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2 years 1 month ago

Elderly woman dies of West Nile

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - An obituary notice says an elderly Montrose woman has died of complications of West Nile virus. The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told...

2 years 10 months ago

Elderly Colorado Springs man located

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An elderly man who was reported wandering in the cold has been located by Colorado Springs police. Police say the 80-year-old man wandered away from the Apsen Living Center about 10 p.m. Thursday. Police found him two hours later after facility officials reported him...

3 years 3 months ago

Healthy heat beating habits

Seniors have difficulty sensing temperature extremes and may not realize they are experiencing heat trauma. One local organization is stepping-up its effort to help elderly develop healthy heat beating habits. Warning signs and symptoms of heat trauma include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, body aches, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, and...

3 years 10 months ago

More elderly in debt with no way out

More and more, seniors on a fixed budget are turning to credit cards to help them through tough times. "They're using it (credit cards) for gasoline, they're using it for food, they're using it for prescriptions, they're using it for co-payments." explains Eileen Doherty, Director of the Colorado Gerintological Society....

4 years 4 weeks ago

Colorado man died from West Nile

Mesa County officials say an elderly man is the first person to die from the West Nile in that county this year. The man's death was announced Wednesday. His name was not released. Mesa County has had 10 cases of West Nile reported this year and some of the...

4 years 1 month ago

Alzheimer's: What you need to know

In the last week, two elderly men in Colorado Springs wandered off from their families and became lost. At least one of the men suffered from dementia. Thankfully both were eventually found, but it points to the concerns of families with loved ones who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or...

4 years 1 month ago

1st West Nile death in Colorado this year

Weld County health officials say a 79-year-old woman has died from the West Nile Virus. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that it is Colorado's first death related to the virus this year. Health officials say the Weld County woman developed symptoms from...

4 years 2 months ago

Car crashes into the Satellite Hotel

A car has crashed through a window into the Satellite Hotel, on Academy Blvd., in Colorado Springs. The driver, described by emergency crews on scene as an 85-year-old man, was not hurt. No one inside the hotel was hurt, either. The hotel is described as structurally sound.

4 years 3 months ago

Elderly woman gets surprise in the mail

Bills, catalogs, junk mail - marijuana? Indeed, police say a surprise 2-pound package of marijuana arrived in the mail last week at one elderly woman's home in southern Michigan's Blackman Township, which is about 75 miles west of Detroit. The woman called police. Detectives don't know who sent...

4 years 4 months ago

Police call attention to elder abuse

June is International Elder Abuse Awareness month, with June 15th commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To raise awareness of elder abuse, the local Coalition Against Abuse in Later Life (CALL) is planning a community celebration at 5:30 p.m. on June 15 at El Pomar Foundation, Penrose House, 1661 Mesa...

4 years 6 months ago

Pets to be protected under new law

Pets will be protected as part of domestic violence law after Governor Bill Ritter signs a new law Monday afternoon. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, and Rep. Jerry Frangas, D-Denver, amends current state law that deals with civil protection orders, to include threats or acts of...

4 years 11 months ago

School District 11 seeking volunteers

Colorado Springs School District 11 has a GrandFriends program that places retiree and senior citizen volunteers in District 11 schools. These GrandFrieds give one-on-one attention to sudents who need extra help. An orientation and training program is being offered Thursday. You don't need prior teaching experience, only a love of...

4 years 11 months ago

MRI proof: Web surfing increases brain activity

Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking. Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days....

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