AARP Local Offerings!

Posted on 08/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events Saturday, September 6-DENVER AARP Day at DCPA Join us forPippin!  The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? …

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

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

Events Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?” The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through December 31, 2014 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 to help individuals …

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in a Unique Way

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

Events 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

Events 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 …

Caregiving is a Family Challenge – Free Workshop!

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events The introduction of a serious illness or disability disrupts the stability of a family system. A family’s response to stress is predicated on several factors: family structure, communication patterns, family history, and belief systems. With enough stress, most families will display dysfunctional behaviors. By understanding the source of the dysfunction, we can respond to issues more compassionately and effectively. JFS will also explore how to conduct and hold an effective family meeting so everyone can be involved in the caregiving …

Grandparents Appreciation Day

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events Join us Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to celebrate Grandparents Appreciation Day.   Look for our table at the park between 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, and meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members can purchase discounted tickets for $24.99 per ticket. AARP discount will not be available at the park entrance. Tickets must be purchased in advance online .* For more information please call 303-595-4386, x161.   *Please note any information you …