Colorado - Western Slope

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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for Grand Junction and the Western Slope. I'm Lucy Crandall, your local partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how I can help you. Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business or just want to know what's happening around town, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go to! 

I know from personal experience from taking care of an aging parent in another state that the search is not easy, aging is not easy. Our healthcare system is difficult to navigate, throw in insurance and legal issues on top, and then manage it all in a crisis… no one should have to do it alone. Let me help you. Call or email me today! 

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Apr 13, 2023 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Casino Night and GRAND RE-OPENING

Please join Solstice Senior Living at Grand Valley, Thursday, April 13th, from 4:00- 7:00 pm. for a night of Fun, Reconnecting, and A Look AroundClick Here to RSVP


Dec 27, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


IN-PERSON Support Groups US Bank-1500 E Oak Grove Rd, Montrose, CO 814012nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Apr 07, 2023 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ESL with Valley Settlement

Valley Settlement will offer a semester-long class in ESL for native Spanish speakers. All materials provided. Please pre-register for this class which will take place on Friday mornings February-May. Childcare and refreshments will be provided.Valley Settlement ofrecer una clase de ingls de un semestre de duracin para hispanohablantes. Todos los materiales sern proporcionados. Por favor, inscrbase para esta clase que tendr lugar los viernes por la maana de febrero a mayo. Se proporcionar cuidado de nios y refrigerios.Register through Valley SettlementRegstrese a travs de Valley


Apr 04, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Yarn Group

Knitters and crocheters (and any other yarn workers) come together to work on and discuss projects, yarn, and techniques. Open to all; bring your own supplies and works-in-progress.

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Cappella of Grand Junction

Assisted Living 628 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81506

At Cappella of Grand Junction our assisted living community offers the support to enable each person to live their life to the fullest. With just the right amount of assistance, residents can enjoy their day independently and in harmony with others, free from the chores and cares of household maintenance. Our lovely and lively community boasts 40 spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes, plus a wealth of inviting common spaces, including a full-service salon, Grab and Go Bistro, Luxurious Spa and a wellness and therapy center.  Honoring Each Individual, Enriching Each Day at Cappella

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La Villa Grande Care Center

Rehabilitation Facilities 2501 Little Bookcliff Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

La Villa Grande Care Center is located in the heart of the Grand Junction health care community and two major hospitals. La Villa Grande CC provides skilled nursing care on either a long-term or short-term basis, in an environment that contributes to the health and well-being of our seniors. Our skilled nursing facility offers 24-hour nursing care to address our residents many health care needs. It is a warm and welcoming senior living community offering award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery program for people with Alzheimers or related dementias, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite/short stays all in one comfortable, secure, beautifully landscaped location.

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Roaring Fork Home Care

Non-Medical 659 South Wildhorse Drive, New Castle, Colorado, 81647

Roaring Fork Home Care is a Licensed Non-Medical Home Care Agency serving Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. We ensure our home care services provide your loved one with professional and compassionate caregiver assistance in the place they are happiest and most comfortable. We believe honest and compassionate care goes hand in hand with trusting and respectful relationships. Roaring Fork Home Care is a Licensed Non-Medical Home Care Agency serving Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. We ensure our home care services provide your loved one with professional and compassionate caregiver assistance in the place they are happiest and most comfortable. We believe honest and compassionate care goes hand in hand with trusting and respectful relationships. We are committed to helping our clients live with dignity and independence in the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

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La Villa Grande Care Center

Memory Care 2501 Little Bookcliff Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

La Villa Grande Care Center is located in the heart of the Grand Junction health care community and two major hospitals. La Villa Grande CC provides skilled nursing care on either a long-term or short-term basis, in an environment that contributes to the health and well-being of our seniors. Our skilled nursing facility offers 24-hour nursing care to address our residents many health care needs. It is a warm and welcoming senior living community offering award-winning Rising Stars program for people with Alzheimer's or related dementias, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite/short stays all in one comfortable, secure, beautifully landscaped location.

