Run/Walk in Denver's City Park Benefits Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Run/Walk in Denver’s City Park Benefits Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Health & Wellbeing Join AARP at City Park for the 5th Annual Jodi’s Race for Awareness on Saturday June 7, 2014 and raise awareness about ovarian cancer.  Knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer may save your life or the life of someone you love. Ovarian cancer symptoms include: •    Bloating •    Pelvic or abdominal pain •    Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly. •    Urinary urgency or frequency. The cost for the race is $30 adults, $25 survivors/seniors/children, $100 family 4 pack.  AARP members …

Health care and caregiver forum in May

Health care and caregiver forum in May

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources The Alzheimer’s Association and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado are hosting a multicultural education forum, Cultural Competency in Dementia Care, for health care providers and family caregivers. The forum will be Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at InnovAge, 1265 S. Broadway in Denver. Call The Alzheimer’s Association at 303-813-1669 to register.* The cost is $15 for professionals, $10 for family caregivers. The workshops include: Family and Health Care Provider Conversation: A panel of family and healthcare professionals …

Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 04/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Colorado | Local Resources AARP Colorado ASD Advocacy Director Kelli Fritts was chosen by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to receive the agency’s Distinguished Service Award on April 23, 2014. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the region and to the work of DRCOG. Fritts is being recognized for her work to improve the lives of older adults in the Denver region and throughout Colorado. “I’m extremely pleased that Kelli has received this well-deserved recognition for …

Check Out this Life Reimagined Workshop: Selling Yourself

Check Out this Life Reimagined Workshop: Selling Yourself

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Money & Work Workshop One: SELLING YOUR SELF A 90-minute workshop that helps you prepare for your career change In this workshop we will discuss specific steps you can take to effectively market yourself to prospective employers or investors. We will explore techniques to help you sell yourself, your story, and your idea to people who can help you make your dream come true. There are simple techniques that will make seeking an interview and successfully engaging in an interview much easier. 1.      …

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing So I’m leaving one of my favorite neighborhood garden stores, and once again, for about the third year in a row, (no pun intended,) I think about planting a garden. Not a big garden, but something that would yield me some of the summer harvest I so enjoy. I think about my grandmother having a garden and so did my mother. I remember collard and turnip greens, squash, red, yellow and green peppers, and my favorite, cabbage. At Sunday dinner, …

Take a Break

Take a Break

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing 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. In fact, that is the topic of discussion today – the need for caregivers to routinely take a break. I learned so …