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Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar. 2019

By Doris Beaver ~ Senate Bill 19-005: As introduced, SB 002 creates new Article 51 in Title 25 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, to be known as the “Colorado Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act” for the exclusive benefit of Colorado residents. The legislative declaration points out:

Creative Eldering – The Hidden Truth About Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease

Most people think (unfortunately have been brainwashed to think) that the secret to avoiding clogged arteries, heart attacks, and strokes is to be sure you take a statin drug every day for the rest of your life. NOT TRUE. That old outdated premise should have been thrown out decades ago.

Death and Taxes – Part 1

By Lynn Weitzel, BSN, Retired Hospice RN Case Manager ~ April 15th looms as tax day. April 16, ironically, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, designed to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. In plain language, that means you decide how you want […]

Denver Heart Month Activities

During American Heart Month in February 2019, thousands of American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers will raise awareness about heart diseases and stroke, the number one and number five killers of all Americans.

As Tax Season Approaches, Consider the Potential Costs of Alzheimer’s

As Tax Day draws near and people are looking closely at their finances, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages families to proactively plan for the potential financial impact of the most expensive disease: Alzheimer’s and dementia.

An affordable alternative to grocery shopping in Denver 

Bondadosa, which means ​kindness ​in Spanish, is a local social enterprise created  to help decrease food insecurity across Denver. Their mission is to create access  to groceries and goods through an online store in which members can find over  2000 items at affordable prices. 

Denver Wins Two Smart 50 Awards!

Smart City projects in Denver receive global recognition ~ DENVER – Smart 50 Awards today recognized two Denver Smart City projects among the most innovative and influential in the world for 2019. Smart 50 Award winners include Denver Smart City’s Living Lab on Federal Boulevard, which provides real-world testing of smart technology, and the Air Quality Community […]

NACCHO Disaster Preparedness Q&A

How Local Health Departments Protect Older Adults and People with Disabilities During Natural Disasters ~ Washington, DC, January 23, 2019.  The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments.  Here, preparedness director Nick Boukas describes the particular vulnerability of older adults and people with disabilities during disasters like […]

Assistance Available For High Winter Heating Costs

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, CO.   This is the season when many individuals face high utility costs.  Both renters and homeowners can qualify for utility assistance if the household income per month is less than $1670 ($2264 for a couple). Regardless of the amount of money that you have in resources, you are still […]

Denver’s Gentrification has another historic community organization in its cross hairs

Tubman Hilliard Global Academy K-8th Grade Facing Unjust Eviction by City Officials Denver, Colo., December 10 – Most kids in school, this time of year, are dreaming of winter break. Unfortunately, the staff and students of THGA are facing the end of a 25-year history of service in Denver’s inner city. Denver Housing Authority is attempting to […]

Don’t Just Complain About Politics, DO SOMETHING

The elections are over (at last). Our candidates, or initiatives, or whatever, either lost or won. Either way, be assured we will be complaining soon: “Representative Smith (or Jones) is not doing what she/he promised”. “I would never have voted for that Initiative if they had explained it better”.

AARP Colorado-designed Geotourist tour wins International Travel & Tourism Award for the Best in LGBT Travel

Audio Tour of Denver GLBT History by AARP Colorado is awarded the Gold prize ~ London, UK, November 7, 2018 — Geotourist won the Gold award for its audio tour of GLBT History of Denver. The award was presented by WTM, World Travel Market, at a ceremony held on Tuesday, earlier this month at London’s […]

CASA Cookies Count! Give the Gift of a Voice to a Child in Need

Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo. – We are over halfway through our CASA Cookies Count! We are offering a plate (6 large holiday-shaped cookies) for a $20 donation, and a platter (24 count large holiday-shaped cookies) for a $60 donation. The perfect gift for family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers during the holiday season!

Homes for Hope Open in Adams County

Newly renovated homes to provide emergency foster care for children ~ Homes for Hope officially opened to provide emergency foster care for children in Adams County ages 0-18 for up to 30 days while alternative kinship home, foster home, or return to parent(s) options are explored. Two single-family homes have been renovated and will be […]

Creative Eldering: Are Your Symptoms Really Drug Side Effects?

The first principle to understand is that drugs are chemicals that require a considerable amount of processing once they are taken into your body. Typically, drugs are synthetically manufactured using a base of petroleum distillates (yes that’s right toxic, non-edible petroleum products) and many other chemicals. Then synthetic colorings and fillers are added to the […]

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