Aging

Raging against Ageism

By Jocelyn A. Brown, PhD ~ As a woman and as a person of color, I am familiar with prejudicial attitudes and practices of discrimination. The past 100+ years have been a hard-fought battle for equality and inclusion.  The world has seen protests, violence, education, and reform lift gender and race issues out of the […]

Passport to Aging Well

Adams County Aging Network Meeting

Thornton Community Connections Center Wednesday, May 1st at 9 am Presenter: Amy Herrick with Care Patrol As of 2023 more than 818,800 Americans reside in assisted living communities. There are over 30,600 active assisted living facilities, operating at an average capacity of nearly 80%. The median cost of a private, single bedroom unit in an […]

Jefferson County Council On Aging Meeting

First Judicial District Attorney’s Office Jefferson County Parkway, Golden Colorado Thursday, April 11th, 2 pm – 4 pm

Food Drive for Saron Lutheran’s Little Free Pantry

Arapahoe County Council on Aging and Adams County Aging Network (ACAN) are collecting food for the Little Free Pantry in Strasburg.  Bring food to donate to the June 24th 2024 meeting at 12:00pm at the Byers American Legion  OR  Bring Food to the ACAN Meeting when you come in May or June

Moving to Senior Communities Seminar

Are you or a loved one considering downsizing, right-sizing, or exploring the possibility of moving to a senior community? Transitioning to a new living arrangement can be a significant decision, and proper preparation is key to ensuring a smooth and stress-free process. Consider attending one of these upcoming educational seminars, designed to provide valuable insights […]

Audio Information Network of Colorado is now Aftersight!

Aftersight is a Colorado-based nonprofit that serves people with blindness or vision loss. Their new name and logo are designed to be more intuitive and memorable ~ Boulder, CO – On January 8, 2024, Audio Information Network of Colorado publicly announced that they are now Aftersight. Aftersight is a Colorado-based nonprofit that serves as a […]

Play Well, Age Well

By Jocelyn A. Brown, PhD ~ I’ve pondered the saying, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing,” which is most often credited to George Bernard Shaw. Variations have been attributed to American psychologist and educator, G. Stanley Hall and English philosopher, Herbert Spencer. At face value, I […]

Adams County Aging Network Meeting

Volunteers of America Colorado provides many services and programs for people in need across Colorado. This March we will present programs available to Adams County residents, including but not limited to the Foster Grandparent Program, Healthy Moves home exercise program, dining centers, City Harvest Food Bank, and the Handyman Program for the safety of seniors. […]

Professor inspires students to bridge gap in geriatric nursing shortage

Clinical experiences change students’ perspectives ~ By Deborah Sherman ~ Every day, we grow older. Who will take care of us? That question troubles Kelly Henrichs, associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus. She knows by 2050, the U.S. Census says more than 20% of Americans or 88 […]

ACAN December Meeting

Adams County Aging Network’s Christmas Networking Social! The December ACAN meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 9 a.m. at the Thornton Community Connections Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd. Thornton.

Ageism and Aging Aren’t The Same

Having worked as a career coach for many years, I know that finding a good job is a challenge even in the best of times.  For older adults, it can be a bit more difficult because of societal bias. Given the right support, older adults can and do successfully find employment.  There is help available […]

Juniper Communities Recognized by Fortune as a Top 25 Best Workplaces in Aging Services: Senior Housing and Care for 2023

September 13, 2023 (Bloomfield, NJ) – Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine announced today that New Jersey based Juniper Communities has again been recognized as one of the Top 25 Best Workplaces in Aging ServicesTM for 2023 in the Senior Housing and Care category. This is the second time Juniper Communities has been named to the prestigious list, this year […]

Nymbl ready to keep older adults mobile during Falls Prevention Week

Nymbl App now available in Spanish ~ DENVER, CO – Ahead of the national Falls Prevention Awareness Week this September, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and digital health partner Nymbl Science are drawing attention to the impact of falls, which remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The DRCOG-Nymbl […]

Smaller Home = Bigger Life

Today, everyone is talking about downsizing, tiny homes and minimalist lifestyles. We golden agers are often encouraged to downsize (not least by our kids who worry about our safety as we “rattle around in that big old house.” The transition from the big family home to an apartment or tiny home can seem daunting. But […]