AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

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Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …

MSU Denver has a new continuing education program “LearnOn”

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Are you open to keeping your mind active and alert? Are you ready for a “mind adventure” and a little personal enrichment or career advancement? MSU Denver has a new continuing education program titled “LearnOn.”  Offerings include non-credit, evening classes in “The World of Wine and Beer,” a digital storytelling class (“Social Documentary”), or even a class in “Computer Operating Basics. ” MSU has a variety of options that might appeal to you. Some classes will be starting in just …

AARP Colorado Webinars

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Check out our latest archived webinars. Does Parkinson’s disease affect thinking and memory? Tuesday, August 24, 2016 Does Parkinson’s disease affect thinking and memory? What is dementia? I’m having problems with my memory, do I have dementia? Are there any treatments for dementia? These are some of the questions that Dr. Kluger will address in this webinar on Parkinson’s disease and cognitive issues. Cognitive problems are common in Parkinson’s disease and the possibility of developing dementia is one of the …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Take 5

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Greetings one and all… Can you believe we are knee-deep in the middle of August? The summer seems like a blur. So, let’s slow down for a moment and Take 5. Grab your favorite beverage and settle into a cozy chair. Today, I want to chat about an essential aspect of life for personal and professional caregivers—self care. Having been a caregiver and knowing countless caregivers, I know that the task of self care usually falls to the bottom of …

Get Outside, Stay Active, Meet New People, and Give Back with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

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Retired? Yes, or maybe you’re close. Tired? No way! Whether you’re a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, look no further than Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). VOC is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to care for Colorado’s natural resources. VOC is currently seeking adults ages 50 and older to participate in a range of fulfilling outdoor volunteer opportunities now through …

Surviving Summer Heat: Tips for Staying Cool and Safe

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Soaring temperatures and extreme, prolonged heat pose serious threats to seniors. On average, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. die annually due to heat complications. According to the CDC, there are several reasons why seniors are at greater risk: Seniors don’t adjust as well to sudden temperature changes. They’re less likely to notice the heat and they don’t cool down as quickly. Seniors are more likely to have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes which can …

Atty General and Secretary of State Urge Coloradans to Prevent Charity Fraud

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Survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch Finds Four-out-of-Five Colorado Adults Have Donated to Charity, but only about Half are Properly Vetting Before Giving DENVER, CO –A recent survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that close to 80 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older made a charitable donation in the last twelve months. Though many are giving, the survey also found that most consumers don’t know how to verify a charity’s legitimacy. “I encourage the many generous people in our …

Free Money Offer? Think Again!

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Did you receive a call from a “government” agency or other official-sounding entity claiming that you have qualified to receive a “free grant” to help pay your bills? Did the caller tell you that your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back? Does this scenario sound too good to be true? It is! These “money-for-nothing” grant offers are scams designed to steal your personal information and your cash. Here’s …

Transportation Fair to Help Older Drivers Be Safer on the Road

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Many of Colorado’s safest and most experienced drivers benefit from information that helps them adjust to an evolving array of changes in car technologies, roadway designs, traffic laws and rules, and also in themselves. Many of these Baby Boomers have no plans to retire their freedom and independence by giving up the wheel of their car anytime soon. To help seniors stay behind the wheel longer, the first annual seniors’ transportation fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, 10 …

Second Annual Resource Fair for Seniors and Caregivers

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You’re invited to the Second Annual Resource Fair for Seniors and Caregivers. This year’s fair will be held on Thursday, August 18th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S Ivanhoe St, Denver, CO 80237-1196 The fair is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the services that are available to them through federal, state and city governmental agencies as well as the resources and assistance provided by not-for-profits organizations. Ms. Moe Keller, Vice President of Public …