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Aug 1, 2016, 9:49 AM
The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is tackling the pressing issues facing our state and families as Colorado's population ages.
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Apr 1, 2016, 11:15 AM
The team at Springwood Retirement is excited to host the 12th annual Memories in the Making Art Show, taking place on April 16, 206. The Memories in the Making® art program is offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and encourages people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to express themselves creatively. Through the program, members of our senior living community and the surrounding neighborhoods have painted their thoughts, emotions, and memories, sharing them with their loved ones in a thoughtful, beautiful way. RSVP for the event by April 11 by calling Springwood Retirement at (303) 424-8777.
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Mar 23, 2016, 4:09 PM
The process of finding the right assisted living community for your parents is an important one for any family. When you have one or more siblings to help out with the process, there are even more factors involved. Perhaps there are assisted living myths you need to look into together, your siblings live all around the country, or you each have a different idea of what’s best for your parents. As with any transition, you may find that you and your family members handle it differently. As you begin to consider assisted living for your parents, follow the tips below to keep your siblings involved, make sure everyone’s voice is heard, and ultimately make the right decision according to your parents’ needs.
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Jan 15, 2016, 3:59 PM
Happy New Year! I for one am so happy it’s time to ring in the New Year. In these first days of the year winter waves a magic wand over the world and invites us to savor stillness and tap into the magic of the shifting light. The New Year is a time to celebrate and a time to enjoy finding space to honor memory, intention and those things that bring us deep gratitude. Wishing you and your families all the best in 2016!
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Jan 8, 2016, 3:53 PM
If you’re considering senior assisted living for one or both of your parents, making the right choice can be daunting. Your parent could be worried about how the transition to assisted living could affect their day-to-day life. Figuring out the best option for your parent becomes even more difficult with the variety of assisted living myths you may have read on the internet or heard from an acquaintance. In order to make a decision that fits your family’s needs, it’s important to separate fact from fiction.
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Dec 3, 2015, 3:46 PM
It’s no secret we Americans have a big problem with weight. The obesity crisis is mounting, affecting many other areas of our society- including creating health and financial issues. It’s downright scary just how quickly our population has gained weight – expanding from an obesity prevalence of less than 20 percent in the mid 1980s to over 35 percent today. Experts have spent a great deal of time studying the problem, and have come up with a number of factors that have contributed to this rapid rise in body fat among the Western populace. I have discussed many of the contributing factors, including the amount of sugar and high-fructose-corn-syrup that is now in our diet. Especially in processed foods, the fact that processed and fast foods make up such a significant portion of the Western diet, and the decrease in activity. One thing we haven’t discussed much, however, is portion sizes and how much they’ve grown over the past few decades.