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Protect Your Investments

Whether you are just getting started in the world of investing, or are looking to protect the investments you have, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has established a website that provides a “wealth” of consumer information on how to manage and protect your investments. Money: Safeguard Your Hard-Earned Assets includes many consumer tips […]

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New Senior Financial Fraud Hotline

Senior citizens are frequently targeted as victims of financial fraud.  So to help curb this worrisome trend, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Division of Securities has recently established a new hotline that seniors and/or their relatives or caregivers can use to report fraud and scams directed at the elderly.  The number for the hotline […]

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Assisted Living

Did you know that September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week?  The State of Colorado has a number of resources that can help you find information on assisted living facilities in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has a database of facilities in Colorado, with information on the facilities’ licensure.  Also, […]

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Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June has been designated as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  Alzheimer’s and related dementias affect over 47 million people worldwide.  The disease has been found to be linked to genetics so if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s, it is smart to be aware of the disease and how it could affect you or […]

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Lifelong Learning

Did you know that Colorado senior citizens can audit classes, tuition-free, at many of Colorado’s state universities?  These programs allow seniors the enjoyment of learning without tuition, grades, and exams; homework is optional.  These courses are not for credit; seniors seeking degrees will have to pay the regular tuition and fees for credit courses. The […]

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Hunger and the Elderly

An article in this month’s State Legislatures magazine cites a study that says the number of elderly who are going hungry is rising.  Seniors with low or fixed incomes can often not afford to eat as well as they should, and those elderly who are ill or on medication often do not regain their health […]

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Understanding Property Taxation in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Property Taxation publishes a series of brochures about property taxation in Colorado.  These easy-to-understand brochures cover such topics as property valuation and taxation for residential, commercial, and agricultural properties; property tax exemptions and rebates for seniors, the disabled, and military/veterans, and more.  Check our library’s web catalog for previous […]

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Hospice Care

Did you know that November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month?  If you are searching for hospice care for a loved one, be sure to select the best care possible by visiting the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment’s Consumer Resources – Hospices webpage.  Here you will find the information you need on inspections, incident occurrences, and how to file […]

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Resources for Seniors

May is Older Americans Month, and is also the month we celebrate Memorial Day.  Many of our veterans are senior citizens.  The State of Colorado offers a great deal of information for seniors on a variety of issues, including finances, health and well-being, and more.  One helpful place to find senior resources is our library’s Quick Guide for Seniors and Caregivers.  Other […]

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Avoid Rip-Offs and Scams

A story in today’s Denver Post brings attention to a growing trend: scams and rip-offs for home maintenance work, particularly victimizing the elderly. This particular story highlights a landscaping scam, while other scams are frequently seen following events such as hailstorms, for instance, when many people are needing new roofs. Authorities warn consumers never to […]

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Update on State Parks Passes

Last week I described some of Colorado’s summer recreation opportunities, including Colorado State Parks. Well, yesterday, May 19, the Governor signed into law a new kind of Parks Pass – an “Aspen Leaf” lifetime pass for seniors. Giving seniors a lifetime pass, according to the bill sponsors, will allow senior citizens to keep active without […]

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Senior Citizens

The Colorado state government homepage, www.colorado.gov, includes a webpage with helpful information for senior citizens, including information on health, consumer protection, transportation, social security, housing/assisted living, and much more. On this site, you can find out how to get a discounted membership to State Parks or the Colorado Historical Society; where to learn computer skills; […]