Eileen Doherty: Focus On Senior Issues

Flu Vaccine Protects You and Helps In the Fight for COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Fall is flu season.  The flu affects adults age 65 and over as well as residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities and people of all ages with chronic diseases and medical diseases more frequently. Older adults are also especially at high risk of complications from […]

Colorado Gerontological Society Presents Salute To Seniors

A Virtual Senior Expo A New Way, A New Look ~ Living Longer Living Healthier Living Life To The Fullest

Colorado Gerontological Society Turns 40 During COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo – The founders of the Colorado Gerontological Society could not have imagined COVID-19 in 2020 on June 8, 1980 when the official documents were delivered in the U.S. Mail, now known as snail mail, confirming the incorporation of a new organization to provide services to professionals in aging.  […]

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 […]

Working Our Way Through Covid-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – People are resilient.  People have many experiences to call on in times of crises.  People know how to cope and make do.  In this time of COVID-19, we are all needing to use our skills and past experiences to meet the challenges of staying home, being dependent […]

Covid 19 Update – How It Affects Older Adults And Those Working With Them And Their Families

The Governor has been very proactive in working with advocates to create an environment that has the needs of older adults in the forefront of this pandemic.  Although I don’t have any inside information, Dianne Primavera, our Lt Governor who is an older adult and who is a cancer survivor, I can’t help but think […]

Hazel Miller, The Long Run to Headline Salute to Seniors April 4

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Looking for a day of fun, cultural experiences, and great information for older adults, join the Colorado Gerontological Society at the 31st Annual Salute to Seniors on April 4, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver.

Low Income Colorado Seniors Get More Help

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Everyone can use a few extra dollars.   Older adults age 65 and over or individuals who are disabled and who own property or who rent may be eligible to receive a PTC 104 rebate.  

The Holidays and Facing the Need of More Help for Mom

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO  –  Families gathering for the holidays is a joyous occasion.  Time spent in reminiscing about past holidays, catching up on one another’s lives, and just enjoying a feeling of comfort and satisfaction are the things we look forward to when coming home for the holidays.

More People Eligible for Assistance with High Utility Bills

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO.   Annually, people struggle with paying for high utility charges throughout the winter months, especially heating costs.  Colorado policy makers are hoping to bring relief to more Coloradoans this year. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is especially important to low income older adults as the income guidelines have […]

Medicare Launches Red Hand Symbol Citing Nursing Home Abuse

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Placing a family member in a nursing home is often fraught with fear, concern over care that will be provided, and safety.  Family members who are placed in a nursing home are vulnerable, sick, and often unable to advocate for themselves. Making decisions and finding the nursing […]

2020 Brings Major Changes To Medicare Beneficiaries

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Each year as we near the end of the year, Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their current coverage and decide if the plan(s)n in which they are enrolled still meets their needs.  This year is no different.

Medicaid Can Help With Long Term Care Costs

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO  – As families become overwhelmed with providing care for their mother or father, they often find long term care to be expensive and out of their reach. According to Genworth, the monthly cost of homemaker services is about $4900, adult day care is $1600, assisted living is $4000, a […]

Residents in Subsidized Housing Now Eligible for Help With Rent

By Eileen Doherty~ Denver, CO – Revisions to the PTC-104 bill passed this last legislative session.  PTC-104 is a combination of two grant rebate programs for Colorado residents. One grant is for a property tax and rent assistance rebate, the other grant is for a heat and fuel expenses rebate.

The Search for Housing and Home Care for a Loved One Just Got Easier

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Are you stressed about finding an assisted living for your loved one, facing a move of your loved one to a nursing home, or want to keep your loved one at home, but not sure where to start looking for the help you need. The answer to […]

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