Ramblings of a Rambler – Nov. 2019

Hi Prime Timers! Deb and I took a few days and traveled back East to visit family and friends. We flew into Boston to spend time with our youngest son John and his partner YQ. We’ve been traveling to Boston…

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Medicare Launches Red Hand Symbol Citing Nursing Home Abuse

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Placing a family member in a nursing home is often fraught with fear, concern over care that will be provided, and safety.  Family members who are placed in a nursing home are…

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Creative Eldering: Could My Pain Be From Fibromyalgia?

Could My Pain Be From Fibromyalgia? Well it might be. The classic description of fibromyalgia is unexplained burning pain, a deep aching or even a throbbing character of the pain. Do you have pronounced fatigue, sleep difficulties, intolerance to cold,…

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3 Reasons Why Social Security Is Important For Women

In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement.

Social Security Helps Veterans And Active Duty Military Members

Every year on Veterans Day, our nation honors the people who risk their lives to protect our country. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families.

MHP Partners with Superior, Lafayette and Erie Law Enforcement to Expand EDGE Program

Mental Health Partners (MHP) is pleased announce its role in facilitating the expansion of “Early Diversion, Get Engaged” (EDGE) to three additional Boulder County communities – Superior, Lafayette and Erie. EDGE is a law enforcement and behavioral health co-response program that…

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Silver Bell Ball to Raise Funds for Children Facing Trauma, Abuse or Neglect

DENVER, Colo. – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading provider of clinical treatment for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect, announced the date of its annual Silver Bell Ball. The fundraising gala…

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Mental Health First Aid classes offered in Jefferson County

By Ashleigh Phillips, Aging Well Behavioral Health Chair ~ Aging sometimes has its challenges – for some people, the senior years are the best time of their lives.  For others, the changes in getting older may be stressful.  An individual…

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Medicines and Cognitive Impairment

One of the hardest things I’ve found about being a pharmacist is controlling my tendency to be nosey about medications. I don’t look in anyone’s medicine cabinet, but I am always ready to ask, “… and what medicines are you…

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Free Rides for Aurora Older Adults

Challenged with Transportation Options? Seniors’ Resource Center along with The City of Aurora and DRCOG is providing free personal rides for adults 60+ to the hairdresser, bank, library and other personal needs at no cost. Drivers will pick you up…

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Unlock Money for the Holidays

By Jim Doyle ~ It’s November—already. Every year I’m surprised by how quickly the holiday season arrives. This time of year is filled with food, memories, and my favorite, the Christmas light displays! It can be an expensive—and certainly stressful—time…

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The Mindful Path

By Marilyn Halpern ~ Perhaps November is the best month to amble onto the mindful path.  Many credit Jon Kabat-Zinn a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for popularizing mindfulness.  He defines mindfulness as “the…

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Managing your Medications: Raising Awareness about Polypharmacy

By Brian A. Hemstreet, PharmD Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Professor CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ~ As patients age, often there are situations where multiple medications are prescribed for several different health conditions. The multiple…

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West Side Live! Presents… Great Music on the West Side of Town

Are you looking for an evening of music and don’t want to drive into Denver?   Have you heard of Westside Live! Presents… ?   Our goal is to make music and the performing arts accessible to people from all…

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Senior Planet Center’s Grand Opening in Denver Ushers In A New Era for Older Adults in Colorado

Denver, Colo.  –  Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Planet Center in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood.  The center will provide a home for dozens of free programs and courses for people over 60,…

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