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Oct 18, 2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SRC 101 October 2024

Thrivent Financial Services and The Senior Resource Council Invite you to join us at TOP GOLF!Space is limited and registration is required!  Donations appreciated.Register Here

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Sep 28, 2024 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Colorado Springs Walk to End Alzheimer's 2024

REGISTER HEREQuestions, please contact Teal Peabody 719-651-3584 - tnpeabody@alz.org

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Sep 28, 2024 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

2024 Colorado Springs Walk to End Alzheimer's

Scan the QR code on the flyer to start a team or donate. If you have any questions, please contact Teal at tnpeabody@alz.org

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Jun 20, 2024 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Alzheimer's Brain Awareness Lunch-n-Learn SE YMCA, Colorado Springs

Alzheimers is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimers and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. The Alzheimers Association is a global leader in research, mobilizing the field to advance the vision of a world without Alzheimers and all other dementia. Learning Objectives for a 30 minute presentation: Landscape of Alzheimers and Dementia Science: The learner will take away basic facts and figures regarding Alzheimer's and other dementias. Risk Factors: The learner will be able to name modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's and other dementia. Highlights in Early Detection and Diagnosis: The learner will be able to describe why early detection and diagnosis are important. The learner will be able to define biomarkers, why they are needed, and some of the ways biomarkers are used in dementia research. Latest Advances in Clinical Trials, Treatments and Lifestyle Interventions: The learner will discover the diversity in therapeutic approaches currently under investigation and will be able to list advances in clinical trials, treatments and/or lifestyle interventions.Additional InformationThe Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Lunch-n-Learn will be held in person on June 20th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Registration is required. To register, click on the Register Now button below, or call 800.272.3900.REGISTER HERE

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Gentle Shepherd Home Care

Non-Medical 1271 Kelly Johnson Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920

Gentle Shepherd Home Care is a best-in-class, locally-owned Home Care provider serving Colorado Springs. What makes us different is our people! Our caregivers must pass rigorous skills testing, qualifications, and a criminal background check, drug screening and driving. Gentle Shepherd Home Care was founded because of our experience and is based on the principal that we only place caregivers we would feel comfortable placing with our own loved ones. We can provide you and your loved one with the individualized, compassionate care that only a hometown agency can provide, enabling your loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home.

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CarePatrol

Assisted Living 10 East Monument Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

At CarePatrol we help families find Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, and In-Home Care. We review the care and violation history of the communities we work with. We are a free service and exist to provide the safest care options for seniors across America.

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Enable Dental - Mobile Dentistry

Dental Services 1250 S Parker Rd, Parker, Colorado, 80231

We provide at-home dental services for unique populations in the comfort of the patients home, senior home, assisted living facility, or community center.We solve important dental issues and reduce stress for patients and their loved ones. Our dental team comes to the patient wherever they are. Our licensed professionals are highly qualified and committed to providing the best care to our patients.We are equipped with portable technology and systems that allow us to provide at-home or on-site dentistry. Our handheld digital x-ray units, custom dental chairs, and wheeled dental units make it possible to thoroughly diagnose and perform dental treatment in different living environments.Our clinical staff prides themselves on being resourceful and caring in the treatment of our patients.

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Gale Force Organizers

Move Management & Organizing Services 819 Shrine View, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906

Gale Force Organizers is here to help simplify your life by improving the functionality of your space. As professional organizers in Colorado Springs, we understand how overwhelming it can be to stay organized in your busy life. We will assist you to make your space inviting, organized, stress free, and manageable. We offer multiple services to cater to your unique needs no matter what new phase of life youre enjoying.With over 47 years of combined experience in the US Army, Tami and Angela understand how crucial it is to stay organized to successfully tackle life challenges. Between the two of them theyve moved over 30 times, developing systems to declutter and organize spaces that turned houses into homes.

