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She watched her grandmother struggle with lung cancer and saw how she cherished a scrapbook she made for her.
When Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, was pursuing a project idea to earn the coveted and highest award in Girl Scouts, she decided to make scrapbooks for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients at Greenwood Village South. She presented the residents with their scrapbooks in February.
She spent nearly 150 hours piecing together the books for 15 residents and put in extra pages for them and their families to fill in their own memories.
Anything the residents did in their lives was eligible for the scrapbook, and Heilman worked with each of the families to figure out what should be included. Family members provided written descriptions of memorable things they had done, such as taking vacations, favorite hobbies and favorite foods.
Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, goes over the scrapbook she made with Rose Martlage-Henneke, a resident at Greenwood Village South. Heilmade scrapbooks for 15 residents at the retirement community to help them remember their lives.
Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, goes over the scrapbook she made with,Sandra Mathews a resident at Greenwood Village South. Heilmade scrapbooks for 15 residents at the retirement community to help them remember their lives.
The intent was to allow residents struggling with diseases that caused memory loss to connect with their memories and to give staff a way to get to know the patients better, said Suzy Heilman, Hannah’s mother.
“My heart was touched. It was so incredible to see how much I was able to touch these residents’ lives,” she said.
Residents cried happy tears when she presented them; one nonverbal resident mouthed “thank you.” The residents now have scrapbooks of their families that some told Heilman they would treasure forever, Hannah Heilman said.
“Many tears and hugs followed as they went through the books together, page by page. The looks of joy on their faces were priceless,” Suzy Heilman said.
Hannah’s project started a few years ago when her grandmother, Pat, was dying of lung cancer.
She decided she wanted to make a scrapbook of her grandmother’s life. The scrapbook has since become a family memento, with family members thumbing through it and friends looking through it at Pat’s funeral, Suzy Heilman said.
“This was a very touching gift from her heart as she and Pat went thru the pages together. That book was looked through many times by other family members during Pat’s time in hospice and then later by Pat’s friends at her funeral,” she said.
When Hannah needed a Gold Scout project, she said she wanted to give some of that same joy to residents of Greenwood Village South.
“The project had a huge impact on my life and was eye-opening,” she said. “I learned so much about each person’s life. It was crazy to see this long life that each person lived, which was unique to themselves.”
Future residents also will be able to have scrapbooks, as Heilman will collect surveys that families fill out and will make scrapbooks for them as well.
Athletic director Joe Parker said he will use a search firm to find Larry Eustachy’s replacement and hopes to make hire within 30 days
FORT COLLINS — Larry Eustachy’s career at Colorado State didn’t end well, but it doesn’t seem to have negatively affected the way potential replacements are viewing the job.
"What I’m encouraged by is the outreach that we’ve seen and the number of people who have expressed interest in this job is, not overwhelming, but it illustrates to me we have a very good opportunity," CSU athletic director Joe Parker said Friday as he discussed the end of Eustachy’s time in Fort Collins before looking ahead to the future.
Parker said he’d like to make the hire within 30 days, that he will use a search firm and will take advice from a small advisory committee, although he’s not sure yet just how much that committee will be involved in the process.
Eustachy was one of the 10 highest-paid coaches in the Group of Five conferences, set to make more than $1 million next year before resigning last Monday. His replacement likely won’t make nearly that much.
"I don’t know that we need to be at that level again," Parker said, adding that the average head coach in the Mountain West makes about $600,000 a year. "I think we may have an opportunity to economize a little bit there. If you look at the salary pool for our assistant coaches, I believe it still is the highest in the Mountain West. I think that’s important to give them that pool to resource themselves the right way and get them the right level of coaching talent around them."
Talk of CSU women’s basketball legend Becky Hammon, an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, taking the job has swelled since it became clear Eustachy was on his way out. Sources have told the Reporter-Herald Hammon doesn’t have a great relationship with Colorado State and her coming back to coach the men’s program in Fort Collins is highly unlikely.
