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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

DignityFirst Health at Home, LLC

Care Management 7333 West Jefferson Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado, 80235

When it comes to at-home care for seniors, you want the best for your loved one. But not all elder services are the same. All, of course, provide caregivers. But DignityFirst Health at Home offers something more - a DignityFirst Health at Home, Care Manager. DignityFirst Health at Home, Care Managers are credentialed experts in geriatric care with training, education, and experience in nursing, social work, psychology, and gerontology. Because of that, they can see and do things that other services miss. All Caregivers are DignityFirst Health at Home employees that are highly trained, highly qualified and are supervised by the Care Manager. To learn more about our professional Greater Denver Area home care, call us today at 720-274-9600.

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Oberon House Assisted Living, The

Assisted Living 9160 West 64th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado, 80004

Come and visit our beautiful community. The Oberon House sits on the South side of a dominant hill in Arvada. With the City of Denver skyline visible to the east, Pike's Peak to the South, and the foothills of Golden to the west, our setting is quiet and our views spectacular. We provide excellent, personalized care and an active community. We are locally owned and operated.

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Elevation Health & Rehab - Beecan

Skilled Nursing 3636 S Pearl St, Englewood, Colorado, 80113

Located in the heart of Englewood, CO, our state of the art facility is equipped with all of the comforts of home, and our warm and knowledgeable staff are always available and attentive to all our residents needs. Being around the corner from Swedish Medical Center gives our residents and families added peace of mind. With cutting-edge medical equipment, a brand new therapy gym and a full medical staff on call, your loved one will receive the best of care, both physical and emotional, at Elevation.At Elevation, well take excellent care of you get you back on your feet. Our attending physicians and registered nurses create individualized treatment plans for each resident and provide top-quality care in our state of the art facility.No matter how long your stay, the experienced staff at Elevation is devoted to helping you recover comfortably and getting you back to your regular activities. Our facility is equipped to treat and administer therapy for various injuries and maladies, with attending physicians and registered nursing administering five-star care in all areas.

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Serenity House Assisted Living

Assisted Living 5 Locations in Englewood, Englewood, Colorado, 80111

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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How In-Home Care Can Support Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers disease is a progressive condition that impacts virtually every aspect of an individuals life. While you want to ensure that your aging parent is well cared for, it can be difficult to predict their needs because sometimes they are fully alert and oriented, and other times they are confused and disoriented. In-home care can be an effective way of providing them with the support they need, when they need it.In-Home Care Provides StabilityAllowing your aging parent to continue living in their own home for as long as possible helps them to maintain routines in a familiar environment. They are comfortable in their house, and they know where things are. Moving them to assisted living or a nursing home may create more confusion and frustration for them, especially if they do not require that level of care.Services are FlexibleYou can schedule a caregiver to come during the times when your loved one most needs it, whether that is first thing in the morning, during the evening, or throughout the day. They may come a few hours a week or a few hours a day. A caregiver can provide the level of support your senior needs as well, allowing them to remain as independent as possible and stepping in to assist as necessary.Enhanced SafetyCaregivers can work with seniors to maintain a safer home environment and reduce fall risks. They can assist with light housekeeping, organization, meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing, dressing, and running errands. While at the home, they can look for potential risks such as cords or clutter obstructing walkways, unsecured rugs, or burned-out lightbulbs. A caregiver can also help to prevent wandering and escort your loved one on outings should they become confused.In-Home Care Offers CompanionshipA caregiver can sit with your senior and talk, whether they are discussing current events or remembering times past. They can help your loved one work through moments of confusion, anxiety, and forgetfulness, providing reassurance and support. In addition, they can assist seniors with sticking to their routine and staying active throughout the day, so they do not throw off their sleep schedule with long naps.In-home care can cover your loved ones needs during times when you or other family members or friends are unable to be there. Caregivers work with you to understand your aging parents unique needs, abilities, and goals to provide the right level of care and support. Partner with a caregiver who is experienced in working with individuals with Alzheimers disease and can adjust to their changing needs.Contact Always Best Care at (855) 470-2273 to learn more about how our caregivers can assist individuals with Alzheimers disease and help them remain as independent and safe as possible while aging in place. Schedule a care consultation today to get started.

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5 Tips for Preparing a Move to Assisted Living