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If Everything You Thought About Reverse Mortgages Was Wrong, How Soon Would You Want To Know

One of the most misunderstood mortgage programs is a Reverse Mortgage. To be fair, early on there were some abuses, which in large part have been remedied. Today, a Reverse Mortgage is the choice for many senior homeowners approaching or in retirement.Here is a list of reasons why.No mandatory, monthly Principal and Interest Mortgage payment is required.Responsibility for repayment is transferred from the borrower to the home.The term of the loan is age 150 of the youngest borrower.Safeguards such as a required 1-hour counseling by an independent 3rd party, cap on fees, protections for non-borrowing spouses, borrowers providing income documents to prove they can afford the property taxes, homeowners insurance and maintenance on the home.When a senior homeowner taps into their equity either by lump sum, monthly installments or a line of credit that earns compound interest, it increases the chances of them not outliving their resources.Unlike a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit cannot be cut, frozen or payment required.Proceeds from a Reverse Mortgage are not taxable and usually don't affect government benefits.The borrower can use the funds from a reverse mortgage however they wish, except purchase an annuity.A Reverse Mortgage can be paid off at any time as there is no prepayment penalty.There are fixed or adjustable-rate options available.The interest rate is protected at application, if it goes down prior to closing, they will receive the better interest rate.For most homeowners their equity is at risk should there be a market correction, with a Reverse Mortgage, about half of the equity is sheltered from a market downturn.In most cases, the only out of pocket fees are the counseling ($125-$190) or the appraisal ($675), the other fees are paid from home equity.From application to closing is 30-45 days.To learn more and to see if a Reverse Mortgage can help you have a happily ever after retirement, reach out and let's see if this might make sense for you.Get to Know Kevin A. Guttman Reverse Mortgage Specialist As you can see there are a lot of steps to getting a reverse mortgage, but it doesn't have to be complicated when you have a professional help you along the way. Contact our team today to get the wheels in motion a (877) 251-9709

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Toenail Fungus Remedies

What is Nail Fungus Infection? Here are some very simple ways to recognize a toenail fungus infection:A discoloration of the toenail, white to yellow The nail becomes thick and disfigured Brown or black spots developing on the nail Parts of the nail crumble or flake Onychomycosis is the medical term for toenail fungus. Almost 12% of the population may be infected at some point in their lives according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It is estimated that fifty percent of people over the age of 70 have the infection.How Does a Nail Become Infected? Toenails come into contact with microorganisms that get onto the skin, the nail sheath and underneath the nail to the nail bed. Once you have contracted a fungal infection, it can be very difficult to cure.These microorganisms are fungal spores, and thrive in places that are dark and have high humidity. This makes the feet very susceptible to infection from wearing shoes. Wearing sandals helps the feet to get air circulation and light.Trimming your toenails too close to the skin can cause accidental cuts, providing another entry point for these fungal spores. Injuries such as dropping something on your toes can provide another point of fungal entry. All utensils used for pedicures should be disinfected in order to not spread the fungus. Tight fitting shoes can also be a cause of toenail fungus infection since they leave no room for your feet to breathe and they can cause the breakdown of the nail from rubbing, leaving an opening for the fungus to invade.What is the best treatment for toenail infection? Laser treatment can be effective 70 -84% of the time. The laser warms the nail and kills the pathogens that cause the fungus. Several treatments may be needed. The drug Lamisil has been used to treat the fungus, however, it has side effects causing possible liver problems in some individuals. Laser treatment along with a regular home foot care schedule is beneficial in the treatment of the fungus that causes Onychomycosis.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Paula Brady, L.E., C.L.S. Paula is a paramedical aesthetician and certified laser specialist with Spa Medica, LLC and may be reached at 720-379-3584 or by email at coloradolaser@gmail.com

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Senior Serenity: Crafting Seamless Moves with Compassion