When asked if he was open to a female candidate, Parker smiled and said: "I’ve thought a lot about that. The most frequently recommended candidate probably. I’m not closing the door on any thought at this time."
Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker, center, interacts with a fan during the men’s basketball game against New Mexico last Wednesday at Moby Arena. (
Michael Brian / Loveland Reporter-Herald)
Other possible candidates include:
• South Dakota head coach Craig Smith, a former CSU assistant under Tim Miles.
• Drake head coach Niko Medved, a former CSU assistant under Tim Miles.
• Oklahoma assistant Chris Crutchfield, whose athletic director at OU, Joe Castiglione, has a close relationship with Parker.
• Utah assistant DeMarlo Slocum, a former CSU assistant under Tim Miles.
• Weber State head coach Randy Rahe, a former CSU assistant under Stew Morrill.
• East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes.
• Northern Colorado head coach Jeff Linder, a former Boise State assistant.
Parker said a previous connection to Colorado State is a plus but not a requirement.
"If our fan base had some familiarity with the person, I think that helps initially gain some traction within the community," he said. "I don’t think it’s a necessary requirement, but it’s one that if we can marry it with all the other things we want in this coaching role, I think it’s a plus."
Parker also said he met with the basketball team Friday to get feedback from players on what they want out of CSU’s next head coach.
"They want someone that is an experienced winner. They want someone who can identify talent. That’s something that was clear," Parker said. "They want a coach that invests in the relationship the coach has with the players. They want someone that holds them accountable.
"They want someone who can help them perhaps make the next step in their career if they continue to play basketball through the relationships that coach may have."
The athletic director also said players expressed a desire for a coach who has a balanced philosophy and isn’t just about defense. In terms of what he’s looking for specifically, Parker said he prefers someone who played the game collegiately and who grew up with a parent or family member who coached.
Norwegian Air arrived in Denver Saturday.
It left, too.
The carrier made its first flights between Denver and London, marking the debut of a new direct flight between the two cities.
The new route will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to a news release from the Denver International Airport. On Nov. 2, Norwegian will begin a Thursday flight between Denver and London. The flights are scheduled to arrive in Denver at 12:40 p.m. and depart at 2:40 p.m. each day.
The airline also is adding a non-stop flight between Denver and Paris in April.
Norwegian will fly passengers on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 344 seats.
Getting ready to board for the very first Denver @Fly_Norwegian flight direct to London! #milestones #londonbound pic.twitter.com/Ebp4Car3vU
— Little Things Travel (@marissa_sutera) September 16, 2017
London is Denver’s largest long-haul market and its second-most popular international destination behind Cancun, Mexico. Nearly 400 people travel daily between the two cities, the news release said.
Getting ready for the celebrations for the inaugural flight from Denver to London Gatwick with @Fly_Norwegian @VisitBritainBiz #london pic.twitter.com/q5RemxAZ3Z
— paulgauger (@paulgauger) September 16, 2017
The United Kingdom also is Colorado’s largest foreign investor, and the relationship generated more than $400 million in trade in 2016, the news release said.
BOULDER, Colo. — Dominique Collier celebrated Senior Day with a season-high 19 points and Colorado beat UCLA 80-76 Sunday for its first-ever season sweep of the Bruins.
Colorado (16-13, 8-9 Pac-12) took a nine-point lead into the locker room at halftime but came out cold in the second half, missed 14 of 18 shots and watched the Bruins (19-10, 10-7) roar back behind Aaron Holiday (21 points) and Kris Wilkes, who finished with 20 points.
UCLA went ahead 56-54 on Alex Olesinski’s basket with 8:41 remaining, but the Bruins wouldn’t score again until Wilkes’ jam with just under four minutes left after the Buffaloes had surged to a 71-57 lead.
The Bruins had one last run left in them and cut Colorado’s lead to 77-73 on Holiday’s layup with 40 seconds left. Holiday sank a deep 3 to make it 80-76 with 15 seconds left.
