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Lakewood Cultural Center Presents Classic Cartoons and Holiday Hoopla fromThe Queens CartoonistsTickets start at $25 at Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845 or the Box OfficeLooking for a new way to celebrate the holidays this season? Venture into a world of virtuosic musicianship with multi-instrumental mayhem and comedy thats holiday-oriented and fun for the whole family. Experience The Queens Cartoonists at the Lakewood Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22. Purchase tickets now and give the gift of entertainment.During the Holiday Hurrah: Yule Love It! show, The Queens Cartoonists perform original soundtracks and fresh compositions perfectly synchronized with projections of cartoons pulled from the golden age of animation, cult cartoon classics and modern animated films. Tying everything together is the groups unique brand of comedy anecdotes about the cartoons, the composers, stream-of-consciousness humor and elements of a musical circus. Inspired by the crossroads of jazz, classical music and cartoons, the group brings animated films to life, matching the energy of the cartoons and dazzling audiences of all ages.Rooted in jazz, The Queens Cartoonists are a sextet of talented musicians garnering acclaim performing in a wide variety of venues, including opening for the New York Philharmonic, selling out the Blue Note Jazz Club, receiving a residency at Konzerthaus Berlin and having an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The band is led by Dr. Joel Pierson at the piano and includes Greg Hammontree (trumpet, trombone), Mark Phillips (clarinet, soprano saxophone), Drew Pitcher (flute, tenor saxophone), Rossen Nedelchev (drums), and a rotating cast aof bassists. Guest vocalist Tara Lynne Khaler joins the band for the holiday smorgasbord, which pairs traditional numbers (White Christmas, Jingle Bells, Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, etc.) with jazz arrangements and classic cartoon characters including Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Popeye the Sailor Man and Porky Pig. This holiday season Lakewood Cultural Center Presents is offering three new holiday productions. Purchase tickets for Kat Edmonson-Holiday Swingin, The Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers, or The Queens Cartoonists Holiday Hurrah: Yule Love It! Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). TICKETING INFO:Lakewood Cultural Center Presents: The Queens Cartoonists7:30 p.m., Dec. 22, 2023Tickets start at $25TICKETING SITE: Lakewood.org/LCCPresents BOX OFFICE: 303-987-7845Lakewood Cultural Center470 S. Allison ParkwayLakewood, CO 80226ABOUT LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTERHailed as one of 10 Colorado arts organizations that get it right by the Denver Post, Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) is known throughout the state for its exceptional programming. The 2023-2024 LCC Presents season offers vibrant, multicultural programs from world-class artists in dance, theater, jazz, classical and world music just 15 minutes from downtown Denver. The season is generously supported by the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). ###
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Rowan Community is a skilled nursing community offering person-centered rehabilitation and long-term care for individuals in Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding areas.At Rowan Community, our goal is to foster an environment that is focused on care, healing, and wellness. We are dedicated to providing a wide array of care options for all ages, including skilled short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care designed for the whole person, including those living with progressive neurological disorders or behavioral health challenges.Rowan Community in Denver, Colorado offers a rehabilitation team of physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists to ensure optimal health. For individuals returning home, we provide an Outpatient Therapy program to support continuity of care and continued recovery.At Rowan Community we take a person directed approach to meeting behavioral health needs. We provide care and support for individuals living with mental health challenges in a safe environment.
Beneficent creates solutions for senior and disabled adults to pay for Long-term Care Services - INCLUDING HOME CARE, ASSISTED LIVING, OR SKILLED NURSING. Our clients benefit from step-by-step guidance which results in minimizing spend down, preserving assets, and limiting out-of-pocket expenses. BENEFICENT HAS OVER 200 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON GOOGLE AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. During our FREE initial consultation, you'll walk away with certainty on your next steps moving forward regarding how to pay for long-term care.
When it comes to at-home care for seniors, you want the best for your loved one. But not all elder services are the same. All, of course, provide caregivers. But DignityFirst Health at Home offers something more - professional care management engagement and oversight. DignityFirst Care Managers are credentialed experts in geriatric care with training, education, and experience in nursing, social work, psychology, and gerontology. Because of that, they can see and do things that other services miss. All Caregivers are DignityFirst employees that are highly trained, qualified, experienced, and supervised by the Care Manager. To learn more about our professional Greater Denver Area home care, call us today at (720) 274-9600.
