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Love Is In The Air At Cliffview!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by sho No Comments


Photograph Credit: Jim Mills 

Love is in the air at Kremmling’s Cliffview Senior Assisted Living Center in the form of the flavorful aroma of steak and shrimp. The residents get fired up as they make their way into the dining room for a Valentine’s Day holiday feast especially prepared by one of Cliffview’s chef’s, Jessica Brinkley.

The seniors got to choose their entrée from either grilled New York Steak or Baked Salmon both served with succulent shrimp, sides were twice baked potato, sweetheart salad and grilled asparagus followed with cupid cupcakes for desert. Yummy!

Please feel free to call Jeff Pexton at Cliffview if you care to volunteer, donate and or have a special talent that you too would like to share with the Cliffview Residents @ 724-3530.

Magic of Music!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by sho No Comments


Photograph Credit: Jim Mills 

Musician Joe Rooyakker journeys from Fraser on the first Wednesday of every month to share his Magic of Music to the residents of Kremmling’s Cliffview Senior Assisted Living Center.

Mr. Rooyakker has been sharing his passion for music to the residents for the past four years and has established quite the loyal fan club with the residents. One of the tenants, Adlor Mahon created a touching poem called Adlor’s Song. Mr. Rooyaker has turned the poem into a lovely melody and sung it for the first time for Adlor much to his delight and the Cliffview audience.

Joe gets his inspiration to share mutually his joy of music and volunteer time from his father who once told him that after 13 years of music lessons it is an easy way to give back.

If you have a musical talent that you would like to share with the residents of Cliffview, please call 970-724-3530.



Cliffview Bingo

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by sho No Comments


Cliffview residents L – R: Ann Williams, Katherine Webster, Lisa Esterlen and June Thurston enjoy a friendly yet competitive game of Bingo last Friday afternoon.

Residents at the Cliffview Assisted Living facility look forward to their biweekly Bingo every Wednesday and Fridays following their lunch. Bingo games are played with a hand full of regular games concluding with the exciting final round of ‘Black-Out’ where the first player whose entire Bingo card is filled first wins the pot. Each Bingo card cost .10 cents each to play. More information about Cliffview Assisted Living and how you an help can be found at or by calling 970-724-3530.

Photograph Courtesy By: Jim Mills ~ Volunteer 

Cliffview Assisted Living Named Non Profit of the Week in SKi-Hi News

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by sho No Comments

Surrounded by rugged mountains, serene river valleys and vast national forests, Cliffview Assisted Living residents enjoy vistas of the spectacular Gore Range and the Kremmling Cliffs. Cliffview creates a resident centered atmosphere that promotes personal independence and choice with a sense of security and well being. Additional services are close by, with senior van transportation and Kremmling Memorial Hospital just two blocks away.

Cliffview has had recent renovations since receiving a generous grant from the Colorado Division of Housing. Cliffview now has a warmer, more modern look with new paint and carpet throughout the halls and rooms. New furniture, window coverings and lighting fixtures, plus an updated color scheme make Cliffview feel more like a home. Major improvements were also made to the air system, water heater, sidewalks and parking lots. Built in 1984, Cliffview is Grand County’s only assisted living community.

Ski-Hi News article dated March 7, 2014

CMS expands definition of HCBS Assisted Living Settings

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 by sho No Comments

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ALFA applauds the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to expand its definition of settings eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for home and community-based services, which will help assisted living residents experience the independence and dignity they deserve.

The final rule addresses several sections of Medicaid law under which states may use federal Medicaid funds to pay for home and community-based services (HCBS). CMS said the rule reflects its intent to ensure individuals receiving services and supports through Medicaid’s HCBS programs have complete access to the benefits of community living.

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Colorado Fun Facts…

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by sho No Comments

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Kremmling-The Way Colorado Used to Be

Posted on: January 7th, 2014 by sho No Comments

The Way Colorado Used to Be



If you’re on the hunt for real Colorado adventure, look no further than Kremmling – a western wilderness filled with breathtaking scenery, roaring rapids, and inviting expanses of unspoiled terrain where the wild life vastly outnumbers the human population.  Not to mention miles of ATV and OHV trails that make Kremmling the “Motorsport Capital of Grand County.”

Kremmling is also known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise” for good reason. The Kremmling region has some of the best elk hunting in Colorado with awe-inspiring backdrop. The Colorado River and the Blue River offer Gold Medal water for you to dip your line into and also offer the ideal rapids to set out on riverrafting or kayaking adventure. During the winter, Kremmling boosts exceptional ice fishing on Wolfordand Williams Fork Reservoirs. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, boating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling can also be done in Kremmling.