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Arthritis Self Management: What You Need to Know

A diagnosis of arthritis can be overwhelming. Youre dealing with a lot of new information. You may feel worried about the future. And youre getting used to talking with different health care providers who help you manage your disease. A chronic illness can be a lot to handle but rest assured, you can do it. Youll play a big role in getting your disease under control and staying as healthy as possible. The term is called self-management. Self-management is about making healthy lifestyle choices and learning to manage the physical and emotional effects of arthritis. It may feel a little like youre going back to school but take it one step at a time. Youll need to learn all you can about your disease and build a strong partnership your doctors. These self-management habits can help you successfully manage your disease:Be Organized Take charge of your treatment plan by keeping track of symptoms, pain levels, medications and possible side effects so together with your doctor, you can determine what works best for you. Use our health tracker to get started.Manage Pain You dont want pain to take over your life. Try eight natural pain therapies that can help you feel better. Talk to your doctor about the best medications to ease your pain.Address The Emotional Side Coping with a new diagnosis and the pain and limitations that may come can wear on you emotionally. Learn more about the emotional effects so you can better manage them.Tackle Fatigue Fatigue can be a one-two punch. It can be caused by your disease or the daily stress of living with a chronic disease. There are simple ways to manage fatigue.Improve Sleep Pain and sleep problems can go hand in hand. Pain makes it hard to sleep. Poor sleep can worsen pain. Use these tips for sleeping better to help you get the rest you need.Get Moving It maybe the last thing you want to do when youre in pain, but exercise will help. It strengthens muscles that support your painful joints, keeps joints mobile, helps you get restful sleep, boosts mood and helps you lose excess pounds that add stress to joints. See how you can start an exercise program.Balance Activity With Rest Rest is important when your disease is active, and your joints feel painful, swollen or stiff. Lighten your schedule and obligations and ask for help when you need to. Pace yourself throughout your day and take breaks when you can. Get some tips for pacing yourself.Eat A Balanced Diet Healthy eating (plus exercise) can help you reach and keep a healthy weight. Add anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in antioxidants to help control inflammation. Discover what makes the ultimate arthritis diet.

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Wrap Around Services Help Older Adults Age in Place

Many older adults would prefer to age in place instead of being transferred to a long term care center or nursing home. The Program for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) has been providing wrap-around care to participants in Montrose and Delta Counties since 2008. PACE is a Medicare/Medicaid managed care benefit for adults aged 55 or older who choose to live in their homes despite being certified by the state as nursing home eligible. The goal of the PACE program is help program participants remain as independent as possible while living in their own home and community. Senior CommUnity Care is the Western Slopes PACE provider and manages the program with a staff of paid professionals of various disciplines. There are two PACE day centers and office locations in Montrose and Eckert. Participants must be able to live safely at home within a PACE sites geographic area.The core of the PACE program is the interdisciplinary team. The team works to provide comprehensive medical and social services to the PACE participants. This team includes a primary care physician, nurses, dietician, nursing aides, drivers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists and social workers. The interdisciplinary team meets daily and is responsible for determining care needs, allocating resources, coordination of all services, and development of a comprehensive care plan, which is developed for each individual participant.The care plan addresses a set of functional issues that are relevant to the overall health of the older adult participant. These include cognition, emotional status, social activity, mobility, diagnoses, medications, nutrition and other activities of daily living. Payment for services and monitoring of the quality of the services is authorized and directed by the interdisciplinary team.A PACE Day Center is a location where participants can receive primary care by meeting with a doctor or nurse in the clinic, receive rehabilitation treatments to improve strength and balance, enjoy recreational and social activities, participate in one-on-one or group therapy, receive spiritual support and enjoy a meal. The number of days a participant attends the day center will be discussed with the participant and determined through the assessment process.By caring for frail, older adults through this model, prevention of acute illness and conditions can often be prevented, thereby reducing the number of emergency room visits and hospital readmissions while allowing the individual to age in place in their own home. For more information, visit www.seniorcommunitycare.orgEditors Note: This article was submitted by Erin Berge, Regional Marketing Director with Volunteers of America and may be reached at 970-275-1220 or by email at

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Coping With a Life-Changing Diagnosis

