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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 […]

Excitement is building for Senior Day at The Capitol, March 15th

Attend in Person or Watch the Event ‘Live’ Colorado Senior Lobby is working with Metro State University and their student media production program to live stream Senior Day at the Capitol from the Old Supreme Court Chambers on March 15, 2017 starting at 9AM using our YouTube Channel.

African-Americans at Highest Risk for Alzheimer’s

One of the noted scientists whose accomplishments are being celebrated during Black History Month, African-American physician Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller was among the pioneering researchers who worked with Dr. Alois Alzheimer on the disease later named after Dr. Alzheimer.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Contributes $325,000 for New Health & Wellness Center at Kavod Senior Life

DENVER, CO – In April 2017, Kavod Senior Life will open the doors of a brand new, on-site Health & Wellness Center named after its most generous donor, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation provided a lead gift of $325,000 towards the project.

Gut Feelings

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As plentiful as butterflies in the stomach, metonyms abound when describing how nerves can affect our “gut feelings”. Whether it be a “knot in the stomach” while awaiting news from a doctor, or a “punch in the gut” from receiving traumatic news, these emotional triggers are known as the […]

Top Eye-Healthy Foods? Hint: Not Carrots

Nutrient-rich foods can improve eye health, follow these recommendations from the Colorado Optometric Association Denver, CO – A balanced diet is an important foundation to maintain good health, but manyAmericans don’t know what nutrients are best for their eyes, and that diet can affect your eye health and vision as you age. Dr. Sean Claflin, Colorado […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar 2017

~ By Doris Beaver ~ The 2017 General Assembly is focusing considerable attention on improving the system for Medicare and Medicaid client experiences regarding communications such as client letters and notices concerning eligibility matters, and proper billing to recipients or the estate of recipients. Senate Bill 17-121: The General Assembly declared that

AARP questions need for new meters, automatic rate hike mechanism for Xcel

Public Service Co. of Colorado, owned by Xcel Energy, is proposing a new energy initiative designed to impose significant costs on ratepayers and implement policies that are not in the best interest of consumers. Xcel also is seeking to have customers pay for a $500 million plan to install new meters on every home and […]

AARP Colorado Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Colorado Residents DENVER, COLO. — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Coloradans who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically […]

Lifelong Learners Recognized

A sea of graduates from the Kavod Academy of Lifelong Learning (KALL) received their diplomas and honors at a special graduation ceremony on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Kavod Senior Life Dining Room. The graduates are all over the age of 62 and have completed enough enrichment courses to be recognized at this commemorative […]