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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.

Aarp Foundation Receives Funding To Expand Voice Technology Program To Colorado

Grant Supports Effort to Create More Vibrant Communities for Seniors in Affordable Housing  AARP Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

Creative Eldering: Sleep Well For Your Health

For centuries, people in all cultures have developed lullabies to encourage sleep, especially for infants and children. Adults find them pleasurable and effective as well. In 1849, Johannes Brahms composed a beautiful lullaby that has endured for almost two centuries. His relaxing lullaby is very popular and, of course, is available in many different styles […]

2020 Brings Major Changes To Medicare Beneficiaries

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Each year as we near the end of the year, Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their current coverage and decide if the plan(s)n in which they are enrolled still meets their needs.  This year is no different.

Understanding Social Security Spouse’s Benefits

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) runs from October 15 – December 7. Check your plans! Make sure it’s still the best for you. Benefits in Action can help. 720-221-8354. There can be a lot that goes into choosing between a Medicare stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D), or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Benefits […]

Simple and to the Point, Period Kits

Simple and to the point, that is what Period Kits aims to be. With a name that doesn’t attempt to dodge the mission it strives to uphold. Period Kits provides a 90-day supply of sanitary period products to individuals experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

Creative Eldering – Digestive Discomfort

Do you wonder if your digestive system is working well?   Do you have heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, belching, constipation, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements? These are all symptoms of an unhappy digestive system.

Life-long lawyer pursues new career as fulltime pastor for Aurora church

A life-long lawyer who decided to pursue a new career in the ministry is now the pastor for Holy Family Church in Aurora. Cynthia Drew, once a practitioner of environmental law, succeeds pastor Scott Jenkins, who founded Holy Family in 1998, and recently retired.

Medicaid Can Help With Long Term Care Costs

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO  – As families become overwhelmed with providing care for their mother or father, they often find long term care to be expensive and out of their reach. According to Genworth, the monthly cost of homemaker services is about $4900, adult day care is $1600, assisted living is $4000, a […]

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