An older adult notices symptom that suggests a health problem. Their doctor performs an examination, tests, and arrives at a diagnosis. It might be a health condition that will surely change the patients life, such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinsons disease or a progressive vision loss. Whats next? Steps taken now can affect their well-being as they move forward, says David McKendry, Owner of Right at Home. After a diagnosis a patient often experiences stages of grief, including shock, denial, and anger. These emotions can lead to depression. Yet for the patient, spouse and or family members, receiving a diagnosis also can bring a sense of relief and reduce anxiety from worrying. Steps in facing the emotional challenges of a diagnosis are talking to family and friends for support, consult a counselor, and joining a support group - these help the patient cope and have a sense of control. Patients initially feel helpless and resigned to their fate, its much better to confront the diagnosis head on and focus on a plan of action. The goal is to move from Why me? to What can I do? Family members can take charge by learning all they can about the condition, discuss the prognosis and care plan with the health team, get organized financially (directives for financial and health matters), bring in experts (financial planners, elder law attorneys, aging life care professionals), and support family caregivers to share the care tasks. Early on, consider whether the patients home will continue to meet their needs as those needs change. Though sometimes it is best to move to a skilled supportive living environment, most patients prefer to receive care in their own homes with a non-medical in-home caregiver assistance like Right at Home. We help with bathing and dressing, grocery shopping, preparing nutritious meals, transportation, help coordinate doctor appointments, provide health care reminders and more. Professional in-home care also supports the well-being of family, says McKendry. These services allow them to spend more time focusing on their relationship and things that are meaningful in life.  Editors Note: This article was submitted by David McKendry, owner of Right at Home. He can be reached at 970-697-1331 or by email at:

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Your Loved One Deserves the Right Care

Your Loved One Deserves the Right CareAs a person begins to age, family members often feel the need to help with everyday tasks their loved one now finds challenging. It can be hard to tell when aging is affecting a family member because small things can add up to a larger challenge incredibly fast. If this sounds like something your family is experiencing, you're not alone. Today, more than 34 million adults are providing care to a loved one over the age of 50.Purple Angel, a Symbol of HopeIt is estimated that there are over 44 million people living with dementia around the world.Purple Angel upholds the principle that people with dementia have an absolute right to enjoy a good quality of life and continued involvement in their local community so far as they are able and willing to do so.Our hope is that by spreading awareness we can give comfort, put an end to stigma and work together globally for a cure.The Right Care, Wherever You AreOur Caregivers are specially trained to provide just the services your loved one needs. We modify our custom care plan for your family member as their needs change, allowing them to live at home as long as possible. Giving you the peace of mind knowing your loved one is receiving quality care, right in their own home. With Flexible Scheduling, We Can Provide the Care Your Loved One Needs, Whether They Need a Little or a Lot. For many people, our in-home senior care is the best solution for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and loving relationships. Whether a family member needs a little extra help around the house, assistance recovering from a hospital stay or someone to check in on them throughout the week, Right at Home Grand Junction can be the perfect solution. We customize our care services, so your loved one always gets the special care they need based on their individual needs. Discover how our many services can help improve your family's quality of life.

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Dementia Care, The Visiting Angels way

The number of people diagnosed with Dementia grew to 3.8 million (eff, 2017) and will continue to grow as our senior population increases. Visiting Angels provides specialized Dementia care across America providing families with the peace of mind that has been missing in their lives. To learn more, visit or call for more information. 800.365.4189 Call Today!

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Meet Our New Publisher Courtney Ergenbright

My name is Courtney Ergenbright and I am excited to join the Seniors Blue Book team as the Regional Director for Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado and the Western Slope.  I bring over 20 years of advertising and marketing experience to the position and have helped businesses and organizations of all sizes achieve great results from their various campaigns.  I have also worked in community relations with many nonprofits, and I am passionate about helping businesses and nonprofits "do good" in the local community.  This is one of the many reasons why I am looking forward to my new role at Seniors Blue Book as it provides such a great service to the Seniors community.  I hope to meet as many of you as possible in the near future and discuss how Seniors Blue Book can help elevate your brand and increase exposure of your business with our various print and online advertising opportunities. Call her at anytime at 800-201-9989.

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Beneficent for SW and Case Managers

Beneficent:Adj. - Doing good for othersAre you or a loved one a senior or disabled adult and need long-term care?We know that applying for long-term care financial programs can feel like you are in a maze. We quickly navigate you to the best financial program to help pay for senior care, including assisted living, adult day care, home care, nursing homes, or senior living for you or your loved one.   Call Beneficent today to learn more 719-645-8350 or join our monthly educational meetings hosted by Kim Searles for Social Workers, Care Providers and the Senior Community. 

