Run/Walk in Denver's City Park Benefits Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Run/Walk in Denver’s City Park Benefits Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

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

Health & Wellbeing Join AARP at City Park for the 5th Annual Jodi’s Race for Awareness on Saturday June 7, 2014 and raise awareness about ovarian cancer.  Knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer may save your life or the life of someone you love. Ovarian cancer symptoms include: •    Bloating •    Pelvic or abdominal pain •    Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly. •    Urinary urgency or frequency. The cost for the race is $30 adults, $25 survivors/seniors/children, $100 family 4 pack.  AARP members …

Health care and caregiver forum in May

Health care and caregiver forum in May

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing So I’m leaving one of my favorite neighborhood garden stores, and once again, for about the third year in a row, (no pun intended,) I think about planting a garden. Not a big garden, but something that would yield me some of the summer harvest I so enjoy. I think about my grandmother having a garden and so did my mother. I remember collard and turnip greens, squash, red, yellow and green peppers, and my favorite, cabbage. At Sunday dinner, …

Take a Break

Take a Break

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. In fact, that is the topic of discussion today – the need for caregivers to routinely take a break. I learned so …

Blimpman's Blog-Running the Distance

Blimpman’s Blog-Running the Distance

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Congratulations to Richard for being selected the winner of the 1/2 Marathon Life Reimagined Contest.  Follow his weekly blog as he begins to prepare for the 1/2 Colfax Marathon to be held on May 18, 2014 at City Park. April 18, 2014 Heads are turning throughout the neighborhood park, as people gasp and ask, “what is that… or… who is that?”  Others mutter, “I wonder if that fellow is color blind?”. One bystander exclaims, “is the circus in town”? Like a …

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Changing the Aging Sterotype

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By A.J. White Some women over 50 live with the negative vision of the aging stereotype.  Combating these stereotypes is the older woman’s self-determined motivational desire for continued health and an active lifestyle.  The self-concept of the post-menopausal woman is shifting to engage more in society, bringing with her more financial resources and political influence.  Older women are also engaged in forming enriching relationships and constructing a positive vision of aging. A recent article in Time discussed increasing diversity in …