By the time the actual day comes for your loved one to move, there is a mixed bag of emotions for everyone involved. The process is challenging, but if you stay positive and ask for help, you can overcome the temporary stress. There is plenty of work to go around so conduct a family meeting to prepare, plan and delegate:1) Paperwork and FinancesThere is a seemingly endless flow of paperwork during the transition process. Whoever gets to deal with the paperwork and finances might need Power of Attorney, so getting a lawyer involved early in the process is important. Forms range from detailed health records that require a doctor to sign off on while others might just require a signature.Sometimes the paperwork consists of a large binder that needs to be completed prior to move-in. While the binder approach is common, some facilities handle paperwork digitally which can be easier if the person who is handling the paperwork is computer savvy.There are two digital approaches, one allows people to sign off within their browser using a hyperlink that the facility emails to you which is really convenient. The other approach is when facilities simply scan paperwork and email the PDF to you which is a little less convenient. Normally, people will print and scan the signed documents and email or fax them back. But, there is an easier way to sign documents that How to Geek has outlined here that doesnt require printing and scanning.2.) The RoomPreparing the room can be a really fun, albeit bittersweet, process. The goal is to create a familiar setting, like home. Pick out your loved ones favorites. Put up pictures, hang art on the walls and put up window treatments. While space for furniture might be limited, you still have pillows, blankets, photos and books that can help turn a room into a new home.3.) Clothes and ToiletriesIdentifying your loved ones favorites really helps out almost every part of the process. Almost everyone has clothes that we love to wear or toiletries that we have to have. Moving with the right clothes and toiletries can be underappreciated. Pay attention to the details and the transition will be much easier on your loved one.4.) The MoveWhile the move often looms large over peoples heads, it really shouldnt. The move can wait until after your loved one is comfortable in their new setting. Then, when the time comes for the move, these jobs can easily be handled by experts. Organizers, packers, real estate sale agents, movers, cleaners and storage facilities are all prepared to help during this stage of life. Almost everyone in the senior care industry has connections, but you have to ask.5.) Your Loved OneThe most important part in every step of this process is to listen to your loved one. This is a big change. Hear their concerns and address them when possible. Reassure them they arent going to be left alone. You can help them get familiar with care givers and introduce them to other residents prior to moving if necessary. Plan visits and communication so that they know when to expect you. If you stay positive and flexible throughout this process, your loved one probably will too.If you would feel more comfortable talking to a Senior Transition expert to get answers to your questions, for looking for Assisted Living in Denver Colorado, call our team at Stacys Helping Hand, Inc at 720-248-7758. Families we help tell us how the process has felt less daunting once they reached out for help and that they wished they had known about our service sooner.

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Protecting Home Care Professionals with COVID-19 Vaccine

Rhythms Home Care Prepares to Receive COVID-19 VaccinePriority distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers who are at the most risk of contracting the virus is welcome news. Rhythms Home Care is ready to receive the vaccine to protect associates. We remain in constant communication with state health department, the CDC, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as details of the distribution process continue to develop.We want to share with you what we know now about the vaccine, how it will be distributed, what we are doing to keep associates, clients, and families informed about the process, and our continued commitment to testing, virus mitigation, and the overall quality of life for clients.Vaccine BenefitsCOVID-19 is a serious, life-threatening virus that has impacted the entire world. Protecting the most vulnerable Americans has been the top priority and vaccines have been developed at unprecedented speeds. The U.S. vaccine safety system has procedures in place to ensure the vaccine is as safe as possible. Clinical trials must show a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be approved for use. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is actively advocating for the CDC to explicitly name homecare workers to prevent any confusion with local governments.The FDA will meet in mid-December to discuss both the Pfizer and Moderna 2-dose vaccines which have reported to be 95% effective. Once approval is given, the federal government will distribute the vaccine to the states for inoculations. Each state has its own specific timeline and process for distribution and administration. We anticipate all of the states we support will follow the CDC tier guidelines for distribution but that has not been confirmed.Having early access to the vaccine to protect associates is the first step in being able to lift restrictions. Combined with current safety measures such as face masks, physical distancing, and testing the vaccine will significantly reduce the spread of the disease and chances of exposure to the virus.Pharmacy Partnership for DistributionAll Rhythms Home Care communities are registered with Colorado for Human and Health Services, Home Care and Home Health for pharmacy partnership with the Pharmacy Partnership Program. We will work with an assigned local pharmacy, who will store, distribute, and administer the vaccine which is free of charge to team members. The pharmacy will also: Order vaccines and associated supplies (e.g., syringes, needles, personal protective equipment). Ensure cold chain management for the vaccine. Report all required vaccination data to the local, state, and federal jurisdictions within 72 hours of administering each dose. Adhere to all applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) COVID-19 testing requirements.We anticipate the pharmacy will set up clinic dates and times for vaccinations and the pharmacy teams, working closely with our clinical teams, and will come to our communities and designated locations to administer the vaccines to associates. Three visits over approximately two months will likely be needed to administer both doses and vaccinate new team members.Some of the details of how and when and who will get the vaccine first are still being worked out. At the moment, we believe team members will be included, and that the first tier to receive the vaccine will also include residents of skilled nursing and assisted living communities. We are waiting to hear where residential (independent) living clients and those living in their own homes receiving services will fit into the distribution tiers.Keeping Team Members, Clients and Families InformedWe know many clients, team members and families have questions about the vaccine benefits and side effects, what options, if any, will be offered to clients or team members who decline the vaccine, etc. We will share more information as soon as it is available. We will continue to share resources from the CDC that answer questions specifically around vaccine development, safety, and why getting the vaccine is beneficial. Read more about the safety of the vaccine here and, answers to questions about vaccine administration in our communities here. Learn more about the benefits of the vaccine from the CDC below:For vaccine-specific questions, please refer to the CDC handouts,8 Things to Know About Vaccine PlanningBenefits of Getting a COVID-19 VaccineIn addition, we anticipate we will hold Family Town Hall Webinars as more information becomes available and throughout the process, giving team members, clients, and families an opportunity to ask questions and feel comfortable with the process. We are also providing hand-out materials to communities as they become available.Continued DiligenceWe are excited to add the vaccine to our arsenal of tools that will help eradicate the virus from our community, and eventually, assist in a return to normalcy. We also understand that many are experiencing COVID combat fatigue, growing weary from restrictions and isolation. While the vaccine will help control the virus, it will not completely eradicate it for quite some time, so we must continue to take precautions to stay healthy and protect ourselves and each other from this virus. We will continue with our robust infection control and testing program, and we ask for your continued diligence and patience as we all do our part to stop the spread of the virus.

