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Oct 26, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

4th Wednesday Walking Group

No need to RSVP.. We're just going on a walk!Call or email Dan Wilson with HeartFelt if you have any questions: 719-362-094


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

Beneficent October Zoom CE Class

Learn how Beneficent connects Seniors and Disabled Adults to funds that pay for the high-quality care Senior Care Industry Professionals provide.Case Managers, Social Workers, & Certified Senior Advisors can EARN 1 CEU CREDITRSVP by scanning the QR code or email Kim at


Dec 06, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Creating Connections

Discover different ways to use simple games and activities to make connections with adults with cognitive impairments. Learn the benefits of play and how to engage people with different abilities. Families, caregivers, and the cared for will have time during the event to explore materials and play together.


Oct 06, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2022 Medicare Classes by PPACG

Classes are provided at no costRegistration PPACG Area Agency on Aging and Pikes Peak Library DistrictMedicare series provides the knowledge and tools that older adultsneed as they approach Medicare.

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Larry D.McCall Veterans Residential Care Quarters at Crestview

Assisted Living 1409 E Buena Ventura, Colorado Spring, Colorado, 80909

The Larry D. McCall Veterans Residential Care Quarters is an Assisted Living Facility located in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our passion is providing extraordinary care through strong communication, quality medical oversight, advocacy, highly trained and compassionate care providers, and an unwavering commitment to all who have served. At the Crestview Care Quarters we are committed to helping all Veterans receive all benefits they and their loved ones are eligible to receive. By partnering with local veteran organizations, we have created full circle supports for all of our veteran residents. Ask us today about how you can begin the process of applying for Aid and Attendance!Because You Served First...It is Our Greatest Honor, to Now Serve You.Homestyle Assisted Living at its Best!

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Mount Saint Francis Nursing Center

Skilled Nursing 7550 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80919

Mount St. Francis Nursing Center a 5-Star Medicare/Medicaid Facility is located in the heart of the Colorado Springs foothills. The scenic setting combined with the abundance of wildlife, truly sets our community apart. At Mount St Francis Nursing Center we understand the importance of choosing a care community able to meet your loved ones needs and desires. Mount St. Francis is a ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration.

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Summit Glen

Independent Living 4825 Old Farm Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80917

Summit Glen features an active lifestyle, with a full complement of amenities and services so you can enjoy your retirement and spend more time with new friends and family. Our independent lifestyle includes a live-in management team that is available 24/7 in case of an emergency. Each private apartment includes emergency pull cords that link you to our management team 24 hours a day. Monthly rent includes three chef-prepared meals daily, transportation, exciting events and activities, and weekly housekeeping and if you need additional help such as medication reminders, you can contract with our in-home healthcare provider.

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Helping People And Pets: Safe Place For Pets Animal Rescue

There are many wonderful rescues in our community, but Safe Place for Pets has a unique mission: to re-home pets of terminally ill owners. The all-volunteer rescue, founded more than 15 years ago, has helped hundreds of local pets find homes, and helped their terminally ill owners find much-needed peace of mind. So many people hold on until they know their pet will be well taken care of by a loving new family, said Cathy Woods, president of the Safe Place for Pets board of directors.Founded by Hospice nurse Joanne Bonicelli in 1996, the local non-profit now has more than 100 volunteers. All of our volunteer jobs are important, but one of the most crucial is our foster volunteers, Woods said. We always need more fosters, especially for cats. Other volunteer jobs include placing adoption posters in supportive local businesses, working to raise funds for animal care, and more.Safe Place for Pets accepts all types of pets, most often taking in dogs, cats, and birds. The rescue puts more than 90 percent of funds raised into animal care, including a great deal of rehabilitative training and veterinary care. On average, we spend $200 per animal that we rehome, Woods noted.So how can you help? Adopt or foster a pet in need! The rescue is always looking for more great volunteers, and donations are greatly appreciated as well. To learn more about this wonderful local organization, visit or call (719) 359-0201.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Ann Davenport for the non-profit Safe Place for Pets. She may be reached at or 719-359-0201. For further information visit their website at

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Consider Dental Plans for Savings.

