paula Burger, a World War II Holocaust survivor, will speak about her remarkable journey of survival on Wednesday, January 24 from 5:45 – 7:00pm at Kavod Senior Life in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (officially January 27).

Group offers opportunities to connect in the new year

Many people take advantage of the new year to launch new projects. If you’re thinking of new projects beyond cleaning out the basement to helping your community, then Boomers Leading Change can help you make that happen. Boomers Leading Change mobilizes, connects and empowers Adults 50+ to utilize their skills, experience, passion and energy to […]

Putting the power back in your hands: DURA helps local homeowners with emergency home repairs

~ By Taryn Lewis, DURA Housing Manager ~ When it rains, it pours. And then you learn you need a new roof. As a substitute teacher, Kay earns a living one day at a time. So when a pair of bad dentures required her to take time off from work, money was tight. Kay was […]

New Lifelong Learning Campus Opening in Aurora

Aurora-area older adults with a desire to learn are getting a new resource to pursue their passion. A leading lifelong learning program based at the University of Denver that provides academic courses to people 50 and over throughout the great Denver area is opening a campus in Aurora for its spring term that begins April […]

Creative Eldering: Clinical Kinesiology

~ By Susan L. Levy, D.C. ~ Have you taken a moment to marvel at the finesse and beauty of the movements of Olympic figure skaters, dancers, or athletes? Kinesiology is a science that studies and analyses the biomechanics of the muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints that allow these graceful, powerful movements.

T’ai Chi and Longevity

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As I sat with Rosa Lee Floyd, a 92 year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, she broke into song, “We Shall Overcome” and began to describe her remarkable life which included many years of service as a missionary in Africa, Deaconess of her church as well as playing a part […]

Adams County Commissioners Unanimously Adopt $468 Million Budget for 2018

The Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2018 Adams County budget at public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Top priorities in the 2018 budget – set at $468,379,584, a 3.8% increase from 2017 – focus on education and economic prosperity, creating a high-performing and fiscally sustainable government, improving quality of life, providing safe and reliable […]

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Adams County, Colo. – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public of scams that occur this time of the year. We have again received several reports of a jury duty phone scam, similar to the IRS scam. Scammers are calling from a spoof caller ID system to make it look like […]

Treating Hearing Health for Better Overall Health

~ By Nadine Dehgan ~ Ignoring or not treating a hearing loss may seriously harm one’s overall health. Treating hearing loss can decrease the risk of acquiring other serious medical conditions. Cardiovascular Disease: Heart health and hearing health are linked, both positively and negatively. A healthier cardiovascular system results in improved auditory systems, according to […]

2017 Top Investor Threats

~ By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ Every year securities regulators across the country take stock of the frauds and scams that are most prevalent among our cases. This helps us do our job more effectively, but it’s a good practice for investors to read up on the biggest threats in the market as […]

Understanding Risk

~ By Herb White, CFP, MBA ~ Few terms in personal finance are as important, or used as frequently, as “risk.” Nevertheless, few terms are as imprecisely defined. Generally, when financial advisors or the media talk about investment risk, their focus is on the historical price volatility of the asset or investment under discussion.