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315,000-square-foot Adams County Human Services Center Set to Open in September

The new, state-of-the-art Pete Mirelez Human Services Center, currently under construction at 11860 Pecos Street, Westminster, is scheduled to open in early September. The consolidated agencies, including the Human Services Building, Children & Family Center, Workforce & Business Center (the Aurora Workforce & Business Center and limited workforce program services at the Adams County Government […]

Everyone, Everything, Everywhere

~ By By Jessica Edgar ~ In our world today, there are many organizations and groups and efforts in finding cures for diseases. Every one of them is fully appreciated and have hundreds to millions of dollars donated or invested or raised through various fundraising efforts to help find cures. Every day they get closer. […]

Plan to attend Colorado Senior Lobby’s Summer Social on Friday, August 18th

Colorado Senior Lobby’s Summer Social is on Friday, August 18th from 8:30 to Noon at Covenant Village of Colorado located at 9151 Yarrow St. in Westminster. The event will be in the Smith Fellowship Hall. This event is FREE and includes continental breakfast. You do not have to be a senior to attend. All ages […]

Ramblings of a Rambler

~ By Bill Watson ~ I appreciate the difference between you and me. We are all different, whether it be our size, age, color or our difference in our beliefs. It’s just my opinion but I think that’s what makes our country special. The United States of America is a grand melting pot and every […]

Mandatory Medicare Cuts Loom Making Care for Beneficiaries More Difficult

~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO. – Repealing an unelected, unaccountable federal bureaucratic panel – which could institute drastic, arbitrary Medicare cuts this spring – is a priority for Colorado Medicare beneficiaries including seniors and people with disabilities. Despite the sharp partisan divide in Washington over the shape of healthcare policy, eliminating this […]

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 […]

No-Cost Programs for Hearing Loss

For those of you who have a slight to severe hearing loss a Captioned Telephone (CapTel) can be a game changer. If you have a hard time understanding what is being said on the phone, you can have a free CapTel for your home. These are phones that write out word-for-word what is being said […]

Staying Hydrated This Summer

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ It is summer in Colorado and as temperatures soar, it is a good time to be reminded of the importance of hydration. Dehydration can occur when the amount of water consumed is less than the amount of water leaving our bodies. Many of us think of the importance of […]

Timeshare Resale Scams – Be protected by using these tips from the Colorado Division of Real Estate

The Division of Real Estate has received multiple calls regarding what appears to be timeshare scams targeting Colorado consumers, real estate brokers, and out-of-state consumers. In the current version of the scam, timeshare owners are cold-called, mailed or emailed solicitations from an unlicensed business entity purporting to be a full service property management company, real […]

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.