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Falls are one of the main causes of injury, disability and even death among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults 65 and older will fall each year. Approximately 90 percent of hip fractures result from falls and one out of five hip fracture patients die… Continue Reading Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace – and at home

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Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

The so-called senior tsunami, named because of the large number of aging Baby Boomers, is headed our way. Several Colorado Springs community leaders passionate about the aging population are working now to ameliorate the impact. People want to age in place, said one of those leaders, Beth Roalstad, executive director of the Innovations in Aging… Continue Reading Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

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CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

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CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

If Air Force airplanes and helicopters were people, they’d be a large Baby Boomer generation growing older. The human gray hairs and wrinkles would be fissures, tiny cracks and corrosion. It is the job of an Air Force Academy lab and its engineers to ensure the Baby Boomer generation of airplanes and helicopters won’t have… Continue Reading CAStLE tears down planes to build up knowledge

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GE Healthcare helps USOC create replica clinic for Sochi

This year’s Winter Olympics feature the undertakings of the local-based U.S. Olympic Committee to a similar degree that it is manifested in Colorado Springs — with the help of an empowering partnership. Much like its partnership with the USOC at the Olympic Training Center, worldwide Olympic partner GE Healthcare is the exclusive provider of medical… Continue Reading GE Healthcare helps USOC create replica clinic for Sochi

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has been in business just weeks,… Continue Reading 1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

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Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

Opened in 2008, Sundance Mountain Lodge in Monument sits on five acres, nestled among trees, with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Owner Gary Oakley renovated a hotel, creating an eco-friendly destination resort, designed with natural log and stone accents, to feel like a ski lodge — but with modern amenities. Located… Continue Reading Sundance creates mountain lodge with modern touches

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Serranos serves smiles and more

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Serranos serves smiles and more

MONUMENT — Carl Nolt made his way in the coffee business, starting at age 20 in Washington state at The Wet Whisker, which later grew into Seattle’s Best Coffee. “It’s been a great business. I love it,” said Nolt, now 53 and owner of Serranos Coffee Co. On any given day and at any time… Continue Reading Serranos serves smiles and more

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Inn at Palmer Divide finds its niche

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The Inn at Palmer Divide is a quiet, relatively new hotel/events center located north of Colorado Highway 105 between Monument and Palmer Lake. With 24 rooms and ample space for hosting weddings, small conferences, and community events, its location is ideal for travelers who don’t want to deal with the traffic and crowds of Denver… Continue Reading Inn at Palmer Divide finds its niche

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Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts stays busy

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In 1997, Jina Brennaman, a young mother of four, moved to Palmer Lake from Glenwood Springs, where she had taught ceramics at the Glenwood Center for the Arts. Once here, she saw a vacant building with ample room for artists to work and display their art, persuaded donors to buy the building and began offering… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts stays busy

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