Older adults on aging in Colorado — the good and not-so-good

Housing costs, including taxes, a big concern ~ Every four years the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) develops an Area Plan on Aging. Community input is key to the planning process. The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults is a statistically valid survey of the self-reported strengths and needs of the region’s population of […]

ACAN Meeting July 5, 2023 Thornton Community Connections Center

Presentation by Mark Jensen~ Pastor Mark Janzen has worked with people with memory loss for over 35 years. Early in his career, because of his deep respect for the elderly, he stumbled upon one of the best ways to interact with people affected by memory loss. He has taken training from the Alzheimer’s Association for […]

Aging Conference Focuses on Humor, Creativity and Empowerment

DENVER, CO – Kavod Senior Life (Kavod) will be hosting its annual positive aging conference on Wednesday, June 14 from 9am – 1:45pm at Temple Emanuel, located in Hilltop.

Avoiding trips and falls leads to healthy aging

Older adults can learn to avoid trips and falls plus schedule a mobility assessment through the Douglas County Health Department. This important topic will be discussed on Thursday, June 1st at the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County meeting held at the Douglas County Miller Building, Conference Rooms A&B, in Castle Rock.  The meeting is from […]

Physical Inactivity and its impact on balance

Physical activity begins with your balance ~ Hi, I’m Dr. Nathan Estrada—Nymbl’s resident physical therapist and fall prevention expert. Your health and wellness matter to us at PrimeTime and at Nymbl.

Take a deeper dive into dual-tasking and its impact on keeping us healthier and more mobile, for longer

Hi, I’m Dr. Nathan Estrada—Nymbl’s resident physical therapist and fall prevention expert. Your health and wellness matter to us at PrimeTime and at Nymbl. As the second fastest aging state in the country, Colorado has become the focus of many new aging well solutions.

Colorado Launches Pilot Project For Seniors With Pets

Allentown, PA – March 31, 2023 – From providing unconditional love and affection to offering a sense of purpose and responsibility, pets can be a source of joy and comfort for older adults. However, as we age, it is important to recognize that we may not always be able to care for our pets as […]

Seniors’ Council Advocate for Change at May Meeting

Has anyone ever said to you, or perhaps you to another person, “You look great for your age.” Although probably well-intentioned, there is an inherent bias against growing older contained within this ‘compliment’, an underlying expectation that you wouldn’t or shouldn’t look great as an older adult.  Do we offer the same compliment to a […]

“Passport to Aging Well” seminar

Senior Placement of Denver and Orion Mortgage, Inc. have teamed up to help older adults, caregivers, and family members navigate retirement and beyond with our “Passport to Aging Well” seminar series.  Each month we will be hosting a seminar at the Apex Community Recreation Center with topics ranging from “Home Safety & Accessibility” to “Paying […]

Passport to Aging Well

Despite some controversy over the exact quote, Bette Davis’ quip that “Getting old ain’t for sissies” still stands true today.  There is so much information – and it changes as the world advances – that it can be challenging to keep up with all the options for services, latest recommendations, paperwork, opportunities, and so much […]

Artists Create Age-Positive Birthday Cards as Part of Changing the Narrative’s Anti-Ageism Campaign

DENVER – Frustrated by the racks of birthday card options that mock older adults as weak, deaf, forgetful and crabby, the Colorado-based anti-ageism group Changing the Narrative is making birthday card shopping empowering and uplifting, producing ”age-positive” cards that celebrate aging and honor the recipients.

Area Agency on Aging helps older adults ‘age well’

By Charmaine Robledo Communications Specialist, Public Relations and Social Media Denver Regional Council of Governments ~ Empowering older Coloradans to lead active and healthy lives has been a hallmark of the Area Agency on Aging at the Denver Regional Council of Governments for more than 40 years. The agency believes in diverse and equitable communities; […]

Optum Colorado: Falls are NOT an Inevitable Consequence of Aging

Tips for Fall Prevention ~ By Tyler Clark, Physician Assistant with New West Physicians, part of Optum ~ September 22, 2022, is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. The more we know about typical causes for falls, the better we are able to prevent them. Preventing falls may seem to be more of a safety topic […]

Aging smarter: Top tips for better brain health

By Dr. Greg Kaczmarczyk, family physician with New West Physicians ~ We all have misplaced our keys or forgotten someone’s name more times than we probably want to admit. We tend to chalk up these momentary memory lapses to our busy schedules or even stress. As it turns out, occasional forgetfulness can be a normal […]

Attend our CCA Advocacy Meetings in September

The Mission of Colorado Center for Aging is to educate and inform the public, community leaders and elected officials on diverse communities across the state and issues that impact the health and well-being of older Coloradans. We make policy and rule-making processes accessible and understandable while providing an advocacy platform for citizens for the issues […]

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