Wellness


Kelly Campbell, director of rehab, left, leads Sandy Diskin, Alice Killin, and Ruth Updike during a barre class on Thursday Feb. 02, 2017 at Chelsea Place.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

‘I see a huge difference in Sandy, and part of that is the physical excerice, of course … but part of it is the light in her eyes,’ said Jenni Dill, life engagement director at Chelsea Place. “’This doesn’t just happen at 10:30 (a.m.), this is Sandy dying her hair blonde on Monday and then getting it curled this morning and then picking out the perfect headband … it’s all of these things, and for her, it’s just so great for her mood.’


FILE- In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, farmworkers remove stems and leaves from newly-harvested marijuana plants, at Los Suenos Farms, America's largest legal open air marijuana farm, in Avondale, southern Colo. A bill headed to the state Senate would make PTSD the 10th ailment eligible for medical pot in Colorado. Passage would make Colorado the 20th state to allow doctors to recommend pot for PTSD. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

‘Medical obviously comes at a lesser price, and needing it medicinally, we need a lot more than a regular person would,’ said Ashley Weber, 32, a Longmont native who uses marijuana to treat chronic pain and PTSD from a car accident that left her in wheelchair.


FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worries many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation’s long-running political standoff over health care. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 56 percent of U.S. adults are “extremely” or “very” concerned that many will lose health insurance if the health overhaul is repealed. That includes more than 8 in 10 Democrats, nearly half of independents, and more than 1 in 5 Republicans. Another 45 percent of Republicans say they’re “somewhat” concerned.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

“No one should go without health care for even a day,” said Wendy Narug of DeMotte, Indiana, a small town south of Gary. A political independent who leans Republican, Narug works caring for people with disabilities. She favors repealing the Obama health law, but not until Congress and President Donald Trump have a replacement ready.