Eileen Doherty: Focus On Senior Issues

Salute To Seniors Returns August 24 And 25

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – We all want to have fun, need information and can always use resources.  Join the Salute to Seniors on August 24, 2024, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Greek Events Center, 4610 E Alameda Av, Denver.

Hearing Loss Contributes To Epidemic Of L.Onelinss And Isolation

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – The United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an Advisory on the US Epidemic of loneliness and isolation.  Dr. Murthy noted “the epidemic of loneliness and isolation has been an under-appreciated public health crises that has harmed individual and societal health”.

Volunteering Is Good For The Brain And The Community

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Individuals who volunteer report greater self-esteem and self-worth.  When you volunteer, your brain is stimulated in a way that is different from any other activity.

Colorado Taxpayers To Get $800 Income Tax Credit

By Eileen Doherty, MS, Executive Director ~ Denver, Colo. – If you are age 18 and over, you can receive an $800 income Tabor Refund. All residents who live in Colorado all of 2023 are eligible because we all buy clothes, personal items and much more.  If you file state and federal income tax, your […]

Property Tax Relief for Home Owners and Assistance for Renters

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – The Colorado Legislature passed several bills in November that benefit Coloradoans, including older adults. Two initiatives will benefit homeowners by changing the residential assessment rate for the 2023 tax year from 6.75% to 6.765%.  This small assessment change will not make a big difference.  However, homeowners will […]

Loneliness vs Being Alone

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – As we approach the holidays, many individuals face the dilemma of being alone, as well as feeling lonely.  For many of us, the holidays are supposed to be the time to spend with family and friends or a time when we are socially connected.

Proposition HH – Property Taxes, Tabor Refunds

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver CO.    The State legislature passed Proposition HH with important tax changes for property owners. Learn more about how it will affect renters and homeowners.  Property tax revenue in Colorado is set to increase by nearly $4 billion next year. Statewide, residential assessments are going up 40%. This is nothing short of […]

Medicare Monday Highlights 2024 Changes

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Every year, Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review coverage, especially drug coverage.  Premiums and co-pays, health plans and prescription drugs, as well as new benefits from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will be the subject of Medicare Monday.

Aging In Place With Technology

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Some embrace technology, others tolerate it, and still others hate it.  While most of us can relate to these feelings whether it is the cell phone that is overly confusing, the television that won’t shut off with just the click of a button, or an electric scooter […]

Voters Get To Decide If Seniors Get Portability For The Homestead Exemption

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo.   In the waning days of the last legislative session, a tax bill passed with a number of changes to Colorado’s Tabor Refunds, now known as Proposition HH.  The most exciting proposed change in Proposition HH is to make the Senior Homestead Exemption portable.

Salute To Seniors Is Back In Person May 20

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO.   Welcome Back!  After performing for the past several years at the virtual Salute to Seniors, After Midnight, led by award-winning clarinetist Roger Campbell will play charts from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.  This infectious music is guaranteed to get you dancing, […]

Eligible Older Adults May Receive Hundreds Of Dollars In Refunds, Rebates

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – The cost of housing, taxes and utilities has Coloradoans concerned, especially older adults on fixed incomes. Older Coloradoans may qualify for hundreds of dollars in refunds and rebates depending on income.

Multi-Generational Family Households Are Back

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Years ago, grandparents and single aunts and uncles lived with families.  As the Baby Boomers entered middle age, multi-generational family households were replaced with older adults living in nursing homes.  More recently, care now includes assisted living, memory care, adult day programs, and hospice programs.

Join The Holiday Joy Squad And Share Kindness

Denver, Colo.  – The Colorado Gerontological Society is again, sponsoring the Holiday Joy Squad.  As our world becomes more unsettled and there is more tension, the holidays provide a time for everyone to share with friends and strangers a calmer and more caring world.

Apply For Colorado Cashback Before October 17

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Are you one of the many older adults who has not received your $750 Tabor refund through the Colorado Cash Back program?  You are in good company, but the Colorado Gerontological Society is on a campaign to help as many older adults claim the refund as possible.