AARP Colorado Events Calendar

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Saturday, February 4:  AARP Discount at the Denver Center Performing Arts- The Christians – Stage Theater, 1:30 p.m.-DENVER  Pastor Paul inspires faith in the members of his growing congregation through his preaching. But when he brings up unexpected questions during a sermon, his changing perspective may ask too much of his followers. Featuring live music at every performance, The Christians is an intimate look at the moments that define who we are and what we believe. This New York Times critics’ pick …

You’ve Got What It Takes – Volunteer With AARP Colorado!

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Please email coaarp@aarp.org or call 1-866-554-5376 if interested in volunteering. Cultural Competency Volunteers Seeking volunteers to help make a difference in your community by building awareness and sensitivity for service providers of the LGBTQ community.  The goal of Project Visibility is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive to, and supportive of LGBT elders. The course reviews LGBT history and terms, and teaches skills we hope will open the hearts and minds of those caring for this …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Great Expectations

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Greetings one and all… Sitting at my desk this morning, I am pondering the advent of 2017. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to shift gears into the New Year. The past year proved to be particularly trying for me. However, I am not taking this too personally. I am not the only person challenged by the events of 2016. In fact, when chatting with my family, friends, and colleagues, there seems to be a consensus that …

34th Annual Great Chefs of the West to Benefit National Kidney Foundation

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Denver’s Foodie Event of the Season Raises Funds, Awareness! WHO:  More than 20 top Denver chefs from participating restaurants:  Bar Dough, The Bindery, Brazen, Charcoal, D Bar Denver, Highland Tap & Burger, Hop Alley, Interstate Kitchen + Bar, Kachina Southwestern Grill, Max Gill and Grill, Max’s Wine Dive, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, range, The Rib House, Rioja, Root Down, The Squeaky Bean, Table 6, TAG, The Telegraph, Truffle Table, Uncle, Work & Class and more to come. . . WHAT: …

‘Tis the Season: Giving Back Yields Big Benefits

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The holiday season offers opportunities to reflect on all that is good in our lives, and how we can give back to those less fortunate.  We’ve all seen the red kettles and bell ringers outside local grocery stores or heard about local soup kitchens serving up holiday dinners.  Volunteers like these are motivated to be agents for change in their communities, and many will say that community service defines who they are.  However, these individuals often experience significant health and …

Check the Charity

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The holidays and the end of the year are upon us, which means it is time for giving. In a recent survey, the AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that while 80 percent of Coloradans give to charity, 46 percent of those who gave made contributions without verifying the legitimacy of the charity. Before you give, take these simple steps to ensure the money you are donating is going to the intended cause: Never give payment information to anyone calling you. Ask …

Dementia Friendly Denver Hosts 9News 9Line

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Every 60 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops dementia. As adult children reunite with their aging parents during the holidays, they often notice worrying signs that their elders’ memories are failing. When does forgetfulness signal something more? What are the early warning signs of dementia? What’s the best way to initiate a conversation with a loved one who seems increasingly forgetful? For answers to those questions, call the 9News 9Line — 303-698-0999 between 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: November—National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

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Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that November is upon us. I am reminded that the holidays are just around the corner—as well as the winter season. The snow will soon be flying here in Denver. But before things get too crazy, let’s take a little break and chat for a bit. Grab your favorite beverage. Cozy up in your preferred chair. Breathe deeply. Since November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month, I want to highlight and …

Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and since many people will purchase their holiday gifts online, this is a good time for some internet safety reminders. Here are some tips for protecting your personal and financial information while shopping online: Don’t share your banking information while using free public Wi-Fi or public computers. Only shop on secure sites that begin with “https” and/or display a padlock in your browser. Only shop with online merchants you are familiar with. If you …

Movies for Grownups Information

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Thank you for attending Movies for Grownups. Please be aware of the following regarding the event: Arrive one hour prior to the start of the movie. An AARP ambassador will check you in, so please bring a print out of your ticket. Space is limited. We will seat on a first come, first serve basis. Print out Inc bar code to expedite admission. Admission includes you and a guest. Please include your guest’s name on our form. Be patient during …