George King added 16 points for Colorado and Lucas Siewert had 15.
Both teams sank 14 3-pointers, the Bruins in 31 attempts and the Buffs in 30. Namon Wright’s 3 at the buzzer gave Colorado a 45-36 halftime lead.
UCLA: The Bruins failed to join USC and Arizona in the 20-win club and were swept by Colorado for the first time since the Buffaloes joined the Pac-12 in 2011. The Bruins are heading in the wrong direction down the stretch. After winning six of their previous seven, they lost both games on this trip. They also lost at Utah 84-78 on Thursday night.
Colorado: The Buffaloes’ only conference win on the road came against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 13, when they won 68-59. They’re now 4-11 against the Bruins, but 3-3 at home. Colorado coach Tad Boyle improved to 3-7 against UCLA while Bruins coach Steve Alford fell to 5-3 versus Colorado.
UCLA: The Bruins visit archrival USC next Saturday night before heading off to the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. UCLA edged the Trojans 82-79 in a thriller on Feb. 2.
Colorado: The Buffs wrap up the regular season at Utah on Saturday. Colorado beat the Utes 67-55 in Boulder on Feb. 2.
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had 40 points and Anthony Johnson added 25 as Northern Colorado completed its home schedule with a 97-80 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.
The Bears were slow getting started, taking their first lead 16-14 after a Spight layup with 8:01 remaining in the first half. They never trailed again, taking a 38-33 lead into the break. They pushed their advantage to 58-43 following a Kai Edward’s layup at the 14:15 mark. Northern Colorado (18-10, 9-6), which is in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference standings, maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Spight was just one point short of his career high, hitting 12 of 25 field-goal attempts and making 13 of 15 from the line. He also dished out six assists with four steals. Johnson drained 5 of 9 from long range. Jordan Davis added 11 points.
Southern Utah’s James McGee moved to No. 6 on SUU’s all-time scoring list. The Thunderbird senior has totaled 1,253 points in his career with his 17 scored Saturday night.
Former BYU forward Jamal Aytes led Southern Utah (10-15, 4-10) with 19 points.
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Sacramento, CA, February 9, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Patients often ask whether they should use dental floss or interdental brushes for oral hygiene. The problem with this question is that these two different tools are not mutually exclusive — if a person uses one, they can still use the other. For the best oral health, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group recommend that their patients use both, as needed and according to their preferences.
Looking at the Research
First, a study presented by the respected Cochrane Review concluded that interdental brushes and dental floss produce very similar results, when used in conjunction with toothbrushes, for cleaning the teeth. They are essentially equally effective at preventing gum disease. Unfortunately, none of the studies considered researched the effect of using both interdental brushes and dental floss. From the perspective of the practicing dentist or dental hygienist, this is the ideal practice.
Whether they start with floss and end with brushes, or vice versa, patients usually find that each tool manages to collect plaque and food from between the teeth. In effect, each method has its own advantages. Therefore, a review of what they can and cannot do is helpful.
An interdental brush is very effective at cleaning the gaps between the teeth. If used carefully, so the gum tissue is not punctured, nor the enamel rubbed down, they usually do a better job at cleaning this area of the mouth. For those with very tightly spaced teeth, however, interdental brushes may not even be an option. Finally, one Dutch study found that rubber interdental brushes do a better job of preventing symptoms of gum disease than brushes with ordinary bristles.
Dental floss has the hygiene advantage in the area where each tooth touches its neighbor, and also immediately below the gumline. These are spots where interdental brushes simply can’t reach. In addition, behind the last molar is a place where no interdental brush can go — without dental floss, this spot would never get cleaned. So while many patients prefer the interdental brush, it simply cannot reach all the areas that need attention.
To get the best results, a patient should use both tools at least once a day. If a person has a strong preference, however, the most important thing is to include flossing, with the tool of personal choice, as a part of daily oral hygiene. For more information, visit the website of the Sacramento Dentistry Group.
