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Offered by: Integrity Insurance of Brighton

Lift yourself up by Staying Positive – Here are some things that
you might consider!

  • Stay active – give a boost to your body and your brain
  • Practice gratitude – focus on what you have
  • Be mindful – keep your attention on the present
  • Share kindness – we all appreciate kindness
  • Offer grace – be compassionate toward others
  • Reach out to friends –maintain or strengthen your bonds
  • Get enough rest – allows better maintenance of emotions
  • Watch a funny show or video – laughter does us all good
  • Learn a new skill – read or watch videos online
  • Support local small business – show care for our community
  • Play a game – in person or with an app on phone or computer
  • Set up a regular Zoom – book club, girl’s night, coffee & chat

I provide direction with Medicare. My passion for life includes watching those around me, especially family and senior citizens living satisfying lives.

If I can help in any way please call! Lisa Asmussen 303-887-8584

Integrity Insurance

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Offered by Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty

Did you put your home sale on hold last year amid the concerns of the health risks? Is now the right time to rethink and get ready to sell? What about COVID?

Despite the challenges of selling a home during the pandemic, the answer is yes, it is a great time to sell! Interest rates are still incredibly low, for now, but expected to rise. But more importantly, the real estate industry has gotten very creative over the past several months in addressing concerns about exposure risks, implementing safety protocols, and maximizing technology to overcome the hurdles.

It is easier than ever to showcase your home using powerful tools like virtual tours (both live and/or recorded) and improved online marketing tactics. Unlike pre-Covid times when you sometimes had countless unknown people traipsing through your home, now it’s often just the Realtor® carefully adhering to safety protocols, touring your home with their cell phone while doing a virtual showing to their clients who have already seen your prerecorded video online and are not only highly already interested, but also prequalified, and aware that it’s a seller’s market and they will have to move fast if they want to buy.

You should also consider that as Covid vaccine distribution increases, more and more homes may hit the market. If inventory increases dramatically, the market could shift more towards the middle, perhaps affecting home prices. Selling now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of strong home values.

If you are ready to take the leap, I would love to help you, starting with a free market analysis. For proven expertise in establishing your home value and/or searching for a new or existing home, please call Jan at (303) 520-4340.

Hepp Realty

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Offered by: Wellyssa’s Well

The chakras are your access to the energy around you. They take in needed energy, and expel unwanted energy. They open and close to allow you to interact with, or close down from, your environment. When we have been exposed to a high level of stress, pain or illness, the chakras accumulate debris from that stress causing the energy expelled into the aura to also be contaminated. This may cause you to feel sluggish, slow minded and fatigued. A dirty energy system can lead to lack of performance in your daily activities as well as illness if left unchecked.

Chakra and Aura cleansing is a noninvasive and gentle process, which will
leave you feeling refreshed, clear-headed and more balanced. I use light energy (chi, prana, divine light) through my hands. I also incorporate crystals and wands, incense, cleansing sprays and oils, sound vibration and breath work as needed.

I have been perfecting and practicing energy healing for close to 10 years. I am an Energy Healer, a psychic intuitive and spiritual counselor. Come see me today in my home office. Covid precautions are in place and masks will be required.

February special is $75 session. A session usually lasts 50 to 70 minutes.
Let’s start the New Year with a clean energy system! Surviving is not an option. Let’s Thrive!

Call 720-732-5798 and ask for Wellyssa. Please visit my web page at Wellyssaswell.com

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Offered by: Kate Farner – ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

This is a question asked by every athlete at some point in their life.  There are 3 parts of a season that can be improved with physical therapy.

Pre-season training: Golf season is approaching. Have you started working on your swing yet? Do you have enough endurance to walk the course this year, instead of ride? Physical therapy and performance training can help with both.

Baseball training has already started for most athletes. Are you concerned your kid may fall behind this year? Do they need some guidance to get fast and stronger? ProActive can create a specific pre-season program so they aren’t at the bottom of the depth chart.

Maintenance: Once playing a sport or participating in an activity has started, what do I do if I have some pain during the season? Physical therapy can perform an evaluation to determine the problem areas and teach you how to avoid common pitfalls.

Post-injury rehabilitation: Did you cut your season short due to pain or an injury? Physical therapy can help get you back on the  eld faster and healthier.

Multiple studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between a lack of pre-season training and increased soft tissue injury rates.  The goal of physical therapy and performance training is to reduce YOUR overall chances of experiencing an injury that takes you away from your passion.

If you had a nagging injury that bothered you last season, and is still troubling you now, then it’s time to seek professional advice before competition starts.

CALL NOW for next day appointments. (720) 689-5637.

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Offered by: Jennifer Bell – Bell Benefits, LLC

February… what a great time to see how “in love” you are with certain areas of your life.

Do you love your identity theft protection? Do you love your estate plan? Do you love your Medicare coverage?

