The Caregiver’s Cairn: We Need More “Happy”

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Greetings one and all… Every month when writing the posting for the Caregiver’s Cairn, I am always amazed that another month has come and gone. Today is no different. In fact, the first month of 2017 seemed particularly fast paced. That is not totally unexpected. January is the month when I get my “ducks in row” professionally. Submit proposals. Schedule educational events. Finalize contracts. However, the pace seemed particularly swift (and stressful) this year due to unexpected and disturbing events. …

Meet Boomers Leading Change: Achieving Purpose Through Service

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By Phil Nash, Executive Director The baby boom generation is rewriting the script for aging. Every day, ten thousand of us turn 65. But then what? More than ever, people of so-called “retirement age” are choosing to keep on working, keep on learning, and keep on finding ways to help their communities. Boomers Leading Change started with a big idea: older adults are healthier, better educated and have greater depth and breadth of work experience than previous generations. We are …

Young Author Writing Opportunity

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AARP and the Colorado School and Public Employee Retirement Association are sponsoring an Essay Contest with the title “My Grandparents are the best grandparents in the world!”  Essays will be judged by CSPERA members and the results will be announced by April 14, 2017.  There will be a first- and second-place winner in each of the four CSPERA State Divisions:  the Metro Division, the Northeast Division, the Southern Division, and the Western Division.   Each winner will receive as follows: First Place – A …

The Caregiver’s Cairn

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AARP Colorado is featuring The Caregiver’s Cairn: A Roadmap to Caregiving, a new and very valuable caregiving blog written by Jane Barton and packed with information about caring for you, while you care for a loved one.  Join us each month for a new topic on caregiving, brought to you by Jane Barton.     February 2013:  Who Will Care for Me? March 2013: The Family Challenge of Aging and Illness April 2013:  Ignorance is NOT Bliss! May 2013:  Critter …

Beware of Online Scams

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The internet is a wonderful place to stay in touch with friends, conduct business and get information. Scammers also really like the internet because it gives them access to the billions of people who are online every day. When you are online make sure to take proper precautions to keep your personal and financial information safe and avoid these common scams: Phishing: Scammers impersonate a business or federal agency to trick you into giving out personal or financial information. This …

Home Sharing In A Shared Economy

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Blog by Alison. Everyone is talking about the sharing economy. We share rides, farm shares, job shares, rent our stuff shares, and finally seniors in Colorado have a safe and thoughtful option for Home Sharing. With the high price in rents, property taxes, and the cost of senior services home sharing is a great way to use the extra space in your home to provide income, decrease isolation, improve access to supportive services and transportation while relieving the worry of …

AARP Colorado Events Calendar

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Tuesday, February 21, 28, March 7, 14:  LearnOn Classical Music Insights: Music for Stage and Screen, Metro State University AARP Discount 6 p.m.-8 p.m.- DENVER   AARP members receive 15% off on the class. Many of us first come to classical music through film scores. These will serve as the basis for a wonderful listening and learning environment, with music from Mendelssohn to John Williams and more. AARP Members and their guests can access the discount in the following ways: Call …

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: …