Naval Chaplin Prays/Minister's Over Our WWII Naval Veteran's

Naval Chaplin, Jim Chapman pays a visit in honoring our WWII servicemen Daniel Dolenc, Navy Chief Petty Officer, U.S.S. Smith, Pacific Campaign and Lowell Hexum , Navy First Class Shipmate, LST 712 (Landing Ship Tank), Pacific Campaign.  Touching and moving time experienced by all.  Daniel and Lowell, thank you for your service and contribution to our country.  You are truly hero's.  God bless you!

"The honor was mine to spend some time with these men. They are part of the Navy's legacy and even though they are now old men, they faithfully served our nation in a dark time before either of us were born".    

-Jim Chapman

Navy Chaplin

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Most Baby Boomers Are Not Prepared For The Future

By
Ed Nava

Safe Harbor Assisted Living, LLC

Approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers a day turn 65 years of age, adding to the already growing population of Medicare recipients and stretching health care costs and various social programs.  Research has shown that Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, have not adequately saved enough finances for retirement and long term care.  A startling report by the Bupa Care Homes reveals that:

“A staggering three quarters of Baby Boomers under-estimate the average weekly costs of a care home place.  Furthermore, over half (55%) of boomers worry they would have to sell their homes to pay for their old age.  A further 20% would need to rely on their children.  Over two-thirds (69%) haven’t given much thought to how to pay for their care in later life.  Around a quarter (26%) of those have ignored it because growing old scares them; and another 22% think their old age is a long way away.  Other highlights from those aged 45-65 are that:

-  less than half (47%) have planned for their retirement
-  almost half (48%) don’t think they will be financially secure in their old age
-  43% are worried about being lonely when they grow old
-  two fifths would rather go into a care home than be a burden on their family(41%)
-  around a quarter of boomers think they will no longer be able to lead an independent life in their 70’s, and 30% think they’ll be dependent on others in their 80’s
-  despite predicted  public spending cuts, 37% still think the government will pay for their old age care.  Two fifths (39%) think they‘ll have to pay for themselves.”

Coupled with increased cost of goods and services, Medicaid and Social Security coverage alone cannot sustain an elderly person in living out the remaining years in comfort and safety within a protective environment, to include expenses from assisted living and nursing home facilities.  Too often, limited options for adequate housing for the elderly have become even more challenging when personal financial resources become depleted.  As a result, sub-standard facility environments become the choice of stay, oftentimes contributing to both mental and emotional decline, leading to depression and apathy.

Safe Harbor Assisted Living, LLC based in Longmont, Colorado, has recognized the need within the elderly population in providing a solution to the growing problem and meet the need through a future non-profit program entitled, In The Master’s Steps.  Information and updates on the developing project through Facebook and through the Safe Harbor’s website Blog section.

Safe Harbor owners celebrate 35 years of Marriage!

Article profile by Longmont Times Call Newspaper, December 27, 2014.

Ed and Melinda Nava of Longmont will celebrate 35 years of marriage on Dec. 29. They were married in 1979 at Calvary Chapel in Downey, Calif.

Ed worked as Colorado State Field and Event Volunteer Manager for Promise Keepers International Men's Ministry. Ed currently serves as owner/operator for Safe Harbor Assisted Living, along with his wife, Melinda, in Longmont, and executive director of the nonprofit In The Master's Steps, as well as Men's Ministry Alliance Leader of Northern Colorado.

Melinda serves as founding director of In The Master's Steps, as well as owner/operator of Safe Harbor Assisted Living. The couple plan to open a 35-bed nursing home in Northern Colorado in the near future.

Ed and Melinda celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy. They enjoy trips to Estes Park, world travel, family reunions and serving the elderly.

The couple has two sons, Mark, with his wife Bridget and their son Preston, and daughters Tori and Lucy; and Jason with his wife Jolene. Both daughter-in-laws are expecting babies for next spring/summer 2015.

Ed and Melinda plan on vacationing to Hawaii and Spain next year.