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Hi, I am Nancy Fenimore, your local Publisher of the Seniors Blue Book. For nearly 40 years the Seniors Blue Book has been the trusted source for all things Senior. Whether you are a Senior, a Caregiver, or a senior care provider looking to connect with Seniors and other local professionals, you have found the right place. If you are searching for resources, looking to promote your business, or simply want to know about senior activities in the Denver Metro area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your ‘go-to’ source for everything related to Aging Well and caring for your older loved ones!  Contact Us directly for any questions you may have. Enjoy! 

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Jul 21, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Denver through the Decades: The 1920s

Along with the rest of the nation, Denvers decade of relative introspection was followed by the frenetic 1920s. Driven underground, Denvers hidden world prospered in the shadows with renewed vigor. Americanism as a worthy goal unto itself would see many things in the city lost during this decade, all in the spirit of conformity. Denver embraced many novel ideas and technologies. From nobby fashions to movie pictures, it was a brave and bright new world! Get your ticket for the show!This presentation is free! Register online attreasureboxtours.com/upcoming-presentations.

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Oct 20, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Denver through the Decades: The 1950s

Denvers next decade of expansion was different from those previous, with a rapacity that would make enemies for future decades. The promise of the Atomic Age saw the shininess of the new, distracting many in Denver from the decay and loss at its core. June 3rd, 1950, a sad day that haunts the city still, saw the first of many mighty empires fall to dust in Denver. Above the maelstrom, skyscrapers rose and suburbs spread. A hundred years old, Denvers centennial would not see everything as rosy.This presentation is free! Register online attreasureboxtours.com/upcoming-presentations.

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Jul 22, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Summer Carnival & Classic Car Show

Join us for:Gift BagsCarnival FamesShoppingFood & DrinkAnd Sweets & TreatsQuestions, please call 303-421-4161.

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Jul 30, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Certified Case Manager (CCM) Exam Review Course

Fri, Jul 29, 2022 - 08:00am-4:00pm to Sat, Jul 30, 2022 -8:00am-04:00pmWhere: Sky Ridge Medical Center (10101 Ridgegate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124)*Pass guarntee for those who take the test with 35 days of taking the course*Hosted by CMSA Rocky Mountain Chapter and Sky Ridge Medical Center/HealthONEFor more details and to register:1.)Click here to begin the registration process:http://education.mededseminars.net/item/certified-case-manager-exam-review-hs-970712.)Select your desired tuition option.3.)Click on theAdd to Cartbutton located at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to the shopping cart.4.)Click on Proceed to Checkoutbutton located at the bottom of the page.5.)If you dont have an account, click on the Sign-Up button and complete the registration process.Please save your account information, as this is how you will access the PDF PowerPoints and take the evaluation to earn contact hours.6.)Check for your confirmation email.

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Local Aging Options

Wind Crest

Independent Living 3235 Mill Vista Rd, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80129

Wind Crest is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community. At Erickson communities across the nation, Americans are redefining their retirement years. This 62-plus lifestyle is more about experiences and possibilitiesand less about slowing down and settling in. Wind Crest is situated on a scenic 84-acre campus in Highlands Ranch. Take in the areas natural beauty and stunning views while enjoying convenient access to a multitude of shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Discover an atmosphere of comfort and convenience, where a variety of services and fulfilling activities are just a short stroll from your apartment home.

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The Ridge Pinehurst

Independent Living 7205 W Quincy Ave, Lakewood, Colorado, 80235

A distinctly inspired Denver retirement community, thoughtfully designed to deliver opportunity at every turn and bring the best of Colorado to your door. A bold new Lakewood area senior living option built to empower the independent-minded older adults of today and tomorrow. Making your home at The Ridge Pinehurst means surrounding yourself with nearly limitless options to ignite your interests and enjoy the company of peers who share your spirit. It means living life your way in an environment thats second to none, complete with the kind of high-end hospitality that unmistakably says youre home.

