Author Archive for David Whitsel

Adams County Introduces COVID-19 Response and Recovery Website

As part of a COVID-19 emergency management response and recovery strategy, Adams County launched a new website dedicated to providing key resources to support residents and businesses: adamscountycovid19.org.

Senior Reach services continue in north Denver metro

All Community Reach centers remain open as well ~ (April 1, 2020 – Thornton, Colorado) Senior Reach Program Manager James Kuemmerle is in the habit of driving to the homes of older adults to provide support services. These past two weeks he has coached many of his regular clients to use audio-visual Telehealth services to adhere […]

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information […]

Ramblings of a Rambler – April 2020

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers, Happy Spring! We are living in unprecedented and challenging times. The Covid-19 virus has us back on our heels. Thankfully, Governor Polis was quick to act trying to keep the virus at bay. We need to listen to and follow the guidelines and information […]

9Health Launches New Program “9Health Neighbors”

Denver, Colo. — March 27, 2020 — 9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has launched a new program, 9Health Neighbors, to provide answers to your health questions and a simple human connection during the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The 9Health Neighbors are dedicated 9Health medical volunteers who are […]

Dumb Friends League Building Animal Shelter In Alamosa County

DENVER  – The Dumb Friends League is expanding the services and care it provides to homeless pets across the state by building and operating San Luis Valley Animal Center, a new animal shelter in Alamosa County, CO.

Colorado Natural Gas Suspends Disconnections in Response to COVID-19

Centennial, CO – Colorado Natural gas (CNG) announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill.  This policy will remain in effect until April 30, 2020. At that time the company will evaluate whether to extend the suspension.

Coping Strategies To Curb Anxiety As Covid-19 Spreads In Our Communities

Englewood, Colo. – Denver Springs, a leading provider of behavioral health services in the Denver area, understands that mounting concerns about the novel coronavirus may be inducing high levels of stress and anxiety. How to cope with the pressure can be challenging, but clinical experts advise that it is possible to lessen the impact. 

How To Sanitize Your Car to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

By Kevin Behan ~ Even as people around the country are avoiding large public gatherings, they still must get in their cars several times each day for necessary trips to work or the grocery store.  People are taking precautions in public, such as using hand sanitizer or wiping down carts.  But what about avoiding dangerous […]

Creative Eldering – May 2020 – Your Heart

Your heart is your hero or your heroine.  Even when you do not give your heart much consideration and fail to provide it with the rest and relaxation that it requires (balanced with well-tolerated exercise), it keeps on performing.  Some people routinely over stimulate their hearts with caffeine, sugar, or even stimulant drugs and expect […]

Breathing to Boost Immunity, Balance & Stress Resilience

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ When was the last time you paused to take a deep breath?  With coronavirus on everyone’s minds, now is a great time to focus on diaphragmatic breathing because it’s free, easy to do and is a proven method to boost your immune system (1).  Added bonuses: studies show it […]

Covid 19 Update – How It Affects Older Adults And Those Working With Them And Their Families

The Governor has been very proactive in working with advocates to create an environment that has the needs of older adults in the forefront of this pandemic.  Although I don’t have any inside information, Dianne Primavera, our Lt Governor who is an older adult and who is a cancer survivor, I can’t help but think […]

Colorado’S Citizen Legislature – April 2020

Here is the status of the Colorado General Assembly taken from its website: Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Tips for dementia caregivers who are sheltering in place at home

If you’re looking for another way to address the coronavirus question, there are a 1/3 of a million Coloradans (76,000 living with the disease and 256,000 unpaid caregivers) who must adapt to the social distancing guidelines – meaning that the social activities they have enjoyed to keep their loved ones engaged must be adapted.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s from a distance

As more and more municipalities enact “stay at home” orders, more and more family members will be separated from loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease in assisted-living facilities. There are 256,000 unpaid Colorado caregivers who volunteer their time and energy to care for 76,000 Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s, many of them in memory-care facilities that […]


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