News & Events

October 2017 – News from Blue Spruce Assisted Living

We are thrilled to announce that Blue Spruce Assisted Living II has now been operating for over two years.

Blue Spruce Assisted Living II
2570 Pemberly Avenue

Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126

Beautiful Grounds

The beautiful backyard at Blue Spruce Assisted Living II ready for our residents to enjoy!

Our second Senior Living Home, Blue Spruce Assisted Living II, which and is located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and our beautiful home has now been open for over one year. We would like to thank our wonderful residents and their families for making this first year such a successful one.

This property is in Douglas County on the southern edge of Highlands Ranch and features all of the amenities of our Castle Pines location. At Blue Spruce Assisted Living we focus on providing special care and individual attention to our residents in a nurturing environment. Our home-like environments encourage a sense of well being, belonging and safety. Blue Spruce Assisted Living is Physical Therapist owned and operated so a healthy and caring lifestyle for our senior residents is of major importance. Contact us for more information about Blue Spruce Assisted Living I and II – feel free to request a personal tour or call us with your questions.
– Adele Barbera – 303-549-3736

 

 


 Interesting Newspaper articles

As we watch our loved ones age, and we at Blue Spruce are fortunate enough to care for them, it continues to remind me that we, as their children, are not getting any younger. I found this article in the BBC recently very interesting.

 

The BBC News continues to have interesting articles about alzheimers and early detection. The most interesting one remains this one regarding blood test research for early detection of the disease. Another study, also posted in BBC News, identified early genetic markers for Alzheimers risk.

The Denver Post had an interesting article recently on how to talk with friends who have dementia, See here.

The Denver Post has also printed a number of very informative articles about the elderly including Alzheimers and Dementia. Click below for some of the more interesting ones:

Guest Commentary by Greg O’Brien and Megyn Comer:  “Dementia Friendly”: Finding more than the right words

BBC covers the basics of Dementia in this interesting article. They also published an interesting article on exercise for those of us over 50.

 

The Politics of Aging by Megan McArdle

Rep. Dianne Primavera seeks plan for Colorado’s older residents – By Joey Bunch

 


 

Highlands Ranch Herald – October 2, 2014

We were  featured on the front page of the October 2nd edition of the Highlands Ranch Herald in their study on Group Homes as they grow as a trend. Read the article here.

 

The BBC science section recently had another excellent article regarding Dementia, causes, cures etc. Click here to read the article.

Growing concern over Dementia drugs links

 

 


 

Castle Rock Senior Center – October 2017

The Castle Rock Senior Center, Inc., was first started by a small group of people in Douglas County as a Senior Citizen Club in late 1971. We have evolved into a non-profit 501(C)3 organization with a present membership of nearly 1,000.

Click here to read the Castle Rock Senior Center October newsletter.

The Castle Rock Senior Center has many activities from General Activities, through Fun and Games to Civic Interest activities. A calendar of events for October can be found by clicking here.

 


 

Highlands Ranch Seniors Club – October 2017

All residents at Blue Spruce Assisted Living II are members of the Highlands Ranch Community Association.

The Highlands Ranch Senior Club provides a social network for HRCA members 50 and older to meet new friends, socialize, and have fun. The Club sponsors activities in the Senior Lounge, at the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Southridge, and a monthly luncheon, in addition to various trips and outings. Click here for the calendar of events. For more information visit the Senior Lounge, see more details by clicking here, or call Ron Winter at 303-791-1692.

50 & Better Together is committed to providing adults age 50 and better in Highlands Ranch, with information, resources, activities, events and lifelong learning opportunities that will allow them to grow older with the greatest success and satisfaction. 

The Senior Resource Center has some excellent articles on aging, dementia etc. Many of these can be found here.

 

 


Parker Senior Center – October 2017

The Town of Parker has a very active Senior Center located at 10675 Longs Way, Parker, CO.

There are numerous daily activities that can be found by clicking here.

 



Dementia

Recently Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos, announced that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

This has led to a increased public discourse about Dementia and Alzheimers. The BBC has recently published an excellent article defining dementia, identifying the causes and discussing challenges with finding a cure.

As we are all well aware many of our loved ones suffer from varying levels of dementia. We thought you might be interested in reading more about it in the BBC’s science section

Here’s another interesting article from the BBC.

 


 

Events around the Greater Denver Area

Just because you are a little older and it is more difficult to get around, don’t stop getting out and doing things!
– Adele Barbera


 

 

Seniors Resource Guide is a fantastic resource for resources for seniors. Their web site can be accessed by clicking here.

Find more News & Events for Seniors on SeniorsResourceGuide.com
Seniors Resource Guide – Denver – CLICK HERE
Seniors Resource Guide – Northern Colorado – CLICK HERE
Seniors Resource Guide – Colorado Springs – CLICK HERE