Learn More $3,500.00/month

Village at Belmar - The Vista

Assisted Living 7825 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, Colorado, 80226

Village at Belmar is a locally owned and operated community designed to provide an unparalleled lifestyle experience for seniors. Our innovative Village boasts enticing Independent Flats, innovative Assisted Living suites and a charming memory care with private suites, all dedicated to embracing dignity and respect, through wellness-based activities, in a pampered, caring place to call home. We call this philosophy Meaningful Connections TM. It is truly our passion and privilege to provide an elevated quality of life for those we serve through meaningful connections with residents, families, associates while providing quality care for our residents. With 24 hours of nursing daily, we are able to provide a much higher quality of care- including diabetic management.

Learn More $4,795.00/month

Serenity House Assisted Living

Assisted Living 4 Locations in Denver, Denver, Colorado, 80222

Serenity House Assisted Living is a Winner of the State Health Department "Best Practice" award. Owned and operated by Michael Zislis, a licensed Physical Therapist, Serenity House is uniquely positioned to provide residents with a variety of therapeutic activities, which are designed to be enjoyable as well as enhance independence. We are wheel chair accessible, manage incontinence and have on-call physician and nursing services.

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Different Types of Trusts

Trusts are useful estate planning tools that can accomplish a variety of goals. They can help avoid probate, minimize taxes, and be used to give property to minor or disabled loved ones. Trusts can be created during a persons lifetime (living trusts) or at the persons death (testamentary trusts). Some different types of trusts from both categories are discussed below.Living Trust A person can transfer their assets to a living trust and, as trustee, continue using their assets as they always have. If the trust is revocable, the person can amend or terminate the trust. If they become incapacitated or die, the successor trustee of their choice will continue to manage their assets the same way and will distribute the property remaining in the trust at their death to whomever they choose without the need for court involvement. Tax Planning Trusts Several different types of living trusts provide flexible alternatives for minimizing capital gains and estate taxes, including the charitable remainder trust (CRT), irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT), qualified personal residence trust (QPRT), grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT), and grantor retained unitrust (GRUT). The specific type of trust involved determines how it is funded, used during the persons lifetime, and distributed at the persons death.Testamentary Trusts A person can create a trust under a will, called a testamentary trust, which does not take effect until they are deceased. A will can contain a marital or family trust for tax planning. A person can also create a testamentary trust for the support and education of a beneficiary who is a minor. Finally, a person can create a testamentary special needs trust (TSNT) for a disabled beneficiary to pay for special needs that are not covered by public benefits programs, such as Medicaid, without affecting the beneficiary's eligibility for programs like Medicaid.Disability Trusts A disability trust is a type of living trust that allows a disabled person under the age of 65 to use her own assets for her special needs, other than food and shelter, and keep public benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The trust can be established by the persons parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or a court. If there are any funds remaining in the trust at the persons death or when they no longer require medical assistance from the state, those funds must be used to pay back the state medical assistance program up to the amount of assistance provided for the person. Similar to a disability trust, a third party discretionary trust (TPDT) allows people to give money to a disabled person without jeopardizing the persons Medicaid or SSI. The difference is that the assets remaining in the TPDT at the beneficiary's death do not have to be paid back to the state medical assistance program. Instead, they are distributed however the person who created the trust desires.Conclusion These are just a few of the trusts that can assist in accomplishing specific estate planning goals, including minimizing taxes, qualifying for public benefits, or avoiding probate administration. Trust planning can be complex, and an attorney can help you choose the right kind of trust to meet your needs. Marco Chayet is a partner, and Dawn Hewitt is an associate, in the law firm Chayet, Dawson & Danzo, LLC, (303) 355-8500. Their practice emphasizes elder law, guardianships, conservatorships, public benefits, probate, estate planning, and long-term care planning. They can be reached online at www.ColoradoElderLaw.com or by e-mail at Marco@ColoradoElderLaw.com or Dawn@ColoradoElderLaw.com.

