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Safe housing for seniors gets more attention during pandemic



Communal living arrangements for senior citizens are being reevaluated in light of the spread of COVID19.

Three out of every four COVID-19 deaths in Boulder County have been in a long-term care facility. Each of the more than 40 deaths in these facilities was a parent, grandparent, extended family member or a friend with a special smile, twinkling eyes, a unique personality and rich life experiences.

"It's tragic. There is not a better word. Our most vulnerable and cherished population has unfortunately become victimized by this," said Bob Murphy, president of the Colorado chapter of AARP. It's one of many organizations on the state, national and local level looking for ways to help older Amer...

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