Telephone service changes

Posted on 09/5/2014 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 …

AARP works to ensure financial security

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy For too many Coloradans, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in retirement. Colorado is expected to see a 150 percent increase in adults age 65 and older between 2010 and 2030. AARP offers many tools to help people understand and meet the financial challenges they face. Here are just a few: www.aarp.org/RetirementCalculator, www.aarp.org/money, www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits, www.aarp.org/SSQA, www.aarp.org/HealthCostCalc, or click on the links in the last paragraph of this story. Even …

Legislative Wrap Up 2014

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP Colorado is pleased to report on the 2014 legislative activities. All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. Visit our bill list for more information.   Check out our Legislative Wrap Up!

Kelli Fritts receives Distinguished Service Award

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

Advocacy 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 …

AARP on Chairman Ryan’s Budget Proposal

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budge Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Your reliable landline phone service is at risk. The Colorado Legislature is considering four bills that could: Make  it difficult – or impossible – for you to reach 911 in an emergency. Raise your monthly phone bill. Eliminate your ability to alert the Public Utility Commission if you have trouble with your phone service. Call 1-800-485-9401 to let your State Representative know that your landline is your lifeline – and to oppose House Bills 1328 through 1331. We know your landline phone service is your lifeline: During emergencies and prolonged power …