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Horses Bring Moments of Joy for Memory Care Residents

The therapeutic qualities of interacting with horses has long been known.   Horses have an un-canny ability to reduce anxieties, restore a sense of calmness and bring great joy to those around them. This is especially true for those who are challenged by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms...



Osteoporosis – Prevention and Management

Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and as young adults, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age.  Osteoporosis affects one in every four adults and is a condition...






Share Your Story in Six Words

“Student of life. Now a teacher.” Your story is one of a kind. Your wit and wisdom, cultivated and inscribed on every page of your life, is your gift to the world, and it calls out to be shared with family and friends.  Telling your story can be done in many ways: Discussions at dinner, oral-history...


What is the Don’t Stop Dreamin’ Program?

Don’t Stop Dreamin’ recognizes that many individuals have unfulfilled dreams and desires. The Don’t Stop Dreamin’ program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides for the fulfillment of DREAMS of Three Rivers Hospice & Quality Life Services entities.  The program started in 2005 for residents...


How to Protect Your Aging Joints  

There are simple ways to protect your joints, reduce strain, and improve how you function each day as you age. Here are nine tips that could make a big difference:  Replace energy drinks and soda with water Water makes up about 80 percent of your body’s cartilage. If you don’t stay well-hydrated,...


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?...


Did You Know Heart Attacks Have Beginnings?

Did you know that more than 800,000 people die in the US every year from a heart attack? On average, 50 percent of these patients displayed, but ignored, the warning signs. Heart attacks, like other diseases, have early signs and symptoms. However, if recognized in time, these “beginnings” can even...


Fall Prevention presented by CC Young Senior Living

Each year one in four people over the age of 65 years old experience a fall?  More than 800,000 patients are hospitalized due to falling.  This presentation by Martha Bonilla and provided by CC Young Senior Living, will provide valuable insights and tips for preventing and recovering from falls. Click...


City of Boulder Older Adult Services Offers a Variety of Programs and Services to Support Aging Well

The City of Boulder Older Adult Services (OAS) provides programs and services for city residents age 60 and above and their caregivers.  Client Services Coordinators remain committed to being available and responsive to our older adult community to provide information and referral services as well as...


Quick, What’s the Number for 911?

There is a scene in the 1994 movie, The Little Rascals, where the clubhouse is on fire, and Buckwheat is holding a payphone asking Spanky, "Quick, what's the number for 911"? Since neither of them know, they run off in search of help to save their beloved clubhouse. Not being sure who to call in time...


Knowing Community Resources Can Improve a Life

We do not always know what we need until the exact moment we need it. Most people do not usually know what resources are available in our own communities if we are healthy and financially able to provide the basics of daily living – food, shelter, clothing, etc. Only when our circumstances change, which...


Shoulder Pain in Stroke Survivors: How to Identify Common Causes and Solutions

Know a stroke survivor with shoulder pain? It’s a common complaint, and a major source of anxiety for survivors and caregivers alike. Shoulder pain affects stroke survivors’ independence and long-term quality of life. Yet, survivors often struggle to have their pain adequately addressed. The following...


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,...


TMF Patient and Family Engagement Network Activation and Satisfaction Survey

TMF Health Quality Institute has secured a five-year Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through 2024 to work with Medicare beneficiaries, their family members and caregivers in a region that includes Arkansas,...


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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