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UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Psychology recently received a two-year, $325,000 graduate psychology education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within… Continue Reading UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

Penrose plan to close gym sparks protest

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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… Continue Reading Penrose plan to close gym sparks protest

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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… Continue Reading Medicare, Social Security cuts could increase poverty levels

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Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Business analysts believe the retirement rate of Baby Boomers will leave a glut in the businesses-for-sale market. The fourth-quarter Market Pulse survey from the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source found that Baby Boomer retirement was the top reason respondents decided to sell. It was the first quarter in history that Boomer retirement topped… Continue Reading Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Cemetery world isn’t as peaceful these days

“How are things over at the city of the dead?” a reporter recently asked Will DeBoer, who manages Colorado Springs’ city cemetery enterprise. “Quiet and peaceful,” replied DeBoer, giving a good-natured response to a quip that he’s heard hundreds of times. In fact, things are not entirely peaceful at the cemeteries. Like any business, the… Continue Reading Cemetery world isn’t as peaceful these days

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The country is on the verge of a brave new Boomer-consumer world, and economists and marketing experts are working overtime trying to predict the next big buying pattern. Continue Reading Boomers will change consumer patterns — they always have

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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… Continue Reading One-stop site helps Boomers care for elderly parents

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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… Continue Reading Innovations of Aging Collaborative seeks executive director

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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.”… Continue Reading Many new parade homes being prepped for a boom

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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… Continue Reading SBA and AARP helping boomers start their own business

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