AARP to Raise Awareness About Latino Family Caregiving

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-17T10:37:12+00:00">November 17, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil.  Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and …

Learn About Eating Disorders

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-15T17:54:34+00:00">November 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-16T17:22:11+00:00">November 16, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP Colorado would like to inform you of an opportunity to learn about eating disorders. *The Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver is presenting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1901 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Register for one class. A light meal will be served. Seating is limited; reserve your spot now for this free event by calling 303-322-3373. Eating Disorders It is important to …

Proposed Tax Bill Not In Your Best Interest

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-15T15:50:26+00:00">November 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-17T11:01:48+00:00">November 17, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

On Nov. 15, 2017 AARP contacted all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. While the U.S. House of Representatives subsequently passed the bill, it still must be reconciled with a Senate version. AARP was very disappointed with the passage in the House. The following comments include what AARP relayed to Congress and is a good description of what is wrong with the House version of the tax bill. On behalf of our …

AARP Recognizes Volunteer Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-19T16:57:10+00:00">October 19, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP Colorado named Charlene Gardner of Pueblo as its 2017 Andrus Award winner. The Andrus Award is the highest honor AARP bestows upon an outstanding volunteer each year. Gardner, who has volunteered with AARP Tax Aide since 1995, spends many hours preparing for the tax season, sometimes working six days a week. Gardner is a shining example of living up to the mission of AARP. She is willing to help everyone she can, and she is a role model for all who …

Enhancing Brain Health

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-19T16:22:13+00:00">October 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-19T16:22:30+00:00">October 19, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan. “Brain games” can be fun and engaging, but often the claims made by companies touting the benefits of these games are exaggerated. However, there are …

AARP Urges Senate to Reject Cuts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-19T16:16:33+00:00">October 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-02T15:22:17+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP has delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”   “Tens of millions of Americans of all ages depend on Social Security and Medicare, and the proposed Senate budget, would impose …

Medicare Enrollment Starts Oct. 15

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-09T12:41:32+00:00">October 9, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment. “Medicare Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to compare plans to find one that best meets your needs at a price that’s right for you,” said Lina Walker, PhD, Vice President …

Volunteers Make a Difference

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-05T14:58:25+00:00">October 5, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-15T15:55:00+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Each volunteer is unique and valued for his or her desire to contribute to the good of the community. Together, volunteers are the face and heart of AARP. Staff is the structure but we, the volunteers, can touch the community because we are the community. We can and do make a difference — from movies for grownups through tax aide to the AARP drivers’ programs and all the programs and efforts that volunteers take into their communities. And, my favorite, legislative advocacy, …

Share a Home in Denver

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-28T17:13:36+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Sunshine Home Share Colorado (Sunshine) is a nonprofit that uses geriatric social workers to safely and thoughtfully bring together seniors with available space in their homes and others needing an affordable place to live. This program tackles the affordable housing shortage currently facing the Denver metro area, while helping seniors receive the supportive services they need. Denver is in a housing crisis. There is a shortage of over 22,000 affordable units and more than 55,000 seniors 65 and older living in single family residences in Denver County, …

I Don’t Speak English Only!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-21T17:42:21+00:00">September 21, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T12:47:00+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP is sponsoring the Su Teatro play I Don’t Speak English Only! on Wednesday, 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, …