Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?”

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español Join AARP Colorado and History Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?” The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015 and features a number of programs. AARP Members are also entitled to America’s Story: A Community Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. The exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The educational goal of the exhibit is …

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in a Unique Way

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español First, attend a free concert featuring the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra on Sept. 15, then attend a musical workshop with Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Jeff Nevin on Sept. 19. While the events are gratis, the Nevin workshop on Sept. 19 is only open to the first 30 AARP members to register. Call Roberto Rey at 303-318-6763 to get on the list and for more information about the workshop. Meanwhile, AARP members and their families are invited …

Forum on caregiving empowers Latinos to tell their story

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Español There are 42 million family caregivers in America and about 20 percent of them are Latinos. In a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites or Asians to cite caregiving as a financial hardship. “Hispanics tend to live in close proximity of family and maintain very close family ties, so they tend to be natural caregivers,” said Roberto Rey, AARP Colorado director of multicultural outreach. “That is why it is so …

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 …