What Not To Down Size When You Down Size

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family In our later years, many of us begin simplifying our lives; getting rid of things we don’t use or need any more and scaling back our possessions including smaller houses, smaller cars, maybe even smaller pets.  Downsizing can make things easier for us in many ways, but there are certain items that it is better not to reduce in size. One of those, new research tells us, is your cat’s litter box. There is a temptation to go to a …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Grief Savvy

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Today, I want to explore a rather daunting …

BUYER BEWARE

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado Over strong opposition from AARP, the Colorado Legislature passed sweeping changes as to how phone companies can do business in 2014 and beyond. These new laws — called “telecom deregulation” — may change the type of phone service available to you, how much you pay for the service, and whether you can get help from the state if you have a serious problem. Here’s what you need to know: If You Have Telephone Service from CenturyLink or another traditional “wired” telephone company The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) no longer oversees therates …

Where the Candidates Stand

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado AARP maintains a proud 28-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. Our 2014 Voters Guides, available at www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/voters-guide/, help voters find out where the candidates stand on the future of Social Security, Medicare, Financial Security, and other critical issues important to 50-plus Americans. AARP urges all congressional candidates to talk with voters about …

Become an Election Judge

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado AARP is encouraging voters to consider working as election judges in Denver, Pueblo, Larimer and Mesa counties, as well as other counties across the state. According to the Secretary of State Office, Election Day poll workers must meet the following criteria to be election judges: Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision, unless otherwise excepted, and are willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Be U.S. citizens by the date of …

What You Need to Know to Vote

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado  To be eligible to vote in Colorado, you must be: A U.S. Citizen 18 years of age A Colorado resident for at least 22 days before an election Not serving a sentence (including parole) or a felony conviction Note: Residency for the purpose of voting means the principal or primary home of a person. You must have a residence in order to register to vote. Acceptable Identification Forms Voters who recently registered for the first time and are voting by …