Author Archive for David Whitsel – Page 2

Time To Share, Time To Care, Time To Act

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Safe at Home orders in which adults age 60 and over were instructed to stay at home have been particularly difficult in this period of COVID-19. Staying at home has been even more difficult for individuals in senior living facilities. Many people who live in their own […]

Rights Of A Surviving Spouse

By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~ When a married person dies, his or her spouse has many rights pursuant to Colorado law, even if the spouse left no will. These rights include the right to be named as personal representative of the estate, certain monetary allowances, the right to certain property and a share of […]

Social Distancing and Loneliness: Help Reap the Benefits of Mindfulness

By Sandra Crews, Western Regional Health Strategies Consultant for UnitedHealthcare ~ As we navigate this unprecedented time as a country and across the globe, finding simple and effective ways to ease our minds may make a big difference.

Number to Call When Admitted to Non-VA Emergency Room

If you are a Veteran enrolled in the VA Healthcare system and admitted to a non-VA emergency room or urgent care facility, the number to call for the VA Authorization Office is 1-888-795-0773, option 1. You will have to leave a message, but the automated message system walks the caller through what information is needed, […]

Veteran & Family Resource

Qualified Listeners, Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, continues to support Veterans and families through the coronavirus wave and we will be here afterwards. Through our network we are helping with shopping, delivering food and other essential items, picking up prescriptions, transporting, running errands, and performing wellness calls.

Community Reach Center launches free Warm Line and COVID-19 Heroes Program

(May 7, 2020 – Westminster, Colorado) Community Reach Center will begin providing free call-in support on May 8.  People who are feeling anxious, depressed, not sleeping well, beginning to abuse substances or experiencing strains on relationships due to the stress of COVID-19 can call 720-262-3312 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Mental health professionals will be […]

ASHA Offers Guidance for Those Sheltering at Home With Swallowing Disorders

Known as Dysphagia, Swallowing Problems Are Common in Stroke Survivors and Older Americans—and Can Lead to Rehospitalization ~ With more than half of stroke survivors experiencing swallowing disorders known as dysphagia—and some treatment sessions with speech-language pathologists (SLPs) disrupted by COVID-19—the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging people with these disorders to take continued steps to promote their recovery; […]

The Mindful Path – Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.  – Viktor Frankl On June 20, we will celebrate the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.  On this day, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts an international fundraiser to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s by celebrating the light of […]

Reverse Mortgage – Your Questions Answered

By Paulette Wisch, Reverse Mortgage Specialist ~ What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan designed for senior homeowners.  At least one of the borrowers must be 62+ years of age.  It is a loan on your home that does not have to be paid as long as one of the homeowner’s […]

Community Reach Center schedules virtual 5K

Safer-at-Home Reach for Recovery 5K highlights mental health awareness ~ May 19, 2020 – Westminster – Community Reach Center has unveiled its 2st annual 5K Run, Walk and Expo. This year’s 5K Walk, Race and Fun Run will be a virtual event! Get outside and walk or run a 5K at your convenience!

Readers’ Corner: June is Rainbow Book Month. Celebrate diversity!

By Bonnie McCune and Kathleen Duhamel ~ A Journal of the Plague Year (Daniel Defoe). This literary classic, published in 1722 and placed in 1666 during one of Britain’s huge bubonic plagues, set the standard for all subsequent dystopian novels. It’s fascinating to read the narrative—long thought to be real, not a novel—and trace the […]

Addressing the Coronavirus’ Impact on Families Affected by Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Helpline Open Seven Days a Week to Help Answer Caregiver Questions ~ NEW YORK — The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is causing disruptions to normal routines and requiring many people to isolate, particularly higher risk individuals such as senior citizens and those with serious health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.  The Alzheimer’s […]

Poem by Charlotte Hull

Stay home you say another day I think it’s okay and I do it your way But the next day, my dear, I’m “outta here” Now I’m told you are on hold Can’t go anywhere, I don’t think that is fair

Support Groups ongoing at the Village at Belmar

Parkinson Support Group-Patients, Care Partners and Families Welcome First Tuesday of every month, 1pm, Village at Belmar RSVP to Amy for Zoom invitation ADavis@VillageAtBelmar.com Dementia Caregiver Support Group Second Saturday of Every Month, 10-11am Village at Belmar   If you are caring for a person diagnosed with dementia, please join us for conversation, education and support.  […]

Adams County Plans Four-Day Schedule and New Safety Measures: Re-Opening Buildings on June 2

As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County has scheduled a re-opening of county buildings beginning on Tuesday, June 2. Most county buildings – including the Government Center, Human Services Center, and Motor Vehicle locations – will be closed on Mondays as the county transitions to a four-day operational schedule, although some […]


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