IntroductionMoving can be a stressful experience at any age, but for seniors, the process can be particularly challenging. Whether downsizing to a smaller home, relocating to a retirement community, or transitioning to assisted living, seniors often face emotional and logistical hurdles during a move. In this guide, we'll explore tips and strategies for crafting seamless moves with compassion, ensuring that seniors can transition to their new living arrangements with serenity and ease.Understanding the Senior Moving ExperienceMoving as a senior involves more than just physical relocation; it also entails emotional adjustments and practical considerations. Some key aspects to understand about the senior moving experience include:Emotional Attachment: Seniors may have lived in their current homes for many years, accumulating memories and sentimental belongings. Moving can evoke feelings of loss, nostalgia, and anxiety about the future.Physical Limitations: Seniors may experience health issues or mobility challenges that impact their ability to pack, lift heavy objects, or navigate unfamiliar environments. It's essential to consider these limitations when planning a move.Downsizing Dilemmas: Downsizing can be a daunting task for seniors, as it often requires parting with cherished possessions and making difficult decisions about what to keep, donate, or discard.Support Systems: Seniors may rely on family members, friends, or professional services to assist with various aspects of the moving process, from packing and organizing to coordinating logistics and settling into their new homes.Tips for Crafting Seamless MovesCrafting seamless moves for seniors requires careful planning, attention to detail, and above all, compassion. Here are some tips to help facilitate a smooth transition:Start Early and Plan Ahead: Begin the moving process well in advance to allow ample time for preparation. Create a comprehensive moving timeline and checklist to ensure that all tasks are completed systematically.Communicate Openly and Empathetically: Engage in open and honest communication with the senior throughout the moving process. Listen to their concerns, preferences, and needs, and validate their emotions. Offer reassurance and support as they navigate this significant life transition.Declutter with Sensitivity: Approach the decluttering process with sensitivity and empathy. Help the senior identify which belongings hold sentimental value and which items can be let go of. Encourage them to focus on keeping items that bring them joy and comfort in their new home.Arrange Professional Assistance: Consider enlisting the help of professional organizers, moving companies, or senior relocation specialists, such as A Call to Order Professional Organizer. These professionals can provide valuable expertise, resources, and support to simplify the moving process and alleviate stress for seniors and their families.Customize the Moving Plan: Tailor the moving plan to meet the unique needs and preferences of the senior. Take into account their health condition, mobility limitations, and lifestyle preferences when selecting a new living arrangement and planning the logistics of the move.Create a Comfortable Transition: Make the transition to the new living environment as comfortable and familiar as possible for the senior. Set up their new home with familiar belongings, cherished mementos, and essential items to create a sense of continuity and stability.Provide Ongoing Support: Offer ongoing support and assistance to the senior as they adjust to their new surroundings. Be patient and understanding as they acclimate to changes in their routine, social network, and daily life.Celebrate the Move: Celebrate the senior's move as a significant milestone and accomplishment. Acknowledge their resilience, courage, and adaptability throughout the moving process, and emphasize the positive aspects of their new living arrangement.At A Call to Order Professional Organizer, we specialize in crafting seamless moves for seniors with compassion and care. Our team understands the unique challenges and emotions involved in the senior moving experience and is committed to providing personalized support every step of the way. With our expertise in decluttering, organizing, and relocation logistics, we strive to create a smooth and stress-free transition for seniors as they embark on this new chapter of their lives. Let us be your trusted partner in crafting seamless moves with compassion and serenity for your loved ones.

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Local Business Videos

Senior Services Spotlight - Mountain Music Therapy Services

Meet Sandy Golias, Music Therapist, and owner of Mountain Music Therapy Services. Sandy loves working with seniors! While music therapy is beneficial for many populations, Sandy's passion is seniors. In her practice and through group therapy sessions, Sandy uses live music to help her clients engage, reminisce, and connect, all improving their quality of life. Do you know someone who could benefit from music therapy? Call Sandy at 440-537-9471

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Five Wishes Testimonials with Silver Key Senior Services: Positive Impact of Five Wishes

Aging with Dignitys Five Wishes program and its partner organization, Silver Key Senior Services a resource organization that improves the quality of life for those in nursing homes, shared how the Five Wishes program has been a helpful resource to their community. Silver Keys commitment to whole person care includes planning for the future the Five Wishes advance care program is a valuable resource in serving their mission.Call the Silver Line at (719) 884-2300 or email info@silverkey.org

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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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Senior Spotlight - Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE Program

This year, Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE program has a lot to make up for. Their signature fundraising event has been postponed to May 19th, but you can still help out through the Indy Give Campaign. Use the QR code to make your donation! Call 719-314-2327 for more information.

