Author Archive for David Whitsel

Highland Recreation Center Joins Fitness Locations Nationwide to Celebrate National SilverSneakers Week

For the past 25 years, SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading older adult fitness program, has transformed the lives of millions of Americans through health, fitness and camaraderie. To celebrate this momentous occasion, SilverSneakers will be hosting an event for employees and local members as part of National SilverSneakers Week (Oct. 23-27). Hundreds of participating fitness locations […]

Discover Options and Solutions for the next stage of life!

Are you confused and overwhelmed by the thought of moving? Discover the many options and solutions for the next stage of your life! Attend this informative seminar and receive a FREE copy of “Moving in the Right Direction”, the Senior’s guide to Moving and Downsizing by Bruce Nemovitz.

Aurora 50+ Activities – Oct. 2017

ARTS & CRAFTS Art of Writing Explore writing strategies & sharpen your creative writing skills. 235532     Thu., Sept. 8-29,   1-3 p.m.   $39 ($30 Resident) Color Pencil Technique Study the principles of color pencil. This class is beginner-friendly. 235588     Fri., Sept. 9-Oct. 14   10 a.m.-noon   $59 ($45 Resident)

Ramblings of a Rambler – Oct. 2017

~ By Bill Watson, Publisher ~ Hi Prime Timers! We hope you had a wonderful summer. Fall is here along with all the wonderful fall happenings. Personally, I enjoy the local farms and the bounty of their harvest. I’ve become addicted to roasted chilies. We have a family tradition of stuffing long hot peppers with […]

Flash Freeze Grabs Attention of RiNO Area Visitors

Denver — Senior Corps volunteers, ages 55 and better, devote thousands of hours every year to helping children meet literacy goals. On Friday, just before Labor Day weekend, those volunteers took to the streets near Larimer and 27th to promote the cause they hold dearly. “Every child deserves the attention necessary to learn to read […]

Be The Astronaut Exhibit to Appear at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Museum guests will fly spacecraft, pilot rovers and more during this one-of-a-kind exhibition opening October 1 Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) enthusiastically announces the arrival of Be The Astronaut, an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery. Developed with assistance from NASA’s Langley Research Facility, Be […]

International Hearing Dog, Inc. Announces 1300th Hearing Dog Placement

Hearing Dog, Scruffy, to be placed in Wichita Falls, Texas in September Denver, Colo. – International Hearing Dog, Inc. announced that Hearing Dog Scruffy will be the 1300th Hearing Dog placed by the organization over 38 years. Scruffy was rescued from a high kill shelter in New Mexico in late September 2016. He was chosen […]

Potential Risks of Double Dosing This Cold & Flu Season

It has been estimated that 50 million Americans use medicines containing acetaminophen each week; it is the most common drug ingredient in America.[1]In fact, more than 500 over-the-counter (OTC)(e.g., Tylenol¨, Theraflu¨, DayQuilª/NyQuilª) and prescription(e.g., Percocet, Vicodin) medicines contain acetaminophen. However, people may not be aware how prevalent acetaminophen is in both OTC and prescription medicines, […]

Creative Eldering: Inflammation: The Anti-Youthing Agent

Modern research is still in the process of connecting all of the dots between excess inflammation and numerous disease processes such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, neurological diseases including dementia and even cancer, but it is already widely accepted that the presence of excessive inflammation in your body is problematic. In some cases, inflammation is […]

Demystifying Energy Medicine

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Many people adhere to a Newtonian worldview and to the tenet that seeing is believing. Quantum Physics is turning that belief flipside and shows us that believing is seeing. Studies show that on a quantum level, an observer can affect what is reality. In other words, consciousness creates reality. […]

Betting on the Future with Bitcoin

~ By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ You may have heard about bitcoins and be wondering what they are, or you may know what they are and wonder if they might make a good investment. Let me answer the second question first: Are they good investments? The simple answer is NO! Well, if you […]

Six Keys to More Successful Investing

~ By Herb White, CFP, MBA ~ A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully.

Community Health Classes Offered in October

COAW, the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, is offering community health classes that begin in October. Register at the contacts listed. COAW is a nonprofit organization that provides health and wellness leader trainings, community health classes and falls prevention screenings throughout Colorado to assist individuals and communities in achieving better health. For more information, contact […]

Free Flu Shots

HealthSET and Centura Health offering Free Flu shots. The free flu shot clinics provide protection against three different flu strains, as opposed to the one-strain version you may find at your local pharmacy. This three-strain vaccination is ideal for older adults, those with compromised immune systems, they are available to any adult over the age […]

Nobel Laureate Advocates Reverse Mortgages

~ By Jim Doyle ~ Robert Merton is a distinguished professor of economics at M.I.T. who won the Nobel Prize in 1997. He also looks to reverse mortgages as a good way to fund longevity in an effort to improve retirement income security. Merton states that “one must pay for their consumption both during their […]