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Bessie’s Hope: School-to-Career Work Force Development

Bessie’s Hope, recipient of two national awards for excellence in intergenerational work, is launching a unique initiative this fall: School-to-Career Work Force Development cultivated for Long Term Care and work with Geriatrics.

Nuclear Care Partners Sponsors Building Trades Unions Breakfast for Former Rocky Flats Workers

Denver, CO – More than 50,000 former Rocky Flats workers may qualify for medical benefits and financial compensation through the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOICPA) due to chemical or radiation exposure in the workplace. Former workers can learn more about these benefits, whether they are eligible, and spend time getting to know other […]

Dumb Friends League Opening Solutions – Veterinary Hospital

League will provide veterinary care to underserved pets in Colorado ~ DENVER, Colo. – The Dumb Friends League has announced that PetAid Animal Hospital is becoming Dumb Friends League Solutions – Veterinary Hospital. The change is expected to take place on October 1, 2018.

Vaccines Available at Medicare Monday in October

By Eileen Doherty, M.S. ~ DENVER, CO – New Medicare cards, out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, changes to disenrollment from Medicare Advantage Plans, and new guidelines for prescription drug plans concerning opioid use are among the changes that will be discussed at Medicare Monday.

Creative Eldering: Unfriendly Energy: Electromagnetic Pollution

All around you are invisible electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s). This errant energy stems from your televisions, computers, Wi-Fi routers, cable boxes, radios, microwave ovens, cell phones, and other common household items. Though the energy is invisible, it is not harmless, in fact, many studies show that this electromagnetic pollution may be carcinogenic.

Medicare Matters to All of Us

With the arrival of fall, Medicare beneficiaries must consider which Medicare Supplemental Plan to sign up for. The air waves are blanketed with advertisements to get our attention and our mail boxes may also be filled with flyers and letters about choices to consider. Seminars are offered and one must make a decision to stay […]

Colorado Air and Space Port Granted Site Operator License from Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port after a 180-day review period, the 11th such license granted in the United States. Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development.

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight Now Open at Centennial Airport

The Denver Metro Area’s most dynamic flight attraction is now open to the public Denver, CO – July 26, 2018 – With great enthusiasm, Wings Over the Rockies announces that Exploration of Flight, a unique to the nation attraction, is now open at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The 19,000 square foot Boeing Blue Sky […]

A significant win for utility consumers

Order in rate case to lower the amount Xcel can charge consumers for natural gas, a decision AARP fought for on behalf of all Coloradans The three Colorado Public Utilities Commissioners have upheld the recommended decision of Administrative Law Judge Conor Farley in the Xcel gas rate case, which lowers what the company, also known […]

Homestead Exemption Which Reduces Seniors’ Property Taxes Under Attack

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO – In 1935, Colorado voters approved the Old Age Pension with excise taxes making a minimum monthly income available to all Coloradoans age 60 and over to ensure they would have a home. Given Colorado’s long history of taking care of older persons, in 2000 Colorado voters passed the […]

Creative Eldering: Leaky Gut Syndrome

Have you been to the doctor to seek advice about a variety of symptoms? Do your symptoms appear to be unrelated? You may be suffering from leaky gut syndrome. “Leaky gut syndrome is neither a simple nor a consistently defined malady. It manifests with a jumbled variety of symptoms and conditions that vary greatly from […]

Adams County Partners with OpenGov to Increase Effectiveness and Accountability

Adams County has partnered with OpenGov, the leader in government performance management, to further increase its effectiveness and accountability with the county budget. The county’s OpenGov portal is now live and includes budget data from the past few years.

‘Heroes and Halos: A Tribute to Veterans’

Archie Manning Keynote Speaker at fundraising event for The Denver Hospice Football Great Archie Manning spoke to supporters of The Denver Hospice at its June 9 signature fundraising event — Heroes & Halos: A Tribute to Veterans. The event, held at Wings of the Rockies Air and Space Museum, honored Denver-area military veterans and their […]

ACFR breaks ground on new Station 11 at Pecos St. and 69th Ave

By Carlos A. Briano, ACFR Community Outreach Specialist ~ June 7, 2018. With fire personnel, Board of Directors, contractors, architects, and other dignitaries present, Adams County Fire Rescue broke ground today on a new fire station at the corner of Pecos St. and 69th Ave. This new building will replace Station 11, currently at 7980 Elmwood Ln. The […]

Understanding Human Service Transportation

Transportation is especially critical for older adults and people with disabilities. People typically prefer to drive themselves as possible. As one ages, this task can become more daunting, and the need for assisted transportation becomes necessary. There are about 89,500 (2016) older adults in Jefferson County who are 65 and over, which represents approximately 15 […]