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Moving Made Easy

I have helped over 100 seniors move into retirement communities they all say they wish they had done it sooner. Change is hard even the changes we really want and look forward to. You have worked hard on your home over the years; now let that equity work for YOU, to provide a lifestyle that is more in step with where you want to be at this different stage of your life! But what do you do first? You call a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) with over 30 years experience. This is a good first step in the decision to move to a retirement community.Perhaps you are wondering..How much is my house worth? You and your SRES will review recent sales in your area and come up with a price range. Review an accurate days on the market study. Ask your SRES to prepare an estimate of how much money you will net at closing. Give this information to your investment counselor to help you determine how you can use the interest from the investment to subsidize your income.What if my house needs work? Many buyers want as is properties but if your home needs work to go on the market have your SRES help you get estimates. Or maybe a pre-listing inspection would fill the bill.What about all my stuff ? there are excellent resources available to help seniors downsize a good estate liquidator will help you get top dollar for the items you will not need in a smaller space and professional companies are available to help organize your move down to every detail.Is it a good time to sell? Absolutely! Rates are low and buyers are abundant! Your house will not be in competition with distressed properties! Find an SRES with a cutting edge marketing program that will get your house sold!How do you coordinate the move-in date with the sale of your house? Many seniors have found that moving into their new apartments and letting their homes be shown vacant is the most convenient. It is easier to show your house and a lot less stress on you.Article submitted by Sandi Hewins SRES, Metro Brokers. She can be reached at 303-887-2509 or on the web at www.denverseniorrealestate.com

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The Importance of Intergenerational Programming

Intergenerational programming is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences for all who are involved. Elders love seeing and interacting with the children, and younger generations can learn valuable life lessons from our Elders. In traditional settings, these interactions would take place in family gatherings where relatives visit the Elders, and they would see their grandchildren and great grandchildren which allows them to remain as an integral part of family and overall community. Meaningful interaction and socialization contribute immensely to well-being and positive mental health in older adults. Long-term care communities strive to maintain the important connection between the generations through unique opportunities with activities and programs. Summer camps or school service volunteer programs occur in nursing homes so that Elders can enjoy socializing with children and participate in group activities together. More specific interventions such as art and music therapy groups, where Elders can pair up with a junior volunteer or a child to build relationships and participate in artmaking and music playing, are some of the popular non-pharmaceutical interventions that bring myriads of benefits such as decrease in physical pain, depression, and loneliness, as well as an increase in confidence and self-esteem. Social integration between Elders and younger generations promotes overall strength and unity in our communities.              While it has been difficult to navigate through the pandemic to maintain these intergenerational opportunities due to limited visitation, utilizing technology for video communication allows connections between the Elders and younger generations. Many virtual communication and activity options are explored constantly, ensuring these valuable relationships continue to thrive.  Editors Note: This article was submitted by San Baek, the Director of Resident Life at Shalom Park Nursing Home. San may be reached at 303-680-5000 or by email at San.Baek@shalompark.net.

