The Caregivers Cairn: Gratitude is a Life Changing Attitude

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Greetings one and all…   This morning I am particularly thankful for my home, my family, and my life. I’m not surprised. Gratitude often grows in the aftermath of adversity—one of the blessings to be embraced following challenging times in life. No doubt, the past 4 months have certainly been challenging for my family and me. In addition to a nonstop schedule of presentations and events, two of our beloved cats recently died of renal failure following months of intensive …

Free Day at Foothills Art Center For AARP Members

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Please join AARP at Foothills Art Center to view Variations on Growth: Ben Butler on Saturday, July 8, 2017. AARP members will enjoy free admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale …

The New 50+ – “It’s a Mindset” Events Calendar

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  The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” says ‘we’re better than ever’ and AARP is here to urge active adults to learn more, play more and exceed all expectations.   Some of the AARP Colorado New 50+ – “It’s a Mindset”  summer activities include the following: Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16, 2017 Winter Park Jazz Festival Gates open 11 a.m. Join AARP Colorado at the 35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 15-16, 2017, at Hideaway Park in …

Do Good…Feel Good.

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Do Good… Feel Good. The many benefits of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Research has proven time and again that volunteering provides a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. Mental stimulation, social engagement, and staying active are just a few of the benefits volunteers gain. Longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Harry Pierce, understands the personal benefits of volunteering very well. He became a regular construction volunteer with Habitat 11 years ago upon his retirement. “Volunteering makes me feel …

AARP Colorado Sponsoring Free Day at Yoga Rocks the Park

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Sunday, June 4, 2017   Yoga Rocks the Park     8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join AARP CO as we celebrate the New 50+ by sponsoring a Free Day of Yoga at Denver’s Yoga Rocks the Park, Sunken Garden Park in Denver on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Yoga Rocks the Park celebrates its 9th season of connecting community through yoga, music & Mother Nature. Each family-friendly, weekly event features an all-levels 75-minute live-music yoga class and kids yoga program, Camp YRP, complete …

AARP Neighborwalks Begins New Season

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Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2017. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy …

AARP Colorado showcases dynamic new program

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The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” says ‘we’re better than ever’ and AARP is here to urge active adults to learn more, play more and exceed all expectations AARP Colorado knows the best years begin at 50 and we are out to prove it by working with some of the most amazing people in the state – people who are climbing 14ers, running marathons, starting new businesses and passing on what they now to younger generations. The new 50+ is …

The New 50+ – “It’s a Mindset” Video Contest

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AARP Colorado believes 50 is the beginning of life’s best years. We want to see what 50-plus looks like in Colorado!  Send a 30-60 second video of how you’re celebrating this chapter of life.  Skydiving?  Going back to school? New hobby?  New career?  New look? Email your video to coaarp@aarp.org  and we could share it on our Facebook Page. The one that receives the most likes/shares will have the opportunity to create a video with a professional videographer provided by …

35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Fest July 15-16, 2017

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Join AARP Colorado at the 35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 15-16, 2017, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, CO. Come meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the AARP table and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests will receive a $10 discount for general admission and VIP tickets through June 30. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Chamber Box Office for will-call pick up at 1-888-409-5974* and mentioning ”AARP.” …

Join the 2017 AARP Dragon Boat Race Team

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AARP Colorado is looking for people who like to have fun, enjoy exercise, learning new skills and meeting new people. If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider becoming a member of the 2017 AARP Dragon Boat Race Team which will be comprised of  up to 26 people, half men and half women. The Dragon Boat Race and Festival is over a weekend (date for 2017 not yet finalized but will be sometime between mid as end of …