Everyone wants to sell you dental insurance; but a dental plan is better.Dental care is the largest out-of-pocket medical expense for many retirees. To save a diseased molar can mean a root canal-$900 and a crown - $1100; total $2,000. Only 30% of Seniors have any type of dental coverage. Should you buy dental insurance? Probably not; instead consider a good discount dental discount plan. A single senior (age 65 or older) cost for a discount dental plan can be as low as $8.95 per month ($107.40 per year). Members of a discount dental plan are given special reduced fees from a network of excellent dentists who will perform all dental procedures at 20 to 60% savings.Dental insurance has a low annual limit on benefits; typically $1200. AARPs basic plan with a $1000 maximum costs $478 per year and they have a plan with a $1350 maximum for $664 per year. And this is typical of most stand alone dental insurance coverage. You usually have twice a year cleanings and exams that do not count against the maximum. But are they really free when you are paying those types of premiums?And you do get a tax deduction for your dental care costs.Today there are more options for seniors to help save money on dental costs. Consider what you spent on dental care last year, and find a discount dental plan so you can compare those costs. The savings will surprise you!Editors Note: This article was submitted by Don Whaley with American Dental Group and may be reached at 719-633-3000 or

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Medicaid Planning from Morey Law

The best way to understand Medicaid Planning is to compare it to something you already understand. Think of Medicaid as the IRS and Morey Law as your CPA. The IRS and Medicaid are both huge government agencies with complex and intricate rules.Morey Law is like the CPA because we look at your specific situation and help you navigate Medicaid regulations for the best possible outcome. We know the rules and handle the paperwork so that you dont have to.One place where Morey Law is actually better than a CPA firm is that if you dont save you money you dont have to hire us. Most people who retain Morey Law to assist them in their Medicaid Plans save money. We have saved clients in excess of $200,000. Even though some clients situations are such that there is no money left to protect, we can still ease the burden on the family by taking care of the Medicaid application.Medicaid rules and regulations are too complicated to go over on the phone (unless there is no other way). The best way to start is to call and set up a free consultation. Bring with you basic information such as income and assets. During the initial free consultation, we will generally be able to let you know if we can save you money or not and whether you situation is one that we would undertake. We are busy enough that we do not take every client that meets with us. We choose to work with clients whom we enjoy spending time with because we will be doing a lot of that in the course of a Medicaid application.

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Consider Dental Plans for Savings

Everyone Wants To Sell You Dental Insurance; But A Dental Plan Is Better Dental care is the largest out-of-pocket medical expense for many retirees. To save a diseased molar can mean a root canal ($900) and a crown ($1100); totaling $2,000. Only 30% of seniors have any type of dental coverage. But is it worth it to buy dental coverage? Probably not; instead consider a good discount dental plan. A single senior (age 65 or older) cost for a discount dental plan can be as low as $8.95 per month ($107.40 per year). Members of a discount dental plan are given special reduced fees from a network of excellent dentists who will perform all dental procedures at 20-60% savings. And you do get a tax deduction for your dental care costs. Dental insurance has a low annual limit on benefits-- typically $1200. AARPs basic plan costs $478 per year, which gives you a maximum of $1000 for dental work. Or they have a plan with a $1350 maximum for $664 per year. This is typical of most stand alone dental insurance coverage. Though you usually have twice a year cleanings and exams that do not count against the maximum, are they really free when you are paying those types of premiums? Today there are more options for seniors to help save money on dental costs. Consider what you spent on dental care last year, and find a discount dental plan so you can compare those costs. The savings will surprise you! Editors Note: This article was submitted by Don Whaley, with American Dental Group and may be reached at 719-633-3000 or by email at

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Local Business Videos

SBB Senior Spotlight with Melissa Balizan

Listen in to this Senior Spotlight with Melissa Balizan. She helps keep seniors independent by making sure medications are appropriate. How many medications do you take? Need help better understanding what they do? Call Dr Melissa today at 719-250-5389.

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Five Wishes Testimonials with Silver Key Senior Services: Positive Impact of Five Wishes

Aging with Dignitys Five Wishes program and its partner organization, Silver Key Senior Services a resource organization that improves the quality of life for those in nursing homes, shared how the Five Wishes program has been a helpful resource to their community. Silver Keys commitment to whole person care includes planning for the future the Five Wishes advance care program is a valuable resource in serving their mission.Call the Silver Line at (719) 884-2300 or email

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Senior Spotlight - Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE Program

This year, Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE program has a lot to make up for. Their signature fundraising event has been postponed to May 19th, but you can still help out through the Indy Give Campaign. Use the QR code to make your donation! Call 719-314-2327 for more information.

