Action Alert!

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AARP urges you to oppose House Joint Resolution 66 and 67. They revoke a rule and guidance providing states and cities with the flexibility to set up retirement savings options for small businesses and their employees. House Joint Resolutions 66 and 67 represent the kind of federal overreach we expect Colorado senators to oppose. Urge Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to protect state flexibility on retirement savings programs by asking leadership not to take up Joint Resolutions 66 and 67, and …

Conscious Aging

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Conscious Aging is an eight-week series about embracing aging and living and passionate and fulfilling mature life. The program, offered by the Denver Public Library, is facilitated by Catherine Dockery, MA*, and is held every Monday at 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 27, 2017. Check out this groundbreaking series of workshops on how to transform the aging process at the Schlessman Family Library, 100 Poplar St. Denver, CO 80220.  This eight-part series will explore a variety of topics to enable people to come …

AARP is at the Colorado Legislature for You

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On behalf of more than 660,000 AARP members in Colorado, we are pleased to share the link to all the bills we are tracking in the Colorado legislature.  Our positions are as follows: Strongly Support Support Monitor Oppose and Strongly Oppose  When we strongly support or oppose a bill we testify and actively work on it. Of the 43 bills we are currently tracking, we are strongly supporting: House Bill 17- 1116,  Continue Low –income Household Energy Assistance Senate Bill 17-057, Colorado …

Colorado Crisis Services: Support When Needed

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For many, the hardest part about getting help for a mental health, substance use or emotional issue is knowing how or where to begin, especially when an issue reaches a crisis. Whether you’re in need of crisis assistance, or are reaching out on behalf of a loved one, Colorado Crisis Services is designed to be a single point of entry for any individual experiencing a crisis of any kind by providing confidential and immediate help 24 hours a day, seven …

Medicare is a Promise We Need to Keep

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This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump. He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm. All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise: The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

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 powerful 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 …