The Caregiver’s Cairn: Fall Reflections on Caregiving

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family 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. Summer has come and gone. Can you believe it? The signs of fall are all around. …

AARP Sponsors 1st Debate

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Candidates debating for the first time this election year were met by a packed house in Grand Junction, which was sponsored by AARP Colorado. The debate featured candidates running for governor of Colorado, as well as the U.S. Senate. About 700 people attended the Club 20 Debate Sept. 6. Incumbent John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, is facing Republican challenger Bob Beauprez, while Republican Congressman Cory Gardner and Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D, go head-to-head for the Senate seat. AARP provided …

Join AARP for a night at the Grand Junction Rockestra featuring ZZ3

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events Join AARP for a night at the Grand Junction Rockestra featuring ZZ3, Saturday, October 18th at 7:30pm at the Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. The Grand Junction Rockestra is the only professional rock n’ roll orchestra West of the Missouri River. They perform mainly classic rock hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with a symphonic twist. They are a joint collaboration for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Mesa University Music Department. ZZ-3 is the baddest …

Learn How to Outsmart Investment Fraud at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. The profile of a typical fraud victim is not who you might think—they are financially knowledgeable, have above average income, are college educated, and self-reliant when it comes to making decisions. Moreover, a majority of investors ages 55 to 65 do not perceive themselves as vulnerable to investment fraud; yet many of their reported investment behaviors put them at risk. The Third Annual Rocky Mountain Investor …

Telephone service changes

Posted on 09/5/2014 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 …

Fun Time in the Summertime…

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing My mother was a teacher and a nurse; a teacher before I was born, then a nurse in my formative years and beyond. To this day, I still joke with my friends back home that while they were reading Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham, I was reading the PDR (the Physicians’ Desk Reference). I can see my mother studying for Nursing School and having this mauve colored book with gold lettering that had pictures of different …