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Volunteer Opportunity - Lockwood Foundation

The Lockwood Foundation assists individuals who have limited mobility with life-changing experiences on the trails. If you are fit and able to hike 3-5 miles, we need your help to assist our disabled athletes on the trails. Contact Jeff at 303-587-0698 or sign up on our website at thelockwoodfoundation.org

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Resident Program Coordinator - Skilled Nursing

Full Job DescriptionCompany DescriptionDo you have HEART? We are looking for individuals who can embrace our mission to purposely brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with HEART; Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect & Teamwork. In these roles you will be responsible for planning and implementing programs and events which provide socialization opportunities, fitness and wellness activities, educational and recreational programs, as well as spiritual life support based on the needs and preferences of the residents at the community. This position is for our Skilled Nursing Level of Care.Job DescriptionPlan, develop, and implement resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.Survey and interview residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the communitys programs and activities.Recognize the individuality, diversity, and spirituality of all residents when planning activities and celebrating holiday functions.Develop individualized care plans for each resident and be a part of the interdisciplinary team care conferences.Document and file resident participation.Develop relationships with residents to encourage their participation in activities that enhance their quality of and appreciation for life.Observe residents function and behavior and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.Utilize outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.Attend interdisciplinary team meetings.Keep up to date with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment Regulations.Assist with developing and managing the annual department budget.Reports directly to Director of Resident Programs.Assist with managing Resident Program Assistants as needed in the absence of the Director of Resident Programs.QualificationsMust be an activity professional certified by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals as an Activity Director Certified (ADC) or Activity Consultant Certified (ACC), ORAre registered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist having at least one year of experience in providing activity programming in a nursing care facility.You are able to professionally communicate and listen to residents, guests, and coworkers.Perform work tasks in a manner that preserves each residents dignity, privacy and confidentiality.You are an enthusiastic person and enjoy building relationships with the residents and co-workers that you work with and for.Additional InformationSenior Lifestyle offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. All Senior Lifestyle positions are eligible to use DailyPay, an application that allows you to access your earned but unpaid wages before your next payday.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountPaid time offReferral programTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayWeekend availabilityAbility to commute/relocate:Colorado Springs, CO 80921: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:planning or activities: 1 year (Preferred)Long term care: 1 year (Preferred)APPLY HERE

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BSW or MSW Parttime for PEARLS programs for Colorado

Our PEARLS program of Colorado is looking for compassionate, dedicated, and skilled Director for: El Paso County. The director needs to be highly focused and mission-driven, and believe in the goals of PEARLS program of Colorado and embody the core values when interacting with employees, and business contacts. A creative and visionary spirit, considering the long-term path of the organization. Job details:v    Competitive Salaryv    Parttime: approximately 20- 30 hours a month (hours and times are based on need and staff availability)  v    Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions.v    Supervise PEARLS program Coaches as outlined by UW PEARLSv    Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization.v    Offer continuing support to coaches and volunteers as needed by the individuals.v    Represent the company at social and corporate events in ways that strengthen the brand and communicate the companys message. Attend Programs that might offer referrals such as SRC and SNP.v    Monitor company operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements.v    Take donations and grant checks to the bank as well as write checks as needed to pay for program needs and pay staff with bookkeeper. Send thank you notes for donations. Qualifications:v    MSW/BSW or equivalent experience in human services working with older adultsv    Direct care with geriatric population: 5+ year (preferred)v    Multilingual (preferred)v    U.S. work authorization (required)v    Valid drivers license, current automobile insurance, reliable vehicle to use for visits (required)  v    Mileage reimbursement We look forward to hearing from you! Ways to apply:Call Cynthia Margiotta Director 719 459-2017 or email dignityads@comcast.net

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Heartfelt Care at Home/BEO C.N.A Scholarship Program

We are NOW offering a NEW TWO WEEK C.N.A. program where we are offering to sponsor up to 50 individuals who may be interested in obtaining their C.N.A. certification. We are currently accepting applications for our class starting on April 1st, 2024.All they have to do is apply on our website at: www.beopersonalcare.com/scholarship   Scholarship includes all classes and fees to obtain their Colorado CNA License.  We invite you to share this AMAZING opportunity with other community partners! For more information feel free to contact us at 719 362 0094.

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