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Take a look at The Pace Center!

We recently visited The Pace Center and took a tour Call us to learn more about what they offer!CONTACT US Ian: (970) 216-3521 Kristie: (970) 216-2541 Carol: (970) 234-2037 mesagroupkw@gmail.comTags:Senior, Senior real estate, Senior real estate specialist, downsizing, retirement, aging, senior living, senior life, senior care, senior health care, Keller Williams

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Development Manager

As the part-time Development Manager of the Grand Junction and Montrose Walk to End Alzheimers events you will join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of 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. 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 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 dataWhat you Bring:Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience3+ years 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 goals.While most such travel is the same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid drivers license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.Ability 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 and Google Workspace products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio softwareJob Title: Development Manager Location: Grand Junction, CO (hybrid)Part time based on 32 hours per week as applicable, includes benefitsGrade: 205 Non-Exempt ($42,100 - $53,000)Reports To:  Sr. Director, Mass Market Events    Who We Are: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.At the Alzheimers Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimers and those at risk for the disease.We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimers, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row. Employees working 24 hours/week, or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. Full time employees (37.5 hours/week) will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.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 InstructionsPlease 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!APPLY HERE

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Director of Nursing (DON)

Full Job DescriptionLooking to grow professionally and help build your own team of Nurses and Caregivers? We are bringing the BrightStare Care commitment to excellence in-home health care to the Western Slope.Join a growing home care agency, lead our skilled care team and make an impact on peoples lives! BrightStar Care of Grand Junction/ Montrose seeks a full-time Registered Nurse to be our Director of Nursing and lead the agencys clinical operations.Youll succeed as a Director of Nursing Register Nurse, because of your passion for a higher standard of care, a desire to make an impact and love of teamwork. We are a Home Care Pulse Leader in Excellence, Enterprise Champion for Quality and a World Class Franchise.Benefits for the Director of Nursing Competitive pay Weekly pay with direct deposit Paid Time Off and holidays 401k and health insurance Employee referral bonuses Quarterly bonusesResponsibilities of the Director of Nursing Makes the initial evaluation visit and regularly reevaluates the clients nursing needs (supervisory visits) Manages and oversees skilled care that is being performed by BrightStar Care nurses licensed under the Nurse Practice Act Prepares clinical and progress notes and summaries of care Assists in the development of organization goals. Develops, recommends, and administers agency policies and procedure Supervises, educates and coaches other nursing personnel/care-giving staff Oversees the maintenance of client clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care. Shares information with appropriate organization personnelRequirements Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license to practice in Colorado Preferred: Bachelors degree in Nursing. Must have graduated from a National League of Nursing accredited program Minimum one (1) year of documented experience required. Three (3) to five (5) years of clinical experience with one (1) year experience in a home health agency, primary care clinic or health facility, preferred Reliable car/auto insurance Clean background and criminal record Understands regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations Adhere to HIPAA and maintain client confidentiality Organized, strong communicator and able to use computer and mobile device effectively Pediatric Nursing and DSCC experience strongly preferred Home care experience strongly preferredWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Vision insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Referral programSchedule:Monday to Friday 9-5On-call to provide caregiver support if neededSupplemental Pay:Bonus pay opportunities (quarterly)Experience:Supervising Experience: 2 years (Preferred)Pediatric Nursing Experience: 2 to 5 years (Preferred)Nursing: 2 years (Required)License/Certification:CO RN license (Required)Work Location:One location (Office in Grand Junction) with some regional travel within territoryJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k)Paid time offReferral programSchedule:8-hour shiftDay shiftMonday to FridayOn callExperience:Supervising experience: 2 years (Preferred)Pediatrice Nursing: 2 years (Preferred)License/Certification:Colorado Registered Nurse (Required)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoWork Location: One locationIf you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.Job Type: Full-timePay: $30.00 - $43.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offParental leaveProfessional development assistanceReferral programVision insuranceMedical specialties:Home HealthSchedule:8-hour shiftMonday to FridayOn callSupplemental pay types:Bonus pay.Experience:Supervising experience: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:RN (Preferred)Work Location: Hybrid remote in Grand Junction, CO 81506APPLY HERE

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