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 By Matilda Charles    Community 

Ordering your free credit reports

For years we’ve been able to get one free credit report per year from each of the three credit bureaus. Right now, we’re able to get a free one each week until the middle of April. Why? Their generosity is likely due to the... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Dr. Keith Roach    Community 

To Your Good Health

Office test alone can’t diagnose COPD DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman. The only prescription medication I take is for dry eyes. I recently visited my new primary physician for the first time, and she had me do a... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719) 600... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

PPACG Area Agency on Aging and PPLD Medicare partner to present a four-part Medicare Series throughout 2021

The Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) and the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging have taken the community’s suggestions and developed the Four-Part Medicare Series to dive more deeply into Medicare and retirement. Both organization... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

Art: unlocking your creativity

Creating art can be emotionally healing and freeing. Who among us can’t use a little of that nowadays? Once you get started, you’ll wonder why you didn’t begin sooner. Here are some ideas: • Collage Wish Board: Collect... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

COVID-19 vaccine information for seniors 70 and up

For Coloradans ages 70 and older, here's where you can find the links to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine with hospitals. Health officials expect even more options will come online... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

AARP tax prep events at the senior center

The AARP tax preparation events at the Fountain Valley Senior Center that were mentioned in last week’s newspaper are undergoing some changes. Details on the program are not available as of press time. Please check back for any... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

2021 Social Security 101 classes for older adults

The PPACG Area Agency on Aging and the Social Security Administration are partnering for the fifth year to present Social Security 101, “Understanding Your Social Security Benefits.” As people begin to approach Social... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

COVID hits our wallets

You can learn all kinds of things from surveys, and not all of them are good. A recent SimplyWise bi-monthly survey showed that 35% of seniors age 60 and older are willing to risk getting COVID in order to work. Of those who are... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Can Viagra help cold fingers from Raynaud's?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have scleroderma with Raynaud’s phenomenon, and friends and family members have told me that I might get help from Viagra. Frankly, I hadn’t read or heard that from either my rheumatologists or dermatologists.... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Dressing older loved ones: 7 tips for family and caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging set of circumstances for older relatives, especially if they are residents of assisted living or nursing homes in lockdown. For those that struggle with walking long distances or... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

The best you can do

A show of hands, please. Is anybody else getting worn out by the current state of our lives? Is there anything we can do about it? All I wanted was a package of socks. That shouldn’t be hard. In the past, once a year or so, I’d... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Stressing over your retirement plan? 5 ways to boost savings, reduce anxiety

Many Americans have long stressed over their finances, and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased that anxiety, a survey shows. Well over 80 percent said the crisis is causing them stress with their personal finances, according to... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Make getting fit your yearlong goal

Where do you want your fitness level to be a year from now? To get to that point, we need to take the first step. For most of us, that’s going to mean exercising at home. Here are some resources: Sit and Be Fit... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Engaging older adults during a COVID holiday season

Growing restrictions and COVID-19 concerns are preventing loved ones from seeing older family and friends this holiday season. In the first few months of the pandemic, the number of older adults who reported feeling lonely or... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Low white cell count, body pain, may indicate virual infection

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female, 16 years old. My white blood cell count is 16.6. I am suffering from so much weakness and pain in my legs, arms and shoulder area. I also have a cough and cold. Is it dangerous? What should I do for... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Getting through winter

Cold weather is here ... joining the coronavirus and the flu. Such a wonderful trio of events all at the same time. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that temperatures this winter will be a bit warmer for much of the country, at... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

Senior Center Santa and gifts

The folks at the Fountain Valley Senior Center braved frigid temperatures last Thursday to conduct a drive-through visit with Santa and goody bag giveaway. At top, Clarise Taylor,... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Caring for your nutrition when caregiving

(Family Features) Family caregivers of people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities sometimes spend more time thinking about those they care for than themselves. It's important... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

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