Blimpman's Blog-Running the Distance

Blimpman’s Blog-Running the Distance

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Congratulations to Richard for being selected the winner of the 1/2 Marathon Life Reimagined Contest.  Follow his weekly blog as he begins to prepare for the 1/2 Colfax Marathon to be held on May 18, 2014 at City Park.   April 11, 2014 Over the course of the last twenty years, Blimpman has lost over one thousand pounds!  Unfortunately, during that time he has also gained over one thousand fifty pounds!   Yes, it’s the familiar cycle again and again: Stage 1: …

AARP Offers Jazz Fest Discount

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Local Resources AARP members and their guests may receive discounted admission to the Winter Park Jazz Festival July 19 and 20 in Hideaway Park in Winter Park, Colo. All gates open at 10 a.m. Music starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m. on both days. Members may receive entrance for general admission at $35 and $55 for VIP. Regular priced general admission is $45 and VIP admission is regularly $65. That’s a $10 savings for AARP members and their guests. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Chamber Box …

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By A.J. White Some women over 50 live with the negative vision of the aging stereotype.  Combating these stereotypes is the older woman’s self-determined motivational desire for continued health and an active lifestyle.  The self-concept of the post-menopausal woman is shifting to engage more in society, bringing with her more financial resources and political influence.  Older women are also engaged in forming enriching relationships and constructing a positive vision of aging. A recent article in Time discussed increasing diversity in …

Nancy A. LeaMond visit St. Louis April 22-23

AARP on Chairman Ryan’s Budget Proposal

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budge Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

Love Sports?  Check out the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.

Love Sports? Check out the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing The 37th Annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games June 4-8, 2014  The Rocky Mountain Senior Games* are Colorado’s qualifying event for the biennial Summer National Senior Games. The City of Greeley has collaborated with the Colorado Senior Sports Development Council (CSSDC) to bring the Rocky Mountain Senior Games to Colorado. CSSDC is the governing board of the Rocky Mountain Senior Games and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CSSDC and the Recreation Division of the City of Greeley Leisure Services Department work together to coordinate the Games.  Athletes …

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family By Cynthia Pasquale Edith Brooks began singing at age 3 but never had formal training. Esther Parsons—with a degree in music theory and piano—has made a career out of melodies. Now the two, along with a hundred or so others who are 50 and older, regularly come together to share their love of song in a northern Colorado program designed for them. Singing for Seniors allows older people to sing for fun while reaping the physical and mental benefits of …