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. …

CarFit – Farmington, New Mexico

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm Parking lot C behind Health Sciences at San Juan College, Farmington, NM   This event is an opportunity for older adult drivers to have a free check up by certified professionals to assess the setup in their personal vehicle for increased road safety. Discover your perfect fit at this FREE event! Call for appointment (505)566-3849 San Juan College of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program This is not an AARP event.  Any information you provide …

2nd Annual Resource Fair for Seniors and Caregivers

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Join Congresswoman Dianna DeGette on August 18 This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the services that are available through federal, state, and city agencies as well as the resources and assistance provided by not-for-profit organizations. Topic: “Emotional & Mental Wellness for Caregivers” For more information and reservations call Congresswoman DeGette’s District office 303-844-4988  

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Prepare for a Blowout!

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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 did a …

The Caregiver’s Carin: Caregiving – A Colorado Concern

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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

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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 …