The Caregiver’s Cairn: Boundaries – Know Your Limits

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family 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. A little break in the caregiving action is good for the mind, body, and spirit. Today, I want to address the subject …

Dogs and Thunderstorm Season

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family So far this spring, the weather has been rough here in Colorado with tornados, thunderstorms, hail and lightning.  As we write this, yet another hailstorm is in progress.  All of this is stressful for us to endure, but it can also be hard on our canine companions.  Fear of thunderstorms is a common problem for dogs.  It’s clear many dogs are afraid of the sound of thunder, but others seem to be distressed by other elements such as wind, rain, …

Help AARP Colorado Stuff the Bus for Kids

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family AARP Colorado is proud to announce a Stuff the Bus school supply drive to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. This drive is being held on July 26, 2014 in conjunction with Colorado Cares Day and in collaboration with Serve Colorado, Governor’s Commission on Community Service. Drop off sites will be open on July 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please help us surpass last year’s collections by purchasing and donating school supplies and dropping them off …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Long-Distance Caregiving

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family 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. A little break in the caregiving action is good for the mind, body, and spirit. As I noted in previous postings, I …

Veterans: Protect Your Pensions!

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family Veterans and their families are sometimes targeted by unscrupulous financial and legal professionals who claim to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves scammers who persuade veterans to make decisions about their pensions without giving them the whole truth about the long-term consequences, such as losing eligibility for Medicaid services or losing the use of their money for an extended period of time. So how can veterans protect their hard-earned pensions? Remember that it is free …

Will You Have Enough Money to Retire?

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Roger Fillion En español If they could do it again, Mary Kreutzer and her husband would not have used credit cards and personal loans to help put their five children through college. The Lakewood couple ran up tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Dick Kreutzer, 81, used much of his retirement savings paying down the debt. So did Mary, 77, who reckons she has about $50,000 remaining in savings—enough to cover emergencies but not enough to fund the …