AARP Offers Jazz Fest Discount

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Local Resources AARP members and their guests may receive discounted admission to the Winter Park Jazz Festival July 19 and 20 in Hideaway Park in Winter Park, Colo. All gates open at 10 a.m. Music starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m. on both days. Members may receive entrance for general admission at $35 and $55 for VIP. Regular priced general admission is $45 and VIP admission is regularly $65. That’s a $10 savings for AARP members and their guests. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Chamber Box …

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 …

Volunteers of America's Handyman Program Can Help Make Your Home Safe

Volunteers of America’s Handyman Program Can Help Make Your Home Safe

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Local Resources AARP would like to inform you of Volunteer’s of America Safety of Seniors Handyman Program.  This program is for low-income senior homeowners.  The cost of labor is always free.  The cost of material varies depending on client eligibility. Who qualifies?  Limited-income homeowners age 60 and older, residing in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties. Who helps?  All Volunteers of America Handymen are thoroughly screened and selected for their dedication to help our clients with handyman services.  …

Get free tax-prep help

Get free tax-prep help

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Local Resources This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Now in its 45thyear, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, is giving special attention to those 60 and older. Membership is not required and all ages may use this free service. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude for the 531 Colorado volunteers who have contributed to the success of AARP Foundation’s …

Do You Know How Your Pet Really Feels?

Do You Know How Your Pet Really Feels?

Posted on 11/12/2013 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Local Resources If you are a pet owner, how good do you think you are at spotting distress in your dog or cat?  Do you think you are fairly good at it – and better than anyone else, because you are more familiar with your pet’s behavior than anyone? A study recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior* examined the abilities of owners to detect distress in their dogs.  The researchers interviewed over 1,100 dog owners, and asked them what they …