Allison Care Center is a skilled nursing community that focuses on person-centered care and the well-being of individuals living with dementia in Lakewood, Colorado, and the surrounding areas.We offer a wide array of care options, which include skilled short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care specialized for individuals living with Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia. Allisons team of on-site therapists and clinical care partners support each resident with a broad range of medical care and services for conditions requiring therapeutic intervention.
Are you exploring the different senior living options? Are you having trouble understanding all the new lingo and what it all means? Dont worry youre not alone if you answered yes to these questions.When many people first start their search, it is a challenge to understand the difference between all the options what is an Active Adult community versus Independent Living, Assisted Living versus Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing? When you first start your search, the American Senior Housing Associations suggest you ask yourself a few questions:How much can I afford?What level of care do I really need?These two basic questions will help you to refine your search to the area of senior living that will best meet your needs.Explore the many different floor plans available at our senior living community. Make sure to contact us to see what we have available to fit your needs and lifestyle.Some people determine that they do not need additional services but rather would prefer not to have all the responsibilities and stress of homeownership. An Active Adult Community like BellaVita is a great stepping stone into senior living as a space that is age restricted to 55 and better. Bella Vita is an Active Adult apartment community that provides a safe, secure, maintenance-free atmosphere for those seeking the comforts of home, new friendships and the chance to explore new life opportunities. Choosing the right senior living community can be challenging and confusing at times, but by educating yourself, it can be a positive learning experience.Read More
AlzheimersAccording to the Alzheimers Association, Alzheimers is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory thinking and behavior. Alzheimers worsens over time No cure has been found for Alzheimers but there are treatments to calm symptoms Symptoms of Alzheimers can be difficult to recognize Challenges remembering recently learned things is the earliest symptom Alzheimers is common in seniors Severe symptoms that develop over time include:Changes in mood and behaviorDisorientationConfusion about times, places and eventsSevere memory lossChallenges with speechChallenges with swallowingDifficulty walkingDementia:The Alzheimers Association says, Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia symptoms can reverse Alzheimers is the most common type Vascular Dementia is the second most common type, occurring after having a stroke Can be caused by Hyper/Hypothyroidism Can be caused by a lack of essential vitamins (depends on the person) Symptoms of Dementia vary, but are easier to spot:Impaired memoryImpaired communication and speakingWeakened Visual perceptionDifficulty focusingLack of reasoning and judgmentMany people experience memory loss, but that does not necessarily mean they have Dementia or Alzheimers; however, early detection can treat worsening symptoms. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you may be eligible for a proper diagnosis by your health care provider.If Dementia or Alzheimers apply to you or a loved one, we can help you find a proper senior care or Assisted living Denver options in the Metro area that accommodates you or your loved ones specific circumstances. Consult a professional healthcare provider first for professional medical attention.Read More
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization defines hospice care as quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, that involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to an Individuals needs and wishes. Hospice affirms that concept that death is a natural part of life and not only considers the individual, but the family as the center of care. To receive hospice care, an individual must have a life limiting illness in which they are no longer seeking aggressive or curative medical treatments and if the illness were to run its natural course has a life expectancy of six months or less.Similar to hospice, palliative care is family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and/or treating suffering. Palliative care addresses physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and choice. Palliative care is available to individuals that desire additional support while still pursuing aggressive, curative treatments; individuals admitted to Hospice are not seeking curative treatments, rather comfort and support at the end of life.Bottom line, whether an individual is seeking palliative care or hospice services an interdisciplinary team will be available to provide expertise and support to the individual and the family. Hospice focuses on end of life comfort while palliative care provides additional support to those patients that are pursing curative measures.