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Pride Month spotlights Alzheimer’s challenges

While June is Pride Month, a celebration of and for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, it also provides a reminder that a significant portion of the population faces additional challenges with regard to the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States: Alzheimer’s disease.

A new type of dementia that has been identified

By Kelley Horton ~ “A new type of dementia that has been identified”. The actual findings were published in the peer-review journal Brain. The study, conducted by a team of 22 international researchers, was led by Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky.

Making Sure You Have Access to Food

You may not know it, but you could qualify for food assistance through Colorado’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is a nutrition program whose purpose is to assist limited-income households purchase food.

Senior Identity Theft: How to Stay Safe

By Greg Mahnken ~ You’ve heard all the advice for keeping your identity safe in today’s day and age. Don’t give out personal information on the phone. Legitimate agencies will never call you and demand payment over the phone. Never wire money to a stranger.

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: Learn 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association® to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – June 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ The column for June presents readers with what happened to the legislation written about in Colorado’s Citizen Legislature during the 2019 legislative session. Senate Bill 19-072: SB 072 was postponed on February 14th. SB 072 would have established a bill of rights for persons protected through guardianship and defined a “protected […]

Adams/E. Arapahoe RSVP – SHOUT Highlights April 2018 – March 2019.

During the past grant year there were 103637 hours donated by 601 volunteers in nine categories of service. Meals on Wheels: 47 volunteers helped to deliver meals to 500 homebound clients, donating a total of 8311.75 hours. Surveys were returned by 117 clients, with all indicating that the services provided also increased social ties and […]

AARP Statement on HHS Rule on Television Ads for Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON—The following statement is from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final rule on including prescription drug list prices in all direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertising.

Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 was Amazing!

Our first and second tries at hosting Senior Day at the Capitol were canceled due to bad weather but finally we came together on Wednesday, April 24th. All of our sponsors, panelists and the Honorable Governor Jared Polis worked with our new date and attended. The Governor released a Colorado State Proclamation declaring April 24th […]

Seniors’ Resource Center

Since 1978, Seniors’ Resource Center has been providing services to seniors. We started under Jefferson County Department of Social Services as a small department that handled inquiries about senior services and volunteer opportunities. Soon it became evident that there was a need for an agency dedicated to assisting seniors. Today Seniors’ Resource Center provides services, […]

To almost 4 million women living with Alzheimer’s: Happy Mother’s Day

When we gather on May 12 to celebrate Mother’s Day, give a special prayer for the nearly 4 million women across the United States who are living with a unique challenge: Alzheimer’s disease. Roughly two-thirds of the nearly six million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s are women. Supporting and caring for these six […]

Creative Eldering: Be Good To Your Pancreas, It Might Help Your Blood Sugar Level

There are at least 220 million people with diabetes worldwide, and as of 2009 every three minutes an additional person is diagnosed with diabetes.1 You yourself probably know someone struggling with one of its three types, especially Diabetes type II, which effects all age groups in all “modern cultures” (cultures who eat processed foods). You […]

Colorado’S Citizen Legislature – May 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ Colorado’s General Assembly adjourns on May 3rd. The June column of Colorado’s Citizen Legislature will present readers with what happened to legislation written about this session. House Bill 19-1317: Titled “The Creation of a Refundable Income Tax Credit for Qualifying Seniors that Replaces the Senior Property Tax Exemption, and in Connection […]

DenverConnect Delivers an Innovative Satellite Community Center To Older Adults

Office of the Attorney General, Denver Mayor’s Office, and other local agencies partner to combat isolation and fraud ~ Apr. 12, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.) — Attorney General Phil Weiser, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Jayla Sanchez Warren, Director of the Area Agency on Aging today launched DenverConnect, an innovative mobile resource center that will […]

Jodi’s Race for Awareness Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

10 Years of Raising Awareness of Ovarian Cancer – One of the largest ovarian cancer walks in the country is scheduled for June 8, 2019 at City Park ~ DENVER, Colo. – Anniversaries are especially important when you’re a cancer survivor, which is one reason 70-year-old Judye Wahlberg is so excited to participate in the […]

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