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The (Golden) Age of Planning

Colorado has been a leader in long-term services and supports for the elderly and younger disabled residents. But looming demographic challenges and state choices on boosting self-directed care pose new questions.
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What Saved Medicare

We talk with an expert about the improved forecast for a crucial long-term support program.
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Latino Age Wave

Latino Age Wave
As Colorado’s vital Latino population ages along with the state, will long-term supports look different? [Read more]

Conversation Project

Conversation Project
Can a new “conversation project” help families prepare for those inevitable moments when delicate and emotional medical decisions must be made? [Read more]

Technology and Ability

Technology and Ability
Fast-changing technologies show great promise to aid people living independently with disabilities. At the same time, elderly tech users strive to sort usefulness from mere distraction. [Read more]

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Cartoon Corner
Cartoonist Mike Keefe uses his pen to illustrate the theme of this issue of Health Elevations. Video Camera [Watch]

Visual Guide
A vital senior center can be a foundation of a community's effort to build long-term services & supports, and a day in Montrose shows how to lead the way in our exclusive video.Video Camera [Watch]

Walking the Talk
Coloradans should seize the opportunity to strengthen their leadership in providing meaningful long-term services and supports, says Colorado Health Foundation CEO Karen McNeil-Miller. [Read more]

What's a NORC; Can They Help?
Naturally occurring retirement communities could help elderly neighbors stay independent longer, but their funding is rarely guaranteed. [Read more]

Not Your Grandfather's LTSS
Coloradans of all ages living with disability are demanding as much independence as they can win. Is the state keeping up? We ask activist Josh Winkler. [Read more]