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New scorecard shows where Colorado needs improvement for older adults, disabled

But pace of change must accelerate to meet demographic demands ~ Denver, Colo. – Colorado ranks No. 8 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in […]

Sensory Engagement: Montessori Activities Program for Alzheimer’s Participants

Denver, Colorado – Sensory Outings Company announces a new Alzheimer’s program called “Sensory Engagement.” Sensory Engagement is an one-hour Montessori activities program for groups of early to late stage Alzheimer’s participants. We visit assisted living facilities with memory care, residential memory care homes, and family homes from Longmont (north) to Castle Rock (south). Sensory Engagement […]

75 Year-Old Graduate Motivated To Help Others Realize Their Potential

Oldest Student to Graduate From the Colorado Film School at the Community College of Aurora ~ Aurora, CO –  Roland Alarid became the oldest to graduate with the 2016-2017 class from the Community College of Aurora when he graduated on Saturday, May 6 at Magness Arena. At 75 years young, he began taking classes in […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – June 2017

~ By Doris Beaver ~ Today’s column continues with the actions taken by Governor Hickenlooper on legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session. Senate Bill 17-087, postponed indefinitely on February 23rd, SB 087 would have modified sentencing of sex offenders by giving the courts discretion to choose between the indeterminate sentence or a determinate sentence […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – May 2017

Even though adjournment day for the 2017 Colorado General Assembly is fast approaching, legislators still have a great deal of work to do with many, many pieces of legislation awaiting their first committee hearing. House bill 17-1264: Alternatives to nursing facility care have long-been favored by those providing services to persons age 55 or older. […]

Baby Boomers Pave the Way for Changing the “Later Years”

~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO – Ever thought you might want to xeriscape your yard to reduce maintenance in your later years, save a few bucks on home repairs, or spend a summer being a camp host in a national park. These and many other opportunities such as learning how to download […]

Adams County Board of Commissioners Encourages Inspection of Oil and Gas Wells

In light of the recent Firestone tragedy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Great Western Oil & Gas Company are taking proactive measures to ensure public safety by shutting in and inspecting several oil and gas wells in the area.

AutismOne 2017 Conference – Recovering Children from Autism!

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address Colorado Springs, CO – Is Autism Recovery Possible? Yes! Recovery from autism is possible. Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public, and most of our medical community are still unaware that this is even possible. It is becoming increasingly clear that many children diagnosed […]

Help Reduce Veteran Suicides

An estimated 22 Veterans commit suicide each day in these United States and we believe that is 22 too many. Colorado has over 350,000 Veterans and Weld County over 21,000. Warriors are trained for combat, but not trained to be civilians again. There are many resources available to Veterans, but too often Veterans are still […]

New Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy

Denver, CO – For the first time, total annual payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion) in 2016, according to findings from the 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. The report was released today by the Alzheimer’s Association. In Colorado, it is estimated […]

WWII 10th Mountain Division Victories Honored Through Ski-In

Over one-hundred 10th Mountain Division personnel, veterans, and descendants recently participated in the 10th Mountain Division’s annual Ski-In, an event that pays tribute to the WWII 10th Mountain Division’s Riva Ridge and Mount Belvedere victories in the Italian theater during WWII. These two victories helped accelerate the war’s end in Europe. The week-long Ski-In spanned […]

ACA Replace and Repeal – How it Will effect Medicare Beneficiaries

~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO. – In a little more than 10 years, or 2028, Medicare Part A Health Insurance Trust Fund is projected to cover about 87% of the costs for hospital care, skilled rehabilitation and home health as well as hospice care. Without changes to the payroll taxes that are […]

Meet Boomers Leading Change: Achieving Purpose Through Service

~ By Phil Nash, Executive Director ~ The baby boom generation is rewriting the script for aging. Every day, ten thousand of us turn 65. But then what? More than ever, people of so-called “retirement age” are choosing to keep on working, keep on learning, and keep on finding ways to help their communities.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – April 2017

House Bill 17-1253: The stories of elderly or at-risk persons being taken advantage of – some lose their life savings – are heart breaking and gut wrenching. HB 1253 creates the “Protection of Vulnerable Adults From Financial Exploitation Act.” The findings of the Colorado General Assembly reveal staggering statistics on this issue:

What is Neuropathy?

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ An extremely common question I get on a daily basis is “why do my feet tingle, feel numb, feel like they are burning and are painful?”  The answer is that those symptoms are common to a group of nerve disease or damage called neuropathies. Sometimes the feet may be […]