COVID-19

Aging Well – Oct. 2020

By Amy Miller, LCSW ~ The effects of COVID-19 have had a profound effect on our lives.  In addition to our normal activities being disrupted, the virus has also taken a psychological toll.  The fear that we or someone we love could contract the virus, the anxiety of not knowing when things will go “back […]

COVID-19 pandemic makes preventing the seasonal flu more critical than ever

DDPHE reminds residents that prevention is key: Get a flu shot, keep washing those hands~ DENVER – The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) reminds everyone that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of other illnesses, such as the seasonal flu, is more critical than ever.

University of Colorado College of Nursing to offer drive-up flu shots

Coloradans are encouraged to get the flu vaccine to combat impending flu season, thwart strain on healthcare resources coupled with COVID19 ~ AURORA, Colo.  – The University of Colorado College of Nursing and its nurse practitioner-led clinic at Belleview Point will be offering drive-up flu clinics Sept. 23 and Oct. 7.  “In the midst of […]

Senior Housing Considerations during Covid-19

By Shelly Stewart-Girton, LPN ~ Choosing the right housing option in your retirement years can be daunting, and even more so now with the pandemic looming in the background. If you are in the market for a new apartment home, I want to help provide some important insights to options during this time. I am […]

COVID-19 Recovery Often Requires Cognition, Swallowing, and Speech/Language Treatment

Left Untreated, Impairments Could Have Potentially Serious and Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life ~ (Rockville, Md. – July 28, 2020) With cognitive impairment, swallowing problems, and speech and language difficulties among the conditions that patients with COVID-19 reportedly face as they recover from the virus, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) emphasizes the need for and value of treatment […]

Being An Older Person During The Pandemic Of Covid-19

By Henry M. Barlow, Ph. D. ~ Being an older person in the modern world is an experience filled with opportunities and challenges but living with COVID-19 can be extremely challenging.  For many, social isolation is the norm. Simply being older along with having preexisting health conditions such as diabetes increases the risk of sickness […]

A Holistic Approach to Anxiety: Mindfulness

By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ In numerous ways, pandemic of COVID-19 has affected us all worldwide.  Escalating feelings of anxiety are impacting the health and well-being of so many people.  By becoming aware of our beingness: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we can learn techniques of mindfulness to help combat feelings of stress, worry or […]

9Health Offers Covid-19 Antibody Testing & Preventive Health Screenings

Denver, Colo. — July 20, 2020 — For more than 40 years, 9NEWS and 9Health have maintained a partnership focused on keeping Colorado healthy through preventive care and health awareness. Through a continued collaboration with Quest Diagnostics, 9Health will offer COVID-19 antibody testing*** and preventive health screenings at Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers throughout Colorado.

ASHA Offers Tips for Keeping Mask Use From Hindering Communication

Masks Can Pose Challenges for People With Hearing Loss ~ (Rockville, Md. – July 9, 2020) With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many parts of the country and health officials urging vigilant use of masks as protection, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is providing advice for people with and without hearing loss to help everyone communicate while […]

Denver Issues Revised Face Covering Order

Help Keep Denver in Business by Wearing Your Mask! ~ DENVER – Denver officials announced an update today to the city’s face-covering public health order, which was first issued in May to help stem the spread of COVID-19.

Reaching Social Security During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Important Information About Reaching Social Security During The Covid-19 Pandemic ~ During the current coronavirus pandemic, we continue to provide help to you and other people in your communities. While our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, we remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social […]

Having Alzheimer’s During COVID: Staying strong, and using nature to find peace

By Eugenia Zukerman ~ We wake up early, together. He goes to the barn to feed the horses and muck out the stalls while I roll out of bed and do my morning exercises, and we meet in the kitchen where he makes the coffee and I forage for fruit. We sit at the table, […]

Community Reach Center Service Delivery Updates during COVID-19

Here’s what you need to know about current service delivery at Community Reach Center: All Outpatient offices (Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster) are open and have resumed their regular schedules. Clients may choose face-to-face counseling sessions or telehealth.   Intake locations in Thornton and Brighton remain open for face-to-face intake appointments. Behavioral Health Urgent Care and Center for Detox Treatment remain open […]

5 Financial Pressure Points To Evaluate During COVID Times

By John L. Smallwood, CFP ~ Financial pressure is a part of life for most people, and now the c pandemic has brought new financial pressure points or exacerbated existing ones for many individuals and families. But to navigate those pressures and build a successful financial strategy, you must first identify where the pressures are […]

Estate Planning During a Pandemic: Steps to Take

By Jeremy Laufer ~ The coronavirus pandemic has certainly caused havoc and concern for many people, particularly in regard to their health and their finances – and these two areas intersect in estate planning. So, if you haven’t drawn up your estate plans yet, or you think they may need to be revised, now may […]


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