AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …

Grandparents Appreciation Day

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Join us Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate Grandparents Appreciation Day.   Look for our table at the park between 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, and meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members can purchase discounted tickets for $24.99 per ticket. AARP discount will not be available at the park entrance. Tickets must be purchased in advance online .* For more information please call 303-595-4386, x161.   *Please note any information you …

AARP Local Offerings!

Posted on 07/21/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Wednesday, July 23- GOLDEN AARP Day Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 AARP Members gain free entrance to this exhibit.  This exhibition celebrates Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and 94 avant-garde artists in the Parisian artistic and cultural scene during this rich period of artistic experimentation.  Discover objects that will delight you including paintings, watercolors, drawings, rare zinc shadow puppet silhouettes, and famous Chat Noir cabaret illustrations. *This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will …

Late Summer Discounts and Savings

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Local Resources Although we’re already in August, the fun doesn’t have to stop. AARP has more discounts and savings in Denver and on Colorado’s Western Slope. Check out the following offerings:     Friday, August 15, 10 AM – 4 PM – GRAND JUNCTION AARP Day at Children’s Nature Center AARP members are invited to enjoy a $2 savings at the Grand Valley Zoological Quest/The Children’s Nature Center, 404 Jurassic Ave. A Fruita, CO, 81521, on Aug. 15, 2914 during the attraction’s …

AARP works to ensure financial security

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado For too many Coloradans, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in retirement. Colorado is expected to see a 150 percent increase in adults age 65 and older between 2010 and 2030. AARP offers many tools to help people understand and meet the financial challenges they face. Here are just a few: www.aarp.org/RetirementCalculator, www.aarp.org/money, www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits, www.aarp.org/SSQA, www.aarp.org/HealthCostCalc, or click on the links in the last paragraph of this story. Even …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Boundaries – Know Your Limits

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family 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. A little break in the caregiving action is good for the mind, body, and spirit. Today, I want to address the subject …