It may seem strange that I bring up all three of these topics. Let me take a moment to explain. I have been an insurance agent focusing on Medicare Insurance since 2013. In 2015, after hearing many times that my clients didn’t have their wills done, I stumbled upon LegalShield. I quickly realized what an awesome, easy, affordable solution this would be for my clients to get their estate planning in order. On top of that, they also offered an identity theft protection plan. Win! Win!

With all the creative scams going on from “Social Security” and “Medicare” calls to fraudulent unemployment claims; protecting your identity is paramount. What your protection does for you is what should be evaluated: Is it protecting all areas of your life or just your credit? Does it give you unlimited consultation and restoration services or does it just tell you what YOU need to do in the event of a theft?

What about legal protection? When was the last time your estate plan was updated? Do you have your Healthcare & Financial POAs in place? Does your family know your wishes? If you got into a tricky or confusing situation, do you have a legal resource to turn to in order to know your rights and get answers?

I love being a resource of information for my clients. Please let me know if you have questions about your current coverage. I’m here to help. 720.626.6524

Jennifer Bell | Bell Benefits

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Offered by: Tim Roberts – Edward Jones

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself.

Of course, you might think that, one day, you’ll simply sell your business and live off the proceeds. But selling a business isn’t always simple, and there’s no guarantee you’ll receive enough to pay for a comfortable retirement – which is why you should strongly consider creating a retirement plan now.

Here are some of the most widely used plans:

  • SEP-IRA: You can contribute up to 25 percent of your compensation – as much as $56,000 in 2019 — to a SEP-IRA. Your contributions are tax deductible and your earnings grow tax-deferred until withdrawn.  This plan offers you significant  exibility in making contributions for yourself and your employees. Plus, as an employer, you can generally deduct, as business expenses, any contributions you make on behalf of your plan participants.
  • SIMPLE IRA: In 2019, you can put in up to $13,000 — or $16,000 if you’re 50 or older — to a SIMPLE IRA. As is the case with the SEPIRA, your earnings grow tax deferred. You can match your employees’ contributions dollar for dollar, up to 3 percent of compensation. If you work for yourself, you can combine employee and employer contributions, so if you use the 3 percent matching rule, and you earn enough to fully match employee contributions, you can put in up to $26,000 per year (or $32,000 if you’re 50 or older). Alternatively, you could contribute 2 percent of each eligible employee’s compensation each year, up to a maximum of $5,600, regardless of whether the employee contributes. Contributions to your employees are tax deductible.
  • “Owner-only” 401(k) plan: If you have no employees other than your spouse, you can establish an “owner-only” 401(k) plan, which functions similarly to a 401(k) plan o ered by a large employer. Between salary deferral and pro t sharing, you can contribute up to $56,000, in pre-tax dollars, to your owner-only 401(k), or $62,000 if you’re 50 or older. Like a SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA, a 401(k) provides the potential to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. However, you could choose to open a Roth 401(k), which can be funded with after-tax dollars. With a Roth 401(k), your earnings can grow tax-free, provided you’ve had your account at least  five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least 59-1/2.

Which plan is right for you?  The answer depends on several factors, such as whether you have any employees and how much money you can contribute each year. But all the plans mentioned above are generally easy to establish, and the administrative costs are usually minimal. Most important, any one of them can help you build some of the resources you’ll need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. To select an appropriate plan, you may want to consult with your tax and  financial advisors.

In any case, don’t wait too long. Time goes by quickly, and when you reach that day when you’re a “former” business owner, you’ll want to be prepared.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

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Offered by: City of Brighton Communications

Spreading the healing legacy and the impact of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall,  The Wall That Heals, and Mobile Education Center will be coming to Brighton Sept. 2 – 5, 2021. The Wall will be located at Carmichael Park, just behind City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue), and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the 58,279 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

“I first learned of the program three years ago through a friend I served with at the V.A. Hospital,” Council Member Tim Watts said. “From that point, I knew I wanted Brighton to be able to see this replica of an important piece of history and sacrifice, right here in our community. I then reached out to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund while I was in Washington D.C. this past March to see how we could apply to be a part of the schedule. I am beyond thrilled that Brighton was chosen to be one of the stops for The Wall That Heals.”

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is pleased to bring The Wall at Heals mobile exhibit to Brighton, Colorado to allow local veterans and their family members a chance to experience The Wall. We will work carefully with the host to provide a safe opportunity for the community to experience the healing and educational aspects of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “Hosting The Wall That Heals provides an opportunity to honor and remember all those who served and sacrificed in the Vietnam War and educate visitors on the continuing impact of the Vietnam War on America.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers will be required to wear masks. Visitors will be encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing to safeguard the sta , volunteers and other visitors.

“Nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We will work closely with the host to make certain that all health and safety protocols are met in order to provide the best visitor experience while keeping the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors at top of mind,” said Knotts.

The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community in a 53-foot trailer. When parked, the trailer opens with exhibits built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a mobile Education Center telling the story of the Vietnam War,  The Wall and the divisive era in American history.

The three-quarter scale Wall replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors will experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of  The Wall in D.C. Visitors are able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall.