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Shawn Swanson, RN, BSN, CHPN. Shawn is the Director of Clinical Services for Porter Hospice and St. Anthony's Hospice in Denver, Colorado. Shawn can be reached at 303-561-5344 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Is Stretching Good for Seniors?Our bodies, like any machine, undergo many changes as we age, which can make staying active and mobile all the more challenging. In addition to muscle and movement maintenance, stretching exercises can help delay the onset of diseases, such as diabetes and arthritis it can even improve mental health. No matter your level of activity, stretching exercises yield many health benefits for seniors ranging from injury prevention to mobility maintenance. When To Use Stretching ExercisesFor active seniors who routinely exercise, the best time to perform these stretches is at the end of the activity while your muscles are still warm and loose.For less mobile seniors, stretching can be done at virtually any time of the day. As with active seniors, make sure to walk around for a few minutes before stretching to ensure your muscles are loose and warm. Common Stretching Exercises for Seniors:1. Standing Quadriceps Stretch2. Seated Knee to Chest3. Hamstring Stretch4. Overhead Side Stretch5. Shoulder Stretch6. Tricep Stretch7. Lunge in a Chair Advanced What to do After StretchingAfter completing your stretching exercises, its important to address other ways you can improve your health. Proper hydration, exercise and diet all work in tandem with stretching exercises to help seniors maintain overall health. Doctors with Exercise ClassesWhen searching for a doctor that fits your needs, remember to ask for a group exercise and stretching schedule. Notable doctors offices provide a variety of in-practice community events that will keep you active and support your strength and muscle growth, and this is an important part of choosing a primary care provider that centers care around you. Editors Note: This article was submitted by Abby Parris, Regional Marketing Director with One Medical Seniors. She can be reached at 720-464-6739 or by email at AParris@onemedical.com Thumbnail:Aging can take a toll on the body, but stretching is a great way to reduce aches, loosen up muscles and relax your joints. Many doctors offices offer exercise and stretching classes to strengthen older adults.Read More
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PART TWO: On this episode of #SeniorCareSpotlight we continue our conversation with Janice Crowley, Assistant Vice President of Rhythms Home Care . Janice has served the senior community in various ways for 24 years, and today she shares exciting news...Rhythms will be kicking off a brand new Meal Delivery program for seniors! They will offer healthy meal options in the south metro this fall.
Check out this discussion with Senior Real Estate Specialist JoCarol Haxel with HomeSmart Realty Partners, and Dana Dziagwa, a reverse mortgage specialist with Aslan Home Lending Corporation! So much good information about when to sell your home, what options are available to stay in your home, why working with an SRES is a good idea... there are so many myths and uncertainties with selling a home, downsizing, moving, that make it important to work with a specialist like JoCarol and Dana. This information is just the tip of the iceberg and every situation is different. If you have questions about selling a home, downsizing, paying for care, reverse mortgages, call a specialist today! Jo Carol Haxel 970-683-0126 jocarole@JCHsells.com Dana Dziagwa 303-921-1238 email@example.com
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Responsible for maintaining the efficient operation and upkeep of the property in a supportive role as well as showing and leasing apartments, townhomes, or condominiums to prospective residents.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: Take responsibility for resident events, work order follow-up, and walking the property Ensure units are prepared for tours Perform leasing duties such as completing applications, collecting deposits, and assists with the renewal process Collect delinquent rents Handle resident requests and complaintsKEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs): Customer Service courteous and efficient handling of resident and future resident requests and complaints Efficient and timely processing of all required administrative forms, reports, and related information Presentation of property buildings and groundsQUALIFICATIONS:EXPERIENCE: Previous customer service and/or sales experience Property management experience preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, speaking, dexterity, hearing, and sight are essential functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs and ladders, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds for administrative duties, and up to or over 50 pounds for maintenance, grounds, and/or housekeeping duties.COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Knowledge of and ability to operate Microsoft office and various social media platforms Knowledge of required application information, screening processes, and policies regarding rentals Self-motivated with attention to detail and accurately maintain required logs and records A positive attitude and an ability to communicate and work well with others Ability to maintain positive relationships with internal and external contacts Strong communication skillsThe preceding statements describe the general jobRead More
This is a sales focused position to aid in maintaining and improving occupancy levels and revenue in accordance with Marketing, and the company's mission. Disseminate information, answer questions, assist in the completion of required paperwork for move in into applicable areas within the community (memory care, assisted living) Support business operations in community areas by providing consultation to management in matching prospective residents with the proper level of care. Represent the community at various events and by conducting personalized visitations to referral sources and interested parties. Assist the Marketing Team in the approval process.** THIS IS A SALARY PLUS COMISSION POSITION ******** MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SENIOR LIVING SALES****MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID***Job Type: Full-timeSalary, plus commissionBenefits:Paid time offExperience level:3 yearsSchedule:8-hour shiftWork setting:In-personAbility to commute/relocate:Arvada, CO 80004: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:Marketing: 3 years (Required)Work Location: In personIf you are interested in this position, please email Diana at DCordova@Ralstonecreekneighborhood.comRead More
