Today’s first speaker was Edna Miklos from The Hair Place in Golden, Colorado. Edna took her time today to tell us all about the services that The Hair Place provides. First and fore most at The Hair Place offers haircuts for men, women and children. They have many families where they are doing not only grandma and grandpa but the great grandchildren as well. Other services provides by the stylists at The Hair Place are Colors, Foils, Weaves and Glosses. They do all types and kinds of color both permanent and semi-permanent. The stylists create a color specific to each client taking into consideration skin tone, natural color and desired end color. They also do men’s color with the Redkens Camo Color, which is designed to cover the grey and wash out gradually so the grow out doesn’t show. The Hair Place also offers all types of permanents from a body wave to tight curls on short hair to spiral curls on longer hair. They will do a test on your hair to determine if it can withstand the chemicals. Another service that Edna provides is manicures and pedicures – making sure that your nails are in good condition is the primary concern, but they also keep in mind the maintenance of your hands and feet. With this service you can also receive a paraffin treatment to replenish the moisture in your skin. The stylists at The Hair Place continue their education on all the current styles and trends at hair show both here in Denver and out of town. The best of these shows happens every other year and is the Redken Symposium. During this Symposium they have 4 classes a day for 2 days. These classes range from trends in hair styles, men’s cuts, marketing yourself, color correction, designing color, salon coordinating to management. The Redken Symposium is strictly for knowledge, they give you the techniques so you can Learn Better, Earn Better and Live Better. The stylists at The Hair Place have an education fund that they contribute to so that the funds are available for any educational opportunity that they wish to attend.

The distributors in town have a hair show twice a year one in the spring and the fall, Edna will be attending the one this fall in the first part of October, at these local shows you get information and knowledge but it is tempered with the end sales in mind. These shows provide the local show more product knowledge with the hew lines that will be coming out, the techniques to use them and any new regulations that will be coming out. At The Hair Place they have all the current hairstyling books with all the latest haircuts, styles and colors. This gives you the opportunity to look for a cut or style that you like and with give your stylist the understanding of what style you are looking for. All the stylists at The Hair Place consult with their clients about the style they want and the time and maintenance it will require. We also have styling books for color, so they can determine what color you want and if it will work with your skin tone. If you are looking for a change in your hair keep The Hair Place in mind, because at The Hair Place they believe “Your Hair is Your most Important Accessory.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Monday: By Appointment Only with Karen Saunders

Edna Miklos * The Hair Place * 303-233-4764

Our second speaker today was Ann Allen of Home Instead Senior Care in Arvada, Colorado. Home Instead Senior Care provides in home care for seniors and handicapped adults. Today Ann wanted to discuss with us something that happens in the world of the elderly, elder abuse and neglect. Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation and that is only part of the picture. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as 24 cases go unreported. The following list is from the National Adult Protective Services Association describes signs of abuse or neglect. If you believe that the situation is life threatening call 911, however for any situation that concerns you contact the local Adult Protective Services Agency.

  •  Sudden inability to meet essential physical, psychological or social needs threatening the health, safety or well-being of oneself
  • Diminished contact with family, friends or neighbors
  •  Bruising or welts on the skin, especially those appearing on the face or lateral and anterior region of the arms (physically  abused elders are much more likely to display bruises than injured by accident)
  • Fingerprints or handprints visible on the face, neck, arms or wrists.
  • Burns from scalding, cigarettes, or in the shape of objects such as an iron
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Continuing appearances of sprains, fractures or dislocations
  • Sudden internal injuries or vomiting
  • Having torn or blood stained clothing
  • Appearing hungry, malnourished, disoriented or confused
  • Failure of caregivers to arrive as scheduled or disappearing without notice
  • Failing to take prescribed medications or nutritional supplements
  • Blaming self for the problems arising with family or caregivers

Ann has been providing caring and well trained caregivers to seniors in their own homes for many years now and understand what the needs of these families are. The Home Instead Senior Care network can provide valuable services to help older vulnerable adults remain safely in their own homes. If you need help keeping a family at home give Ann Allen and the Home Instead team a call!

Ann Allen *  Home Instead Senior Care  *  303-463-1900  *  aallen@denverhisc.com