Action Alert on House Bill 1100

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Please call the members of the finance committee today to ask for their yes vote on House Bill 1100 House Bill 1100 is a bipartisan measure by Representatives Steve Lebsock and Kit Roupe and Senators Larry Crowder and Jessie Ulibarri to increase the amount credited to the Older Coloradans Cash Fund by $4 million dollars. The Older Coloradans Cash Fund is the source of funding for the Older Coloradans Program, through which the state’s sixteen Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) …

AARP 2015 Colorado Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Colorado’s 65+ population will increase by 123 percent between 2010 and 2030. Meanwhile, services for older Coloradans remain sorely underfunded. In light of staggering older population growth and funding inadequate to meet future needs, AARP alerted members of the Colorado legislature about its 2015 legislative agenda. Caregiving and keeping older adults in their homes and independent top the list of AARP priorities. “We are excited to work with Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sen. Larry Crowder on legislation to increase the Older Coloradans …

Legislative Agenda: Boost Support Services

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Roger Fillion Bernard Hynes was thrilled one September morning when he opened the door from his bedroom and looked into his Denver apartment. The living room and kitchen were clean. They had been a mess. Illness had left the 67-year-old Hynes unable to tidy up. “It was like Christmas morning as a little kid when you wake up. It was so nice,” said Hynes, who quit a part-time job because of illness. “It gave me a new lease on …

En busca de fondos para respaldar programas

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Por Roger Fillion Una mañana de septiembre, Bernard Hynes sintió gran emoción tras abrir la puerta de su dormitorio y ver el estado del apartamento en donde vive, en la ciudad de Denver. La sala de estar y la cocina estaban limpias. Poco antes, eran un desastre. La enfermedad le había impedido a Hynes, de 67 años, poner su vivienda en orden. “Me sentí como un niño que se levanta en la mañana de Navidad. Fue tan lindo”, manifestó Hynes, …

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 …