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB FUNCTIONS: Partner with property leaders and community managers to implement creative marketing and advertising strategies that adhere to budgeted guidelines (including using internet advertising providers, social media, print advertising, referrals, outreach marketing, SEO, organic placement and other tactics) and appropriately select marketing techniques that fit the propertys resident profile and market conditions. Provide additional and in-depth marketing support to under-performing properties by analyzing the current traffic and leasing performance, troubleshooting and identifying factors contributing to the performance, developing and implementing aggressive marketing, advertising, pricing, and promotional campaigns, and closely reviewing and evaluating results to make further adjustments specific to each property. Provide Online Presence training to communities and other community leaders as needed. Oversee AMC social media accounts and post material on a regular basis, including new takeovers and creative social media content. Review, refine, and standardize the marketing message across all platforms. Work directly with reputation management companies to ensure they are in in compliance with AMC standards and guidelines. Conduct Web shops & phone shops of communities on an as needed basis. Identify and meet with advertising and marketing vendors, review proposed service contracts for preferred and favorable rates, recommend service providers, and monitor and manage advertising suppliers for product and customer service quality as needed. Assist with signage, logo, and rebranding as needed. Responsibilities may include working with design and production vendors on design, production, and final installation. Monitor markets for trends, forecasts, job growth, and other economic conditions which may impact occupancy and leasing effectiveness within the portfolio; recommend changes and response strategies to offset market downturns or opportunities, and provide feedback and recommendations to property management on improving struggling asset performance and maximizing revenue generation on performing assets. Create resident events/marketing ideas/team building for the President to send out to all sites each month. Complete Monthly/Weekly in-depth Corporate Marketing and Social Media Reports. Complete various other duties as assigned or as necessary.KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs): Ensures consistency and cohesiveness across company websites and social media pages Effectively provides feedback to properties and management on how to improve marketing performance Provides complete and accurate reports in a timely mannerQUALIFICATIONS:EXPERIENCE: 1- 2 years of experience managing content and social media networks (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns Previous experience effectively conveying information and relaying ideas to othersPHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, speaking, dexterity, hearing and sight are essential functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs and ladders, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds for administrative duties, and up to or over 50 pounds for maintenance, grounds, and/or housekeeping duties.COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): Proven skills in the use of the internet for marketing and product advertising, and proficiency in navigating websites and internet communication tools such as e-mail, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite Must be self-motivated, with attention to detail A positive attitude and an ability to communicate and work well with others Ability to read and write EnglishRead More
Not all hero's wear capes. Be a local hero and help victims of crime in your community. The Westminster Police Department is seeking applicants for Volunteer Victim Advocates. This position responds to victims of crime and personal tragedy to provide crisis intervention, support, and important information. You will be dispatched to respond to crime scenes, the police department or hospitals to provide direct services after Law Enforcement Officers have secured the scene. You will receive advocacy training and shadow a veteran advocate before working on your own. Advocates act in an on-call capacity nights and weekends and each advocate works three, 12 hour shifts. A monthly meeting for on-going training is required. If needed you may assists staff with weekday crime response. Some of the benefits include:Receive specialized training through our highly acclaimed Victim Advocate Academy.Receive full funding to apply and receive your certification through the Colorado Advocate Certification Program (CACP).The satisfaction of knowing you are helping some of the most vulnerable in society.Every shift is different, as your responsibilities change from case-to-case, and each victim will have gone through a different experience which requires varied levels of support.Qualifications:Fluency in Spanish or Hmong preferred, not required.Volunteers must be empathetic and non-judgmental. Must be able to work well with members of the community and law enforcement officers, and possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have reliable transportation, a good driving record, proof of current automobile insurance and have a cell phone available where you can be reached. Must be willing to complete a required 40 hour training, submit to a background investigation and voice stress analyzer examination. Must have ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner. Any drug use (including marijuana in various forms) within the last three years will be grounds for elimination. You must be able to stand for long periods of time, respond to scenes indoor and outdoors, and respond to crime scene within 30 minutes or less. This is a great volunteer opportunity to collaborate with Law Enforcement and for those with an interest in Criminal Justice and a desire to give back to the community.Read More