Staying Safe: How to Handle Threats, Scams, and More

By Krista Hanley, We Are Safer Together LLC ~ Have you ever been in a situation that didn’t feel right, but you didn’t know what to do? I teach safety classes, and I’m constantly thinking of how to keep the people around me safe from verbal, physical, emotional, and financial violence. When a senior friend […]

Dry January and beyond: stop drinking for your health

By Dr. Matthew Husa, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado Millions of people worldwide are participating in the health movement of Dry January, simply choosing not to drink alcohol for the month.  Because many Americans reported increasing their alcohol intake during Covid, there is concern that consumption has remained high even after the pandemic ended. […]

21 Mental Health Facts That Can Help Your Loved Ones

By Stanley Popovich ~ I dealt with fear and anxiety for over twenty years and there are 21 facts that I discovered during my mental health struggles that can help anyone who struggles with fear and anxiety.

DDPHE Offers Health and Safety Tips for Upcoming Frigid Weather

Protect yourself and your pets from the arctic cold ~ DENVER — Already cold temperatures will drop to dangerously low levels over the weekend and could pose health and safety concerns. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) offers guidance to keep residents and their pets safe and healthy during this time.

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2024

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 13 million Americans by 2050, including 76,000 Coloradans today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you contemplate your New Year’s resolutions for 2024, consider there are steps you can take yourself to maintain and improve your cognitive function.

Finding Your Passion: Living Your Best Life

By Gwyneth Short, ATC, MS, CMT Transitions Senior Care ~ What’s next vs. What’s now? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do? Maybe it’s to start a new business or move to a new job. Maybe it’s a new hobby or project. Older adults spend a lot of time thinking about and planning for […]

Older Adults Encouraged to Stay Safe

I am Ryan Falkner, the Senior Resource Deputy at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  I have been with the sheriff’s office for 16 years.  During my time, I have been assigned to the jail, inmate transportation, court security, patrol, and now community resources.  I have also been on special teams such as S.O.R.T. (SWAT for […]

6 Tips On How To Discuss Your Mental Health With Others

By Stan Popovich ~ It can be frustrating to struggle with your mental health and to get your family and friends to understand where you are coming from.  Although most people may be understanding, there is usually one or two people who will make things more challenging for you.

Denver Highlights Mental Health this Holiday Season

DDPHE offers tips to manage seasonal stress ~ DENVER — There are many reasons to celebrate the holiday season: getting together with friends, the excitement around special occasions and more. But along with highs, come the lows: loneliness, grief, anxiety and frustration. Seasonal stress makes things far from merry and bright. As the holidays approach, […]

Expert Warns Coloradans of Hidden Home Damages After a Scorching Summer

Gutter clogs, mold growth and drafts among heat-induced damages. Infographic with advice on how to prevent the heat-induced home problems. Rodriguez-Zaba available for interviews. Following an intensely hot summer, homeowners might be facing unforeseen expenses as the effects of the extreme heat become evident. Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, founder of Servicemaster Restoration by Zaba (a certified woman and minority-owned business) […]

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Urges Caution as West Nile Virus Cases Increase

Severe mosquito season leading to a spike in cases across Colorado ~ DENVER— The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is urging residents to take caution after several suspected cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the last three weeks. DDPHE disease intervention specialists are currently investigating six cases of West Nile […]

Keeping Cool this Summer

In the heat of summer, it’s vital to remember to help seniors stay cool in the warm weather. If your Mom or Dad enjoys being outdoors in the fresh air, it’s a big plus – we simply need to be mindful of the effect of temperature on an older adult. Just as in the winter […]

Three Tips to Help Men Make Health a Priority This Summer

By Dr. Amit Arwindekar, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global ~ Summer is a great time to focus on fitness, especially for men. While for some men their health may be a secondary concern, the summer months offer an opportune time to help raise awareness of the health challenges men face and encourage them to take action […]

Alzheimer’s and extreme heat: exercise caution

As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Denver Offers Tips, Free Community Class to Protect Pets During Emergency

Denver Animal Protection, Office of Emergency Management partner up to teach residents how to create a pet preparedness plan ~ DENVER— No one can predict every impending disaster. The Marshall Fire is one example, when a wildfire destroyed or damaged more than 1,200 homes in December 2021—and led to the deaths of an estimated 1,000 […]