Financial Resilience in FOCO

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Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Fort Collins on the evening of Sept. 12 to discuss how to get the most out of your retirement savings. Whether you are still working, or getting ready to collect Social Security, we introduce you to the tools to help you calculate what you have and what you’ll need. We also help you find real advice about collecting your benefits, how to save more money and how to cut down on …

AARP Colorado on Tour

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Join AARP for its Take A Stand tour. AARP will visit Fruita, Aurora, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo this year and you are invited to attend at a location near you to discuss state and federal legislative priorities with AARP Colorado staff and volunteers throughout the month of September. Why Take A Stand? If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in Social Security benefits. Doing nothing is not an option. That’s why AARP …

Latina Legacy Circle Celebration

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The Latina Legacy Circle honors the spirit of Lena Archuleta by recognizing outstanding Latina leaders Thursday Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky”Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 N. Irving St. in Denver. AARP Colorado is happy to sponsor this event in the memory of Lena Archuleta, and educator, activist and AARP volunteer. We are thrilled to help honor this year’s group, which exemplifies the spirit of Latinas who have advanced Hispanics in their Colorado communities and beyond. The Latina Legacy Circle invites you to join in …

2016 Bernie Valdez Awards

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The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) is celebrating its 52nd anniversary during the annual Bernie Valdez Awards luncheon. The 2016 Bernie Valdez Awards Luncheon will be held Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Las Raices de Nuestras Contribuciones.” As one of the sponsors for this event, AARP Colorado staff and volunteers congratulate the following awardees, who will be …

Take A Stand Office Opening Party

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AARP invites you and a guest to our Take A Stand Office Opening Party in Lakewood on Wednesday, July 6th at 4:30pm. Join us for hot dogs, cold beverages, and the opportunity to connect with other AARP members, learn more about our efforts to preserve Social Security and discover ways that you can take advantage of one of our exciting volunteer opportunities. As the 2016 election cycle heats up, AARP’s Take A Stand campaign will continue to focus on the goal of …

AARPCO 2016 Legislative Wrap-up

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Keeping 9-1-1 deregulation at bay and fighting for your financial future topped the AARP legislative agenda for 2016. The following is a list of the bills AARP Colorado worked on either passing or opposing. (All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. To visit our bill list for more information, click here. What we did to ensure our 911 system remains regulated by the …

Summer of Encore Mentoring for You

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With one in four Americans between the ages 44 and 70 interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years, the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are renewing their “Summer of Encore Mentoring” educational events targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow their small business. Building on the existing experience, knowledge, networks and skills of those 50+ – all aspects that make those 50+ to be …

AARP Launches New Job Search Tool

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AARP has launched a new job-search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50-plus navigate the cluttered job market. The tool helps users narrow their search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience. Visit the job-search tool by clicking here, and see what it can do for you. The AARP job search tool powered by Simply Hired matches your interests and experience with opportunities near you and for you. It allows you to tailor your job search …

Western CO Senior Games

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Let the Western Colorado Senior Games begin! Need a reason to visit Colorado’s Western Slope? Well, we got it: The Western Colorado Senior Games are being held in beautiful Grand Junction, August 20-26, 2016. With over 55 events at one price, it’s going to be a great event for competitors 50 and older.  Events include Pickleball, Track and Field, Swimming, Archery, Table Tennis, 5K Walk/Run, Billiards, Cards, Basketball, Golf, Bowling, Dance, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball. Registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration deadline is …

Bob Murphy Named AARP CO State Director

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AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Murphy as state director for AARP Colorado. Murphy joined AARP in April. After 8 years as the mayor of Lakewood, Murphy said he is thrilled to continue his focus on issues that are relevant to the 650,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families. He brings an extensive background in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors. During his tenure as mayor of Lakewood, Murphy oversaw …