A Letter From Our State Director

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

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

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. …

Volunteer Advocates Weigh In on Policy

Volunteer Advocates Weigh In on Policy

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP By Roger Fillion  After her daughter-in-law became ill from diabetes complications several years ago, Jean Nofles tried to enroll her in Medicaid, the federal-state health program for low- income people. But even though Nofles, 70, of Aurora, was a former Colorado manager for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the effort became a multi-week, bureaucratic nightmare. The experience propelled her to become a volunteer legislative advocate in 2006 for AARP Colorado with a particular interest in Medicaid and …

Celebrating Diversity and Freedom from Slavery

Celebrating Diversity and Freedom from Slavery

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP celebrates diversity and freedom from slavery this month during the Juneteenth celebration and PrideFest parade in Denver. Juneteenth marks the time in June 1865 when some Texas slaves learned of their freedom. The seminal event in African American history will be commemorated with a music festival in the Five Points neighborhood on Saturday, June 15. PrideFest, on Sunday, June 16, celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It starts at 9:30 a.m. at Cheesman Park. AARP staff will …

Free Admission to Botanical Garden May 11

Free Admission to Botanical Garden May 11

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP The Western Colorado Botanical Society is offering free admission to its extensive gardens on May 11 for AARP members who present their  membership cards at the entrance. The gardens, 15 acres along the Colorado River at 641 Struthers Ave. in Grand Junction, features herb, cactus and rose gardens and an orchid display maintained by local gardening organizations. Other attractions include a children’s secret garden, a community garden, a celebration plaza and botanical greenhouses. Normally, admission is $5 for adults, $4 …