Health

The Mindful Path: Independence from Clutter

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau Independence Day offers an opportunity to reflect on how clutter is impacting our lives.  Clutter in our homes can cause an increase in cognitive overload and can reduce our working memory.  For good reason, home organizer, Teri Watson encourages her clients to “resist […]

Safe & Healthy in the summer sun!

By Nutrition Services staff, Volunteers of America ~ After being stuck indoors enduring frigid winter weather, it’s summer! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the activities you love. But just like anything, we can get too much of a good thing, like too much sun. As we get older our skin becomes more delicate and […]

Coping Tips to Keep Seniors Mentally Healthy during Extended COVID-19

(FAIRFIELD, CT) – May 13, 2020 – A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 45 percent of all adults believe the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on their mental health.  In addition, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are dealing with some level […]

Creative Eldering: Your small intestine

Your small intestine may be “small” in diameter, but it certainly is long in length.  The diameter of your small intestine is about the size of your middle finger.  Your small intestine is probably 20 to 25 feet long (6.096-7.62 meters). Your small intestine, sometimes called small bowel, has three main segments.  These are the […]

Community Reach Center launches free Warm Line and COVID-19 Heroes Program

(May 7, 2020 – Westminster, Colorado) Community Reach Center will begin providing free call-in support on May 8.  People who are feeling anxious, depressed, not sleeping well, beginning to abuse substances or experiencing strains on relationships due to the stress of COVID-19 can call 720-262-3312 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Mental health professionals will be […]

ASHA Offers Guidance for Those Sheltering at Home With Swallowing Disorders

Known as Dysphagia, Swallowing Problems Are Common in Stroke Survivors and Older Americans—and Can Lead to Rehospitalization ~ With more than half of stroke survivors experiencing swallowing disorders known as dysphagia—and some treatment sessions with speech-language pathologists (SLPs) disrupted by COVID-19—the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging people with these disorders to take continued steps to promote their recovery; […]

The Mindful Path – Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.  – Viktor Frankl On June 20, we will celebrate the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.  On this day, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts an international fundraiser to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s by celebrating the light of […]

Working at Home a Pain in Your Neck? Try These Posture and Ergonomic Tips

Arlington, Va. —  With so many people working from home these days to maintain social distancing from their colleagues, many are developing musculoskeletal pain. Improving posture and ergonomics is a proactive way to take care of your body while working remotely, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

“Meet” your therapist via Telehealth

Community Reach Center continues to serve the community ~ (Westminster, CO) Behavioral health therapies most always take place face- to-face in a therapist’s office or healthcare facility. Reason being that when the therapist and client are together in the same room, it allows for optimal communication. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, most therapy sessions […]

Mental Health Partners Distributes Mental Health Packet, Highlights COVID-19 Community Resources

In addition to serving as the safety net provider for mental health and addiction recovery services in Boulder and Broomfield counties, Mental Health Partners (MHP) also fills the role as an expert resource for issues relating to mental wellbeing and the path to recovery. During these uncertain and anxious times, it is more important than […]

Emergency mental health care provided round the clock

Community Reach Center reminds the public that the Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) center at 2551 W. 84th Ave. in Westminster is open 24/7. The Behavioral Health Urgent Care team is comprised of trained mental health professionals available 24/7 to help individuals of all ages who are experiencing: thoughts of suicide, depression, overwhelming feelings of stress, […]

COVID-19 and Hearing Loss in Adults: Strategies at Home

ASHA Offers Tips for Maintaining Hearing Aids, Improving Listening Success (ROCKVILLE, Md. – April 17, 2020) For the nearly 38 million American adults who have hearing loss, sheltering in place may bring on some daily difficulties—especially if they have limited access to audiology services due to office closures.

Everyday Immune Booster: Sleep

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ “A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures for anything” – Irish Proverb Building a strong immune system is on everyone’s mind with the global emergence of the novel coronavirus. A concept to understand is that daily lifestyle choices can be the most powerful medicine […]

The Mindful Path – Nurture Nature

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.  – E.O. Wilson This past month has offered new and often unwanted experiences for all of us.  Feelings of isolation, fear and loneliness have settled on our world in an unprecedented manner. Fortunately, May offers the promise of fresh air, […]

Mental Health Partners Distributes Mental Health Packet, Highlights COVID-19 Community Resources

In addition to serving as the safety net provider for mental health and addiction recovery services in Boulder and Broomfield counties, Mental Health Partners (MHP) also fills the role as an expert resource for issues relating to mental wellbeing and the path to recovery. During these uncertain and anxious times, it is more important than […]


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