Source: Sacramento Dentistry Group
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ One of dentistry’s top clinicians and educators, Frank Spear, shares his wisdom and real-life cases from his 30-plus years of dental experience in his debut book, "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice."
This book is designed to help today’s practitioner overcome a common roadblock in any dental practice: Getting patients to say "yes" to treatment more often. Spear members get the additional benefit of exclusive digital content that further explores the lessons learned by the authors while writing this book.This new content builds on Spear’s extensive patient communication and case acceptance resources available to members through the online platform.
Using real cases from his own practice, Dr. Spear illustrates his various tried-and-true methods for working with patients presenting a number of different scenarios, from malocclusion cases to full-mouth restorations. Along with real-world case studies and extensive research, "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice" uncovers some of the most common patterns among patients, which Dr. Spear and his colleague, Adam McWethy, have analyzed to develop an easy-to-use decision tree model for every dentist. This tool shows dentists and their teams what to look for in each patient so they can best approach each case and increase the likelihood of converting the individual to accept treatment.
In addition to the world-renowned dental education campus and platform that Dr. Spear co-founded, this book is part of his ongoing mission to help fellow dental professionals in their own pursuit of great dentistry and a successful career. Any clinician who wants to break down barriers and improve patient and practice outcomes will benefit from this book.
A digital copy of the book is available exclusively to Spear members along with the new digital content on Spear Online. "Case Acceptance in the Modern Dental Practice" is currently available on Lulu in print and e-book versions, as well as at https://www.speareducation.com/spear-book.
With headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., Spear is one of the world’s most respected providers of multi-platform education and resources for dental professionals. Spear was founded in 2007 with a mission to help dentists and their teams achieve great dentistry. 10 years later, Spear has grown to become the leading source for comprehensive tools, information, training and support enabling dentists to reach their highest clinical and business potential. For more information visit www.speareducation.com.
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The Inked Leader
Denny Marie Post became CEO at Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. in August 2016, after joining the 560-unit casual-dining chain as CMO in 2011. Before that, Post was CMO at T-Mobile USA and worked in leadership at Starbucks,
Burger King and Yum! Brands Inc. She’s treasurer of the Women’s Foodservice Forum board and a member of the Culinary Institute of America Society of Fellows.
Known for: A focus on guests, shareholders and especially team members, even putting her leadership challenges in ink. Last February, Post had a Red Robin burger tattooed on her left arm after surpassing a challenge and more than doubling guest satisfaction scores.
Power move: Post has helped create what she calls “best in class” employee retention in a period of near full employment in the U.S. economy. The company culture has produced a 94-percent
retention rate, strong for the restaurant industry, and managerial turnover of “a remarkably low” 26 percent. Red Robin has eliminated expediting kitchen positions and is in the process of trimming busser positions to reduce labor costs.
What’s next: Post will pause new-unit development after the end of 2018 to refocus the brand on the future, which might offer formats other than casual dining. The company has turned one of its Chicago Express units into a delivery-only location. Further tests of delivery and catering can be expected.
The Colorado home where a man’s body was found encased in concrete Jan. 10, 2018 CBS Denver
DENVER — A woman has been charged with murder after her father’s body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home in a Denver suburb.
KUSA-TV reported Tuesday that 69-year-old William Mussack’s body was found Jan. 10, a month after friends and family stopped hearing from him.
Court records say Mussack texted his son Dec. 7, saying he might have been drugged by his daughter, 45-year-old Dayna Jennings. CBS Denver reports the man said he took a single bite of hamburger and slept for 15 hours.
Investigators on Dec. 27 received a call from concerned family members who hadn’t heard from him. Authorities obtained a search warrant for the home where she lived with her father and executed in Jan. 10.
Investigators say Jennings asked for a lawyer and stopped talking as they broke up concrete in the house’s crawl space.
She was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation and tampering with a deceased human’s body.
Booking documents did not list an attorney for Jennings.