Author Archive for David Whitsel

Ramblings of a Rambler – July 2020

By Bill Watson, Publisher Prime Time News ~ Hi Prime Timers! I hope life is treating you well. Hard to believe July is here already. My wife Deb and I are still practicing stay home and stay safe. Both of us have compromised immune systems and are trying hard to keep this nasty virus away. […]

Local Families Scramble to Help Elders as Cities Reopen

As our cities reopens, local families are scrambling for help to care for their elderly loved ones who are isolated and home alone. Local in-home care companies are flooded with requests from families desperate for help to keep Mom and Dad healthy, engaged and connected. A recent study  just released reveals 60% of older adults crave […]

Adams County Introduces Well Elder Program

As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County has re-tooled its Senior Buddy program to the Well Elder program to further support Adams County aging adults. The Adams County Aging Adults Services Response & Recovery Team, along with local partners, nonprofits, and stakeholders, will help support the Well Elder program. The program consists of […]

The Mindful Path: Independence from Clutter

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau Independence Day offers an opportunity to reflect on how clutter is impacting our lives.  Clutter in our homes can cause an increase in cognitive overload and can reduce our working memory.  For good reason, home organizer, Teri Watson encourages her clients to “resist […]

Colorado Secure Savings Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor Polis to Sign into Law

Advocating for its passage for more than six years, AARP Colorado finally sees bill to help workers save for retirement go to Governor for signature ~  This week, the Colorado Legislature delivered good news to about 909,000 private-sector workers in the Centennial State who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings option at work. […]

2020 Adams County Fair Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to ongoing concerns regarding disease transmission in larger group settings that could result in additional outbreaks, the Adams County leadership team has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Adams County Fair. This year’s Adams County Fair would have marked the 116th year of festivities.

New feature in my Social Security puts you in control

The future can be uncertain. However, Social Security’s new Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need a representative payee to help manage your money. Advance Designation enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, whom you would like to serve […]

Isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic may leave seniors vulnerable to investment fraud

DENVER – June 15, 2020 – In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) in the month of June, Colorado Securities Commissioner Tung Chan and  Division of Securities, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), remind financial professionals and the public throughout Colorado that heightened isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a perfect […]

Safe & Healthy in the summer sun!

By Nutrition Services staff, Volunteers of America ~ After being stuck indoors enduring frigid winter weather, it’s summer! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the activities you love. But just like anything, we can get too much of a good thing, like too much sun. As we get older our skin becomes more delicate and […]

Protect Yourself Against Financial Scammers

By Jeremy Laufer ~ It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself.

As COVID cases spike, local docs launch ‘New Habits of the New Normal’ campaign

As more local families return to life after quarantine and new data shows a spike in COVID cases as more businesses reopen,  local docs now urge families to step out safely this summer and follow a new behavior education campaign called  ‘New Habits of the New Normal’.    After all, life as we know it has changed […]

Food Delivery Program

Everybody eats. Or do they? It is getting harder for individuals to find reliable sources of nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those individuals who are homebound due to health risks associated with contracting COVID-19. We at Benefits in Action (BIA) understand the need for homebound individuals to obtain nutritious food. Moreover, we received […]

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – July 2020

By Doris Beaver ~ Colorado’s legislature adjourned on June 15th, 2020. As covered in the June column, the later than statute-set adjournment date (May 6th this year) was allowed by the Colorado Supreme Court ruling. This July column provides what happened or did not happen to the legislation written about in the February through May […]

Colorado Gerontological Society Turns 40 During COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo – The founders of the Colorado Gerontological Society could not have imagined COVID-19 in 2020 on June 8, 1980 when the official documents were delivered in the U.S. Mail, now known as snail mail, confirming the incorporation of a new organization to provide services to professionals in aging.  […]

Your Bladder: Creative Eldering – July 2020

The term bladder indicates a soft sided sack that can hold liquid or gaseous fluids.  Of course, we are talking about your urinary bladder in this article.  One type of seaweed termed bladderwrack has numerous small air sacs (bladders) that float the long dark brown fronds of seaweed on the surface of the ocean to […]

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