Changing the Aging Sterotype

Changing the Aging Sterotype

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

Home & Family 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 …

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Cynthia Pasquale Edith Brooks began singing at age 3 but never had formal training. Esther Parsons—with a degree in music theory and piano—has made a career out of melodies. Now the two, along with a hundred or so others who are 50 and older, regularly come together to share their love of song in a northern Colorado program designed for them. Singing for Seniors allows older people to sing for fun while reaping the physical and mental benefits of …

What To Do If Your Dog Barks At Others On Walks

What To Do If Your Dog Barks At Others On Walks

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family You’re walking your dog on a fine spring day, enjoying the exercise and the warmer weather, when your dog spots another dog walking straight toward you.  Your dog begins to bark, pulls at the leash, lunges for the other dog, acting as though he’s ready for a fight.  What do you do? From our observations of these situations, it seems many people don’t know what to do.  Many seem embarrassed by the behavior of their dogs; others laugh as if …

Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family Federal Emergency Management Agency is saying everyone is at risk for spring flooding, but too many people remain unprotected. Just a few inches of water can cause severe damage and threaten human wellbeing.   “Don’t be caught off guard,” said Morie Smile, AARP Colorado State Director. “Know the risks and take action to protect yourself, your family and your business before it’s too late.”   According to FEMA, you can reduce your risk by considering the following:   Prepare now: …

2014 National Consumer Protection Week Daily Tips!

2014 National Consumer Protection Week Daily Tips!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Home & Family Video #1-Foreign Lottery Scam Dave has some great advice on Lottery Scams helping to kick of National Consumer Protection Week!   Video #2-Check Fraud Scam Check out Dave with AARP ElderWatch talking about what a  Check Fraud Scam is for the National Consumer Protection Week.   Video #3-Grandparent Scam Grandparents, check out Nancy and her advice on not being taken advantage of with this popular scam!   Video #4-Free Lunch Scam Sandy has great advice on not getting scammed with …

Don’t Let Scammers Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Scammers Ruin Your Vacation

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

Home & Family We often dream about taking the perfect vacation, but scammers can turn those dreams into nightmares. Here are some travel-related scams to watch out for: Free Airline Tickets: you receive an email or a letter from a company that appears to be a legitimate airline, claiming that you’ve won two free roundtrip tickets. But to claim your “free” tickets, you must attend a seminar where high-pressure sales tactics are used to talk you into paying for membership in a travel …