Be Money Savvy

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Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Green Valley Ranch the evening of Feb. 8, 2017 and learn 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 unnecessary …

Join the Cesar Chavez Celebration

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The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmer worker and organizer, and a power example of what people can do when they unite for a meaningful cause. His struggle, hard work and dedication inspired and empowered people throughout the world. AARP Colorado recognizes this great leader and the face of the Chicano Movement with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held April 1, 2017. The march will commence at Regis University at 10 a.m. and end in celebration at Cesar Chavez Park on …

AARP Questions New Meters, Auto Rate Hike Mechanism for Xcel

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Public Service Co. of Colorado, owned by Xcel Energy, is proposing a new energy initiative designed to impose significant costs on ratepayers and implement policies that are not in the best interest of consumers. Xcel also is seeking to have customers pay for a $500 million plan to install new meters on every home and small business in its Colorado service area. AARP commissioned a white paper about this issue. Click here. The utility – the state’s largest electricity provider – …

Tour Denver at Your Own Pace

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If you love to walk and learn about Denver history and admire beautiful architecture, boy, do we have the app for you. Yes, there is an app for that. It is called NeighborWalks by Geotourist and you can download it for free from iTunes or Google Play. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Colorado. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment and community. Our audio tour takes …

Easter Seals’ Season of Lights Gala

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Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6 p.m., Easter Seals Colorado (ESC) will host the 6th Annual Season of Lights Gala at The Brown Palace in downtown Denver. Proceeds will support ESC in its efforts to send children and adults with disabilities to a memorable week of zip lining, fishing, horseback riding and more at Rocky Mountain Village Camp; where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. Comcast has consistently supported ESC through volunteerism, contributions – including a $20,000 Assistive Technology …

CO Senior Athletes Beat Odds, Win Gold

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Four Colorado senior athletes overcame extreme obstacles to help pioneer the sport of recumbent racing. While they won gold, each one says the experience was worth far more than medals. While serving the U.S. armed forces and stationed in Germany, Rodger D. Reddish, 68 of Colorado Springs, was hit by a car. That accident left him with neurological damage, making it difficult to communicate. His injuries led to a stroke, which left him with a slur. Once he was able …

Veterans Need Access to Health Care

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The barriers for Colorado’s military veterans to receiving the health care they need can seem daunting. And so the Veterans Administration has tried to be among the leaders in pushing telehealth services across the frontier of acceptance in Colorado and across the rural and frontier West. The early evidence is in black-and-white photos of 1950s-era VA psychologists in Nebraska trying a “two-way television link” for mental health counseling. Trace from there a direct line to the Eastern Colorado VA in …

Su Teatro Presents Joaquin’s Christmas

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Join AARP and Su Teatro for an exciting presentation for the whole family this holiday season in Denver. Don’t miss Joaquin’s Christmas, written and directed by Su Teatro playwright and composer Anthony J. Garcia, about a 7-year-old boy who wants a new bike for Christmas, but in this 1950’s steel town, his father is on strike from his job, and money is tight. Can a talking dog and a magical Abuela save Christmas? Find out during this 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18 matinee showing at Su …

President, Congress Take Action

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With the election over, AARP is calling on our next President and Congress to take action to keep Social Security Strong for future generations. If our leaders don’t act, future generations could see their benefits cut by nearly 25 percent — that’s up to $10,000 per year. Join this important conversation this month with AARP Vermont state director, Greg Marchildon and AARP regional vice president, Sarah Jennings as they discuss financial resiliency during retirement. If you’ve got a question or …

Boulder County, Latest to Receive Age Friendly Designation

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Boulder County is the latest Colorado County inducted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities. AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy recently presented the Age Friendly Community recognition certificate to Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner. “The Age Friendly Community designation reinforces the work the Age Well leadership team has performed for more than 10 years,” says Sherry Leach, Manager, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA). “The team, made up of senior services in the cities of Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette …