Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opening

Pre-applications will only be accepted online at mwhs.org ~ Metro West Housing Solutions will open its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) pre-application lottery on Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m. and it will close on Wednesday, July 31, 4 p.m. Pre-applications…

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Denver Offers Places to Cool Down During Extreme Heat

Recreation Centers, Libraries Open Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 ~ DENVER — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Denver Metro Area Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. To help residents stay cool and healthy…

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My loved one died, now what? The key activities in the first 10 days

By Kate Silburn, elder law attorney, Rocky Mountain Elder Law ~ A few words from us to help you understand what you can and should do in the first few days after your loved one dies and before the appointment…

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Ramblings of a Rambler – July 2024

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers! I hope you enjoyed our last heat wave and the storms that followed. Our little vegetable garden absolutely loved it. We have two zucchini and three eggplant plants. In…

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5 Tips to Help Stay Safe This Summer

By Dr. Nordstrom, Chief Medical Officer for Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a UnitedHealthcare company ~ With the summer season in full swing, it may be tempting to focus on having fun with friends and family. But it’s important to not…

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Inflation Reduction Act and impacts to YOUR Medicare in 2025

By Nina Besant, Burley & Besant Medicare Benefits ~ In August 2022 the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. This is a 10-year tiered implementation act where each calendar year certain changes will occur. It has been the most…

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Aging America: Tips for Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk and Improving Brain Health

By Dr. Kathleen O’Connell, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, Colorado ~ When the 2020 U.S. Census was published, it revealed a startling fact: one in six Americans turned 65 or older that year, marking a fivefold increase in that demographic…

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Search is Your Secret Superpower

By Patrick Baker ~ Anyone with a smartphone, computer, or tablet, and internet access can discover and access almost anything they want or need to know using search. Where can I get a coffee near me? How far is the…

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Salute To Seniors Returns August 24 And 25

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – We all want to have fun, need information and can always use resources.  Join the Salute to Seniors on August 24, 2024, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Greek Events Center,…

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The Mindful Path – Vision

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ “The eye is the jewel of the body.” Henry David Thoreau  Healthy Vision Month is celebrated every July to stress the importance of the health of our eyes.  Protecting our eyesight enhances our overall…

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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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Readers’ Corner July 2024: Life as It Really Is

By Bonnie McCune and Kathleen Duhamel ~ The Consequences. This collection of short stories from Manuel Munoz deserves to be on the reading list of every reader in the country, with special dispensation for young people. In addition to submerging…

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Seniors’ Council Offers A Myriad of Opportunities

Older adults are encouraged by the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County (SCDC)  to be heard, to keep learning, and to make a difference.  Monthly meetings are held at various locations in Douglas County on the first Thursday of the month;…

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Metro West Housing Solutions Celebrates 50 Years of Investing in Lakewood

Housing Authority has brought millions in economic impacts into the City ~ LAKEWOOD, CO – Metro West Housing Solutions (MWHS), the official housing authority for the City of Lakewood, celebrates its 50th anniversary in June 2024.   Established on June 10,…

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Social Security: Agency to Reduce Work History Period to Five Years

When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life.  Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability…

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