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New Survey on Rx

AARP Survey: Majority of Older Americans Concerned About Affording Prescription Drugs Vast majorities want Congress to act on pricing this year ~ WASHINGTON—A new AARP survey released today shows that more than half (58%) of adults 50 and older are concerned they will not be able to afford prescription drugs over the next few years for themselves […]

Colorado Senior Lobby is Now Colorado Center for Aging

Colorado Senior Lobby has announced that starting in June 2021, the organization is changing its name to the Colorado Center for Aging (CCA). This change does not alter the fundamental mission of continuing to strengthen the aging network by raising the voice of older Coloradans.

Aarp Seeks 2021 Andrus Award For Community Service Nominees

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus Coloradans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

5 Reasons to Hire an Organizer for Your Parents

By Theresa Cashman, Founder of Clearing Spaces ~ Your parents are getting older. It’s harder for them to maintain their home. They’re starting to consider other alternatives but seem hesitant because of the amount of stuff they’ve accumulated over the years. This is SO common! Many people avoid making a move as they enter their […]

Death midwives helping the dying do it better

Colorado End-Of-Life Doulas Are Dying To Help – Death Doulas Support The Dying And Their Families ~ In America, the subject of death is the elephant in the middle of the dining room table. We pretend that it isn’t sitting there staring us down, waiting to introduce itself up close and personal. Our refusal to […]

June 30th Deadline to move from Medigap Plan F to G

By Linda K. Schreiner ~ Colorado residents enrolled in a Medicare Supplement Plan F have a one-time Guaranteed Issue opportunity to change to Plan G but only through June 30, 2021. Guaranteed Issue means there is no underwriting, and the insurance companies cannot turn you down. This means you can shop the plans again for […]

Spread the Word!!

Are you enrolled in a Plan F, C, or High Deductible F Medigap Policy in Colorado?  There is a time-sensitive and incredibly important regulation for folks in Colorado who have a Medicare Supplement Plan F, Plan C, or High Deductible Plan F. Sadly, few people know about this one-time opportunity to change and it ends […]

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, […]