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Keeping the Sparkle Alive

The holidays were over. Pam always enjoyed seeing family and friends and all the little gifts and cards that trickled in every day leading up to Christmas. It was a time of year she always looked forward to. But this year, even as the Christmas decorations were being taken down, she was excited for the...

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Celebrating The Holidays with your Senior

There was a light dusting of snow on the ground in Arvada. But hearts were warm at the assisted living community where Bettina lived. Today was Thanksgiving! Normally, Bettina celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. And this year was no different. Her nephew promised to come pick her up and take her home to their family...

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Holidays: gifts for seniors

It was the annual girls’ Christmas shopping trip. For Cate and her cousins, shopping for loved ones was a highlight. Plus they’d always go out for dinner afterwards! Cate’s grandmother lived in an assisted living home and she was always the first family member on Cate’s gift list. This year, she was eyeing the soft...

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Staying Healthy

Fall had arrived in Arvada. As the leaves started to change and the holidays approached, Terry was excited. There was so much to celebrate. Terry was fortunate enough to live in a wonderful assisted living home and had great access to healthcare. Her family checked in regularly with her care team so they could all...

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Labor Day: planning a party

It’s still warm out in Arvada. With summer winding down, everyone wants to take advantage of any last summer parties. Labor Day tends to bring family or friends together one last time before school starts and life begins in full swing again. As you plan the weekend, here are some things to consider when inviting...

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Staying Active This Summer

Family members can be key to the health and vitality of seniors. Even if you have a loved one who is no longer capable of keeping up as they did in years past, staying as active as possible can help an elderly loved one stay happy and healthier. One can find research supporting the idea...

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Summer Fun: with your senior

Summertime has finally arrived in Arvada. It’s a wonderful time of year in Colorado. For many families, it’s the time to enjoy pool parties, backyard BBQ’s and fun vacations. And if you have a senior in an assisted living or nursing home, the warm breezes and sunshine likely will remind them of past memories with...

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A Day with Coco

Mother’s Day was always special for Judy. Her children and grandchildren always thought of something out of the ordinary to make her day brighter. And this May was no exception. Judy lived in an assisted living home with caring, warm staff. They always had wonderful things to chat about each morning when they came to...

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Awesome Apps for Seniors

It was a beautiful April day in Arvada, Colorado. Gerald lived in an assisted living care community. He was very fortunate to receive the assistance he needed by staff who provided him with nurturing care. In fact, they had just made sure he was able to spend some time outdoors in the sunshine. He loved...

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Spring: adding a splash of color

March is the transition from Winter to Spring. The warmer weather, birds singing and flowers popping up bring joy to many seniors in Colorado and across the nation. Even though retirement is well under way, many seniors still remember looking forward to fun summer days. That excitement is still in the air. Now, their kids...

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