One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical […]
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Cuts to Social Security and Medicare could increase poverty among older people in Colorado. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 15 percent of people over the age of 65 have incomes below the supplemental poverty level and 7 percent living in below the official Federal poverty threshold. Supplemental poverty levels take into account expenses like […]
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The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to help entrepreneurs older than age 50 start their own small business. The alliance between the two organizations will provide counseling and training to the aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBA training, mentors and counselors will be available online and the SBA and AARP expect to train 100,000 […]
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Community volunteers and city leaders are working to change perceptions about the aging population — by taking part in an international initiative to create cities that take all age groups into account when planning public spaces, workforce development and creating new businesses. The Age-Friendly Communities initiative, started by the World Health Organization, aims to encourage […]
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There are no steps leading into the house that Saddletree Homes is featuring at Flying Horse for the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association’s Parade of Homes from Aug. 3 to 19. “That’s by design,” said Saddletree president and CEO Lee Bolin. “That’s how we pour the foundation. It has to be planned that way.” […]
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The most difficult aspect of wealth management at retirement age relates to talking to the next generation about the money. “It’s the second hardest conversation you’ll have with your kids,” said Jerry Webman, Ph.D., chief economist with OppenheimerFunds Inc. The conversation will ultimately touch on who in the family to trust, who not to trust, […]
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Baby boomers are expressing anxieties about losing their driving freedom and mobility. In a survey by American Automobile Association, nearly half of senior drivers said they are worried about losing their freedom when it’s time to give up the car keys. Every day, between 7,000 and 10,000 Americans turn 65; they are the generation known […]
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Local economist Tucker Hart Adams recently wrote, “If you live long enough, you will get old.”
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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their […]
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Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting […]
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Laurel Ledford cares for her 75-year-old father in her home. At times, it has been overwhelming trying to find a doctor and services, she says. A search for information can take hours a day, she adds. This week, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging launched a Network of Care Seniors […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is closing their health learning center gym, which provides exercise services to senior citizens who are undergoing rehabilitation after heart attacks or strokes or who suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes. It’s the only medically supervised gym of its kind in the state.  And the 450 clients are so upset about […]
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