Happy Holidays from State Director Morie Smile

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP What a year 2014 proved to be! Members across the state enjoyed presentations on brain health and healthy behaviors. In Fort Collins, CSU students coached older Larimer County residents on how to use their technology, and in Mesa County, high school honor students turned the generational tables, offering technology assistance to an eager crowd. Throughout the year, AARP CO Caregiving ambassador Jane Barton offered advice and insights into healthy Caregiving and creating Caregiver support groups, which is a major AARP …

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? It’s time for Will, Can, Did.

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP Join AARP Colorado and Rick Bernstein for a 90-minute Life Reimagined Workshop on August 4, 2014, at the Scheitler Recreation Center.  Brush up on basic interview skills Learn how to answer interview questions Find out how to research employers/investors Mentally prepare for the interview process Participate in mock interviews Life ReImagined Workshop—The Interview Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Scheitler Recreation Center 5031 W 46th Avenue Denver, CO 80212 Register now. Seats are limited. Register online or  …

Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

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

About AARP 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 …

A Letter From Our State Director

Posted on 11/28/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP Greetings, AARP Friends! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as the Smile household enjoyed ours.  We had a houseful with kids home for Thanksgiving break and dogs begging in the kitchen just waiting for that inevitable dropped morsel.  Part of the family spent the morning at the Volunteers of America Thanksgiving celebration serving the homeless while the other part of the family was busy preparing our meal.  Part of what I give thanks for on a regular basis …

AARP Colorado Recognizes Jean Nofles for Her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP Jean Nofles of Aurora has been selected by AARP to receive Colorado’s 2013 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award, which symbolizes an individual’s power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP Colorado selected Nofles for her remarkable service and for the impact she’s had on the lives of others and throughout the state.  Jean is a member of AARP Colorado’s Executive Council, the volunteer leadership advisory group.  …

Preserving Chicano Movement’s Story

Posted on 08/29/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Cynthia Pasquale • Through pickets, strikes, protests and boycotts in the 1960s and ’70s, Mexican Americans fought for civil rights, cultural preservation, and social and political change in Colorado. Memories may have faded of the sometimes-bitter struggles for better pay and working conditions for farmworkers, an end to racism and educational equality. AARP Colorado; History Colorado, the state historical society; and Regis University in Denver are working to celebrate and keep alive the achievements of the Chicano movement in Colorado. …