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Medical Marijuana and Aging

Medical Marijuana and AgingCannabis has been used as healing remedy for many thousands of years in many cultures. And recently, modern science has discovered an endocannabinoid system naturally present in the brain from birth in all humans and many animals. Endocannabinoids are manufactured naturally by our bodies and cannabis is the only thing in nature which provides cannabinoids that fit the same receptors, which is the reason cannabis is so successful in treating a wide range of conditions.As baby boomers age, more seniors are turning to medical marijuana (cannabis) for illnesses many commonly deal with as we age. While it is fairly widely known that medicinal cannabis is effective in treating conditions such as glaucoma and the side effects of chemotherapy including nausea and vomiting, recent science indicating its effectiveness in many other conditions is less well known. Conditions which cannabis can be beneficial in treating include arthritis and other autoimmune disorders, cancer, IBD and Chron's disease, diabetes, neuropathic pain and Alzheimer's.I have coped with emphysema and within the last year my blood pressure has been lowered significantly and I no longer have to use inhaled steroids for inflammation of the lungs. My pulmonologist is quite pleased with my progress in fighting my disease and is well aware of my alternative medicinal practice. He concurs that I have improved and as I am only medicating with mmj [medical marijuana], it certainly [is evidence of] the all around benefits of mmj. I am 64 and it is such a pleasure to have the freedom to walk into a beautiful, clean mmj center where I feel safe, and has everything I need to feel better...physically and mentally. Judith, 64, Longmont, COIn January 2011, leading doctors in the field of cannabis science and medical marijuana law experts spoke at a conference at in Laguna Woods spoke to an audience of 1,000 seniors. Robert Platshorn has begun the Silver Tour, a traveling educational seminar and NORML is developing a Senior Alliance. The biggest concerns many seniors have when considering medical marijuana as an alternative to pharmaceuticals with much more severe side effects are: overcoming the stigma surrounding marijuana, obtaining safe access and avoiding the irritation to the lungs due to smoking. It should be noted that while smoking anything is not good for the lungs, marijuana has shown not to cause lung cancer and even presents a slight protective effect.There are many alternatives to smoking as a method of administration. Medical marijuana is now widely available in food and beverage form, tinctures, capsules and suppositories. Vaporizing cannabis with a vaporizer offers an inhaled form that has shown to be safe and effective. Your Medical Marijuana Center (a safe, State regulated facility), or Caregiver (a private provider) can help you decide what is right for you as an individual with your particular health conditions. Editors Note: This article was submitted by Shannon Lamoureux, of Colorado Dispensary Services in Boulder, Wheat Ridge & Denver, Colorado. She may be reached at 303-495-2195 or visit their website at, cdscenters.com

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Joyce's Happier Aging Story | Nurse Next Door Home Care

Nurse Next Door Home Care provides in-home care service and helps seniors do what they love. From golf and swimming to pottery and music, happiness is about rediscovering the fun in life. We are the experts in Happier Aging.

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One on One with Robin Avery Retreat at Church Ranch

The Retreat at Church Ranch aspires to be the very best assisted living by delivering high-quality personalized care for its residents, and also providing a high-quality place to work for its staff. Assisted living is a high trust venture, and ethical standards lay at the heart of the Retreat at Church Ranches business model. Doing what's right, and demonstrating great judgment sets us apart. Call us today for more information (303) 469-7178.

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Caring for Aging Parents Can Be Overwhelming

Assisted Living Locators is a No-Cost Referral Service offering FREE Assisted and Independent Living Help! Our professional Eldercare Advisors provide personal assistance in locating the right options for your elderly loved one. We arrange searches for the following services & facilities: In-Home Companion Care, Independent Retirement Communities, Senior Apartments, Alzheimer's & Dementia Care, Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Homes & Centers, Adult Day Care, and Respite. We are recommended by More Physicians than any other agency. In addition, we provide Personalized Touring as well as an Extensive Online Photo Library. Don't Start Your Search Without Calling Us First.

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How Assisted Living Locators Works

Enjoy this 2-minute video on how our free service works. Great information about senior placement. Call us at 303-957-2555. We look forward to being of assistance.

