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What is an Immune System and How to Boost it?

Most people know that vitamin C is important for the immune system, but do they know why? What about the importance of other vitamins? Just like the rest of our body, the immune system requires optimal nutrition to function at its best. Keeping your immune system fed with proper nutrition will ensure that your body is ready to handle whatever comes its way during the winter months.

So, what is an immune system and how can you boost it? Take this opportunity to hear our guest speaker, Helen Dinerman, Nutritional Coach at Natural Grocers, as she explains how you can keep your immune system strong and healthy in the winter months.

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Your Guide to Estate Planning

Do you know what estate planning is? Why should everyone have an estate plan? It is important to live life to the fullest, but it is also important to have your financial assets taken care of in the event something comes up. Some may ask, however, how do you accomplish this?

We invited Anne McMichael, estate planning attorney, from CCRJ Law Firm to discuss your options and go over a basic review of powers of attorney, advanced directives, wills, trusts and burial directives.

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What is Parkinson Disease?

What is Parkinson’s Disease and why is it a hot topic in the medical world? Do you have a loved one that been diagnosed with this disease? Are you unsure what the symptoms are and what methods you can employ to help people with Parkinson’s?

For this, we asked our guest speaker, Cheryl Sierfert from the Parkinson Association of the Rockies to educate us on what this disease is, what symptoms to look for and what we, as caregivers, can do to help people with this disease.

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Special Needs and Navigating Public Schools

There is a growing number of children with special needs throughout the state of Colorado and many families are wondering what they can do to help their children get the education they need.

For this topic, we asked our guest speaker, Christie McGovern from the Aurora Public Schools, to go over the process and navigation of special education services through the public schools, understand homebound services, and look at the adaptive/assistive technology, and go over the parents’ rights with a child in special education.

Christie McGovern is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with 16 years of experience in pediatric hospitals, home health, private clinic and public schools. Christie has worked in special education administration since 2008.

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Abuse and Neglect Awareness

It is something we do not like to see or hear about, but it does happen. Adult abuse is known to occur with caregivers, medical facilities and even loved ones.  This can put the victim in a dangerous situation. Do you know how to identify abuse or neglect?

Our guest speaker on this topic is Amy Shiflet from PeopleCare Health Services’ West Office. Amy will go into the statistics of abuse and neglect, followed by signs and symptoms of which you should be aware and what you as individuals can do to help identify and stop abuse or neglect.

What is Frontotemporal Degeneration?

Do you know someone who has Dementia, or Alzheimer’s? What is the difference between FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration) and Alzheimer’s? How are they different? While both disorder’s symptoms are similar to one another, there are some differences about which you should be aware.

To help you understand this distinction we asked experts from the Association for FTD. Our two guest speakers are Sharon S. Denny, an AFTD Program Director of the association, and Bridget Moran-McCabe, the AFTD Support Services Manager. They will explain what Frontotemporal Degeneration is, what symptoms this disorder present, the differences between FTD and Alzheimer’s, and what measures can be taken to help treat the disorder.

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Your Guide to Hospice Care

If you have a loved one or know someone who is considering Hospice Care, we suggest you hear from our guest speaker, Brian Whitmore, to learn more about the benefits of it.

Brian has worked at HopeWest for over 15 years and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of the Access Team. He does mostly admissions and presentations about the services HopeWest offers to its patients and families.

For this topic he will discuss how the referral process is handled, followed by how is hospice is paid, what services are provided and the levels of care they offer.

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Transitioning to a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to live a healthier lifestyle but, how does one go about doing so? For this we turn to a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Carley Smith on this topic.

After being diagnosed with Lyme disease, coupled with long-term antibiotic use, Carley began searching for alternative ways of healing her body. In this video, Carley shares her belief that “All disease begins in the gut” and, once you heal the gut, you can start to heal your body overall, thereby, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle.

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Is Your Home Working for You?

Thinking about getting a loan for your future home? Wondering what the mortgage market will look like in the years to come? For this we brought in a special guest speaker, Rona Lewis, from Starkey Mortgage.

Rona Lewis has owned and operated a residential mortgage company for over 25 years, but for the past six years has called Starkey Mortgage her home. In this video she will go over what loan options are available to you and tips on how to qualify for them.

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Preparing For State Emergencies

We don’t always want to think about it, but there will be times when an emergency will come up and we have to be prepared. And, who better to educate us on this matter then our guest speaker, Carolyn Bluhm from the Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security?

The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security exists to lead efforts to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

In this video we will go over potential Colorado hazards, Organizational Structure of the Emergency Plan, emergency and government activation centers, phases of emergency management, individual and family preparedness, and how we as a community can help with the relief efforts during times of an emergency.

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What is Disability Etiquette?

When you encounter someone with a disability, what goes through your mind? How do you prevent awkward situations when you’re talking to someone with a disability? What is appropriate disability etiquette?

To answer these questions, we asked Laramie Cummings and Tim Ashley from the Independence Center. The Independence Center is a local nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, and advocacy services for people with disabilities.  The Independent Center’s mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community to create independence, so all may thrive.

In this video we will get a basic understanding of what disability etiquette is, how to prevent awkward situations and effectively interact with people with disclosed disabilities.

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