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The Caregiver’s Cairn: Prepare for a Blowout!

Posted on 07/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Greetings one and all…     Welcome back to the Caregiver’s Cairn. It’s time to take a deep breath and relax for a bit. We are knee-deep in the midst of summer, and these are far from the lazy days of summer, right? As the southern saying goes, every day is “lippin’ full” with things to do! So, pour a cold drink. Find a cozy chair. And let’s chat for a few minutes. As noted in the last posting, I …

The Caregiver’s Carin: Caregiving – A Colorado Concern

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Greetings one and all… I hope you and yours enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. The holiday heralds the coming of summer and the many activities associated with the season—outdoor adventures, fun in the sun, and excursions. As the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado, I enjoy traveling throughout Colorado during the summer months to present educational programs in various and sundry places. It matters not where I travel, caregiving is a common concern for both professional caregivers and family caregivers. …

Join AARP Colorado for a Free Day at the Foothills Art Center

Posted on 06/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Join AARP for a free day at the Foothills Art Center on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For the first time in its history, Foothills Art Center is inviting outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, wood and mixed media to exhibit major bodies of their work. Cleveland glass artist, Brent Kee Young, San Francisco clay artist, Bean Finneran, Washington State wood turner, Ron Gerton and basketry artist, Carol Eckert are among the accomplished …

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Join Us at the Central City Opera for The Ballad of Baby Doe July and August matinee and evening performances available. Central City Opera House 124 Eureka Street | Central City, CO 80427 The Ballad of Baby Doe is a true riches to rags adventure of Elizabeth (Baby) Doe and Horace Tabor.  An intriguing epic of love and loss, boom and bust, the story is set to beautiful music by composer Douglas Moore. Matinees at 2:30 p.m. : July 13, …

Colorado Neighbor Walks Volunteer Positions

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

Background “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” AARP NeighborWalks Volunteers are appointed and trained AARP volunteers who bring their passion for walking, connecting and health towards the goals of creating age-friendly and livable communities. Volunteers are the backbone of NeighborWalks and are responsible for developing and leading walks around the city and in their own neighborhoods. Depending on individual interest, volunteers can choose from a variety of roles …

Safety Starts At Home: Tips to Reduce Fall Risk

Posted on 05/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

According to the National Institute of Health, 1.6 million older adults in the U.S. go to emergency rooms for fall-related injuries annually. Add in visits for other accidents in the home and the numbers are more daunting. The burden placed on first responders, local hospital ER’s and community resources is significant. Reducing the risk and related burden through improved senior safety at home requires knowledge and action. Why Are Seniors At Greater Risk? Many older adults have problems with vision, …

Join us for the 8th Annual 1940’s WWII Era Ball

Posted on 05/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

A 1940’s style event – Our Troops Bring Home Paradise – The Tiki Explosion after WWII!!! Step into Hollywood’s WWII planes! Enjoy a night of dancing with your sweetheart (or meet one), amongst WWII aircraft/flybys/vehicles & re-enactors, listening to big bands. June 18th 2016 5:00 pm Boulder Airport 3393 Airport Rd. Boulder, CO 80301 AARP Members and guests will be able to purchase special priced general admission tickets to the 8th Annual 1940’s WWII Era Ball : $45 in Advance …

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

FREE LUNCH & LEARN: Living Longer – How Am I Going to Pay For It? Living longer is a blessing, but, in a few words, “How am I going to pay for it?” (Time Magazine).  The “global conundrum” of outliving savings, pension or social security is a concern for seniors.  Get answers to your questions at this Free Lunch and Learn Seminar, catered by Panera Bread: Centennial: KOELBEL LIBRARY,  5955 S. Holly St.,  Centennial Tuesday, April 26, 9:45am – 11:30am …

Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival Thursday, May 5, 2016

Posted on 04/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

AARP Colorado would like to invite you to Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival, Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at El Pueblo History Museum. Come down to the El Pueblo History Museum and enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment, a workshop pavilion, car show and a Chicano exhibit. Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Storytellers Drummers   Check out these workshops featured at the Workshop Pavilion: Curandersimo 3 …

What Moves You to Move?

Posted on 04/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asnyder/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Colorado |

We want to hear what moves you to move and give you the chance to win a $75.00 Walmart gift card. It’s simple! Swing by the AARP Resource Center which is  on the first floor of the SRDA, located at  230 N Union Ave, Monday through Friday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, and share what moves you to move?  Is it walking? Exercise classes?  Playing with your kids or grandkids?  Let us know what gets you moving?  You can enter to win …