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Downsizing: How to Ease the Emotional Burden

Home is where the heart is This is one of my favorite sayings that my mom and grandmother both had mounted in their kitchens. Home is where we raise our children, find our solace after a tough day, make our holiday memories, and secure our future. Home is everything to us.When it comes to moving to senior living, older adults must give up their homes anddownsizeto apartment living. It is quite an emotional journey, often coming with much reluctance and grief.In additional to thelogistical detailsnecessary to make a move, here are five thoughts to consider in order to ease the emotional burden:USE YOUR TIME WISELYWhile living in and enjoying your primary home, set up a schedule to downsize your belongings and memorabilia, well before an expected move. Start with a single drawer or closet shelf, so that the emotions can be segmented in smaller moments of time and effort. Set up rewards for yourself when you accomplish each little goal.ENGAGE YOUR FAMILYReminiscing about the past is so important for older adults to celebrate their accomplishments and share their values and beliefs with younger family members. Asking children and grandchildren to join the downsizing process can be an enjoyable multi-generational activity and an opportunity to share important memories. Make it into a fun afternoon to see what treasures will be discovered or how many trash bags you can fill.DOCUMENT YOUR EXPERIENCEMany people find journaling a cathartic experience. Perhaps downsizing brings up negative emotions. Take time to journal about these emotions and what is most difficult in the current moment. Ask yourself what you need to know, gain, or release so that you can move forward with the downsizing process.ENVISION THE POSSIBILITIESWhile any change will disrupt someones natural daily schedule and rhythm, begin to envision the positives about a smaller apartment with less responsibility,a lifestyle with more amenitiesand support, new friendships and relationships, and the opportunity for new learnings and experiences. Creating a positive vision will often help provide the momentum needed to complete the task at hand.CREATE RITUALWhile many find enjoyment in their numerous sets of china, family photos mounted on the walls, and favorite pieces of jewelry, create a ritual to pass them down to family members or donate to families in need. Many people will often re-purpose cherished items to fit a smaller space, such as creating collages, quilts and collections from their most precious items. Perhaps writing a story about the items will help others understand their value and meaning.Although grieving a move can be a difficult process, avoiding the grieving experience often creates unnecessary chaos and confusing if a crisis should happen without being prepared. Home is where the heart is, for sure, but there is also an age-old saying, bloom where you are planted. Older adults have been through so many changes in their lives and are much more resilient than expected. Moving to senior living is yet another stage of life, and one to be celebrated for a long life well lived.

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Local Business Videos

Take a walk with us in this 'part virtual-part live tour of Someren Glen (Christian Living)

Take a walk with us in this 'part virtual-part live' tour of Someren Glen, a Christian Living Community. Meet Keli Swales (ED) and Robin Heppler (Director of Sales/Marketing) who will discuss the total revitalization of the Independent Living apartments in this beautiful and respected community. Experience life with more freedom, fewer burdens, and the personal satisfaction that a continuum of care brings. The Director of Sales and Marketing Robin will walk us through one of their renovated apartment homes. For more information call Robin at 303-502-9114 or email rheppler@CLCLiving.org.

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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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Love It's What we do! - Benefit of Assured Senior Living Memory Care

Assured Senior Living provides a true home environment.  Where we aim to create a functional family unit that is warm and welcoming for residents to thrive, with activities like art therapy and karaoke. It feels like home because it is a home. Our homes are located in neighborhoods with easy access to parks and scenic views.  Our residents are surrounded by both seniors and younger people. We are conveniently located near local parks and offer beautiful views of Colorado.Our main mission is to serve our residents with love and compassion.  Love, It's What We Do! So our focus is on assisting people to stay independent through cognitive support.  We provide memory support for those with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.  Our team receives enhanced training to ensure we provide the highest level of care. Our memory care environments prioritize playfulness and fun.  We encourage our residents to have a great sense of purpose and belonging which in turn reduces their loneliness. We are blessed to have the best staff in the world.  Our team shows love and dedication to our residents every day.  Our entire team is blessed and fortunate that we can serve our residents in their home daily.  In the end we are there to help our residents navigate their days and live their best life possible! 

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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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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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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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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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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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