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Colorado Medicaid

By Dick Dorrough ~ In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado and is administered by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Medicaid is a wide-ranging health care insurance program for low-income individuals of all ages.

How fear and falling are connected

Colorado’s older adults experience more than 200,000 falls each year, and one-third require emergency medical services, which can often result in hospital stays. The fear of falling can be overwhelming, as many people have seen the results of a loved one’s fall, or maybe even experienced a fall. If you have fallen in the past, […]

Pueblo Senior Care Community Names New Dir. of Admissions & Marketing

PUEBLO, COLO. (April 2021) – Sharmar Village (Sharmar) — Pueblo’s family-owned Senior Care Community — is pleased to announce longtime team member, Carlee Jimenez has adopted the role of director of admissions and marketing to support its group of dedicated professional caregivers.

The millionaire next door

From humble beginnings to unsung accomplishments, alumna saves millions and recognizes CU Nursing in her estate ~ By Dana Brandorff ~ When Sue Mower was cleaning out her cousin’s room at an assisted living facility where she lived prior to her death, she opened a kitchen cupboard and saw rows and rows of tiny disposable […]

Senior Living Communities are Safe and Open

What a year 2020 was for all of us and especially for those who were living in senior living.  When everything shut down in March 2020, senior living had to pivot and activate their emergency plans to keep their residents safe.  All the Front Range and throughout Colorado, senior living communities did an amazing job […]

Does removing trip hazards make you safer?

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and Nymbl are committed to helping Colorado’s older adults achieve their best health, free from falling.  Every day, there are trip hazards around you that can increase your risk of falling. However, simply removing them does not necessarily prevent you from falling. This is because trip hazards are […]

5 Things Retirees Will Wish They Had Known Sooner

Many people planning for retirement anticipate those post-working years eagerly, ready to veg out after a life of toil. Others plan with greater anxiety, unsure whether they even have an identity without their jobs. But it may be that retirement these days is far different from what either point of view envisions.

Caring for Denver Foundation Seeks to Invest $10 Million in Supports to Improve the Provision of Care

Denver, CO – Caring for Denver Foundation is seeking to partner with organizations and agencies to increase Denver residents’ ability to find accessible, community-informed mental health and substance misuse care through a new Care Provision funding opportunity. The funding aims to foster a continuum of quality care that reflects, represents, and values unique cultures and needs, […]

AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting 2021 Applications

The program funds quick-action projects; Application Deadline is April 14, 2021 ~ AARP Colorado invites community organizations and local governments across the state to apply for the 2021 Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund quick-action projects that can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands […]

Mental Health Advocates Introduce Bill To Support People in Recovery, Address Health Care Workforce Shortage

With Bipartisan Support, HB 21-1021 Seeks to Improve Peer Support Services ~ DENVER—In the past two years, the number of Coloradans who didn’t receive mental health or substance use care that they needed nearly doubled—yet, in 2019, Colorado’s behavioral health workforce only met 30% of the state’s need. Mental Health Colorado, Representative Rod Pelton (R), and Representative Yadira Caraveo (D) just introduced House Bill 21-1021 […]

Strength’s impact on your balance

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and Nymbl are committed to helping Colorado’s older adults achieve their best health, free from falling. When it comes to strength, it’s common to experience a natural loss of muscle as you age. Because muscle is often associated with strength, it’s easy to assume that strength is the […]

Brothers Aging in Place Initiative works to empower seniors

Lakewood resident Linn Argabrite had been searching for senior services before he stumbled upon housing nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment and its Aging in Place Initiative — a free program that works to empower Colorado seniors.

New App Available for Transportation Help

By Karin Stewart ~ The Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council has created a mobile app designed to assist older adults with finding transportation that fits their needs in the Denver Metro area. The mobile app is called Getting There and is available for iPhones/iPads and Androids. The app is free to download and use […]

TACT and Easterseals Colorado Join Forces to Address Autism Unemployment Crisis

At 90 percent, the autism community has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Two leading Colorado nonprofits are working to change that—together ~ DENVER, January 21, 2021—Easterseals Colorado and TACT (Teaching the Autism Community Trades), today announced that TACT has become an official member of the Easterseals Colorado Affiliate Network (ESCAN). ESCAN is an […]

Colorado Artists Create Age-Positive Birthday Cards as Part of Changing the Narrative’s Anti-Ageism Campaign

DENVER – Frustrated by the racks of birthday card options that mock older adults, the anti-ageism group Changing the Narrative is making birthday card shopping fun again, producing ”age-positive” cards—designed by Colorado artists—that reflect the true joys of growing older.

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