Let Your Creative Juices Flow…

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC Fall, autumn, whichever you prefer, is my most favorite time of the year. There is something about the smell in the air, the changing of the leaves, a drop in temperature, and an almost slowing down of the world that seems to put me in my most creative mood. For the last three years I have designed and created my own line of all occasion greeting cards made from recycled products. The fact that they are …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Grief Savvy

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Today, I want to explore a rather daunting …

…The More You Know

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC   For about three weeks now, I have had a topic in mind for this month’s blog. As a matter of fact, I had already written about 200 of the required words. I wanted to “circle back” with you to see how your “Life Reimagined” process was going. My articles including: Your Time is “Write” Now, Resolve to Laugh and Lessons Learned were written with my hope for you to #1. Enjoy reading my blogs, and …

Free Public Seminars On Aging & Home Health Options For Retirees Along The Front Range

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Denver, CO – (September 26, 2014) – In response to the growing needs of Colorado’s baby boomers, a series of free, public educational workshops on aging and home health are being offered along the Front Range this Fall, 2014 (dates listed below), from long term care retirement specialists in conjunction with non-profit sponsors and public facilities. Jim Brown, a speaker and senior advisor to The Council on Aging for Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas Counties, said “for retirees who want to learn …

Fun Time in the Summertime…

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC My mother was a teacher and a nurse; a teacher before I was born, then a nurse in my formative years and beyond. To this day, I still joke with my friends back home that while they were reading Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham, I was reading the PDR (the Physicians’ Desk Reference). I can see my mother studying for Nursing School and having this mauve colored book with gold lettering that …

Forum on caregiving empowers Latinos to tell their story

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing There are 42 million family caregivers in America and about 20 percent of them are Latinos. In a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites or Asians to cite caregiving as a financial hardship. “Hispanics tend to live in close proximity of family and maintain very close family ties, so they tend to be natural caregivers,” said Roberto Rey, AARP Colorado director of multicultural outreach. “That is why it is so …