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    Homestead Exemption May Be Victim Of State Budget Cuts

    More than 200,000 Colorado seniors who have lived in their own homes for ten years or more and who are over age 65 take advantage of the Senior Homestead Exemption. This voter approved referendum in 2000 gives seniors a 50% exemption on the first $200,000 of residential property’s market value. In 2002, approximately 120,000 seniors …

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    Most Changes Affecting Seniors Require Public Debate

    While the United States has elected a new president and the Colorado legislature has started a new session, many seniors and their families are calling to ask how the changes may affect them. The short answer. We don’t know. The current efforts are to change federal programs either through the budget reconciliation process or through …

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    Help With Heating Costs

    Although Colorado has experienced a very mild fall, many of us will soon be turning on our furnace as we experience cold temperatures. For some, heating the home can be very expensive. Starting November 1, 2016 and running through April 30, 2017, individuals whose monthly income is less than $1634 per month ($2203 for a …

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    Medicare Monday Introduces 2017 Prices and Benefits

    by Eileen Doherty Each year the federal government makes changes to the Medicare. Many beneficiaries are advised to go through the process of determining if they are satisfied with their current coverage with a Medicare Supplement, a Medicare Advantage Plan and/or prescription drug coverage. Those new to Medicare face an even more daunting task. The …

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    Are You An Effective Mandatory Reporter?

    You must report elder abuse – it’s the law! For those new to reporting or wanting a refresher? On July l, 2014 Colorado law mandated elder abuse reporting of those 70 and over. On July l, 2016, Colorado expanded the law to include mandatory reporting of any ‘at-risk’ adult 18 and over and expanded the …

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    Help Available for Families Needing Elder Care

    Elder care continues to be one of the most complicated needs in society. Literally in Colorado there are thousands of agencies providing home care, assisted living, and other services. Families are often overwhelmed about where to start, and what questions to ask. The Colorado Gerontological Society has released the 24th edition of the Colorado Senior …

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    Programs Benefit Seniors

    The 2016 Colorado Legislature did not pass much new legislation that affects seniors, but they kept many of the programs that benefits older adults without cuts or changes, and can be considered a ‘win’. Colorado legislators were faced with balancing a budget, Tabor refunds and maintaining programs to beneŸ t the citizens. … e Property …

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    27th Salute to Seniors Features Resources and Family Fun

    Where do more than 150 experts come together to provide information and education for those working with elders? Of course, at the 27th Annual Salute to Seniors in Denver. “Celebrate Colorado” is the theme of the Salute which combines fun with a resource fair for older adults, families and experts who gather at the longest …

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    Celebrate Colorado With Family Fun at Salute, May 14

    Grandchildren, baby boomers, and mature adults can enjoy family fun and pay tribute to “all things Colorado” as the Colorado Gerontological Society presents the Salute to Seniors, with the theme “Celebrate Colorado!” The Salute to Seniors has become a staple event over the years for Colorado Baby Boomers and their parents, making its 27th appearance …

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    Tips for Selling a Home

    By Eileen Doherty In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s buying a home was an expectation. Many older adults today own their own home. The goal for many individuals was to buy the home, stay there as long as possible and pay off the mortgage. Some individuals have bought and sold one or two homes during our …

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