Foster Grandparents Needed
The Volunteers of America Foster Grandparent Program is seeking seniors who live on a fixed or low income and enjoy working with children. Foster grandparents work in early childhood education centers, preschools, Head Start programs, educational childcare and public schools. They focus on literacy and numeracy for at-risk children and youth, providing one-on-one attention to help children succeed. They receive a non-taxable stipend to supplement their income that does not affect old age pension.
The program is offered at no cost to participating schools. Those 55 or better with an income under $23,760 for a single person household or under $32,040 for a couple are eligible. Volunteers must devote 15 to 40 hours a week at their schools working with children. Paid time off, holidays, and training as well as transportation reimbursement is offered by the program. To inquire visit, www.voacolorado.com or call (303) 297-0408
Mini Med School Program Begins in September
Registration for the University of Colorado’s Mini Med School is now open free of charge to participants. The program runs from September 7 to November 2 on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30pm at the auditorium located on the Anschutz Campus – Education II South. Several satellite locations are also offering the course.
The program is designed to provide educational information covering a variety of medical topics, and to encourage and facilitate better communication between patients and doctors. There is no minimum age for program participants. “Generally, we see students in middle school, high school, college and older,” says program spokesperson Helen McFarland. Parents are advised to determine whether their child is prepared for information containing medical content before enrolling them in the course. Examples of seminar topics include, ‘A Day in the Life of a Pediatrician’ and ‘What is a Hospitalist?’
Seats are available for seminars on the Anschutz Campus in addition to several satellite locations. To register for the Mini Med School program, please visit www.cusys.edu.
Denver Launches Online Short-Term Rental Licensing Applications
After approval of an ordinance and a related zoning text amendment by the City Council, the City and County of Denver began accepting online applications for the city’s new short-term rental (STR) license for primary residences on July 1. The STR licenses allow rentals of residential property for fewer than 30 days at a time.
The online application is the city’s first online business license, saving a trip to the city’s licensing counter. Denver may be the first city in the nation to offer online STR licenses.
All STR hosts must be licensed by the city by December 31. A pre-licensing checklist and application portal can be found by visiting Denvergov.org/STR.