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 …

AARPCO Advocacy Leadership Announced

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AARP is pleased to announce AARP Colorado’s new advocacy chair and vice chair for the 2017-18 Colorado Legislative session, which begins in January. Shirley Leow, Ph.D., will serve as chair of the AARP Colorado volunteer team, which is made up of more than 21 working and retired adults, who monitor bills in the Colorado Legislature that would impact older adults and their families. AARP Colorado and Leow named Margaret Hughes, Ph.D., as the advocacy team’s vice char. “We are thrilled to have individuals of Drs. Leow and Hughes caliber leading our advocacy …

The Future of Health Care is Here

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Since at least the days of George Jetson and his science-fiction video conferences, Americans have assumed true “telehealth” was just around the corner. Surely by the 21st Century, we’d be chatting on-screen with our doctors from the comfort of our own living rooms, any time we needed it. Right? It took a few more decades than promised, but now a flurry of advances has thousands of Colorado seniors, homebound families and rural veterans doing just that: Using video screens and …

Financial Resilience Workshop in Aurora

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Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Aurora on Nov. 16 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 unnecessary costs, so you may experience …

The Care Act Matters

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Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make a world of difference for them. A new law, the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, is a commonsense solution to support family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. What is The CARE …