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We Are Here For You!

Here at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, our want and goal is to combat social isolation for seniors within the community. When COVID hit, our creativity, capacity and caliber were challenged and created an opportunity for growth. We have tapped our resources and have stretched our boundaries to allow...

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SBB University Caregiving Resources | Neuroplasticity & Impact of Brain Health on Overall Wellness

SBB University and The Oxford Grand welcome Jennifer DiLorenzo and Chad Flores with Home Care Assistance to present on Neuroplasticity and the impact of brain health on overall wellness. A copy of the slides in the presentation are here for you: SBB-University-Neuroplasticity-Slides-JD-CF.pdf Click...

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YMCA Fitness Classes and Clubs

Staying active mentally, physically and spiritually is important for feeling your best. Connect with fellow older adults for fitness and fun with the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.  The Y’s ForeverWell program includes online exercise and health classes, social clubs and events—all designed with seniors...

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Your Retirement Nest Egg- A Carton Full of Options

Many people refer to their retirement savings as a “nest egg,” but in theory, it should be made up of many sources of retirement income - many eggs. Even if Social Security and a company retirement plan were their only retirement savings sources, likely they haven’t thought about their withdrawal strategy....

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Good Oral Health Helps Keep Your Immune System Strong During Coronavirus  

Fighting off infections, germs and diseases like COVID-19 is the job of your immune system.  Keeping your immune system strong is one of the main goals of food health and fitness. Your mouth is the gateway into the body and provides a point of entry for bacteria and germs to enter  your respiratory...

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Are You Getting The Right Primary Care? Here Are 6 questions to Ask Yourself.

Primary Care Providers (PCPs) connect the dots between your lifestyle, health and goals to keep you at the center of diagnoses and treatments. Ask yourself these questions to tell if your primary care measures up.  Is Your PCP Personal? A great PCP understands your medical history, personal history...

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Dental Savings Plans Help Seniors Get the Dental Care They Need at an Affordable Price

Older adults are one of the fastest growing segments of the American population and in many cases they do not have insurance to cover the dental care needed. In the US, only two percent of retirees have dental coverage through a prior employer, and medicare does not cover routine dental care without...

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Direct Anterior Hip Replacement: A Better Approach to Hip Replacement

 In 2020 there are several approaches to hip replacement. Some surgeons approach the hip from the back (posterior of the hip while others approach it from the side (lateral) or the front (anterior). While all approaches to hip replacement have good outcomes there are some distinct advantages to a direct...

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What Should You Do with an Inheritance?

If you were to inherit a large sum of money, what would you do with it?                 The question may not be hypothetical, especially for millennials, Gen X or Gen Z. That’s because the baby boomers are poised to transfer some trillions of dollars in the next few decades. While everyone’s situation...

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I Look Around and Realize I am Not Dreaming!

In today’s climate, home is more important than ever.  Many active older adults have chosen The Winslow in West St Paul as their place to call home, their refuge during uncertain times to shelter in place and create a community of new friends, all while living in a ‘resort-style’ community.  We asked...

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Sudden Illness - Are You Prepared?

COVID - the very acronym sparks a host of emotions: fear, frustration, uncertainty, worry, and more.  Whatever feelings you may have about the situation, there’s no denying that it has caused many people to recognize their mortality.  This has resulted in increasing numbers of Americans getting their...

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What Inspired Kathy Miller to Start Gentle Shepherd Home Care?  

My Grandmother, Meemaw was my mentor, my guide and my lifeline throughout my life. She was my North Star! She and my Grandfather Papa spent a great deal of time with my brothers and I and raised us throughout our childhoods. My Meemaw was smart, incredibly strong and my hero. I owe every success I have...

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Turmeric for Back Pain: Does Curcumin Help Sciatica & Herniated Discs?

For thousands of years, turmeric maintained prominence in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest practices in the world. The concept of using natural herbs and spices for their healing properties is not a new one. With so many options available, which medicinal herbs are the best? Curcuma longa is a...

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SBB University presents: Home? A Retirement Community? What is the Best Option for Me?

It is important that everyone think ahead and to consider where and how you might like to age.Join SBB University and our panel of experts as we arm you with knowledge on how to evaluate your living situation and make a plan while you are still healthy. Topics of discussion at this informative event...

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SBB University Caregiving Resources | Engaging an Aging Adult with Dementia

SBB University Caregiving Resources is provided courtesy of Seniors Blue Book and Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN. Benjamin Surmi, MSG, Director of Education and Culture with Koelsch Communities presents Engaging an Aging Adult with Dementia: Top Dementia-Friendly Virtual Strategies and Tools for Professionals...

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The Dementia Diagnosis

Hearing a loved one receive a dementia diagnosis is among the hardest news a person could hear. My grandma’s diagnosis left a defining impact on my family. Fortunately, adequate preparation can lead to less stress on you and a better quality of life for your loved one. At Oasis Senior Advisors, we love...

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SBB Senior Care Spotlight Welcomes Karen Sumey, LCSW of Windhorse Elder Care

In this episode of Senior Care Spotlight, we welcome Karen Sumey, LCSW. Karen is a clinical supervisor with Windhorse Elder Care. Karen shares how their "team approach" helps their senior clientele, some who are living with dementia or mental health concerns.

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Drawing Social Security Early and Still Working?

Many people decide to ‘semi-retire’ early and start taking their Social Security benefit at the earliest age possible. It’s appealing to be able to work part-time or where you have an interest or start a small business while making an income and receive Social Security retirement benefits. While early...

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Lower Back Pain’s Missing Piece: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Four out of five people will suffer from back pain in their lifetime. For many it’s debilitating and impacts their quality of life. Their pain can go on for years without relief. One common cause of low back pain originates from the sacroiliac or SI joint. The SI joint is located in the pelvis and links...

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