Ramblings of a Rambler – May 2021

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers! May is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to puttering around in my backyard and anticipating the growth of the vegetation we will be planting in the…

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Smartphone Accessibility Features for Older Adults

By Patrick Baker ~ Last year, AARP said that smartphones were the most purchased item among those surveyed. Adoption of mobile technology among older adults has increased during the pandemic. However, the standard setup for nearly all smartphones does not…

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#BoulderStrong Community Resource Center

DENVER, CO – April 22, 2021 – King Soopers today announced that the #BoulderStrong  Community Resource Center at 603 S. Broadway will continue to support the needs of our  associates, families, survivors and the community affected by the recent Boulder,…

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Navigating through One Month of Grief, Trauma in Boulder

Mental Health Partners Continues to Provide Support for Hope, Healing ~ A month ago, our Boulder community experienced significant grief, trauma, shock, and loss  following the Table Mesa Incident. The psychological trauma stemming from that Incident can  manifest itself in…

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Staying Healthy and Active through Storytelling

Storytelling is a way to do something fun, interesting, and worthwhile to keep seniors engaged and active.  The World Health Organization defines Healthy Aging as “the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age”.

Housing – A Pressing Problem For Colorado Seniors

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, Colo. – Housing is expensive, especially for low income individuals, but for middle income individuals as well.  Rent, mortgage payments, taxes, utilities, and maintenance of a home or apartment are costly.

Living Wills

The Living Will is also referred to as the Advance Directive for Medical/Surgical Treatment. This advance directive allows adults who have decisional capacity to set forth their written decisions as to the acceptance or rejection of life-sustaining procedures if at…

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Boost Your Budget

Last week, Benefits in Action (BIA) took part in the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Boost Your Budget week to help community members make better use of their monthly budgets. During the event, we took live calls from individuals and…

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Community Safety & Well-Being Department Launches Tool Shed Program

The Adams County Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Department has created a new program for residents in unincorporated Adams County. The Tool Shed program aids residents in beautifying their yards and neighborhoods.

New Effort to Help Denver Adults Living with Sensory Loss

Local Resources Designed to Help Denver Seniors Living with Impaired Senses ~ DENVER, CO – [April. 22, 2021] – 83 percent of older adults live with at least one form of sensory loss, according to a survey by Home Instead, Inc. While those with sensory loss have always faced an increased risk of feeling…

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Colorado Medicaid

By Dick Dorrough ~ In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado and is administered by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Medicaid is a wide-ranging health care insurance program for low-income individuals of all ages.

DDPHE releases new strategic behavioral health plan: Empower Denver

Based on the Road to Wellness framework, this blueprint takes care coordination to the next level to increase access and availability for the well-being of all Denver residents ~ DENVER – The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) today released Empower Denver, Denver’s strategic…

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How fear and falling are connected

Colorado’s older adults experience more than 200,000 falls each year, and one-third require emergency medical services, which can often result in hospital stays. The fear of falling can be overwhelming, as many people have seen the results of a loved…

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Financial Focus: Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift

By Jeremy Laufer ~ Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar….

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The Mindful Path – Flower Power

By Marilyn Halpern ~ May provides an amazing opportunity to boost our mood and practice self-care. May 9 is Mother’s Day. May 15 is Bring Flowers To Someone Day. Celebrate spring by remembering someone special in your life including yourself!

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