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9Health Launches New Program “9Health Neighbors”

Denver, Colo. — March 27, 2020 — 9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has launched a new program, 9Health Neighbors, to provide answers to your health questions and a simple human connection during the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The 9Health Neighbors are dedicated 9Health medical volunteers who are […]

Dumb Friends League Building Animal Shelter In Alamosa County

DENVER  – The Dumb Friends League is expanding the services and care it provides to homeless pets across the state by building and operating San Luis Valley Animal Center, a new animal shelter in Alamosa County, CO.

Colorado Natural Gas Suspends Disconnections in Response to COVID-19

Centennial, CO – Colorado Natural gas (CNG) announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill.  This policy will remain in effect until April 30, 2020. At that time the company will evaluate whether to extend the suspension.

Counties to host live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall, March 11

Residents and business owners invited to submit questions to Tri-County Health in advance of and during live virtual town hall. ~ Direct access to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) from your local public health department just got easier for residents and businesses in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.

Official Notice – Rescheduling Salute To Seniors 8/22/2020

With an abundance of caution and concern to protect the health and welfare of older adults as it relates to the transmission of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), the recommendation of Governor Polis that we be especially mindful of keeping older adults safe, and a consultation with Wendy Bamberg, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Colorado Department of Public Health, […]

National Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Educational Conference Coming to Denver March 12

NEW YORK (February 11, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2020 national Educating America Tour is coming to Denver on Thursday, March 12 with a free Alzheimer’s and caregiver educational conference at the University of Denver, Craig Hall (1745 S. High Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Low Income Colorado Seniors Get More Help

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Everyone can use a few extra dollars.   Older adults age 65 and over or individuals who are disabled and who own property or who rent may be eligible to receive a PTC 104 rebate.  

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month!

Human trafficking includes: sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex & labor trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that occurs in every state, including Colorado.  The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12-14 years old. (US Department of Justice, Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section)  30% of […]

Start 2020 with easy heart-healthy eating tips

Heart attack rates rise each winter. Nutritionist recommends these simple food changes to help reduce your risk ~ By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS ~ Experts aren’t sure why people are more likely to have a heart attack during the winter than any other time of year. If following a heart-healthy diet is one of your […]

Mental Health and Substance Use Access Disparities Increased in Colorado from 2013 to 2017

Mental Health Parity in Law Does Not Equate to Parity in Practice Denver — In the midst of an opioid epidemic and increased suicide rates, Coloradans are finding it increasingly difficult to access affordable mental health and substance use care under their private insurance plans. A nationwide study by the actuarial firm Milliman sheds light on […]

More People Eligible for Assistance with High Utility Bills

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO.   Annually, people struggle with paying for high utility charges throughout the winter months, especially heating costs.  Colorado policy makers are hoping to bring relief to more Coloradoans this year. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is especially important to low income older adults as the income guidelines have […]

December 7 HOA Town Hall To Discuss Crucial Issues

All Are Welcome! More and more seniors find themselves living in Homeowner Associations, or HOAs. “Homeowner protections” has become a watchword in HOA reform efforts, which are much in the news lately. In May, Governor Jared Polis rocked the HOA world when he vetoed HB 1212, which, in his opinion, did not “include any homeowner […]

Medicare Launches Red Hand Symbol Citing Nursing Home Abuse

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Placing a family member in a nursing home is often fraught with fear, concern over care that will be provided, and safety.  Family members who are placed in a nursing home are vulnerable, sick, and often unable to advocate for themselves. Making decisions and finding the nursing […]

The Mindful Path

By Marilyn Halpern ~ Perhaps November is the best month to amble onto the mindful path.  Many credit Jon Kabat-Zinn a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for popularizing mindfulness.  He defines mindfulness as “the awareness that arises when we pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.”  Simply […]

Paws For A Cause

Senior Care Authority, in collaboration with our partners: the Senior Hub, Meals on Wheels, Arvada Fire Protection District, K9 First Aid and CPR, and Westminster Fire Department and Community Table invite you to join us for our 1st Annual Paws For A Cause Pet Food Pantry Food Drive, October 1 – November 15.

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