Older Americans Are More at Risk for Health Issues Related to Social Isolation and Loneliness during Holidays

By Dr. Todd Wisser, Internal Medicine Physician with New West Physicians ~ We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may be difficult for older adults who are more vulnerable […]

Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues and Stay Well This Holiday Season

Tips for taking care of your mental and emotional health from the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment ~ DENVER – For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For others, the holiday season brings an increase in stress and feelings of anxiety, frustration, tiredness, or loneliness. Studies show that nearly […]

How to Help Parents & Grandparents Leave the Empty Nest

Vacating the family home can be hard for many older Americans who are still living in a large house that was once bustling with family activity, but is now just too big to manage. Although it may be difficult to leave all the memories behind, the move to a smaller home can be an exciting […]

Health Tips to Reduce Risks of Age-Related Eye Diseases

September is Healthy Aging Month ~ NEW YORK (September 03, 2021) — As people age, they are at higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions that can cause low vision and impact quality of life. These include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. September is Healthy Aging Month and a great time […]

Tips to Help Older Adults in Colorado Learn How to Reduce Risk for Falls During Prevention Month

By Dr. Stacie Pinderhughes, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Medical Director for Colorado ~ As we age, we begin to learn – sometimes firsthand – how devastating a fall can be. It isn’t quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way.

5 Tips for Supporting Brain Health During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Dr. Stacie Pinderhughes ~ June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness of the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s and to educate people about brain health, including risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Tips to Fight Mold and Humidity

Now that the start of the summer is here, the warmer temperatures and heavy humidity have local families blasting air conditioning in their homes for relief. The problem– when we pump cold air through our home’s ducts- combined with warm, humid air on the outside- we create condensation and moisture that can lead to mold.

Tips for Helping an Older Friend to Thrive

By Beverly Nelson ~ As we get older, we may need more help in order to live our best lives. For many seniors, this means turning to family for support. These days, however, people are more spread out than ever before, and your senior friends may not have family nearby who can give them the […]

Preparing Pets as Their Humans Return to Work

Denver Animal Protection offers tips to help pets adjust to being home alone again ~ (DENVER)—With COVID-19 restrictions easing and more people returning to the workplace, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) wants to help pet owners prepare their furry family members for the transition ahead.

Ways to Declutter Your Home Prior to Moving

If you plan to move in a few months, home improvement may seem unnecessary, especially if you already have a buyer. You do not want to move closets overstuffed with unnecessary items. It aggravates the stress of moving by increasing the packing time. Besides, reducing clutter means you will not pay the moving company transport […]

Tips to help make the most of your health plan in 2021

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ Last year was a difficult year as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our country, impacting families and communities nationwide. The health challenges of the pandemic also provided a crucial reminder about the importance of health care. For many Colorado residents, new health plan […]

Online Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

By Karin Stewart ~ Holiday shopping might look a bit differently for most of us this year. We may be looking to more on-line shopping as we stay safer-at-home. Unfortunately, more on-line shopping means more opportunities to potentially fall victim to on-line scammers and fraudsters.

Tips on Finding the Right Community for Retirement

By Randy Berman ~ The Baby Boomers of today are retiring in record numbers and as active as they are, many are challenging a number of popular stereotypes about retirement and aging. And in today’s environment, picking the right community can mean all the difference in enjoying the lifestyle one seeks.

How Can A Divided Nation Unify?

6 Tips On Learning How To Compromise ~ By Jim White, PhD ~ Americans are sharply divided as the presidential election nears. While that’s not unusual in an election year, studies have indicated that the nation has never been more polarized, a trend that’s apparent everywhere from social media to the halls of Congress.

5 Tips To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Summer is upon us, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika.

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