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Job Opportunities Near You

LCSW, Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Covell Care and Rehabilitation is a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as counseling. We are expanding along the Front Range and are looking to add more licensed therapists. This is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to manage their own caseload and work with a unique group that offers various development opportunities, while always putting the patient first.We promote independence, safety, and quality of life to patients in their homes, senior living communities, and community settings to treat them in the most optimum setting for learning, trust, and comfort. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most other insurances, and private pay.Job Purpose: To complete therapy with patients by establishing and following the therapy plan of care, following all recommendations, and staying in compliance with federal, state, and practice rules and regulations.Key Responsibilities:Provide communication with the office staff as neededCommunicate about availability in covering patients when askedAttend therapy treatment sessions on time, in-person or via telemedicineEvaluate and provide therapy to patients in ethical, appropriate provisions adhering to practice and privacy standardsMaintain updated licensure in good standingComplete therapy documentation within 24-48 hrs of treatmentMaintain all requested HR documentsOther duties may be requiredPay Structure: Therapists receive a percentage of reimbursement for the insurance collected and come on as an independent contractor.Company Values: Compassion, Communication, Trust, FUN!Contact us today to learn about our outpatient therapy opportunities or visit https://www.covellcare.com/joincovell.

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Active Minds is hiring teachers

Part-time teaching for Active MindsWorld Affairs, History, etcSeeking dynamic part-time instructors to teach seminars to mature adults at various locations in the greater Denver and Boulder areas (must live in area). May include some virtual teaching as well. Teaching experience, a bachelors degree, and familiarity/comfort with Zoom required. Degree or background in History, Political Science, International Studies, or Geography (or similar discipline) preferred. Most topics focus on Current World Issues/History/Politics. Training and curriculum are provided. We offer instructors exciting opportunities to teach intellectually engaged participants without the pressures of curriculum development or grading papers/tests. Hours are flexible, but daytime availability is required. Please do not apply if you already have or are seeking other full-time employment. If interested, please send an e-mail to info@activeminds.com with a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and answer the following question: How does teaching part-time fit into your life in the foreseeable future? More information at www.activeminds.com.

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LCSW, Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Covell Care and Rehabilitation is a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as counseling. We are expanding along the Front Range and are looking to add more licensed therapists. This is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to manage their own caseload and work with a unique group that offers various development opportunities, while always putting the patient first.We promote independence, safety, and quality of life to patients in their homes, senior living communities, and community settings to treat them in the most optimum setting for learning, trust, and comfort. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most other insurances, and private pay.Job Purpose: To complete therapy with patients by establishing and following the therapy plan of care, following all recommendations, and staying in compliance with federal, state, and practice rules and regulations.Key Responsibilities:Provide communication with the office staff as neededCommunicate about availability in covering patients when askedAttend therapy treatment sessions on time, in-person or via telemedicineEvaluate and provide therapy to patients in ethical, appropriate provisions adhering to practice and privacy standardsMaintain updated licensure in good standingComplete therapy documentation within 24-48 hrs of treatmentMaintain all requested HR documentsOther duties may be requiredPay Structure: Therapists receive a percentage of reimbursement for the insurance collected and come on as an independent contractor.Company Values: Compassion, Communication, Trust, FUN!Contact us today to learn about our outpatient therapy opportunities or visit https://www.covellcare.com/joincovell.

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LCSW, Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Covell Care and Rehabilitation is a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as counseling. We are expanding along the Front Range and are looking to add more licensed therapists. This is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to manage their own caseload and work with a unique group that offers various development opportunities, while always putting the patient first.We promote independence, safety, and quality of life to patients in their homes, senior living communities, and community settings to treat them in the most optimum setting for learning, trust, and comfort. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most other insurances, and private pay.Job Purpose: To complete therapy with patients by establishing and following the therapy plan of care, following all recommendations, and staying in compliance with federal, state, and practice rules and regulations.Key Responsibilities:Provide communication with the office staff as neededCommunicate about availability in covering patients when askedAttend therapy treatment sessions on time, in-person or via telemedicineEvaluate and provide therapy to patients in ethical, appropriate provisions adhering to practice and privacy standardsMaintain updated licensure in good standingComplete therapy documentation within 24-48 hrs of treatmentMaintain all requested HR documentsOther duties may be requiredPay Structure: Therapists receive a percentage of reimbursement for the insurance collected and come on as an independent contractor.Company Values: Compassion, Communication, Trust, FUN!Contact us today to learn about our outpatient therapy opportunities or visit https://www.covellcare.com/joincovell.

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