Health care and caregiver forum in May

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

Español The Alzheimer’s Association and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado are hosting a multicultural education forum, Cultural Competency in Dementia Care, for health care providers and family caregivers. The forum will be Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at InnovAge, 1265 S. Broadway in Denver. Call The Alzheimer’s Association at 303-813-1669 to register.* The cost is $15 for professionals, $10 for family caregivers. The workshops include: Family and Health Care Provider Conversation: A panel of family and healthcare professionals …

AARP Sponsors 16th Annual XicanIndie Film Festival

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español AARP Colorado would like to invite you to The XicandIndie Film Festival at Su Teatro.  The XicanIndie Film Fest is an annual four day festival that showcases some of the best in Chicano independent film as well as featured Latino World Cinema. Great film, visiting filmmakers and artists, receptions and parties make this event an audience favorite. Now in its sixteenth year the festival will run from April 3rd to April 6th at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center …

Too Many Uninsured Latinos

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español Latinos remain uninsured at a much higher rate than the overall U.S. population. More than 10 million Latinos are eligible for new options under the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, but the deadline is looming. AARP Colorado is urging Hispanics to get the facts at healthlawanswers.org and enroll in Colorado before March 31 of this year by visiting Connectforhealthco.com. In a report issued last week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nearly eight in …

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español As two pioneers in the field of education, Teresa Reed and Irene Martinez Jordan bring decades of experience, common sense and activism to the 26-member advocacy team at AARP Colorado. The AARP Colorado advocacy team has been in the spotlight recently, not only for the dynamic work its members accomplish at the Colorado Legislature and beyond each year, but because the group has grown to its largest membership ever. Among the group are professionals with expertise in education, biology, Medicare, …

AARP Commemorates Colorado’s Chicano History

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español Over 300 community residents attended a recent AARP celebration of the achievements of Colorado’s Chicano Movement through an event at the History Colorado Center. The event featured presentations by elected leaders including Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia and Denver Councilman Paul Lopez, Chicano community leaders, a short play by Su Teatro theater company, and live music by the Freddie Rodriguez Jr. quartet. Demand for tickets to the event far exceeded capacity and many community residents who wished to attend were not …

U.S. Hispanics optimistic about future

Posted on 06/27/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español In my family “Está en las manos de Dios” (It’s in God’s hands) was never far from my mother’s lips. My brother Chris needed a baseball outfit; my class needed costumes for the school play. And where were the cookies for the church social? “What are kookees?” my mother would ask. No matter what the challenge, somehow she always managed to get what was needed for her eight children and to help others in the community as well. God looked …