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The Top 5 Concerns Facing Older Adults in Our Community

As we age we hope that our lives will become easier and without the stresses our younger years gave us.  In many instances that is exactly how it happens.  However, for many older adults there are specific challenges and concerns that become more immediate and important and finding solutions can be daunting.

How Some Coloradans’ Health Habits Changed During COVID-19

By Dr. Michael Bess, Vice President of Health Care Strategies for UnitedHealthcare ~ Are you finding yourself walking more or struggling with your diet these days? If so, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, including some of our daily habits that may have an impact on […]

What you Eat Affects How You Move

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Just like the gas you put in your car affects its performance; the food you eat impacts your mobility.    The Mediterranean diet is widely studied and recognized as a model of healthy eating.  Lots of research shows that eating a Mediterranean-style diet can help prevent heart disease, neurodegenerative conditions […]

AARP advocacy results in big win for consumers before the Colorado PUC

In a major victory for consumers, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) lowered Xcel’s return on equity (ROE) from its current 9.83 percent to 9.3 percent effective January 1, 2020, based on the position of AARP and other interveners in the company’s latest electric rate case.

Local vs. National

By Jim Doyle ~ Technology really is amazing. There are so many things possible via a computer or phone that weren’t possible a decade ago. For people who struggle with mobility, this is a life saver! However, there are still areas where face-to-face communication is preferred. Certainly, the best option of all is a company […]

How To Choose An Elder Law Attorney

By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~ How do seniors choose an attorney? You must pick an attorney who specializes in the type of law you need. These days all attorneys are specialized because we cannot keep current on every type of law. It is important to choose an attorney who has handled the type of […]

The Choice is Yours: Choosing a Respite Care Provider

By Tia Sauceda, Seniors’ Resource Center ~ If you’re a family caregiver, you know that providing support for your loved one can feel like a full-time job. Finding a balance between caretaking and other responsibilities can be overwhelming, but with a Respite Provider, your loved one receives the care they need while giving you time […]

A Pain In My @**

It is a very rare person who has never experienced pain. In fact, there do exist genetic disorders in which people cannot feel pain. Research shows that individuals afflicted with these pain-free conditions actually have a predictably shorter lifespan since they are much more prone to injury and less able to determine that they are […]

Aging Well: A Way to Ride to a Better Future?

By Dave Ruchman, Co-Chair of Local Coordinating Council serving Jefferson County ~ Many of us drive alone in a vehicle when we want to go somewhere. But what if, one day, we wake up and can no longer drive? Most seniors understand there will come a day when we can no longer drive. When the […]

How To Treat Vertigo – Best Way To Treat Vertigo

Governor John W. Hickenlooper to be presented with the 2019 Spreading Wings Award

Award presentation to occur at Wings Over the Rockies’ Spreading Wings Gala Denver, CO – October 24, 2018 – Colorado non-profit Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is pleased to announce Governor John Hickenlooper as the recipient of their 2018 Spreading Wings Award on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 PM.

The Dark Side of Self-Directed IRAs

By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ It is quite common for employees who have a retirement plan through their employer, such as a 401(k) plan, to roll over their retirement assets to an individual retirement account (IRA) when they retire. The most common types of IRAs are Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. These kinds […]

Helping Veterans and Active Duty Military Memebers

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colo. ~ Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Social Security’s disability program is an […]

Active Minds Denver Area Events – Nov 2018

Active Minds Partner Events (Please see our sponsor information below on the right for more details) ● First, Do No Harm Dance Performance – October 25-28(Denver)  ● Breast Cancer Partner Support Group – October 25 (every 4th Thurs in Lone Tree)  ● Weight Loss Seminar – November 1 (monthly in Lone Tree)  ● Colonoscopy Saturday – November 3 (Lone Tree)  ● […]

The Dark Side of Self-Directed IRAs

By Gerald Rome, Colorado Securities Commissioner ~ It is quite common for employees who have a retirement plan through their employer, such as a 401(k) plan, to roll over their retirement assets to an individual retirement account (IRA) when they retire. The most common types of IRAs are Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. These kinds […]


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