I Don’t Speak English Only!

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AARP is sponsoring the Su Teatro play I Don’t Speak English Only! on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. Written and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, I Don’t Speak English Only! is a Su Teatro Classic. La Carpa imagines a future world where all diversity is prohibited and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition. some of Mexico’s greatest performers came out of the carpa tradition, …

Latinas Honoring Latinas

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  Latina Safehouse is hosting an event Oct. 20, 2017 to honor individuals and organizations that have supported the Safehouse and to raise the financial resources needed to continue programs and services. AARP is a sponsor of this event because Latina Safehouse provides support for hundreds of women in our community. Latinas Honoring Latinas will be at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Learn more at Latinasafehouse.org Latinas Honoring Latinas DATE: Friday, …

CO Volunteer Named to Regional Post

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Greg Glischinski doesn’t shy away from controversy. In fact, he is known as an ardent supporter, if not a rip-off-his-blazer defender of AARP. In a stuffy, crowded legislative committee room in 2015, a woman walked by Glischinski, a long-time AARP Colorado advocacy volunteer, and sneered at his AARP name tag, making a snarky comment under her breath. “She didn’t know who she was messing with,” said Kelli Fritts, AARP Colorado advocacy director. Greg said, “Excuse me, what did you say?” To …

Learn About Longevity

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Please join us Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the process of aging and learn how we can enhance the quality of life. Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. …

AARP Supports DSW

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AARP is all about empowering people to choose how they live as they age. We are thrilled to be part of Denver Startup Week to interact with the region’s tech innovators and explore how tech can help improve our lives. Did you know that 50-plus people in Colorado generate $134.9 billion in economic activity? And that overall across the U.S. this demographic of 111 million people generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity? This trillion dollar number represents the sum of …

Volunteers Needed for Tax-Aide

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  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need …

AARP and YMCA to Partner in Co Springs

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Organizers for AARP and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of all ages.  AARP and Y-USA said the communities were selected in order to reach a variety of people, cultures, and community sizes. They are: Asheville, NC; Bismarck, ND; Treasure Valley, ID; Burlington, VT; Colorado Springs, CO; Long Island, NY; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Rapid …

Rockies Baseball Anyone?

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Sunday, August 20:  AARP Day at the Rockies, 1:10 p.m. in DENVER The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite members and guests to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. AARP believes age and experience can expand your possibilities. Join us; what we do might surprise you. Discounted tickets for AARP Day at Coors Field are limited, so purchase them now! Discounted Ticket Options: $10 Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) $10 Corner Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) Promo Code: RP2017 Purchase tickets online …

AARPCO 2017 Legislative Wrap-up

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AARP Colorado is pleased to report its 2017 legislative activities. All bills referenced here were signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. Bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. For more information, click here. But first, save the following dates and come meet with us and share your views at AARP on Tour. Join AARP Colorado staff and volunteers to discuss AARP legislative priorities. Good conversation and light refreshments guaranteed. All forums are free and open to the public: Friday, …

Current Proposals Threaten Medicaid

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The following was sent in a letter from AARP to members of Congress. The undersigned organizations, representing patients, consumers, and health care providers, write to express grave concern about potential changes to the fundamental structure and purpose of Medicaid, a vital source of health care for patients with ongoing health needs. Proposals to phase out Medicaid expansion and implement per capita caps or block grants, like those included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA), HR 1628, threaten the ability of …