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Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Federal Emergency Management Agency is saying everyone is at risk for spring flooding, but too many people remain unprotected. Just a few inches of water can cause severe damage and threaten human wellbeing.   “Don’t be caught off guard,” said Morie Smile, AARP Colorado State Director. “Know the risks and take action to protect yourself, your family and your business before it’s too late.”   According to FEMA, you can reduce your risk by considering the following:   Prepare now: …

 Fort Collins woman named to AARP Executive Council

Fort Collins woman named to AARP Executive Council

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP welcomes Jill Taylor of Fort Collins to its seven-member Executive Council, which is AARP Colorado’s volunteer advisory committee that helps set AARP’s strategic priorities statewide. Taylor has been the manager of the Senior Services/Aspen Club program for 23 years with University of Colorado Health. She manages health screenings, wellness programs and overall benefits for the Aspen Club members, who are age 50 and older. She has worked with older adults in a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations for …

AARP Sponsors 16th Annual XicanIndie Film Festival

AARP Sponsors 16th Annual XicanIndie Film Festival

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Colorado would like to invite you to The XicandIndie Film Festival at Su Teatro.  The XicanIndie Film Fest is an annual four day festival that showcases some of the best in Chicano independent film as well as featured Latino World Cinema. Great film, visiting filmmakers and artists, receptions and parties make this event an audience favorite. Now in its sixteenth year the festival will run from April 3rd to April 6th at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center …

Dealing with Canine House Training Dilemmas

Dealing with Canine House Training Dilemmas

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

By request, this month’s article is about canine housetraining and house soiling. Any time a dog’s elimination habits change suddenly, that’s a sign a visit to the veterinarian could be in order.  Many medical conditions influence elimination patterns, and until a dog’s stool, urine, and even blood is tested and the dog examined, it may not be possible to rule out medical causes, even if the dog doesn’t appear to be ill. Behavioral reasons for house soiling are many, including …

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Latinos remain uninsured at a much higher rate than the overall U.S. population. More than 10 million Latinos are eligible for new options under the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, but the deadline is looming. AARP Colorado is urging Hispanics to get the facts at healthlawanswers.org and enroll in Colorado before March 31 of this year by visiting Connectforhealthco.com. In a report issued last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nearly eight in …

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

As two pioneers in the field of education, Teresa Reed and Irene Martinez Jordan bring decades of experience, common sense and activism to the 26-member advocacy team at AARP Colorado. The AARP Colorado advocacy team has been in the spotlight recently, not only for the dynamic work its members accomplish at the Colorado Legislature and beyond each year, but because the group has grown to its largest membership ever. Among the group are professionals with expertise in education, biology, Medicare, …