Biodesix and Boulder Community Health Offer Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Drive-up Testing Sites Offer Appointments for Patients ~ BOULDER, CO, May 20, 2020 – Biodesix, Inc., a leading diagnostic company in lung disease, announced today that it has partnered with Boulder Community Health (BCH), a community owned-and-operated not-for-profit health system, to offer expanded COVID-19 testing in the greater Boulder, CO area. The Biodesix SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ Test detects […]

Alzheimer’s Association expands Denver metro services

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies and organizations to curtail operations, the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is busy ramping up service across the state with enhanced programs and services tailored for social distancing.

Lockdown Lift Tips – Are Your Ready?

By Kay Hutchison ~ For many of us it seems that we are actually now in more uncertain times than we were a few weeks ago. Lockdown may have come upon us all relatively quickly, but its realities were easily understood – we were told we can’t go out, meet that person, visit that store.  […]

How COVID-19 May Change A Trip To The Dentist’s Office

By Kyle D. Bogan, DDS ~ As the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S., state governments mandated that dental offices open only for emergency procedures. But in the coming weeks, some dental practices may resume regular appointments in individual states where businesses considered “essential” are allowed to re-open.

Mental Health Colorado starts initiative for Coloradans to connect with friends, allies, and neighbors

“In This Together” initiative will help build social closeness as we maintain social distancing guidelines ~ DENVER— This is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times imaginable for many. This pandemic drives the message home that our physical health and our mental health are not separate. To combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and stress, and to […]

Running A Business And A Household In The Age of Remote Working

The question of where worklife ends and homelife begins took on new meaning when COVID-19 forced people to work from home while simultaneously caring for children whose schools and daycare centers shut down. But as people struggle to balance the two, they may find there are more similarities between work and home than they realized, […]

Coping Tips to Keep Seniors Mentally Healthy during Extended COVID-19

(FAIRFIELD, CT) – May 13, 2020 – A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 45 percent of all adults believe the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on their mental health.  In addition, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and older are dealing with some level […]

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.

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home Care Assistance’s Life Enrichment Guide

At Home Care Assistance, we’ve rounded-up our favorite enrichment resources to provide a healthy mind, body and spirit during this challenging time. In a world where social distancing and shelter in place orders are the new norm, it’s imperative that we do whatever we can to reduce isolation among the seniors we serve…and that we […]

Adams County and Maiker Housing Partners Announce COVID-19 Rental and Mortgage Assistance Fund Available to Adams County Residents

As part of the COVID-19 emergency response and  recovery strategy, Adams County, in partnership with Maiker Housing Partners, has created the Adams County COVID-19 Short-Term Rental and Mortgage Assistance Relief Fund. This fund will provide emergency, short-term rental and mortgage assistance to households that are most vulnerable to eviction or foreclosure due to the likelihood of having little savings, suffering loss or reduction of employment, or experiencing housing instability or incurring insurmountable debt due to unpaid rent or mortgage.

Are You Meeting Your Dog’s Needs During the Pandemic?

With social distancing and staying at home the new norm, we, and our dogs, are experiencing head-spinning lifestyle changes. Chances are we’re spending more time on the couch, crunching on more chips and moving less – all of which can be tough on our waistline and joints. The silver lining is that we’re spending more […]

As Unemployment Numbers Dramatically Rise, Colorado Exchange Still Open to Provide Insurance to Coloradans

Denver, CO – Today, the Department of Labor released its weekly numbers of Americans who have filed for unemployment, with 105,073 Coloradans filing claims. This staggering increase is almost double the amount compared with the previous week, bringing the total number of Coloradans making unemployment claims over the last four weeks to 233,000.

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