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Senior Spotlight - Rocky Mountain PACE wins BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award

Congratulations to Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE Program for their win of the Better Business Bureau's Excellence in Customer Service Award this year! As you will hear, this is not a simple process. Well-deserved Carolyn and team! For more information visit or call 719-314-2327.

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Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer's

As Manager of the Colorado Springs and Pueblo Walk to End Alzheimers, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimers, the worlds largest fundraiser for Alzheimers care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimers ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country.Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees. As a successful fundraising leader who will manage multiple fundraising events simultaneously, you will coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year. The Association is offering a sign-on bonus and relocation assistance to the right candidate!This role is right for you if.You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals and greater brand awarenessYou have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goalsYou have managed multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over yearYou are known as a uniter and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationshipsYou have achieved or surpassed designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnershipsYou have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participantsYou are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, utilizing timelines and translating data What you Bring:Bachelors degree or equivalent experience3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goalsPreferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales backgroundConfident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partnersDemonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnershipsAbility to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacyAbility to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusionExcellent interpersonal skills including verbal and writtenAbility and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car.  Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goalsWhile most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required Must have valid drivers license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insuranceAbility and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the jobAbility to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materialsStrong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio softwarePOSITION TITLE: Manager, Walk to End AlzheimersREPORTS TO: Sr. Walk Director,                STATUS:  ExemptGRADE:  204 SALARY RANGE: 38,300 - 48,800LOCATION: Colorado SpringsWhy choose the Alzheimers Association?The Alzheimers Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.The Alzheimers Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimers care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimers. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimers Association, we are relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 70 chapters across the country, we are advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.The Alzheimers Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Application Instructions - Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Association Careers ( click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Full Job DescriptionAdd meaning to your life and join us at Namast Alzheimer Center in Colorado Springs. We are a 64 bed secure nursing home caring for people living with dementia in a beautiful location at the base of Cheyenne Mountain. From the moment you walk in, you can tell that Namast Alzheimer Center is a very special place.Our team is looking for individuals that will live and reflect our values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence, and collaboration.Our residents and our employees both agree that home is truly here for all who reside, work, and visit.The licensed practical nurse is accountable for the delivery of safe and therapeutic resident care from admission through discharge in collaboration with the physician, family and other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team. Delivery of quality nursing care is assured through utilization of the nursing process. The goal of resident care shall be toward restoring and maintaining each residents capabilities at their maximum mental and physical level. The Registered Nurse serves as a positive clinical role model for staff as well as a resource personPOSITION SUMMARY:1. Performs activities related to the nursing care needs of residents.a. Gives and received a thorough shift report to/from oncoming nurse.b. Monitors work performance of nursing assistants. Makes frequent rounds throughout the shift.c. Suggests appropriate ways to solve problems and make improvements on the unit(s).d. Provides hands-on direct care, including ADLs and treatments as necessary. Identifies aspects of resident care that require the judgment and skill of an RN and those that can be performed by other staff. Delegates specific nursing tasks appropriately.e. Makes rounds with physicians. Utilizes physician file appropriately.2. Performs activities related to medications and treatments in accordance with facility policies and processes.a. Safely administers medication and treatments ordered by the physician.b. Maintains control of scheduled drugs and all drugs in medicine cart; monitors for discrepancies and reports promptly to Nurse Manager.c. Keeps medication cart key-locked when not within eye view of nurse. d. Appropriately records and orders medications from the pharmacy.e. Monitors for and reports Adverse Drug Reactions appropriately.3. Documents in accordance with nursing policies and procedures.a. Monitors and documents accurately all nursing actions implemented as well as effectiveness of implementation in Nursing Notes and Resident Plan of Care.b. Accurately records assessments of physiological and mental dimensions of residents, including pain assessment.c. Documents in EMR accurately, legibly, and timely.d. Completes monthly summary accurately and timely utilizing Resident Plan of Care. Updates Plan of Care and Resident Care Card monthly and as necessary.e. Completes weekly Skin Integrity reviews accurately to reflect resident.f. Documents, at time of services, all medication and treatments administered.g. Documents resident response to non-pharmacological strategies to promote pain relief and resident response to analgesics.4. Maintains effective communication with residents, families, staff, and physicians.a. Completes daily shift documentation, including head to toe assessment of skilled residents.b. Functions in a calm, positive manner in an emergency or crisis situation.c. Communicates consistently with the Nurse Manager, reporting pertinent concerns/issues.d. Places necessary calls to families and physicians. Demonstrates appropriateness of faxing vs. phone calls to physicians.e. Communicates appropriately with physicians; makes rounds with physicians in absences of Nurse Manager or as delegated by Nurse Manager.f. Reviews and teaches resident and family about pain management, including pain[1]rating scales and goal setting; importance of aggressive, preventative pain treatment; analgesic misconceptions; and plan for pain management.g. Participates in resident/family teaching and initiates discharge planning in a timely manner.5. Satisfies all educational in-service requirements mandated by CHI Living Communities, the department, external accrediting, and regulatory agencies.a. Attends all mandatory in-service programs.b. Adheres to facility policies and procedures.c. Completes yearly online education program by deadline.d. Attends employee meetings on a regular basis.In addition to the essential job specific duties listed above, the Registered Nurse shall be required to perform all duties (essential and non-essential) in a manner consistent with mission and values (compassion, excellence, inclusion, integrity, collaboration) of CHI Living Communities and will be evaluated on such basis. Furthermore, every employee must abide by all campus, departmental, and safety policies, rules, and regulations. CHI Living Communities has the right to change the job specific duties and specifications required for the position of Registered Nurse from time to time without prior noticeRequired education:Associates Degree from an accredited School of NursingLicensed Practical Nurse currently licensed in the state of ColoradoExperience:Long-term care experience preferredCurrently certified in CPR'*Must be able to pass drug test and background check*Job Type: Full-timePay: $28.00 - $33.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceMedical Specialty:GeriatricsPhysical Setting:Long term careNursing homeSchedule:12 hour shiftSupplemental Pay:Bonus payOvertime paySigning bonusAbility to commute/relocate:Colorado Springs, CO 80906: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)License/Certification:BLS Certification (Preferred)LPN (Preferred)APPLY HERE

