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Mental Health Colorado promotes a “Miami Model” for decriminalizing mental illness

Diversion initiative allowed Miami to close a jail, save taxpayers millions, and get care to those in need ~ DENVER — Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, is looking at Miami as a model for keeping individuals with mental illnesses out of jail so they can get the care they need. […]

CASA’s Cookie Campaign…Give the Gift of a Voice to a Child in Need

Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo. – Spread holiday cheer by giving the gift of a voice to children in our community and supporting Court Appointed Special Advocates’ (CASA) Cookie Campaign!  Receive 6 large holiday-shaped cookies for every $20 donation or a platter of 24 large holiday-shaped cookies for every $60 donation!  Perfect for family, friends, neighbors, […]

Colorado’s Largest Home Health Agency Affiliates with Expanding Nonprofit Care Network

Cooperative approach allows independent, nonprofit care organizations to maintain their missions and unique identities while benefiting from collaboration and economies of scale ~ Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), the state’s largest home health agency, will affiliate with Care Synergy, a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range.

3 Reasons Why Social Security Is Important For Women

In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement.

Senior Planet Center’s Grand Opening in Denver Ushers In A New Era for Older Adults in Colorado

Denver, Colo.  –  Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Planet Center in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood.  The center will provide a home for dozens of free programs and courses for people over 60, bringing the award-winning OATS model to the Western States for the first time. 

CASA’s Light of Hope Event Raises Over $148,000

Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo. – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties hosted its annual Light of Hope Fundraising Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15th at The Westin Westminster’s new Legacy Ballroom and raised more than $148,000. Funds raised will aid CASA’s mission of providing specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASA Volunteers, to […]

Statewide campaign launches to recruit 2,020 CASA volunteers by the end of 2020

Colorado has launched the “Change a Child’s Story” campaign in an effort to recruit 2,020 additional CASA volunteers by the end of 2020. Last year — with only 2,179 CASA volunteers in Colorado — 4,857 children were assigned a CASA volunteer to walk beside them, representing approximately 37% of all children served through an open child welfare involvement in […]

AARP Colorado announces winner of its most prestigious volunteer award

Denver, Colo. – AARP Colorado today named Carol Pace of Denver to receive the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award.

Evan Hyatt joins Care Synergy as Director of Marketing and Communications

With nearly 20 years of extensive experience in healthcare marketing, development communications, administration and operations Evan Hyatt is joining Care Synergy, as of October 2019, in the role of Director of Marketing and Communications.

107 years old!

Elisabeth Boeker, born the same year the Titanic sank: 1912 celebrated her 107th birthday on September 25th, 2019.  Elisabeth was raised in Missouri, as the daughter of a minister she played the organ in church during her father’s sermons.  After graduating high school in 1930, Elisabeth went to nursing school to become a registered nurse at […]

Challenges in Finding Housing Supports in Jefferson County

By Maureen McDevitt ~ Did you know that “Based on a U.S. average of 100, Jefferson County scores a 128.41” and “Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference?2” If you are one of the people impacted by the raising costs of housing, you are not alone. Many people encounter challenges in […]

Kavod Staff Win Prestigious National Health Equity Award

Denver, Colo. – Michael Klein and Gabriel Sanders of Kavod Senior Life (Kavod) were chosen as the winners of the highly competitive 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – LeadingAge Health Equity Award. This award recognizes individuals who successfully implement a systems change approach to reduce health disparities regarding access to quality care, education, employment, […]

Pets Need Disaster Plans Too!

Dumb Friends League and Hill’s Pet Nutrition partner to promote pet preparedness in natural disasters and other emergencies DENVER (September 19, 2019) In recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month in September, the Dumb Friends League is joining Hill’s Pet Nutrition and its network of animal shelter partners in a community awareness campaign to provide pet parents […]

Five Things You Must Teach Your Parents to Be Safe Online

Report Finds Record-High Internet Use Among Older Generation September 26, 2019. It’s official — social media and smartphones are no longer the exclusive domain of millennials and generation Y. A new study has found that no less than 67% of 65-74s in the UK and the USA use the internet, with 34% having social media accounts.

Spending Time with Pets Provides Benefits for Older Adults

Castle Rock senior care experts say seniors who interact with animals feel less depressed and isolated CASTLE ROCK, CO – September 26, 2019 – Social isolation is becoming an increasingly common issue, with one in five Americans reporting they feel lonely. Seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings. In fact, 43 percent say they experience loneliness regularly. A new survey[1] of adults […]

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