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 …

AARP Colorado Events Calendar

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  Friday, November 18:  Denver Small Business Coffee Meetup, 11:30 Please join AARP, SCORE, and the U.S. Small Business Administration for an informational meet-up to help prepare your small business for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Learn tips and techniques on how to enhance your revenues during the holiday. You will also learn out about the hurdles small business retailers face during the holiday season. If you are an “Encore” (50+) Entrepreneur, this is a great way to find out …

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 …

Prevent Unnecessary Winter Hospitalizations

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Winter months bring increased health and safety concerns for older adults.  Take preventive action now to avoid unnecessary hospital trips.  Home Instead Senior Care’s Hospitalization Risk Meter highlights areas of special concern and offers tips to limit risk: Physical and Mental Health Winter doldrums and adverse weather conditions limit opportunities to get active, but it’s important for seniors to stay engaged physically and mentally to boost energy and avoid seasonal depression. Plan ahead by looking for seasonal indoor activities through …

Tell Your Story

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By David Duffield A common refrain among LGBT Boomers is “I didn’t have the words to describe how I felt” growing up. Often these folks went to a public library, looked up the word homosexual and found “pervert, psychopath, degenerate, molester, criminal” and “doomed to unhappiness” to describe how they felt. It wasn’t until they reached adulthood that LGBT people realized they weren’t alone and found communities of like-hearted people, as well as spaces to be themselves. To this day …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Be Curious About Life

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Greetings one and all… I hope you are doing well and loving life. It is a crisp morning in Denver prompting me to ponder the whereabouts of my favorite sweats and sweaters. However, there is time enough for that search later in the day. This morning, it’s time to sip some coffee, take a deep breath, and be curious about life. I am well aware of the old adage “curiosity killed the cat.” However, this is not the first time …

LGBT History Month Videos

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Check out inspirational individuals each day in October and celebrate LGBT History Month.    

Protect Your Identity Today!

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Identity thieves are lurking online, at your front door, over the phone and even searching through your garbage! Make sure to take precautionary steps to keep your identity safe. Here are 15 things that you can do today to help protect your identity: Shred all personal documents Take your Social Security card and Medicare card out of your wallet Create strong passwords for online accounts and change them regularly Make sure your smartphone has a passcode to access it Check …