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Join AARP for a night at the Grand Junction Rockestra featuring ZZ3

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP for a night at the Grand Junction Rockestra featuring ZZ3, Saturday, October 18th at 7:30pm at the Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. The Grand Junction Rockestra is the only professional rock n’ roll orchestra West of the Missouri River. They perform mainly classic rock hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with a symphonic twist. They are a joint collaboration for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Mesa University Music Department. ZZ-3 is the baddest …

AARP CO Presents Cyber Seniors Film Premier Plus Technology Workshop September 17, 2014

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Please join AARP CO for a one-of-a-kind film premier followed by a Mentor Up Technology Workshop  you won’t want to miss! Cyber Seniors is a  humorous and heartwarming documentary that follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors.  The film offers a look at the obstacles and accomplishments when crossing the digital divide. This wonderful documentary will be followed by refreshments and an …

Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?”

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP Colorado and History Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?” The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015 and features a number of programs. AARP Members are also entitled to America’s Story: A Community Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. The exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The educational goal of the exhibit is …

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in a Unique Way

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

First, attend a free concert featuring the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra on Sept. 15, then attend a musical workshop with Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Jeff Nevin on Sept. 19. While the events are gratis, the Nevin workshop on Sept. 19 is only open to the first 30 AARP members to register. Call Roberto Rey at 303-318-6763 to get on the list and for more information about the workshop. Meanwhile, AARP members and their families are invited …

Forum on caregiving empowers Latinos to tell their story

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

There are 42 million family caregivers in America and about 20 percent of them are Latinos. In a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites or Asians to cite caregiving as a financial hardship. “Hispanics tend to live in close proximity of family and maintain very close family ties, so they tend to be natural caregivers,” said Roberto Rey, AARP Colorado director of multicultural outreach. “That is why it is so …

Caregiving is a Family Challenge – Free Workshop!

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

The introduction of a serious illness or disability disrupts the stability of a family system. A family’s response to stress is predicated on several factors: family structure, communication patterns, family history, and belief systems. With enough stress, most families will display dysfunctional behaviors. By understanding the source of the dysfunction, we can respond to issues more compassionately and effectively. JFS will also explore how to conduct and hold an effective family meeting so everyone can be involved in the caregiving …