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The Senior Safety Fair is cancelled for 2012. On September 28, Investment Fraud 101 featuring Rebecca Franziscus, Investigator, Securities and Exchange Commission, will offer a one hour seminar to train seniors to be more aware of the pitfalls and promises of investing so they can make wise financial decisions. The session will be held at the Aurora Center for Active Adults. Registrations are being taken by the Aurora Center at 30 Del Mar Circle Aurora, 80011 Phone 303-739-7950 • Fax: 303-739-7953.
What is AND and AB?
The Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) and Aid to the Blind (AB) are programs that provide temporary cash assistance to individuals who are disabled and unable to work for 6 months or be judged blind without working capacity respectively.
The Colorado Gerontological Society is committed to serving Colorado's senior population and aging professionals. For more specific information and assistance, please contact us. We can often help with problem solving, counseling, resource referral and information distribution. We can send application forms and resource lists by mail, e-mail or fax and can help with filling out forms, applying for and appealing benefits and can provide limited grant assistance for hearing, dental and vision problems.
Caring for a family member who needs assistance with activities of daily living can be a very complex and confusing experience. Decisions can range from financial and long term planning to medical issues or direct care for a loved one. Below we aim to bring you resources for making these decisions.
The intent of Adult Day Programs is to encourage the active participation of the senior population in a variety of activities ranging from social to educational pursuits. Whether utilized as a way to fill lonely hours or as a means of sharing knowledge and special life skills, these centers offer a safe, comfortable alternative to what may be inappropriate placement in full time care. Most focus on individuals unable to be left alone during the day.
Financing retirement and advanced age often presents an entirely different set of concerns, questions and important information for seniors and their loved ones. Many times, a person's income will become fixed based on earned pensions and benefits, while resources may begin to decline due to use.
At some point in every individual's life, he/she will have to deal with legal issues. These can range the gamut from creating and filing a simple will to complex guardianship and probate proceedings. The take-home point is that legal issues can encompass an enormous range of problems, an obtuse legal system and no single answer to any problem.
Letting Go - Entering a Nursing Home
by Marc Ringel M.D.
Many years ago, before I knew better, I promised my parents they would never have to live in a nursing home. They are still healthy of body and mind, and could well avoid long term care all together.
Since I made that promise, though, I’ve learned a thing or two about seniors, including that a nursing home may not be the worst thing in the world.