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Respite Care: A Break from Caregiving

By Meghan Kluth, Jeffco “Aging Well Project” Caregiver & Supportive Services Team Member and Program Director at Colorado Respite Coalition ~ November is National Family Caregivers Month. The 2018 theme is Supercharge Your Caregiving! Finding resources is crucial for caregivers to keep themselves healthy and supported. Respite care, a short break from caregiving, is one […]

The Denver Inner City Parish is Growing with Recent Wave of Support

Denver Inner City Parish Ready to Fulfill Community Commitment ~ DENVER – For the more than half-century-old nonprofit, the Denver Inner City Parish (The Parish) has carried a tradition of providing a variety of basic human services to West Denver resident’s with dignity and respect. On Friday October 12, 2018 the organization elected a […]

Aspirin Update

By Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, FAPhA ~ There are drugs in use today which are older than aspirin, but not very many. Part of the reason that aspirin is still around is that its use has continued to evolve over the years. But recently the benefits and risks of aspirin have been re-evaluated […]

League of Women Voters Denver Presents: Use-of-Force in Denver Law Enforcement: The Issues and the Reforms

According to the Campaign Zero Use of Force Project, only 9 of the 100 largest American cities’ police departments did not kill anyone in 2015 or 2016. Unfortunately, Denver was not one of those nine. Police killed over 600 people in America in the first seven months of 2016, with black people three times more […]

The High Cost of Prescription Drugs

As I meet with Medicare age people, one of the main concerns is their Prescription Drug Coverage. There are concerns of high monthly premiums, meeting the deductible, expensive co-pays, Part D Penalty and the infamous “donut-hole”.

New Survey Reveals 73 Percent of People who Participate in Network Marketing Opportunities Lose Money or Make No Money

AARP Foundation Launches Consumer Education Campaign Revealing the Risks and Rewards of Multilevel Marketing ~ WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2018) – Among the more than 20 million Americans who participate or have participated in multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, 90 percent say they got involved to make money. However, nearly half (47 percent) lose money and a quarter […]

Remember When Thanksgiving Was Giving Thanks

By John Turek ~ Let me digress! I’m a professional mall Santa Clause (more about this in Prime Time for Seniors December issue). So, before you know it I will be sitting in my big chair for the opening of Santa Land. Retail store windows are festive with Christmas displays and posters offering special holiday discount […]

Denver Launches Vision Zero Community Program to Promote Safer City Streets

DENVER – The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and Denver Public Works today announced the launch of the Vision Zero Community Program, the next step in the five-year Denver Vision Zero Action Plan started in 2015 to set the City and County of Denver on a well-defined path toward achieving zero traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Become a Contestant in the 2019 Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant

It’s about time you do something for YOU!! If you are 60 years of age or older and you feel you need a new lease on life or a new commitment, and want to be a part of something wonderful, become a contestant in the 2019 Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant to be held May […]

Weld County Senior Law Day

On October 5, 2018 , Weld County will host its annual Senior Law Day with doors opening at 7:30 am. This event will be held at Island Grove Event Center Conference Rooms at 425 N. 15th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631.  A suggested donation of $5 can be mailed to Senior Law Day—Weld County, PO Box 336213, […]

There’s A monster Loose On Main Street

True story . . I was raised in the village of Clarkston, Michigan, population nine hundred residents. A rural setting surrounded by prosperous farms with lush orchards growing cherries, apples and peaches. My children enjoyed their early years here in a near ideal place at an ideal time to raise a family. The 1960’s were […]

Join AARP for its Be the Difference tour

AARP to visit Aurora and Pueblo to engage the community in a dialogue about its legislative priorities for older adults and their families ~ Now, more than ever, we must put pressure on our state and federal representatives to ensure our leaders act in favor of older adults and their families. Come hear about what […]

Meals On Wheels America to Support Older Adults and Their Pets

Much-Needed Funding Helps Keep Colorado Seniors and Their Pets Together Thornton, Colorado, August, 2018 – The Senior Hub’s Companion Care Program is proud to announce that it has received a $2500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its senior pet care program through the Homecare Program. Funding will be used to provide food, […]

Challenges in Finding Housing Supports in Jefferson County

By Maureen McDevitt, Co-Chair Jefferson County Aging Well Housing Workgroup ~ Did you know that “Based on a U.S. average of 100, Jefferson County scores a 128.41” and “Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference?2” If you are one of the people impacted by the raising costs of housing, you are […]

Get Ready for the November Elections!

10 Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums  Denver Decides, a consortium composed of the League of Women Voters of Denver, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation and Denver 8 TV, will once again hold candidate and ballot issue forums for the upcoming November 2018 election.  Forums can be viewed live on Denver 8 TV at the times listed below.  They can also […]