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AARP Colorado Statement on Strong Bipartisan Senate Finance Committee Vote for the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019

AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy issued the following statement July 26, 2019, applauding Sen. Michael Bennet for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee’s Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019:

Indulge for CASA Raises Nearly $130,000 To Serve 110 Children

Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo. – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties hosted its annual Indulge for CASA event on Thursday, July 19th at Balistreri Vineyards and raised nearly $130,000.  Funds raised will aid CASA’s mission of providing specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASA Volunteers, to advocate for abused and neglected children […]

Residents in Subsidized Housing Now Eligible for Help With Rent

By Eileen Doherty~ Denver, CO – Revisions to the PTC-104 bill passed this last legislative session.  PTC-104 is a combination of two grant rebate programs for Colorado residents. One grant is for a property tax and rent assistance rebate, the other grant is for a heat and fuel expenses rebate.

Local Ex-Navy SEAL Joins 1,000-Mile Bike Ride to Raise Money for Neuro Rehab Center

Denver’s Pat Shelton joins SEAL classmates on mission to help ‘unsung heroes facing physical disabilities and cultural disadvantages’ ~ Former Navy SEALs who have served in some of the most vital – and dangerous – military hot spots across the globe are joining together in retirement to undertake a new kind of mission: deploying into […]

The good, the bad and the ugly about cognitive function

Reputable scientists are excited about how certain brain nutrients may improve brain health, even in people with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia  ~ First, the bad news. Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for about 70 percent of total dementia cases. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 60, […]

Alzheimer’s advice as near as a phone, computer for rural Coloradans

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents live in the mere three percent of our country defined as “urban.” That leaves 88 million people* spread across the remaining 97 percent considered “rural America.” While living in rural America certainly has its appeals, access to healthcare is not among them. There are 58 percent fewer general practice […]

Age-Friendly Jefferson County

Aging in a community that is inclusive, accessible, and supportive helps strengthen the well-being of all citizens. On Tuesday, June 11, Jefferson County was designated an Age-Friendly community by AARP and the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities . AARP representatives, Bob Murphy and Roberto Ray, presented the certificate.

Former Rocky Flats Workers Invited to Italian Luncheon with EEOICPA Benefits Expert

Denver, CO – Nuclear Care Partners is hosting a free Italian Luncheon for former Rocky Flats Workers to connect them with other former workers as well as provide education and guidance regarding the no-cost medical benefits and financial compensation they may qualify for through the Department of Labor’s Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOICPA). […]

Ms. Colorado Senior America – 25th Crowning highlights the “Age of Elegance”

Ms. Lori VanNoy-Adams of Centennial was crowned Queen at the 25th Annual Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant which was held at the PACE Theatre- Parker, Co on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Queen Lori’s court consists of first runner up Ms. Pamela Jeanine Andersen, and second runner up Ms. Marla Downer, both from Aurora. Other contestants […]

The Future of Aging

What impact might the expansion of health span have on society? ~ ​In a future of health focused on preventing disease, aging may no longer be defined by disease, but, rather, extended vitality. This shift could have far-reaching implications. WHAT IMPACT might the expansion of health span—the amount of time that one is healthy in life—have on […]

When Should I Worry About Memory Loss?

As we age, memories can become more elusive. We compensate. Lists on the refrigerator. Reminders to ourselves. Sticky notes all over. But what happens when memory loss begins to disrupt our daily lives? When we have difficulty completing familiar tasks? When we have trouble retracing our steps? Where can you turn for knowledgeable and confidential […]

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.

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