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 […]

4 Tips For Avoiding Hair Loss In COVID Times

People go partially or fully bald for any number of reasons – hormones, genetics and aging, among others – but in the middle of a pandemic-fueled recession, one factor is taking center stage. Stress. “Stress certainly can contribute to hair loss because it can affect hormone levels,” says Dr. Patrick Angelos ( author of The Science […]

Is 75 the new 25?

Report: Regular exercise helps men feel, look decades younger ~ MUNCIE, Indiana – Regular exercise over a lifetime may help mitigate the impact of aging on the human body by keeping chronic inflammation at bay, says a new study from Ball State University. “Effects of Aging and Lifelong Aerobic Exercise on Basal and Exercise-Induced Inflammation” finds that […]

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.

Creative Eldering – August 2020 – Your Kidneys

Your Kidneys are protected by your lower ribs and are nestled in the back region of your abdominal cavity.  Wearing a kidney belt, as some athletes and truck drivers do, is a way to augment the protection that your ribs provide your kidneys.  Each kidney is roughly the size of a closed fist and has […]

Breath & Movement: Staying Calm, Steady & Strong

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ In a few short months, our world has turned upside down.  Each day we find ourselves navigating an unfamiliar landscape filled with novel stressors that can throw us and our self-care routines out of balance.  Our physical and mental resilience has never been more important as the life-threatening […]

The Mindful Path – Heart Breath

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ A cairn is a pile of stones strategically placed on a trail to guide hikers.  When the path appears unclear, a carefully balanced cairn can signify you are on the right path.  Cairns have been guiding people for thousands of years. August is National Wellness Month with a focus […]

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 […]

Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases such as heart diseases, stroke and diabetes

New research published today in The Journal of Physiology shows that 12 weeks of easy-to-administer passive stretching helps improve blood flow by making it easier for your arteries to dilate and decreasing their stiffness. 

4 Tips For Avoiding Hair Loss In Stressful (And Other) Times

People go partially or fully bald for any number of reasons – hormones, genetics and aging, among others – but since National Hair Loss Awareness Month arrives this August in the middle of a pandemic-fueled recession, one factor is taking center stage. Stress.

The Mindful Path: Independence from Clutter

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, ACSW ~ “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau Independence Day offers an opportunity to reflect on how clutter is impacting our lives.  Clutter in our homes can cause an increase in cognitive overload and can reduce our working memory.  For good reason, home organizer, Teri Watson encourages her clients to “resist […]

Safe & Healthy in the summer sun!

By Nutrition Services staff, Volunteers of America ~ After being stuck indoors enduring frigid winter weather, it’s summer! Time to get outdoors and enjoy the activities you love. But just like anything, we can get too much of a good thing, like too much sun. As we get older our skin becomes more delicate and […]

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 […]

Creative Eldering: Your small intestine

Your small intestine may be “small” in diameter, but it certainly is long in length.  The diameter of your small intestine is about the size of your middle finger.  Your small intestine is probably 20 to 25 feet long (6.096-7.62 meters). Your small intestine, sometimes called small bowel, has three main segments.  These are the […]

Community Reach Center launches free Warm Line and COVID-19 Heroes Program

(May 7, 2020 – Westminster, Colorado) Community Reach Center will begin providing free call-in support on May 8.  People who are feeling anxious, depressed, not sleeping well, beginning to abuse substances or experiencing strains on relationships due to the stress of COVID-19 can call 720-262-3312 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Mental health professionals will be […]

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