Let Your Creative Juices Flow…

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC Fall, autumn, whichever you prefer, is my most favorite time of the year. There is something about the smell in the air, the changing of the leaves, a drop in temperature, and an almost slowing down of the world that seems to put me in my most creative mood. For the last three years I have designed and created my own line of all occasion greeting cards made from recycled products. The fact that they are …

Discounted tickets to Denver Film Festival

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Join AARP Colorado for the 37th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival.* AARP members are entitled to receive $3 off a regular, or matinée, screening during the 37th Stars Denver Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 12-23, 2014 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., and Buell Theatre, 1031 13th St. All venues are located in Denver. To receive the discount, go to denverfilm.org and create a Customer Profile. Select your desired screening by clicking …

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 …