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Turkey or Ham?

What is Thanksgiving going to look like this year? That's a big question, and many of us don't have the answers yet. Part of it depends on whether we're still the ones cooking the turkey or whether that particular baton was passed... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Holiday craft fair has new location The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13 at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Numerous local vendors and cra... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Rec Center Almost Opened Again

My local recreation center almost opened again. A month ago, the center opened for indoor walking with strict rules. One week later, during a heated board meeting, mostly about masks versus no masks, the rec center supervisor said... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Help with Parkinson's Disease symptoms

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is acupuncture a possible therapy to relieve back pain and stiffness associated with Parkinson’s disease? – R.G. ANSWER: There have been many trials that show acupuncture is superior to no treatment for various... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Do we really need a booster shot?

Depending on when we went for the COVID vaccine, we could be eligible for the booster now ... or not. Elderly seniors, as well as those in nursing homes and the immunocompromised, were first in line early in the year. The rest of... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Silver Key launches new senior services for Falcon/Peyton and Calhan areas

Silver Key is proceeding with the launch of two new service extensions in the eastern part of the county. With funding from El Paso County Economic Development (CDBG-CV grant) and in a unique partnership with the Pikes Peak... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

New classes for Alzheimer's caregivers starting Monday at FV Senior Center

The Central Colorado chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a caregiver support group at Fountain Valley Senior Center (5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain), starting this month. RoseMary Jaramillo, who directs the... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Humana to provide Medicare info on Thursdays

Humana has come on board as a sponsor of the Senior Center and will be hosting the Breakfast Corner on Thursdays for the month of October. Stop in and see Andrea or Chris and say hello. They are excited to answer any questions you... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Help with Medicare Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period to sign up for 2022 Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans begins on Oct. 15 and will continue through Dec. 7. During Open Enrollment PPACG’s Area Agency on Aging’s SHIP (State Health... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small fe... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Just Hang Up!

It's time for us to be rude on the phone. There, I've said it. "Seniors are often targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite." So says the FBI's website page describing scams aimed at seniors. I've thought this for a... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Guardianships, conservatorships aid those at risk, enrich lives

Courtesy of the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition A pop culture movement has shined a light on guardianships and conservatorships, but many may be unfamiliar with how these critical services work and the roles local entities serve... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

Holiday Gift Shortages

If you will have holiday shopping to do this year, you need to get started on it now. Manufacturers and store owners are saying there will be shortages. There are labor problems, problems with container ships that can't be... — Updated 9/29/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/29/2021

 

Husband is always tired

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is tired all the time. He functions, but frequently has to sit to recoup his energy, even after a shower. He is diabetic and has been for over 10 years. He does not take insulin and manages to keep his A1... — Updated 9/29/2021

 

Budget to stay busy, not bored this winter

This winter is not going to be a repeat of last year, at least not at my house. COVID will no doubt keep raging around the world, limiting our options for activities, canceling plans that were made with fingers crossed. But here... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Fountain Valley Harmonizers seek singers

The well-known performing group the Fountain Valley Harmonizers are back to rehearsing after a long break because of Covid, and are seeking new members who enjoy singing (and playing instruments). Long-time member and leader Sandy... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Silver Key, AARP Foundation partner to empower low-income older adults

to remain in their homes as they age Silver Key Senior Services announced it has joined AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide to help low- and moderate-income older adults get money back on their homes by helping Colorado Springs... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Recreation center shuttered again

Well, that certainly didn't last long. My town's recreation center opened last week for indoor walking only – no classes, no basketball, no anything else – then shut down again just as quickly. It seemed like it would be safe:... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Listen Up: Engage Your Brain With Podcasts

Have you ever listened to a podcast? A podcast is a digital audio or video file that you can access from the internet. They're often in a series that you can tune into one at a time, almost like radio on demand. They're usually... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be back this year on Nov. 13 (note new date). This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

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