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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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Connecting with Loved Ones Through Technology

  Social distancing does not have to feel like a jail sentence. But when you are feeling socially isolated and caring for a loved one with dementia, it can certainly feel like it.   How can we navigate the changes in both our lives and theirs? Perhaps your loved one enjoyed attending a group, a center,...

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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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Benefits of Virtual Care are Just a Screen Away

It’s been a little stressful lately, especially as we’ve all heard the experts warn us repeatedly that the coronavirus can be hardest on those who are older or in fragile health. Often, though, those are also the people who need to see their doctors routinely to stay healthy and safe. So, what should...

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Using Assistive Technology in a 21ST Century Virtual World

The Center for Independence (CFI) has been serving western slope people with disabilities, including seniors, since 1982. We receive our funds from contracts with state and federal agencies which allow us to provide case management and demonstration services for free. These last few months have showed...

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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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What Has COVID-19 Taught Me?  

In the beginning, it felt as if new guidance, protocols, emergency health orders, and ideas about how to manage this disease were changing every 15 minutes.  The pace was unbelievable.  During that time, I told myself – don’t look back.  The decisions that were made from a national, state, local, and...

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Thoughts on Covid’s Impact

Recently, research began coming out about the terrible impact isolation has on seniors’ health. Just in time for the world to be hit with being home and isolated to varying degrees. Foe some at home means being with several family members or friends. For some it has meant being home alone with limited...

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Protect Yourself Against the Flu

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the 2020- 2021 flu season to protect yourself and the people around you from the flu, and to reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults, 65 years and older, are at high risk for serious complications from...

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Caregiving in “The New Normal”

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic many of us have heard the phrase, “This is the new normal”.  Social media platforms were flooded with posts agreeing or disagreeing with the assessment.  As a professional caregiver I realized that the COVID 19 pandemic was introducing the world to the reality,...

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SBB University Caregiving Resources | Staying Connected to an Aging Relative

SBB University thanks Benjamin Surmi, MSG | Director of Education and Culture with Koelsch Communities for sharing his expertise on Staying Connected to an Aging Relative: Guiding families through difficult times of distance.  Tools for Staying Connected How will I stay connected to my aging relative?...

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