Senate race features sharp disagreements

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado By Cynthia Pasquale Distinct differences over Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act separate Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner in the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The candidates are a study in contrasts: Udall, 64, the first-term Democratic incumbent who previously served 10 years in the House, generally follows a Democratic agenda; Gardner, 40, elected to the House from the 4th Congressional District in 2010, most often sides with his Republican peers. The AARP Bulletin asked candidates …

Check Out AARP 2014 Andrus Award Winner, Cliff Boxley

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering At 60 years old, Clifford Boxley has been driving veterans from his hometown of Lamar, Colorado to medical appoints in Denver, as well as La Junta and Pueblo for the past seven years. That dedication has earned him the AARP 2014 Andrus Award, the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. Following the recent award ceremony, AARP Colorado sat down with Mr. Boxley to talk about his award, volunteerism and the growing need of veterans. AARP: Clifford, what are …

AARP Local Offerings!

Posted on 08/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Saturday, September 6-DENVER AARP Day at DCPA Join us forPippin!  The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? …

Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?”

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Español | Events Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?” The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and features a number of programs. AARP Members are also entitled to America’s Story: A Community Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. The exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The educational goal of the exhibit is to help individuals …

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in a Unique Way

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español | Events First, attend a free concert featuring the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra on Sept. 15, then attend a musical workshop with Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Jeff Nevin on Sept. 19. While the events are gratis, the Nevin workshop on Sept. 19 is only open to the first 30 AARP members to register. Call Roberto Rey at 303-318-6763 to get on the list and for more information about the workshop. Meanwhile, AARP members and their families are invited …

Forum on caregiving empowers Latinos to tell their story

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Español | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources There are 42 million family caregivers in America and about 20 percent of them are Latinos. In a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites or Asians to cite caregiving as a financial hardship. “Hispanics tend to live in close proximity of family and maintain very close family ties, so they tend to be natural caregivers,” said Roberto Rey, AARP Colorado director of multicultural outreach. “That is why it is so …