Kremmling scenery is not only stunning but of geological importance. Fossil Ridge is just miles from Kremmling and has fossils of long gone ammonites that can be found among the rocks. The Colorado Scenic Byway cuts through Kremmling and continues over the scenic Trough Road to State Bridge. Don’t forget to stop at Inspiration Point to see the spectacular views of Gore Canyon.

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SHO Managers come to town for annual training!

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by sho No Comments

sho manager training 2013SHO Main Denver office, local and rural area staffers (Longmont, Cortez, Parachute, Kremmling, &  Granby)  came together to share ideas, receive training and brainstorm plans for the future.

Areas of discussion included: Medicaid services, Trotter employee wellness program, marketing in competitive markets, social media, technology updates, insurance and worker’s compensation, culture change, OSHA, Code of Conduct, Core Values, fundraising and compliance issues.

A special thank you to our guest speakers this year!

Saori Kimura, Functional Assessment Team Manager at CO Access

Danielle Nieto, Pinnacol Assurance Employee Wellness Program

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 Peggy Danner, Human Resources Director, Bellco Credit Union 

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Jane Prancan (SHO Development Consultant) & LeeAnn Downey, SVP Organizational Development, Bellco Credit Union 

2013 Staff Dinner and Annual Award Ceremony at Maggiano’s at Denver Pavillions



Cliffview resident Ann Waters receives a surprise party on her 95th birthday!

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by sho No Comments

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Special Birthday Visit

Ann Waters, a resident of the Cliffview Assisted Living Residence in Kremmling, was pleasantly surprised on Tuesday by a visit from Les Williams…read more

Cliffview is Chamber Business of the Month

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by sho No Comments


Kremmling Chamber of Commerce

August Business of the Month

Cliffview Assisted Living Center

Congrats to Jeff & his team!!

Grand Gazette September Issue

SHO Supports National Assisted Living Week 2013

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by sho No Comments

SHO supports NALW annually by celebrating in our assisted living communities across Colorado! Come join in the fun!

Theme: Homemade Happiness

“Homemade Happiness” encompasses the connection that occurs in communities between the staff, residents, and families as they build warm, welcoming, and vibrant homes. Celebrating the passionate commitment of staff and friendships that form between residents, “Homemade Happiness” will be a time to recognize the efforts, small and large, of every individual in a community that turn a residence into home for countless assisted living residents. Join us in holding festive events that highlight the groundbreaking role our profession plays in caring for America’s seniors.

Established by NCAL in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. The 2013 theme, Homemade Happiness, will inspire creativity and participation and will grab the attention of local and national media.

Cliffview Assisted Living Becomes a Leader in Dementia Care

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by sho No Comments

Alzheimer’s Association Leaders in Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual dementia care certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

The Alzheimer’s Association use the CARES® online training. CARES is a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia thinking decline. CARES stands for: Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, and Share with Others.

Cliffview participated in this Cares training and now has their certification. Over 75% of their staff have passed the testing and Jeff Pexton, the Administrator is thrilled to have this training completed. There is on-going training required, as well.

To learn more about this program click here.

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Grand Gazette article-July 2013




Kremmling Days 2013

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by sho No Comments


Kremmling Days 2013

June 14-16, 2013

Theme: “Do you know what the secret of Kremmling is?”

Cliffview and Silver Spruce residents enjoyed a fun day in the parade. Cliffview resident dog-Tyrone also rode along with his owner, Jeff Pexton, Administrator at Cliffview!

Kremmling is full of hidden nuggets of culture, historical events, icons and unique physical attractions. This year’s theme was about showcasing what makes us who we are today.

Lilacs in bloom at Cliffview Assisted Living

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by sho No Comments

Lilacs are part of U.S. history. According to the Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum website, Thomas Jefferson discussed how he planted lilacs in his garden book in 1767, and in 1785, George Washington indicated that he had transplanted lilacs in his own garden. Lilacs are an especially long-lived species; some of the oldest existing lilacs in the U.S. were planted around 1750 at the Governor Wentworth estate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Read more: Lilac Bush Facts | eHow

Grand County-A Great Place To Live!

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by sho No Comments

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Grand County-History

The Territory of Colorado established Grand County in February 1874, taking its name from Grand Lake and Grand River (now known as the Colorado River); therefore becoming a county two years before Colorado became an official state. Grand County was originally carved out of Summit County and contained land north and west of state borders. On January 29, 1877, Routt County was formed, and Grand County shrunk down to its current western boundaries. Grand County is made up of several towns, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, Parshall, Tabernash, Fraser, and Winter Park, and each town has a rich and unique history of its own.