AARP Disrupt Aging

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Throughout life, many of us find ourselves with multiple opportunities to invent and reinvent our destinies. A chance to start anew, regardless of age, background or circumstance. Born in Washington, D.C. in the early 60’s, the son of a poor, 16-year-old unwed mother, statistically, the odds were not in my favor. The love, support and Christian foundation given by my grandparents often carried me through where privilege and legacy could not. Nonetheless, I had a burning determination for something better …

Finding Work-Life Balance for Family Caregivers

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Working family caregivers face unique challenges that can leave them exhausted, overwhelmed, and worried about meeting commitments both at work and at home. New research by Home Instead Inc. found working family caregivers report experiencing additional strain in multiple areas of their life including finances (60%), career (65%), physical and mental health (74% and 81% respectively), and ability to manage work-life balance (83%). Per the survey, top stressors for working caregivers were: Feeling torn between work and family responsibilities.  25% …

Join us for the Atlas of Caregiving Workshop

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Please join us for a caregiving workshop presented by Atlas of Caregiving on September 6 or 7, 2017. Family caregiving is an isolated and underappreciated endeavor, it is not well understood and so current systems intended to support them cannot scale. Atlas of Caregiving is uncovering the hidden world of caregiving utilizing a CareMap…. A CareMap is a hand-drawn representation of a family caregiver’s network. Your CareMap visualizes your caregiving daily activities and is the first step to seeing where …

Getaway 5K/10K comes to Denver

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AARP believes that an active lifestyle and healthy living are important at any age and is proud to present the Getaway 5K/10K, September 10, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. A registration discount is available to AARP members. This experience is designed for the entire family. No matter what your age, you’re sure to have a good time. The event will feature a 10K (added for Denver), 5K, a one-mile walk and a fun run designed especially for the kids. …

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 care. …

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 …