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Scammers, the revised COVID-19 Edition!

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and panic, a different sort of infestation thrives. And it is not the kind that lives off your blood or glucose — this kind of pest is attracted to goodwill and trust and wants your social security number along with your mother’s maiden name, ideally. We are talking scammers, the COVID-19... Read more

A Letter to Nurses Amid COVID-19

Dear Dedicated Nurses, This week is Nurses Week. A week set aside to acknowledge your commitment, care, and passion for your career. This year’s nurses week has new meaning in light of this pandemic and your daily sacrifice is at the forefront of the news and minds of the country. As a nurse, you are... Read more

Cabin Fever: Daily Routine during COVID-19

Greetings one and all…. This morning I am recalling a childhood experience – cabin fever. Cabin fever is defined as the sensation felt after being confined and isolated for an extended period of time. This is a time during which we can become irritable, anxious, and antsy. As a child, this usually happened in the... Read more

Create Life-giving Connections during COVID-19

Greetings one and all…. I’m writing this on Day 1 after the declaration of the “stay at home” executive order by our governor. If we are to flatten the curve of COVID-19, social distancing is mandatory. Ironic, right? At a moment in time when we need and want each other the most, physical separation is... Read more

Journey of Aging: Older and Wiser

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I presented a program about aging at numerous locations in Denver. Along with other community organizations and agencies, we gathered to Celebrate Life! My audience consisted of individuals over 60 years of age, many of whom are dealing with serious, progressive diseases and/or disabilities. Consequently, I carefully... Read more

Are You Feeling Unsettled?

Greetings one and all… Standing at my desk this morning (I love my standing desk!), I am a wee bit unsettled by the events of the past few weeks. The coronavirus. The dramatic drop in the price of oil. And the subsequent volatility of the stock market. Watching the news, I feel as if everything... Read more

Care is Everywhere

Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I witnessed a scene that highlighted the fact that care is everywhere if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. What I saw and heard was hope-FULL and inspirational. The scenario was simple, yet sacred. Standing in line at the grocery store, I observed an... Read more

Falling into the New Year: Stats, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Greetings one and all… Today, I want to chat about a vitally important concern for the aging population – fall prevention. I have a greater appreciation of this issue since my housemate took a nasty fall at the end of last year. Walking to a meeting, she caught the toe of her boot on an... Read more

Urinary Tract Infection: Sign, Symptoms, and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most frequently diagnosed infections in the elderly overall and is the most common infection in long-term care residents, responsible for over 30% of all nursing home associated infections.* While UTI can affect men, it is more common in women with about 10% of women older than 65 diagnosed... Read more

Heart Month: More Than Chocolate and Roses

Did you know that February is the month dedicated to focusing on your heart health? This time each year, the American Heart Association works to raise awareness about heart disease, since it is currently responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United... Read more
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