The mobile Education Center exhibit includes: digital photo displays of “Hometown Heroes” – service members whose names are on The Wall that list their home of record within the area of a visit; digital photo displays of Vietnam veterans from the local area honored through VVMF’s In Memory program which honors veterans who returned home from Vietnam and later died as a result of their service; video displays that teach about the history and impact of  e Wall; educational exhibits told through items representative of those left at The Wall in D.C.; a replica of the In Memory plaque; a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the Vietnam War.  The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War,  The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

The 2021 national  The Wall  at Heals tour is generously sponsored by USAA.  Through a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), the trucking industry, and Blue Beacon, the exhibit is able to travel across the country.

Since its debut in 1996, the exhibit has been on display in nearly 700 U.S. communities in addition to an April 1999 tour of the Four Provinces of Ireland and a visit to Canada in 2005.  The Wall That Heals is a program of VVMF, the nonpro t organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982.  The Wall That Heals is the only traveling exhibit affiliated with The Wall in Washington, D.C. and includes the largest Wall replica that travels the country. Two VVMF staff members lead volunteers on site, educate visitors and students, and ensure the reflective atmosphere of The Wall. More information can be found at: www.thewallthatheals.org

About VVMF
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ( e Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982. VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. VVMF’s mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era through programs, ceremonies and education materials. To learn more about VVMF, visit www.vvmf.org or call 202-393-0090.

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Offered by: Melissa Rippy – Rippy Insurance Agency / Allstate

We insure a lot of things in our lives, such as cars, homes and our valuables. What about something less tangible, such as your love for your family? You don’t buy life insurance because you’re going to die. You buy it because those you love are going to LIVE. Insure your love and wrap it up this Valentine’s Day with a life insurance policy.

Ben Franklin said “Lost time is never found again.”

In the past year, we have all seen how every day can change in the blink of an eye. We have been discussing life insurance with our clients and how it could benefit their loved ones in the event something unexpected happens.

In these trying and uncertain times, now more than ever, it has become apparent that anything can happen. Underwriting guidelines for life applications are changing and the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected insurance premiums as well. Don’t wait until your next birthday when the premium will go up. Now is the time to lock in your age and good health rating with a life policy through Allstate.

The Rippy Agency is giving away a New Apple Watch SE with an aluminum case and black sport band.  The watch could be yours, just by getting a life insurance quote. No bloodwork is necessary to win! Call or text 303.219.1470 for your personalized quote or email melissarippy@allstate.com.

Not sure how much life insurance you need? We are here to help!  The amount you need may depend on how much your family will need for future expenses after you pass away.

Allstate Rippy Insurance

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Offered by: Bed N Biscuit Inn

Bed N Biscuit Inn is proud to announce that we are partnering with a wonderful company called pawTree. They offer a natural and holistic approach to pet nutrition. We will be offering many of the products at the kennel for purchase or you may go to pawTree.com/BNB and find all of the products they offer. At pawTree, the philosophy starts with the belief that pet nutrition shouldn’t just help your pet survive, it should help your pets thrive! They accomplish this in a variety of ways. When you create a Pet Profile we come up with a complete and balanced nutrition plan developed by a panel of veterinarians and animal nutritionists. The plans can include Food, treats and supplements. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. PawTree uses premium natural products at a comparable price. You can set up your delivery on EZ ship. You’ll never run out of food or treats again! The BEST part of this company is they offer a 90 day money back guarantee. Lindi can also answer any questions you may have on these amazing products when you drop your sweet animals off for their very own vacation.

Please go to our website pawTree.com/bnb.

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Offered by: Richard W. Martin, M.D.- Brighton Pediatrics, PC

The new Covid-19 vaccines provide a ray of hope that an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, though not around the corner, is at least within the foreseeable future. As of the time of this writing, hospitals are eagerly awaiting their first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna-NIH vaccines. Both are mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccines, which can be produced much more rapidly than older vaccines. Both need to be stored at unusually low temperatures, especially the Pfizer vaccine, which needs to be stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Both are close to 95% effective in preventing the disease and appear to help prevent severe disease in those who become infected despite being vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine begins to provide some protection within 10 days of the first dose, but both vaccines require a second dose, three or four weeks later, for more complete and lasting protection.

Based on the roughly 30,000 people involved in the clinical trials of each vaccine, both have an excellent safety profile. The common side effects of fever, headache, and fatigue resolve within about 24 hours.  The Pfizer vaccine will be approved down to 16 years of age and the Moderna vaccine down to 18 years until further studies have been completed for children.

The highest priority, with the presently limited vaccine supply, is being given to hospital staff in emergency rooms and ICU’s, to hospital housekeepers, to nursing home residents and sta , and to other healthcare providers exposed to Covid-19 patients. As more doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines become available, and other types of Covid-19 vaccines are eventually approved, the hope is to vaccinate enough people (close to 90%) to provide “herd immunity” and finally end the spread of the coronavirus. In the meantime, social distancing and wearing masks in public settings remain crucial to limiting death and disability from Covid-19.

Please visit our website at www.brightonpeds.com

Brighton Pediatrics