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 …

Colorado Public TV12 PRESENTS THE KINGSTON TRIO 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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Come and enjoy a nostalgic evening with the folk sounds of The Kingston Trio, presented by Colorado Public Television, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7 p.m., at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO Celebrating 60 years of music, The Kingston Trio, consisting of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music and will play such classics as “Tom Dooley,” “Scarlet Ribbons,” plus many …

New Classes for Metropolitan State University – Denver’s LearnOn Program

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Are you open to keeping your mind active and alert? Are you ready for a “mind adventure” and a little personal enrichment or career advancement? Metro State University Denver has a new continuing education program titled “LearnOn.”  Offerings include non-credit, evening classes in “The World of California Wine,” a class on Job Search and Networking Strategies, or even a class in Modern Egypt or Rock Climbing.  MSU has a variety of options that might appeal to you.  Classes will be …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Let HOPE Light the Way

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Greetings one and all… This morning I am sitting at my desk, sipping coffee, and reflecting on the holiday season. I am somewhat amazed by how quickly the holidays arrived this year. However, it shouldn’t be surprising. Every day is “lippin’ full”—an expression I learned from my sister-in-law. So, it’s time to slow down the pace. Take a deep breath. And be present to the moment. Care to join me? The holidays are an interesting time of the year. Some …

AARP Night at the National Western Stock Show

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AARP members and guests are invited to enjoy AARP Night at the National Western Stock Show. AARP members and guests will receive up to $11 off regular priced  tickets for the January 18th 7 p.m. rodeo, plus service fees will be waived. Tickets include: All-Day Grounds Admission Trade Show Entrance including over 900 vendors Mutton Bustin’ and Baby Farm Animals Exhibit 7:00 p.m. Rodeo located in the Coliseum Free parking on the west side of coliseum South of I-70 Stop …

Being Mortal Video Screening and Discussion

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AARP Colorado would like to inform you that Family Health West, HopeWest and Fruita Parks & Recreation are hosting a free screening and discussion of the PBS program Being Mortal. the event will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson Street, Fruita, CO.  All community members, caregivers, nurses and physicians are welcome to attend. You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community …

Meet Our Community Partner A Little Help

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AARP Colorado is excited to introduce you to our community partner, A Little Help. A Little Help is a Colorado nonprofit that connects neighbors across ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. A Little Help helps older adults thrive in their homes by connecting them intergenerationally with neighbors who volunteer for a variety of services. Organizational members have access to a little help with services like transportation, yard work, snow shoveling, home repairs and assistance with technology. As well …

AARP Invites you to 13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival – Finale Chasing the Light

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AARP Colorado is sponsoring the 13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival finale, Chasing the Light, November 9, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Chasing the Light, director Blackhorse Lowe (Diné), is an improvisational film that defies classification in any genre, developed scene by scene as it was being shot. A story of love and love lost, of depression and the support of friends, of trying to find your way back and become …

The Caregiver’s Cairn – The Best Laid Plans

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Greetings one and all…   It is a glorious morning in Denver today. Just a hint of fall in the morning air. I hope you are enjoying a lovely start to your day as well. Before shifting into high gear, I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or brew a cup of hot tea and settle into a cozy chair. It’s time to chat about the importance of preparing to care for each other. If you have read …

Franchising: An Ideal Route for Second Act Careers

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Franchise Expo West Welcomes Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Denver, Oct. 6-8 For: AARP | By Jim Mastandrea of MFV Expositions   The Baby Boomer generation is reaching an age of transition, but this generation is treating retirement and the prospect of their “senior years” much differently than previous generations. People in their 50s and 60s are finding that retirement ages are extending into years beyond, as more and more individuals are seeking second-act careers to pursue their passion of business ownership. …