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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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Nov 12, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Seller and Downsizing Seminar - 11/12

Please RSVP at least one week prior to the event by scanning the QR code on the flyer or call 970-518-7019.

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Jul 17, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Seller and Downsizing Seminar - 7/17

Please RSVP at least one week prior to the event by scanning the QR code on the flyer or call 970-518-7019.

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Jun 26, 2024 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Positive Aging Mini Conference

Join us for our 11th annual positive aging event! Our day will include:Two breakout sessions each with four concurrent workshopsLight breakfast fare and lunchA helpful resource fair with vendors and partnersA time to socialize with old friends and meet new onesCost: $18Keynote: Rabbi Dayle Friedman, author of Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife

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Jun 26, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Living Well with Dementia: From those Living with Dementia Webinar

The Living Well with Dementia: From those Living with Dementia class will be held virtually on June 26th from Noon to 1:30pm MST. To register, click the Register Now button below, or call 800.272.3900. This program is offered by the Alzheimers Association Colorado Chapter thanks to the financial support of the Denver Regional Council of Governments distribution of Older Americans Act dollars through the Area Agency on Aging. For more information, please visit https://drcog.org/programs/area-agency-aging.EVENT REGISTRATIONYou can register or find other services by visiting www.alz.org/crf or by calling our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. 

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Local Aging Options

Jaxpointe at Allison Ct Memory Care Home

Memory Care 3525 Allison Court, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033

Jaxpointe is a residential assisted living home entering its 14th year of caring for individuals with memory loss including Alzheimer's, dementia, strokes, and Parkinson's. Eight residents are cared for by 2 daytime and 1 awake night caregivers providing a safe and secure environment. Incredibly affordable all-inclusive pricing, great activities, outings, fun and so much love...

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Concordia on the Lake Cottages

Housing - Other Types 6155 South Ammons Way, Littleton, Colorado, 80123

Nestled in Littleton, Colorado, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and located on the shore of scenic Johnson Lake, our location is exceptional! Concordia on the Lake is an active independent living senior rental community for adults 62+. Our unique lakeside location offers open space, foothills views and easy access to recreational opportunities. In the hub of the Southwest Littleton community, we are within walking distance to restaurants, groceries, retail shops, coffee shops, the public library, and medical clinics. Our Community Life program offers residents enjoy a wide assortment of on-campus and off-campus activities.Call us today at 303-933-3449 for more information.

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Aviva at Fitzsimons - Vivage

Rehabilitation Facilities 13525 East 23rd Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80045

When you choose Aviva at Fitzsimons for rehabilitation after an injury, surgery or health event, you experience the advantage of a treatment plan made just for you. Our skilled nurses, licensed specialists and healthcare professionals work directly with you and your physician to create a recovery plan driven by your needs and goals. Located across from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our care program delivers rehabilitative therapists to restore function, specialty services for patients with complex needs, and skilled nursing services for those transitioning from hospitalization to home.

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Friends For Life

Personalized Visitations 7050 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020

Friends For Life, Inc. offers non-medical care including Alzheimers & Dementia care, accompaniment to appointments, errands, and shopping, personal care & hygiene, safety-focused ambulation & transfer support, post-procedure and respite care engaging companionship, support for the family, and much more. For over 25 years, we have provided personalized visitations for seniors so that friends and family can stay in touch with loved ones living in their own home or in a long-term care facility.

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Alzheimer’s Versus Dementia: What Are They?

AlzheimersAccording to the Alzheimers Association, Alzheimers is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory thinking and behavior. Alzheimers worsens over time No cure has been found for Alzheimers but there are treatments to calm symptoms Symptoms of Alzheimers can be difficult to recognize Challenges remembering recently learned things is the earliest symptom Alzheimers is common in seniors Severe symptoms that develop over time include:Changes in mood and behaviorDisorientationConfusion about times, places and eventsSevere memory lossChallenges with speechChallenges with swallowingDifficulty walkingDementia:The Alzheimers Association says, Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia symptoms can reverse Alzheimers is the most common type Vascular Dementia is the second most common type, occurring after having a stroke Can be caused by Hyper/Hypothyroidism Can be caused by a lack of essential vitamins (depends on the person) Symptoms of Dementia vary, but are easier to spot:Impaired memoryImpaired communication and speakingWeakened Visual perceptionDifficulty focusingLack of reasoning and judgmentMany people experience memory loss, but that does not necessarily mean they have Dementia or Alzheimers; however, early detection can treat worsening symptoms. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you may be eligible for a proper diagnosis by your health care provider.If Dementia or Alzheimers apply to you or a loved one, we can help you find a proper senior care or Assisted living Denver options in the Metro area that accommodates you or your loved ones specific circumstances. Consult a professional healthcare provider first for professional medical attention.

