Author Archive for David Whitsel

Ramblings of a Rambler – Jan. 2019

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time For Seniors ~ Hi Prime Timers! We hope your 2018 was a good year and we wish you all a Very Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Sad to see it go but we are looking forward to 2019. My sport teams did fairly well this past year and […]

Assistance Available For High Winter Heating Costs

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO.   This is the season when many individuals face high utility costs.  Both renters and homeowners can qualify for utility assistance if the household income per month is less than $1670 ($2264 for a couple). Regardless of the amount of money that you have in resources, you are still […]

Restore Your Health: A Lifestyle Prescription

Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Each one of us is as unique as our own fingerprint. We all have different experiences, perspectives, genes, and abilities which is why the “one-size-fits-all” approach to health doesn’t work, and never will. It’s also a major reason not to set another lofty New Year’s resolution only to feel like […]

A Pain In My @**

It is a very rare person who has never experienced pain. In fact, there do exist genetic disorders in which people cannot feel pain. Research shows that individuals afflicted with these pain-free conditions actually have a predictably shorter lifespan since they are much more prone to injury and less able to determine that they are […]

Understanding the connection between frequent heartburn and cancer

By Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD ~ Almost seven in ten Denverites say they suffer from heartburn two or more times a week and 54% say they are surprised to learn that chronic heartburn can lead to a common form of esophageal cancer, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Tax Planning for Annuities

By Herb White, CFP, AIF, MBA ~ Favorable tax treatment is one of the main reasons for buying an annuity. But what exactly are the tax benefits? And are there any drawbacks? It’s important to know the answers to these questions before deciding whether to purchase an annuity.

Living Intentionally

By Darlene Franklin ~ What would you do if you knew you only had six months to live? That question confronted me during a recent close brush with death. A blood clot had formed in my lungs. I filled a tiny red notebook provided by the hospital with thoughts on how to leave nothing important […]

Denver’s Gentrification has another historic community organization in its cross hairs

Tubman Hilliard Global Academy K-8th Grade Facing Unjust Eviction by City Officials Denver, Colo., December 10 – Most kids in school, this time of year, are dreaming of winter break. Unfortunately, the staff and students of THGA are facing the end of a 25-year history of service in Denver’s inner city. Denver Housing Authority is attempting to […]

Aging Well: A Way to Ride to a Better Future?

By Dave Ruchman, Co-Chair of Local Coordinating Council serving Jefferson County ~ Many of us drive alone in a vehicle when we want to go somewhere. But what if, one day, we wake up and can no longer drive? Most seniors understand there will come a day when we can no longer drive. When the […]

Live Your Best Retirement

A friend of mine had paid off his home and had no mortgage. He felt he had done well, and he should feel proud of his accomplishment. It took faithfulness and sacrifice to achieve that mile marker. His home was his greatest asset, and yet the money that was in the home, his equity or […]

Dreamers: View the Movie and Meet the Dreamers

When noted Denver film producer Dick Alweis approached longtime League of Women Voters of Denver member Jane Wasson about his idea to film metro area Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants she was all in. This 30-minute documentary tells the story of five Dreamers who are no different from our own relatives in their […]

Stay Young at Heart: Become A Volunteer Storyteller

Most experts agree that the secret to staying mentally alert as we get older is to exercise our minds as well as our bodies. Specific tips suggest that we should:

Storyteller Training

Broomfield Spellbinders, the local chapter of the national organization that places volunteer storytellers in K-6 classrooms and senior care facilities, is training new storytellers. The series of four classes will be held February 21 and 28 and March 7 and 14 at the historic Brunner Farm House. All classes are from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. […]

Aurora Center for Active Adults – Winter 2019

COMPUTERS ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES Ages 15 & older Classes held at the Aurora Center for Active Adults

Boulder Senior Services – Jan. 2019

East Boulder Senior Center: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 – 303-441-4150 West Boulder Senior Center: 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 – 303-441-3148 Knit, Crochet, Quilt, and Hand Crafters Drop-in Class SAMPLER Course #14771 Friday, January 4 West Senior Center 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This drop-in sampler allows participants to bring questions and projects […]