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AARP report shows Xcel proposed rates hurt low income consumers

Even with the settlement, residential consumers – including the most vulnerable – would pay more ~ AARP Colorado strongly supports the transition to renewable energy. However, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates on behalf of older adults and their families, is extremely concerned that residential ratepayers, who can least afford it, are being asked to absorb […]

Ramblings of a Rambler – Jan. 2022

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers, Welcome to 2022! It was heart-wrenching and frightening the way 2021 left us. The freak fires that were pushed by 100 mph winds and swept through Boulder County caused devastation in the towns of Superior, Louisville, and parts of Broomfield. We sat in amazement […]

Apex Active Adult Programs – Jan. 2022

Join Apex’s Active Adult programs to stay active. Below is a sampling of upcoming programs, but you can stay updated on all the latest offerings by visiting the website at The following activities are all hosted at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

Social Security Benefits Increase in 2022

Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 5.9% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2022.  Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

4 Subtle Signs That Your Aging Parent Needs Help, and What to Do Next

By Lydia Chan ~ Are you worried about a senior loved one living alone? It’s not always easy to know when an aging parent needs help. Most seniors relish their independence and do everything they can to protect it, including hiding signs they’re struggling to get by alone.

Brothers Redevelopment offers home repairs and modifications to seniors

Before learning about housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment, Beverly Kinard was faced with having to leave her house due to accessibility issues.  The 86-year-old Arvada resident struggles with a variety of disabilities and has difficulty walking due to her health condition. She needed a wheelchair ramp installed to enter her house, and her chairlift was damaged […]

Some Cell Phones Will Not Work in 2022

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ The major companies that offer cell phone service are phasing out cellphones that use a 3G network, including those that are used solely for the purpose of calling 911.

Older Americans Are More at Risk for Health Issues Related to Social Isolation and Loneliness during Holidays

By Dr. Todd Wisser, Internal Medicine Physician with New West Physicians ~ We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may be difficult for older adults who are more vulnerable […]

The Mindful Path – Positive Change

By Marilyn Halpern ~ The fresh new year is upon us. Bundled up in the hopes and expectations of 2022 is the lingering weight of the pandemic. I have been reading “The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era” by Dr. Jennifer Ashton. I have found this to be an excellent resource […]

Wings Over the Rockies New Exhibit – Skyward: Breakthroughs In Flight

Discover the stories, people, and rare artifacts behind extraordinary aerospace milestones ~ Denver, CO (Dec. 15, 2021) – Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum  (Wings), located in the historic Lowry district of Denver, is thrilled to announce the Dec. 18 opening of their newest exhibition Skyward: Breakthroughs in Flight.

Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues and Stay Well This Holiday Season

Tips for taking care of your mental and emotional health from the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment ~ DENVER – For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For others, the holiday season brings an increase in stress and feelings of anxiety, frustration, tiredness, or loneliness. Studies show that nearly […]

A Holiday Wish to Reduce Unprecedented Surge of Pets at Denver Animal Shelter

Denver Animal Protection offers suggestions to help ease the animal overload ~ DENVER—Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), like other shelters in Colorado and across the country, is seeing an unprecedented number of homeless animals seeking loving homes. During this season of love and giving, DAS is asking the community to join in caring for the animals […]

Christmas Tree Recycling

Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Monday, Jan. 3, through Monday, Jan. 10, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self-drop-off site.

Readers’ Corner: Jan. 2022 – Brew a cup of tea and read during National Tea Month

By Bonnie McCune & Kathleen Duhamel ~ THE ALICE NETWORK (Kate Quinn) offers an adventure in the ever-popular historical period of the first half of the 20th century in Europe. While fiction, it’s firmly based in the true stories that illustrate the bravery, intelligence and drive of women who unexpectedly (to us) plunged into active […]

Probate Law In Colorado

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I want to thank you for your continued support, especially the last two years during the pandemic.  I hope you and your families are well and have had no health emergencies. Many people have died in the last two years, over 800,000 in […]

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