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Food For Elderly With No Appetite

As we age, we often see our appetites begin to decrease, which can happen for a variety of reasons- health issues, low mobility, gastrointestinal changes, etc. With that said, it can be tricky to encourage seniors to eat nutrient dense foods when they have little to no appetite to begin with. Often, we see people reaching for convenience foods that can be high in inflammatory fats, sugar and processed ingredients that can make a low-functioning metabolism decline even more rapidly. Our approach is to increase nutrient density- not portion size. In this article, we'll be discussing some nutritious, simple food options that can be fed to seniors with a declining appetite.AvocadosAvocados are mild in flavor, soft in texture and packed full of nutrients- most importantly heart healthy fats for healthy joints and optimal brain function. Avocados can be eaten mashed on a piece of whole grain toast or even plain with a sprinkle of salt.Finely chopped or ground meatA senior with a small appetite is likely to turn their nose at a large piece of meat, so we recommend using ground or finely chopped meat like beef, chicken or turkey in a dish. These allow for smaller portions, and ground meat can be more easily consumed by those who have difficulty chewing or digesting. We gravitate towards options like meatballs, chicken or tuna salad with herbs and seasonings.EggsEggs are an inexpensive, widely available high-protein option for seniors- and most always have a carton in their refrigerator. Eggs can be prepared in a variety of ways- scrambled, or even hard-boiled in the fridge for an easy snack.Fruit smoothiesA commonality that we see among seniors is that with a declining appetite, they often reach for unhealthy foods that are high in sugar. Fruit smoothies give the benefit of curving a sweet tooth (from the naturally occurring sugars in fruit) while providing real food nourishment. We even like to sneak veggies like spinach into smoothies for an extra superfood boost they'll barely taste it!Full fat dairy sources (Yogurt, soft cheeses, etc.)Full fat dairy sources such as yogurt and soft cheeses (think cottage cheese and ricotta) are both appealing to the taste buds and easy to eat. For a senior with minimal nutrient intake, we prefer full fat dairy for the added boost of protein. For a touch of sweetness, you can add a small scoop of fruit preserves or stewed fruit.For a large majority of the senior population, buying, storing and preparing food can be a real challenge. It can be easier to just avoid it all together, but this can lead to symptoms of malnourishment. By hiring a personal chef service like Chefs for Seniors, this can take the burden off of our elderly loved ones and provide them with tempting and delicious meals. We know that appetite is stimulated by the senses- smell, taste, sight and even sound! Let the aromas of homemade meals waft through the home and the sound of sizzling veggies and bubbling sauces on the stove promote positive associations with mealtime- they'll even look forward to it!

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Medicaid Planning - How to Pay for the Nursing Home Without Going Broke

With the monthly cost of care in a nursing home averaging $8,500 in the Denver and Boulder metropolitan area, one of the greatest challenges faced by elders and their families is how to pay for such care. For many, the Medicaid Program is there to help. To qualify for Medicaid for long-term care, the Medicaid applicant: (1) must need a nursing home or assisted living level of care; (2) have gross monthly income of less than $8,039 (the income of the well spouse is not included in this calculation); and, (3) not have more than $2,000 in "countable assets." "Countable assets" do not include: a home, an automobile, pre-paid burial/funeral plans, small life insurance policies, medical equipment, and most personal property.For married couples, there are some very important protections. First, the well spouse is entitled to keep $1,991 of the couples' income (increased to a maximum of $2,981 if the well spouse has certain additional qualified expenses). Then, in addition to the home, car, personal property and other exempt assets, the well spouse is also permitted to retain roughly $119,000 in countable assets. If a Medicaid applicant has countable assets in excess of the permissible amount ($2,000 if single; $119,000 if married), there are Medicaid planning strategies which can be used to protect your estate. One set of strategies involves converting excess countable assets into exempt assets. For instance, the well spouse might use some of the assets in excess of $119,000 to make improvements to the home, purchase a newer automobile, prepay burial/funeral plans for both spouses, etc.The other set of Medicaid planning strategies involves giving away assets. This only works if it's done just right. There are penalties for giving away assets to create Medicaid eligibility. If done properly, however, a significant portion of a person's assets can often be preserved. Because Medicaid is a very complex and rapidly changing area of law, and this is only a brief summary, individuals considering Medicaid should seek the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder Law attorney prior to acting on any such information. More information can be found on the Vincent, Romeo & Rodriguez, LLC website: www.elderlawcolorado.comEditors Note: Richard Vincent is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Richard is an attorney with Vincent, Romeo & Rodriguez, LLC, which has offices in Englewood and Louisville. Richard can be reached at 303- 865-3832