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Office Manager

08/2022 JOB Posting Office Manager Hiring Salary Range: $30.16 - $30.75 Open Until Filled First Review of Applications Will Occur August 12, 2022 This position requires a person with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to exercise independent judgment, a high degree of computer literacy, knowledge of policies and procedures as well as the ability to undertake multiple ongoing tasks. The ability to interact with the public and establish and maintain effective working relationships with PPACG staff, managers, and local officials is vital. Responsibilities include managing office operations across the organization including facility management; manage Board and committee meetings; supervise the Senior Administrative Assistant; coordinate purchase of office supplies and equipment and related financial paperwork. To apply for the position: complete an application and send it with a cover letter and resume to Barb Watson at contact her for the mailing address. A complete job description and application can be found at Benefits: sick time; vacation time; holiday pay; medical, dental, vision, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance; hospital indemnity insurance; flexible spending account; vacation buy; retirement plans. Required Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in a business or administrative related curriculum plus a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience, or Associates degree in a business or administrative related curriculum plus a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience or may have commensurate work experience of at least 6 years in lieu of a degree.

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Senior Staff Accountant

Under the direction of the PPACG Finance Manager, this position is responsible for all aspects of PPACG grants in accordance with Federal and State regulations to ensure the fiscal integrity and compliance with grant audit requirements.  Other responsibilities include day to day accounting functions including general ledger, cash, budget and financial policies and procedures.  This position also serves as back up for the PPACG Finance Manager. To apply for the position, complete an application and send it with a cover letter and resume to Barb Watson at or contact her for the mailing address. A complete job description and application can be found at Benefits: Sick time; vacation time; paid holidays; medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances; hospital indemnity insurance; flexible spending account, vacation buy, retirement plans. Required Education and Experience:  Bachelors degree in business administration, accounting or a related field with an emphasis in accounting plus 2 years of related experience, or associate degree in business administration, accounting or a related field with an emphasis in accounting plus 4 years of related experience or may have commensurate work experience of at least 8 years in lieu of degree. Position closes on July 29, 2022.

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