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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.

Overview of Senior Living Options: Where Do I Start?

There are many things to consider when the time comes to downsize from a large family home, such as: what kind of community is going to meet your needs and wants? What can you afford?  What do you want the next chapter of your life to look like? My goal is to give you a […]

Downsizing Safely and Effectively in Your Senior Years

By Jim Smith, Realtor® ~ Are you thinking that now’s the time to leave your big-house life behind? If so, you’re in luck. Despite the pandemic, the real estate market is strong and interest rates are low, making it a great time to sell and buy. But you can’t go into the process blindly. Here […]

Tis The Season To Give Back to Aging Adults in our Community

Home Instead’s Be a Santa to a Senior Program finds new ways spread cheer ~ DENVER, CO – Nov. 19, 2020 At a time when it may be more important than ever, Home Instead’s® seasonal favorite Be a Santa to a Senior returns stronger than ever with new options for community participation.

End of Life Doula

By Vanessa Johnston ~ I am a Death Doula. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘doula’, it means a caregiver and comes from the Greek language. Perhaps you’ve heard of a birth doula? A birth doula is someone who cares for the mother during childbirth so that she may have the most beautiful and […]

Colorado Talking Book Library has helpful information for elections

Colorado Talking Book Library has helpful information available to their patrons during election season. The first is the audio version of the Colorado Blue Book available on our website at: If you are unable to download the audio files from our website, call the library and one of our Reader Advisors can send you […]

What Old People Know

By Lucy Rose Fischer ~ All summer, I enjoy cherries and peaches—the luscious summer fruits, which dribble juice on our chins, necks and fingertips. Peaches and cherries are pricey, even when they’re in season—costing more than apples or even the lovely clementines that we get in winter. I treat myself to lots of cherries and […]

Denver-Based Senior Living Not-For-Profit Names Future CEO

Denver, CO:  Christian Living Communities (CLC), a Colorado-based not-for-profit senior living services organization, named Jill Vitale-Aussem as their future President and CEO replacing Terry Rogers, who announced his departure in February for a position in Florida.

Green House Homes At Mirasol Growing To Nine Homes By Fall

The skilled-nursing community will be expanding with 30 new private suites and various employment opportunities ~ LOVELAND, Colo. – August 13, 2020 – The Green House Homes at Mirasol in Loveland, Colorado are opening three new homes in their older adult living community under the leadership of the Loveland Housing Authority (LHA). Of the new […]

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