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Combating the COVID-19 Virus with Technology

Faced with a Pandemic of a proportion not seen in over 100 years, we began searching for ways to help reduce the possible spread of COVID 19 if it were to enter our community. Working with our mechanical plant service provider, we were made aware of Needlepoint Bipolar ionization. We asked many questions, and reviewed information we were able to find regarding this technology, the main question being what is it and how does it work?Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization is an independent unit that is installed on an already existing air handling system. Once installed, it constantly generates an electronic charge which in turn produces a high concentration of positively and negatively charged ions that circulate continually, searching out contaminants and stealing a hydrogen atom. When stripped of a hydrogen atom, these biological pathogens are destroyed.Below is some of what we discovered.Particle Reduction The technology charges small dust and pollen particles causing them to stick together and be caught in the rooftop units filter. This is most notable when you see a sunbeam and see the haze. These particles are what gets removed using NPBI.Odor Control The ions break down gases such as formaldehyde (a chemical commonly off-gassed by building furnishings) or ammonia into common molecules already in the atmosphere such as oxygen and nitrogen. This eliminates odors related to these and other gases.Pathogen Control The ions are attracted to pathogens (such as COVID-19, Noro Virus, Legionella, etc.). When the ions combine on the surface of the pathogen, they rob them of the hydrogen necessary to survive.This elimination of the hydrogen makes the airborne virus, bacteria, or mold spore inactive and non-viable.Recent independent testing commissioned by the US Defense Department shows it neutralizes 99.4% of SARS-CoV-2 in just 30 minutes.1Note 1Jul 09, 2020 09:44AM Med MagazineEditors Note: This article was submitted by Mindy Moskowitz, MBA, NHA. Mindy isthe Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with Shalom Park, and may be reached at 303-680-5000 or by email at Mindy.Moskowitz@shalompark.net

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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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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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Senior Care Spotlight featuring Kirsten Tedla of The Denver Hospice

Senior Care Spotlight featuring Kirsten Tedla, Director of Business Development with The Denver Hospice . As one of the largest not-for-profit providers of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care services in the metro area, The Denver Hospice supports families during end of life transition.For over 40 years, TDH offers hospice support wherever you call home, or in their Denver area inpatient care center.To contact Kirsten, call 720-237-5099

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Victim Advocate Volunteer

Not all hero's wear capes. Be a local hero and help victims of crime in your community. The Westminster Police Department is seeking applicants for Volunteer Victim Advocates. This position responds to victims of crime and personal tragedy to provide crisis intervention, support, and important information. You will be dispatched to respond to crime scenes, the police department or hospitals to provide direct services after Law Enforcement Officers have secured the scene. You will receive advocacy training and shadow a veteran advocate before working on your own. Advocates act in an on-call capacity nights and weekends and each advocate works three, 12 hour shifts. A monthly meeting for on-going training is required. If needed you may assists staff with weekday crime response. Some of the benefits include:Receive specialized training through our highly acclaimed Victim Advocate Academy.Receive full funding to apply and receive your certification through the Colorado Advocate Certification Program (CACP).The satisfaction of knowing you are helping some of the most vulnerable in society.Every shift is different, as your responsibilities change from case-to-case, and each victim will have gone through a different experience which requires varied levels of support.Qualifications:Fluency in Spanish or Hmong preferred, not required.Volunteers must be empathetic and non-judgmental. Must be able to work well with members of the community and law enforcement officers, and possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have reliable transportation, a good driving record, proof of current automobile insurance and have a cell phone available where you can be reached. Must be willing to complete a required 40 hour training, submit to a background investigation and voice stress analyzer examination. Must have ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner. Any drug use (including marijuana in various forms) within the last three years will be grounds for elimination. You must be able to stand for long periods of time, respond to scenes indoor and outdoors, and respond to crime scene within 30 minutes or less. This is a great volunteer opportunity to collaborate with Law Enforcement and for those with an interest in Criminal Justice and a desire to give back to the community.

