Participate in RTD Meetings

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy As RTD expands bus and rail services, its fare structure has become complex and hard to navigate for a lot of consumers. RTD is currently evaluating its current fare policies, including how fares are calculated based on distance, zones, and class of service such as Regional, Express, and Local/Limited. RTD has developed fare structure alternatives. The RTD Board of Directors will be holding a series of public meetings between December 3, 2014 and December 11, 2014 throughout the metro area to present …

Happy Holidays from State Director Morie Smile

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

Advocacy 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 …

BUYER BEWARE

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy 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 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 …

Become an Election Judge

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP is encouraging voters to consider working as election judges in Denver, Pueblo, Larimer and Mesa counties, as well as other counties across the state. According to the Secretary of State Office, Election Day poll workers must meet the following criteria to be election judges: Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision, unless otherwise excepted, and are willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Be U.S. citizens by the date of …

What You Need to Know to Vote

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy  To be eligible to vote in Colorado, you must be: A U.S. Citizen 18 years of age A Colorado resident for at least 22 days before an election Not serving a sentence (including parole) or a felony conviction Note: Residency for the purpose of voting means the principal or primary home of a person. You must have a residence in order to register to vote. Acceptable Identification Forms Voters who recently registered for the first time and are voting by …