Author Archive for David Whitsel

The Mindful Path – National Yoga Month

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ “The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body.” Natalie Nevins, D.O. In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as National Yoga Month, one of a select number of national health observances. Since then, the initiative has […]

Ramblings of a Rambler – Sept. 2020

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers and Happy Labor Day! We’re extremely grateful to all the “Essential Workers” for all you do especially during this challenging time. Where would we be without you?

AARP Fights for Social Security

On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important Program. Majority Believe it is More Important in Light of Pandemic ~ A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. Most Americans – 93 […]

Community Reach Center’s Reach for the Green golf tourney scheduled Sept. 9

Annual community fundraiser celebrates 40th year ~ (Thornton/Brighton area—Aug. 24, 2020) Community Reach Center will host the 40th Annual Reach for the Green Golf Tournament in memory of Mary and Donald C. Ciancio on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Todd Creek Golf Course, 8455 Heritage Drive.

COVID-19 Recovery Often Requires Cognition, Swallowing, and Speech/Language Treatment

Left Untreated, Impairments Could Have Potentially Serious and Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life ~ (Rockville, Md. – July 28, 2020) With cognitive impairment, swallowing problems, and speech and language difficulties among the conditions that patients with COVID-19 reportedly face as they recover from the virus, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) emphasizes the need for and value of treatment […]

Being An Older Person During The Pandemic Of Covid-19

By Henry M. Barlow, Ph. D. ~ Being an older person in the modern world is an experience filled with opportunities and challenges but living with COVID-19 can be extremely challenging.  For many, social isolation is the norm. Simply being older along with having preexisting health conditions such as diabetes increases the risk of sickness […]

Medicare Supplement “Medigap” Insurance Policies

Do you think that Medicare will cover all your medical expenses? If so, think again. Medicare does not cover all treatments or procedures. It also requires you to pay premiums, deductibles, and copays. This can be a huge financial burden, especially for those with lower incomes. There are Medicare Savings Plans (MSPs) for those with […]

“A Conversation starter around Race and Allyship”

The Black Actors Guild presents: “Hype Man the Show” From August 7th – September 13th at 7:30pm ~ The Black Actors Guild is producing a timely, hard-hitting piece of theatre called “Hype Man” (by renowned playwright Idris Goodwin) from now until September 13th, and it’s already getting rave reviews. Rated 8.5/10 by the Boulder Theatre […]

Mental Health First Aid classes offered in Jefferson County

By Ashley 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 may be experiencing health or financial problems, or are losing loved ones or their even […]

Flu Vaccine Protects You and Helps In the Fight for COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Fall is flu season.  The flu affects adults age 65 and over as well as residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities and people of all ages with chronic diseases and medical diseases more frequently. Older adults are also especially at high risk of complications from […]

A look at Alzheimer’s research among free September webinars

The latest advances in research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease will be the subject of a free, live webinar offered by the Alzheimer’s Association during September. It is one of a series of webinars that will be offered throughout the month for Alzheimer’s caregivers and those who wish to learn more about the […]

Colorado End-Of-Life Options Act

Colorado voters approved the End-of-Life Options Act which is also referred to as the medical aid-in-dying law in 2016.  This law enables your doctor to prescribe medication for you to bring about your own death.  To exercise this option, you must submit a written request to your doctor and you must: 1) be terminally ill […]

A Holistic Approach to Anxiety: Mindfulness

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ In numerous ways, pandemic of COVID-19 has affected us all worldwide.  Escalating feelings of anxiety are impacting the health and well-being of so many people.  By becoming aware of our beingness: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we can learn techniques of mindfulness to help combat feelings of stress, worry or […]

10 Reasons to Visit Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado this Fall

High peaks, breathtaking scenery, and an area steeped in a rich mining history are a few of the reasons to visit the mountain towns of Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Leadville, winner of the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest for “Best Historic Small Town,” boasts the highest elevation in North America. […]

Social Security Informing You About Recent Scams

The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams. You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails. Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears.

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