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Conceirge

Responsible for maintaining the efficient operation and upkeep of the property in a supportive role as well as showing and leasing apartments, townhomes, or condominiums to prospective residents.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: Take responsibility for resident events, work order follow-up, and walking the property Ensure units are prepared for tours Perform leasing duties such as completing applications, collecting deposits, and assists with the renewal process Collect delinquent rents Handle resident requests and complaintsKEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs): Customer Service courteous and efficient handling of resident and future resident requests and complaints Efficient and timely processing of all required administrative forms, reports, and related information Presentation of property buildings and groundsQUALIFICATIONS:EXPERIENCE: Previous customer service and/or sales experience Property management experience preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, speaking, dexterity, hearing, and sight are essential functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs and ladders, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds for administrative duties, and up to or over 50 pounds for maintenance, grounds, and/or housekeeping duties.COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Knowledge of and ability to operate Microsoft office and various social media platforms Knowledge of required application information, screening processes, and policies regarding rentals Self-motivated with attention to detail and accurately maintain required logs and records A positive attitude and an ability to communicate and work well with others Ability to maintain positive relationships with internal and external contacts Strong communication skillsThe preceding statements describe the general job

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Leasing/Marketing Specialists

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: Partner with property leaders and community managers to implement creative marketing and advertising strategies that adhere to budgeted guidelines (including using internet advertising providers, social media, print advertising, referrals, outreach marketing, SEO, organic placement and other tactics) and appropriately select marketing techniques that fit the propertys resident profile and market conditions. Provide additional and in-depth marketing support to under-performing properties by analyzing the current traffic and leasing performance, troubleshooting and identifying factors contributing to the performance, developing and implementing aggressive marketing, advertising, pricing, and promotional campaigns, and closely reviewing and evaluating results to make further adjustments specific to each property. Provide Online Presence training to communities and other community leaders as needed. Oversee AMC social media accounts and post material on a regular basis, including new takeovers and creative social media content. Review, refine, and standardize the marketing message across all platforms. Work directly with reputation management companies to ensure they are in in compliance with AMC standards and guidelines. Conduct Web shops & phone shops of communities on an as needed basis. Identify and meet with advertising and marketing vendors, review proposed service contracts for preferred and favorable rates, recommend service providers, and monitor and manage advertising suppliers for product and customer service quality as needed. Assist with signage, logo, and rebranding as needed. Responsibilities may include working with design and production vendors on design, production, and final installation. Monitor markets for trends, forecasts, job growth, and other economic conditions which may impact occupancy and leasing effectiveness within the portfolio; recommend changes and response strategies to offset market downturns or opportunities, and provide feedback and recommendations to property management on improving struggling asset performance and maximizing revenue generation on performing assets. Create resident events/marketing ideas/team building for the President to send out to all sites each month. Complete Monthly/Weekly in-depth Corporate Marketing and Social Media Reports. Complete various other duties as assigned or as necessary.KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs): Ensures consistency and cohesiveness across company websites and social media pages Effectively provides feedback to properties and management on how to improve marketing performance Provides complete and accurate reports in a timely mannerQUALIFICATIONS:EXPERIENCE: 1- 2 years of experience managing content and social media networks (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns Previous experience effectively conveying information and relaying ideas to othersPHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, speaking, dexterity, hearing and sight are essential functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs and ladders, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds for administrative duties, and up to or over 50 pounds for maintenance, grounds, and/or housekeeping duties.COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Proven skills in the use of the internet for marketing and product advertising, and proficiency in navigating websites and internet communication tools such as e-mail, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite Must be self-motivated, with attention to detail A positive attitude and an ability to communicate and work well with others Ability to read and write English

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Community Relations Coordinator/Sales Focused

This is a sales focused position to aid in maintaining and improving occupancy levels and revenue in accordance with Marketing, and the company's mission. Disseminate information, answer questions, assist in the completion of required paperwork for move in into applicable areas within the community (memory care, assisted living) Support business operations in community areas by providing consultation to management in matching prospective residents with the proper level of care. Represent the community at various events and by conducting personalized visitations to referral sources and interested parties. Assist the Marketing Team in the approval process.** THIS IS A SALARY PLUS COMISSION POSITION ******** MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SENIOR LIVING SALES****MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID***Job Type: Full-timeSalary, plus commissionBenefits:Paid time offExperience level:3 yearsSchedule:8-hour shiftWork setting:In-personAbility to commute/relocate:Arvada, CO 80004: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:Marketing: 3 years (Required)Work Location: In personIf you are interested in this position, please email Diana at DCordova@Ralstonecreekneighborhood.com

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